Shelf Life Cover, Release Date and Call for ARCs

Shelf Life is my novella set in the universe of Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Jacob Alders, a young man living in the city of New Detroit, on the Great Shelf of the planet New Pennsylvania. Jacob shares a small apartment with his invalid mother, who is suffering from a disease known as The Wasting, which has turned her into a shell of her former self. Jacob was raised to hate TRACE for what they’ve taken from the residents of New Detroit. But when he’s introduced to the net show of a former Transport director, he starts to question the official story. What starts as simple curiosity turns him into an unwilling pawn between powerful forces and changes his life in ways he could never imagine. Michael Bunker had this to say about Shelf Life:

“Very rarely can an author say that a work set in his own created world is as good, or better, than the original. That is certainly the case with Shelf Life. I enjoyed every minute of this read. Shelf Life is an exciting, fantastic journey into the world of Pennsylvania with twists and surprises that kept me turning pages. I was sad to see it end.” – Michael Bunker, author of Pennsylvania

Shelf Life will release on June 16th, and we have a cover!
This great, Jason Gurley cover really captures the feel I was going for with life on the Shelf. The indie publishing world lost a great cover artist when Jason retired, but we gained an even better author. ARCs (advanced review copies) will be available soon. If you want a FREE advance copy of Shelf Life, all you have to do is sign up for my email newsletter via the button on the right, and promise to leave an honest review near the release date.  I’ll be sending out an email to all of my subscribers on Monday, the 8th with the links to download the Shelf Life ARC.  It’s free! Free is good, right?

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About Bob Crosley

Bob Crosley is a husband, father, software geek and fledgling author living in Tampa Bay, Florida with his wife, three sons, two dogs and one cat. Please be sure to Join My Newsletter to hear about new releases and get the occasional freebie.

One Response to Shelf Life Cover, Release Date and Call for ARCs

  1. Last night (6/8) I received an ARC for “Shelf Life”, a tale of a young man and his mother set in the Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania World and the ongoing conflict between Transport and Trace. The young man’s beliefs about his father and what he knows about the conflict is going to be shaken to the core of his being. His mother suffers from a combination of diseases not too far different from what we see around us every day, except there is no treatment that he can afford. Driven by harsh realities, he struggles to understand fact from fiction.

    This is a fast paced story and I give it a 5 Big Star rating. When I reached the end, my initial reaction was “bring on the next one”. I am looking forward to the next installment.

    Once again, being an ARC reader had given me the opportunity to get to know and read work by a new and promising author.

    This is the same review that I’ve already posted – just want to make sure that other readers get to see this

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