Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm decides to help her. And, this time he’s not backing down, whatever the cost.
The first book of the “My Temporary Life” Trilogy tells a story of love, friendship, and what it truly means to be a hero. A top-ten overall Amazon bestseller, this grand, sweeping story has been enjoyed by readers all over the world.
There should be a genre for books called, “life-changing read”. This novel would fit.
I absolutely loved My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie — the second half of it. In all honesty, the first half was a little hard to get into. But please do persevere because by the time Malcolm and Heather go camping this is game-on, can’t-put-down suspense that leaves you breathlessly transformed as a person.
In truth, this is an incredible novel because the author ambitiously rolls several genre into one: romantic suspense, contemporary romance, coming-of-age, mystery thriller… but because of that it is almost so unique it’s confusing. The first half is really mainly coming-of-age and literary fiction, and I do wish that Mr. Crosbie had reduced the post-set-up ‘Hero Reacting Phase’ when Malcolm “chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance” as it says up there in the blurb. That’s the bit that didn’t quite work for me. It’s important to really live Malcolm’s world, but on the other hand, I wanted it to move faster there.
You may notice in the Amazon sales description blurb above that this novel is a top-10 overall Amazon bestseller — this is a truly incredible thing because Martin Crosbie is an indie author who has sold complicated novels that cross genres and he’s doing fantastically well. Seriously well. That is such heartening news for indie authors and any authors, really.
I discovered him browsing something one day and when I saw his book called How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon Kindle, I bought that, read it and thought, ‘Blimey!!! I am inspired!’ It was incredibly interesting to read how this guy markets his work.
Martin Crosbie is a mega talented author. His prose sings. It has heart and soul. And I also love his emailed newsletters — he’s just very genuine and sincere. He’s a great author to discover and enjoy. My Temporary Life is a literary rollercoaster that leaves you breathless. Treat yourself for these holidays. Why not? You deserve it!
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In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook “My Temporary Life” hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. The next month Amazon posted a press release revealing that Crosbie had made $46,000 in one month, with one book. Prior to this, his novel was rejected one hundred and thirty times by traditional publishers and agents. In the months that followed, “My Temporary Life” and its sequel have been consistent sellers, often sitting atop Amazon’s rankings. Crosbie’s story has been mentioned in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes online, and other media outlets around the world. “How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook” details the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how he adjusted his strategy when Amazon changed their systems.
After 16 years in Paris, and living in 6 other countries prior, Lizzie Harwood has now moved to Sweden with her French husband, two girls, and angora stray, Goldie. When she isn’t escorting her wayward children to further their education (and asking them to please stop meowing on the subway due to their claim to be ‘part cat’)… she writes memoir, women’s fiction, and psychological suspense. She is also an editor/writing coach to incredible writers around the world. Visit editordeluxe.com and lizzieharwoodbooks.com for more.