A great idea is back: The Immerse or Die challenge.

Every morning Jefferson Smith, host of the Immerse or Die system, gets on a treadmill and opens a book. If that book breaks reader immersion because of the writing, editing or layout, that's a strike. Three strikes and the book is gone.

Jefferson's read 400 of these books now, and only 10% have been able to last for an entire treadmill workout. After that, the survivors get put to a full-length test. If they can survive an entire front-to-back reading, well, they win. These are the winners.

Click here to read more, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!



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The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree by S. A. Hunt

"Can easily become an epic for our time."

– KMT, Amazon.com

Malus Domestica by S. A. Hunt

"With a brilliant and unpredictable plot, interesting characters and great control of literary adrenaline, Hunt proves why he is an award-winning author."

– HorrorPalace.com

The Somniscient by Richard Levesque

"If you want to enjoy the sort of SciFi that makes you think rather than just dazzle you, this is a must read."

– Eduardo Suastegui, author of the Tracking Jane and Our Cyber World series

Bartleby and James by Michael Coorlim

"I love love love this book! It was my first steampunk book ever and it was great. I want more."

– Amazon Review

Black Ocean: Mission Pack 1 by J.S. Morin

"It's like Firefly with wizards. What else do you need?"

– Amazon Review

Warchild: Pawn by Ernie Lindsey

"This impressive novel [is a] coming-of-age action-adventure dominated by a young girl just coming into her powers. A fine, durable, inaugural volume brimming with imagination and sparkling, inventive characters."

– Publishers Weekly

Lost Time - Twin Pack by Damien Boyes

"Absolutely brilliant read! This is definitely a new author worth watching and I am waiting for his next offering."

– Amazon Review

Amber Fang by Arthur Slade

"Enthralling, witty, briskly paced and highly original, AMBER FANG is bestselling author Arthur Slade at his finest. I can't wait for the next book in the series!"

– A. J. Banner, #1 bestselling author of The Good Neighbor



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