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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.
(Update: 8 Feb – launch competition has now closed! Winners have been notified – see bottom of page for details)
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.
Review of Pentecost from Alan Baxter, dark fantasy thriller author of Realmshift and MageSign
Thrillercast – Podcast interview about why I wrote Pentecost and gender issues in writing action/adventure – Thanks Alan Baxter and David Wood
Interview with BubbleCow editors on writing and indie publishing – Bubble Cow
On being an indie author. 5 lessons learned – The Word according to Alan Baxter
Tips for publishing on the Kindle – Marketing Tips for Authors with Tony Eldridge
Interview with Justin Lambert on Pentecost
5 Steps to writing your non-fiction book – Cats Eye Writer (also relevant for fiction!)
Teaser on Pentecost from Brooks Young and article on author branding for Brook's blog
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.
One last time, please click here to buy Pentecost, a thriller novel!
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!
Winners of the launch competition:(drawn by random.org)
1st prize:Lorna Ferguson
2nd prize: Winn Griffin
3rd prize: John Ferro