There are THREE WAYS you can help me make this a big release:
1) Pick up a copy! Go ahead, for Kindle it's just five bucks!
2) Drop a sweet review of In Broad Daylight on Amazon or Goodreads. Do this only if you've already listened to the podcast or read a preview.
3) Help spread the word on social media! Spread links on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, etc. Rock and roll with me! Tell one person or fifty!
What else? Well, I'm holding a contest here all week (at least). Comment below to let me know which main character you'd like to see in the next book I write and/or tell me why YOU deserve a free, autographed copy of In Broad Daylight on your shelf. I'll be picking 3-5 winners soon!
Here's how you can order, thanks to Borderlands' own Jude Feldman.
Borderlands would be happy to set up your order for IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. The book is a trade paperback, and costs $14.95. Typically, an "autographed" book just has the author's signature, and an "inscribed" book is personalized in whatever fashion you wish and then signed by the author. (The price is the same for an unsigned, signed, or inscribed book, and Seth is happy to do inscriptions.) We will ship out copies just as soon as they've arrived and Seth has had a chance to sign them.
We just need to know the following from you: [READ ON]
FBI agent Jess Harding is called back to Anchorage when the savage serial killer she tracked five years ago resurfaces. The killer only strikes during Alaska’s light-filled summer nights, writing messages for all to see in the victims’ blood. The killer tips his hand this time, hiring a local thug to slash Harding’s palm in the same way that an isolated community of Russian Old Believers mark the wrongdoers in their clan. Harding gains the trust of one young woman who believes the killer may have been exiled from their village years ago. From a local sketch artist to the Interpol database, Harding races to identify a killer who has already set his sights on her. Harwood (Young Junius, 2010) has created a driven and believable protagonist. Unfortunately, the killer’s motivation is never adequately revealed, leaving the reader a little let down at the end of the pulse-pounding, climactic chase scene.
For some reason, they bolded the bold part themselves. So I guess that's the takeaway. I just tell everyone: "Harwood has created a drivenn and belivable protagonist." --Booklist and then leave it at that, right?
Hope you're ready to give it a kick-butt review once it's live on Amazon here on 5/7. Rocka! Preorders open now and autograph copy ordering coming SOON!
IBD Cover-click to enlargeHave I shown you the new cover for In Broad Daylight? No, well damn! Here it is! What do you think? Comment below and you'll be entered to win an ARC of the book way before it comes out on May 7th!! That's right!
But let's talk truth: today I'm here to announce the winner's of the Scott Sigler Royal MVP Turkey Text Free Book Giveaway for March 2013! On last week's episode of The MVP (you can check in at 4 min and 30 min if you want to jump right to him talking about me), No. 21, Scott talked up the new Thomas & Mercer releases of Young Junius and This Is Life, even offering up free copies of em in print! A bunch of folks entered by commenting there and... the winners are:
In other news, Publishers Weekly, the omnipresent trade mag of the review world, has weighed in on In Broad Daylight! "Diverting" they called it. See the full review after the break. -- And don't forget to comment here to be entered to win one copy of the IBD ARC! (who loves ya, baby?)
COMING SOON!In FallYeah. Wow. So today's news is BIG. And I've had to wait on it for a long time now. Then, last night PubMarketplace dropped the following (in deals/sales):
Seth Harwood's IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, about a smart, tough FBI Agent as she tracks a serial killer in Alaska, to Andrew Bartlett at Thomas & Mercer, plus the previously-published THIS IS LIFE and YOUNG JUNIUS, by Stacia Decker at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World).
Film rights to YOUNG JUNIUS, the story of a fourteen-year-old boy avenging his brother's murder in the housing projects of 1980s Boston, optioned by producer Daniel Wolfe, by Brooke Ehrlich of Brooke Ehrlich Artist Management.
FallWhat this means is that Thomas & Mercer (Amazon's crime imprint) will publish This Is Life, Young Junius and In Broad Daylight!! These will be available in both print and ebook format. Three books! It's looking like This Is Life and YJ will come this fall, likely October, with IBD to follow in the spring. And...
AND... And we've sold an option on Young Junius for FILM!!! As you'll see in the above video, Daniel Wolfe, an awesome up-and-coming director is definitely the man for this job. He loved the book, wanted the option, got it, and now we'll see where this leads. I've been really impressed with his work thus far, including this awesome video for Time To Dance by the Shoes (warning: NSFW, disturbing and awesome!) starring a famous actor you'll recognize immediately.
The timing here is entirely coincidental, but I also leave tomorrow morning for five weeks of vacation and writing! I'll be in southern France and Western Mass. Couldn't be more excited! Drop a comment and let me hear from ya!
We're also joined on the show by Sir Jimmy and the amazing teenaged novelist Spencer Brokaw! This kid will knock your socks off! Check out his website: Spencer Brokaw's Web Site and get your copy of The Impenetrable Spy right here. He wrote it when he was ten. Damn! How many ten year olds do you know who can spell Impenetrable!?!?!
Thanks to everybody for being on the show, especially to Paul Alves for putting it together. Enjoy!