So I entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It’s a contest that Amazon has put together along with Penguin, which will publish the winning manuscript.
I submitted my lonely, dusty novel Retreat, which has made it to the semi-finals (sounds better than it actual is, considering the initial 5,000 entrants were weaned down to 836). Until March 2, folks can review excerpts from the semi-finalists. (Publisher’s Weekly will also be posting reviews.) So the more reviews my excerpt has (positive, naturally), the more chance I have of advancing to the finals.
This is the part where I ask a favor.
Visit the Amazon page for my excerpt.
Once you're there, just click on the “Download for Free” link. Then you’ll be able to read the opening pages of Retreat (via your web browser or by downloading a PDF). Unfortunately, they took out the prologue, so you won’t get the proper set up for the book. Oh well.
If you take the time to read the excerpt, thank you. If you take the time to post a review, thank you thank you. If you take the time to post a positive review, thank you thank you thank you.
This is the part where I can’t think of anything else to say and use an ellipsis…