Help Me Decide on a Cover.

My next book will be coming out this Christmas, and for those of you who loved Time Burrito, I have some good news for you. It is another action-packed comedy. This one is a little different. It’s about an Elf who is one of Santa’s Elite Fixers (a special unit that is a mix of MI6, Navy SEALs, and Yakuza). However, before I can release the book, I need to decide on a cover. If you could take a look at all the potential covers and give me your feedback, I’d appreciate it. You can see them here.

Also the original Atmospheric Pressure has broken top 100 in the Amazon free store!  Thank you all for being so supportive of my writing.

Guess what? ORION will be 99 cents from now till Sept 15th (US and UK only).

Thank you again and don’t forget to give me your feedback on my next book cover.

Aaron

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Atmospheric Pressure 2 – 99 Cents

Atmospheric Pressure 2 Audiobook

Grab your audiobook copy for free on Audible!

That’s right. You’re reading that correctly. The Kindle edition of Atmospheric Pressure 2 is 99 cents from now till September 14th. But that’s not all, it’s now on audiobook, and if you sign up for a free trial of Audible for one month, you get the audiobook for free! You don’t even have to stay a member, but if you do remain a member, I have many of my books on audio and you can get them for free too with your membership. Make sure you use this link to snag your copy, it helps me out. You can get the first book here. I’m also part of two group giveaways this month, one for Dystopian and Post Apocalypse and the other for general Science Fiction & Fantasy so go grab some free copies of various books while you can!

Thank you all for your support.

One last favor, if you like my books tell a friend and leave a review. The small stuff helps in a big way.

Atmospheric Pressure 2 Is Here

Atmospheric Pressure 2

Order Today!

Atmospheric Pressure 2 is here. If you like what I do and want to see more of it, consider purchasing it on kindle, paperback, or audiobook. If budget is a concern, I will be offering it for 99 cents mid September. I am also giving the first one for free in this group giveaway.

If you enjoyed the series, consider leaving reviews for both of the books. Honest reviews help other people find books they love. I also would never ask you to write anything, but what you feel about the book.

Finally, if you want to help out, tell a friend, or better yet buy them the kindle version as a gift!

Thank you all. Your continued support means a lot.

Atmospheric Pressure 2 Is Almost Here

Atmospheric Pressure 2

Coming 8/22/18

In celebration of the upcoming release of Atmospheric Pressure 2 on 8/22/18, I am participating in a group giveaway of Dystopian fiction. So download to your heart’s content. But that’s not all, I’m giving away the first Atmospheric Pressure book for free on most reader platforms out there. That’s right, it will be on AmazonNook, iTunesKoboSmashwords.

Time Burrito will also be 99 cents on Kindle till Aug 23rd. You can’t even buy a real burrito for a buck, much less the one assembled from the perfect ingredients throughout history.

Lastly, you might be wondering, what gives! You got the first one on Nook, but not the second. WTF! In effort to be completely transparent, I’m bound by Amazon’s terms of service to offer Atmospheric Pressure 2 exclusively on Amazon. Basically, I have the book in Kindle Unlimited, which means I can’t publish anywhere else. At the moment, I make much more in Kindle Unlimited with my books then I do in sales. Whatever money I do make goes right back into ads, editing, and cover art. Until sales channels like Nook and iTunes may offer me better opportunity than Kindle Unlimited, I need to stay in the program to keep the writing going.

Lastly, if you enjoy the series, consider leaving reviews for both of the books. Honest reviews help other people find books they love. I also would never ask you to write anything, but what you feel about the book. Also if you want to help me out monetarily, consider pre-ordering.

Here’s the description:

Olson is trapped in a city that is on the hunt for him. He has nowhere to run as the whole place is sealed from the toxic atmosphere. Nobody wants to help him until he meets a scientist who knows his true origins. Meanwhile, back home, his friends are caught under the thumb of a brutal regime, until they decide to fight back.

My Mother

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My mom, brother, me, and my sister

 

My mother was a selfless woman. That is not to say she’d step in the way of an oncoming bus because you’re playing Pokemon Go. You’re on your own with that one. She was selfless because she always put everyone in the family first. Even if it was the small things like making sure there were always shrimp cocktails at every dinner because I had loved them as a kid to the larger things like when she had sacrificed the last few good days she had left with her daughter, so my sister could go on the trip to South Dakota that was supposed to be my mom’s last hurrah, but the cancer had eaten away too much of her body.

That final trip, that she had enjoyed through photos and facetime was how she wanted us to be together. Rather than crowded around her bed waiting for the ticking clock that awaits us all, we laughed, saw the sights, played games, and ate meals together. That was how my mom was selfless. Even in her final moments, she wanted us to be with each other.

That’s not to say it didn’t break her heart that she couldn’t be there. She just wanted us to be there and would have a light in her eyes when she would see us and the grandkids. One of the hardest parts for me, was how this will affect my son Oliver as he is almost one and a half years old. I love him dearly, as much as my mother loved me. Because of circumstances entirely beyond his control, he may never know his Babcia beyond photographs and videos. And that breaks my heart.

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At my wedding

I was lucky to have been old enough to have known all my grandparents, and even had learned how to play chess with my mother’s father, even though I was in elementary school when he died. I remember the day clearly. We were singing songs for chorus in the library at school. I saw my dad at the desk with a distraught look in his eye. Even if I hadn’t been keen enough to sense the emotion, I should have known something was happening because chorus was in the morning, and my dad never came to school in the morning.

While Oliver is his own person and has his own life to live, I know had my mom been given more time. She would have that sense of selflessness for him too. She did buy him a singing dog, and he loves to press the buttons, over and over and over. He would have gotten to eat Babcia cookies, pierogis at Christmas, and would have attempted to turn on every single one of her holiday themed music boxes at the same time like I did when I was a kid (now I know why my mom bought the dog).

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My mom and sister make pierogis

Maybe when he might come forward with dietary restrictions my mom would have seen to it to accommodate much like she did for me. Even though the gluten free pierogis she had scoured the internet for were more a gluten free apocalypse that ended up as gluten free pierogi balls, my mom went through with it anyway. She never worried about appearing silly or foolish as long as people were having fun.

We had spent many hours through the years, performing our own private MST3K on movies we thought were silly (much to the detriment of my brother and sister, who didn’t like when we talked over the movie). My mom used to laugh at the absurdity of life as a public school teacher. When my wife, Felicia, and I lived in New Mexico, we went to dinner parties at my parent’s house on a regular basis for no better reason then just to eat a meal. Of course, all the major holidays were covered too.

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The prize winning egg at Easter

And while cancer could take my mom’s body. It couldn’t take her spirit. Even when she was in a coma, and all I could do was tell her how much I loved her over the phone, she summoned enough to tell me how much she loved me as well as Oliver and Felicia too. Even on her very last day, the last time I could utter words above how much I loved her. Her eyes flickered opened. That was that selflessness again. She wanted to comfort me. Even though it was my time to comfort her.

I love you, mom.

xmas

Our last Christmas

Announcing Atmospheric Pressure 2

Atmospheric Pressure 2The second book in the Atmospheric Pressure series is finally ready to be released. In celebration of the occasion, I am going to giveaway the first book for free. You can snag your copy with many other books in this group giveaway until 7/15/18. Traditionally, I have given away my books during a free promotion near release day. As I attempt to move my business model to focus on book sales, I will not be doing a free giveaway for Atmospheric Pressure 2, but rather a 99 cent promotion. Keep watching this space for details.

Here’s the description:

Olson is trapped in a city that is on the hunt for him. He has nowhere to run as the whole place is sealed from the toxic atmosphere. Nobody wants to help him until he meets a scientist who knows his true origins. Meanwhile, back home, his friends are caught under the thumb of a brutal regime, until they decide to fight back.

Have Another Free Book

Playlist of the Ancient Dead

Free until 5/28/18!

Because all of you helped make ORION a success, I’m going to give you another free book. From now till May 28th, Playlist of the Ancient Dead will be free on Amazon! But that’s not all! Right now, I’m participating in a group giveaway of over 100 books! You can grab them over here. No email sign up required! (Though I’m sure the other authors could use the support like you supported me). I also want to do one more thing for all of you. The first ten people who reply to this email will get a free audible download code for the ORION Audiobook.

So how did the ORION promotion go? The book hit #74 in the free store on Amazon over all, and there were over 4.5k downloads!

So what does all this free giveaway do? It seeds Amazon’s “customers who bought this also bought this” lists. Since the book is new, it will have a period of time with higher visibility on the site. If you want to help during this time period, please share the book with a friend or leave a review. Those small things add up. Thank you again. I appreciate your support.