Well, my 3 month term with Amazon’s KDP Select is over. While I’ve given away a lot of free Kindle books [which gave me a lot of exposure], I’m not sure that trading exclusivity with the world’s largest e-retailer was worth sacrificing a broader distribution base. Fortunately, I’m now free to explore other options.
Johnny Came Home is still available on Amazon, but now that I’ve dropped KDP Select I’ve uploaded it to Smashwords.
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The Mayan Long Calendar ends on December 21, 2012 and everyone’s seeing that as a sign of an impending Apocalypse. Well, not everyone. The Mayans were actually looking forward to it as something of a Golden Age per some scholars.
In any case, Christians need not fear this hocus pocus. Jesus adamantly stated even He didn’t know the day nor hour of His Return, only the Father alone – and certainly no man! [Matthew 24:36] That includes Nostradamus, the Mayans and anybody else who may be predicting a date for the End of Days. In fact, I can confidently state that if a particular sect, movement, religion or person gives you a date for the return of Christ or the End of Days, they’re a cult. Period. Avoid them.
But what are we to make of the end of the Mayan Calendar then? I dunno. I just want to point out that my calendar ends every year and, well, I just buy a new one and nothing happens. No Doomsday. No Golden Age. So I think it will prove to be nothing of consequence. At least, I hope so. There are always some nutjobs who try to make things happen…
In any case, if you’ve decided to stay indoors this December 21, 2012, know that I was thinking of you when I decided to offer Johnny Came Home for free on Kindle one last time. This “A Good Book for the End of the World” special starts at roughly midnite Pacific Standard Time on December 20, 2012 and extends right on through December 21, 2012 until about 11:59 PM PST.
It’s a great book, and I’m not the only one who thinks so! Reviewers are calling it action-packed from start to finish, that it was hard to put down and that they can’t wait for the sequel. More than one has commented that the characters are well-developed and believable, and that the book includes Biblical truth without being preachy. You’re gonna love it!
So over the next two days, while you’re waiting around to see if our world ends, get your free Kindle copy of Johnny Came Home and see how John Lazarus saves his!
Here’s the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Came-Lazarus-Adventure-ebook/dp/B009K51P8C/
Starting now, you can read excerpts of Johnny Came Home and John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich at http://wattpad.com/TonyBreeden.
The Johnny Came Home preview covers the first 5 1/2 chapters of the book… just enough whet your appetite for the whole thing, but just enough to see why reviewers are calling it action-packed and saying that they couldn’t put it down and that they can’t wait for the sequel. Of course, you can purchase your copy of Johnny Came Home at Amazon today for Kindle or as a trade paperback.
The 2 chapter sneak peak at the sequel, John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich, was previously only available to purchasers of the Second Edition of Johnny Came Home. We couldn’t wait to let everybody see what’s coming early in 2013!
We chose WattPad because it allows you to read the book excerpts chapter-by-chapter, as you would a book. It also allows you to give us feedback!
Speaking of which, if you’ve already purchased Johnny Came Home and enjoyed it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon!
Though I’ve been working hard on writing the sequel to Johnny Came Home and on making a few revisions to the first novel [which will include an excerpt from John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich], I managed to carve out some time last night to work on the book cover for the newest John Lazarus Adventure. We’re still beta testing the cover titles, but the artwork is pretty much identical to what the final cover will look like.
And just for kicks, here’s the teaser from the back cover:
“One year after John Lazarus returns to Midwich, questions still linger. Is he human? Something more? The events of last year taught him that someone is trying to start a war between super-powered humans and the rest of humanity, but he has no idea how vast the conspiracy stretches. Or who he can trust.
As the world discovers the presence of super-powered humans, battle lines are drawn and sides are chosen. Johnny will need the help of a team of heroes to avert the coming world war. But will it be enough?
Find out more in John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich, the thrilling sequel to Johnny Came Home.
Legends arise. Dark forces gather. Heroes unite.”