Awesome Fantasy Book needs your vote … now use your vote wisely (remember Brexit and Trump!)

My book Blood On Borrowed Wings has been nominated for a prestigious March / April Group read.

It’s on Goodreads in the ‘Grimdark Fantasy’ Group.

Please follow the link below to vote in the poll – it would really help book sales, exposure and help me out massively.

Vote for my book on Goodreads here.

In a world where so many imbalances can be caused by a  misused vote, please take a minute to do something positive. It won’t change the world – but for just a  moment of your time, it might change mine.

Thanks for reading.

D

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Not troubling ‘Game of Thrones’ yet.

It is 6 months since my novel ‘Blood On Borrowed Wings’ went live on the Amazon store and I thought I would let everyone know how it is going.

Click here for a link to my ebook on Amazon

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I have shifted 350 copies and had 23000 pages read through the Kindle subscription service too.

I know sales don’t seem especially high – I am not troubling any bestsellers lists – but for the genre it ranked at 11th best selling at one point and it has far exceeded my hopes on how many people would invest their time (and money) on reading it. The feedback has been great too. The paying public do not write reviews often, but the reviews I have received have been positive, honest and encouraging.

This coupled with my lack of marketing budget and ineptitude on social media, means any sales at all are minor miracles to me.

I would really like to thank everyone who has supported me so far with reviews, interest, social media shares and plain old ‘Can ya get a shift on and write book 2?’

And can I ask 3 things

  1. If you have bought it and / or read it – please leave a review on Amazon, it really does help with sales.
  2. If you haven’t bought it – buy it, it is a great summer read.
  3. Share it with as many people you can to help give me a chance. When I hit 500 sales I will be putting a proposal together for agents and publishing houses.

If anyone out there would like a free copy, please let me know and I would happily exchange one for an honest review.

Thanks Bloggers and followers.

(Book 2 is on it’s way, stop going on about it!!)

 

D

Help! Pick my book cover – quick vote now.

pierluigi 2nd draft coverCOVER (A)

pierluigi 3rd draft coverCOVER (B)

Please Vote for your favourite cover below. If you have any comments on how it can be improved, please let me know.

My book is a dark sci-fi thriller called Blood on Borrowed Wings.

The cover has been done by a very talented and generous artist (his copyright) who has asked me what I think. The problem is…I like them both and am not sure what, if anything, to change. So please let me know.

Come on WordPress and Facebook – do your magic thang.

Thanks

Daz

Linking WordPress to Kindle – Help

Anyone have any ideas on how best to put a link on your Blog to your book on Kindle?

Any way I could have a picture or fancy graphic that when clicked on would lead to my book?

I am not technically gifted (as you may have guessed) but am keen to make the most of my blog to try and raise the profile of my work when I release it.
Soon.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thank you for reading.

10 Second feedback. Ready. Steady….

Think you could give me 10 second feedback?

I have had some great bloggers give me their help with my synopsis so I thought I would bite the bullet and put it out there. Warts and all.
Please read the below, take 10 seconds to reflect, then scribble down what you think quickly and send a comment. It’s only my 37th draft, so please let fly and help me make it the best it can be.
And I’d be happy to return the favour anytime. Anyways, going to quit stalling. Here you go.

BLOOD ON BORROWED WINGS – A SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER.

Stay low. Keep moving.

After Drake Theron ditches his wings and military brothers, he turns mercenary to forget a horrific battle where so much more than lives were lost.

When women start disappearing from the Angelbrawl Arena, Drake is hired to stop the loss of life and profit. He thinks it is just another job. Business. But it turns into something far more sinister and personal when he is abducted together with the beautiful woman he is trying to protect.
He is drawn into a conspiracy that stretches from the acrid stench of the neon Lowlands slums to Nimbus City and the very top of society. On the run, betrayed by friends, used by his enemies and hunted by black-winged assassins, Drake has to confront his past and do the worst thing imaginable to survive: ask for help.

Blood on Borrowed Wings is science fiction noir. A fast-paced original thriller full of twists, fists and feathers. It is set on Nimbus, a future Earth, a world divided, where the powerful and evil dominate the skies…and not only birds have wings.

END

Now pause to reflect. 10 secs. Then vomit down what you think, ’cause I do need your help. Really!
Thank you.

Daz

Thanks for your help so far to:


The Best First page you have ever read?

First impressions count.

And, like it or not, people will consider whether or not they will like your work just by reading the first few lines.

With that in mind I would like to ask you Who wrote your favourite opening to a book / best first line?

I like Stephen King’s ‘The Body’ (Stand By Me) and Neil Gaiman ‘The Graveyard.’
Something about those two stories that means you have to carry on reading.

Interested in your comments.

It was the best of blogs, it was the worst of blogs…