Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome to Jason Zandri!


This part of the blog tour is technically a split tour. It’s all about the “I, Hero” series and there are two parts to it. The first few days have been about “I, Hero: The Beginning” which is already released, and the end of this week will be about the upcoming release, “I, Hero: Nathan Returns”, which is my current work in progress. As the Twitter speak goes - #AmWriting.

“I, Hero: The Beginning” has been available exclusively on the Kindle via KDP since May 22nd and I have sold 78 units over those 44 days.
If you really want to be liberal about it, when you also consider the 8,431 Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) Read, (basically 40 units) and then add to it, the KU/KOLL Units read (a total of 33 more units moved), I am very encouraged by the first book in the series and from there the series from an overall perspective. I, Hero seems to have more traction than “Another Sunset”, my first release from December 2014. That title is contemporary fiction, where the “I, Hero” series is of the fantasy / sci-fi / superhero genre.
Given all the numbers, I am moving units, three to one, of “I, Hero: The Beginning” versus “Another Sunset”. Now, if I can still say the average is the same another 150 days from now (about the total length of time that “Another Sunset” has been out to date), I will be very happy.

By that time as well, I will have “I, Hero: Nathan Returns” released and moving, so I would expect the books to feed each other so I am cautiously optimistic regarding the full future of the series.
Not that I am in competition with myself, but I would love to have one book rise above the rest. I was really hoping it might be “Another Sunset” (I really liked that story) but it seems, at least for now, “I, Hero: The Beginning” is selling better / faster.

I am enjoying writing the second portion of Nathan’s story and giving the character the opportunity to grow. One of the chief criticisms I received from more than one reviewer (and they have been good, constructive points) was that a couple of them specifically felt Nathan was too stiff and not dynamic enough. I was going for subdued and “in a level of shock” over what occurred to him, but I might have over played that too much and / or didn’t define it enough.

Have no fear, true believers, Nathan’s entire world catches on fire in “I, Hero: Nathan Returns” and he must respond with all the emotions and feelings he’s been trying to suppress and control. His powers become unstable, he becomes critically injured, and shadow groups in the American government and dark foreign governments begin to jockey to take him down.
All that and I’ve only mapped out to chapter seven.  


About I, Hero: The Beginning  
An everyday man, living less than ordinary life in New York City, simply makes his way about his work life and one at home. A kind heart and an empathetic soul, who tended to think of others before he thought of himself.

With his childhood totally left behind and gone with the final resting of his father, Nathan has come to terms with his past as he forges his life in the present, unaware of what lies ahead.

An unlikely friendship, a random act of violence, a budding romance, all part of a life changed.

“When it’s your time, there’s nothing you can do to change that outcome. The only thing you can do is meet it head on. You have to hope that the life you had with others, while you were here, has made a positive impact.” – Brian Devron

“Where there is darkness, you are light. Where others know fear, you will be brave. When there are setbacks, you will persevere. Where others find weakness, you bring strength. Where there is despair, you are hope. Where cowardice falls, you rise courageously. Where others do not have the ability to believe, you have faith. You will suffer, so that others will endure. You will triumph where others would fall." - Cici Johnson

“This is it; it all changes tonight. Anything I do tonight, at a minimum, is going to at least expose all of this to the world." - Nathan Devron.

I, Hero: The Beginning – Links to Excerpts
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt I http://bit.ly/1MKrwsF
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt II
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt III
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt IV

Books and links
Before Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 1)
Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 2)
I Hero: Nathan Returns

As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – (expected November 2015)
As Life Goes: The Reunion – (expected April 2016)
As Life Goes: The Wedding (expected July 2016)
As Life Goes: The Funeral (expected October 2016)

I Hero: Untitled Book 3 (Expected first half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 4 (Expected second half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 5 (Expected first half 2017)

Social Media links
Twitter – @GUNDERSTONE https://twitter.com/gunderstone/
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Author blog – The GUNDERSTONE Review


Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl - 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).

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  1. Thank you for your amazing support of indie authors, April. So glad to see Jason's tour stop here at your blog. Your support is appreciated!

    Another fine post, Jason. Best wishes on the remainder of your tour.

  2. This is another great post, Jason. Congrats on the success of both your books! And best wishes for the remainder of your tour! :)

    April, thanks so much for being so supportive of indie authors! :)

    1. Hi Harmony - thanks for visiting today on the tour.

    2. Thanks for stopping by, Harmony!

  3. April - thank you for hosting today!

    1. You're so welcome! Hope your tour is amazing!! :)