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 For immediate release:         

                                              

 1OTH ANNUAL NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

 

Beverly Hills -- The 10th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Veil of Deception the category of Military Thriller as a winner in this year's competition.

  

This prestigious National award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independently publishers.

  

The National Indie Excellence Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.  

  

Winners and finalists are determined based on 'overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.' Veil of Deception is a Military Thriller that asks the question: What if America's most secret weapons program was secretly owned by one of our enemies?

  

We are proud to announce the winners & finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work, said NIEA Award sponsor, Ellen Reid, President & CEO.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit: www.indieexcellence.com

 

 

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It's been a wild two weeks. All of this happened after I was called in for a trip, of course. We had SURLY BONDS on sale to help promote VEIL OF DECEPTION. The SURLY BONDS sale took a life of it's own and on the 27th, shot up to #1 in three different categories on Amazon. It stayed #1 in the three categories for three days until the morning of the 29th. My Author Ranking got as high as #16. These are all based on sales at that moment, of course, not longevity or popularity.
 
 
 
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The Author Ranking takes into account both books. As my Author Ranking fell, I found myself next to some of my favorite authors, John Grisham, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn. While this doesn't mean anything in the big picture, it sure is fun to see my picture and books next to my favorite authors!
 
 
 
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SURLY BONDS ranked as high as #10 on Barnes and Noble NOOK (that's in all genres: Thriller, Romance, Literary, Science Fiction, Horror, etc...) It ranked #53 on iBooks (Apple iTunes). It also made the KOBO Top 50.
 
 
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Like I said, it's been a wild two weeks. Thank you all for riding along with me and there's a lot more to come! Fly safe!

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I am happy to announce that I've been invited to participate on a panel at this years THRILLERFEST in NYC! I'll be on the panel, "Army, Navy, or Air Force? Military Thrillers!" The panel will be moderated by NYT Bestselling Author A.J. Tata. Don't know who else will be on the panel yet, but I'm extremely excited! So in you're in NYC on July 9th at 10:30am, drop by the Grand Hyatt and say hello!

 

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It’s launch day! Hopefully, you’re excited as I am about the launch of VEIL OF DECEPTION, now available on Amazon! Our goal now is to get the book to the top of the Military Thrillers list! Then top of the Thriller list. The top of the Fiction list, and so on and so on. I can’t help but think this will go well. I’ve put a lot of time into this book and it feels like more time into marketing. I want to thank all of you out there, for making this possible. Thank you for believing in me, I hope this book, and I, don't let you down.

 

It' just after midnight central time, which officially makes it the 19th. It's exciting to see that Veil of Deception has a ranking already! Sales are slowly trickling in and here's where we stand as we open:

 

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,219 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

 

 

With your help, we can make #1!

Working full time while trying to organize a book launch is . . . stressful. I’ve been on the road twelve days out of the last two weeks; organizing and implementing this has been from an iPad or iPhone in a variety of different hotel rooms. I am grateful and blessed to be back a home.

 

I’ve been blessed to recruit my ‘Street Team’ who have been invaluable in this process. Thank you all very much for your assistance. Here’s a big shout out to the members of my ‘Street Team’:

 

 

 

Ron Cochrane

 

Gary Reid

 

Paul O'Halloran

 

Lowen Loftin

 

Johnny Crane

 

Jerry Litzo

 

David Jeffers

 

Jonathan Sharman

 

Debbie Heroman

 

Scott Tyler

 

Wil Pernia

 

Dave Docarmo

 

Rob Byther

 

Scott Andre

 

Preston Plous

 

Bobby Oates

 

Kevin Patton

 

Peggy Kassees

 

Kristina Clark

 

Richard Mihovilich

 

Derek Jeter

 

Laura Elizabeth Bullock

 

Tony Taijeron

 

Christopher Moore

 

 

Charles Mann

 

Vincent Tullos

 

Peggy Hamilton Jeter

 

Charles M. Hughes

 

Danielle Burton

 

Jim Collins

 

Ricky Adams

 

Gary Westfal

 

John Stott

 

Rickey Heroman

 

JD Rudman

 

Melissa Tyler

 

Ryan Dille

 

Bruce Johnson

 

Tim McKernon

 

Ken Taylor

 

Rhonda Gritsavage

 

Dace W Heathman

 

Terry Sears

 

Steve Kelley

 

Blake Jeter

 

Tyler Kercher

 

Scott Kemp

 

Bill Turner

 

Ethan Friedland

 

Jeff Helms

 

Don Lewis

 

Tyler Kellum Jeter

 

Jeffrey Gosselin

 

Dean Brignac

 

Sheryl Moffett Brady Teske

 

Justin Mackey

 

Joe Settle

 

Mike Harding

 

Adam Zaret

 

Paige Braun Reupke

 

Barbara Helms

 

Ken Price

 

Cary Herrera

 

JoAnn Crumpton

 

Catharine Jeter

 

Joel Martin

 

Scott Tyler

 

Betty McCraw

 

Kimberly Jeter Lewis

 

 

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The Veil of Deception Book Blog Tour begins tomorrow! I'll post a schedule as soon as I get it but over the next several weeks, there will be plenty of action along the way! Here's a quick rundown of where I'll be stopping in:

 1. Showcase @ Reading Renee

2. Guest Post @ Books Direct

3. Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews

4. Showcase @ Mythical Books

5. Review @ Book Reviews from an Avid Reader

6. Guest Post @ Mystery Suspense Reviews

7. Review @ just reviews

8. Showcase @ Reading Renee

9. Review @ Vics Media Room

10. Interview @ BooksChatter

11. Showcase @ Its a Mad Mad World

12. Review & Guest Post @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

13. Review @ Marys Cup of Tea

14. Showcase @ Writers and Authors

15. Review @ Booklishly Me

16. Interview @ Deal Sharing Aunt

17. Review @ Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine

 

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