My latest novel -- Empowered -- hit internet-wide distribution this week.
The novel was originally released back in October 2014 in paperback, and in ebook form (but ONLY for Kindle.) I've done an exclusive release on Kindle for most of my novels because Amazon offers some nice promotional benefits to authors that are distributing ebooks only through them (countdown discounts, free days, free borrowing for Amazon Prime members). I must admit, however, that the response by readers this time around was a bit muted -- I suspect because of increased competition from a growing number of titles, which ends up meaning less attention per book.
Now Empowered can be found on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, FlipKart, Oyster, Scribd, and a number of other eBook outlets.
For interested readers, here is a summary of the novel:
"Ever wonder what other people think about you? Your work? What you should be focused on?
Colin Jensen is obsessed with this question.
As the newly appointed President of the Chemicals Division of the TruePhase Instrument Company, Jensen want to know everything -- where the weak spots are, what needs to be fixed, what's wrong with management, and how the employees feel about getting a new manager. To find out, Jensen takes a page out of reality television, constructing his own, private version of the show Undercover Boss.
Jensen's Undercover Boss, however, has no cameras, scripts or staff. It's just him posing as new shipping department employee Conner Jackson. In the absence of the cameras, Jensen finds a veritable cesspool of illegal and immoral activities are taking place on the factory floor -- illicit drugs, assault, intimidation, extortion. All of this seems to revolve around union boss, Walt Sharp, and his neanderthal henchman, Lazlo.
Grasping at straws, Jensen sends young analyst Sandy Martin in search of the answer to a clue he uncovers on the shop floor. That clue leads Sandy to the tip of a conspiracy that could bring the company to its knees. It also puts her squarely in the sights of Sharp and his peers.
Jensen must decide how far he's willing to push things, and how much he's willing to tolerate as things progress from shockingly bad to worse, all during a driving blizzard in central Indiana."
I'm very pleased with the way this novel developed, and think it might represent my best work yet. If you enjoy an action-oriented book with plenty of plot twists and an unpredictable outcome, you might just love Empowered. Click on any of the links to learn more, including where you can buy this Corporate Thriller.