Born in a Treacherous Time

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time VII

prehistoric fictionI’m getting close to launching my latest novel, a prehistoric fiction piece named Born in a Treacherous Time:

Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive in a world where nature rules, predators stalk them, and the next species of man threatens to destroy Lucy and everything she understands.

If you like Man vs. Wild, you’ll love this book. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic twenty-syllable words, this book is for you. It will bring that world to life in a way never seen before.

And, if you read To Hunt a Sub and loved the cameos of the ancient female Lucy, Born in a Treacherous Time reveals her life, why she appeared to Kali as sad, and how she set off on what would be man’s great African exodus. Also: Learn how to knap tools, how to steal carcasses from Scimitar-tooth cats, and how to avoid the many dangers that preyed on early man.

With a planned publication date of June, here’s how I’m doing.

  • My cover designers came up with a spectacular cover. The folks I used for my earlier books didn’t work on historic fiction (much less prehistoric) but referred me to a group called Damonza. I think that worked out just fine! I’ll reveal the cover in May!
  • I’m having banners, logos, and that sort of marketing created, to be used as needed.
  • I signed up with BookFunnel (thank you for the suggestion, Karen!) so I can offer some free ARCs to interested readers.
  • I await a review from Kirkus that will inspire readers to purchase. If it doesn’t, I’ll ignore it!

I’ll post details about the blog hop in May. I so appreciate this community’s support in promoting my books in the past so will be turning to you-all once again for assistance. It will happen in early June and will officially release the book to the world. Want to help? There’s a signup form below and ten free ebooks available via Bookfunnel.

More on Born in a Treacherous Time

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time VI

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time IV

Writing a Novel: How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time I

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time, part of her new historic fiction series, Man vs. Nature. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

53 thoughts on “How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time VII

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  2. Hi Jacqui- almost there with this book – congrats! If you would like an advance review I would be glad to write one. The book sounds very different and exciting and I look forward to getting to know Lucy better. Next time I will participate in a blog hop but time commitments mean I am just not ready for that yet!

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    • No worries, Robbie. It is the same survival theme as Earth’s Children (by Jean Auel) but my series spans man’s entire evolution, spotlighting each species as they arrive. The next one will show how the ‘bad guy’ in Born in a Treacherous Time was simply a more competent version of man.

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    • Sometimes it’s enough to put my book all over the internet where Google and Bing will see it as a surge–or viral! I’ll send you the package next month and you can decide how best to use it.


  3. Hi Jacqui – well done … definitely you’re on the right track and going forward methodically – take care and all the best for the final run in … cheers Hilary

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