Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Who is William Black?

Received an email yesterday from Amazon.com to say William Black had sent me or I had won a Kindle novel of Infected by Scott Sigler, I was delighted as I like free stuff and just wanted to thank him. Now most bloggers use psudenoms and don't use their real names and that's not a problem, so if you're out there William thank you but it's unavailable to customers in the UK. I do have a kindle app and still haven't read a book this way yet but would like to, apologies for not knowing who you are and even greater apologies if I do know you and have had a brain fart.

Thanks for reading or helping and my name is Francis.


In Sigler's riveting horror thriller, alien seeds from outer space infect a number of unlucky humans, who develop some unusual symptoms—itchy, blue triangular growths on their skin—that eventually result in the carriers becoming screaming, homicidal maniacs. CIA agent Dew Phillips must find out why these formerly docile citizens are running amok, aided by Margaret Montoya, a Centers for Disease Control epidemiologist, who reported the first of the strange cases. One of the infected, former football player Perry Dawsey, doesn't take any crap from anybody, not even the aliens residing in his body. Sigler (Ancestor) leads the reader from one startling detail to the next—the creatures learn to speak (feed us we hungry); they grow little black eyes—until even hardened genre fans will find themselves whimpering at each new revelation. This terrifying page-turner could be the author's breakout book, fueled by an extensive online podcast campaign.

NEWS FLASH: Found him over at his blog, just didn't know his name, go over and check him out SciFiMedia

48 comments:

  1. No idea, good luck figuring out who it is. A mystery, but the book sounds interesting.

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  2. Always good to receive some freebie :)

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  3. The kindness of strangers, I guess. Nice.

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  4. Well it's not me but good luck with this mystery.

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  5. How strange?? Great though!!

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  6. Wasn't he the guy in charge of lighting at the last con?

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  7. I got a similar mystery upgrade to my account at TMP late last year - I was well chuffed at my mysterious benefactor. Good to know the good karma gets shared too!

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  8. That's cool. I read that book last year, couldn't put it down. Sucks it's not available, definitely worth the read.

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  9. didn't you win this book over at Budd's SCI FI blog? I think I was present there :)

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  10. thats quite odd :P and sounds like a good story

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  11. i get these all the time, or like special invites, i just delete them :D

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  12. hey man, free stuff is always awesome! :)

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  13. ah, I just told Budd to contact you, Lurk :)

    You did win this book from him, I've been at the ceremony looking gorgeous as always :P

    Here's Budd's address:
    http://scifimedia.blogspot.com/

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  14. he even bought two more books himself since there were five contestants and he was giving away three books so he didn't want those two to be left out!

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  15. oh, sorry. It was me. didn't think about amazon sending it from my birth name. I actually go by Budd in real life though. You actually signed up for the drawing.

    so, you can't access the book? I didn't think about having a world wide audience.

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  16. Congratz on freebie, Thanks for sharing.
    The book looks like a good read.

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  17. I once got itchy blue patches on my skin. Taught me never to try and get that "extra kick" by mixing red wine with antifreeze and dettol again. I didn´t notice if my pupils were triangular...I couldn´t see for a couple of days so they might have been.
    Freebies are always great and this sounds a good un.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  18. I want free stuff! Where do I sign up?

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  19. not available on my kindle app on itunes, I just finished The Psychopath Test on kindle, it was a good read, but I would still like to have a hard copy to put on my bookshelf.

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  20. cool post thanks for sharing

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  21. Free stuff is always a plus :)

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  22. Interesting synopsis. The football player that takes no crap made me smirk a little.

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  23. That's funny, you signed up and don't remember. Brain farts, I'd say.

    Wig says hello. She's being cute as usual. Had her walk and morning nappy nap. Now she's having a snack.

    So spoiled, that one.

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  24. Damn, it must be nice to have such devoted readers.

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  25. That is pretty cool even though you can't use it.

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  26. Awesome post, thank you!
    +Follow

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  27. When is it going to be a movie?

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  28. cool cover at the least.

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  29. Good to see you found him.

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  30. from the amazon page:
    Kindle book gift notifications can be sent to any e-mail address. If the giver and the recipient do not live in the same country, the book may not available to the recipient due to copyright restrictions. In these cases the recipient will be given the option to request an exchange for gift credit on their Amazon.com account during the redemption process, or they may contact Customer Service for assistance in exchanging the book.

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  31. I don't think I've ever read a horror thriller. Jurassic Park was pretty thrilling and gruesome. And the John Grisham books I've read I think I remember being thrilling. But I've been into fantasy and sci-fi after I grew out of my younger years. I may really have to check this one out. That's awesome that you got hooked up with it. Good deal.

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  32. Youll find him, the internet is a small place ;)

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  33. After reading this I have to see it.

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  34. I always thought William Black was the baddy in Captain Scarlet!!!

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  35. congratulations Fran. Now I am having a brain fart. Reading this makes me think I have read about the book before but not sure where. Who needs drugs when you have senility.

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  36. you mean I should be using a fake name! damn it! damn it damn it! from now on I am Rickey Roundfingers

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  37. I just checked it out. X-men post is pretty cool.

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  38. Really sounds cool! Nice that you found him as well.

    Christopher

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  39. I'll check him out for sure :D

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  40. Even if you found it yourself this diverse crowd has the power of a dynamo.

    Some parts are probably true with some twisting so the trick is figuring out which parts.

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  41. no complaints with free stuff, looks like a good read!

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  42. yeah, good old willie black. Hes a godsend eh?

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  43. He's got a pretty nice blog actually, I've been perusing it a bit. The description of the story sounds almost like Morgellon's disease that has sprung up in Florida and Texas. You should Google it or look for some videos on YouTube... Pretty creepy stuff.

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  44. That is an awesome novel and the second one gets even better.

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