Celebration – 400th Sale

Today, I’m celebrating the 400th sale so far this year of Hell Holes: What Lurks Below. I had a big jump in October and early November due to an ad placed with ManyBooks. I am also going to have a 2-week book tour with Ultimate Fantasy Books in early December, and with any luck, I’ll break 500 by the end of the year. This is definitely the most popular book I’ve ever written, and interest has definitely made me feel good about writing fiction again after so many decades.

Paperback Temporarily Unavailable on Amazon

I just uploaded the newest edition of Hell Holes: What Lurks Below to both CreateSpace (Amazon) and IngramSpark (used by libraries). Both have passed initial automatic validation and are waiting on final human validation, which will occur sometime in the next 24-48 hours. Once approved, the paperback version will be available again.

The Kindle and Smashword versions are now updated.

In the mean time, the book is available in paperback from CreateSpace.

Another Author Review of Hell Holes 1: What Lurks Below

Today, I received a second 5 star Amazon review by another author:

A Unique Action/Adventure Story (5 Stars)

By DMReader on August 25, 2016 (Original Amazon Review)

Hell Holes: What Lurks Below is a quick, enjoyable read. Full of action and fraught with danger, the story moves at a steady pace throughout. Action scenes are well done, keeping you on the edge of your seat. The array of demons the author has created are well developed, scary, and unique. The demons (and the hell holes) provide an interesting and original premise. I won’t divulge any spoilers, but one character has very different and unexpected talents. If you enjoy action/adventure stories but are tired of the same old threats, this is a book you should pick up.

Dave Robertson, Author of Strange Hunting, Strange Hunting II, and The Brave and The Dead

Urban Fantasy? Science Fantasy? (5 Stars)

By AngryGnome on February 27, 2016 (Original Amazon Review)

A big surprise. Even though the premise is spelled out during the Prologue, what followed was consistently surprising, and constantly gripping. Furthermore, the underlying science that is described here is very well presented. Not overly didactic, but adding an interesting and useful dimension which helps add credibility to the story as a whole.

The book is short, which is probably my only gripe. I got ‘into’ it quickly, and I enjoyed my time in Firesmith’s world. I did not want to leave. Given that there appears to be more to follow, I have something to look forward to and will certainly keep an eye out for a sequel.

Urban Fantasy? Science Fantasy? I’m not sure how to label it. But whatever it is, I really got a kick out of it, and would happily come back for more. Recommended.

MJ Kobernus, Author of The Guardian: Blood in the Sand