EDITED TO ADD: The formatting issue that some readers complained about has been resolved. If you downloaded an early copy, and found that your text had a shaded background, you can reload the new version to take care of that. See instructions at the foot of this post. Thanks!
My latest novel, 'Stoke The Flames Higher', fifth in the military science fiction Maxwell Saga, is now available in e-book format on Amazon.com. It'll be available in print and audiobook formats in the new year.
From the blurb:
Two planets, torn apart by the same fanatics - and Lancastrian forces are caught in the middle!
Major Brooks Shelby must keep the peace, on a world where radical terrorists want submission or death. Lieutenant-Commander Steve Maxwell must trace the source of their fighters and funding, deal with diplomats, and fend off a nosy journalist.
The marines are up against smuggled explosives and suicidal martyrs, while a suborned bureaucracy stymies the investigation. Brooks and Steve must find a way to stop their enemies at all costs, before the fanatics unleash their own version of Armageddon!
In case you missed it, you can find a teaser excerpt from it here.
Thanks very much for your patience. I had to endure fifteen months of health troubles, including three surgical procedures, before I could finish this book. It was no fun at all . . . but, please God, those troubles are behind me now. I've got big plans for next year, and I hope I'll be able to meet your expectations and more.
Please, PLEASE, when you've read this book, leave a review on Amazon.com! It's very important to an independent author like myself to build up his review count. It's one of the most important factors in how Amazon ranks products, and, therefore, in how it recommends them to customers searching for a particular theme or in a particular genre of books. I'm not trying to solicit all 5-star reviews, you understand (although I'm very grateful that so many of you leave them). Be honest in your review, by all means; but please leave one. An independent author relies super-heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations such as reviews. They, in turn, drive Amazon's ranking of our books. Your review can mean either meat and potatoes on our plates, or bread and water!
I'd also be grateful for your feedback here, in comments on this blog, or by e-mail (see my blog profile for the address). I try very hard to make each of my books 'stand-alone', not needing to have read the whole series to understand it, with plots that are interesting and gripping. I don't want to fall into the trap of merely repeating a formula. Your feedback helps me avoid that, and assists in keeping my books fresh.
EDITED TO ADD: To automatically refresh this (or any other) Kindle e-book with the latest version:
- Open Amazon.com in its own Web browser page or tab.
- Go to 'Your Account'.
- Click on 'Manage Your Content And Devices'.
- Go to 'Settings'.
- Scroll down to the setting 'Automatic Book Update (Whispersync for Books)'. Make sure that it's set to ON.