October 17th & 18th, 2013 Special Promotion- “The Specialists: At Any Cost” Is Free For Download

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Oct 172013

One advantage of the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing platform for authors is the ability to run limited-time free special promotions. That is what I am doing for 2 days with “The Specialists: At Any Cost.” On Thursday and Friday of this week, October 17-18, “The Specialists: At Any Cost” will be available for free download from the various Amazon sites around the world. The promotion should begin at approximately 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time, October 17th and will end at approximately 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, October 18th.

Please, take advantage of this opportunity to see if “The Specialists” is a series you might be interested in. Each episode will be novella length and can be read in 60-90 minutes. “The Specialists: At Any Cost” is the first episode. New episodes are expected to release every 8-10 weeks. The second episode is expected to release next month in November, 2013.

The Specialists: At Any Cost

What if…
The Normandy invasion had failed… Hitler had been assassinated… Russia had betrayed the Allies in 1944… Dewey had defeated Roosevelt… Germany had not lost the war… The war had ended in stalemate… What would our world be like? Welcome to the world of The Specialists.

“The Specialists” is a continuing novella series set in a world of politics, spies and lies where history took a different path. Each installment of this continuing series is its own self-contained story.

A new President, a wounded ally and little time. It is going to be a busy day. In “The Specialists: At Any Cost,” the elite C.I.A. Specialist unit is tasked with smuggling a wounded operative out of France before he is captured and unravels an underground network in France and Germany fighting against the Third Reich of the 21st century.

The Specialists – A Bit of History

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Oct 042013

The post below is a partial repost from another blog, Cyber Hermit, where I had originally unveiled the cover art for “The Specialists: At Any Cost.” It gives a bit of the history that eventually brought about the “revival” of “The Specialists.” I thought it needed to be here as well.

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Some of you may remember a webcomic I did many years ago, 2003 to 2005, called “The Specialists”… most of you will not. However, though it was small, its following was very devoted. I loved the discussions and debates about the characters, the good guys, the bad guys, etc. we would have in the forums. And I loved those who read “The Specialists.” Due to a number of personal issues “The Specialists” webcomic ceased production. However, I could never quite bring myself to bury it. Too many stories. Too many characters. With the ongoing revolution in ebook publishing, I saw an opportunity and decided late last year to bring it back as a novella series. It is my hope to produce four or five installments each year. The first installment is ready to release with the next two in various stages of completion. I posted an image of the cover art for the first installment yesterday on my Facebook page. A promotional video has been completed and should be available soon. I will embed and/or link to it here.

And, please, feel free to visit, follow and friend me on Facebook and Twitter. A Facebook page dedicated to “The Specialists” is also up and running at https://www.facebook.com/pbwellsthespecialists.

P.S. – For those that do remember “The Specialists” from the webcomic, “The Specialists: At Any Cost” is an adaptation of the first story arc that was originally titled “The Specialists: A Reasonable Chance of Success.”