Effacement is free for today only!
Monday July 26, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Book Giveaway | Leave Comments
900+ 4 & 5 STAR RATINGS ON GOODREADS!
Cole Westbay is running for his life from a cyberpunk-like surveillance state he helped build!
If you ever wanted to give science fiction a try this is the perfect novel to start with.
"Brilliant! The writer had me hooked immediately."
"This book demands our attention and posits the arrival of a genuinely gifted author. Very highly recommended."
"Brilliantly plotted and skillfully written, Effacement by Hieronymus Hawkes is a great book that will fill you with unease."
Help me make my book into a movie!
Wednesday July 21, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Make my book into a Movie | Leave Comments
I got this message yesterday:
Thank you very much for allowing your story to participate in a TaleFlick Discovery contest. Your date has been set!
It will be part of next week's contest that starts:
Wednesday, TOMORROW, 07/21/2021 at 10:00am Pacific. The contest will accept votes for three consecutive days, starting at the above time, and ending the following Friday at 4pm PT. What Happens Next?
At the above start time, the contest will go live on the TaleFlick Discovery homepage, and all visitors to the site will be allowed to vote (once) on which story they think should be made into a movie.
Voters will see key information about your story as it was originally submitted to TaleFlick (revised and possibly edited for space), including Author Name, Title, Cover Image, Logline, and Genre. Each book in the contest can be expanded to read the Description as well.
The InD’tale Review is Back!
Monday May 17, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
The review is back and they gave Effacement 4.5 stars out of 5 in the May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
""Effacement" is a clever, well-balanced near-future tale with seamlessly integrated, carefully thought-out tech and a perfectly paced plot. The gritty, attention-trapping action makes the pages flash by! The author has created a fully fleshed out, likeable hero. The romantic element takes a back seat to the futuristic corporate intrigue, but the inventive technology and smooth pacing will hold the readers' attention until the very last moment. Traces of the science-fiction masters are threaded through this entertaining read. Inspired story-telling, gripping action and a tantalizing hint of romance make this an engrossing sci-fi read. Hieronymus Hawkes is definitely an author to follow!"
--Starling GrayRead More
It’s Discovery day!
Friday April 16, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
Effacement is live on Reedsy Discover! The most upvoted books will be considered for their weekly newsletter. So I would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments and upvote Effacement. Their newsletter goes out to thousands of readers.Read More
BookBub Featured Deal Results at the Halfway point
Wednesday April 14, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
This was my first experience with BookBub. I peaked at #144 in the Kindle Store. Made #1 in two categories, Hard Science Fiction and Medical Thrillers. #2 in Technothrillers and Contemporary American Fiction.
I sold more books than I ever have before, saw a Best Seller tag for a little more than a day and finally got some visibility. I'm about halfway through and very close to paying for the cost of the Featured Deal. It will run through Sunday and hopefully I will get a little bit on the back side as well, which is common. As I write this I am here:
Best Sellers Rank: #1,773 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #6 in Medical Thrillers (Kindle Store)
- #14 in Hard Science Fiction (Kindle Store)
- #23 in Technothrillers (Kindle Store)
Was it worth it? Definitely! I am seeing my Amazon ads pay off now as well. I tried once before to get a featured deal and was turned down. Not certain what the difference was, but having solid numbers on Goodreads probably helped. I also let them pick the date.
I will definitely sign up again in the future.
Have you had any experience with BookBub or any other marketing sites that boosted your sales?Read More
The Kirkus Review is back!
Sunday April 11, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
The Kirkus Review just came out, and it's a good one. You can read it here!
"Hawkes superbly extrapolates what our technology-dependent and pandemic-stricken world might be like a dozen years from now." — Kirkus Reviews
Also, the book is discounted for the next week and will be a Featured Deal on BookBub.
In a future marked by widespread surveillance, Dr. Cole Westbay has made a name for himself with the creation of a neurochip that records everything about a person. But after he’s framed for murder, Cole has no choice if he wants to survive: He’ll have to go off the grid.Read More
An Action-packed, genre-bending thriller
Tuesday March 23, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | book review | Leave Comments
I sent Effacement out for reviews with the major review sites. Got the first two back yesterday. The Clarion Review is up now! They gave the book 4/5 Stars.
Some of the highlights:
In Hieronymus Hawkes’s intense, chilling psychological thriller Effacement, technology invades personal privacy in a twenty-four-seven connected world where Big Brother is watching.
[The MCs] contrasting viewpoints play against each other well, heightening the story’s sense of conflict and increasing its psychological tension. The focused narrative also makes use of crisp, to-the-point writing.
The narrative is clever at integrating real-world events, including the 2020 elections, the Covid-19 pandemic, and racial strife, into its own origin story, using them as believable justifications for lifelogging and the eventual dystopian environment.Read More
Effacement $0.99 Sale starts at 11:00 EST March 3rd through March 10th
Wednesday March 3, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
Effacement now available at Barnes & Noble!
Sunday February 14, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
I would love it if you could leave a review.Read More