Please check out fellow author SJ Hunter’s blog here where she features z2. It’s also a good place to learn more about her own very interesting series.
Also, it was fun to watch z2 this week-end as it rose through the ranks of Kindle giveaways. It made it up to #64 in the very large category of general science fiction, and up to #4 in the more specialized category of political fiction.
New note — before the day was out I ended up #4 in political fiction, at least for awhile. The next giveaway of z2 on kindle will be March 16 & 17.
Today I promote z2 in a free giveaway and Amazon ranks these free books by how fast they are flying off of the shelves. Breaking into the top 100 for your genre is very good. No, z2 has not yet done this, not for science fiction. However … I forgot that I also listed it as political fiction and guess what. I’m number 14 in political fiction, on the top page with a wild assortment of novels. Check me out here!
February is music awards time and the novel z2 begins with hero Alex Zeitman sitting dejectedly in a hospital room watching the 1981 Grammy Awards. Alex likes his music uptempo and he’s rooting for Fame, made famous by Irene Cara, to win song of the year. He’s just torn his ACL and his dreams for playing professional basketball are going up in smoke, and to make the evening even more miserable Christopher Cross with his soft rock sound of “Sailing” ends up winning in every major category. Christopher Cross even beats out Pink Floyd for album of the year. What is the world coming to?
Check out this video to see why Alex was cheering on the song “Fame.”
Purchase the music to Fame here
Alex Zeitman is, of course, made up of a good bit of Sherrie Cronin, as are all my characters, the sympathetic and the less so. My tastes in music run more towards stirring lyrics and less towards rhythm than Alex’s tastes do, but I think that he would join me in cheering for Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”. It’s a haunting two-sided song yet it has that mesmerizing tempo that Alex loves. I was glad to see it win record of the year, and to know that in spite of Alex’s concerns thirty-two years ago, good music has hardly died!