Al Clark-Asteroid (Book Five) is Live

Al Clark-Asteroid, the fifth installment of my Al Clark Series is now available on most major digital sites. This new book was a year in the making and different than the others. For one thing, I didn’t have to kill anyone off. There are some close calls of course, but nobody dies. In the same tradition as the other books in the series, it is good old-fashioned science fiction. Other than Al and Robot Nine it has a totally new cast of characters, new exciting locations, and unexpected villians. It is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone.

There is a dark and desolate asteroid far out in our solar sysem, hiding among a multitude of orbiting frozen rocks, with a large hatch leading inside. Waiting patiently in the bowels of this abandoned black planetoid is a discovery with the potential to revolutionize space travel.

When Al and his intrepid crew received a questionable tip concerning a mineral rich prospect begging to be exploited, they undertook the long trip to investigate. Upon arrival they suffer a space explorer’s biggest nightmare. Through no fault of their own their ship crashes, stranding them with limited supplies and resources.

Their first and highest priority is to survive. The second priority is to repair their ship well enough to leave and complete the rebuilding at the nearest shipyard.

Once the crash cripples their ship, the odds are stacked against them, and they will need to utilize every resource to escape – including the treasures contained deep below the hatch.

Can they make use of the discovery concealed inside this unremarkable black asteroid?

Download now!

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1164523

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jonathan_G_Meyer_Al_Clark_Asteroid_Book_Five?id=13eHEAAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6443366679

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-clark-asteroid-jonathan-g-meyer/1142168396;jsessionid=BDA5393CA6594227395341500FD300E6

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/al-clark-asteroid

VINCENT Review by Grandma Peachy

Science fiction has been one of my favorite genres since first discovering H.G. Wells and Jules Vern in grade school. Jonathan Meyer has captured a style reminiscent of those early science fiction writers woven into the modern age. Much of what was science fiction over a century ago is now reality but there is still much futuristic technology that an imaginative author can introduce. This author has found just such technology. Though the idea of miniaturization is not new it has not been a big part of the science fiction I’ve read in my lifetime. Artificially intelligent space ships have been around for decades. Where some authors give AI a tendency toward darker purposes Meyer does not. The independent nature and directed purpose of Vincent presents the Star Ship as a personality with pure and benevolent intentions.
The earth is at risk from a device from another world.  Vincent recruits a homeless man, who in turn recruits a museum guide for a mission to save Earth. Before their mission is complete a refugee joins their team.
I really enjoyed the plot and the characters behaved in a way that may or may not be expected, depending on how you think you’d react to finding a miniaturized space ship then being taken into it. I loved the descriptions of activities of the main character while he was miniaturized. Imagine trying to scale stairs when you’re the size of a mouse.
Great read. If it were a movie it would be PG or PG-13. I could recommend it to both young and old science fiction fans. Not too technical, yet believable.  Available in eBook, Paperback and Audio.
Happy Reading!
Grandma Peachy

The Latest Review for Al Clark

I am thrilled with this review from Maria Clara Pimentel. Readers like her are the reason I write.

I am a Portuguese 72 years old and I have just discovered your books, beginning with Al Clark series. I became hooked since the first one. It is really old fashioned good (very good) science fiction.From the litterary point of view, it´s 4,5 in 5. From the point of view of imagination is 5/5. And it shows a very advanced social thinking, an universal and open mind frame. I detected one single mistake: at the end of book one, you put the captain organizing a thanksgiving celebration. You forgot that that is a celebration belonging only to the US and their History. And, as the colonists have been recruited all over the Earth, you should either have imagined an all new celebration or specified thanksgiving should celebrate, from then on, the settlement on Avalon. As for all the rest, your mindframe is absolutely open, universal, advanced. And you write pretty well. One of my daughters is a Portuguese and English teacher and I will tell her to introduce your books to students of the school. Congratulations!

Al Clark (Book One)

This is the first book in the Al Clark Series, and it is available at your favorite digital store for *FREE*

If you like good Old-Fashioned Science Fiction, this is the series for you.

Al Clark is not his given name. It is the name he borrowed from a faded placard fastened to the door of the room where he awoke. His past, along with his identity, have been ripped away, leaving him to begin a new life.

Where he is or how he got there is a puzzle he must leave for later. His most pressing priority is simple – he must first survive.

Available at your favorite digital store:

Amazon: https://bit.ly/AlClark1

SmashWords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1081433

Elsewhere: https://books2read.com/AlClark1

Al Clark (Book One) is now FREE!

The first book in my AL CLARK Series is currently FREE. As I learn more about promoting books on a budget, trying different tactics and ways to promote seems to be inevitable. It appears exposure to new readers is a key facet to success. If I can get people to read book one, they usually purchase other books in the series.

All my books have four stars or better on Amazon. Goodreads reviews are similar.

Another experiment in marketing I am trying is to make Al Clark, along with all my books, available on most popular retail book distributors.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NMWRTNY

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-clark-mr-jonathan-g-meyer/1120433100

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1320713232 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/al-clark

Vincent – New AudioBook Release

My newest audiobook is finally available. This makes Five. If you like listening to your SciFi, this is your opportunity to hear an Old-Fashioned Science Fiction Adventure.

He is not your everyday hero.

VINCENT by Jonathan G. Meyer – Narrated by John McLoughlin

Jim Thompson is having a bad year.

Last year, he celebrated his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, had a good job he liked, and a home for retirement he built himself.

This year, at fifty-four years of age; he is divorced, unemployed, and homeless.

Luckily, his fortune is about to make a radical change.

Enter Vincent, an extraterrestrial visitor with a crucial mission to save both our world and his, and a lesson on just how small Jim’s place in the universe is.

To help the alien and save two worlds, Jim must overcome his shortcomings to become the hero Vincent so desperately needs.

Available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B081FHT9S3/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-172358&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_172358_rh_us

Friday Rant

Three days left on my 99cent Sale for Al Clark (Book One), and I’m unsure whether to be happy or sad. For this promotion I picked eight of the best promo sites other than Bookbub, and invested $225.00. So far, it looks as if I will break even and perhaps distribute 150 copies. Is it a success or failure? Hard to tell.

Marketing books in today’s climate can be daunting and frustrating. Every time I find something that works, the tactic does not last long. The only true constant seems to be having a lot of books, and devoting a lot of time to promotion. Unfortunately, promotion steals time from writing and makes it difficult to be prolific.

I am a retired electrician with a love for science fiction, that writes to supplement my income. My savings allow me a comforable life with few frills, so whatever extra income I can produce is helpful. When it comes to marketing my books, it’s necessary to have a posative outcome.

Promoting books for free is no longer worth bothering with, which leads to an ever growing marketing budget. A SciFi post on Bookbub is $750, and well worth it if you can get in. If handled properly, it is one of the few sites where you can be guaranteed to do better than break even. Even though the price is way above my budget, I submit as often as possible. To this point I have not been accepted–but I have hope.

Everything I have goes into my books. Because I won’t be able to leave my kids a large estate after my passing, the books will be my legacy. Thanks to all of you that support me, and Please don’t be afraid to leave a review or tell your friends. Every little bit helps immensely.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-G.-Meyer/e/B00OPEO91I

 

Al Clark-Earth Audiobook is Live!

The final installment to the Al Clark Series is now available in eBook, Paperback, and Audio formats, as is all the books in the Al Clark Series. If your preference is listening to your Science Fiction, now you can hear the complete series through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

Seventy-four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark returns home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the colony they founded to discover his forgotten past.

To make the journey easier he arranged to sleep during the journey. It was a good plan, only that is not what happens.

Narrated by the acclaimed John McLoughlin, this tale will explain everything you wanted to know concerning the man called Al Clark.

 

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