What if you had a secret crush on a co-worker and then realized she was probably trying to kill you?
My Loyal Blog Readers may be interested to know that I’m running a 99-cent special on my e-book Oxygen on Amazon, B&N, Apple, and Smashwords. Here’s a blurb:
Bob Kaganovski has had a secret crush on his fellow astronaut Valkerie Jansen for over a year.
Halfway to Mars, an explosion leaves their crew of four with only enough oxygen for one of them to make it the Red Planet alive.
The pilot is left in a coma.
The mission commander is coming unglued.
Valkerie is the prime suspect.
Bob has to make sense of it all, but his head and his heart are in violent disagreement. And somebody has to figure out who gets to live and who has to die in order to save the mission.
If you’ve ever dreamed about having a geeky romance on a sabotaged mission to Mars (admit it, you’ve dreamed about this millions of times), then Oxygen is for you.
My co-author and I had hoped to work in some cool controversy on science, faith, the meaning of life, the existence of God, and possibly even the Coke versus Pepsi debate. But we forgot, dang it.
Oxygen is 99 cents until midnight on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (Please note that Amazon adds a hefty surcharge in some countries outside the US. This is way above my pay grade. Also, the Apple store may not charge the exact price-equivalent of 99 cents outside the US, but it should be close. Smashwords seems to offer just about the same price all around the planet, and they have it in numerous formats, including Kindle, ePub, and PDF.)
Where To Buy Oxygen
Start your journey to Mars at Amazon.
Ride a rocket to glory on Barnes & Noble.
Take a deep breath of Oxygen on Smashwords.
Or search for “oxygen ingermanson” on the Apple iTunes Bookstore.
A personal note to my Loyal Blog Readers: Some of you know that this has been a difficult month for me. My dad has been suffering with emphysema for more than a decade. This summer, he began to decline rapidly, and he died on August 11. It seems horribly ironic to me now, but Oxygen was one of his favorite books.
Many people have asked how I’m doing. The answer is “better than I had expected.”
I hope to resume normal blogging soon. I’m blogging today mainly because this 99-cent special was scheduled a long time ago, as part of an ad campaign on BookBub.
TL Scott says
You have my deepest condolences durring this difficult time. I have enjoyed your blog for a while now and I want to thank you sharing your insights and wisdom in a very entertaining way. I am sure that your wit and wisdom will help you to navigate this difficult period.
I know I am not alone when I say that you have the support of the writing community and all of us that you have brought a smile to.
All the best,
I love Oxygen! I thought it was a lot of fun, suspenseful, and deeply emotional.
I’m sorry to hear about your dad, Randy. I’m glad you’re holding up through it.
Judith Robl says
As you know, I’m not a science fiction person. With that disclaimer, however, I must admit to having purchased Oxygen some time ago… and loving it! For those who haven’t yet had that pleasure, this is a wonderful time to get it and enjoy!
Judith Robl says
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. It is never easy to let someone we love leave us. You have my prayers for heart healing – you and your family.
Dr. Johnny Velazquez says
Hi Randy, so sorry for your loss. At a time like this, words tend to fall on empty ears, as the grief is too much to bear. Having said that, I’m quite certain that you will continue to cherish wonderful memories of your dad.
I look forward to your posts, which have greatly given me the support needed, in order to forge ahead. Thank you so much. Blessings.
Scott Campbell says
Good morning Randy,
I am brand new to your site and blog, having only sat down a few nights ago following a very encouraging push from my wife the day before to pick up my pen and pursue what has been silently in my heart for over 30 years, story writing, and typing in a search for how and where to start. Your sight was the first thing to come up and I realized after spending only a few minutes reading through it and then looking for a little bit more info about you online, that I’d miraculously put the proverbial key in the right door on the very first attempt.
I have known since the time I wrote my first small story for a school assignment back in the 6th grade, and again in jr high, that I had been bitten by the bug and have been told over the years by a number of people to pursue this but have instead just pushed it to the very back of my mind. Now at 47, and with this recent out-of-the-blue encouragement from my wife, I think I will finally stand up, stretch my legs, and get my pen to flowing, probably starting with some of the numerous story ideas I’ve jotted down over the years and have never really done anything with beyond that point.
I look forward to following your guidance and befriending others who are doing the same. My sincerest condolences on the recent loss if your dad following a bout with emphysema. I too know that same loss in recent years.
Look forward to reading your work, starting with Oxygen. God bless and beat wishes.
Cecelia Dowdy says
Purchased it for my Kindle a few days ago. Looking forward to reading it.
Cat Dubie says
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Thank you for so generously sharing your writing insights!
Glenn Killinger says
Oxygen is one of my favorite books, too!
Sorry to hear about your Dad, Randy.
Praying for God’s peace upon you and your family.
Keep up the good work.
Teena Lyons says
This is a great article about a great book. I, too would not normally read a book like Oxygen but when I eventually gave in and read it, I was hooked!
It’s a great thing to encourage more people to read it.
Also, sincere condolences about your Dad, you are in our prayers.
So sorry I heir about your dad death but you handle this blog greatly
I am one of the new admirers of yours. First, accept my heart-felt sympathy for the death of your dad. On another issue, I recently bought “Writing for the Dummies” and it is yet to reach me (downunder – Australia). I will go for Oxygen as soon as I am a bit free.
Keep the Blog going because it is oxygen to my writing career.
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