vrijdag 4 juli 2014

Congratulations To My American Readers And An Announcement

I'd like to congratulate all the Americans reading this blog (which actually constitute the majority of my readers) with the 4th of July! I hope you all will have a great day together with your family and the loved ones.

As for an announcement I mentioned, Aaron Clarey, who blogs about the current economic issues under the name of Captain Capitalism, agreed to read my book and wrote a review of it, which can be read in its entirety over here.

I'd like to quote some parts of it:

The Long Way Home by Sanne Wikjer is a short, but action packed sci-fi book about a soldier/mercenary who goes through an inordinate amount of fighting, war, politics, and espionage in an adventure that has more twists and turns than my salsa dancing...

The plot is engaging and entertaining, as well as complex...

Aaron admits that he doesn't like sci-fi and normally never reads it, but  he was able to get through this one because:

 And finally (the primary reason I read through it) is that it was fast paced and succinctly written.  You can't go a chapter without a fight, a betrayal, or pirates running contraband.  You want to see what happens to the hero in the next chapter.

 He recommends this book for teenage boys as he considers it not serious enough
for 40 year old economist curmudgeons.

Aaron sent me his own new book called Bachelor Pad Economics which I will be reviewing soon.

I'd probably should add that first, most Christians I know are trying to shelter their children from discussing certain topics until they are older than their secular counterparts and since my book among others deals with such topics as excessive drinking and infidelity I personally feel that 13 may be too young (it all really depends on the parental standards) and second,  that there are lots of men who dislike serious literature and read fantasy/sci-fi well into their 40s. If you are one of them, you'll probably enjoy my book, too.


2 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank you for the congratulations. I was out of the US on the fourth, but was still very grateful to live free. I pray for freedom for all Christians.

    I'll have to look up your book. I don't like sci-fi, either, but I'll still look at it. I'll probably be like Mr. Clarey and like it after all. :-)

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  2. You are welcome, Sharon! Actually, my book isn't only about fighting, it has romance in it and I was trying to promote traditional values. Here is what one lady who read it, had to say:

    http://athriftyhomemaker.blogspot.nl/2014/03/fan-mail.html

    If you are interested, you can check this blog post where I answer some questions about my book:

    http://athriftyhomemaker.blogspot.nl/2013/12/an-interview-with-author.html

    It's now also available as a PDF from Lulu.com

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