December 23rd, 2000, 04:27 PM
more best-kept-secret books
Hopefully this forum might help. How can I get some reviews of my books? Two of my science fiction novels, a collection of my science fiction and fantasy short stories, and a science-fiction-like nonfiction history are all up on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Borders sites. But no one seems to notice them.
1. "The Goddess of Love and the Angel of Death" is a novel that shifts between 2019 and 1997. I originally intended an Adam and Eve story. It involves a nude male art model and a nude stripper. In a gender reversal, he tempts her with a fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the form of a plastic sculpture. There are several paragraphs involved with making hardcore porn, but have no overt unpleasantness. The book is basically a love story and the aftermath of a love story.
"Sinking Into Summer's Arms" is a novel built around the finding of a body of a Neanderthal in the Austrian Alps circa 2025 by a group of postgrad researchers out of Delft, Holland. They, and in a way their Neanderthal, get mixed up in a plot to assassinate the newly appointed UN Emergency Secretary for Global Warming.
"Open 25 Hours" is a collection of my science fiction and fantasy stories, including a a pseudo-takeoff that might seem an X-Files story.
"The Tragic End of the Bronze Age" is a nonfiction popular history. But it is derived from my discovery of a science-fiction-like ancient near-end-of-the-world true story. I seem to have run across a smallpox epidemic that wiped out the Bronze Age and nearly wiped out us.
If you guys know how I can get these reviewed, it would help. I have to buy all copies of these books myself at almost their retail prices, so I am reluctant to send out to just anyone. But I think that thy are pretty good books and no one knows about them.
Tom Slattery, author. I've got more. But these can be seen on those sites.
December 23rd, 2000, 04:55 PM
Send every member of this forum a free copy of each book, and ask them to review it at Amazon... yea... oh well... worth a try. :-)
There is a site called Dark Moon Rising who may review them and send the reviews out to their newsletter subscribers. I am sorry I don't know the exact address, but 'dark moon rising' in Yahoo will get you there
December 26th, 2000, 04:51 AM
Dennizm, I tried your e-mail. It came back. Maybe I entered it wrong?
Basicly I wanted to say that I would like to send out free copies of my books to everyone, but this publishing company charges me almost retail for each book. The most expensive one, "The Tragic End of the Bronze Age" is about $17 US or over 5 pounds UK. I'm rather poor. Can't afford to do that.
If anyone on this site does get hold of one ofr more of my books, I'd be grateful if they would send in a review. Tom Slattery