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30 Oct
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Requests for Reviews

October 28, 2014

Category – Book Reviews

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Reviews are Part of Word-of-Mouth

I posted a comment this past weekend on Emily Guido’s site – in the comments section to a post where she featured me. I had written a short piece about Sam (Samantha), the female lead in my new thriller.

I probably said it about as well as I can (smiles) so I’ve re-posted my comment below.

I hope you’ll take a quick look, and see if this is something that might appeal to you.

Thank you! Sincerely,

Adan

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emilyguido.com/2014/10/24/pay-it-forward-friday-with-author-felipe-adan-lerma-and-his-book-one-night-in-the-hill-country/

I’ll be offering a complimentary code for any of my over a dozen audio books, via Audible, Amazon’s audio book division, to anyone who reads and reviews my new thriller, One Night in the Hill Country.

I’ll have a list of audio books to choose from on the same post. There’s a limited number of codes I have for each audio book, and you can choose anyone you like!

Pro, con, or mixed, the review itself will only need to be honest and constructive.

Just say why you feel good, bad, or mixed about my book, post it on Amazon, and send me the link to the review – that’s it :-)

Saying why you like or not like or feel a little of both helps both other readers, and myself.

Thanks so much! (smiles).

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How Reviews Can Be Good

Sales

This is kinda obvious. Even when a review is marginal or un-approving of the work, if -

There’s constructive criticism. Sometimes what one person likes, is another reader’s preference.

Feedback for Future Work

I like feedback.

Sometimes I change what I wrote right away, and other times not at all, but almost always, if the critique is constructive, I mull it over and over within my creative process, and something good comes from it – even if a bit slowly at times (smiles).

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While Code Allotment Lasts : Free Audio Book with Constructive Review

Details

Just write a constructive review, meaning why you liked or didn’t like or had a little of both feelings, about “One Night in the Hill Country” on Amazon.

Send me the link.

Tell me which audio book below you would like a complimentary code for, and an alternate.

And that’s it. (smiles)

If both your choices are gone, I’ll let you know promptly and see which other title you might like.

Thank you so much. This will be incredibly helpful for myself and for other readers.

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Links

http://www.audible.com/search/ref=sr_ab_1_1_1?searchAuthor=Felipe+Adan+Lerma&advsearchKeywords=felipe+adan+lerma&qid=1385405729&sr=1-1

101 Sports Poems

Cotton Swabs, in Paris Pink: Paris Shorts

Family Poems

Poems for Lovers Loving & Being Loved

Slumming in Paris, Part One

Welcome to Paris: Slumming in Paris, with the Children, Part Two

With the Children – Boys and Girls in Paris: Slumming in Paris, Book 3

Slumming in Paris, Part 4: With the Children: Groceries & Gare l’Est

Lights on the Champs-Elysees: Slumming in Paris With the Children, Part 5

Paris Shorts, Volume 1

Texas Shorts, Vol. 1

The Old American Artist, a Love Story

Upholding the Constitution: Poetry for Legal Military and Law Enforcement

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Photo-Memoir of Fun Senior Bike Ride on Austin’s Hike & Bike Trail

29 Oct

101 Sports Poems Vol 4 - Running Bicycling Sailing Swimming GymnastPhoto-Memoir of Fun Senior Bike Ride on Austin’s Hike & Bike Trail

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Running, Sailing, Gymnast, Bicycling, Swimming

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Senior Bike Ride on Austin’s Hike & Bike Trail

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October 29, 2014

Categories : Bio-Updates – Seniors – Austin

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swanSwan by Lamar Street Bridge, South Side of Lady Bird Lake

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When my wife Sheila and I committed to participating in a local senior bicycle outing, we knew it would be challenging, despite some relatively light prep work.

And it was that, no doubt!

And I knew the much younger crew from both SASAC and Camacho senior centers, would be helpful, in some way or other.

But after seeing them care for spills, carry extra water for us, repair two flats on the path, and one broken chain – I gotta say they not only did a great job, they made it possible for a fist full and a half of us to make it the nearly nine mile round trip.

Though, to be fair to us seniors, in senior miles, I’m pretty sure that was a hundred ten miles or so….

At least :-)

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west from under mopacWest from the first image above, under the Mopac Bridge, looking west.

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Our trek curved around almost all the Hike & Bike Trail. Above, we’re on a pedestrian bicyclists’ bridge under the Loop 1 (Mopac) freeway on the western side of Austin.

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IMG_5235Boardwalk, extends Hike & Bike eastward in Austin

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Recently built, the boardwalk above finally extended the Hike & Bike east of Congress Ave to I-35. The pink spot in the far distance is Sheila and the senior biking group we were with. There’s a close-up of her (and me) below. :-)

The patterned concrete is very stable feeling, and not bumpy at all – very smooth, very peaceful over the water.

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IMG_5208So much fun, had to use two bikes!

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Ok, here’s me. We’re about to cross under Mopac (see second pic above).

I showed one of our ride guides the picture in preview mode on my phone and told him my caption idea and I think he might not’ve been sure if I was serious or not (smiles).

And finally, the scenic lady on our scenic ride – Sheila!

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IMG_5165No touch-up needed :-)

This is a beautiful park area, near where our outing started, in east Austin, at Festival Beach.

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That’s it, for now. I’ve more pictures, and with more time, I’ll probably do up one of my small photo-memoir books.

This was all possible via the good guides and folk at two Austin’s community centers.

Below is an excerpt about each, plus links.

Stay healthy and happy everyone!

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Special Thanks

Lorraine “Grandma” Camacho Center

Historical Information

The Center is dedicated in honor of community matriarch Lorraine “Grandma” Camacho. Mrs. Camacho lived on Canterbury Street for more than 40 years, down the street from Metz Recreation Center. She was an advocate for children, first at Zavala Elementary and then at Metz Elementary. She volunteered for many years with the Reading Is Fundamental program. Over the years she was someone the neighborhood children could trust and know she would protect them as though she were their parent. She offered her house as one of the first McGruff House, a safe house for children. Mrs. Camacho spent endless hours working in her community and working to enhance the life of her community and the community’s children.

South Austin Senior Activity Center (SASAC)

Facility Overview

The 12,311-square-foot facility is nestled among numerous large oak and cedar trees on 4.61 acres of parkland. An attractive and colorful community flower garden, located just off the back porch, is a wonderful setting for conversations and outdoor games. Facilities include rooms for ceramics, billiards, exercise, meetings, arts and crafts, cooking and other multipurpose programs.

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Related Title – Walking to ACL in Our 60s

Click to Enlarge ImageA short photo-memoir book of mine, featuring much of the same area as above, especially around Zilker Park, is Walking to ACL in Our 60s.

Zilker Park is south and between the area under the Mopac Bridge and where the white swan picture was taken. The Hike & Bike borders the northern edge of the park.

Sheila and I had walked to Zilker to enjoy listening to the music from the first weekend’s Austin City Limits festival, but via walking around the festival grounds in the park and trails nearby.

More pictures of places along (Butler) Hike & Bike are included.

The book is available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-ACL-Felipe-Adan-Lerma-ebook/dp/B00O8WAZHY/

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Happy National Chocolate Day! – 2014

28 Oct

ACX Slumming in Paris Part 3 coverHappy National Chocolate Day!

2014

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Available at Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited, and as an audio book.

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Adventures in Paris. This one includes a stop in a chocolate store for the youngest two, Buzz and Zilker.

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October 28, 2014

Yummmmy!

Brownies, fudge, slices, chunks, bars and tear drops -

Ahhh, the wonderful world of chocolate :-)

Here are links to more, enjoy!

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http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2014/10/27/october-28-2014-national-chocolate-day/

RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT CHOCOLATE, WHEN EATEN IN MODERATION, CAN LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE.” [ I think it depends on the cocoa amount, but not sure ]

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http://farmflavor.com/chocoholics-unite-for-national-chocolate-holidays/

For those of us who need more than one chocolate day per year :-)

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https://www.google.com/search?q=National+Chocolate+Day&client=firefox-a&hs=d46&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=AoJPVOTaHuPS8AGIlIHQDg&ved=0CEQQsAQ&biw=1302&bih=750&dpr=0.9

National Chocolate Day images via Google

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max shiela squirrel IMG_5114Chocolate and Pecans – Yum!

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Image of giant squirrel at Berdoll Farms during road trip with grand baby. Delicious samples, we couldn’t leave without a few small blocks of fudge and caramel chocolate to take home!

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Special Thanks to – Andrew Updegrove, Emily Guido, Andrew Knighton

27 Oct
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Andrew Updegrove, Emily Guido, Andrew Knighton

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A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Now available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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October 27, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Special Thanks on my Thriller Launch

Three folk in the internet writers community lent me a much needed hand and boost recently.

They helped my nascent thriller novella launch for “One Night in the Hill Country” be more than a whisper in the ether. (smiles)

Here are the links to posts that helped me tremendously. I hope you’ll explore their sites for the interesting content they each provide. And each is very different in genre from the other, so that makes it even more exciting to explore :-)

Andrew Updegrove – Attorney and thriller writer

http://updegrove.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/an-inteview-with-authorpoetphotographer-felipe-adan-lerma/

Andrew Knighton – Steampunk, historical, and fantasy writer.

http://andrewknighton.com/2014/08/20/short-chapters-my-growing-preference/

Emily Guido – Paranormal romance writer.

http://emilyguido.com/2014/10/24/pay-it-forward-friday-with-author-felipe-adan-lerma-and-his-book-one-night-in-the-hill-country/

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Road Trip with Grandbaby – Best Quote

26 Oct

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Best Quote

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Available in KDP & Kindle Unlimited

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Short Fiction: Trying to go to lunch with six grandchildren, ages 9-18

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October 26, 2014

Categories : Grandparents – Grandchildren

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“I Couldn’t Do That Til I Was Five!”

Formerly youngest grandchild, speaking of the currently youngest grandchild’s ability to use her smart phone, tablet, and anything else with colorful moving digital parts :-)

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Ahh, yes – the joy of growing up with a cutting edge technology, then seeing the next generation doing the same the with next wave!

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Grandparent Story Samples & Poetry :

Story Sample plus Links : Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day – Grandparents with Grandchildren, in Paris

Poetry in Fiction, Samples – Grandma and Grandpa in the Latin Quarter – Family Short Story, Paris

Story Sample plus Links : Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa – Family Short Story, Austin

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery, Austin

“Grandma” – Original Family Poetry

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Meet Sam, Lead in My New Thriller, One Night in the Hill Country – via Emily Guido’s : Pay it Forward Friday with Author

25 Oct
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via Emily Guido’s : Pay it Forward Friday with Author

 

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A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Now available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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via Emily Guido’s : Pay it Forward Friday with Author

October 25, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Emily Guido’s Pay it Forward Friday with Author

emilyguido.com/2014/10/24/pay-it-forward-friday-with-author-felipe-adan-lerma-and-his-book-one-night-in-the-hill-country/

Known for her paranormal romances, Emily Guido also displays a heart for helping other authors.

With a few guidelines, she offers her site on Fridays to feature other authors.

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My thoughts about Samantha by Author Felipe Adan Lerma

In a short piece, I have an opportunity to say a little more about my main character in my new thriller, Sam (Samantha.)

I hope you have a chance to drop by Emily’s site, plus see all she has to offer.

Her specialty is paranormal romance :-)

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Related Articles :

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin –  A Short Story Companion to the Thriller : One Night in the Hill Country – Featuring Sam (Samantha)

Interviewed by Andrew Updegrove –  Attorney, Author of The Alexandria Project

Short Chapters – My Guest Post: Why I Like Them

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First Month in Kindle Unlimited Part 2 – Was It Worth It?

24 Oct

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Was It Worth It?

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Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa

Currently available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited

Intergenerational fiction for the whole family.

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First Month in Kindle Unlimited Part 2 -

Was It Worth It?

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October 24, 2014

Category – Platform Advantages

Related Articles :

Why I Put My Books in Kindle Unlimited – It’s Personal – 092914

First Month in Kindle Unlimited Part 1 –  More Time, No Borrows, One Sale – 102314

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Personally – Yes

As detailed in Part 1, I now have time to exercise properly and do things that are improving not only my health, but we sense of well-being.

That’s a hard thing to say hasn’t been worth it. It has.

If things change in the future, regarding staying exclusive for so much of my work on Kindle Unlimited, marketing time will have to remain where it basically is now, ie, much reduced.

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Business Wise – To Soon To Say

Why

Despite the fact that nothing was borrowed my whole first month in Kindle Unlimited (KU), and only one sale occurred -

And that more was still made on other outlets, despite about 90% of my titles now in KU -

There are factors still mitigating for experimenting with Kindle Unlimited :

  • Other Sales are not so significant on the other outlets that a temporary trial in KU wasn’t worth it.
  • KU Sales and borrows “may” pick up in Kindle Unlimited. If they don’t, that means discoverability, for me, wasn’t enhanced being in KU. But there’s two more months to see.
  • Reporting Time : Some sales/borrows for both Apple and Scribd from mid-summer weren’t reported to me on Smashwords until the last week, and even today (see Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa at top). Whatever the problem, it’s magnified by the fact that free downloads (via Selects marketing promotion tools) show up almost immediately in Amazon.
  • Timely Payments : Getting email notices of impending payments from Amazon from Europe and the U.S., however small (and currently MIA the last 30 days since joining Select and Kindle Unlimited), dwarf getting months-long reports and once-every-ninety day payments from Smashwords. If exclusive on Amazon proves unrewarding for me at the end of the ninety day period, D2D might be worth seriously looking into.

These are serious issues : sales, reporting time, payment time – and would need to be balanced with having time for a balanced enjoyable life.

If sales are not factor at this time, whichever route I take, and I register my work with the Library of Congress to further protect my intellectual property (IP), then I’m ok with the route I’m on at this time :

Experimenting on Kindle Unlimited regarding discoverability, and, sales or borrows (ie, money to me).

Best wishes everyone (smiles).

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First Month in Kindle Unlimited Part 1 – More Time, No Borrows, One Sale

23 Oct
Love's Travels - Vermont, Paris, Austin; © felipe adan lerma

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More Time, No Borrows, One Sale

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Love’s Travels – Vermont Paris Austin

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Four star review:

“Love’s Travels is one of the best books/poetry I’ve read recently. The rhythm of the words with the incredible photos creates a lovely picture of love shared. Mr. Lerma paints a beautiful story. I highly recommend this book. “

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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October 23, 2014

Category – Platform Advantages

Related Articles :

First Month in Kindle Unlimited Part 2 –  Was It Worth It? – 102414

Advantage Scribd – Reader Data – 090214

Advantage Amazon KDP – File Size – 090314

Advantage Smashwords – Distribution – 090414

Advantage Amazon KDP – Ease of Publishing – 090514

Advantage Smashwords – Reader Preview Selection – 091014

Advantage Amazon KDP – Reporting Time to Authors – 091914

Advantage Amazon Kindle Unlimited – Audio Book Tie-in to eBook – 092514

Advantage Amazon (via Goodreads) – Advertising Your Writing – 093014

Why I Put My Books in Kindle Unlimited – It’s Personal – 092914

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Risking Exclusivity for More Time for Health

Recap

A month ago I decided, for both business and personal reasons, to move the majority of my titles to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (KU).

Hugh Howey had laid out some compelling reasons in his post, Ruminations on Exclusivity.

One of which was the huge savings in time by having one outlet.

It made sense to me, and, because I was spending so much time trying to get readers to so many locations for so many titles, felt it was worth the chance.

Growing Voices Against Exclusivity

Hugh has recently posted another article, saying that maybe writers in the middle, might not benefit as much as those at the bottom (who need exposure and time) or those at the top, getting huge bonuses from Amazon for staying in the program. And that exclusivity, as I’ve posted many times, may not even be in Amazon’s best interests anymore.

Business Results

Unfortunately, as even my first month in KU shows, I’m very much at the bottom, maybe even scrunched down beneath the surface a bit (smiles).

And while my business end has been, if not a bust, a non-starter sputter :-) with less sales than previously, and not even one borrow yet, my personal end has had the intended benefit.

Personal Results

As I told Alison, my personal contact in customer support at Scribd when I left (miss that girl!), I really needed to both cut back the amount of time I was spending marketing, and devote more time to getting myself fit and healthy again. I wasn’t “sick.” But I had allowed myself to become un-toned and much too sluggish.

At my age, I turned 64 this past weekend – yay! – I need, not only to exercise regularly, but time to rest and recover.

I’d been relatively fit before, and I knew what it would take for me – dedicated time.

So in this past month, I’ve signed up for some evening alignment yoga classes, and – a (very) early morning boot camp (via Fusion Boot Camp)!

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Driving to Boot Camp!

I even wrote, “Maybe I’ll get a bicycle for Christmas.”

I was a little off there, my son gave me a great commuter bike for my birthday! :-)

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Bottomline(s)

  • One, it’s much too early to get “too” discouraged regarding the business benefit of Kindle Unlimited for me.
  • Two, if and when I returned titles to being non-exclusive, something would need to change regarding my time spent marketing to other outlets (I still have a handful of titles in Scribd, Apple, etc). My Authors Page and the right side of each page have links to my other outlet author pages.
  • Three, it may be time to try someone other than Smashwords for distribution to Scribd, Apple, and Barnes and Noble. Smashwords does distribute to libraries via OverDrive, but that’s been a protracted no-news no-updates disappointment since June.
  • For now, with two more months commitment in Kindle Unlimited, I remain hopeful, and intend to take advantage of the newly freed time to continue getting fit. Who knows, maybe even my writing, not just my body, will become “unsluggish.” :-)

Below is some info on my new thriller, my first actually. Some requests for reviews are processing, and hopefully readers will have more than mine and m wife’s and a few friends’ enthusiastic response to go by (smiles).

Thanks so much, best wishes!

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One Night in the Hill Country – a Suspense Thriller

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My first thriller – One Night in the Hill Country, is now available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

A 3000 word sample (approx 10%) is available on my site.

My blurb reads :

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children.

Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – A Short Story Companion to the Thriller : One Night in the Hill Country – Featuring Sam (Samantha)

22 Oct

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Featuring Sam (Samantha)

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Dirty Sixth Street, Austin -

A Short Story Companion to the Thriller : One Night in the Hill Country

Featuring Sam (Samantha)

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October 22, 2014

Categories : Thrillers

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About Sam (Samantha)

Via Interview

I very recently had the pleasure of having an interview via Andrew Updegrove, attorney and self-published thriller author of The Alexandria Project.

His list of questions helped me zero in on my many creative interests besides writing, plus enabled me to focus a bit about the female lead, Sam (Samantha).

Though many folk key on the children and teens and tweens in both the new thriller, and Dirty Sixth Street, Austin and its three companion short stories, it is Sam the children circle around, center on, and evolve from.

I don’t know everything about Sam and her life, but I’ve found it worth finding out more about through my stories.

I hope you’ll enjoy the same – thank you much (smiles).

Via Other Stories

While “Dirty Sixth Street, Austin” is about how Sam, as a grown woman, meets the six cousins (ages 9-18) in much of my fiction, the stories below are of Sam telling the six children stories about her own childhood, growing up in Vermont.

The story within each story, is itself, a suspense mystery of sorts.

Hello, Darling

A content sample is also available on my site.

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

And of course, there’s the new thriller, One Night in the Hill Country

 A content sample is also available on m site.

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Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Blurb

Sam (Samantha) is visiting Austin from New England. Thinking of moving. Works with the police helping children in trauma. And comes across the six cousins in much of my Texas and Paris fiction. The youngest boy, Zilker, has been robbed, and she wants to help out. In the process, she learns much about herself, her young new friends, and a special party section of Austin, Texas. Oh, and solves the crime. (smiles)

Details

7850 story words.

31+ standard pages.

Set in Austin Texas.

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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available! Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available!

Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

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A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Available via subscription, direct purchase, or library.

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available!

Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

October 21, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Gift Purchases Still Processing

My intent was to keep my pre-release price of $2.99 for my new thriller through the release date this past Sunday.

However, it appears that not all the gift purchases are processing, or at least showing up in my reporting data.

If I increase my pricing before the gift subscriptions are redeemed or processed, the recipient won’t be able to purchase my new book without paying additional monies on their own, which isn’t the intent of the gift purchases.

So for now, pre-order pricing for “One Night in the Hill Country” remains at $2.99.

It is also available free for subscribers of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

Those are some pretty good reasons to try out the new book -

Besides that readers are reporting they like it :-)

Thanks so much everyone!

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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General Reader Info -

A 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Queen – work in progress : novella, set in Vermont

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

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