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Flight of the Tarantula Hawk
by Michael Allan Scott

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Kindle Edition published 2014-02-10
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On the IndieReader Best Book list and featured on NBC's Daytime Show, the second book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is part of a new breed of supernatural thrillers which can be read and enjoyed in any order. Dark, different, featuring a damaged psychic, this is one of those disturbing novels that keeps you guessing.

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Supernatural Murder Mystery - Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she arrives at the bank-owned foreclosure well ahead of her prospect. When her buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she'll ever show.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2013, 09:17:16 AM »
Absolutely amazing!  :o Just had to grab myself a copy of book one, and I'm sure I'm going to love it as much as all your other devoted readers.  ;D
 
 
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
Thank you, everyone! It's been really exciting. I know when I was starting I liked hearing this was happening, too. :) I just wanted to mention it just to add to the collection.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2013, 02:01:43 PM »
Great job, it's always so cool when that happens  :P

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
Waitamiinit-- what, you think you're King Sh** of Turd Mountain or something?

WELL YOU OUGHT TO!
Great news man. Congratulations!
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2013, 05:48:41 PM »
Who kicks ass? You, that's who.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 06:01:43 PM »

Thank you for being so generous, CLStone. I appreciate the advice!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
Congratulations! How exciting!
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2013, 08:32:49 PM »
Awesome stuff. Inspires...inspires...inspires...

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2013, 08:52:33 PM »
Awesome, congrats and thanks for the tips.

I noticed you link back to GoodReads (forum sig and your website), were you active on GR before the new release?

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2013, 09:12:05 PM »
You can almost hear that amazon cash register going off with the sales.....cha-chinggggggg!

Its good to hear about your books doing so well.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2013, 09:48:59 PM »
Waitamiinit-- what, you think you're King Sh** of Turd Mountain or something?

WELL YOU OUGHT TO!
Great news man. Congratulations!

heh heh

Happy for you!!  :D

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2013, 10:26:01 PM »
Congratulations and thanks for sharing what worked for you!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2013, 11:04:59 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips, I always find every tip on the boards useful!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2013, 11:08:42 PM »
Omg, congrats!!
And I really like your new covers. Obviously, I'm not the only one!  ;)

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2013, 12:23:38 AM »
Those are kick-butt results! Congrats!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2013, 12:34:37 AM »
It's been a lot of work. I don't know what to do with myself now.

Buy yourself a drink!

Mega-congrats! Amazing launch, and your advice in this thread has given me whiplash, I've been nodding so vigorously. Best summation of how to approach writing that I've seen in a while.
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2013, 08:04:35 AM »
Thank you everyone!

And to answer the other question, I did a quick giveaway from GoodReads right from the start. I like all my reviews, not just the ones I really liked. I don't participate heavily otherwise. I think the place is for readers but I monitor. If someone had a question, I'd answer the question. But I always answered emails from GoodReads if someone took the time out. I try to answer all emails now.

I also actively participate in a fan created page someone made. I dole out spoilers and answer their questions on a daily basis. I need to manage my time and try to scale back so I write more, but I'm ahead of schedule as far as rough drafts.

And after the new release, they had a lot of questions. :)

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
Congratulations! Your post's inspiring - especially since you didn't even mention getting a Bookbub ad.

Mind if I ask another question - what was your best initial ranking before Book #4? :)

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2013, 10:54:35 AM »
I think I managed to scrape around 1800 mark at some point. I hover around the 2000 rank mark on average.

I'm looking for more opportunities currently to give the first book away wherever possible. I actually am planning a Christmas present for the readers soon.

It just feels like the more people read the books, the more I want to do for them.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2013, 11:29:57 AM »
I think I managed to scrape around 1800 mark at some point. I hover around the 2000 rank mark on average.

I'm looking for more opportunities currently to give the first book away wherever possible. I actually am planning a Christmas present for the readers soon.

It just feels like the more people read the books, the more I want to do for them.

Thanks so much for sharing! :) I'm pretty sure your readers know how awesome you are as a person, too, so no doubt they'll keep on supporting you.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2013, 12:33:31 PM »
fantastic!!
   

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2013, 01:31:27 PM »
You, Crazy Lady (if anyone wondered what C. L stood for)  ;D (I kid) I found this post through an entry on THE Hugh Howey's website: http://www.hughhowey.com/writing-advice-from-c-l-stone/.

Just very cool  8)  (maybe it's Cool Lady?)

Congrats!


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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2013, 10:52:09 AM »
Congratulations, C.L.! You are new to me...where can I sign up for your newsletter?

Thanks and continued success!!!  :)

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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2013, 12:07:29 PM »
I love it when a plan comes together! Congrats, and thanks for sharing your process.


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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2013, 12:16:32 PM »
awesome, congrats