It’s time to enter The Portal.
Okay, that’s a bit hokey, but seriously, the Kindle version of The Portal is now available. It’ll be up on Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and other fine sites soon. Those of you who have dipped into the novel on this blog can now have your very own electronic copy for the astonishingly low price of $4.99. (All right, that price isn’t so astonishingly low, but it’s what my publisher decided the thing was worth.)
Customer reviews are critical to the success of an ebook. If you can find it in your heart to write a good review of The Portal at Amazon, that would be very helpful. You don’t have to purchase the book from Amazon, but reviews from verified purchasers count for more.
My publisher and I couldn’t quite agree on sales copy for The Portal. Here is my summary:
In the woods behind his house Larry Barnes makes a spectacular discovery—an invisible portal to a parallel universe, where Burger King has turned into Burger Queen, cell phones are huge, and his home town doesn’t look anything like the place where he lives. When he returns from this world, he makes the mistake of telling his best friend, Kevin Albright, who convinces him to try entering the portal one more time. What could go wrong?
But this time Larry and Kevin find themselves in a very different world. From the moment they step out of the portal they are caught up in a war that pits the United States of New England against New Portugal and Canada. They need to make their way in a world that is utterly alien, without computers or automobiles or telephones. A world in which no one has heard of America, or Mozart, or bacteria. Larry and Kevin face hunger, disease, battle—and, most of all, loneliness. But they also find friendship and family, joy and love. Can they survive the war—and help New England win it? Can they make their way back to the portal and return home? And what will they leave behind if they do make it back?
Exciting and deeply moving, The Portal is a science-fiction adventure you won’t soon forget.