Friday, December 08, 2017

Want to Surprise a Writer for Christmas?

Got 99 cents?

You can surprise a writer this Christmas and put a smile on her face. How? By buying one of his ebooks. 

But not just any book. 

Look for one that's ranked north of 1 million. Spending 99 cents (cheap!) you can make that book jump in rankings and surprise a writer.

Here are a few suggestions (none of them mine! but feel free to find them on your own ;) ...


Alienated by Milo James Fowler. As of this blog post, ranked #1,125,810.

Here's the blurb: 

Alienated collects 5 speculative fiction stories:

"Insight" - A sculptor is able to see beyond our reality, but can she control her insatiable desires?

"In His Eyes" - On a farm in the distant future, an unwelcome visitor appears in the middle of a thunderstorm.

"Reverie" - Speech is the first sign of rebellion in a hive of highly evolved telepaths.

"Mo's" - The only racism that exists in this alternate history is between Humans and Greys.

"Doppelgänger Mine" - A man is stalked by his horrifying double. In the end, only one of them can survive.

(Note: I published "Mo's" when I edited ResAliens Zine and thought it very good.)


Street Fox by C.J. Brightley. As of this blog post, ranked #1,050,808.

Here's the blurb:

A boy learns heroes still exist.

This is a short story set in the world of the series Erdemen Honor. It is a prequel/introduction to an upcoming novel and takes place several generations after The King's Sword. It is 6166 words.

(Note: Here's my review on Goodreads.)


Okay, one more, but you get the idea. Find a story ranked north of 2 million for bonus smiles!

Desperate to Escape by Thomas Robins. As of this blog post, ranked #1,995,996.

Here's the blurb:

Everyone feels the need to get away, but some reasons are better than others. 

Desperate to Escape is the parallel story of Ineeka's struggle as a child growing up in a neglectful home, and as an adult piloting a shuttle toward the New International Space Station.

(Note: This is part one of four episodes. The complete novel can be purchased here for $2.99 and is currently ranked #751,308. Make it jump for Christmas! ;)

What books do you have that are ranked way up there? (See how I did that? The higher the number, the better this works.) Let me know via email, I might just surprise you for Christmas!

UPDATE: Here are a few more...
* Highway 24 by Jeff Chapman (#2,639,532)
* Stormbreak (Serenity Strain Book 1) by Chris Pourteau (#905,440 - okay, so close to 1m)
* Sweet Embrace and Other Adventures by T. M. Hunter (#3,254,699 - this needs a jump in rankings!)