AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Geoff Thorne, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Geoff Thorne

    Geoff Thorne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, I entered a book in this competition. It's an original fantasy/scifi work called WINTER OF THE WILD HUNT.

    If you want to do me a huge favor, and if you're an AMAZON customer, head over, take a read of the excerpt and, if you like it, vote for me.


    WINTER OF THE WILD HUNT

    What? The other guys plug their stuff!

    Jeez!
     
  2. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Tell me more about what this is and how it works; I'm confused.

    I mean, I loved SoD tremendously and I'll give it a read, but I'm not sure what this is for.
     
  3. Geoff Thorne

    Geoff Thorne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Amazon is holding a contest in conjunction with Penguin Books. First prize: publishing deal.

    We submit manuscripts. People vote. There were roughly 10k entries. There are now 500 in the quarter finals.

    If you're an AMAZON customer you get to vote on the stories you like and thereby help them progress. 400 of us won't make it to the semis. Fantasy and scifi tend not to go the distance and this book is both plus horror. So we'll see.

    No pressure, of course. If you hate it, I won't hold it against anybody. It's a weird book.

    ONLY vote for it if you dig it.
     
  4. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

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    Geoff, you bastard, now I want to read the rest and I can't. Thanks for the tease.;)

    How exactly does one vote? There doesn't seem to be any kind of a button or link on the Amazon page.
     
  5. Geoff Thorne

    Geoff Thorne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think you just review it the way you would a normal Amazon book. Hold on. let me look....


    EDIT:

    Yup. Just read and post a review as if it was a normal Amazon book.

    Oh, and one more thing...


    <clear's throat>

    VEGAS MIKE in the HOUSE!!!
     
  6. Geoff Thorne

    Geoff Thorne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    and here's a little blurb to whet the appetite....

    An aimless young man with a broken heart... four former child prodigies with an earthshaking idea... an amateur musician who is considerably more than she seems and a mystical force capable of destroying creation all smash together in the swirl of magic and science that is Geoffrey Thorne's WINTER OF THE WILD HUNT.

    Sharing a home with four super geniuses isn't easy, especially if you're worried the machine they're building in the attic might destroy that home and the neighborhood and, maybe, the city. It's not easy but you cope, you try to keep things normal.

    When a beautiful singer with a voice that's literally out of this world smashes into your life like a freight train all hope of normalcy goes right out the window. She becomes your world. Everything else- your friends, your work, your life- is just a shadow outside the steel door of her loft.

    But there's something in those shadows. Something ancient and hungry prowls the city streets, hunting, tearing victims out of the world as if they'd never existed at all. Not that you know. Not that you'd care if you did. You're changing. Your mind and body are changing into something new, something possibly inhuman. Something she wants you to be.

    Though you try to fight it, you come to realize loving her puts you at the center of a conflict between all of humankind and forces too powerful and malevolent to contemplate.

    The fates of two worlds rest on which side you choose and you know whatever you decide could mean oblivion for billions, including your best friends and the woman you've come to love.


    WINTER OF THE WILD HUNT is a tale of magic, physics, friendship and a love so terrible it just might break the world.
     
  7. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    Ok, but what's with all the yelling?