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It's Pentecost this coming weekend (Sun 12 June) so I am doing a mini relaunch to celebrate including giveaways! Pentecost is a Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Disciples after the Resurrection, and this event sparks the whole story of the novel.
Celebration is also critical to mental health, especially for authors, as it is way too easy to spend time reflecting on lack of time spent writing, how well other people are doing and why we aren't as rich as Rowling yet!
I intended to record a special podcast with me reading chapters from the book and do videos and everything, but my life is still in flux. I'm living in temporary accommodation and move into a flat at the end of June, so I'm finding it hard to get my usual multi-media routine going. Don't worry – I'll be back!
Excitingly, Pentecost has remained in the Amazon bestseller lists for Action-Adventure and Religious Fiction since it launched on Feb 7th. It has also stayed between #700 – #1000 on the US Kindle store in that time, selling between 200-350 copies per week. You can see the first royalty cheque here if you missed it! You can also see the whole journey of the book from idea to publication here.
Pentecost currently has 40 reviews and an average of 4.5* on Amazon.com, so you can check out what others think of it. It's available in print or ebook formats from Amazon and other online bookstores.
Click here to buy on Amazon.com
**You can click here to signup for the Goodreads competition here to win one of 2 free signed copies – competition ends on Mon 13 June**
**Update 13 June : Winners of the giveaway are Cara McFarlane & Caryn McGrenra. I'll be putting the books in the post on Friday this week. Thanks to the 951 people who signed up for the giveaway!**
You can also watch and listen to me talk about Pentecost here:
Thrillercast – Podcast interview about why I wrote Pentecost and gender issues in writing action/adventure – Thanks Alan Baxter and David Wood
If you have read Pentecost and enjoyed it, you can sign up to be notified of the next in the series, Prophecy here.
Here's the book trailer if you missed it the first time around: