My Patreon Page

It’s been a while since I last contacted you all because two things needed to happen. I needed to be able to walk again (check) and The Robin Hood of Couches needed to be complete (check). If you recall, back in January we raised over $1000 for The Robin Hood of Couches on Kickstarter, but the campaign didn’t fund its overall goal, so I didn’t get any money.

Instead of funding the book through Kickstarter where I don’t get any money, I’m switching to Patreon, where I get what you generously donate regardless if it is only 1 person or 100. I’m hoping that you’ll donate at the same level you did for The Robin Hood of Couches, and you’ll get the same reward. The best part is that Kickstarter had some eye popping shipping fees, I’m going to eat the shipping fees myself, and you’ll get the book for $25 no extra cost for shipping international or otherwise!

In order to keep the shipping low enough for me to do that, I’m going to have to add $10 to the price for signed copies (because I need to ship those books I sign to me, then pay another fee to get it to you). For $35, I’ll sign it and write you a personal message. Part of the benefit of becoming a patron is that people ask me all the time how to get my books in ePub, well this is your chance. The Advanced digital copies will be available in MOBI, ePub, and PDF.

Finally, for those who had picked the rewards to be characters in the book. I can’t do it for this book because I scrimped and saved and have already sent it to a professional editor. But if you get the reward level of minor or major character, I’ll make sure I get you as a character in a future book, as well as getting a signed copy.

The best part about Patreon is that if you like my work, you can continue to donate to each project I do, and it only charges you when I release a new book. Don’t worry, I’ll always let you know when a new book is on the way, so you’ll have time to opt out if the next one isn’t for you. However, right now I only publish about two books a year so that it only costs you $50 a year to help me provide high quality editing, cover art, and all the things that make a book shine. And who knows, if I get more supporters down the line, maybe I’ll publish more than two a year.

Thank you all for your support and you can go here to support me and get The Robin Hood of Couches as your reward and ORION as a the bonus digital book if you choose that level. In order to get this exclusive offer, you’ll need to sign up before 7/25/19. Let’s see if we can blow that Kickstarter campaign out of the water!

Thank you again for your support.

Free Stuff for Halloween

Desert during the Day of the Dead

Desert during the Day of the Dead

From now till November 4th, 2018. Desert During Day of the Dead is free on Amazon! The cover art is by a local New Mexico artist Rudy Lovato. Give him some love on facebook, and tell him how much you like his art.

The free stories don’t end there. I’m hosting a group giveaway with horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels and short stories today. There is something fun about reading some spooky stories on Halloween. I wanted to make sure you had plenty to read tonight. So support myself and other authors and grab some free stories.

Christmas Is Here

XMAS ELFAnd we all know the old adage “Every time a bell rings, an elf gets his Glock.” This Christmas, get ready for a comedic romp through the underbelly of the holiday season where one elf learns that killing and torturing isn’t the only way to solve a problem. It will be available in paperback, audiobook, and kindle on Black Friday (11/23/18). Here’s a short description:

As one of Santa’s Elite Fixers, Jing spends most of his time waterboarding greedy toy manufacturers or responding to terrorists holding Rudolph for ransom. While not on the job, he relaxes in the North Pole, a paradise where he could forget all the killing and bloodshed and curl up to some Christmas music and hot cocoa.

Until a rogue group of elves betrays Santa and threatens what should have been a pleasant Christmas.

You can pre-order today! Thank you to all who helped me pick a cover! I appreciated all the feedback and considered all of it.

Also, did you remember to leave your review for Atmospheric Pressure 1 & 2? Reviews help out a whole bunch.

Last, but not very least, the first five stories of the Teristaque Chronicles will be on sale for 99 cents until 10/11/19 (US & UK only), and I’m also giving away the first story in the series for free in a group giveaway with many different authors giving their stuff away for free too.

Thank you for all of your support.

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

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.

The Ashes of Kindle Scout

ORION-AaronFrale6x9Who would have thought that I would have such an appropriate book cover for what would be my last Kindle Scout campaign? I want to thank you all for supporting ORION. You folks are truly what keeps me going. So let’s get to business. How do you get ORION for free?

It’s pretty simple. May 20th through the 23rd the book will be a free download for Kindle on this link here. I couldn’t do it any sooner because I need to book advertisers or else it would disappear in the mountains of literature on Amazon.

Lastly, if you want to support me financially speaking, you can either preorder ORION or buy the many in my back catalog (I recommend Time Burrito).

Bonus Lastly, if you think you know someone who might like one of my books, lend them it on your kindle, recommend on social media. It’s the small things that help in a big way.

Thank you all again, and I will remind again in May when the free download is up and running.

Updates

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to give you all a quick update. As many of you know, Kindle Scout is no more. According to Amazon, ORION could still be selected for a publishing deal. If it is selected, you’ll have till May 31st to get the free copy if you nominated. The far more likely option of it not being selected will still result in a free copy. However, in order to make the most of a free promotion, I need to book advertisers. I can only do that with about a month or two before the free period.

So what that means is the book will be on preorder until the ad dates because it’s always better to run those promotions closer to the release date. I have received many comments from folks interested to read the rest of the tale. Thank you all for those. Seriously, they keep me going. You will get to read it, but in order to make sure ORION isn’t buried under the 500 other books released this month alone, I need to be smart about my release. I like to be transparent about what happens behind the scenes so you know why are you waiting, instead of just waiting.

Thank you all for your support,

Aaron