Alright! I’ve just posted the bonus features to Parachute Island, and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly suggest reading it first as there will be some spoilers. Included in the bonus features are a list and breakdown of the major characters, a breakdown of the symbolism included in the novel, a list of the major ailments including Wikipedia links, and the soundtrack to the novel and each song is related to certain scenes of the novel. I really hope you enjoy these bonus features and leave a comment on what you think of them.
Aside from my nurse’s visit, I’ve been working hard on the special features portion of Parachute Island. So far, there’ll be a main characters section, a section on all the symbols and symbolism, the ailments David had to endure, and working on the breakdown of the soundtrack and how each song helped on building a scene. Whew! Come Sunday, it should be back to writing.
I received my first objective review this morning JUUUST as I was going to go back to sleep for Parachute Island. I’ve been on pins and needles on getting, not only more reviews, but my first “objective” review from someone who’s not a family member or friend. Will they like it? Will they trash it? Should I just toss in the towel? Well, I received a PM this morning from Lord Tremendous from Tremendous Book Reviews stating that “Typically, I don’t reach out to the authors like this” but that Parachute Island “is phenomenal”. Whoa! I was not expecting that. He went on to state that “I plan to rate the book at 4 1/2 stars”. I breathed a final sigh of relief when I saw that. It’s one thing to get flattering compliments from people who know you, particularly for something artistic; it’s another when you hear it from an independent reviewer. Needless to say, I could not sleep after that; a good start to my morning!
To those who know already, I’m going to be releasing Parachute Island soon as an audiobook. As a way of getting the word out, I’ll be giving away an audiobook to three lucky recipients simply by subscribing to my newsletter (link at the bottom). If you’re already subscribed, you don’t have to subscribe again. Here’s the email sent to those already subscribed:
You’ve read Parachute Island, right? Well, if you have and loved it, it’s now going to be released as an audiobook soon! But, here’s a chance to win a FREE copy of the audiobook!
What do I have to do, you ask? Here’s the great thing; you’re already entered to be in the giveaway simply by being subscribed to this newsletter! An audiobook will be given away to three lucky recipients who are subscribed by March 16, 2020. Only one audiobook per person; winners will be notified by email.
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Yeah, I know, it doesn’t look like much right now, but I am working on providing a lot of cool stuff, especially regarding Parachute Island. There’ll be lots of trivia surrounding what made the novel, a lot of which wasn’t shown in the book. Eventually, this will be THE go-to place regarding all my works, past, present, and future, as well as what all is going through my mind nearly every day. It’ll also be the place to see when there’ll be cool stuff like being part of an ARC (advanced reader copy) team, giveaways, and more. So, bookmark this site for future fun!
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lafiro A. Gomez, III, and I am an author. If you’d like to know a bit more about me, you can find some more information under the About Me section in the main menu. My first novel, Parachute Island, is available through Amazon in both digital and paperback format. This site is currently under construction, so please excuse the mess as I tidy up to bring more info to everyone. Cheers!