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How about a fantasy kindle book club for books under $3?

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 5:40:08 PM PST
I'm a little lost about the thread here, but i do have my two-part novel just published thru Kindle (and elsewhere). And they are both $2.99!!! Sorry if i'm too late for the party, but I'll leave my links for you to ponder. thx.

Passage of the Acolyte, Part One
Passage of the Acolyte, Part Two

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 5:43:20 PM PST
Well, I lose on the $3 price point but $4.99 is still a great price for the books in my YA/fantasy/horror trilogy.

My finished fantasy/horror/YA series, The Pandora's Box Trilogy is now up on the Kindle store. I am a 6th grade Language Arts/History teacher that coaches wrestling. As an author who likes to have their characters suffer through the consequences of their actions, this dark tale will have readers questioning whether or not main characters will even survive the first book...and they happen to be children. I guarantee reading through all three books will provide a unique reading experience with cliffhangers, twists, and an emotional and unpredictable ending. Don't miss out! Books One and Two are only $4.99 each!

The Pandora's Box Trilogy Book One: Into the Void

Since losing her father in the Sept. 11th attacks, fourteen year old Lucy Deakins has had plenty of time to hone her greatest gift...her imagination. It is this ability that has sparked the interest of Pandora, aspiring ruler of the Void. She has ensnared Makers from throughout the ages to make her world a paradise. And now Pandora's box has shown her that Lucy could be the greatest Maker of them all. Billy, sixth-grade wrestler and mute, has already been collected and imprisoned in the Void-but has escaped, thanks to a crafty World War II veteran.

Can Lucy and Billy's prowess thwart the efforts of Pandora, her werewolf slave, and the monstrous cobra, Nag? Even if they do evade her grasp, the two must still contend with the terrifying world that is the Void-a world that can change and recreate itself with horrific consequences at any moment.



Adam Teachout

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 6:37:03 PM PST
Hi Ceri,

I'm hoping you'll consider my book for your list. It's only 99 cents.

Breathless (The Cordelia Chronicles)

When tall, dark, and mysterious Chaseyn Lear arrives in the small town of Evergreen, Colorado, high school senior Lia Jameson's life is turned upside-down. An unexpected twist of fate unravels a long-time family curse that puts Lia in the center of a supernatural drama and threatens her life.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 6:11:41 AM PST
Valerie, I also put my review up on my blog for ya, hope this helps you out some :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2011 5:37:19 PM PST
@D.A. Howard: I'm really intrigued by your premise, but Amazon shows the Kindle Edition is $8.99, not the $2.99 you mention here. Not sure whether you have a price change that just hasn't posted, yet, or what, but holy yikes, that's a big price difference.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 11:40:31 PM PST
Ceri Clark says:
Um yes. The point of this thread is that the books should be $3 or under. If the book is more than this but is on the list it will be ignored and everyone should get the next one in the list. C'mon guys stick to the rules there are enough threads where you can advertise.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 5:00:30 AM PST
I've already purchased next month's book, it's currently at 99c, I know that the price fluctuates at times :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 5:30:50 AM PST
yes please Ceri..... Patti

Paradox - The Angels Are Here

Reader's comments: Before it was published on Amazon....

Really, you had me from the first chapter. S McGuinness.

You have the knack of making your characters come alive right from the start.
Leigh Russell - Author of bestselling psychological thriller Cut Short.

Yes, great reading! LOVE IT!!! Clint O'Regan - Motivational Speaker.

Terry LaBreck Found another writer! Patti Roberts from Australia, and WOW ! She's awesome ! She's gonna make it big-time in fiction! You gotta read this! I was blown away after reading her work, but don't take my word for it! Read it for yourself!

Glenda Ward Holy Moly,..this is great!... I had tears in my eyes. I didn't know what to think at first,.. but the more I read ,the more interesting it became. I think you are right ,Terry......Definitely..!!

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 5:34:48 AM PST

This is very nice of you! Thanks so much.

The Book of Lost Souls - YA Urban Fantasy $1.99

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before - that her father, who left when she was seven - was involved with the darkest of magic.

Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers. Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she'll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school's resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick's offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book - he's offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it's going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week's end.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 5:55:27 AM PST
Erick Flaig says:
Call Me Ishmael

Count me in! CALL ME ISHMAEL is a contemporary, humorous fantasy with alternative universes, conspiracy theory, a girl with a gun, and a hero who isn't sure of his own name!

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 6:16:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 6:18:01 AM PST
Ceri Clark says:
Okay, the list is now up-to-date until March 2012!

One book has been removed for not following the less than $3 rule. If the book gets cheaper then the author can put another request to add it to the list. Also Magical World can not be seen on the Amazon UK site, the author might want to look into that.

March 2011 - Valerie Froelich -The Crystal and The Child
April 2011 - Nathyn Masters - Blackrayne
May 2011 - Bob Greenwade - Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk
June 2011 - Karen Mildenhall - The Witch Awakening (Book One of The Landers Saga
July 2011 - Jon F. Baxley - The Blackgloom Bounty Episode 1
August 2011 - Alexis Leno - Shifting Fate
September 2011 - Shannon Mawhinney - The Death of Torberta Turchin
October 2011 - Kate Danley - The Woodcutter
November 2011 - Martin T Ingham - The Rogue Investigations
December 2011 - Richard Bacon - Sinderella - The True Legend
January 2012 - J. R. Tomlin - Wings of Evil
February - Willow Polson - Triune
March 2012 - Diane Jones - Demonspell (Sunspinners)
April 2012 Clarrissa Lee Moon - Nightwolves Coalition (Memoirs of The Nightwolves Series)
May 2012 - Michelle Campbell - Magical World
June 2012 - Noami Clark - Chaos (The Deva Chronicles #1).
July 2012 - David N Alderman - Black Earth: End of the Innocence
August 2012 - Andrea K Hosth - Champion of the Rose (Darest)
September 2012 - J. Dean - The Summoning of Clade Josso: The first descent into the Vein and The Summoning of Old Velt
October 2012 - Jeremy Johnson - The Legendiers and the Battle of Darkness
November 2012 - James M. Vargo - Passage of the Acolyte, Part One
December 2012 - Heather C. Hudak - Breathless (The Cordelia Chronicles)
January 2012 - Patti Roberts - Paradox - The Angels Are Here
February 2012 - Muto Michelle - The Book of Lost Souls
March 2012 - Erick Flaig - Call Me Ishmael

I promised my book wouldn't appear on this list but I didn't say I wouldn't plug it now and again! So if you have some free time check out Children of the Elementi by Ceri Clark. Clicking on the book tags would very much be appreciated. It might be an idea to do it for everyone if your book appears in the list - just think of it as good karma.


Ceri Clark
Author of Children of the Elementi (Elerian Chronicles)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 6:21:49 AM PST
thank you Ceri, Patti
Paradox - The Angels Are Here
and for you - Children of the Elementi (Elerian Chronicles)

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:15:16 AM PST
Ceri, thanks for the list! I'm going to be reading summaries and reviews for all of them soon. :D

This is probably a dumb question, but... what does clicking on the book tags do? (I'm pretty new to Amazon.)

Also, are there any requirements/encouragements for the authors who have added their books to the list to also participate in reading and commenting on the other books? I would love to (and plan to) read all of these books, and to hopefully write reviews both for Amazon and my blog as well as to comment here (which I hope will help everyone!), but I have a feeling a lot of people have posted their work here and abandoned us already, let alone by March 2012. Maybe there's nothing to be done about that though.

Thanks again, and happy reading to everybody!

The Death of Torberta Turchin

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 7:20:47 AM PST
Hi Shannon, i would love you to review my book. smashword promotion - read for free Paradox - The Angels Are Here cheers Patti.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:23:14 AM PST
Naomi Clark says:
I'd certainly love to try to keep up, but I think I might end up being weeks behind everyone else, lol. I do know I've seen a lot of books mentioned that sounds like my sort of thing, so if I do find time to read them, I will definitely review them.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:25:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 7:38:40 AM PST
Ceri Clark says:
There are no rules that say submitters have to read all the books it's just nice if they do. I would hope that the people who post would consider reading the other books afterall, others are taking the time commitment to read those posted. I know I am.

I've seen a few 'let me know about your book' threads on Amazon and I thought it would be nice to have a book per month so that people don't get bogged down by choice. If I saw a list of a hundred books I would feel I have to read the lot as quickly as possible and would get fed up of reading afer a while but if I'm only going to read one book a month then it becomes a treat - and a what's next mentality. I can always look at the oher threads for inspiration to read more. It's nice to have more of a discussion as well.

As to tags. Amazon searches using tags. If you have more people clicking on your tags then you will appear higher in the search results on Amazon. Tags = visibility. Just tapping T twice on an Amazon book page will take you straight to the tags section. I've tagged your book by the way.

Children of the Elementi (Elerian Chronicles)

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:30:05 AM PST
Ceri Clark says:
ooh there are thirty participents on this thread - cool.

Children of the Elementi (Elerian Chronicles)

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:40:49 AM PST
I'm definitely liking the one-book-a-month thing. I finished this month's early, so I've had time to read other things on my list in the meantime. (If anyone's interested, I'm really enjoying The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 right now; it's free on Kindle. (And no, I'm not the author. lol) A young adult sci-fi.)

Thank you so much for explaining tags! I'll be going through the list now. And thanks for tagging mine!

The Death of Torberta Turchin

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 8:12:08 AM PST
Patrick D. says:
Hi Everyone,

I need to get some reviews for books recently available on amazon for the kindle.

To accomplish this, I will give away 5 free books (purchased by me and given as a gift) to people willing to read and give a positive and fulfilling book (product) review on the web page.

Here is the first book I am giving copies away for: (This book is available through my account for author Jeremy Johnson.)

Fantasy Genre
The Legendiers and the Battle of Darkness

Any takers?

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 8:54:06 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 9, 2011 11:13:56 AM PST
Hi Patrick, I would be willing to read your book and give you a review :) You can email me, if you like, at ALEXIS dot LENO @ GMAIL dot COM.

(I dunno if the bots get in here to steal emails and the like)

Anyway, I am on the list, but am still participating in the review process. I am enjoying being a part of a book club. I also gave your book tags, Ceri, and have been tagging others that post :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 11:23:03 AM PST
Ceri Clark says:
Thanks Alexis!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 11:43:08 AM PST
I think it's a great idea. We can buy each other's books and, of course, you should put your book in with it.

More than that, I'd like to find the readers who enjoy fantasy. Those who do have bought my book and given rave reviews. However, the majority around here smile sweetly and say, "My, you have a lot of imagination." and then select a main stream book off of the shelf.

So whatever it takes to find those readers or to get our books easily available to them, I'm all for. Shelly Heskett Harris, author of "Beyond the Shimmer Gate"

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 11:55:02 AM PST
eyduck says:
Would it be valuable at all, in addition to putting our reviews on this thread and/or our blogs, to put the reviews up on the author's Amazon book page, perhaps with a byline at the end of "Reviewer - Fantasy Kindle Book Club". It might be an easy way for us to keep track of who is actually participating and make sure we reciprocate the kindness? Am I thinking too hard? Sometimes I do that...

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 12:11:12 PM PST
eyduck- I don't think you're thinking too hard. lol That sounds like a good idea to me.

Also, Ceri-- I wouldn't be offended if you added your book to the list. :) I understand if you don't want to, but I think we all appreciate you getting this going. I'd be more than happy to read and review your book on this forum.

The Death of Torberta Turchin
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