BOOK BOMB! Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian

It is BOOK BOMB time!

For those of you new to Book Bombs, I pick a book that I think my fans will like, with an author that could use a publicity boost.  The goal is to get as many people as possible to buy that author’s book on the same day. The more books sold, the higher it gets in the rankings, the more new people see it. If it is something that you would be interested in reading anyway, getting it the same day as a bunch of other folks pushes it up in the ratings, which means more publicity, exposure, and new fans. Success breeds success, and a good Book Bomb can get an author hundreds of new fans. We steer people toward Amazon for this because it is big, has lots of eyes on it, and has an constantly updating sales rank, but if you prefer to purchase somewhere else go for it, because the most important thing is that the author GETS PAID.

So please spread the word and tell your friends.

Trial of Intentions

This month’s Book Bomb is for Peter Orullian’s Trial of Intentions

EDIT (originally I was using the wrong link to a 3rd party seller with the old hard back, the link now goes to the regular paperback and ebook)

I’ve known Peter for many years. The first time I met him was when I was drafted to be Jim Minz and Graham Joyce’s designated driver at a con, so that Jim could expose a Brit to the margarita (long story). But I ended up meeting Peter, and I’ve liked the guy ever since.

Peter is good friends with my old accounting assistant/replacement Steve Diamond, and Steve is one of Peter’s alpha readers. It was Steve that recommended I read this. It is really solid. Terry Brooks is also one of Peter’s mentors. So that’s pretty nifty.

My favorite Peter Orullian moment was at the now infamous Salt Lake ComicCon Fiasco game with Jim Butcher, Kitty Krell, Chuck Gannon, Alan Bahr, Steve Diamond, and me (as the magnificent Krasnov!) Where Peter played a New Jersey arsonist named Rocko… It was one of the goofiest, silliest, most memorable RPGs I’ve ever played in. And after Rocko’s heartfelt monologue about arson, murder, flame throwers, ball gags, and using a rabid raccoon as a murder weapon, every author involved spent the rest of the con shouting THAT’S HOW WINNIN’ GETS DONE at each other in our best Rocko voice every time we saw each other. Including on panels across crowded rooms.

That is the power of Peter Orullian. He also has the most magnificent rock star hair of any writer (sorry Jim, you are 2nd).

This is his second novel set in this world, but he wrote it so that people could read it first. His books have done okay, but he’s a talented storyteller, and I think he could really use a boost. So please spread the word and tell your friends.

I’m posting this tonight because Amazon has put into place about a 12 hour delay before sales start to register on their best seller lists. I’ll be updating the sales ranks throughout the day to see how we do. To start we are at:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)


EDIT: Good morning. The original link was to the old hardcover, now it goes to the paperback and ebook.
As of right now we are already moving up.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)


EDIT: Lunch hour update! We’re still climbing.  If this follows the pattern of previous BBs we should hit our high sometime tonight around midnight.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,926 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: Night time update:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: The next morning

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Charity Red Shirting Update
Charity Update and BOOK BOMB starts tonight
John Overath

Provided links seem to be to a used hard cover copy of the book. I went ahead and bought the Kindle version from here:

(jack here- shortened the URL)


Larry, the link you provided lists a hardcover from a 3rd party selling it at twice what Amazon is selling it for. The link from John Overath has the correct prices.

Anthony Pacheco

Hi Larry, the link goes to the wrong place. There seems to be a version of the hardcover that is not linked to any of the other editions, and one that is linked to the other formats. This link goes to the dead-end route.


Unless there are multiple Peter Orullians running around writing fantasy novels, it’s worth noting that he has magnificent rock star hair because he’s an actual rock star. I only know this because I was involved a few years ago in a multi-vehicle chain reaction collision in which one of the drivers was the drummer for a band he was involved with for a short time.

It’s a small world after all!


Link fixed to mass paperback version- thanks, guys!

Alan Matthews

says only 3 left in mass market paperback. Current time 7:59 am EST

Doug Northcote

I hate starting a story in the middle. That would be like starting the MHI series at “Alpha” which would be horrible of course. (Though its still close to my favorite of the MHI books, just love the storys of Earl kicking butt and not taking names)

From the reviews on Amazon, the Unremembered is excellent as well and as I said above. I’ll just have to buy both instead. Reviews/rating of course once I’ve read them. Man I gotta work on that book feed queue…

Steve schmekel

I agree if you’re gonna start a series may as well get them all lol. And the series sounds really good.


I approve, Doug!


Wow, he was right. You do have some pretty great hair, Peter.


Thanks! I’ve always hated my hair being cut. The day I outgrew my mother, I stopped cutting my hair. 🙂

Doug Northcote

I thought you might approve of that Peter 😀 Great thing about the Book Bombs is how many good books Larry finds for us.

Dang Crack dealers.

Man I gotta save money for ammo and magazines and and and stuff. But nope he’s making me buy books.

I would never comment on your hair other than the voice of envy. And the fact that mine is running away as fast as my 1.1 year old daughter is growing hers.


Emboughten it for my kindle.

Kindle count’s too, right?

Doug Northcote

Pretty darn sure (99.9998%) they count yes, Hereogar. If they don’t count, that would be sad face for sure.


I was all set to buy in.
Then I saw that Tor was the publisher.
They’re not getting one single cent of my money. I apologize for that being to your detriment, but I do not choose to do business with organisations that openly despise me.

Birthday girl

Well, unfortunately for both me and the author, I won’t be buying. Strike One – no KULL. Strike Two – ebook at $9.99 are you freaking kidding me. Strike Three – Tor Inc, oh I see. Tell your buddy I’m sorry for his sake, but not sorry enough.


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Unfortunately for me, already bought it.