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Hey Jeff - Email me if you have any questions please! firstname.lastname@example.org
It's all part of a series so I'm continuing to update people. I'm not sure I follow your 'unprofessional' line of thinking?
if you're not interested in receiving updates don't come to this page and block further updates in your Email filter.
can you stop advertising on your previous kickstarters? its annoying and unprofessional
Just checking in to see if the links to the tabletop RPG were sent out yet.
2 Free audiobooks, and your last chance to get the Early Bird Pack!
New update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blake-northcott/arena-mode-a-sci-fi-superhero-novel/posts/634358
That goes for all of y'alls...if you ever have a question or need something, please send me a Private Message or an Email! XO
Kirk speaks the truth. There is a code and a login/pass in a few of the different 'Backers Only' reports. If you can't find it please send me a Private Message!
WOW! Thank you, Kirk! I really appreciate it. And I think this "I devoured this book like a rabid chihuahua descending upon a pork chop!" might end up on the jacket of my next print run LOL
Dean - read update #23. You can download an e-copy of the book in your chosen format via the link in there.
Am i being stupid or should we get an electronic copy of the book also? i got the hard back but want to stick a copy on my kindle so i dont trash it... i may have missed something?
I devoured this book like a rabid chihuahua descending upon a pork chop!
A very entertaining, fast paced read - I managed to read it all in one sitting. I'd pick up your other books, but I'm adverse to reading on screens for too long....
Thank you, David! SO glad you enjoyed it! Number 2 is on the way ASAP!!!
Thanks Simon!!! That is awesome - I can't wait to see it!
Finished Arena Mode a couple of weeks ago but just realised I hadn't left a comment. I Just wanted to say that it was a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed . My only complaint is that it was over too quick and now I have to wait for your next book.
ps. I have an amazon.co.uk account so will leave a rating and comment over there :)
Re: the covers. I haven't seen the hardcover in real-life but I think the paperback cover is awesome too.
Maybe I'll see you at SDCC next year ... ?
Awesome!! SO happy you enjoyed it, Paul. xox
Will see you again soon. I promise!
Thank you SO MUCH Kevin!! I really appreciate it. So happy you enjoyed it.
Hearing that someone read and got something out of Arena Mode makes me so happy. :-D
Keep in touch! XOXO Blake
Part of a top-secret promotion I was running. Shhh...don't tell anyone.
NICE! Let me know when you're finished. XOX
Of course! I'm always around here, and on social media. I'm not a hard girl to find!!
Enjoy the series you're working on, and I hope you love Arena Mode.
Thank you so much, Travis!! Glad you're happy with the hardcover - I think they look beautiful. I pay more to have them printed in the US (not China) so they are higher quality. Worth the extra, IMO! I was impressed.
Keep in touch!! XOX Blake
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Appreciate the kind words. SO glad you enjoyed it, Darren! XOX
THANK YOU Simon! So glad you enjoyed it!
IF you have a moment - and have an Amazon account - please take a minute and pop over to drop a super-quick star rating and a comment if you'd like. I would REALLY appreciate it, and every review helps!
Thanks so much ...
Likewise, I finally had a chance to start reading and finished Arena Mode in just a few days. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to the sequel!
Finally had a chance to read the book and once I started I couldn't stop until I was done. Each chapter made me want to read further to see what happened next! Great job and I can't wait to read more. I'm definitely in for your next KS project :)
Utterly happy that I got the hard-cover: it's a brilliant piece of artwork externally, and that's matched by the awesome interior artwork on the character profiles.
Blake, I've already commented on your writing when I read the eBook, but suffice to say I'm looking forward to the next book :-)
Hey Blake! Nice to see that you're still visiting your backers/fanboys here on Kickstarter =)
But I have to admit that I haven't begun to read the book yet because that little fool that I am had begun reading a series of 3 books just the day before arena mode arrived =D By the way: the chronicles of Siala by Alexey Pehov is a great series (a little like Assassin's creed meets world of warcraft).
But the moment I've finished the books Arena mode will be devoured ;-)
Half-way through the book and really enjoying it! Thank you Blake!
So, I got the book with just the Blake card (no other sticker(s) or card(s) just before a weeks vacation and am loving it. I just got back from the said vacation and there was another package waiting for me. I opened it to find another copy of the book with a couple stickers and a few cards. Hope I didn't get somebody else's book by mistake. Fantastic job here and I am looking forward to the next Vs.
Just finished the book. IT WAS AWESOME! Couldn't put it down. You are a great writer Blake and I can't wait to read your stuff in the future. I'm so glad I backed you on this great idea. Best of luck in everyting else that you do.
Just got it! :D I find it highly amusing that it arrived here when you were at SDCC today. Couldn't find you at SDCC. :(
Finished reading the book! It was great, couldn't stop reading it!! Glad I supported Arena Mode!
No SDCC for me this year. You need to be lightning quick to snatch up the tickets the last couple of years.
Right on with the RPG. No rush. Do as well as you did on Arena Mode and we're good ;)
Oops...packing error? Oh well - enjoy! ;-)
Your girlfriend ganked it? LOL Good for her! Hope she loves it. Tell her to pop onto my Facebook or Twitter and say hi when she's done.
I received my book yesterday. Well it came in the mail. Then promptly I lost it when I accidentally told my girlfriend that its hunger games meets marvel. Now I have to wait even longer to read it. Hah. Anyway the cards are cool. I'm kinda wondering if maybe someone didn't get a set because I received two sets. One in the back flap and one in the front. :/. I put them with my prized William shatner/Leonard nimoy signed stuff. Yay. Thanks much!
Video game? Hmmm...we shall see. I will call EA right now. ;-)
But seriously, the movie/TV thing is more possible - just getting into the early stages of those discussions now.
SO glad you enjoyed it, Joe! Damn you read fast LOL Gotta learn to write quicker and catch up...
PS: Jackie Chan!
Nice! Hope you've had a chance to enjoy it. ;-)
AWESOME! :D xox
BTW, I'm outlining Arena Mode 2 at the moment...guess who the first superhuman being designed is based on...?
Nice! Glad to know that the international orders arrived safely. :-D
YOU are awesome - thank you so much for the support!!! XOX
@Stew OotG Knight/Armikrog Army Captain
NICE! Glad people are digging the cards. It's hard to tell what people will and won't be into before I send them out.
The artist is Derek Laufman for all the cards - he is AMAZING. (my personal card was John Upchurch)
@ MG Shogun
See you at SDCC!!!!!!