Cherry Blossoms & Maple Syrup Gives ‘Exile’ 5 Stars

River from the book review blog Cherry Blossoms & Maple Syrup posted a wonderful 5-star review of Exile

The unexpected twists were SO good. I thought that this was going to be a journey book (which is part of why I picked it up, because I’m a HUGE fan of survival and journey stories) and while it was, it wasn’t in the way I thought it was going to be. I thought I had it pegged and then there were two twists that made me SO happy that this WASN’T predictable and made me love it even more.

‘Exile’ in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off

Exile AMZN-EPUBSo I’ve entered Exile: The Book of Ever into Mark Lawrence’s awesome Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, which I talked about here just a few days ago.  (Exile is free for Kindle through this Monday, by the way.)

My book got sent over to be reviewed by the excellent people at Fantasy Faction, which is very exciting for me, as I’ve been a reader of theirs for quite some time now.

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Mark Lawrence will be updating his post (linked above, and here) as reviews start to trickle in, and you can also check the individual blogs for updates as well.  If you happen to be talking about the Blog-Off on Twitter or another social media site, be sure to use the hashtags #SPFBO and #SelfPubFantasyBlogOff!

‘Exile’ Free for Kindle Thursday Through Monday

Exile AMZN-EPUBExile: The Book of Ever is free for Amazon Kindle starting this Thursday, March 12, through Monday, March 16.

If you like survivalist, dystopian YA science fiction, you’ll like this.

Downloads, comments, and reviews are much appreciated!

Centuries after the Fall, the United States has been wiped away. The crumbling remains of the great American empire are home now only to savage, lawless tribes and packs of ravening Damned—the twisted children of the apocalypse. Most of those few who survived humanity’s destruction spend their short lives in a violent struggle for survival. But some light still flickers in the darkness: the Blessed of Bountiful live in seclusion, relying on walls both physical and spiritual to protect them from the Desolation that their world has become. Among them are the Saints, those few men and women born with superhuman abilities that the Blessed see as gifts from God. The violent apostate tribes of the Northeast Kingdom have always been a danger, but up until recently its small size and the vigilance of its people have made Bountiful an unappealing target. As attacks on the community grow harsher and more frequent, however, even the steadfast Blessed are forced to start preparing for the worst.

With her home’s very existence threatened, seventeen year old Ever Oaks, a Saint with the power to heal, is forced to make a difficult choice, one that may come to define her people’s future…

The Art of Remodeling

“Do construction workers feel this tired every night?” I asked my wife, after the fourth straight day of installing our new kitchen.

No, I haven’t disappeared into the dark, dripping wilderness–well, actually, I sort of have.  I’ve taken a couple of weeks off to remodel our house, which includes assembling a certified shit-ton of Ikea furniture and installing a bunch of cabinets.  Oh, and then there’s the flooring that came yesterday, and the plumbing work for the sinks….

Taking a break from writing does have its upsides.  For one thing, 12 hours a day with a drill set and a measuring tape do give the mind time to wander (except when I have to do math, which requires painful, brain-numbing focus that leaves me wanting to take a nap).  A major plot element of The Book of Ever crystallized for me while doing my weekend warrior thing, which will speed along the writing of the two sequels to Exile.  For another thing, 12 hours a day on one’s hands and knees, drilling, hammering, sawing, measuring, and lifting gives one an unprecedented appreciation for the comparatively luxurious idleness of a day spent writing fiction.

One also begins to appreciate odd things that might otherwise go unremarked upon.  The peaceful, quiet companionship of the few solitary wanderers who populate Home Depot on rainy Tuesday nights.  The compelling satisfaction of realizing that one might be ready for a larger toolbox, that the poetic process of acquiring tools over a lifetime of home ownership has reached the end of its beginning.  The realization that one is no longer entirely unskilled at home maintenance and repair–that one knows how to patch a hole in a sheetrock wall, and how to install a faucet, and how to mill out a replacement part for the Ikea base cabinet that one broken by kneeling on the wrong part.

There is lots of writing not being done, and lots of episodes of Arrow building up in Netflix, and Guardians of the Galaxy is just waiting, temptingly, on On Demand.  But it will wait.

Life goes on, gentle readers; make sure to have a hammer handy.

Last Day to Get a Free Copy of ‘Exile: The Book of Ever’

Just a quick reminder that the five-day free promotion on Amazon for Exile: Part 1 of The Book of Ever ends tonight at midnight, EST.  That means you’ve got less than three hours left, folks!

‘Exile: Part 1 of The Book of Ever’ is Free Starting Today

Exile AMZN-EPUBMy first novel, Exile, the first book in my post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series The Book of Ever, is free for Amazon Kindle starting today.

Click here to download Exile: The Book of Ever for free.

You’ve only got through Sunday to download your free ebook, so don’t hold out!  Get it while you can, and start an adventure story you’ll never forget!

Centuries after the Fall, the United States has been wiped away.  The crumbling remains of the great American empire are home now only to savage, lawless tribes and packs of ravening Damned—the twisted children of the apocalypse.  Most of those few who survived humanity’s destruction spend their short lives in a violent struggle for survival.  But some light still flickers in the darkness: the Blessed of Bountiful live in seclusion, relying on walls both physical and spiritual to protect them from the Desolation that their world has become.  Among them are the Saints, those few men and women born with superhuman abilities that the Blessed see as gifts from God.

The violent apostate tribes of the Northeast Kingdom have always been a danger, but up until recently its small size and the vigilance of its people have made Bountiful an unappealing target.  As attacks on the community grow harsher and more frequent, however, even the steadfast Blessed are forced to start preparing for the worst.

With her home’s very existence threatened, seventeen year old Ever Oaks, a Saint with the power to heal, is forced to make a difficult choice, one that may come to define her people’s future…

‘Exile’ Is FREE November 19th – 23rd!

Exile AMZN-EPUBMark your calendars, boys and girls.  Starting this coming Wednesday, November 19, 2014, through Sunday, November 23rd, Exile, Part 1 of The Book of Ever trilogy, will be free to download for Amazon Kindle.

If it’s been on your reading list and you haven’t gotten around to picking up a copy, now’s your chance.

Remember, you can read the first five chapters for free right here on this website.

Last Day to Get ‘Exile: The Book of Ever’ Free on Kindle

The free promotion for Exile, part one of The Book of Ever, ends tonight at midnight.  Download it now for Kindle while it’s free!

Exile is post-apocalyptic science fiction for adults of all ages, featuring a strong female protagonist and a gripping, fast-paced story.  If you liked The Hunger Games or Ann Aguirre’s Enclave series, you’ll probably like The Book of Ever.  If you like dystopian themes and religious and romantic tension in a post-apocalyptic setting, you’ll definitely like Exile.

‘Exile: The Book of Ever’ Free August 17 – 21, 2014

Exile by James CormierThe Kindle version of my first novel, Exile: Part One of The Book of Ever, will be free on Amazon starting tomorrow, Sunday, August 17th, until Thursday, August 21st.  Now’s your chance to read the first part of The Book of Ever, my young adult science fiction series.

You can also read the first five chapters of Exile free right here on my website.

Centuries after the Fall, the United States has been wiped away. The crumbling remains of the great American empire are home now only to savage, lawless tribes and packs of ravening Damned—the twisted children of the apocalypse. Most of those few who survived humanity’s destruction spend their short lives in a violent struggle for survival. But some light still flickers in the darkness: the Blessed of Bountiful live in seclusion, relying on walls both physical and spiritual to protect them from the Desolation that their world has become. Among them are the Saints, those few men and women born with superhuman abilities that the Blessed see as gifts from God.

The violent apostate tribes of the Northeast Kingdom have always been a danger, but up until recently its small size and the vigilance of its people have made Bountiful an unappealing target. As attacks on the community grow harsher and more frequent, however, even the steadfast Blessed are forced to start preparing for the worst.

With her home’s very existence threatened, seventeen year old Ever Oaks, a Saint with the power to heal, is forced to make a difficult choice, one that may come to define her people’s future…

 

Kindle Version of ‘Exile: The Book of Ever’ Available Now

Exile by James CormierI’m thrilled to announce that the Kindle version of my first novel, Exile, part one of The Book of Ever, is available now for $2.99 on Amazon.

Exile is young adult post-apocalyptic science fiction, a story of survival, faith, and power set in the ruins of the United States:

Centuries after the Fall, the United States has been wiped away.  The crumbling remains of the great American empire are home now only to savage, lawless tribes and packs of ravening Damned—the twisted children of the apocalypse.  Most of those few who survived humanity’s destruction spend their short lives in a violent struggle for survival.  But some light still flickers in the darkness: the Blessed of Bountiful live in seclusion, relying on walls both physical and spiritual to protect them from the Desolation that their world has become.  Among them are the Saints, those few men and women born with superhuman abilities that the Blessed see as gifts from God.

The violent apostate tribes of the Northeast Kingdom have always been a danger, but up until recently its small size and the vigilance of its people have made Bountiful an unappealing target.  As attacks on the community grow harsher and more frequent, however, even the steadfast Blessed are forced to start preparing for the worst.

With her home’s very existence threatened, seventeen year old Ever Oaks, a Saint with the power to heal, is forced to make a difficult choice, one that may come to define her people’s future…

You can read the prologue and first five chapters for free right here.

The paperback version of Exile comes out later this month.  You can also get it through KindleUnlimited or borrow it from the Amazon Prime Kindle Lending Library.