One Murder More wins 3 Silver Falchion awards…and up to 100 ILMK readers can get a free Kindle version!
I’m very excited to announce officially that my sibling’s first novel, the murder mystery
has won three 2016 prestigious
Previous Silver Falchion award winners include Dean Koontz, Anne Perry, and John Sandford. You can see other 2016 winners in the Silver Falchion awards link above (Silver Falchion awards).
Kris’ book won in the following categories:
- Best Fiction First Novel
- Judges’ Award for Political Thriller
- Judge’s Award for Female Detective/Women Sleuths
This is OMM’s latest accolade…New York Times bestselling author John Lescoart called it “Crisp and entertaining…”. Another New York Times bestselling author, Robert Dugoni, called it “…irresistible…” One Murder More has a 4.7 average out of 5 with 90 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of writing. Amazon featured it in their only brick-and-mortar bookstore.
I’m very proud of Kris. I should mention that I don’t have any official connection to the book (I’m not part of the publishing team), although I have been giving advice. I don’t financially benefit from purchases of the book.
Kris has generously agreed to give away up to 100 Kindle version to readers of I Love My Kindle!
I have readers around the world, and I want to spread out the opportunity to get them, since people are in different time zones.
Here’s what we are going to do.
If you want one, comment on this post asking for it.
We’ll give up to ten away each hour for the first ten commenters that hour (one per person).
If an hour doesn’t have ten requests, though, we’ll go back to the comments from the first hour and start with the eleventh request, then the twelfth, and so on. When all of the commenters from the first hour have been given copies, we’ll move on to the second hour, and so on.
For example: let’s say 15 people request it the first hour. The first ten get one. Then, we wait for the second hour. If eight people request it the second hour, those eight get one…as well as the eleventh and twelfth from the first hour. Next, we wait for the third hour. If five people request it the third hour, those five get it…plus the remaining three from the first hour.
We may not end up giving away all 100 if there aren’t that many requests.
Don’t worry about all that, though…if you want one, ask for it! 🙂
What if you already have the book (and if you do, that’s appreciated!)?
You can still request one. Amazon lets you turn the value of a gift e-book you already have into store credit. What I’d like you to do in that case is gift One Murder More to someone else.
All of this is to celebrate the Silver Falchion awards, and to thank my readers who have been following the progress of a first-time author’s first book in the evolving publishing world.
Kris is providing these books. The Kindle gift will come from me, so that I’m the only one who sees your e-mail address (my readers also don’t see it…I’ll use the one that is used when you post your comment). If you write a review, which authors always appreciate, I believe it’s proper to disclose that you got a free copy from the author (but you aren’t getting it in consideration of a review).
One final point: I mentioned that I have readers around the world, but there may be geographic restrictions in you getting the book.
Once again, congratulations to my sibling, Kris Calvin, on three Silver Falchion awards for
Update: Kris was also kind enough to give me a statement for ILMK readers:
“It’s not that getting an award changed my life. But as a debut author, it is a source not only of recognition, but also of comfort. Of feeling like I belong in the community of writers.
After hearing my name called for the second time, when my powers of speech were beginning to come back to me (for the first award I really was speechless!) I shared from the podium that I’m one of those people whose early draft manuscript was pronounced “terrible” by the first editor who reviewed it. It was only through the support of others that I was able to stick with it ,and to write my way through two more drafts to find myself here.
During that process, even the murderer changed!
The kind words, insights and encouragement from family, friends, fellow writers and colleagues all became incredibly important, enabling me to exercise and build my creative muscles despite the noise and pressure of obligations that dominate all of our daily lives.”
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Note: other of my family members have published books, including another sibling. You can see more information at I know these authors!