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So, I’ve got a new book coming, hoping to get it out in time for Christmas, but I wanted all of you to be able to get a sneaky look at it first. If you’d like to give it a whirl, please get in touch at email@example.com and let me know. All I ask is that you let me know if you spot any mistakes—especially anything that sounds British rather than American.
Anywho, I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you all enjoy the new book.
Today, Suddenly Astronaut has gone live. I want to say a big thank-you to everyone who helped me and supported me in the run-up to the launch—it’s been great to get your feedback and make it what it is.
Suddenly Astronaut is available for the low, low price of $0.99 here, so please tell your friends and family—it’ll be a great Christmas read!
If you read it or have already read it, I’d really appreciate a review on Amazon.com as well. They help immensely—I can’t do without them. You can do that here.
Thank you all again, and I hope you all enjoy the holidays.
In a week’s time, my latest novel, Suddenly Astronaut, will be available for sale. Here’s the blurb:
“Ben sat in the single seat at the front of the craft. Beyond it was the instrument panel, and beyond that, thick windows that looked out into the blackness of space.”
Benjamin Forrest is about to celebrate his 13th birthday 365 million miles from Earth. He lives on board the Jove orbital research platform circling Jupiter with his parents and forty-nine other families. He’s lived there his entire life.
But this birthday will be no ordinary birthday, because Ben will finally get to fulfil his dream of flying free of the station, on an external tour in a service tug with best friend and station computer, Tom.
What Ben doesn’t know is that his dream of flying free is about to become a lot more real than he ever expected. An incredible journey is about to begin!
Thank you to all those who’ve supported me in the launch of ‘Suddenly Astronaut’. It’s been a crazy year, and I’m glad to see it end with a bang.
If you’d like to pre-order ‘Suddenly Astronaut’ for just $0.99, you can do so here.
I hope you all enjoy it.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and that’s because I’ve been busy. Now that’s all coming to an end with the final touches being put on my latest novel, I’d like to give you all the opportunity to get access to it ahead of everyone else.
My new novel is a young adult adventure about a nearly thirteen-year-old boy called Ben Forrest who has lived all his life on board the Jove orbital research platform circling Jupiter. He’s a smart kid, and best friends with a computer named Tom, however his spirit and resolve are put to the ultimate test when … well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves.
If you’d like to read my new book ahead of time and for free, I’d like to ask something in return. If you spot any errors—like typos, plot holes, grammatical mistakes, that sort of thing—I’d be grateful if you could let me know. And once you’ve finished, I’d be thrilled if you wouldn’t mind leaving a review as well. I’ll provide the link for that later.
So, if you want the opportunity to go on an adventure with Ben before anyone else, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘New Book’ in the subject line or body, and I’ll send it over to you.
Thank you all, and I hope you enjoy my latest novel.
It’s been over four months since New York Deep was published, and it’s absolutely flown by. I don’t think I’ve ever been so anxious! But, thanks to you, it’s done pretty well. The reviews are mostly positive, people seem to like it—what more can a guy want from a book?
Well, how about an audiobook? Yep, that’s coming out on April 28th. Looking forward to that! To celebrate, I’m giving all of you that haven’t yet had the chance to read New York Deep yet the opportunity to read it for free. You can win it—and a bunch of other sci-fi books—here.
Next on the horizon is something different from me—a young adult book. I’m hoping it’ll be a great read for adults too, but to give you the gist, it’s about a kid who lives on board a faraway space station with his parents and 50 other families. Got any thoughts on anything you’d like to see in it? Let me know!
Check me out! I’ll be doing a live interview tomorrow (Sunday 19th March) with the guys over at Keystroke Medium, and I’d love you all to join me and see what a doofus I really am… All you need to do is click the following link at 2:00pm GMT (10:00am EDT) tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWiIjpEjZiI
If you have any questions you’d like to ask, either leave a message here or fire one across to Keystroke Medium (http://keystrokemedium.podbean.com)
See you all then!
I hope you all had a great holiday! Remind me never to book a launch during the festive season again . . . the constant fretting made relaxing and enjoying the break pretty hard . . .!
Anyway, not to worry, because New York Deep has settled into a nice groove coming into 2017, and I wanted to thank you all for reading and reviewing it to help get it to where it is. Where it goes next, I don’t know, but I’m feeling positive about it. The launch so far has been more promising than Vessel’s, which did pretty well, so here’s hoping it’ll continue to be good.
What’s coming next? I have a few ideas . . . you’ll soon get to see what I’ve got planned!
Thank you all again, and best wishes for 2017.