"If you love God and like epic urban fantasy
science fiction, this is the book for you."
"I don't even like science fiction/fantasy, but
once I started reading VRIN, I wanted to keep
reading it 'till I was done."
reading it 'till I was done."
Your time is valuable to me. So, before you invest it in reading my book, I feel it is only right to determine if this is the book for you. We are in this together. You want a great read, and I want you to come back for the next book.
I can tell you how this was my first book, and how it was a finalist in a national writing contest, or how I have upwards of 50 quotes like the three at the top of the page, but the most effective way to determine if you'll enjoy this book, is to see if you have something in common with the few who have hated VRIN. What? Am I crazy? Why would I tell you about the people who hated VRIN? That's not how you sell things!
Truth is, there were only a few. But their words speak volumes. Here is a quote from a guy who said, "I couldn't wait for it to end."
"The writing was good, and Hileman definitely has talent. The book had me engaged, and I did find myself pushing other things aside to keep on reading. That is a mark of his abilities." ~Nathan Henrion
So, it wasn't the writing he hated. And, the story kept him reading till the end. Hmm.
Here is a quote from an anonymous commenter.
"If you like a good mystery, VRIN will grab you from the first chapter, and won't let you go till the end-- whether you like it or not." ~Anonymous
Again. This reader kept reading to the end, but didn't like the story.
"... this book seemed to espouse "Let go and let God", which just sort of irks me, to be honest." ~Colleen Blackrose
And there it is ... the common thread. Those who were disappointed with VRIN are irked by the idea of letting go and letting God. Though, in fairness, I'm more of the "Let go and trust God" kinda guy. But I understand her point. She wanted to read a story the resonated with her. And, the message of VRIN did not match her ideology. Thus, she was disappointed. I don't want that to be the case with you.
So, do you have to be a religious nut job to like this book? Not even a little bit... Readers who will enjoy this book like epic adventure and a page turning mystery. They like the idea of computer codes and mysterious dreamscapes. There is a slight interest in virtual reality, but only if it's not too techy. Characters are important to them. They want characters who make them laugh, and characters who scare them. They want to see good triumph over evil. And, they enjoy a story that reminds them that, though they can't always see it, God is watching over them.
If this sounds like you, why not take a chance? It is available for $2.99 on Amazon Kindle, or you can download the first 50% for free at smashwords.com. If you like it, drop me a line. I respond to each and every email I get. If you have taken the time to read my book, the least I can do is take the time to answer your emails.
I look forward to the beginning of a great friendship.
John Michael Hileman