I’ve been pretty neglectful of Wattpad lately. Truthfully I’m never really sure that what I’m doing by way of online promotion is really working and as such I’m not totally sold on Wattpad–it just seems overrun with bad fan fiction and erotica written by fifteen-year-olds. (I wish that was an exaggeration. Believe me.) But those stories like Fifty Shades of Junior High (okay–that title I did make up,) literally get millions of hits. There’s got to be some way to harness it effectively without sacrificing my writing quality or my integrity. I guess time will tell, but until then I will try and connect with a readership there by posting some new content.
While I can’t post Wolf of the Tesseract in its entirety I can put up a big teaser chunk of it and a back-link to the Amazon sales page. I also plan to put up book 1 of the Kakos Realm. Here are a few links to those stories on Wattpad.
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The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte
The wolf is coming… will anyone survive?
In a world underneath our own reality, where magic and science are two sides of the same coin, a sorcerer breaks forbidden dimensional barriers and seeks a student named Claire Jones whose blood holds the ability to unlock cataclysmic power. As she flees through dimensional rifts, Claire turns to fight back–even knowing that her blood could rip open cosmic fissures if the slightest details of her plan goes awry.
Get Wolf of the Tesseract on paperback, ebook, & audible. FREE Dec 1-3 on Kindle (click purchase, price is $0 in cart!) https://goo.gl/Qg7fAc
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Last time I did a free giveaway on my nonfiction book it hit #1 in the two categories it was listed in–I’ve done that again and would love to share it with you, too! As a sidenote, if you get it on Kindle (even if it was free) you can get the Audible version for less than $2 and listen on a commute.
Get the free book, audio, or paperback here:
Feedback from readers:
“Every pastor and church leader needs to read this book”
“Schmitz interlaces Biblical Biblical scholarship, hard-hitting statistics, and gut-wrenching anecdotes seamlessly to create a can’t-put-it-down feeling.”
“I think it would be nearly impossible to read this book and not have a changed heart toward the functioning of our church bodies.”
Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen
I wanted to give you all a final chance to pick up my sci-fi for free today on Kindle. If you liked Firefly, you should check out Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen. It’s normally five bucks on Kindle. Today is the last day it’s free (just checkout normally–the price is set to $0.00). https://www.amazon.com/Dekkers-Dozen-Watchmen-Christopher-Schmitz-ebook/dp/B01FWERIGW
Wolf of the Tesseract
WotT has just dropped on Audible/ACX and I have 2 free downloads up for grabs. They will be randomly selected followers who share this post by the weekend! You can check it out and listen to a sample on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-of-the-Tesseract/dp/B01LZ3YM9B
The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte
TKR Book 1 is currently a giveaway at Goodreads. Just click Enter Giveaway to potentially win a paperback copy! This 1st in an epic Christian Fantasy series is what you might expect if Frank Perretti wrote a Game of Thrones novel. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/202920-the-kakos-realm
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Here’s a link to a free paperback giveaway I’m currently running on Goodreads! That’s right. FREE. It will cost you nothing to enter and potentially win a free copy of The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte. Click this link for the giveaway!
“This 1st in an epic Christian Fantasy series is what you would expect if Frank Perretti wrote a Game of Thrones novel.”
So, instead of recommending a book or pushing a free book, I thought I’d push out a cool blog post from a minister friend who drew heavily on my book Why Your Pastor Left for his sermon. You can check it out here:
Matt is a friend of mine who is also an author. I’m currently about half-way through his novel, Shadowlight. I expect that I’ll have a review up for that in a week or two.
I’ve got a few new things in the works that will be coming out very soon! The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte (book 1) should be coming out next week–got the edits all done over the weekend after my line editor got done with it and I had a chance to look over the galley and make some format/cover alterations. Wolf of the Tesseract is available now on ebook and should be out on audio in a couple weeks. It’s been a busy year… in the above photo, four of those five books came out this year! I’ll have completed another nonfiction book and a new novel by years end bringing my count up to 3 books this year! I also decided, after taking a new look at an old 45k word Paranormal YA book I wrote eight years ago that I might do some heavy rewriting on it–I’ve always liked the concept, so I might as well rework the subpar execution and push it out for free on Wattpad, where YA rules all like the One Ring.
I’ve got two giveaways for free stuff going on right now! Get a FREE paperback copy of Wolf of the Tesseract over at my Goodreads contest. Also, you can get your FREE audiobook copy of Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen at my facebook author page!
If you want a free story right now, check out the piece below!
Burning the God of Thunder is available here: https://freeditorial.com/en/books/burning-the-god-of-thunder
“God owes me a 1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead!” It’s what drives Burn–Bernard Crowley. With that one statement, he can easily justify every evil act he’s ever committed as he’s crisscrossed the country on two roaring wheels. While heading west through New Mexico, his mirror showed a mammoth of a man riding an old Ironhead and coming up fast. Shirtless, tan, and blonde, Burn mentally identified him as Thor, at least until they could pull off for gas or a drink at some biker dive. He might not have been the son of a god, but the tall blonde claimed to be a guardian angel on a critical mission–one in which Burn played an important role and forces the jaded biker to confront his past demons.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had anything worth really sharing (that may be because I’ve bee so busy with my real-life job). I talked recently with fellow author Lee Burvine who asked me to look at his book The Kafir Project: “Astronomer and TV science guy Gevin Rees just landed the interview of a lifetime with the world’s most famous physicist. Remarkable, because the eccentric genius is notoriously reclusive… And he’s dead… What happens next forces Rees to run for his life from not one but two deadly assassins and global powers desperate to bury what he’s just uncovered.”
I found The Kafir Project to be engaging and grab me right away. The end of the first chapter even does a great job of setting the hook! His writing style has a visceral sense of realism that you see in authors like Dan Brown or Clive Cussler and the plot and characters were certainly engaging. The Kafir Project is certainly worth checking out.
Last day FREE: Why Your Pastor Left–go get it now! I appreciate any and all reviews and shares on social media.
it’s available on ebook, paperback, and audible. There is a paperback giveaway at Goodreads, too. I promise to stop beating this drum after today.
I’m finally catching some traction over at Wattpad. Dekker’s Dozen went featured and shot up by 600 reads over the weekend. I went from about 30 followers to 400! This is all very good news for the impending launch of Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen… growing an audience is always a good thing.
In order to get featured I had to get the story completed and fully available online. That means you can now read the story (it’s the second-to-last draft… final form coming to print soon) in its entirety if you so choose.
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and don’t forget to follow and click the star to vote it up!