Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bryan Koepke's Debut Thriller, VENGEANCE, breaks the Top 100 Amazon Paid Bestsellers list in 3 Categories.

Once a week I take a look at where my book is ranked in the Amazon Best Seller Rank.  Today I got a nice surprise.  VENGEANCE is at 6,165 out of about 2,300,000 total ebooks for sale on

In an effort to increase sales in the months preceding the upcoming Holidays I marked the book down to $0.99 per ebook.  That's a 93% discount off the retail price of $14.99.  I've also increased my marketing efforts over the past two weeks.

Here's where my book stands as of 10:45 am on Sunday morning.

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    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    So, a while back I mentioned that Breckenridge Distillery is doing a Mixology Competition where people could compete to "Invent the Drink Named Vengeance".  In my debut Thriller Novel, Vengeance, Reece Culver asks if there's a Drink named Vengeance.  The semi-finalists have been named and the final event will take place in Denver on October 7th at The BSIDE 17th & Humboldt.  The great thing is all of the proceeds for the event will go to help kids.  Here's the poster with all the details.  If you're in Denver I hope to see you there.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    There's this writer named Stephen King who wrote a book named "On Writing".

    There's this writer named Stephen King.  I'm sure many of you have heard of him.  He writes some scary stuff.  Anyway he wrote a book called "On Writing" a while back and I read it.  In the book he advises a writer to finish their first draft and then lock it away in a drawer for a month or more without reading it.  The idea is to distance oneself from the creation of the manuscript, so that once the author pulls it out to begin his rewrites and edits he or she is looking at the work from a fresh perspective.

    Recently, mostly because of a busy work schedule, I took a couple weeks off of writing and working on my second book in the Reece Culver series.  While I did do some editing over the month or so before I took a two week break I never sat down and completely read what I'd created.

    To tell you the truth I still haven't read it.  So where is this all going you ask?  Last night I had a big breakthrough idea about the plot for SABOTAGE.  It relates to a story idea I came up with a year or so ago and intended to use for the 4th or 5th book in the series.  As of right now I'm taking that book premise and using it to enhance what I've already written for book 2.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to tell you if this new "breakthrough" idea was a success for another couple of months.  That's probably how long it will take to finish this next major rewrite draft, but my gut feel and the opinion of someone very close that I shared the basic premise idea with is that I've got something cool going with this book.

    Stay tuned for more details on this.  Until my next update be good to one another.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Vengeance - A Reece Culver Thriller has 25 reviews up Amazon

    Here's a bit of what readers have been writing in their recent reviews of Vengeance:

    on September 11, 2014
    Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
    Good pace. Interesting characters. Nice plot. I enjoyed this book and recommend it.

    Robert Walt on August 25, 2014
    Format: Paperback
    This was a thoroughly enjoyable, well-written suspense novel. A great mix of characters, from 
    its strong protagonist Reece Culver, to a group of violent and disturbing villains, to a mix of cops, 
    ex-cops and others who add color to the overall story and play important roles in laying out a complex mystery.

    I also truly enjoyed the Rocky Mountain setting, and Koepke’s description of everything from flying private planes 
    to ordering Chinese food. I’m looking forward to his next novel.

    on August 17, 2014
    Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
    I like this book, at first I had trouble keeping all the characters straight, but it was a really great story

    on August 13, 2014
    Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
    An excellent debut novel. I haven't read a book with a setting in Tulsa since The Outsiders in the 70's! 
    Interesting characters and intersting back stories that I would have liked more detail on. 
    All in all a fast paced enjoyable read. Looking forward to Koepke's next story.

    on July 31, 2014
    Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
    I just finished this book last night...I couldn't put it down! Looking forward to his next book in 2015!

    on July 10, 2014
    Format: Kindle Edition
    My Thoughts:

    This is an impressive and well written first book for this author. I have read many mysteries and thrillers 
    so I am now a bit jaded and require a lot of twists, turns and surprises. This book delivered all of my 
    mystery/thriller requirements! The plot is a good one, the main character will grow on you by the end 
    of the first chapter and if you are like me and love to read series, you will hope that Bryan Koepke 
    will write more books featuring Reece Culver. Vengeance is an appropriate title for this book. 
    I will be looking forward to more books from this author.

    on July 10, 2014
    Format: Paperback
    I like the book. It kept me interested in what was going to happen next. Can wait to read Bryan's next book

    on June 27, 2014
    Format: Kindle Edition
    Wow! Bryan did a great job with Reece Culver! Exciting from the get-go. He tactfully introduces 
    many main characters and keeps you moving with them all. Reece deals with beauty, deceit, dark secrets, 
    wealthy villans and much more to avenge his father's brutal death. That Crystal Thomas is really something! 
    It's a great thriller from a young author. I lost sleep until I finished this one!

    An Author shares a malady with his leading character

    As an author I spend large amounts of time in a quiet setting working on my novels while writing the Reece Culver Thriller series.  You'd think this would be relaxing and enjoyable, and make for good writing.  Most of the time it does, but over the course of the past two years I've developed a condition related to hearing loss called Tinnitus.

    In my next book of the Reece Culver Thriller series, SABOTAGE, Reece suffers from Tinnitus or as many know it ringing in the ears.  In his case the condition is a result of blow that he took to the left side of his head in book one VENGEANCE.

    During the past couple of years I've studied this condition and learned a great deal about it.  One place I've spent time reading and educating myself is on the American Tinnitus Association website.