I just checked – it’s 15:45 hours on the second day of the two day free kindle download for Patriot Dawn.
9997 copies downloaded free so far!
The problem: I am now out of cover, fully exposed in the open to incoming fire from the trolls. Requesting fire support!
There are some good reviews popping up, but a couple of bad ones from obvious haters.
If you have read it and liked it, please take a moment to give it a 5 star on Amazon. I’m certainly getting the message out with the free download, but there will be blowback – it already took a hit from 4.2 to 4.1 stars.
Here are a couple of the offending reviews (bold is mine)
1 Star: “I can’t believe people are buying this pure garbage. Totally unrealistic and anti the U.S. government. The gun nuts and tea partiers will probably love it, but everyone else should run hard in the opposite direction. Poor characterization, military stuff not even accurate (Really? Military stuff not accurate? Ignorant idiot). Plenty of typos. Garbage, garbage!” Granby Fella
1 Star: “This book flunked the 50 page test, which means if a story fails to engage me in 50 pages, onto the junk pile it goes. In order to buy into the plot, one must be willing to overcome all rational thought and agree with the most preposterous ludicrous laughable prologue ever written. Reading how the entire United States is taken down by a plane load of terrorists was silly enough (not what happened, obvious reading comprehension error); reading how one guy and his teenage son wipe out four truckloads of armed paramilitary “bad guys” was downright painful (obviously my tactical description and lessons made little impression on this one). The writing was sophomoric and sadly in need of editing. The constant use of the term “bugged out” really bugged me! If you’re willing to check your brains at the door, read the book. I truly regret the 30 minutes I wasted on it.” Olive Oyl, Avid Reader
I mean, it is my first novel. It’s not going to be perfect. I know for a fact that a lot of the editorial criticism, of grammar etc, is unfounded. You MUST put a comma here, after every ‘and’ etc. Well, no, you don’t in fact. However, grammar and my personal use of language is one thing. But for some chick to say my tactics suck? Hell.
Anyway, if you can do a ‘5 Star’, please do.
I am currently writing the sequel.
Edit: 25 Nov: 12,355 free copies downloaded over the weekend!
A whole bunch of great reviews popping up on Amazon. Thank you, and keep it up!
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