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Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:45:04 AM »
Helper12 is getting great feedback!  Available in Kindle, Nook and paperback formats.  A little about the book:

Helper12 works as a Baby Helper in Pre Ward, the place where babies spend their first six months of life before they're tracked for vocations and sent to training. She does her job well, and she stays out of trouble. But one day, the Sloanes, Society members who enjoy all the privileges of their station--family unit clearance, a private dwelling, access to good food and good schools--come to "adopt" one of the Pre Ward babies. The Director makes a deal and the Sloanes walk out with a brand new child.

They also walk out owning Helper12--the Director sells her to them, and there's nothing she can do but go. At the Sloanes, Helper12 enters a world where people should be able to enjoy life--with high position and riches come the opportunity for individual freedom, even the chance to love--but that's not what she finds. The Sloanes are keeping secrets. So is their biological son, Thomas.

Helper12 has some secrets of her own; she's drawing, which is a violation, since Baby Helpers aren't tracked for Art. And she's growing to love the child she was bought to care for--at the same time that Ms. Sloane is becoming disenchanted with her impulse baby buy.

When all your choices are made for you, how do you make some for yourself? Helper12 is about to find out.


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Jack Blaine loves to write stories that put good people in horrible situations.
Just to see what they do.

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 12:54:38 PM »
Welcome to KindleBoards, Jack, and congratulations on your book!  :)

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 10:02:36 AM »
Just wanted to thank all you readers who have emailed--it really is special to hear from people who enjoyed Helper12.  Thank you!

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 06:03:32 PM »
The Frugal eReader is giving away three free copies of Helper12!  Go on over here http://thefrugalereader.com/2012/02/04/the-saturday-giveaway-three-ecopies-of-helper12-from-jack-blaine/ to enter, and check the site out--lots of great books to be found!

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Helper12 is like The Handmaid's Tale meets Pride and Prejudice
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 02:41:44 PM »
At least that's what I came up with when asked by this book blogger :)  See the interview here:

http://wordsofeward.blogspot.com/2012/02/author-interview-jack-blaine.html

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »
Fascinating look at family relationships in a dystopian setting.  Neat!
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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 10:11:08 AM »
Thanks Steverino!

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 10:48:41 AM »
Interesting premise...
Best of luck.

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 10:52:09 AM »
Thanks John!  I've been having some good fun--readers seem pleased too. 

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The Compulsive Reader recommends indie books--Helper12 is among them!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 12:11:00 PM »
I was so pleased to see a mainstream book blogger recommending my book!

http://www.thecompulsivereader.com/2012/02/reading-rants-recommended-independently.html

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 01:29:00 PM »
Still getting those great reader emails about Helper12!  Thanks so much to all of you who reach out.  A little about the Twitch delay here, and something to try in the meantime:

http://jackblainebooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/twitch-delay.html

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Helper12 is on sale for just $3.99!
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 10:04:39 PM »
Helper12 is now on sale for just $3.99! On Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Nook. If you like it, try out Twitch, too! :)

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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 01:43:37 PM »
Helper12 is getting lots of love! 48 customer reviews on Amazon, average 4 stars!

A snippet form a review:

"This is what dystopia is supposed to read like. Dark, delicious, plausible and heart-wrenching. If you don't shiver in relief that you don't live there, then the world isn't painted properly. Oh, you'll shiver in this one. You'll definitely shiver."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053YHV00


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Re: Helper12, a dystopian adventure
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2013, 01:05:03 PM »
Hope you'll check out Helper12 today!

A snippet from a review:

"This is what dystopia is supposed to read like. Dark, delicious, plausible and heart-wrenching. If you don't shiver in relief that you don't live there, then the world isn't painted properly. Oh, you'll shiver in this one. You'll definitely shiver."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053YHV00