Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Grove is up

For those of you who own a Kindle, I just put The Grove, up for $.99.

Here's the link and a description:

The Grove

"Spare and evocative as a cornfield in autumn, The Grove marks the arrival of a haunting, powerful new voice in contemporary fiction. John Rector writes with deceptive grace, spinning out irresistible prose with a dark pulse between every line. This is psychological suspense at its most seductive. I loved it."

-Sean Doolittle, award-winning author of Dirt, Burn, Rain Dogs, The Cleanup, and Safer


The last time farmer Dexter McCray went off his medication, someone wound up dead. So, after waking from an alcoholic blackout to discover his tractor stuck in a ditch and the body of a teenage girl in the cottonwood grove bordering his cornfield, things look worryingly familiar.

With no alibi and a creeping suspicion that he might indeed be guilty, Dexter decides to investigate the crime himself. He can't tell anybody. Not his friend, the sheriff, who keeps offering to help him winch his tractor out of the ditch. Nor his estranged wife, whose love he's desperate to win back. And certainly not the Tollivers, his redneck neighbors.

Fortunately, Dexter's not entirely alone. He has some help.

In the shape of the dead girl herself.


Putting The Grove out there for the Kindle is a bit of an experiment in promotion, so please help me spread the word by encouraging your friends and family to pick up a copy.

BTW, if you like the cover of The Grove, you can find the guy who designed it here:

Bastardized Version

His name is John Hornor and he's one talented SOB.


Erik Williams said...

Keep us up to date on how the Kindle experiment goes. Interested to see the marketing results.

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi John,
I just downloaded The Grove on Kindle, sounds great and so does your new book The Cold Kiss. Just to let you know I did a little blurb about The Grove on my blog, Chick with Books! I posted about Kindle downloads.... and yours was one of them! So if you'd like to take a peak (even say hello), here's the URL:
Chick with Books Blog

CC said...

I have to say, I usually hate first person POV with a passion. It took me a while to get into The Grove, but boy, was I hooked once I did. I couldn't put it down. I just finished, and I'm looking forward to The Cold Kiss.