Rolling Back Prices!

Last week I was abducted by aliens. That's the only explanation for it. My absence. Aliens took me. I saw their ship, but don't worry govermenty people, they're technology is way behind the times. I think their main computer is run by an Atari 1600 and they've got weapons, but they're only set to stun.

All joking aside (yes that was a joke), where have you people been? I haven't seen you forever! Let's chat for spell.

First things first: This is a call to action! I know there are people out there who have yet to buy their copy of The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter. If you're my friend... I'm ashamed of you. Where's the love? Oh, but Frank, your book is like $17. I know, the price for solid lifelong entertainment isn't cheap, but $17 is well worth an enjoyable ride. Isn't it? You'd take your date to a movie and pay way more than $17. Think what that amount will buy you. Memories. Loyalty. Friendship (hmmm...). A good story. Humor. Terror. Suspense. Mystery. History. But wait, I've got some great news for you. Do you know where your local Walmart is located? Chances are, you can look out your back window and see in to the Produce section. Walmarts are everywhere and if there's one thing I've learned about Walmart is you can find things you want there for great deals. Not always the case with books. They don't always carry every title, but guess what. For a limited time (and I do mean limited) you can find The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter at Walmart (at least in Utah.) They've got it priced for a little over $13. So I'm saving you some buckage. Right now, please stop what you're doing (unless you're shopping at Walmart) and head over to your local Wally World and buy a copy. Today, before it's too late! Yes, this is a shameless plug, and yes, I'm sure I'll have more in the future, but I need your help. You can make a difference. Aw shucks, I'm getting all misty-eyed.

Second: I've added a new thing on my blog where you can click and become a fan of my author page on facebook. I have pages for Hashbrown Winters and The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter as well, so pick them all. I'll have prizes and all sorts of stuff as the page grows over time.

Third: Costco - I'll be there at the Downtown Costco quite a bit this month:

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-8:30
Friday, April 15th from 5:30-8:30
Saturday, April 16th from 9:30-12:00
Thursday, April 21st from 5:30-8:30
Monday, April 25th from 5:00-8:30

Fourth: Here are some random reviews of The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter (I hope they don't mind I quoted them here):

Susan, 4th Grade Teacher - "The girl from my class who bought your book finished it today and announced that it was AWESOME! And, that is a very big compliment from her! She is a voracious reader!"

Kay, "I read this on the plane this week and really enjoyed it. The story was fun - I wanted to smack Trendon a few times but he had a good heart that came through - Several times I laughed out loud - while written for youth, adults will enjoy it too."

Lindsey, "Hey Frank! Jamie had a copy of Guardians of the Hidden Sceptor when we were together over spring break. I borrowed it from her for something to read, and I ended up finishing it in less than 2 days! It was great- and I look forward to reading more of the series!

Jason, "Frank I finished your book last night. I loved it. I read it in 4 nights -- couldn't put it down. Nice work. I would like to ask you some questions about it sometime."

Jeana, "I fell in love with Frank's Hashbrown Winter's series, so when this book came out I jumped on it! He did NOT disappoint me. I am a Children's librarian, and read ALL the time. So many children's books (YA as well) are just fluff...don't leave much to the imagination, and have no depth to the characters. This book grabbed me in the first chapter! The characters are well thought out, and real. It's adventure, mystery and intrigue at it's teen-aged finest. I felt like I was right there next to the characters through the whole thing. I completely enjoyed it, and can't wait for Frank's next book. There will be a "next book," right Frank?? I certainly hope so. If you haven't read Frank Cole's other books, DO IT! You will seriously laugh out loud!"

Kaylynn, " bought this four days ago and finished it today. It was both funny and riveting. I didn't want to put it down the night I started reading it(but I must have some sleep). I loved his sense of humor, and the mystery and suspense. The plot left me guessing until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I hope that he's considering writing a sequel. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and acquaintances. Thanks to Frank Cole for writing such a great book."


A.J. Dub. said...

I did a review on Amazon. I was nice-ish. :) I tried to tell my opinion without hurting anyone's, okay... your feelings. Really the only thing I didn't like, was how quickly each set of circumstances changed for the kids. It felt a little rushed. I wanted more! :) But the story itself was so awesome and creative. Totally new, fresh and, well awesome!
So when is #2 coming out?

Marny said...

Is that Costco in downtown SLC? Orem? Panguitch? Address please!

Frank Cole said...

AJ - You're crazy! You didn't hurt my feelings at all. I loved your review, although when you warned me in your comment I expected to actually cry when I read it. I found it to be an honest review and I appreciated it. I don't mind criticism at all. It makes the story more real. Thank you so much for doing that!

Marny - I apologize! It is the Costco Downtown SLC, but Panguitch would be fun.

Devony said...

I've never heard of your book until I saw your interview on I Like These Books today. It looks fantastic! I'm off to find a copy so I can read it! Thanks so much for working on the clean enjoyable reads!

A.J. Dub. said...

I saw your book at Moon's bookstore in Dallas the other day. It was all alone on the shelf, so I hope that means there were other copies they sold!

Cindy M Hogan said...

Frank! Awesome. The book looks like a lot of fun.

Andy Hueller said...

I just picked your book up at the Highland Park Barnes and Noble here in St. Paul, MN. I'll set it on my seventh-grade English classroom bookshelf tomorrow. I'm always excited when I see your work here in Minnesota because it reinforces for me how hard our publisher is working to get our books into stores. Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth will be out in August, and Cedar Fort just sent me the final cover design. Check it out at my blog (www.andyhueller.com).
Thanks for your reliable enthusiasm and sense of humor.

Frank Cole said...

Devony - Nice to meet you! Welcome to my blog and I hope you like my book.
AJ Dub - if my book was all alone on the shelf, you should've at least stood next to it and spoke some words of encouragement. Like: "Don't worry book. You'll make friends." :)
Cindy - Thank you! You should try it out.
Andy! Congrats my friend! The cover looks awesome!!!

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SeaJensen said...

It must've been weird being abducted by an Atari 1600. Anyways, at Costco you should put a checkered table cloth over your book signing table and wear a hairnet and apron. Then when people come to you, driven by hunger and weakness, desperately in search of nourishment that can only be provided by free samples, you can pull out your book and tell them all about it. The initial shock of you NOT giving them food will render them motionless just long enough for you to explain your book. Hopefully they will want to read more after that and you'll be able to make loads more sales. Just a suggestion.