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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Exciting news - the Kindle version of Sun Dragon is now available for pre-order. So you can buy it now and it will be immediately available to you on October 31st. See the purchase links below!

The launch event for Sun Dragon will be held on November 1 st and there's a huge range of wonderful prizes. Bit you have to be attending to be in with a chance to win! Come and join the event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/63680...



2012: NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on Mars to search for signs of whether microbial life existed on the planet.


2018: The first alien lifeform, a simple wormlike creature is discovered, gripping the world's imagination.

2022: The first manned mission to Mars begins the longest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken by humankind.

From hundreds of potential candidates, six astronauts from countries around the world are selected to crew the historic mission. Led by Commander Samantha Collins, they must travel across the gulf of interplanetary space, over 150 million miles from home and help. Their mission is to investigate alien life, but what they discover is far beyond what anyone ever imagined...

Pre-order Sun Dragon now on
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/12zV5eX


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Win a Signed Copy of Sun Dragon!

Everyone who has signed up to attend the Sun Dragon event for this coming Saturday 1st November will automatically be entered into a draw for a signed copy of Sun Dragon. If you haven't signed up yet then now is the time to do so as there are only a few days to go! Throughout the day there will be competitions and giveaways, not only from me but a an excellent line up of authors.

Join the Sun Dragon launch event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/63680...


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) There's only two days left until the Sun Dragon virtual launch party! Exciting times. I've received the proofs for the paperback and the few tweaks needed are done - so this should be ready in the next few weeks. The Kindle version will be released tomorrow and as little tease here's the second chapter:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...

Come and join the virtual launch event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/63680...


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) I'm pleased to announce that my latest novel - Sun Dragon is now available for Kindle. All the details are below and please help me spread the word on this release by sharing the link wherever you can - thanks!



2012: NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on Mars to search for signs of whether microbial life existed on the planet.
2018: The first alien lifeform, a simple wormlike creature is discovered, gripping the world's imagination.

2022: The first manned mission to Mars begins the longest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken by humankind.

From hundreds of potential candidates, six astronauts from countries around the world are selected to crew the historic mission. Led by Commander Samantha Collins, they must travel across the gulf of interplanetary space, over 150 million miles from home and help. Their mission is to investigate alien life, but what they discover is far beyond what anyone ever imagined...

Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/12zV5eX

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCultofMe

Join the Launch Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/63680...


message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

The Sun Dragon launch event has started. There will be prizes and book giveaways throughout the day - come and join the fun here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/63680...

Anyone leaving a comment in this thread will be entered in a draw to win a signed copy of Sun Dragon.


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Come follow me on Indie Book Bargains - the place for a daily drabble and UK Kindle bargains:

http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk/...

An excellent site for UK readers and authors looking to promote in the UK market.


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

I'm very pleased to reveal that Sun Dragon is now available in paperback!

SUN DRAGON

2012: NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on Mars to search for signs of whether microbial life existed on the planet.

2018: The first alien lifeform, a simple wormlike creature is discovered, gripping the world's imagination.

2022: The first manned mission to Mars begins the longest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken by humankind.

From hundreds of potential candidates, six astronauts from countries around the world are selected to crew the historic mission. Led by Commander Samantha Collins, they must travel across the gulf of interplanetary space, over 150 million miles from home and help. Their mission is to investigate alien life, but what they discover is far beyond what anyone ever imagined...

Click the links below to buy Sun Dragon:

Amazon US - http://amzn.to/1scskuJ
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/1ztN9cz


message 8: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara | 1142 comments I'm interested in Mars and involve it in my own writing, so the very best of luck with your launch.
2022 is not so far off!


message 9: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Thanks Clare! And no it isn't :-)


message 10: by Clare (last edited Nov 06, 2014 05:20AM) (new)

Clare O'Beara | 1142 comments I'm wondering if you would be interested in a review swap, Michael? I'm finding that fewer than 1% of readers review. I review regularly on Amazon, Goodreads and Fresh Fiction.


message 11: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Clare wrote: "I'm wondering if you would be interested in a review swap, Michael? I'm finding that fewer than 1% of readers review. I review regularly on Amazon, Goodreads and Fresh Fiction. If this is somethi..."

I don't do review swaps, but I'd be happy to feature your book on my blog - I can do a shout out for your free day if you like?


message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) The first review for Sun Dragon is in and thankfully it's a good one! :-)

"There’s no denying, however, that the impact of this ‘first contact’ story will stay with me for quite some time. A really good read."

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 13: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara | 1142 comments Sure, that would be great. Thanks.

I'll check out your review, sounds very promising!


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Send me a private message with the details and I'll set up the shout out.


message 15: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

You could win one of five signed copies of Sun Dragon in the Goodreads giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 16: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara | 1142 comments Michael, I tried to enter the giveaway but I am barred because I live in Ireland which is not Great Britain. Anything you can do about this?


message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Clare wrote: "Michael, I tried to enter the giveaway but I am barred because I live in Ireland which is not Great Britain. Anything you can do about this?"

It should be available for Ireland as well now.


message 18: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara | 1142 comments Entered now, so I'm glad I asked. Thanks!
I see:
"5 copies available, 106 people requesting"
Looks like this is going to be popular!


message 19: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Hopefully so :-)


message 20: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

It's been a busy week since the launch of Sun Dragon - thank you to everyone to joined in the launch event, it was a fun day!

The first review for Sun Dragon is up on Goodreads and I'm pleased that it was a good one:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I'm also pleased to announce that Sun Dragon is now available in paperback:

Amazon US - http://amzn.to/1scskuJ
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/1ztN9cz

And if you'd like to win a signed paperback copy then you can participate in the Goodreads giveaway here:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

Thanks to everyone who's bought it so far and it you haven't yet then now is the time to do so!


message 21: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Three great new five star reviews for Sun Dragon have been posted on Amazon:

"All in all a book that is well worth a read and is an enjoyable, interesting story that will definitely be read again!"

"Great descriptive writing of the space setting, ships etc which really set the scenes in my mind as i was reading, if you want a good sci-fi read this is one I certainly recommend."

"This book helped fuel my interest in the cosmos just as the Rosetta Mission landed on the Asteroid."

Buy now from Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Buy now from Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/12zV5eX

There's still time to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of five signed copies:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 22: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) The Goodreads giveaway for Sun Dragon ends on December 1st. So if you haven't entered yet to win one of five signed copies then visit Goodreads and enter now:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 23: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) I was pleased to discover that Sun Dragon has been picked as book of the month for the UK Amazon Kindle Forum group over on Goodreads. Join the discussion here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Happy New Year everyone!


message 24: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon Needs Your Votes!

Sun Dragon has received a fantastic new review here on Goodreads:

"In Sun Dragon, you live with the crew of the Mars Voyager while they are on their journey, you follow their day to day routine with their little dramas, happiness or triumphs until all Hell breaks loose."

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Sun Dragon has also appeared on a couple of lists on Goodreads and it would be great to get them up the rankings. I'm up against some great competition so I'm calling for votes - please visit the links below and vote for Sun Dragon:

New Authors of Science Fiction:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Best New Sci-Fi Novels You've Never Heard Of:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...


message 25: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon has recieved an excellent new review on the Mea iudicia blog:

https://meaiudicia.wordpress.com/2015...


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon has received a great new 5 star review over on Goodreads, take a look here:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 27: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

I'm very pleased to reveal that Sun Dragon has been listed twice in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2014 long list. The first entry is in the science fiction category and it's also been listed in the best cover category. You can check out the all the listed books here:

http://bookhippo.uk/awards/longList20...

While you're there why not sign up for the newsletter with dailt Kindle book bargains and a drabble?


message 28: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

I'm very pleased to announce that my novel 'Sun Dragon' has won the science-fiction category of the SpaSpa Book Awards 2014. I'm very pleased with that result, especially as I was up against some excellent competition.

I was also pleased to see that some of my favourite indie authors placed amongst the winners. You can see the winning books on the awards page here:

http://bookhippo.uk/awards/


message 29: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

Sun Dragon is on Kindle Countdown Sale!

In preparation for the impending launch of the Tau Ceti Mission (more news on this coming very soon!) Sun Dragon is on Kindle Countdown sale for the next week. So until October 3rd you can pick up the Kindle version for only 99p or $0.99!

Buy now from Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Buy now from Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/12zV5eX


message 30: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy)

I'm pleased to announce that signed copies of my print books are now available from the Old Ones Productions store. Take a look here:

https://oldonesproductions.com/collec...


message 31: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

For this week Sun Dragon is available on a Kindle Countdown offer for only 99p, or 99c, so now is an ideal opportunity to read the story that launched the Tau Ceti mission! The offer ends on May 9th.

SUN DRAGON

2012: NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on Mars to search for signs of whether microbial life existed on the planet.

2018: The first alien lifeform, a simple wormlike creature is discovered, gripping the world's imagination.

2022: The first manned mission to Mars begins the longest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken by humankind.

From hundreds of potential candidates, six astronauts from countries around the world are selected to crew the historic mission. Led by Commander Samantha Collins, they must travel across the gulf of interplanetary space, over 150 million miles from home and help. Their mission is to investigate alien life, but what they discover is far beyond what anyone ever imagined...

Buy now from Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Buy now from Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/12zV5eX


message 32: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

Sun Dragon is available on Kindle for only 99p/99c until October 3rd as part of a Kindle Countdown sale. Grab your copy here:

Buy now from Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/ZRrQ5v
Buy now from Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/12zV5eX

One reviewer said this about the story:

"I thoroughly enjoyed this. The level of detail about space flight is astounding and for someone, like me, who has fantasised about being an astronaut since I was a lad it's riveting."


message 33: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sun Dragon by Michael Brookes

Sun Dragon now has an awesome trailer - check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfj-I...


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