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The True Meaning of Free Choice

It’s time to make a choice.

Between you and me, I hate this crap. I hate arguing with the people I like and respect because of differences of which one is better and which one is the certain ruination of all that is good and holy.

I can’t wait until it’s over and the only thing left to argue about is football.

In the meantime – I have another choice for you.

The difference is – with this choice you can choose one, the other – or both! You can also choose neither if you want, but then you would be passing up free stuff!

That’s right…FREE STUFF!

Lemmee ‘splain…

As you may, or may not know – my ninth novel (12th book when you count short stories and novellas) was released earlier this month. It’s called Blood in the Water and it’s available in paperback here and kindle here.

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So far it has been receiving high praise – but that’s not what I’m here to tell you about.

Several books ago I started a bit of a tradition of giving away a book in celebration of the release of a new one. So – since I have just released a new book it’s time to give one away – BUT – since it’s the season of choices…I’m giving you a choice.

Beginning tomorrow (Nov. 2, 2016) and running until Sunday (Nov. 6, 2016) my novels No Good Deed AND Full Circle will both be available for FREE download.

No Good Deed is (technically) the sequel to my first novel Living the Dream, but the story stands up well on its own. It isn’t necessary to read Living the Dream to enjoy No Good Deed (but it does provide background of the main characters).

I often call No Good Deed the “red-headed-stepchild” of my books.

Why, you ask?

There’s a good explanation, which you can read about here, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the story. I think it’s a really good story (as you would expect).

Full Circle is a novel that was twenty-seven years in the making – you can find out what that means here. Prior to the release of Blood in the Water it was the general consensus of people I spoke to that Full Circle was my best book.

Here’s your chance to find out…

So there it is – I invite you to take part in the process. You have a choice, but the good news is, you can’t go wrong either way!

 

As always – Thank you for reading

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Happy New Year – FREE Books Here

My last blog post of the year will be very short…and (hopefully) very sweet.

As my way of thanking you for your support, encouragement and friendship over the past year (and beyond as it applies!) I am offering not one…but TWO free kindle downloads until Midnight Sunday!

Did I mention they are both FREE??

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Download my first novel Living the Dream

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And the sequel No Good Deed

No Good Deed

Both for FREE!!

Download them, enjoy them, tell your friends to download them, share this post with the world…the more the merrier!!

That’s it…you may now resume normal behavior (whatever that may be).

Have a happy and safe new year!!

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As always – thank you for reading

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After All He’s Been Through…Kurt Deserves a Little Love

This is the story of my third release, No Good Deed.

First, here’s some background;

It started when I wrote Living the Dream…the adventures of a hapless, would-be kidnapper named Kurt.

In that book, Kurt goes through a series of hard-learned life lessons, for which he paid dearly, and in the end he rides off into a rainstorm in a stolen garbage truck.

In my mind, that was it…end of story.

Not so much…After Living the Dream – I released Water Hazard, and then I was working on the next project, Pump It Up. It was while I was writing Pump that something interesting happened. I began to receive emails from readers—all asking the same question…

“What happened to Kurt?”

It seems that even though Kurt was “the bad guy” of Living the Dream, I had inadvertently created a “loveable loser” and he had endeared himself to most of the people who read the book. Now they wanted some closure and the word sequel was being bandied about.

Now I was faced with a dilemma.

You see…I had never intended to write a sequel. I don’t even like sequels. Plus – I was in the middle of writing Pump It Up and I didn’t want to screw up my schedule (Pump was originally intended for release in the summer of 2011).

None of these things mattered. The emails continued to come in and I decided to “give the people what they want.”

Here’s a cool little backstory…since I had never contemplated a sequel to Living the Dream, I had no story idea to use. Until one rainy, Sunday afternoon—I was lying on the couch watching an old movie and I dozed off. It was one of those half-sleep things which only lasted about ten minutes or so…but in that little ten minute nap I had a dream about the story-line for No Good Deed.

This is especially fascinating considering that Living the Dream was literally the by-product of a dream. I took this as a message.

Approximately 8 months later No Good Deed was released – which brings me to the point of the story (finally).

I was very pleased with No Good Deed. I think it’s a good story, but I also think the book got the shaft, because not long after it was released I released Pump It Up and then soon after that Backseat to Justice was released. So while those two books were thrust into the spotlight, No Good Deed was sort of forgotten.

At a recent book signing, a woman picked up a copy of No Good Deed after the cover caught her eye. She read the synopsis and bought a copy – without ever having read Living the Dream (it isn’t really necessary, the story stands on its own quite well).

I thought about it later and realized that even though No Good Deed is a good story, it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. I blame it on two factors;

First, it was followed by two other books in quick succession, and

Second, it was a sequel…and many people are afraid to read sequels because, historically, sequels usually pale in comparison to their predecessors.

This is a cruel injustice and I would really like to see it rectified.

So I’m writing this post in hopes that you, the readers, will take a look at the book that has been pushed aside like the proverbial “red-headed step-child”.

No Good Deed is available (like all of my books) in paperback herekindle version here and for all other e-readers here.

So do a good deed, help feed a starving author and buy a book for the reader on your Christmas list. Remember – No good deed goes unpunished!

As always – thank you for reading.

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