Monthly Archives December 2012

A Select Affair

December 30, 2012 PromotionSelect  No comments

I've put my first title into Amazon Select.

Usually when I release a story it goes to Amazon and Smashwords to get full distribution. However thanks to a computer issue I can't generate .doc files for Smashwords at the moment and I'm writing everything in .rtf,  so Standing Guard went onto Amazon only.  So this gives me a chance to try out Select.Select offers authors two things:  money for borrows,  and the ability to offer their book for free on certain days. For me, the second is the larger advantage. The ability to give away titles through Amazon free is something I usually can't do since Kindle Gifting is unavailable to authors outside the US. So I'm trying it out.

The Day:  New Years Day
The Title:  Standing Guard
The Place: 

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Sample Sunday – Standing Guard

December 23, 2012 Uncategorized  2 comments

Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

This Sunday's sample is the first few pages of Standing Guard.

The laws of sea and air are clear: the person who receives a distress call is bound to assist.

Even if they are in a very old aircraft, over a very large ocean, looking for a very small boat.

Amazon Prime members can get this book on loan free to read.

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Samples of other books are available here.

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Fire Season Feature

December 18, 2012 Fire Season  No comments

Fire Season has just been featured on Indie Author Anonymous, as today's spotlight book.View FeatureWith Standing Guard out now and available, that's good timing. The second story in the Days at Brooke's Vale series is due shortly, provisionally titled Guarding the Gate.

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Standing Guard – a new short story

December 17, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

A new blog, and my first announcement is a new ebook short story. Standing Guard is a short story, part of the series set the season after Fire Season.

Flying home from their display seems a perfect time for Jim to train his wife on radio procedures. An SOS on a non-aviation channel was the last thing he expected to hear. The laws of sea and air are clear: the person who receives a distress call is bound to assist...
...even if they are in a very old aircraft, over a very large ocean, looking for a very small boat.

Originally these stories were going to be one novel, but with everything that has happened this year I have been unable to complete that. Instead the set is going to be released as a series of short stories, hopefully with an anthology at

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Migration from blogger

December 17, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

Migration away from the blogspot blog will be occurring shortly, since my new blog will be integrated with the book websites, making things easier to keep track of. There's a preview of the new blog at: http://vhfolland.com/wp/ ...and the first post has a small announcement.

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