Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton is the Online Book Club’s Book of the Day today, and people are downloading it like crazy. It rose to #308 out of over 1,800,000 free Kindle books. It is temporarily free for the duration of the sale. Pick it up now as I will be raising the price back tomorrow.
Just received my first batch of copies of my second Hell Holes book with the new cover. Nice to have books 1 and 2 match with both paperback and ebooks.
I’ve added a lot of information that is background for Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton.
I am trying my first significant advertising promotion today using Bargain Booksy. The ad for Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton is being emailed to approximately 107,000 members of Bargain Booksy, who have registered their interest in paranormal fantasy. The ad is also being displayed on their homepage and their fantasy page. Being my first purchased advertising campaign, I am naturally very interested in seeing how well it does. I only need about 40 sales to break even on the costs.
The Online Book Club uses its own four star rating scale: “Books are rated on a 1 to 4 scale (1 = bad, 2 = fair, 3 = good, 4 = excellent).” They just gave Hell Holes 2: What Lurks Below an official review of 4 stars (Excellent). The book is featured today (number 2 on the list) on their book reviews webpage. You can read the entire review here.
Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton was also featured today on the Paranormal Fantasy book tour associated with Brain to Books’ Indie Author Day on The Third Throne.
I am pleased to announce that Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton (Released June 1st) was hosted on the 2016 Brain to Books Science Fiction Book Tour today as part of the 2016 Indie Author Pride Day: on Right the Writer.
I had a great morning working on the last chapter of Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton. The first draft of the first 12 pages are now done and I have the rest of the chapter all blocked out. Another couple of weeks and I will definitely have it done. I’m starting to look for about twenty beta readers. Let me know if you’re interested. I’ve advertised on a couple of Facebook groups and will do the same on LinkedIn. It’s good to see it progressing after a couple of weeks of writer’s block.
The last week has been very bad from a writer’s block standpoint, at least as far as Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton is concerned. I especially hate it because I am so close to completing the book that I can taste it. But it hasn’t been a complete bust. I did do some research on the book. I also finished the short story “We Service All” as well as some work on this website. Anyway, the last chapter takes place at Eielson Air Force Base about 20 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. So instead of writing, I spent one evening using Google to see what I could find out about the base that might be useful background for the book. As usual, Google Maps was useful. While the base’s official website wasn’t very helpful, I did get the email address of their Public Affairs Office and sent them an email requesting a little help. Surprisingly, the best source I found on the the Air Force Base was actually a Russian site. Ironic.
The good news is that I just finished the draft of the next-to-last chapter of my book, Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton. It took much longer than planned due to foreign travel (Mexico City) and picking up a intestinal bug there that has had me off my game for nearly two weeks. I look forward to finishing the last chapter, doing another self edit, and then sending it off to my beta readers.