#1 Bestselling Sci-Fi Novel of 2011 Discounted to 99 Cents for Launch of Highly Anticipated Sequel

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N.Y. Times bestselling technothriller, WIRED, discounted to 99 cents as the stunning sequel, AMPED, climbs the charts.

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A twisty plot, big ideas, and nonstop action and intrigue.

AMPED, the highly anticipated sequel to the runaway biotech bestseller, WIRED, has finally arrived. WIRED was not only a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, but the bestselling Kindle novel of 2011 in two major categories—science fiction and technothrillers—an unprecedented achievement. To mark the launch of the sequel, the eBook version of WIRED is being discounted to $.99 on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The author of these books, Douglas E. Richards, has been frequently compared to the late Michael Crichton for his ability to weave action, suspense, and well-researched science into riveting page-turners. Within a day of its launch, AMPED was listed on Amazon as the number one "hot new release" in technothrillers and science fiction.

Richards has a master's degree in genetic engineering and was a biotechnology executive for many years. "When I wrote WIRED," he explains, "I asked myself the question: what if it were possible to boost human IQ to immeasurable levels for short periods of time? What capabilities might this confer? What changes to attitude and personality? Would this bring out our better angels or unleash our darker sides, causing us to grow ever more drunk with power?" Both WIRED and AMPED answer these questions in a way that bestselling author Boyd Morrison calls, "action-packed, breathtaking, and mind-blowing."

According to SFRevu founder, Ernest Lilley, "WIRED has a twisty plot, big ideas, and nonstop action and intrigue. It'll have you guessing until the very end."

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed that readers will enjoy AMPED as much as they did WIRED," says Richards. "And so far, the feedback has been extremely encouraging. I'm beginning to think a majority of readers might even like the second book more than the first, which would be beyond my wildest hopes," he adds.

To learn more about Richards and his work, visit his website or Friend him on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author.

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