Two years, five countries, and one baby later, my sci-fi/adventure novel Reaction is now available.

Cover to Reaction

3-27-12 21:44pm Update: During my 72 hour giveaway, 578 people downloaded this book. Reaction also his #8 in the Amazon Sci-Fi>Adventure bestseller list. Early reviews have been great, though my copy editor and I allowed a couple silly typos to slip through. (“Meat me at the river” makes me giggle like a teenager). I expect to pull the book early next week to correct these.

Original post: You may have wondered why I haven’t posted here since the first of the year. Now, my friends, you have the answer: I was simultaneously learning to be a parent and finishing Reaction, the first book in my sci-fi adventure series The End of the Iron Age. You can download the book for free here until late Sunday night. You can purchase this little yarn an Amazon for only $4.99.

And, if you enjoy this work, I would appreciate it if you could either take a couple minutes and leave a brief review or share this work with your friends. I’m just getting started, and I need all the help I can get.

Now that this book is out, I will resume posting here at Happenchance, assuming the little fellow lets me get some rest:

Seth and baby Miles

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  • eimantas March 23, 2012, 4:49 am

    Hey, congrats on your child! And regarding your activities during last year – does that mean we’ll have some sort of parenting marks on the pages of your book? .)

  • Maarten Broekman March 23, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Congrats on your child.  They’re a handful, exhausting, frustrating and rewarding all at once.

  • sethmbaker March 23, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Thank you. A newborn is definitely a handful, but Tiffany (my wife) and I are fortunate that we have several family members who can help us with him. 

  • sethmbaker March 23, 2012, 11:26 pm

    Thanks. Right now, most of the marks are on my shirt, my furniture, my car seats, even my piano. The book remains baby-mark free 😉 

  • JALINE March 24, 2012, 10:19 am

     Downloaded the book, Seth.  I’m a few chapters in so far but I’m swamped with other stuff at the moment.  I do intend to read it from digital cover to digital cover.  Hope you sell a few million!

  • Floyd Geron Looney March 24, 2012, 5:15 pm

    Downloaded, almost done. Great story! It doesn’t take itself too seriously and doesn’t bog the reader down in technical details. I love how it is paced, not slowing down the action to tell us lengthy back stories for ‘character development’. Seth M Baker does it right, develop the character and story at the same time.

    Well done, Mr. Baker!

  • Seth M. Baker March 24, 2012, 8:09 pm

    Thanks JA, hope you enjoy it.

  • sethmbaker March 24, 2012, 8:13 pm

    I appreciate the wonderful feedback. Thank you very much! 

  • Maarten March 25, 2012, 1:51 pm

    Family members that help make those first weeks and months amazing.

    I downloaded and read the book. It was a good read, fun, serious, but not too serious. Only thing I can say is that it might have benefited from another proofread as there were several places where a typo made me re-read parts multiple times to make sure I was actually reading it correctly. Bow != bowl. Meat != meet. Also, there was one section where it looked like the paragraph just got cut off. But overall it was fun and easy to read. I hope my first book is as accessible.

  • sethmbaker March 25, 2012, 8:39 pm

    I appreciate your kind words. Even with several beta readers and a hired copy editor, I’m embarrassed that these typos showed up. However, I’m grateful that people have pointed these goofs out to me; the beauty of Amazon/Kindle editions is that I can pull the book, fix them, and have the book back online within 24 hours. 
    Good luck with your own work, and if there are any questions I can help you with, just let me know. 

  • Floyd Geron Looney March 25, 2012, 9:30 pm

    I found a few inconsequential words missing from sentences, not worth the hassle to go looking right now. Inconsequential because I was hooked on the story.

  • Josh Hogg March 26, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Best of luck with your novel Seth. Looking forward to more posts coming out.

  • Jordan Bowman March 27, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Very very cool Seth! I’ve always wanted to write a book, but I haven’t had the discipline to actually get it done yet. I think this is awesome.

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