The "Bridle Path" recently started a five day free promotion at an amble and finished down the home strait at a gallop, with 5,000 copies being downloaded within the space of a twenty-four hour period. As always, much of this success can be attributed to my two hosts, Dan and Sean, and their common sense guide to marketing, "Can't Sell, Won't Sell." [Which is free from Smashwords]
There's a strong element of truth in the Bridle Path, though the battle over right of way was bloodier. Guns were involved and shots were fired. For a time, an area of the West Country became the Wild West Country. Ironically, the shooters belonged to an off-shoot (pun intended) of the church, who objected to locals using an ancient bridle path. Fortunately, no matter how loudly it’s shouted down, eventually right – or, in this instance, right of way – triumphs.
Matilda's story is gentler, with the bridle path leading to the bridal aisle. Along the way, a metamorphosis occurs: 'Tilly the Timid becomes Matilda the Magnificent, willing to take chances and live life.