Mar. 14th, 2011
I ... loved the book & look forward to more Banning tales.
The review does make the point that to get the full experience, you're probably better off reading AFTERLIFE first, which is something I haven't really discussed before. I tried to make DEMONISED as stand-alone as possible, but because Ethan's story really begins in AFTERLIFE, there are elements of the novella that are probably better fleshed-out if you've read it too.
Hopefully that won't discourage readers - I'm kind of hoping DEMONISED will be a gateway drug and lead people back to AFTERLIFE if they're curious, rather than making readers feel they must read one before reading the other.
On March 11, 2011, north eastern Japan was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history – magnitude 8.9 on the Richter scale. Thousands are feared dead and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.
In the wake of a disaster, World Vision is often one of the first organizations to begin relief work by distributing emergency supplies and sending highly-trained staff to assess and respond to the most urgent needs. We remain on the ground for the long haul, rebuilding communities and restoring hope.
Providing support to children and their families is central to World Vision’s efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters. Your support is needed to help provide emergency supplies to those who have been displaced. World Vision will also care for child survivors by establishing Child Friendly Spaces. These sites provide children with a safe place to play and help them to experience the structure and security that is often lost during emergency situations.
Unfortunately, like most other people I know, I'm cash poor and can't afford to donate enough to make a difference. What I can, and will, do is donate all the income I make from NIGHT AND CHAOS and UNGRATEFUL DEAD between now and Sunday 19th March to World Vision.
This means I need your help! I'm going to be Tweeting about this, and I'd be really grateful if everyone could retweet and spread the word. NIGHT AND CHAOS and UNGRATEFUL DEAD are currently both priced at $1.14. This is pocket change for most people, but it could turn into a really nice-sized donation for World Vision and get emergency supplies to people in Japan.
I've never done anything like this before, but it's a fond wish of mine to be able to donate to lots of different charities, so I'd love to make a big success of it and do something good for people who need it. Please help me spread the word!
ETA - If you don't have a Kindle, Amazon have a whole bunch of free Kindle apps for PCs, phones, etc.