Want A Free Signed Copy Of Book Three?

Thought that might get your attention.

Here’s the deal: the big push leading up to the release of Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect begins this week, starting with tomorrow’s three-day $1.99 sale on the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins. Next week Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women will go on-sale, and then book three hits Kindle on September 27 (and you can pre-order that right now).

I’ve decided to further goose the offerings with a special giveaway offer. Now, read the following bit closely, because there are conditions…Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00009]

This contest is open to people who:

  • Read Secret Origins and/or Black Magic Women;
  • Liked the book(s); and
  • Has not yet left a review on Amazon.com or Goodreads

Here’s all you have to do: leave a review, and e-mail the link to your review to mikeatinnsmouthlook@gmail.com (or use the contact form on this site to send the link). The prize is a signed copy of book three!

I’m not going to give away just one signed copy, however; I plan to give away one signed copy for every ten reviews I receive. Winners will be chosen at random from the entries received. I’d love to have at least 100 entries so I can roll my ridiculous d100 to pick winners, because I’m a dork like that.

I suppose some of you have some questions. I’ll answer them here.

What if I’ve already left a review?

Then share this blog post via your favorite social media outlet and help spread the word. Share it, get a screencap of your share, and e-mail that to me as a JPEG. I’ll consider that one entry, as if it were a review, for calculating the number of books I give away.

Why is it only open to people who liked the books?

Well, I don’t understand why someone who didn’t like them would want the next book, but frankly, part of the goal here is to encourage people to leave positive reviews — honestly positive reviews. I’ve sold a lot of copies, but only a tiny percentage of buyers have bothered to leave a review, and reviews are important to independent authors, hence this little incentive. If you didn’t like the books, please don’t bother to enter the contest.

What if I’m not comfortable writing reviews?

Got you covered. Go read this post, which provides some handy hints for writing reviews, then go give it a try. The quality of the review does NOT affect your chances of winning a copy. A star rating and a sincere sentence or two is good enough for me.

Yay Reviews!

Just a quick post today, but a happy one: Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins just received a very positive review from the good people (or person, more specifically) over at A Simple Taste For Reading. Go here to read the review, which the reviewer, Sierra Klein, kindly posted on Amazon and Goodreads, as well as on her blog and Facebook page.

It may seem like a small thing to an outsider, but as I’ve remarked before, positive reviews are vital to indie authors. If you’ve read either of the Action Figures novels and enjoyed them, please take five minutes to post a rating on Amazon, along with a quick review. You don’t need to write an epic essay; a sentence or two is all it takes!