Extinction Point is FREE Thursday June 7th through the 8th worldwide at Amazon

07 Jun
06/07/2012

If you haven’t already picked up a copy (or you know someone who might like to read it) you’ll find Extinction Point for free at Amazon for the next two days.
It’s available for free throughout all of Amazon’s stores but feel free to use the two links below for the US and UK.

US
UK

If you have a Twitter or Facebook account and can give it a quick mention, I will be eternally grateful.

Oh! And check back here over the weekend for news of a neat little competition I’ll be running with the help of Goodreads group Apocalypse Whenever. If you are a fan of Emily and the Extinction Point series, you won’t want to miss this.

PAUL

8 replies
  1. andie says:

    I picked up this book today (after all, it was free, and I love free stuff)…and I gotta say, I really enjoyed it! The take on the apocalypse was different than many I’ve read, and I was genuinely invested in the main character. (Having said that, I probably would have strapped the bike to a jeep and taught myself how to drive.) but the story certainly has potential for being very interesting, and having her on a bike lends itself to interesting adventures. I’ll definitely be looking for the follow-up when it comes out (this summer, you claim!)

    • Paul Jones says:

      Hey Andie.

      Glad you enjoyed it. If you get a chance, could you leave a review over at Amazon. Much appreciated.

      Yes, I have the sequel underway with a tentative release date for the end of July/mid-August. Just add yourself to my mailing list if you’re interested in being notified of its release.

      Thanks again and I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

  2. ian says:

    Got the book for free this past weekend. Really liked it. But as Andie said should of made her ” E ” try to at least drive, but then again being on a bike can lead to more adventure , though i do hope that she gets tougher in the following books. Overall great story and would totally recommend this book to friends. And when i get a chance will leave a reply on Amazon!!!!!

    • Paul Jones says:

      Ian.

      Hey! Don’t blame me, all I do is sit here at the computer and type what my characters show me. It’s their decision to make not mine.

      You’re right, of course, I could have just had her grab a vehicle, but where would the fun be in that? :) I don’t know how old you are, or how long you’ve been driving, but I think it’s easy to forget just how difficult and dangerous jumping in a car for the very first time can be, especially when you have no one sitting next to you to help you. Add into that the fact that Emily is incredibly stubborn, still in a state of shock at what’s happening to her and the fact that she has spent most of her life using the bike — it’s something she trusts and knows she can rely on, a comfort of sorts even. It just didn’t seem like an option for her to simply grab a car and instantly speed off into the sunset and safety. For those that remain unconvinced, I always point them in the direction of this photo; it’s called “Timmy’s first time out” and seems to get my point across pretty well :)

      Timmy's first time out

      Having said all of that, book two of the series will get her off the bike and onto four wheels.

      Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week.

      PAUL

  3. Julie Schmidt says:

    I picked it up for free as well. Having just read the previous comment I am guessing I just started another series. I am 64% done, I just finished a wild run through an alien forrest and had to stop so I could breathe! Excellent book so far. Only complaint is the cussing. I think sometimes its appropriate, but saying oh fuck I dropped my keys before the rain, takes away from the emphasis when she dropped them in the dark with a creature coming after her. Just my humble opinion, it almost caused me to quit reading. Thank you for making it free, I might never have heard of this great read otherwise. When finished, I will happily leave a review, and recommend to friends!

    • Paul Jones says:

      Hello Julie.

      It’s strange… every time I had to have Emily cuss, I heard my late mother tut-tutting at me. As the book was dedicated to my parents it made me feel even worse. I’ve never been one for swearing, I honestly do try to keep the language to a minimum, but Emily is in the newspaper business and the swearing kind of comes with the territory. It is tone-down a lot in the next book, after all, there will be kids present!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, and, assuming you enjoy the remainder of he book, leaving a review.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I LOVE this book! And I thin Emily on the bike is a very good thing. If she was in a car, the forest scene and meeting Thor would not have happened. Also, about the cursing. It makes it more *real^. To me anyway. really, who is going to go through the end of the world and NOT drop the F Bomb? Please hurry up with the next book. I can’t wait!

  5. Brian says:

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for making this book free. I’d been eyeing it for a while and am thrilled I caught it during the free period. I’m eagerly waiting for the sequels.

    Considering when I wrote my review for Amazon, I don’t think there was a single review that hadn’t brought up the car thing. To be honest, it caught me, too. What I think the main problem to be was the reasoning behind it. There was no one around, everyone is dead and there are weird scary things that killed them all. Who cares if she runs over a mailbox?

    The reasoning for not learning wasn’t enough to outweigh the reasoning to learn. Of the top of my head I can name five friend who have never driven a car in their life despite not living in a commuter-friendly city like NYC. There isn’t a single one of them who wouldn’t be able to get in an automatic and make it go straight with the occasional turn.

    Emily needed more than lack of knowledge, she needed that combined with a personal tragedy. It could be just implied, show her having fear of it. You right brilliant enough prose that you could definitely have handled that (seriously, how come you’re self published? There’s no publishing house out there smart enough to pick you up?). As is, she’s too nonchealnt about it.

    Going the route of having her try and roads being blocked would have been okay, too (giant alien trees, fires, wrecks, number of things to prevent escape by car).

    Anyway, thank you for the very entertaining story.

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