Continuing with the rolling Assassin Without a Name sale, this week Night of Zealotry is free on Amazon. The sale runs from 9/11 – 9/15.
Night of Zealotry is really where the series begins to pick up the larger story. Consider Fine Wine and Killing the Dead introductory pieces. Still worthwhile reads, of course, especially if you got them for free as part of this promo, but I really start to entangle our witty assassin starting with this story. It’s longer than the first two tales, coming in at around 15,000 words or 60 pages (Amazon says 40; I use the standard 250 words/page to make my determination). You’ll be introduced to the Jakaree, the Warders, and the Progressives (read The Goddard Affair to find out more about them). Oh, of course, there’s also Elizabeth West, with whom our witty assassin was once involved. Liz brings a new set of skills to the table and a strong female presence, which readers have come to enjoy in my writing.
This should go without saying by now, but look for the next Assassin Without a Name story, The Goddard Affair, to go free this time next week. In the meantime, go download Night of Zealotry, give it a read, and (always appreciated) review it on Amazon, Goodreads, or your favorite web site.
Oh, one last thing. Remember to sign-up for my mailing list and I’ll send you the next, currently in-progress story, Thief’s Gambit, when it’s ready.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for reading.
Side note: I’m also running a sale on The Five Elements. It’s just 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time.
As I not so subtly hinted at last week, Killing the Dead, the second Assassin Without a Name story, is now free on Amazon until 9/8.
The story is currently #1 in the SF/F – Kindle Short Read category and #833 overall.
Want to help push it a little further? Go download a free copy. Read it. Review it. Contact me with feedback to let me know if you like the series or not. Sign-up for my mailing list and I’ll send you the next, currently in-progress story, Thief’s Gambit, when it’s ready.
Then, this time next week, look for the next story in the series, Night of Zealotry, to come up free.
Side note: I’m also running a sale on The Five Elements and The Hall of the Wood. Each is 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time.
#ImmerseOrDie strapped on The Five Elements, by Scott Marlowe, and got rocketed across the finish line
Jefferson Smith of the Creativity Hacker web site threw down the gauntlet for indie books: Submit a novel to him and he’ll attempt to take it through a 40 minute reading session on his tread mill. Each entry is allowed three immersion breaking occurrences. Break immersion for the reader more than that, and Jefferson stops reading, the final time is recorded, and it’s time to write up a fair, brutally honest critique highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I took Jefferson’s challenge, submitting The Five Elements. As you can see from the graphic above, The Five Elements survived! I encourage you to see what Jefferson has to say about the book.
I encourage every independent author to seek out these sorts of opportunities. There’s no better feedback than the unbiased opinion of others. There’s always a moment of fear or nervousness, but you have to lay it on the line in this business. Putting stuff out there that you’ve written is what separates a writer from an author. If you decide to accept the challenge, good luck!
Fine Wine, the first in my Assassin Without a Name series, wraps up a week-long free run today on Amazon. That means if you want a zero barrier-to-entry way into this series of short story to novella length tales, then today is the day.
Download here, read it, review it, then, in about a week, look for another similar offer on the next in the series, Killing the Dead (yes, that’s a subtle hint).
I’m selling some of my titles direct now.
To help kick off this new initiative, I’m offering the first two Alchemancer novels, The Five Elements and The Nullification Engine, as a bundle which you can get for 50% off the direct bundle price of $4.99. Fifty percent off brings the price down to $2.49.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, take a look at my novels page, click on the “Buy Now” button under the Alchemancer bundle, then enter “50off” during checkout. It should show you the strikeout price of $4.99 marked down to $2.49 before you actually enter payment information.