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I’d Love Help Launching Survival of the Fittest

March 7th, I’ll launch my latest novel, the prehistoric fiction Survival of the Fittest, Book 1 of the Crossroads trilogy. If you read Born in a Treacherous Time, Survival of the Fittest scopes in on the more advanced humans who shared Lucy’s world but takes place 850,000 years ago:

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home.

One early review

I had hoped for a few early reviews but they haven’t come through yet–except for this one:

That’s my sis! She is a great writer!

Blog Hop

I’d love help launching my book, starting March 7th. Here’s the sign-up link

I’ll send everything you need to share my exciting launch with your readers. To promote you, I’ll post your blog and a link to it in the March 7th post (which will headline my blog for several weeks–your link!) with the Q&A question you’ll answer on the post. Hopefully, these tidbits are scintillating and enigmatic, and will entice people to visit your blog to find out the answer!

Last year, I let you-all pick the question but I found out that some questions had lots of people picking them so readers had already seen the answer and weren’t motivated to visit your site. This year, I’ll assign the question. I have twelve so there won’t be many repeats. If you get a question that simply doesn’t work for you, let me know and I’d be happy to swap it out with a different one.

Here are the questions:prehistoric fiction

  1. Could Xhosa (the main character of Survival of the Fittest) really have traveled with a wolf companion?
  2. Survival of the Fittest hints at a spiritual side to man. Is that accurate, that long ago?
  3. What popular books are in the prehistoric fiction genre?
  4. Most scientists believe Homo erectus couldn’t talk. How did Xhosa and her People communicate?
  5. What one characteristic would you say allowed Xhosa to survive in a world populated with Sabertooth Cats, violent volcanoes, and predatory species who liked to eat man?
  6. How do you differentiate Xhosa (this book’s main character) from the human species that probably led to her extinction?
  7. How did Xhosa tell time and count?
  8. Did Xhosa have any type of culture—art, music, that sort?
  9. Why did you write a book in such a tiny niche?
  10. Is there a goal to writing this story?
  11. This is part of a series. What’s that about?
  12. Who would enjoy reading Survival of the Fittest?

Book information:

Title and author: Survival of the Fittest

Series: Book 1 in the Crossroads series, part of the Man vs. Nature saga

Genre: Prehistoric fiction

Cover by: Damonza 

Available at: Kindle US Kindle UK Kindle CA Kindle AU

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 Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, March 2019, first in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning


67 thoughts on “I’d Love Help Launching Survival of the Fittest

  1. If course I’d love to help you again with your blog hop and promoting your book, Jacqui! 😄 Will see if I can fill out the form now but if it doesn’t work (using my phone at the moment) will do it when I’m at my computer.

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  2. How exciting 🙂 I love historical fiction! I’ve signed up for the 14th of March if that’s all right? (And if you’re still looking for people?)

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  3. Hi, Jacqui. I’d love to help. You have my email, I’m happy to help any day in March 🙂 And if you need more ARC reviews, I’m a fast reader 😉 Good luck!

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    • It’ll publish March 7th. I would love a review! Books always look so lonely without any.

      Mid-March is perfect. March 16 would be wonderful. I’ll send you a packet this weekend with everything you need so it can go up quickly.

      Thanks, Cathleen. Much appreciated.

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  4. Fantastic Jacqui – I would love to help promote. Only problem is I do not know when next I’ll be posting a blog – all very uncertain in this neck of the woods. Ideally I’d like a short blurb and a link – would that work?

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  5. Wow! Is it that time already?! 😀 This year is marked by exciting book launches! I like your list of questions and can’t wait to learn ‘Why did you write a book in such a tiny niche?’! I figure you are one never to choose the easy road! I’ll be happy to give a shout-out for your book on my blog … and I’ve filled in the form. Best of luck with the launch and your latest novel!! xx

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  6. Hi Jacqui – I’ve said yes … but there may not be time for me to help – bearing in mind I’m over here. I’ve suggested the 18th – I’m away from home the week before. Let me know … it’s about time I helped out and got involved … good luck with arrangements – cheers for now and til I hear from you – Hilary

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