John Brown has released his second fantasy novel, Curse of a Dark God. If you can’t wait I’ve already got it linked off to the left as the book of the week, but we are going to Book Bomb it on Amazon on the 9th to bump it up as much as possible.
John will also be putting the first book in the series on sale if you want to try it out too.
Why am I Book Bombing John? Well, first off he’s a friend. We started out about the same time and toured around America together signing books. John was signed with a major publishing house at the time. His first book is excellent. I mean seriously, the dude has skills. The only thing anybody complained about in the first book were changes his editor told him to make.
But second reason, John got yanked around by his publisher. He tried to turn in the sequel, but then they made him change most of the book (and it was already really good). So he did. Then they made him change the things they didn’t tell him to change the first time. By this point my second and third books have come out. (and for the record, it wasn’t just me, but the EBR guys had also read that draft and thought it was a great book as it stood) Then he made the changes, and they told him to cut it from something like 235,000 words to 150,000 words. Okay… So he did. Then add all that other stuff back. At this point my sixth and seventh books have come out and he’s still getting the editorial run around, and the market has already forgotten about his first book.
So John said screw it, and got his rights back. Now he is finally able to get his 2nd and 3rd fantasy novels out there in the shape he wanted them to be in. (he also wrote the thriller Bad Penny, which is awesome, and was Book Bombed here last year).
So Tuesday the 9th, we’re going to see how high we can get book 1 and book 2 up on the Amazon bestseller lists.