Xmas Elf is Blowing Up the Charts

I tweeted this last night as a joke:

Watch out George RR Martin. Xmas Elf is coming:

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But in all seriousness, your support of the book is making it my most successful release to date. Maybe in twenty years and ten books later, HBO will make a gritty, completely serious, Xmas Elf series that will actually have a chance to compete with Game of Thrones. In the meantime, if you like this book and want to help me get it to as many people as possible, there are a few things you can do.

Tell three people you think would get a kick out of the story about the book. Seriously, just three. If they tell three, and they tell three, well you see where I’m going with this.

Leave a review on Amazon. Reviews aren’t just there to stroke my own ego. Though I do get a warm fuzzy out of the good ones and take constructive feedback from the bad ones. Reviews, especially on Amazon, determine if a book disappears and fades away or continues to reach more people. Don’t just do it for me. Do it for any musician, writer, podcaster, artist, etc. that you love. It’s how creative work gets discovered.

Last thing you can do is buy it as a gift. While it is still 99 cents until 12/1/18, it’s a good deal to share the gift of laughter!

Finally, I got the title of my next book: The Robin Hood of Couches. A sci-fi, murder mystery, comedy.

Thank you all for your support. I appreciate it.

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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

Time Burrito is free for a limited time only.

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Free until April 19th, 2017

Thank all of you for the huge support I’ve gotten for this project. As a thank you, the kindle edition of Time Burrito is now free on Amazon, but only for a limited time.

If you’ve read it and would like to help even more, leave a review. Or if you get a chance, tell your friends about the free download. It’s the small stuff that really helps out independent authors.

Here’s an easy to copy n’ paste link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRK86LC

Thank you again! Enjoy!

Time Burrito is Almost Free!

 

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Free April 15th-19th, 2017

Hello everyone,

 

I appreciate the tremendous support this book has already seen. I received so many positive comments and even some good reviews. I humbly thank you all. Those who’ve been chipping in $3 by purchasing have really helped a lot. You don’t have to spend money to help this book out, if you’ve read the book and would like to support it by leaving a review and/or telling a friend. The small stuff really helps.  The free kindle promotion will run on Amazon on April 15th-19th, 2017, it may be the first and last time it will be free to download so make sure you get a copy.

I’m also going to be giving away two paperback copies on Goodreads (entries open this Friday). It’s a random drawing that ends after the free giveaway, so be sure to get your digital copy too.

Thank you again. I appreciate all the support.

Ways You Can Help Time Burrito

I’m attempting to get a time travel comedy called Time Burrito published with Amazon. You can help by clicking the link below, reading the excerpt, and if you’d like to see it happen, click nominate. You’ll get a free kindle copy if it’s picked. It’s simple, and you’ll make a cat flying on a space burrito very happy.

Here’s the link:
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2TXN8GZWVYGW2

If you really want to help me out, please share Time Burrito on social media. I even made an easy way for you to do it by joining my headtalker campaign here.

Author Spotlight – Me!

I’m assuming that if you’re on my blog you probably wanted to see how I answered the questions too. If you missed the other authors please go back and check them out!

Bio: Aaron Frale co-wrote a no-budget comedy flick called Hamlet the Vampire Slayer. His first novel is Playlist of the Ancient Dead. The University of New Mexico gave him a MFA in Dramatic Writing. He also screams and plays guitar for the prog/metal band Spiral. He lives with his wife Felicia, two cats, and a small dog who thinks he’s a large dog in Columbia Heights, MN.

Questions:

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give someone wanting to write?

Aaron: Patience. It takes time to write a good story and takes time to build an audience.

How do you approach your stories; do you plan everything out before starting, or are you more a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of a person?

Aaron: I rarely plan. I just write and see what happens.

Of all your characters, do you have a favorite?

Aaron: I have a soft some for wierdos with irreverent humor.

How long did it take you to write your most recent book(s)?

Aaron: It takes about six months to a year depending on my life outside of writing.

What motivated you to write your novel?

Aaron: I used to write screenplays and I realized that a lot of things had to fall into place to get a movie I wrote on the screen. Whereas books, I could do it myself.

Name three favorite authors and why they impress you.

Aaron: Douglas Adams – For pioneering comedy science fiction

Joss Whedon – For pioneering horror comedy

Neil Gaimen – For being an awesome human being

Would you rather set your story in a place and time you are familiar with, or would you rather research a totally different setting?

Aaron: I like making up my own settings.

Do you have any little writing rituals or quirks? E.g. an object you have to have on your desk, a particular drink or snack.

Aaron: Not really. I wish I had more time to do it.

How do you own experiences influence what you write?

Aaron: Some of the humorous stories in the character’s backgrounds have really happened. My first book had a talking dog character that was an ongoing anthropomorphizing joke my and I have about our dog.

If you were a ninja with a vendetta to whom would it be? OR If you had to throw something into mount Doom to save the world, what would it be? OR If you had a group of celebrities to plan the perfect heist who would they be and what would you be after? (If you couldn’t already tell, these were the questions I added to the pot 🙂 )

Aaron: As a ninja, I would strike at the heart of climate change deniers. I would through income inequality into Mount Doom and now that the world is fixed, I would round up the cast of Star Trek Voyager to raid the prop room of Star Trek Discovery.

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Aaron: I work on something different. It helps to have several going at once.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Aaron: First draft. It’s always the most fun.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one book, what would it be? (Ominbuses,  complete works, and how to books are forbidden!) (Laura)

Aaron: Hitchhiker’s Guide (because you’ll need the towel).

Links: At the top of this page. Books. Go ahead click there. They won’t bite.

 

Amazon Publishing Deal Update

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Click here to support this book.

It’s been a week since I’ve posted Playlist of the Ancient Dead, and I’m happy to say that I’ve been in the “hot & trending” list the entire week! But the campaign is not over. I still have three more weeks ahead, and I’ll need all the support I can get. Please share this link with your friends and family. Encourage them to share it with their friends and family. Remember, anyone who votes gets a free kindle edition if I get published. I thank you all for your support.

I also want to let you know about my upcoming story collection called Cowboys & Drones. It’s a collection of all the stories I’ve written in the past year or so. The cover art was done by Rudy Lovato, the same artist who did Desert during Day of the Dead, and it looks fantastic. You should check it out.