Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free download promotion of A Hazy Shade of Twilight!

Before "The Martian" there was my psychological sci-fi thriller "A Hazy Shade of Twilight"...

Set in a small base on Saturn's moon Titan, the novella deals with the effects of extreme isolation and confinement on a small group of scientists - and the logistical realities of mere survival when something goes awry.

To celebrate the release of the new cover of this novella (and its associated stories), Pikkelig Press is offering as a free Kindle download from 7 to 11 October 2015.  So make sure you get your free copy while you can!

And don't forget to leave a review on Amazon!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Help me give MIOS its due exposure!

No sooner did I think the bubble had burst than the readership resumed its climb!

Spread the news and help me get The Mirror Image of Sound the recognition it deserves!

The Mirror Image of Sound's 5 star reviews continue!

I have received another 5 star review of The Mirror Image of Sound, this time by Bailey Mantukit of the UK.  Thanks Bailey!

5.0 out of 5 stars If only we had the chance to try another life ....October 3, 2015
This review is from: The Mirror Image of Sound: A novel in real time (Kindle Edition)
This is the first book I've read by Dan Djurdjevic, and it won't be the last. I empathised with the main character, Dan, being "stuck" in a marriage, providing for his selfish wife's spending habits.
Upon his Uncle's death, Dan inherits something seemingly mundane as cowboy boots, but that's only the beginning. The reader is taken on a journey in real time in Australia. My imagination was working overtime as to what could possibly happen next. I found myself neglecting household chores in favour of reading this book!

Friday, October 2, 2015

New cover for A Hazy Shade of Twilight!

Pikkeljig Press has released a new cover for my book "A Hazy Shade of Twilight" and I think it is perfect: matches the dark mysterious interior perfectly!  What do you think?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Mirror Image of Sound: a proven page turner!

The free download promotion is now over and I find myself happy that so many took advantage of the offer (last count is well into 3 figures) over the 5 days.

But more than anything, I find it heartening that the book really does live up to its name of being a page turner!  Kindle has this amazing feature that allows you to see whether it is being read.  The first night figure was 507.  Since then I've had a steady flow of 60-70 per day.  Given that it was serialised online (where it built up an average readership of 17,000 per day at the very end) I'm not surprised.

I can't help but notice that my only critics so far have been people who (by their own admission) have read only a couple of pages free online.  If you're one of these, why not give the book a proper go?  You might be surprised.  The Mirror Image of Sound is nothing if not full of surprises!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mirror Image of Sound reaches German top ten!

Some time ago I wrote about how The Mirror Image of Sound was being pirated.  In particular, I came across a German site that had links to downloading illegal copies of the novel.  Judging by the volume of reviews, these downloads must have run into the hundreds.

Well it's great to see that a German site has now picked up my free download promotion of MIOS so the people there can download it for free - legally.

What's more, MIOS is in their top ten of free download books!

There's just the small question of whether there's anyone who has yet to download a copy... :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Record daily downloads for The Mirror Image of Sound!

My novel "The Mirror Image of Sound" has had record downloads following the start of the 5 day free Kindle version promotion.  In just a matter of hours the free downloads soared to 121 and continue in the second day at much the same rate.

The novel has also been recommended by influential sites iereaderreview.com and efreebooks.org adding to the download rate!

With only four more days to go, make sure you snap up your copy!

The synopsis is as follows:

Dan is a young lawyer living in a bullying work environment and tolerating a cheating, air-headed wife.  When he loses his beloved uncle, and possibly only real friend, Uncle Frank, his life is set to implode.

In what seems like a final, cruel, twist of fate, Uncle Frank has inexplicably left virtually his entire estate to a stranger named "Fenyops Pikkeljig".

But while winding up his uncle's estate, Dan uncovers a hidden cellar - and slowly begins to uncover a world of intrigue, mystery and suspense.  He meets the exotic and mysterious Justine and, in a fashion reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's "Victory", ultimately gets involved in the lives of "real people" - discovering that sometimes the chance to help others affords your only chance for redemption, love and a life that is actually worth living.

But will Dan take that chance - or will he succumb to the same inertia that has kept him locked in his "first world nightmare" for as long as he can remember?

How will he respond to the fact that his involvement in the lives of others brings with it the very real risk of his own ruin - and possibly demise?

Part mystery, part romance, part sci-fi/fantasy, fully Aussie satire in the mould of "The Castle", this quirky, punchy page-turner will keep you guessing to the very end.

So if you haven't yet done so, now is the time to read this novel, described by reviewers as "life-changing" and "deservedly 5 stars".

To download the Kindle version, click on the amazonkindle button to the right or on the above image of the cover of the novel.