Get Scion (or Sire) for free

Update II

Thanks again, everyone. The giveaway is now closed. I look forward to hearing what you all think about Scion!

-thomas

Update

Thanks, everyone. Response was fantastic, and all 50 copies are gone. But, since I love you all so much, I’m extending the offer until midnight Eastern time.

-thomas



My debut novel, Sire, is currently enjoying thirty 4- and 5- star reviews on Amazon. The feedback has been wonderful, and I’m truly thankful for everyone who’s left a review and sent me a note to let me know that they enjoyed the first Vampires o St. Troy novel.

The sequel, Scion, premiered a few days ago, and I need your hep to spread the word. The single best way to promote a book is for someone who read it and loved it to tell everybody else, so I’m making it super easy for you to give Scion a try.

The first 50 people who send me an email will get Scion for free. All you have to do is promise to leave a review on Amazon once you’ve finished reading it. And if you haven’t read the first book? Let me know, and I’ll send you Sire for free, too.

Just promise to leave a review on Amazon, let me know what format you want (ePub, Kindle, or PDF), and I’ll send you Scion for free. When I did this for Sire last year, the free copies went fast, so don’t wait. Get your copy now.

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How you can get Sire or Debutante for free

Update

Wow, that was fast! All of the review copies of Sire and Debutante are gone. Thanks to everyone who agreed to participarte!

I’ve sent copies to everyone who’s requested them, so if you haven’t gotten yours, check your spam box or email me.

-thomas


I’m an attention whore.

That isn’t exactly a secret. Actually, that’s in my “about the author” bio on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And I wouldn’t spend nearly as much time building a Twitter following or writing this blog if I didn’t want people to pay attention to me.

That means I love feedback. I love to know what you guys think about my writing: what worked for you and what didn’t. That’s the only way I can improve as a writer, the only way I can give you more of what you want to read and less of what you don’t.

Reviews also help other readers. A well-written review – positive or negative – helps people sort through the three-hundred thousand books (literally) that were published in the United States last year. I don’t want to take money from people who are going to hate my stories. I’d much rather connect with readers who are going to enjoy escaping into St. Troy.

So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to give away copies of my novels – Sire, Debutante, or both – to the first fifty people who ask for them. Just send me a message using my contact form and let me know what you want, and what format (Kindle, ePub, PDF). And what I’m asking in return is a promise to leave a review on Amazon.

It doesn’t have to be a good review. I’m not trying to force a bunch of five-star ratings (though I wouldn’t cry if that happened). They just have to be honest reviews. Tell me – and the world – what you really think. That will help me tell better stories, and help readers decide if they should add St. Troy to their shelves.

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Book Review – Sire

Here’s a very nice review of Sire from Angelized 1st:

Galvin took many of the things I love about other books/films/shows in this genre, and left out all the things I hate. None of the girls are weak. None of the guys are “perfect.” Everything doesn’t always work out the way you plan. Sometimes people you care about die. Life is complicated, and becomes even more so when you introduce vampires and werewolves into the picture. Caitlin finds this out in her first day at college, and the story takes off from there. Sire moves at a break-neck pace that makes it hard to put down.

You can read the rest of the review here.

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty-Five

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty-Four

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty-Three

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty-Two

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty-One

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire Book Club – Chapter Twenty

Previously, on Sire Book Club

Spoiler warning: these posts are (obviously) going to be spoiler heavy, so if you haven’t read the book yet, but plan to, be careful.

Also, I don’t want to spoil things from people who are reading along with us, so please don’t talk about things that happen in latter chapters. Once these chapter-by-chapter posts are done, I’ll do one last, whole-book post where we can talk about anything that didn’t fit into a particular chapter.

If you don’t have the book, you can get it right now in digital format. And if you order the paperback, you can get a free digital copy. (Also: let me know if you have a problem getting that digital copy. It’s worked for everyone that’s tried so far, but I still don’t entirely trust it.)

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Sire: Nine weeks of self-published sales data

Apparently, it’s really hard to get an author to tell you what her sales look like.

In the traditional publishing world that’s largely because publishers have always been secretive. In the self-publishing world, though, we get daily sales information, and most of it is even accurate. But still, an author that will tell you exactly how many books they’re selling, and where, is a rarity.

Why? Well, I suspect that it’s because most of us aren’t selling a thousand copies a day. We’e all heard about the kindle millionaires and the self-publishing revolution. But I’m no Joe Konrath, Amanda Hocking, or John Locke. I think my numbers present a much more likely scenario for a first-time, self-published author.

Fortunately for you – or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it – I don’t have a whole lot of shame. So, as promised (at least on my Twitter), here’s a breakdown of my sales and expenses for Sire, as well as my thoughts on what all of this means.

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