Good morning everyone!
If you are looking for a new story to read this summer, my latest bit of fiction, The Genesis Machine, is now live on the Kindle Vella store.
Kindle Vella is a new 'store' on the Kindle app (and on the main Amazon website) where you can read serialized fiction by the 'episode.' Every week, I will be uploading 2 new episodes of my story...right now there are 24 episodes available to read!
What does it cost me as a reader?
The first 3 episodes of my story are free. And right now Amazon is giving away 200 free tokens to readers to spend on episodes they want to read after that. 200 free tokens should get you pretty far into the story without costing you a thing. Then, after that you can buy tokens, if you wish, to continue reading. The tokens are pretty inexpensive, as I recall.
What sort of story is The Genesis Machine?
I call it a near future technothriller....this is a sci fi story with romance elements, action and some aliens. Here's the blurb for you:
Charlie Cutter is a military cryptologist who is recruited to NCIS-A, a secret division of the Navy that investigates alien activity on earth. Her first assignment: studying a strange pod that landed during a storm in North Dakota. As the newest team member, she learns on the fly as she races to figure out where the pod came from and why it landed on earth. The mystery deepens when it's revealed this isn't the first pod to arrive, and someone at NCIS-A may know more than anyone realized.
How do I read it?
Amazon is rolling out the Kindle Vella store through the iOS Kindle app and direct on their website for anyone who is not an Apple product user. They will be bringing it to Android soon.
If you want to read it on your iOS Kindle app, search for my name "K. J. Gillenwater" or "The Genesis Machine" and start reading!
What else do I need to do?
Please like each episode that you read...and, at the end of each week you read episodes, you are allowed to give a 'crown' to your favorite story. So please consider 'crowning' my story so that it gains more visibility and traction in the store. Thank you!
I hope you love this new story as much as I do!