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message 1: by Steve (last edited Sep 13, 2014 03:38PM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments I'm happy to announce that my historical espionage thriller The Losing Role is available for Amazon Kindle and other e-readers -- and now out in paperback:

In the last winter of World War II a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join a desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan -- he'll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he'd once abandoned.

"An excellent WWII espionage thriller that transcends the genre, making it a story that you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy." -- The New Podler Review of Books

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson


Thanks,
Happy reading,
Steve Anderson


message 2: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments Hi fellow Kindle readers,

I wanted to pass the word that the New Podler Review of Books reviewed The Losing Role last week. Reviewer David Drazul calls the novel "an excellent WWII espionage thriller that transcends the genre, making it a story that you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy."

The full review is here.

I hope you'll give the book a look.

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve Anderson


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that Amazon has discounted The Losing Role to $2.39.

Same discount for my crime noir thriller False Refuge and my comical satire mystery Besserwisser: A Novel. I'm not sure how long this will last, so have at em: http://tinyurl.com/283424f

Thanks!
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 4: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments There's a new interview with me about The Losing Role, what I'm writing and why over on David Wisehart's Kindle Authors blog:

http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/201...

I'll hope you'll check it out.

Thanks,
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 5: by Steve (last edited Nov 24, 2010 04:34PM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments In another recent interview involving The Losing Role, I talk about self-publishing and putting my main characters through hell:

http://www.rosecityreader.com/2010/10...

No wonder they hate me. ;)

Thanks for having a look!

Steve Anderson


message 6: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments I've done three interviews in the last month -- in this, the third, I attempt to explain my own role in The Losing Role and writing in general:

http://www.simon-royle.com/2010/11/20...

I hope you'll have a look at mine and the other authors' interviews.

Steve
Steve Anderson


message 7: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that generous fellow Goodreads author Helen Smith is giving away books for the holidays. It's going on now, from Dec 10-17. Eighteen authors are offering their books, including me with the The Losing Role tomorrow, Dec 14. You could also win an Amazon gift card.

Head straight to Helen's blog for more or check my update.

Thanks and happy holidays!
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 8: by Steve (last edited Dec 28, 2010 08:17PM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments Hi again,

I wanted to pass along a nice new review of The Losing Role from Man of la Book. Reviewer/book blogger Zohar Laor writes:

"This is a well-researched and fascinating book ... with a refreshing twist; it is told from the view point of a German soldier -- and a likable one at that."

http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=1095

The Man also asked me some questions: http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=1110

He also asked me to take part in a giveaway -- enter to win The Losing Role at his site between now and Jan 4. There will be three winners total.

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 9: by Steve (last edited Sep 13, 2014 03:39PM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments Hi all. I'm happy to announce that The Losing Role is now out in paperback. Click on the cover for details:

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Thanks,
Happy reading,
Steve Anderson


message 10: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments There's a new review of The Losing Role in the Historical Novel Review , and it includes a real-life historical connection. Reviewer Gregory Graham's father experienced firsthand some of the novel's horrid events as an infantryman in WWII's Battle of the Bulge.

Graham also recommends the novel. He gives a few good reasons why, most touching on the depiction of war as tragedy. But, my favorite: "Finally, the book is fun."

You can find the review here: http://historicalnovelreview.blogspot...

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve


message 11: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments It's been a good week for The Losing Role. It's made the cut into the next round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA), and received two nice write-ups.

Stimulated Outlet Book Reviews recommends the book and gives a well-written review that really gets to the heart of what I was going for with this story. "The Losing Role succeeds in capturing and maintaining a reader's attention; the constant, underlying tension practically demands it," writes reviewer Alice Yeh.

Meanwhile, The New Podler Review of Books named The Losing Role a Best of 2010. My favorite line: "Enough dramatic tension to saw a Panzer in half."

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Thanks,
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 12: by Steve (last edited Feb 26, 2011 11:03AM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments It's been a good week for The Losing Role. It's made the cut into the next round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA), and received two nice write-ups.

Stimulated Outlet Book Reviews recommends the book and gives a well-written review that really gets to the heart of what I was going for with this story. "The Losing Role succeeds in capturing and maintaining a reader's attention; the constant, underlying tension practically demands it," writes reviewer Alice Yeh.

Meanwhile, The New Podler Review of Books named The Losing Role a Best of 2010. My favorite line: "Enough dramatic tension to saw a Panzer in half."

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 13: by Steve (last edited Apr 09, 2011 11:03AM) (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments EBook giveaway alert: The top three thrillers rated highest at Stimulated Outlet Book Reviews are up for grabs until May 5, including my historical thriller The Losing Role. Have at em!

http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/...

Goodreads is also hosting a giveaway, but that one's for the print book:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Thanks,
Steve
Steve Anderson


message 14: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments I'd like to share some handy book sites along with news about my historical/WWII espionage thriller The Losing Role:

UK Kindle readers, Daily Cheap Reads UK lists novels for £6 or less. Featured recently, The Losing Role — currently discounted at 71p:

http://dailycheapreads.co.uk/2011/04/...

UK Kindle readers have been taking an interest. This week the book made top ten in the Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue and War categories for Kindle, and the Spy Stories category for all books. It's been holding its own alongside my author heroes John Le Carré, Alan Furst, Philip Kerr and others.

For US readers, Four Stars and Up lists only those Kindle books that average four stars and up on at least ten reader reviews. The prices are right too. The Losing Role made the cut and is listed as a "hidden gem," so check it out while you're there:

http://www.fourstarsandup.com/post/44...

Shameless plugs aside, I hope these sites help you find books you like.

Also, the book received a nice review this week from Rose City Reader. My favorite quote:

"The Losing Role is a terrific book that deserves a wide audience. It is exciting and funny and keeps you thinking long after the action is over." You can read the whole review here:

http://www.rosecityreader.com/2011/04...

Remember, the book's currently only 99 cents / 71 p.

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve


message 15: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments There's a new interview with me at the first-rate Scene of the Crime blog. I get to hold company with major crime writers such as Steve Berry, Tess Gerritsen, Iris Johansen and more:

http://jsydneyjones.wordpress.com/201...

Hopefully they won't call the bouncer and throw me out. ; )

Blog author J. Sydney Jones has an outstanding historical fiction series set in 1890s Vienna, beginning with The Empty Mirror — his books are well worth checking out.

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve Anderson


message 16: by Steve (new)

Steve Anderson | 60 comments The Losing Role is only 99 Cents until December 30 in all ebook versions, including Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, and Nook.

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

The promotion is for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Three of my books tell the story of a desperate and doomed German secret mission during the battle: English-speaking but mostly unprepared German soldiers infiltrated the shocked American front lines disguised as Americans in US Army jeeps and other vehicles. It only made a bitterly violent campaign all the more tragic.

More on the books and offers here: http://www.stephenfanderson.com/lates...

Thanks and happy reading,
Steve


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