What to get the author who doesn't have everything

Birthday wishes

“I don’t want everything.  Where would I put it?”

Stephen Wright

As today is my birthday, I have decided to be obnoxious, which I admit is not a large step for me but here it goes.

Read Immortal

That’s what I want from you, on this, the occasion of my forty-third birthday.  I would like for you to go out and find my novel Immortal through whatever means you have at your disposal, and read it, and enjoy it, and then tell people about it.

“My god,” you’re thinking, “He wasn’t kidding.  That’s obnoxious!”  I agree!  But I get to be obnoxious on my birthday.

But really?

Yes, really!  Look, it’s a great book.  It’s been out for nearly eight months now and has collected exactly zero negative reviews.  Look here, at the blog tour page, and read for yourself.  See?  And it’s not like these are all coming from friends and family, because my family isn’t that large and I don’t have that many friends.

If that doesn’t work for you, look at the Goodreads page.  That’s thirty-five ratings for a 4.43 average out of a possible 5.  Or look at the seven five-star Amazon reviews.

Still not enough?  Read the sample chapter first.  Or if you want, read the teaser for the second book.

Dude, really, this is annoying

I don’t care!  And I’m still going!

The book costs $14.95 in print (at Amazon) or $9.99 as an e-book (everywhere e-books are sold) and it’s absolutely worth it.

Ask anyone who’s already read it!  In fact, if you are one of those people who has already read it, go ahead and say so in the comments.

As of this moment I have 1,187 followers on Twitter and 672 friends on Facebook.  If half of those numbers bought Immortal today it would jump to the top 100 in best sellers on every online retailer, and by this time next month I might be negotiating a wider distribution deal, which is what I really want for my birthday.

You don’t really think this will work, do you?

Shut up, imaginary inquisitor!  It’s my birthday!

Also?  I want a pony.

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  1. Kate on May 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

    It’s ABSOLUTELY worth it. Terrific book.

    And happy birthday, Gene. *<:-)

  2. Donna on May 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Yep. It’s worth it. And I don’t like science fiction and I don’t like fantasy but I still enjoyed this book.

    OK, yes, he is my son but trust me, my critiques of his writings have rarely been this positive–and that’s been going on since his 16th birthday and the college app essays. (Have I apologized enough for that already?)

  3. WotV on May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The book is worth it. The obnoxiousness? Not so much.

  4. Kate on May 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Donna – I want to hear more about the college app essays. Gene – cover your ears, please.

  5. laradunning on May 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Happy Birthday !!!

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