Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Gladius” and Other Promotions

Gladius2CoverThis week’s Smashword’s coupon is for “Gladius”:

What security is there in the loyalty of slaves?

Gladius has served his Betelgeusean owners faithfully since he was first abducted from Taurus, but he’s about to find out that loyalty isn’t always a two way street, and not all slaves are willing to settle for their lot. Maybe he’s not as bull-headed as he appears.

I’m not quite sure how “Gladius” wound up where it ended – the original story was to have something to do with virtual reality and infectious ideas, but then the virtual coliseum shifted to being the actual reality, a place where various races had been taken as slaves by a master alien culture and forced to fight each other. I like to think that the human thirst for freedom has a truly UNIVERSAL appeal, and that fellow slaves would ultimately choose to join against a common oppressor.

Use coupon code WT63N to get 67% off the cover price at Smashwords (that’s only 99-cents – such a deal!) – it’s good until August 20th. Here’s the link:

“Gladius” is also available in the collection – More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.


“The Scent of the Crime” will start its preorder campaign later today – stay tuned.


William Mangieri’s writing, including his latest publication “Obsolete”, can be found in many places, including:
• Smashwords:
• His Amazon Author page:
• Barnes & Noble:
• Createspace (if you prefer physical books):

• His site on WordPress:
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at:
• His Goodreads author page:
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri



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