Guest Post - Jeremy Robinson Visits and Gives Away a Kindle!!

What's up, everybody? Your boy here today to introduce you to a good friend of mine, author Jeremy Robinson. Not only does Jeremey have a whole sack of great books you might like, but he's also the man who first published Jack Wakes Up way back when. Yep, he was the man behind Breakneck Books. So, that said, let's give Jeremy your eyeballs...

Welcome to Jeremy Robinson’s Great Kindle Giveaway and Blog Tour.

“Hurray for free Kindles!” you say, but who the hell is Jeremy Robinson? Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the author of eleven mixed genre novels, published in ten languages, including the popular fantasy YA series, THE LAST HUNTER, and the fast-paced Jack Sigler series (also known as Chess Team—not nearly as nerdy as it sounds), PULSE, INSTINCT and THRESHOLD from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. I’m the co-author of an expanding series novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse, which take place in the Chess Team universe. If that doesn’t wet your whistle, I’m also known as Jeremy Bishop, the #1 Amazon.com horror author of THE SENTINEL and the controversial novel, TORMENT. For more about me, or my books, visit www.jeremyrobinsononline.com.

I have watched for years as my fellow authors held online events called blog tours. Some would visit ten blogs. Others, as many as ninety. And every day they would bring something different, waxing eloquent about a multitude of topics. When I finally decided to have a blog tour of my own, and settled on doing each and every weekday in October, my first thought was, “This will be cool,” which was immediately followed up by, “Holy crap, I can’t think of something interesting to say twenty times in one month!” I can barely think of something worthwhile for my own blog just once a month. The solution is what follows; each blog participating in the tour could ask me ANY three questions. That means, if the subject matter bores you, I’m not to blame! Huzzah!

But fear not. There are other rewards for sloughing through the questions and answers. I’ll be giving away two Kindles to two randomly selected readers who sign up for my newsletter. Details on the giveaway can be found below. On to the Q&A!

1) Tell us about your new book: what it's about, what genre you'd call it.

The new book, written under my horror pen name, Jeremy Bishop, is THE SENTINEL. When a whaling ship and an anti-whaling ship collide and sink in the Arctic waters north of Greenland, the few survivors find themselves marooned on an island that has just recently been freed from the Arctic ice. As they fight to survive the horrible conditions, and a hungry polar bear, they discover the island’s other residents—the draugar—are waking up.

The draugar are cool because they’re the basis of all modern zombie AND vampire stories. They’re the original undead and feature aspects of both modern incarnations. So it’s pretty horrible, and scary. But THE SENTINEL is also very funny. The main character, Jane Harper, is very sarcastic and has some creative uses for four letter words. It’s really a fast-paced good time.

2) If you had to pick three favorite all-time crime writers, who would you pick and why?

This is a really hard question for one very glaring reason. I don’t read a lot of crime fiction. With my schedule, I don’t get to read a ton anyway, so when I do it’s usually books in my genres (creature/thriller/horror) so I can keep up with what’s happening and be inspired. I also tend to shy away from anything that could be real. Stories tend to infect my mind while I’m reading them and books that are true to life can really freak me out. I recently read THE SHEPHERD, a serial killer crime novel for my friend Ethan Cross. It’s one of the few crime stories I’ve read and it really did make me paranoid. I had trouble sleeping while reading it. I doubled checked the locks on the doors and all frikken windows every night. So, in a way, it’s a great book, but it the effect on my mind was profound. I think I’d also say that Lisa Gardner is a favorite crime author, but that’s mostly because she’s a nice lady and a fellow New Hampsherite. And of course, there’s this Seth Harwood guy, but I think the folks here know all about him. Hey, that was three!

3) If your book was a crime novel, how would you pitch it? What crime books does it remind you of?

In Broad Daylight - Episode 7

Harding and Martinez are back again to go after their man. Click here to download or listen now!

This week, I'm all about thanking you guys who helped out with the Kickstarter campaign and talking about my new venture into the eBook world with THIS IS LIFE on Kindle. I do my best to be concise, but you know how that generally goes. In any case, drop me a line and say hello, then go over to Kindle and grab up a copy of the eBook! You DO NOT need a Kindle to do it!

I have a new promo out here that podcasters can grab up for their usage!

The final tally on the Kickstarter campaign was $7,167, which is totally awesome! We rocked it, blasted it and made some serious waves! Sheesh, we practically got to the 200% funded mark! We really did this in an impressive fashion. So thank you! Next up for us to conquer is the Kindle Bestseller charts. So pitch in when you can, keep it criminal, and LET's DO THIS!  --yer boy, SH

You don't need a Kindle to Play!! THIS IS LIFE eBook Rush!

Kindle TILKindle TILHey hey! Thanks for coming over to SethHarwood.com! Word up.

You DO NOT need a Kindle to help support the release of THIS IS LIFE! If you don’t have one, you can grab up a FREE Kindle reader App for the web, your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Droid or whatever else you may have using this link: Free Kindle Apps of all Kinds.

The eBook is also available for Nook, iPad, and various other reading devices, but I’m happy to give you the epub file for these FREE if you purchase a copy on the Kindle format. Just return this email to me, say you want the epub file, and it’s yours! Because that’s how we do.

So go on, head over to get THIS IS LIFE here for $2.99, drop a review on it (or Facebook “Like” it) while you’re there, and you’ll have helped me climb the charts, bust some e-heads and grass-roots my way to literary stardom. Thank you very much!

Please go snap one up so I can make a climb up the Kindle bestsellers charts and gain more exposure on Amazon. As you know, Amazon exposure leads to sales and selling product is key, as Junius Ponds would say.


Thanks again!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 6

Offical TIL Cover (click to enlarge)Offical TIL Cover (click to enlarge)Right here, see the final version of the cover for THIS IS LIFE, featuring the blurb from award-winning author Tom Franklin:

"Seth Harwood is my favorite new American writer. I recommend this book, all his books, to you. You'll thank me. Just wait." You can hear Tom read an excerpt from his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, here. He was on CrimeWAV for episode 63!

So I'm pumped up about that. Then what's next? Click here to listen or download episode 6 of In Broad Daylight.

I'm feeling somewhat better this week, but still a little under the weather. Therefore, you'll hear me do a not so good job here of telling you about:

  • The end of the Kickstarter campaign: coming Saturday 10/8 at 9am Pacific/12 noon Eastern! If you're gonna get in, get on it! This will be your last chance to get JP2 paperback and hardcover in this special edition. 
  • We've totally rocked this project and so far have cleared almost $7k in funding! This is awesome and totally sets me up to fund what I need to do. More on that soon.
  • Next up in the grand project of going forward, is eBooks! THIS IS LIFE is available now on Kindle and we're ready to start rocking that. If you've got a Kindle, great! If not, you can get the Kindle App for your Mac, PC, iPhone, Smartphone or whatever here! Then go get it!

You want more?

Okay here's Shawna Yang Ryan talking about if what we did on Kickstarter is the future of Self-Publishing over at OpenCulture.com AND...

This week in promos features Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff's new eBook Transistor Rodeo! Read here to find out how you can win $50 from Amazon when you buy!

Also our friends at FlashPulp.com tell you about all the audio goodness you can grab up there too! Enjoy it!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 5

This is your new episode of In Broad Daylight. Click here to listen or download episode 5.

it's the slightly-tired and throat hurty version of this week's content with live features slightly muted. But what can you expect? Happens to us all once in a while.

Only 8 days left in the Kickstarter campaign! Get on it / Get in it / Get you some!

Hope you guys have been checking out Author Boot Camp for my recent posts on new trends and models in publishing.

In Broad Daylight - Episode 4

"...preparin' for tomorrow I do what I have to do..."  -Curtis Mayfield

So happy to have you guys back this week for episode 4. Click here to download now or listen to In Broad Daylight - 04

We've got a lot of awesome for you here this week: three new chapters, more shouts from the Kickstarter donors, a couple of awesome listener call-ins, a few fan and friend books to plug and the news that I'm featured this week on ScottSigler.com as well as Podiobooks!

So check it out. I'm so happy to have you back with me! If you haven't come over to the Kickstarter page yet, it's here for your eyes. Watch the video!

I also talk about the new podcast All Roads Lead to Blue Lake by Marc Vale. You can find it on Podiobooks here and at his site here.

My new friend Laurie Stevens has a new book out called The Dark Before Dawn. You can find it and more info about her here. Click on this link to preview the PDF.

What else? Last up is the hot news that Jess Harding has landed at Podiobooks.com! Woot! Go on over and drop an awesome rating when you have the chance. Thanks! See ya next week!

Interview for Your Ear-Piece!

D*Con Sigler PartyD*Con Sigler PartyHey guys, I'm here today with a fresh interview for you, conducted by my fellow podcaster John Mierau. You can find all of John's work here at johnmierau.wordpress.com He's the author of the Serving Worlds Anthology, Last Man Home, Harlan's Wake and Marked Men, among others. Check out his podcast Enemy Lines if you're looking for a hot place to start!

In this interview, we discuss the Kickstarter campaign, the changing face of publishing, podcasting as a means of raising fan interest, eBooks, and much more, including answering fan questions from Twitter! Click here to listen now or download this episode! Rock it, pump it, dig it, and I hope you enjoy!

True fans, you'll love how we crush publishing in this one!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 3

Oh, wow! We're getting further into the story with Jess Harding this week as she finds another woman's body in addition to her own name in blood on Samantha Parker's kitchen walls! Can you handle it?

Click here now to listen or download In Broad Daylight - Episode 3!

In addition to the fiction this week, I talk about the hardcore and unbelievably fast success of the Kickstarter Campaign to preorder THIS IS LIFE. You guys totally ROCKED it! We reached the $4k funding mark in just over 24 hours and now we're still rolling as we rock our way through $5k and on! All funds will go to plenty more free content here on the web and more books hitting the marketplace! So preorder your copy now! Don't think the campaign's over just because we reached our minimum level. Oh, no!Paper AND HardcoverPaper AND Hardcover

I just got the hardcover in the mail today and it looks AWESOME! I talk about that on the show, why it's so pricey and how much I want to make sure you get one into your hands. I also drop many names of the awesome donors who ponied up first to get theirs! And I'll go further in the list next week. 

Next week sometime, I'll have an interview that my man John Mireau conducted this week and then on Thursday the 4th episode of In Broad Daylight for you! This next one, oh yeah, it's gonna rock you!

 

Pre-Order THIS IS LIFE -- Available now!

actual coveractual coverHey peeps! Just a quick announcement to say that now is the time and this is the way to pre-order your print copy of THIS IS LIFE - A Jack Palms Novel.

You can order the book in either Hardcover or Paperback. The paperback's way more cost-friendly ($30 including postage) and still looks awesome! I LOVE mine and it looks great. Each of these copies will be signed, personalized and numbered.

So pop over here to the Kickstarter campaign and order yours today! We reached our funding level which means that the money definitely goes through, but that's not the cue to stop everything! This is still the only way to get this print copy of the book! Pick one up today and join us here in the Palms Family! We love ya!

Tom Franklin, author of the award-winning, best-selling Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter says, "Seth Harwood is my favorite new American writer.  I recommend this book, all his books, to you. You'll thank me. Just wait."

But you guys have already listened to the book and know. Pre-order now so you can read the revised, print edition and have a copy of this limited edition collector's run for your shelf!

In Broad Daylight Episode 2 - And Kickstarter Campaign is NOW LIVE!!

Preorders now live!Preorders now live!Here it is, folks: your EPISODE 2 of In Broad Daylight! Listen/download now. [Includes content from ep. 1.5]

But today's a HUGE day for another reason! As of right now, you can preorder your copies of THIS IS LIFE and help to fund future books from me to come out in the eBook and print marketplace. Today's the start of my Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for fixed costs to production. Want more info? Definitely! Check us out here at sethharwood.com/kick, your official home of the campaign.

Through this campaign, you can order:

  • Signed, numbered copies of THIS IS LIFE in paperback and hardcover
  • Get your name included in the acknowledgements of the book!
  • Appear in a book or a story
  • Advance copies of In Broad Daylight
  • Triad Death Match
  • A Long Way from Disney
  • AND... Jack Takes Off! That's right, it's the road trip book, finally coming your way!

So listen up to this week's episode, come visit the campaign page and get involved, tell your friends about it, Tweet it, Facebook it, all that Jazz!! Thank YOU for your support!

And let's enjoy this exciting day in the Jack Palms Nation!!

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