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New ways to read AdamGeneDoucette_HardBoiledImmortal1400

Hard-Boiled Immortal, the second book in The Immortal Chronicles, is now available on Nook and Kobo, and as a pre-order on iTunes with a release date of 12/16.  (No link to the iTunes, which is app-based.  It’s there, though!)

Why book two first?

Here’s the thing.  I wanted to start moving the Chronicles out to other platforms, but they were all enrolled in KDP Select, which is Amazon’s exclusive publishing thing.  GeneDoucette_ImmortalatSea1400By being enrolled there the stories could be read by people with Kindle Unlimited and by people using the Kindle Online Lending Library, and I had other benefits I never used, like countdown deals and free days.

In order to be able to publish to other platforms I had to first get the books out of Select, which meant unchecking the auto-renew box for each of them.  When I did that, Hard-Boiled Immortal came out of Select on 12/9, but Immortal at Sea won’t be out until February 8 and Immortal and the Madman on January 30.  I will be putting both of those out to the other platforms in February.

First Folio

Once The Immortal Chronicles volumes 1-3 are all out of Select, I can add First Folio: Pirates, Succubi and Madmen to the other platforms as well.GeneDoucette_ImmortalandtheMadman1400

The print edition of First Folio is available from other retailers, incidentally.  Barnes and Noble has it.  And if you want it on Kindle, don’t forget you can pre-order it right now.

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Preorder your ebook copy todayImmortal-Edge-of-World-Low-Res-Cover

As of this morning you can order your very own ebook copy of Immortal at the Edge of the World from Amazon, and also from iBooks.  Below is a link to the Amazon page, since iBooks is app-based, which makes it frustratingly difficult to link to.

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW

You don’t even know how happy this makes me

I’ve been dealing with the peculiarities of Amazon for a long time now, as a writer, and this is the first time they’ve made preordering available for one of my books.  I honestly assumed–because it’s always been a safe assumption in the past–that I wouldn’t see a listing for this on Amazon until 10/2.  That was the case as recently as a month ago.

A couple of weeks back, Amazon announced they would be making preordering available for all of their KDP books, and I was excited enough about that to try banging out a short story to be released in October just so I could try the new preordering function.  Because, again: so cool.  (More on that short story later.  It’s technically a G Doucette release.)  I had no reason to think they would do this for Edge of the World because it’s not a KDP release.

Anyway, just in case I haven’t made myself clear: THIS IS REALLY EXCITING AND I WANT YOU TO GO ORDER YOUR COPY BECAUSE IT’S COOL AND A PRE-RELEASE SALES RANK WILL BE A BIG HELP AND BECAUSE I HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO STARE AT SEVENTY TIMES A DAY NOW AND YAAAY.

*cough*

Right.  Carry on.

Pick it up

Starting today and lasting for one week, Sapphire Blue is available on e-book for only $0.99.  Pick up a copy!  And then tell other people to do the same!

And then steal this banner!

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Some words

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In instances such as this, with a book that is seriously the biggest mindfuck EVER, I struggle to even wrap my head around what I just got done reading….

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I have been rendered speechless many times after reading a book for a whole lot of reasons. This time, lost for words because I’m incredulously thunderstruck, I think I was even trembling while reading one memorable scene…

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Doucette has managed to get into the head of his female lead so thoroughly that, despite her unbelievable circumstances, the reader feels intensely for her…

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Trying out a new genre

By now you know what Sapphire Blue is and you know what a lot of the reviewers have had to say about it.  And if you’re reading this you might have also decided not to read it.SB32

I understand.

I have, for a number of years now, developed a core readership with my mashed up sci-fi/fantasy books Immortal, Hellenic Immortaland Fixerand this has worked out pretty well for all of us.

Then I wrote Sapphire Blue, an erotic novel, which is very, very far removed from anything you’ve seen from me before.  (The closest I ever got to this kind of writing was the sex scene in Hellenic Immortal and maybe the succubus short story we released at the end of Immortal.)

I’m sure some of you were confused by this.  I’m also sure many of you have never read erotica before.  So maybe you liked my other books but know you aren’t reading this one because it’s not what you look for in a book.

Immortal_Cover58Also: maybe you’re a dude.  This is one of the consequences of going from a genre with a largely male readership to one that is mostly female.  I lose everything I have built up with my other work, because most of you are simply not going to follow me down that road.

And I can’t even be surprised by this, because I don’t read erotica either.

More words

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For someone just dipping his toes in the erotic pool, this book is fantastic. I love the controversy that surrounds it.

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I really wish I had someone to discuss the book with because of the many shocking moments, not the least of which was the ending…

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What a mindf*ck, my jaw is still dropped! Sapphire Blue by author G. Doucette will either make you run away screaming in terror, or have you spellbound, it all depends upon your erotica intensity level. While I’m still half running/ craving more, this archeological erotica will have your mind and body buzzing with wth moments.

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Pride of authorship

Hellenic_Immortal20This is why being an author can be maddening at times.  Because I know I can say to you, my reader, if you liked the other things I wrote you will enjoy this as well because I wrote it, and I am proud of it.  This is a true statement whether you identify as a man or a woman, whether you’ve read erotica or not.  (It is not true if you are my mother, but she’s the only one getting a pass today.)  But there are only so many ways I can say that.  Eventually I have to rely upon some of you reading it and telling people about it.

Fixer_Hi-Res_CoverIt’s true that erotica sells.  It’s also true that every book needs a word-of-mouth effect in order to be found.  Recommendations are more important to a novel succeeding than any marketing, which is why on the one hand I understand if you don’t want to read it because it isn’t what you are used to, on the other hand you are exactly who should be reading it, and telling other people about it.  Because you already know my writing, and Sapphire Blue is as good as anything I have ever done.

Still more words

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Taken for what it is — which is paranormal erotica and horror and suspense — Sapphire Blue is compelling and well-written and not a little disturbing. Really freaking disturbing at times. 

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The author created original, well developed characters and a plot that kept me engaged.

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It reads kind of like Fifty Shades. Poor girl, rich intriguing guy etc etc but it’s also different from it. There’s a stronger plot and better characters.

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Getting the word out

What Sapphire Blue needs is readers.  To that end, we’re going to try something next week.

Hang on, this calls for a banner.

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There we are.

We’re going to be selling Sapphire Blue for only $0.99 for seven days (on Amazon and iBooks, and at the TWCS website) so if you are one of my readers and you consume e-books, now is your chance to prove me right (or wrong.)  I think you’ll like this, because I think you’ll like something I’ve written.  And it will only cost you $0.99 to see what all those quotes above are talking about.

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More importantly

You have friends, many of you have websites, most of you have Twitter accounts, most of you have Facebook.  Next week, help me get the word out.  Take that banner (or I can email it to you) and share it.  Share this article.  Send people to Sapphire Blue and tell them to give it a try.  Next week is their chance.

All quotes above were taken from Goodreads reviews

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Happy Fixer release day!Fixer_Hi-Res_Cover

It’s finally here!  Fixer is now available for purchase from (most of) your favorite online retailers in e-book and print form.

*applause*

Here are some links for you:

Amazon Kindle edition

Amazon Print edition

IBooks

Barnes & Noble Print edition

Direct from The Writer’s Coffee Shop, Print and E-book

(Note: The Nook edition isn’t listed yet.)

Personal note

I would like to thank everyone involved in getting Fixer to this point.  It has been a very long time.  As I said last night on Tumblr, “Having a new book come out is like watching your baby go out into the world for the first time, provided you kept that baby hidden in your basement for six years first and didn’t tell anybody about them.”

This is pretty accurate, because I finished Fixer at the end of 2005, and didn’t show it to a publisher until 2012.  Why?  That’s a long story, and maybe I’ll tell you sometime.  I’m just glad you’re all here and you finally get a chance to read it.

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Fixer_Hi-Res_CoverDirect from the publisher

We are four weeks away from Fixer‘s official debut, which means you’re four weeks away from having the book you can pre-order right now sent to you!

Okay, that’s probably the worst pitch I’ve ever written, but it’s the middle of the day, on a Friday, and I’m hitting an afternoon food coma.

Forgive me.

And after you’ve forgiven me, follow this link right here to pre-order your own hard copy of the best book you’ll read this year.

…okay, that was a little better.

Also

If you pre-order a copy I will mail you a signed book plate for it.

Is that cool?  I think that’s pretty cool.

Pre-ordering ebooks

If you happen to be a fan of the electronic book format, you will also find that it is possible to pre-order a copy of the ebook right now from iTunes.

Paperback availability

It has been a tremendously successful several months for Immortal and Hellenic Immortal, with both books selling more copies, as ebooks, than I’m probably permitted to disclose.  (Let’s go with an awful lot of copies.)  Most of these sales have been for the Kindle, because Amazon, for all their faults, cross-promotes very, very well.

One of the surprises in all of this is that the book sales have come largely despite paperback availability.  I say largely because you could always buy a paperback edition of either book, but that purchase almost had to be made directly from the publisher.  You could also buy it through Amazon, but you would still be buying it from the publisher, only now you’d be paying more for the copy in order to make sure every company touching it got paid.

I’m happy to announce that this is no longer the case.  Copies of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal are now available in paperback form directly from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and whatever remaining online retailers I am unfamiliar with.

Immortal paperback on Amazon

Hellenic Immortal paperback on Amazon

Immortal paperback on B&N

Hellenic Immortal paperback on B&N

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