In the Shadow of Angels Audiobook nears completion

Audio-book-cover3A couple of months ago, I began working with Neal Arango on an audio version of In the Shadow of Angels. The final audio files have recently been submitted and approved for distribution, which means the audio book should be available for sale within the next week or so. Continue reading In the Shadow of Angels Audiobook nears completion

In the Shadow of Angels audiobook

An In the Shadow of Angels audiobook is now in production. I’m currently working with Neal Arango to produce the audio version. Neal has a number of audio production credits, and I really liked his portrayal of the primary characters in his audition tape. I’m quite excited to hear his voice bring my characters to life. Production should be completed by the beginning of September, with online store availability shortly thereafter. More details on specifics, including purchase links, will follow as they become available.

Without getting into too much detail on the minutia of it, I need to release a revision of both the print and eBook versions as part of this process. Changes to the text will be very minor (I’m moving a portion of the front matter to the back of the book so the narration will immediately jump into the story). However, since I am releasing a revision in all formats, I’ve worked with the designer to modify the artwork to address some issues readers have brought to my attention since the release.

The new front cover art is below. The back cover and spine are also getting updates as part of this process. The current version of the book will be out of print in a few weeks. If you are interested in getting a copy with the original cover art and spine, you should do so now.

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In the Shadow of Angels updates

Currently, In the Shadow of Angels is available on Amazon Kindle for 99¢, available in multiple formats -for free- at Smashwords, and free for the Nook Reader at Barnes & Noble. Don’t have a copy yet? Better get it while it’s free!

The Readers’ Favorite review page is now live and clickable. Currently boasting three ★★★★★ reviews. Stop by and read the reviews, post a comment or write your own review.

Or just stare at Jez until she haunts you into reading:

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Well, isn’t that special … Readers’ Favorite 5 star rating

5star-shiny-webYeah, so, the reviews aren’t yet public, but In the Shadow of Angels has received a 5-star rating from Readers’ Favorite, which qualifies me to display this spiffy emblem in advertising (and they take that shit seriously, click through to see it at full size)… Unfortunately, since their site only publishes the four and five star reviews, pretty much every book on display there is five stars. I’m taking it with the requisite grain of salt. However, it is quite catchy to say A Readers’ Favorite, 5-Star Rated Thriller, which beats my old slogan Here’s some crap I wrote hands down. Once the review and page is set up on their site, I’ll post the links.

Smashwords vs Amazon

When I initially published In the Shadow of Angels, I published it through Amazon – mostly because the interface on Createspace guides you directly to the KDP page when you publish the print version. There was also the part of me that liked the familiarity of it being on Amazon; I’d never made a purchase from Smashwords, and assumed that a lot of other people hadn’t as well. Now that my 90 day exclusivity contract for KDP is up, I have published it on Smashwords as well, and I am rethinking the entire Amazon angle. Continue reading Smashwords vs Amazon

OnlineBookClub.org review

Online Book Club has posted their review of In the Shadow of Angels. That can be seen here. Their ranking was 3 of 4 stars, with the lost points due to grammar.

I was obviously pleased to not rank a one or a two, but a bit miffed that the reason I didn’t make it to 4 stars was due solely to poor editing. I didn’t expect it to rate as well as it did, so I’m calling it a win.

Another chance to win

In support of the free promotion on Kindle Friday, 5/15/15, I’m giving away another autographed copy of In the Shadow of Angels. Enter to win below, or download it for free on Friday.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the Shadow of Angels by Donnie J. Burgess

In the Shadow of Angels

by Donnie J. Burgess

Giveaway ends May 15, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

Free Kindle Gift Codes

I have three gift codes available for the Kindle version of In the Shadow of Angels. The Kindle 99¢ promo will be ending very soon, and I plan to turn my attention back to Mister Bearsley after the current Goodreads promo is over, so this will be your last chance to grab it for free for a while.

Just click this through this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/redeem-gift and copy/paste one of the gift codes below into the box to claim yours. The codes will only work once. If you grab one that works, please leave the others for someone else.

Gift Codes:
GSJEZ9VWJ38ZUHP
GSRNUNTSEQ7F4MR
GS8LVJX24DXEPLR

If you don’t get one of the gift codes, you can still get it for 99¢ on Kindle for a very limited time.

Another Goodreads giveaway

Interest in the Goodreads has been exceptional so far, so I’m doing another 2-day giveaway. Click below for details. Don’t want to wait? You can pick up the Kindle version for 99¢ here: In the Shadow of Angels or order the paperback for $9.99.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the Shadow of Angels by Donnie J. Burgess

In the Shadow of Angels

by Donnie J. Burgess

Giveaway ends May 07, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win