“Proxy Senator” Hits #44 on Amazon Kindle
Okay, it was just in the Political Fiction category, but still… that’s good news! And was probably higher than that on the list in the last few days.
The Proxy Senator was my second of three planned novels in The Mike Adams Series. Knowing I wanted the third story to include Adams being in the U.S. Senate, “Proxy” is the story of how he got there.
Plagued by guilt over a friend’s jail sentence, and fresh off a book-signing tour for his latest bestseller, author Mike Adams is convinced to throw himself into an 18-month long campaign for an open U.S. Senate. From averting a labor strike at Christmas to turning the tables in a debate to a crash landing of an experimental shuttle at Cape Canaveral to a kidnapping of a well-known reporter, this romp of a story leaves just enough questions unanswered to leave the reader seeking more.
Since publication in January 2006, “Proxy Senator” has not sold as well as “Reunion at University Avenue”. It lacks the thinly veiled jokes and anecdotes about college life that has attracted modest interest in “Reunion”. And I’ll be the first to admit there are some sections that could use revision in “Proxy” from a plotting and character perspective – Adams has quite an emotional range in this book that I may have stretched too far, for example. (The flaws in “Reunion” are more cosmetic and editorial.)
But still, I’m told both books are fine, acceptable literary efforts by most who have read them. (One right-wing critic of mine complained about the moderate politics in “Proxy”, but had nothing else to say about it.)
On the whole, I’m pleasantly surprised and quite pleased to see my books doing fairly well since I made them available on Amazon Kindle. (On May 9th, I noticed “Reunion” had also made the Top 100 List in the Political Fiction category.)
On a semi-related note, I am hoping to see two more pieces of good news on Amazon.com, but they won’t happen for at least a month. My third project, a political compilation, is being distributed like my two novels, but at a pricey $19.95. And I’m hoping to see a drop in the retail price for “Reunion” from the current $17.99 to a more reasonable $14.95.