What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything? is now available for purchase. I've had to make it exclusive to Amazon because Smashwords just refuses to accept my file*, so unfortunately that means I won't be able to offer 25% coupons. However, if you purchase the book between October 22 and October 23 PST, you'll get 25% off during the Kindle Countdown Deal I've set up. But even if you miss that special, the e-book is still only $3.99 at full price - for a book that was over 1200 pages single-spaced in Word. So however you buy the book, you're getting a great deal.
Here's the whole blurb. I hope you'll check out the book and enjoy it to the full:
Imagine yourself as a reporter on a radically altered planet. After a
disastrous mission to Europa, two astronauts have returned to Earth with
strange powers and a newfound lust for world domination. No one can
stand before them. Now they've invited you and several dozen other
telegenic young reporters to a press conference in their island lair.
You know they’re up to something more, but what? And what can you do
about it anyway? The Imperators have the power to warp everything
around them – plants, animals, and humans – and so far no one has been
able to stop them. They seem unkillable, and the pacification fields
they send out periodically reduce earth’s populace zombies. How can you
possibly resist them?
You can't...at first. But this is a story in which you chart the
course of your own adventure. If you set out on this journey, you will
encounter the Imperators – but how and when you encounter them, and what
happens next, are all up to you. Perhaps you’ll choose to surrender
blissfully, or perhaps you’ll choose to fight. You might try joining
forces with the enemy. Or if you’re especially clever, you might find a
game-changing hidden plot line that turns the whole story on its head.
Meanwhile, you can also search the Imperators’ complex for clues:
What happened to them on Europa? Why are they so alike in some ways and
so different in others? What do they have in store for you and your
fellow reporters – and, indeed, for the world? Are they really as
unstoppable as they seem?
"What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything?" is all about
choices. The first two are your character's gender and (very loosely
defined) orientation. After that, you'll have your pick of 1862 more
story paths: enough to keep you exploring the Imperators' world for days
or weeks to come.
Thanks once again to my beta readers K, Lady K (no relation) and anemone. I couldn't have done it without you! You'll be getting your free copies soon.
*But only after accepting a slightly faulty version that three people bought before I removed it. Sorry about that, folks!