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message 1: by Cliff (last edited Jan 17, 2011 02:01PM) (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Hey everyone, wanted to let you know about my 3rd novel The Usurper. It's a thriller. It has 6 reviews of 4 stars and above so far.

Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, and everything it has ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with America's enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent billionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. He stops at nothing to rid the USA of his political and spiritual enemies, until a small group decide they've had enough, and they want to stop him. Will they succeed or will the United States be relegated to the dustbin of history?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Usurper-ebo...

or see all my kindle ebooks at UK Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?_encoding=U...


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Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Giving away one paperback copy of the novel
http://jcphelps.blogspot.com/2010/10/...

Plus, the novel has 3 4 star reviews to it. Check it out.


message 3: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments The Usurper is today's and tomorrow's Kindleboards Book of the Day. Check it out on Kindle, http://www.amazon.com/The-Usurper-ebo...


message 4: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Now, I've gotten another 4 star review on Amazon for this novel, and the ebook is currently sitting in #53 in the top 100 thrillers. Please check it out!


message 5: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments I'm the featured author on the Excuse Me, Miss website: http://bit.ly/9QWrXX and last week, I was on the Frugal eReader website: http://bit.ly/aa63A2 Please check it out! Thanks :D

The Usurper by Cliff Ball


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Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments The Usurper is featured on The Indie Spotlight today:
http://www.theindiespotlight.com/?p=3521


message 7: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Hey all, The Usurper is today's sponsored book on The Frugal eReader, please check it out

http://www.thefrugalereader.com/2010/...


message 8: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments The Usurper received its 5th 4 star review on Amazon, from a guy named Brian:

Cliff weaves an interesting story with enough connections to real happenings in the world today that this book seems to be non-fiction.

Just when you think you know where the story line is going Cliff changes up on you. While some things are predictable others are not, which adds to the enjoyment of the book.

Some events catch you totally off guard. While it may seem to start slow stick with it, you will not be disappointed.


message 9: by Cliff (last edited Dec 22, 2010 05:38PM) (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Until December 31st, get this novel, plus Out of Time and Shattered Earth for $.99 each on Kindle. They'll go back up to $2.99.


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Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Check out my novel on the Kindle Nation Daily:

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message 11: by Cliff (last edited Jan 08, 2011 08:40AM) (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Check out the character interview of the antagonist in this novel:

http://syriasays.com/3/post/2011/01/f...

I also have a paperback giveaway for this novel on Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 12: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Until January 31st, only $.99


message 14: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Now on Daily Cheap Reads:

http://dailycheapreads.com/2011/02/15...


message 15: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Until the end of March, The Usurper is on sale on Kindle for $.99


message 16: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 91 comments Two new reviews for The Usurper, one from Goodreads and the other on B&N:

From Goodreads, from Heather, who won a copy of the paperback:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

This is the first Cliff Ball book I’ve read…and I’d have to say that if he writes another political thriller … I’m in! “The Usurper” is a fast-paced fictional story that has non-fictional elements in it of events that really happened. Cliff makes you think ‘could this really happen?’ He makes it all seem possible…which is a scary thought! This book had lots of twists and turns that kept the reader on the edge of her seat throughout the book. I gave this book to my dad to read since he likes the same kind of books that I do. I’m sure he’ll have a good review as well. Thank you Cliff for writing this book!

On B&N, from a reader named Linda:
http://my.barnesandnoble.com/communit...

I agree with the other reviewer’s statement that it is Clancy like. The characters don’t have as much depth as Clancy’s, but Clancy has developed his over many books. This book was very similar to current events, with a frightening back story created. This back story was, unfortunately, plausible – at least in the goal if not the execution. It builds off of the fears of the cold war and moves into the role and power of government in our lives, as well as the battle of capitalism vs. socialism. This was filled with lots of symbolism and relations to actual current events. In summary, a very good read and I look forward to reading more by this author.


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