I have been away from my blog for some time as I’ve been busy trying to get my second promotion off the ground.  If you have followed my book at all on Amazon, you may already know what a success it was.  Obviously, planning is a very important part of the process.

A month ahead of my promotion, I broadcasted the dates that I would be holding the free drive of my book, “Conduit: The Beginning” with the hope that some other sites might pick it up.

During the morning of the first day of the promotion, no one had listed my story.  By 10:00, I had given away around 150 copies.  Shortly after, the numbers doubled.  I realized then that someone had listed my giveaway.

By evening, I had surpassed my first giveaway by 3000 copies!  I was excited beyond words that so many people had downloaded my story.

My story ended up snagging the top 100 list for all free kindle books.  I can’t find words to explain how excited I am at achieving that ranking.  The total number of downloads for my two day promotion totaled to 5980!  The second day closed a truly exciting week for me.

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As always, I really hope those that downloaded my story find it to be an enjoyable read.  I look forward to seeing what reviews come in.  It is an extreme motivator for me to hear about someone who enjoyed my work.

When I thought about Meagan as a character in “Conduit: The Beginning”, I wanted to show how a young woman would cope with the events that take place in the story.

Smart, pretty, and a bit selfish, Meagan must learn to adjust to the situation she’s been forced into. All her life, she has been able to rely on her looks and popularity but when life makes a sharp turn for her, she must learn to use her wits and recognize others for their true selves instead of their looks.

Meagan is the daughter of Maggie and Max and sister to Sam. She has always had the support of her family and is well loved. When tragedy strikes, Meagan is alone, without the support she’s always known.

Thankfully, there are those that can help her, yet there are also those that mean her harm and her journey will not be an easy one.

As I mentioned in my previous post, “Conduit: The Beginning”, while there are many good people in the story, it has its share of evil people as well.

Rick Marnell, is a troubled young man, and like Joe, has had bad childhood experiences. Starting at eight years old, Rick begins a downward spiral and is not happy unless he is surrounded by death and blood.

I enjoyed writing about Rick. I know; that sounds odd based on what I just wrote above. Rick is interesting character because I wanted to show Rick as a person that has an incredible dark side to him, but what he does, he does because he feels it is necessary.

Because of his history of being raised with an abusive and alcoholic father, Rick cannot tolerate evil people or people that he believes to be at fault in some way. As a result, he takes matters into his own hands, which, usually ends up with someone’s demise.