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It's launch day!
Pentecost, a thriller novel, is now available in Kindle and print format on Amazon. The ebook is just $2.99 and the print book is $8.
Here's the book trailer if you are unsure whether it's your type of book and some reader review comments are below.
Some Amazon Review Comments
“The novel races around the world and Penn's research in location and religious mythology is clear, with every aspect of the plot considered and fleshed out in fine detail. The pace is high, the stakes are higher…” Alan Baxter
“Raiders of the Lost Ark meets the Da Vinci Code!” Joseph L. Giacolone
“Penn's background in religious studies makes the myth believable and her attention to detail in the locations and character development are without fault. Comparisons to many other thrillers abound but Joanna Penn has carved her own niche.” Write On.
“Full of fast-paced action this book hits the ground running from the beginning. If the aim of a good story is to take a protagonist, give her a goal, and then throw as much stuff between the protagonist and her goal so as to make it look impossible to reach it, then Joanna Penn has accomplished it with flare. Her use of both expected turns and surprising twists made this story haunt my dreams at night.” Virginia Ripples
“Readers are taken on a pulsating journey through some of the most significant cities in Christian history as they follow the undaunted efforts of heroin Morgan Sierra… Penn should be applauded for developing such a capable heroine moving away from the typical male bravado that's used to characterize the heroes in most current-day thrillers.” C.G Lawrence
This week I have all kinds of guest posts, interviews and reviews on different sites which I'll be linking to as they are live. I hope you enjoy all the different information and I'll be tweeting all these over the week.
Move over Dan Brown – video interview of me talking about Pentecost with Tom Evans, from The BookWright
Review of Pentecost from Alan Baxter, dark fantasy thriller author of Realmshift and MageSign
On conquering the fear of criticism and judgment – Tribal Writer
Psychology as inspiration for the writer's muse – Livia Blackburne
Thrillercast – Podcast interview about why I wrote Pentecost and gender issues in writing action/adventure – Thanks Alan Baxter and David Wood
7 Ways To Attract Attention To Your Book Sales Page – Victoria Mixon
How to write your first novel in one year – Lateral Action.
How to write back blurb for your book – The Savvy Book Marketer
Four Tips on Preparing for your Book Launch – C Hope Clark
Interview with BubbleCow editors on writing and indie publishing – Bubble Cow
7 Ways Glee can improve your fiction writing – Best Damn Creative Writing Blog
It's time to finish your book. 9 Productivity Tips for Writers – Write To Done
From DIY To Outsourcing. Why self-publishers should hire experts and how to work with them – The Book Designer
Why you should consider indie publishing – Storyfix.
On being an indie author. 5 lessons learned – The Word according to Alan Baxter
Kindle Nation Daily Sponsorship – Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown
Tips for publishing on the Kindle – Marketing Tips for Authors with Tony Eldridge
6 Fiction Writing Techniques That Will Improve Your Blog – Problogger
How a blogging platform can help novelists- about Pentecost with KM Weiland from Wordplay
Excuse Editor Q&A with Joanna Penn on Pentecost
A brand new religious artifact thriller with a strong female lead: Love it! from Erin Al-Mehairi
Interview with Justin Lambert on Pentecost
5 Steps to writing your non-fiction book – Cats Eye Writer (also relevant for fiction!)
Interview with Joanna Penn on writing, publishing and more – The Lyon's Tale
Indie publishing. What is it and why should you consider it – Literascribe (Lorna Ferguson)
Finding time to write in a busy life – Krissy Brady
Interview with author and blogger Joanna Penn on indie publishing – Strictly Writing
What Women Write – Interview and review from Joan Mora
Audio interview with Dana Pittman – Nia Promotions
Review of Pentecost from Sam Brougher
12 reasons why you want Pentecost – by Lara (Logophile)
Teaser on Pentecost from Brooks-Young and article on author branding for Brook's blog
Upon review: Pentecost reviewed by Virginia Ripple
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in the launch.
I really appreciate your reviews, articles, tweets and support. It's been a fantastic journey and I will of course be sharing the next steps and what I've learned in the process so you can improve your next book launch.
and if you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads or sharing on your favorite social network. Thanks so much!