It's an exciting week in indie publishing. Well, exciting for me, and exciting for you readers if you like to read great fiction at great prices and be eligible for a couple of giveaways! No pithy words on craft this week as I'm traveling across the province to a developmental editing course today, and will be sure to do a post about it next week. It looks very literary so I am expecting to have to go deep into my writing. So just a post about some great books for you to check out!
Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist
So first up, my novel Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist is now live on Amazon. If you requested an ARC and can leave me a review, I would so appreciate it. Sending your thoughts directly to me is also okay, and thanks so much for taking the time to read. The paperback copy is coming in a few weeks. Initial feedback is good. If you like funny, romantic novels that have environmental dementors, chickens, and a zany cast of small town characters, Confessions is for you.
Second, Michael Bunker's Brother, Frankenstein is on sale this week only at 99 cents. This is a fantastic deal and you should go and pick this book up.
Body of a killer, mind of a child, heart of a hero…
When a troubled scientist – trying to save a young boy, and maybe himself – steals the dying child of a simple Amish couple and transplants the brain and cardiovascular system of their 11-year-old autistic son into an incredibly lethal DARPA robot, the dark forces of government come looking for their investment.Dr. Alexander and the monster escape into an Amish community to hide among the plain folk while Frank, the boy trapped inside the body of the world’s deadliest robot, learns how to leave the world of autism and understand what it means to be human and Amish.
Tensions arise as the Amish begin to suspect just what kind of technological monstrosity is hiding among them, and before long, hard men who do the government’s most dirty deeds will arrive looking for a killing machine… only to find a boy named Frank who has the power to defend a closed society from the worst of the world.
Praise for Brother, Frankenstein
“Brother, Frankenstein is Michael Bunker at his best. He just keeps getting better.” ~ Ernie Lindsey, USA Today Bestselling Author of Sara’s Game and Skynoise.
“I just finished beta reading Michael Bunker’s new heartbreakingly awesome novel and I have this to say: Hugo Material.” ~ Nick Cole, bestselling author of Old Man and the Wasteland and Soda Pop Soldier.
“Brother, Frankenstein is Michael Bunker’s finest work yet. A novel for both the heart and the brain. The best book I’ve read this year.” ~ David Gatewood, Editor of Synchronic and Tales of Tinfoil.
From my perspective, Michael's writing is always fresh, different and gripping, and the 130 reviews of Brother, Frankenstein support my opinion! Michael is also super supportive of up and coming indie writers and the indie industry as a whole. You can't find a better person, or a better writer.
I will be giving away a signed paperback copy of Brother, Frankenstein, AND a review of your manuscript by either Michael or Nick Cole (you get to pick which one does the review) early next week. The email with the sign-up buttons will be going out to my mailing list on Sunday. There will be no requirements for entry. Just hit the buttons (or email me if they don't work for you) and your name will be entered in the draws. Another great bonus for being part of my mailing list.
Tales of B-Company
Joining with Michael in his release is my friend Chris Pourteau, who has just released the omnibus version of Tales of B-Company, which is also on sale this week for 99 cents. Tales of B-Company takes place in Michael Bunker's fictional world of Pennsylvania. Pourteau is rapidly gaining a reputation for exceptional military sci-fi, so if that is your thing, get a copy now while it's on sale.
I think Chris is a great writer and I loved his Tales of B-Company stories.
A Taste of Tomorrow 2
If that isn't all enough, my novel In the Shadows of the Mosquito Constellation, is included in the A Taste of Tomorrow 2 boxed set, which launched TODAY. In this boxed set, you get nine novels for 1.99. It is an incredible bargain and features works from some of today's hottest indie authors. It includes:
The Last Pilgrims by Michael Bunker
The Rain by Joseph Turkot
Clay by Tony Bertauski
The Dark and Sure Descent by Saul Tanpepper
Red King by Nick Cole
In the Shadows of the Mosquito Constellation by Jennifer Ellis
Rules of Force by Steve Statham
The Fourth Sage by Stefan Bolz
Virus Apocalypse by Alex Myers
Don't miss out on this opportunity. This is your summer (and fall) reading all in one bundle.
Okay I'd best be off for my editing course. If you want the opportunity to be included in draws, receive ARCs, and get a copy of my free guide to indie publishing Down the Indie Road, make sure you are signed up for my mailing list.