Amazon announces free Kindles

Amazon wants to give a free Kindle to Prime Members. Could this be game changer?  Would you become a Prime Member to get one?

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A Great Tool for Authors

For those of you searching for a means to put your ideas out in the form of an ebook, I recommend you check out a great tool I found while writing “The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy”.

I originally started writing using Microsoft Word but I also have a laptop running Ubuntu Linux which I wanted to use while traveling in the motorhome.  I was using Libre Office on the laptop which saved to a word doc format but was constantly adjusting to the idiosyncracies of the separate programs.  I also had separate files for research notes which I had to keep track of.  One day I stumbled upon an ad for “Jutoh” by Anthemion Software Ltd.  I clicked the link and found exactly the tool I was looking for.

Jutoh allows me to use exactly the same interface no matter what operating system I happen to be using and has loads of features, including being able to keep all research notes in a scrap file within the writing project.  The ebook conversion tools work flawlessly and does not convert anything kept within the scrap file.  I was able to do conversions to epub and mobi formats and save them to the cloud and then preview them using the free Kindle and Nook apps available on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

I was able to paste the progress I had made using Microsoft Word into the new program with ease and my writing productivity increased immediately.  The best part was the software only cost $39.00 and I could download a demo before purchasing the complete software.

The project file takes a bit of setup but it is well worth the effort.  Any questions I had concerning the software were promptly answered via email by Dr Julian Smart and the answers were always spot on.

By utilizing Dropbox, I can now write, research or prieview from anywhere at any time.

This is an unsolicited testimonial for a great piece of software.

Here is the link if you want further information.

http://www.jutoh.com/index.htm

A Rare Gem

As an author who likes to blend several genres together, I also am an avid reader of Classic Detective series such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and Classic Horror stories such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” I recently finished a novel suggested to me through Goodreads.com, “Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula” by Loren D. Estleman.  I was intrigued by the title and the thought of the arch detective vs one of the most evil characters ever imagined.  I must admit as a fan of the original Sherlock Holmes series, I was skeptical about how well the two genres could be blended and still remain true to the original characters, particularly John Watson’s journalistic style.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well the author pulled it off.  A jolly good read.

Here is the the link to the book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Further-Adventures-Sherlock-Holmes-ebook/dp/B008QNCGEG/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363806227&sr=1-1&keywords=sherlock+holmes+vs+dracula

Keep on Reading

Just received via email.

Another reader emailed a review on Amazon.

 ***** GREAT READ! NO ROMANTIC WEREWOLVES HERE!  ,March 14, 2013

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This review is from: The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy: Book One (Kindle Edition)

It was a blast to read. It was a blend of spy thrillers and horror and action and intrigue with a little noir thrown in. The author did a great job blending those genres together. It’s a good read…no romantic “twilight” werewolves. These things kill. Good fun!

If you want to qualify for a free copy of Book Two when it is finished please be sure to email a copy of your review to;

wolfslairconspiracy@gmail.com

I need your email address to deliver the epub.

Thanks to Rkim for the kind words and keep on reading

A few Reader’s Reviews

A few reviews are beginning to trickle in.  So far, no negative reviews

I thought I would post them here for all to see.

From Amazon;

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, March 1, 2013

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Katherine M ReynoldsSee all my reviews

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I loved this book. I usually read books by Vince Flynn, John Grisham, etc. I found this book held my attention better than the last couple of Vince Flynn books!  I am not a huge fan of werewolves…but this book is so much more than werewolves! It is a great thriller and I am eagerly awaiting book 2!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars great read, February 21, 2013

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Elaine ficereSee all my reviews

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This was a great read. I find many books interesting in the beginning,
only to become difficult to finish. Not so with this read. This author choose an amazing story line,which kept me intriqued from the first page to the final paragraph. Waiting for more from this imagative author.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book – can’t wait for the next one, February 20, 2013

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Pamela K. Robello (Marysvale, UT United States) – See all my reviews
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I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book but I have to say it grabbed me right from the beginning. There were some parts of it that were totally predictable however there were also twists that I didn’t expect. It was a totally enjoyable read and I would recommend it to everyone. I can’t wait for the next book!

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From the IBookstore;

This one was emailed to wolfslairconspiracy@gmail.com from a IBookstore purchaser in order to qualify for a free copy of Book Two when available.

(I have omitted the readers email address for privacy reasons)

I submitted the following review for your book. I can’t wait to read the next one 🙂

-Denna

This book was such a great read, I couldn’t put it down. Though this type of literature is not what I typically read, I finished it in less than 24 hours because I literally could not stop turning the page. I’m genuinely looking forward to the next book in the series. Well done, Mr. William Inman!

Sent from my iPad

Thanks to all of the above for their kind words.

If you do chose to review the book please email me a copy at wolfslairconspiracy@gmail.comThe first 25 will receive a free copy of Book Two when it is completed and edited.

A Word from the Author

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            I hope you enjoy this, the first part of “The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy”.  If you purchased the book and would like to see more of this series, I invite you to become part of the process. Review the book. Encourage the author. We live in exciting times where literature is not constrained by the brick and mortar world of conventional publishing and you can now buy great books for little more than the price of a cup of coffee. I know that we live in a busy society and writing a book review takes time and effort, but it is the best way to help a new author get started. If you do decide to review the book, email me a copy at;

 wolfslairconspiracy@gmail.com

 I would like to gift the first 25 reviewers, an epub of “The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy Book Two”, when it is completed. If you chose not to review it, please accept my thanks for the purchase and keep on reading.

Book Two – In Progress

I am almost through with the research for “Book Two” in “The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy” series.  I find it much easier to write when most of the research is done in advance.  In this book, David Cortez and characters from Book One will have to deal with the deteriorating  situations in Europe while facing an adversary more evil and powerful than they could ever have imagined.  We will find out more about the “shadowy cloaked figure” who appeared late in Book One and David will learn more about the extraordinary powers of the “Blood Ring”.

Possible new locales for “Book Two” include the “The Whitechapel District of London“, “Stonehenge“, “Paris and the rural French countryside”, “Munich and Eastern Europe“, and “Cairo and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt“.

For those of you who have finished “The Wolf’s Lair Conspiracy” Book One, I would appreciate your comments here on the Blog or better yet, leave a review on the site from which you purchased the book.

Keep on Reading!