Let the birds sing and the bells chime because … IT’S HERE!!! Tim Baker has published his new novel, “24 Minutes” and it’s available in both eBook and print formats!
Once again I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you…
Like the last time I’ll give you the bad news first;
There will be no FREE book this week.
After a month of giveaways, and well over 500 FREE books downloaded – I’m pulling the plug on it (at least for the foreseeable future).
That’s the bad news.
Now for the good news;
Well, strike up the band and let loose the doves!
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my tenth novel – 24 Minutes!!
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Yesterday I discovered a new-to-me travel blog, because the recent post that drew my attention was about Bequia and Moonhole. With Dorothy Adele’s kind permission, I am posting the intro, the cover photo, and a link here to the post. Other visitors to Bequia and readers of my novels will be very interested to learn more about this island. Please follow the link through to Dorothy’s blog, “like” the post after you read it, make a comment (tell Dorothy you found her through my blog!) and consider following her blog for more informative posts on her travels. Thanks, Dorothy!
You Can Still Stay in Moonhole Bequia, SVG
When Tom Johnston drew his plans in the sand to build his home in Moonhole on Bequia (Beck-way), did he know that magazines and newspapers from afar would send journalists for the story? Did he know that his decision to build his unstructured home in a dangerous location would have a lasting impact on the people of Bequia and those who visited?
In the early 1960’s, untrained in architecture or design, Tom Johnston had used what was available to build his home on the undeveloped island of Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It was and still is, an icon that represents the Johnston’s tie to nature. Unfortunately, today the house is condemned due to falling rocks and other hazards, and the only way for you to see it is by boat.
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Oh, nooooo!!!!! I go away from the computer to have a nap and come back to find that TIM BAKER IS GIVING AWAY ANOTHER NOVEL AS A FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!!
That’s right! Here we go again…time for another FREE Book!
If you’re late to the party, find out what’s going on here.
Since I started this give away on Valentine’s Day, I’ve given away 449 FREE books! I think breaking 500 is a reasonable goal – so let’s get after it…
This week’s freebie –
Full Circle is actually a story I conceived and began writing in 1988 – you can learn more about that here. I don’t remember exactly what sparked the idea for the story way back then, but I liked it enough to hold on to it for nearly three decades. Here’s a little more info about it.
Full Circle will be FREE form Thursday March 8, 2018 thru Monday March 12, 2018.
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TWO MORE FREE eBook DOWNLOADS from Tim Baker this week!! Will this madness ever end? Well, yes, the free books will end once his new novel “24 Minutes” is published, so take advantage of this time-limited offer and catch up on reading the rest of Tim’s great novels!
This may seem like déjà vu, but I’m back again to tell you about yet ANOTHER FREE BOOK…
Beginning today, March 2, 2018 and going until Tuesday the 6th you can download Pump It Up for FREE.
Speaking of 24 Minutes…here’s an update;
The editing process is done and the book is now in the hands of the formatter.
If things go well it should be available by the end of next week sometime around March 10th).
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!!
Since we are so close to the release of 24 Minutes – and thus the end of the free book give away…I’m going to up the ante…
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Usually I would not recommend replying to reviewers who give your book a negative 1-star review, but in this case, I think Tim Baker’s response nailed it!
Any independent author will tell you how important reviews are.
Word of mouth is great – we love it when you tell your friends and family that you enjoyed our books, but an on-line review is forever.
One written review is worth a hundred verbal recommendations, because many people will forget the part of the conversation you had at the party about the last book you read – but once you put that praise in writing on a site like Amazon it’ll be there long after the party is forgotten.
So it’s no surprise that independent authors often (shamelessly) beg people for reviews.
I, personally, have written a few blog posts asking people to write reviews, (here’s one) even offering to name reviewers in my books…often to no avail.
Of course, there is a downside to getting reviews…
The Bad Review
Whether you’ve written one poem or…
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It was the cover of this book that first drew my attention to Tim Baker and his writing! It’s now the next to be offered by Tim as a free download Another great book!
Both of these books are from my Steve Salem collection.
Steve Salem is a former Boston cop now working as a Private Investigator in Flagler Beach, Florida. For some strange reason Steve and his partner Val Casey seem to stumble across some very unusual cases, and they usually end up recruiting the services of Ike.
Ike – for the uninitiated in the audience – is the main character in almost all of my books. He is an ex-Navy SEAL now living in Flagler Beach and in the employ of local bookie…
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What if politicians were to pass laws that “encourage” people to open-carry …
Books – both print and eReaders
Food to share with those less fortunate
A library card
A voter registration card
Music, a song
A sense of homour
Compassion, mindfulness, joy, understanding, peace, and love
Tolerance and acceptance
Intellect and intelligence
What if our pockets, arms, minds – and our hearts – were filled to overflowing with all of these, so there was no room left for anything negative?
Here’s another great deal from Tim Baker to celebrate the publication of his new novel … a free download of an earlier book!!
The first offering was Blood in the Water– and I was pleased (not overjoyed, but pleased) that I gave away almost 200 copies.
Blood in the Water chronicles an investigation by Flagler Beach P.I. Steve Salem and his partner Val Casey. It’s the second of my books to feature them.
The first – Backseat to Justice – was released in 2011 (or maybe 12 – I lose track) and it will be this week’s give away.
You could say that I should have reversed the order and given Backseat away first – and you’d be right, but that ship has sailed.
Maybe I wasn’t thinking that far ahead…or maybe I was pulling a George Lucas!
Whatever the case may be – you may now download Backseat…
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Over the years, since I first began publishing my own books, I’ve met some absolutely fabulous authors who have been very busy doing the same as me – and doing quite well with both their writing and attracting readers. Seumas Gallacher has proven to be a fore-runner in many aspects of this business, and I commend him on all he has done to not only get his own books out there, but also for how he has helped other authors – like me – to promote theirs! Recently, he moved into the area of creating audiobooks … the one area I have not yet ventured into with my own publishing. Here’s Seumas to tell you of the great success he’s had with publishing this format!
…this wunnerful merry-go-round called authorship is the proverbial gift that just keeps on giving for this ol’ Jurassic Scots scribbler… I’m not afraid to try new stuff on the Web, but I must confess, much of my intrepidity is curtailed by my infinite lack of knowledge about how it all really WURKS on here… I’ve said before, when I switch on my Mac and it lights up, I do a lap of honour… that aside, the most recent novelty has been my venture into Audio Book publishing... not that I went to search it out… quite the reverse in fact… I received a message a coupla months back from a terrific guy called Chris C. Hogan, who is a professional voice artiste and narrator, inviting me to consider delving into the Audible maze… for any of my fellow-penspersons who are intimidated by the thought of having listeners as well…
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