Get Tunnel Vision a month early, and possibly even for free!

Have you heard of Kindle First? It’s a cool program that Amazon has that allows readers early access to new books, and this month, Tunnel Vision was selected as one of the four titles in the program. Even better, if you have Amazon Prime, you can get one of the four books for free! If you don’t have Prime you can still get one of the books for $1.99, so either way it’s a good deal.

Can’t wait to hear what you guys think of Tunnel Vision and the continued adventures of Nickel!

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20 Responses to Get Tunnel Vision a month early, and possibly even for free!

  1. Cindy says:

    You have a new fan – devoured Tunnel Vision & it was STELLAR!

  2. Karen Carney says:

    Omg. Just finished reading Tunnel Vision and I’m in love!! So I went to your list of books and downloaded Nickel Plated (because that kid is off the chain awesome) as well as The Fort and Breaking Point. If there are any other books with Nickel as a character, please tell me what they’re called!! Love your work! You’re officially bookmarked into my faves across all my apple devices and I will continue adoring your work!! Ooh! If you want, you can check out my store, (links in my above website) and buy something sparkly for your wife!! Lol

    • admin says:

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks so much for giving Tunnel Vision a look, and I’m so happy that you enjoyed it. As for Nickel, Nickel Plated and Tunnel Vision are the only books featuring him-though he does have a very, very brief non-speaking cameo in A Good and Useful Hurt-but there are several other characters from Tunnel Vision that make appearances in my other books. Thanks for messaging me on here, and I’ll be sure to check out your website and store!


  3. Corey says:

    Had to come check out your page after getting halfway through Tunnel Vision. The first thing I noticed was Northview High School, having gone to a Northview myself longer ago than I like to think about. A little while later I saw Grand Rapids Police Department, and realized the story is set in my town! Adds a whole new layer to this story for me, which is really cool. I can envision Pyramid Scheme, Vertigo, ect. So far so good!

    • admin says:

      Hi Corey,

      That’s awesome! I love when GR natives pick up on the familiar setting. As a writer, I really enjoy telling stories set in my home town, and I usually try and include some element of the, “Real GR” when I’m mucking about. That can mean things like The Pyramid Scheme or Northview, or even actual GR history, like the prostitute murders that I included in The Fort. Thus far, all of my published novels have been set in and around Grand Rapids. Write what you know, I suppose. Hope you like the rest of the book, and thanks for stopping by!


  4. Jack says:

    I’ve been waiting on Tunnel Vision for months. Just realized it was a Kindle First this month and downloaded it. I’ve read through the early reviews and got angry on your behalf. Just know that Amazon thinks enough of what you do and the audience you’ve already found that they want to put you in front of as many people as possible because you deserve to grow. Some of those people are going to be uncomfortable with how things really are in this world. Others don’t understand why an author might want to reach a troubled audience with edgy YA. Fuck them. Keep doing what you’re doing.

    • admin says:

      Hi Jack,

      I’m so glad that you found about about Tunnel Vision’s free month on First, of all the people that deserve a freebie, my readers are at the top of the list.

      I completely understand where you’re coming from when it comes to some of the early review frustration, and I may have gotten a little more irritated than was healthy myself. I think what it really boils down to is what you already said, people are sheltered, and they don’t like to see the world without blinders on. The fact remains that millions of children are at risk, and that it’s a good thing for them and responsible adults to be aware of this, rather than hiding from it.

      Andrew Vachss has said a lot of rad things in a lot of incredible interviews, but this sums up his feelings on the matter quite well:

      “What I want to know is, what’s the underbelly? What I wrote about is freaks—sorry I don’t have a better clinical term—trafficking in child pornography over modems, in a book that was published in 1987, what I got from the book reviewer community was, “How can you make up such a dark view?” What do you mean “dark view?” I have a very clear view.”

      Thanks for stopping by, Jack. I really appreciate the kind words, and I hope you enjoy Tunnel Vision.


  5. Deetz says:

    Tunnel Vision was pretty fantastic.. Glad to have gotten the sneak peek via Kindle First. I just picked up Nickel Plated (should have looked up that it was a sequel before I started but alas I was in the need for a read). Hope the first is as good as the second :-)

    • admin says:

      Glad you liked Tunnel Vision, Deetz! Nickel Plated is a prequel, but Tunnel Vision is meant to stand alone as well. Nickel Plated is pretty much all Nickel, so if you liked that part of TV, you should enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!


      • Deetz says:

        So I picked up Nickel Plated pretty much immediately after finishing Tunnel Vision. In have to say, Nickel is one of my favorite characters ever. I really do hope to see him around again!

        • admin says:

          Nice, and thanks a bunch! I certainly enjoy him as well, he’s a very difficult character to find, but once I’m in that mindset he’s a joy to write about. I’m sure Nickel will pop up again eventually, but right now I’m deep into something else that I really hope some of my readers find as compelling as I do.

      • Deetz says:

        And I also have to agree… they are very independent books.

        • admin says:

          I think so too, and my editor and publisher agreed. NP is very much a YA book, both in terms of themes and the style. TV, on the other hand, is the polar opposite. NP hints at the darkness, TV pulls aside the curtain. That said, I’ve been astonished at the number of reviewers referring to it as a Nancy Drew riff or as a YA novel. It’s a pretty brutal book, and aside from all of the swears in, “Clue in the Clock” I can’t recall Nancy getting herself in water as deep as Betty and June find themselves in TV.

  6. Lee says:

    Nickel Plated. Tunnel Vision.
    SENSATIONAL books.
    Thank you so much for writing them!

  7. Jordan says:

    Thanks to Amazon I got the pleasure of reading this book free then I just had to purchase Nickel Plated. I love, love, love them both. I truly hope you add more books to Nickel’s collection. I’m dying to read more especially the untold stories of his youth and the period between the two books. Your writing remind people that you make the best of life even when it sucks. I often thought of what made the characters tick and I really think you have a gift. I saw another comment where other Tunnel Vision characters are in other books. Could you let me know which ones and I’ll be buying off amazon again soon.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Jordan! I’m so glad that you found Tunnel Vision, and I’m super stoked that you enjoyed both books. More Nickel books may or may not be coming-though there are one and a half of them written-but my next book, Weavers, will be out in May. It’s definitely different than Tunnel Vision or Nickel Plated, but it carries some of the same themes that are present in all of my books. All right, here are our appearances in chronological order:

      Breaking Point: Detective Dick Van Endel
      The Fort: Detective Dick Van Endel and Andrea Martinez
      A Good and Useful Hurt: Detective Dick Van Endel small role, Very small Nickel cameo
      Rough Men: Detective Dick Van Endel small role

      In addition, there are of course more unpublished goodies in this “reality” that might see the light of day eventually. The aforementioned Nickel books, a pair of Van Endel detective books, and a really old one deep in the trunk that gives a lot more back story to Mandy Reasoner, the girl at the center of the mystery in Tunnel Vision. Hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by!


  8. MaryEllen says:

    I seriously bounced in my chair this morning when I saw that Nickel had another story! I can’t tell you how amazing your writing is and how glad I am you chose to revisit my favourite of your characters.

    I’m kind of in awe of you, no lie. :)

    • admin says:

      Hi Mary,

      I’m so glad that you found Nickel’s second adventure! Thanks a ton for reading my work and for being so nice, but no need to be in awe. I’m just a regular guy who is incredibly lucky to have an awesome publisher and so many amazing readers!


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