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2013-12-26 06:06:11 PM
Will it be free again in 17 years?
 
2013-12-26 06:07:46 PM
Free novel is free novel, but the description doesn't tell me much authorsubby

sell it to me! Make me love it!

I'm usually an absurdest humor reader but I go all over.And I will gladly read anything a fellow farker has written
 
2013-12-26 06:27:30 PM
Who are you?
 
2013-12-26 06:52:17 PM
Just downloaded. will read. thank you.
 
2013-12-26 07:22:09 PM
Subby here. And here's the book:

A family and community become swept-up in a tempest of violence and tragedy.

After John Sayre starts slipping off at odd hours from the family farm, his wife Frances begins to suspect that he's joined a newly-revived chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.  By the time their young son discovers the corpse of a lynched black man along the side of a nearby dirt road, Frances Sayre has had enough.  But John hasn't joined the ranks of the murderous KKK as his wife fears.  Just the same, John's secret has the potential to destroy their marriage, if not so much more.

What comes to pass over those heated days of summer, none on any side could have imagined, or wanted.

Kirkus Reviews named CICADA "new and notable" as well as awarded it "Best Indies of 2012" status, calling it a beautifully crafted tale with well-drawn characters, adding, "Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the AC."
 
2013-12-26 07:25:15 PM

shanrick: Just downloaded. will read. thank you.


No...thank you.
 
2013-12-26 07:30:52 PM
Shallow and pedantic
 
2013-12-26 07:50:05 PM

ThatDarkFellow: Shallow and pedantic


Wow...you're a fast reader.
 
2013-12-26 08:17:19 PM

Ernie the Fork: Subby here. And here's the book:

A family and community become swept-up in a tempest of violence and tragedy.

After John Sayre starts slipping off at odd hours from the family farm, his wife Frances begins to suspect that he's joined a newly-revived chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.  By the time their young son discovers the corpse of a lynched black man along the side of a nearby dirt road, Frances Sayre has had enough.  But John hasn't joined the ranks of the murderous KKK as his wife fears.  Just the same, John's secret has the potential to destroy their marriage, if not so much more.

What comes to pass over those heated days of summer, none on any side could have imagined, or wanted.

Kirkus Reviews named CICADA "new and notable" as well as awarded it "Best Indies of 2012" status, calling it a beautifully crafted tale with well-drawn characters, adding, "Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the AC."


You just copied the description from the Amazon page. That's cheating!
 
2013-12-26 08:54:02 PM

Ernie the Fork: Subby here. And here's the book:

A family and community become swept-up in a tempest of violence and tragedy.

After John Sayre starts slipping off at odd hours from the family farm, his wife Frances begins to suspect that he's joined a newly-revived chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.  By the time their young son discovers the corpse of a lynched black man along the side of a nearby dirt road, Frances Sayre has had enough.  But John hasn't joined the ranks of the murderous KKK as his wife fears.  Just the same, John's secret has the potential to destroy their marriage, if not so much more.

What comes to pass over those heated days of summer, none on any side could have imagined, or wanted.

Kirkus Reviews named CICADA "new and notable" as well as awarded it "Best Indies of 2012" status, calling it a beautifully crafted tale with well-drawn characters, adding, "Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the AC."


Seems kind of short.
 
2013-12-26 09:10:16 PM

HawgWild: Ernie the Fork: Subby here. And here's the book:

A family and community become swept-up in a tempest of violence and tragedy.

After John Sayre starts slipping off at odd hours from the family farm, his wife Frances begins to suspect that he's joined a newly-revived chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.  By the time their young son discovers the corpse of a lynched black man along the side of a nearby dirt road, Frances Sayre has had enough.  But John hasn't joined the ranks of the murderous KKK as his wife fears.  Just the same, John's secret has the potential to destroy their marriage, if not so much more.

What comes to pass over those heated days of summer, none on any side could have imagined, or wanted.

Kirkus Reviews named CICADA "new and notable" as well as awarded it "Best Indies of 2012" status, calling it a beautifully crafted tale with well-drawn characters, adding, "Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the AC."

You just copied the description from the Amazon page. That's cheating!


I know right? I already read the amazon description... I was hoping subby/author would expound on that!

btw, it has been downloaded
 
2013-12-26 09:30:44 PM
Not trying to dismiss the request for more info. Honestly just don't want to spoil the read by telling too much.

You can read the first few pages right there on Amazon before committing to a download if that helps you decide whether it's to your taste. And, at the end of the day, it is free.

If you do give it a try, I hope you enjoy it. In any event, if you do give me my day in your court, thanks.
 
2013-12-26 10:18:45 PM
Thanks, just downloaded it.
 
2013-12-27 03:19:00 AM
you've been kindled, Fork Man.

Thanks for the freebie. If I dislike it you may expect an invoice for my time. Otherwise it's not really free, is it?
 
2013-12-27 06:39:26 AM
Thank you, Ernie. Just downloaded.
 
2013-12-27 07:40:26 AM

Dr. Picklebacon: you've been kindled, Fork Man.

Thanks for the freebie. If I dislike it you may expect an invoice for my time. Otherwise it's not really free, is it?


Sadly, save for the air we breathe, nothing truly is, is it?

Thanks. Hope you enjoy.
 
2013-12-27 07:41:23 AM

phenn: Thank you, Ernie. Just downloaded.


Thank you, phenn. Enjoy! (I hope)
 
2013-12-27 07:58:56 AM
(cue Kermit YAAAAAY clip)

'course, I have to figure out how to use a Nook.  Is Nook even compatible w/ Amazon?  :)
 
2013-12-27 09:27:45 AM
Great book... read it a few months ago when it was free...
LOVED LOVED LOVED Crooked Man's Road...
Need to see what other books you have.. I really enjoy them
 
2013-12-27 10:19:38 AM
My novel Cicada is free for the next few days.  My Merry Christmas gift to fellow Farkers

Why would you give away your unusual bug for Christmas?

\got LESS than nothing
 
2013-12-27 10:21:00 AM

sararenne: Great book... read it a few months ago when it was free...
LOVED LOVED LOVED Crooked Man's Road...
Need to see what other books you have.. I really enjoy them


THANK YOU!!
 
2013-12-27 10:22:35 AM

somemoron: My novel Cicada is free for the next few days.  My Merry Christmas gift to fellow Farkers

Why would you give away your unusual bug for Christmas?

\got LESS than nothing


Oh the weird things and desperate bids we indie authors go to in hopes of building a readership and garnering Amazon reviews. :)
 
2013-12-27 10:23:27 AM

Abzzstain: Thanks, just downloaded it.


Thanks. Hope you enjoy it.
 
2013-12-27 10:24:42 AM

petuniapup: (cue Kermit YAAAAAY clip)

'course, I have to figure out how to use a Nook.  Is Nook even compatible w/ Amazon?  :)


Amazon has a free downloadable converter...not certain if it works for Nook, though.
 
2013-12-27 11:08:16 AM
Got it, thanks.
 
2013-12-27 11:59:34 AM

Ernie the Fork: petuniapup: (cue Kermit YAAAAAY clip)

'course, I have to figure out how to use a Nook.  Is Nook even compatible w/ Amazon?  :)

Amazon has a free downloadable converter...not certain if it works for Nook, though.


There's a program called Calibre that will convert Amazon Kindle format to Nook format (and pretty much every other format too). You may need to read up on it and install some plug-ins though; it's been a while since I installed it.

But I have a Nook and use Amazon exclusively now since they have so many more books than B&N. In fact I just converted your book and loaded it onto my Nook.
 
2013-12-27 12:42:25 PM
This novel sounds amazing; I love the plot description.

Ernie, do you have someone acting as a publicist for you? Do you have some good press clippings in local/regional publications? Do you go to book fairs to try to meet agents and publishers? I'm asking all this because I have a strong intuition you have the ability to become a nationally acclaimed author and make a buttload of money.

Just keep writing!
 
2013-12-27 01:15:32 PM

unfarkingbelievable: This novel sounds amazing; I love the plot description.

Ernie, do you have someone acting as a publicist for you? Do you have some good press clippings in local/regional publications? Do you go to book fairs to try to meet agents and publishers? I'm asking all this because I have a strong intuition you have the ability to become a nationally acclaimed author and make a buttload of money.

Just keep writing!


Very kind of you. No...I'm all on my lonesome. I used to be with a small independent publisher in the UK, but that was very short-lived.

And yes, marketing is my weak spot. I really need to step up my game in that regard.
 
2013-12-27 03:24:57 PM

Bob Falfa: Got it, thanks.


Thanks! I hope to hear what you think of it.
 
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