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Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas on sale again

Halloween has barely passed – you probably have some candy still laying around (not the good stuff, though, sadly :) – and yet it seems the Christmas season has already begun, what with store advertising, children making Christmas wish lists, and consumers looking forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Sales of Christmas books have also begun their annual spike – both according to my own sales and a friend’s book distribution company. Last winter, thousands of readers of Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas and its sequel, The Perfect Gift, pushed it as high as #421 on Amazon’s best selling book list.

We hope this year to fare even better as many of those readers recommend the book to friends, and with thousands of new Kindle’s out there, this should be plentifully possible.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that the price for the Kindle version of Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas has again been reduced to just 99 cents! That’s the cheapest Amazon allows me to post it.

So please share this post with your friends and help me spread the word! Authors truly depend on readers to help them market their books – so if you enjoyed these or others of my books and would like to see more, please know that helping me spread the word is the best guarantee that I’ll have the time to write them!

Thank you all and…<sigh>…I’m afraid it’s just too early to wish you a Merry Christmas already, so Happy Thanksgiving!

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Top 1% of All eBooks

We now have 2 books that have reached the TOP 1% of all books on Amazon Kindle!

Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas reached the top 1% several weeks ago, and is now in the top 1/5 of 1%.

Order your copies from the printer (get $1 off with coupon code KSCBKTSY), Amazon.com, or on Amazon KindleB&N Nook — on sale for ONLY .99 CENTS!

Its sequel, The Perfect Gift, has also reached the top 1% and both books continue to climb.

Amazon Kindle version hereNook version here.

We’re stoked! And we’re grateful to all of you who have helped us spread the word! Merry Christmas to all!

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Book Three: A Fall from Heaven…

Many of you have been asking (for quite a while) when book three will be ready. Well, I can’t make any promises just yet, but here’s an update on its status:

One reason it was delayed was that I needed to get some research done – which meant climbing the tallest mountain in the US (outside of Alaska) where much of the story takes place. I finally did that earlier this month, and even wrote a lot of the story while on the mountain. I finally figured out how to end the book while hiking just above 14,000′.

Stay tuned and I’ll post the first half dozen chapters here by Thanksgiving – and be sure to like Facebook.com/ChristmasNovels to be kept up to date.

Thanks for reading!!!

In the mean time, be sure to check out other books by Shaun Roundy at ThisVampire.com and UofLIFE.com!

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Kindle Updates – thanks for your patience!

We’ve seen a big surge in sales of Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas and The Perfect Gift on Amazon Kindle over the past week – thanks a million to whoever’s out there spreading the word!

Pardon the brief lapse in availability – we just uploaded an improved Kindle version of each book. If you have already downloaded it, you can re-download it and pick up the latest version with an improved TOC plus a few other minor features.

Kindle usually gets things approved within a day or so, so expect them back as early as tomorrow – Tuesday, September 27.

In the mean time, be sure to check out other books by Shaun Roundy at UofLIFE.com!

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CLMC available on Nook + price drop

Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas is now available on the Barnes & Noble Nook eReader device – and it’s only .99 cents!

Once we see some activity there, we’ll add The Perfect Gift as well.

We also dropped the Amazon Kindle price to .99 cents – and we uploaded a new ePub version which should look better than the version we had there. So if you bought it in the past you can download the new version now…wait, hang on – it’s still getting processed, but should be ready within 24 hours.

Enjoy!

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Kindle Price Drop 2011

Price drops on Kindle have worked wonderfully for sales of other University of Life Press titles, so we just did the same for both “Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas” and “The Perfect Gift.”

Lowest price ever – now only $2.99! These books make good reads any time of year.

Find them at http://amzn.to/christmaskindle and http://amzn.to/christmaskindle2

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Oops! Sorry about this morning.

Our website host *usually* has excellent performance and service. Unfortunately, this morning and for most of the day, the server was down and ChristmasNovels.com was not available.

This was the worst possible timing as an ad went out this morning to 200,000 viewers! We apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced.

Ironically, I would have noticed much sooner had I not been at the local university bookstore for a book signing!

Which went very well, btw, and it was a pleasure to meet many of you and chat with friends and students.

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What’s so great about Christmas Books?

There’s no question that Christmas books are extremely popular – but what do you love about them?

Here are a few of the traits that many Christmas books have in common, and I’d be very interested to hear how you feel about them, or others:

  • The Christmas Spirit. Most Christmas stories include instances of generosity, love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. These tales remind us the innate value of living and giving.
  • Quick reads. The only Christmas book I can think of over 250 pages is the Bible (and most of that isn’t directly about Christmas, even though Christ’s birth is one of the two most important moments). Do you prefer books that you can sit down and read between cooking, shopping, visiting, etc.?
  • Simple writing. Most Christmas books are pretty light reading. They don’t tax your brain while they replenish your heart and spirit.

Well, that’s what comes to mind for me. Think of your favorite Christmas book, or what you’d like to find in one, and please comment below.

Thanks! And Merry Christmas.

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Vampire Books for Christmas?

This. A Vampire Cure for Forever.Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean vampire books aren’t still all the rage. If you have a vampire lover on your gift list, a new vampire book might be just the thing to bring out a toothy grin on Christmas morning.

For Christmas, however, it doesn’t quite seem right to be reading excessive violence and graphic sex, as many vampire books contain.

For the best of both worlds, let me recommend This. A Vampire Cure for Forever, which I wrote this summer. It has minimal violence but plenty of suspense. It has very innocent teen romance. It has life-changing insights and abundant plot twists and surprises just like my Christmas books.

Readers call it “feel-good and inspiring”, “Another can’t-put-it-down novel by Roundy”, and “Great characters, action, suspense, and an unexpected plot. There were times when I was laughing out loud one minute and then sent on an adrenaline rush the next.”

Find more reader reviews and details at ThisVampire.com.

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Christmas Books Climbing the Charts

I just checked the current Amazon.com bestsellers rankings for Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas and The Perfect Gift, and they’ve made some big jumps in the last ten days.

CLMC jumped nearly HALF A MILLION places from 593,420 to 141,830.

TPG jumped even further – 5.85 MILLION places – from 5,992,480 to 146,447.

Thanks, readers, for making it so! Clearly, you’re enjoying these new Christmas books and spreading the word, and coming back to read the sequel.

I hope we’ll eventually regain the top 200 ranking as the original version of CLMC held for about two years!

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