Hell and Gone Trailer

I don’t endorse any books on this blog that I haven’t read and enjoy.  All of the books reviewed and recommended in the side bars are books that have a huge amount of content (non-fiction) or are innovative and entertaining (fiction), and with the amount of military fiction novels I’ve read it is hard to impress me at this point.  I downloaded  “Hell and Gone” by Hank Brown initially as research.  I was writing my novel and I wanted to download a Kindle e-novel to a: test the viability of the Kindle platform b: see what my competition would look like.  Well, Hank is going to give me a run for my money when my own book is finally released.  “Hell and Gone” was a great novel, at a great price.  You can read my full review and buy the book at it’s Amazon.com site.

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7 responses to “Hell and Gone Trailer

  1. Thanks for the kind words, jack! And the plug.

  2. Hell and Gone was also my first purchased e-Book. I’ve been reading it through the Kindle app on both my iPod touch and my iPad; the app syncs up as long as it has a wifi connection so I can move between devices and keep my place.

    So far, it’s a very solid novel. I’m also about a third of the way through RF, and it’s also a solid work; moving from your book to Hank’s is interesting as I can see the differences in style and how each of you approaches your work, but I’m enjoying both equally.

  3. Thanks for the kind words Jack. Hank does a great service, I think, by being one of the first Indie authors to write in this genre, because he gives not just himself, but the idea of independent pulp writers legitimacy. When I downloaded “Hell and Gone”, I had to hold my breath, not knowing what the expect from a unknown, self-published book. Now I’ve wasted money on stupid stuff that cost way more than $2.99, but for some reason I really feared buying a book full of typos and written at a grade school level. What I actually got was a professional quality novel. Professionally edited and written. It was better than the vast majority of the “thrillers” you find at the book store. The quality of the product was so good that it convinced me that this is the time to publish my own work. So, thanks again Hank!

  4. That is really encouraging to hear, for while I certainly have my own selfish ambitions, I also want the genre to make a comeback. (Hey, I like to read, too.) From what I’ve read of Reflexive Fire, I think it’s gonna be a book to be proud of. I haven’t read any of Mr. Baledaire’s WIP, but I know from his blog that he knows how to write.

    It’s exciting to consider that, not only might the genre make a comeback, but that if it does, we’ll be the spearhead of it.

  5. I haven’t brought this up with you guys before, but at some point we might want to think of putting together a joint publishing venture, as in creating our own publishing house which seems fairly easy to do these days. We could sell our own stuff as well as try to attract like minded writers. I think it would be a lot easier to carve our a niche for ourselves, and the genre, in this manner. Something to think about anyway.

  6. Wow. I was just thinking about that earlier this morning. Sounds worth checking into. We could start our own online bookstore featuring our own “stable” of authors–and weed out the pretenders and wannabes. That way fans of the genre wouldn’t have to spend hours on Amazon, et al, weeding through it themselves–they could just recognize our publishing logo and know that all our titles pass muster. Know what they’re getting.

    Jeez. Great–now I’m gonna be obsessing about this idea the rest of the day.

  7. That’s great, please give the idea some thought. I think it makes a lot of sense from a commercial stand point. Like you said, a name brand let’s readers know what they are in for and it would also make promotions a little easier I would think. If you really want to give the genre a adrenaline injection, I figure this would be the best way to do it.

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