a) KDP select was due to run out on "A Ripple in Time", and
b) a free promotion would tie in with the anniversary of the Titanic's sinking.
"A Ripple in Time" isn't solely about the Titanic tragedy, but hopes to explore a biblical phrase that intrigues me:
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (King James Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:12)
In other words: "Bad stuff happens to good people, only God knows why, but one day, we might get to see the whole picture."
In "The Magician's Nephew" (C S Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia) Aslan tells Digory that had he stolen an apple from the "Tree of Life", rather than received one as a gift, his mother would have made a recovery from terminal illness, but in days and years to come, they would both look back and think it better "she had died." Strong stuff in a children's book – but Lewis's own mother died when he was very young, and in later years, the love of his life, the American Joy Gresham, also died far too young. If I could turn back the years, I'd haunt Lewis until he granted me an interview: but keep to the rule laid down by Dr Who and his tardis gang: – no tampering with pivotal moments in time.
"A Ripple in Time" free to download from Sunday 14th March to Thursday 18th March.