Indigo Empyrean on Amazon Kindle
Updated from an earlier post:
Looking for a publisher and agent is harder than being a gold prosector out west these days. That’s why I self-published “Indigo Empyrean” (penned in my abbreviated name, D.F. Marsh) for an exclusive run on Amazon Kindle. A few days ago someone asked me “Did I do everything to get an agent?” I shook my head with a self-efacing grin. “Everything?” Yeah, right! Of course I didn’t do everything. I sent a dozen e-mails and query letters. I’m hardly the epitome of persistent. “But…” I protested, “I haven’t sold myself down the drain.” When you self-publish it doesn’t mean you’ve isolated yourself to a small world, or that a publishing house or agent will brand you diseased and avoid you like the plague. In fact, quite the contrary. Good books from self-published authors that attract sales, reviews, and likes, tend to put their authors into a spotlight where real publishers and agents can see them. So here’s a few of the early reviews:
D. F. Marsh captures the excitement of a modern fantasy adventure with the spirit of an old world sea-faring tale in his new book, “Indigo Empyrean”. If you’re someone who leaves trash on the beach and throws things into the ocean, you might not like this book; if you believe there’s nothing of significance left to discover on our planet you might not like this book; the rest of you will likely, like me, love this book! Brother and sister, Ashton (age 14) and Autumn (age 12), live on the coast of Oregon, near a very dangerous beach. Their grandmother has forbidden them to go to that beach. Of course, that’s an open invitation to go anyway in their minds. So, as you might expect, Ashton and Autumn are drowning as the story begins. There’s no question they’re going to die. The’ve been pushed out to sea in the fierce current, and they’re spiraling down in a torrent of a whirlpool. Yet hundreds of feet beneath the ocean’s surface a large bioluminescent life-form has telepathically heard Ashton’s prayer. In not much more than an eye-blink the siblings are back on the beach. Rescued or pushed there by a freak wave? Ashton soon realizes it was a rescue after he hears whispers and later vibrant telepathic messages from an entity named Ko. She says she’s never spoken to a human before. She says she never thought she’d be able to. She says she’s a friend, and she lives in a place never before seen by a human but Ashton could visit in a submersible.
How Ashton acquires that submersible, how he learns to pilot it, and stay away from hunters who believe there’s a remarkable catch to be found in those waters off the coast of Oregon, and how he travels to the greatest depths of the ocean, and then below the ocean sea-floor, is the stuff great adventures are made of, in my opinion. But it’s in a glimmering, misty subterranean cavern miles below the ocean’s floor, where Ashton’s mission becomes clear, that this book really captures the imagination. I would highly recommend this quick read for the young adult audience and certainly for the older adult who finds he or she is actually young at heart and ready for a fantasy adventure read on the otherwise boring flight from Cincinnati to New York.
News … I will be posting a journal here on wordpress allowing others to learn from my experiences in the self publishing arena. Please feel free to offer me suggestions. Currently “Indigo Empyrean” is priced at $3.99 with a suggested retail of $8.99. If you don’t own a Kindle, don’t worry. Kindle e-books can be read on PCs and mobile devices, even iPads, with Amazon’s free Kindle reader apps.
Posted on April 1, 2012, in Books, Science Fiction and tagged adventure fiction, environmental fiction, New release YA, sea adventures, spiritual fiction, YA Fiction. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.