Crossreads Book Blast – Timothy Phillips

Timothy Phillips By Cliff Ball About the Book: Can a nineteen year old stay true to the faith he was brought up on when he’s under the spotlight?Timothy Phillips dreams come true when he’s discovered by the producer of a national talent show. So what’s the problem? The recording contract is not in the Southern Gospel he would prefer to sing. As he begins recording and performing the music, he encounters increasing hostility towards Christians. Can he stay true to his faith, or will he end up compromising his beliefs little by little the more famous he becomes? When his world comes crashing down, will he have anything left to … Continue reading

My Interview With Smashwords

Here's an interview I did through Smashwords. If you'd like me answer other questions you have about me or my books to post to Smashwords, please leave a comment below this post and I'll do my best to answer them and include them with the rest of the interview. Thanks!   When did you first start writing? I first started writing when I was around ten years old. I thought up wacky interview questions for classmates, asking them to make up what planet they were born on, what fake person they would vote for President of the United States, what was their favorite time traveling vehicle, stuff like that. I … Continue reading

New Releases – Jon Ryan and Xavier Doolittle: An End Times Short Story

New release to Kindle, Jon Ryan: An End Times Short Story, only $.99 and if you're a Prime Member, it's free to borrow. This short is about a minor character from Times of Trouble, who also briefly interacts with the White family from Times of Trial, 6 chapters, is 27 pages, and has a little more than 8300 words. If anyone would like to review it, I can send an epub, kindle, or pdf copy, just email me at cliffball_2000@yahoo.com.   Summary: Jon Ryan dreamed of becoming a doctor his entire life. Before he graduates from medical school, the government takes over healthcare, making him wary about the profession he's … Continue reading

New Book Review of Times of Trial

Christian blogger LaTawnia Kintz has reviewed Times of Trial for me, and gave it four stars on Amazon. She reviewed Times of Trouble last year for me too. I could use more reviews for either novel, so if anyone is willing to review the novels, please contact me and I’ll send you a Smashwords coupon to download it for free. Download the ebook directly from my website or buy the paperback/ebook from other online retailers. LaTawnia Kintz Book Review Blog Times of Trial can be read as a stand-alone or with Times of Trouble. Like Times of Trouble, Times of Trial is about the end-times and persecution of Christians in … Continue reading
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Novel sales stats for 2012

First off, Happy New Year 2013 to everyone and a big thank you to all those out there who bought/downloaded a copy of one of my novels. I thought I’d blog again this year about how many sales/free downloads my novels had this year. My marketing/promoting consisted mostly of using Twitter, Facebook groups/pages, joining up with a couple Christian author groups to Tweet, and going to message boards. I did some giveaways for ebooks, like on Librarything, and sent some personal acquaintances/relatives paperback copies of Times of Trouble (which actually did help some with visibility), along with a little more than a handful of review copies to a couple of … Continue reading
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#99cent sale for my #ebooks on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo

For the rest of November, five of my ebooks will be $.99 on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo (which includes WH Smith and Angus & Robertson). Amazon updates either instantly or takes all day, UK Nook will update later, and Kobo’s new prices will be reflected tomorrow. All but Final Frontier is available in paperback. Here’s the ones on sale: Out of Time, my time travel novel, is currently $.99 anyway, but I’m thinking of raising the price to $2.99 at the end of the year, which includes Apple & Sony. Currently is rated 4 stars with 8 reviews on Amazon. In the 2150’s, a scientist discovers time is actually fluid; … Continue reading

#SampleSunday – Times of Trial: an End Times novel

Here is a sample from the first part of Chapter 4 of “Times of Trial.” Available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iTunes, Kobo Chapter 4 A day earlier…. “I’m starting to fear for our safety, Eric. Some of our neighbors keep calling CPS and the cops on us for homeschooling the kids, our house gets egged, and someone keeps smearing dog or cat poop on our doors. Along with the graffiti on my car and neighbors who slam their doors every time they see us outside, this is the last straw for me. We should take up that offer to move to Wyoming,” “I think … Continue reading

#Newrelease: Times of Trial the 2nd novel in End Times series

Times of Trial is now available, and it's the 2nd novel in my End Times series. A preacher and his family, the Tyler’s, have a church that is dying in Arizona. Even though the church is dying, they take care of the remaining senior saints, including the ones in nursing homes and in hospice. The remaining family, the White’s, leave the same church and head to Wyoming to live in a community that was originally started by Doomsday Preppers back in the early 2000′s so they can attempt to escape the increasing persecution of Christians. Meanwhile, President Collins orders the activation of Camps across the country that will house believers … Continue reading

March Madness – Times of Trouble featured

All the new news related to my newest novel, Times of Trouble. Featured today as a New Release on the World Lit Cafe: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/books/march-new-release Featured on the front page of Humanmade.com: http://www.humanmade.net/books/times-of-trouble Part of a listing of books under $5 on the Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/kindle-under-5.html Listed here:   https://sites.google.com/site/dvwbooksorg/christian Flurries of Words New Christian Books Online Magazine The Electronic Text & Literature Cloud Iselfpub Other places to buy: E-Books Online Drive Through Fiction Songs of the Word epub version, Songs of the Word PDF version  Lulu ebook Lulu hardcover Like this:Like Loading… Related posts: Times of Trouble, now available Times of Trial featured on Karen Baney’s site Book Review from … Continue reading

Sample Excerpt Times of Trouble

Here is the sample from Chapter 1 of Times of Trouble, an End Times novel. Buy links are at the end. Chapter 1 My wife was about to give birth to our third child, but Lynda seemed to be having a lot of complications, and I was incredibly worried about her and the baby. For the fourth time in what seemed to be as many days, she said she felt like she was going into labor. We’ve lived in Omaha for the past three years, so now I was taking her back to the hospital to see if my wife was actually in labor. Doctor Ryan was telling me: “Brian, … Continue reading