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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Free Book Time

Free Books

I've written a number of books in my time and the first few weren't really my best work.  But you live and learn.  The more I've written, the more I've learned.  My early books are still out there, though.  They may not be best sellers, but I learned from them.  And believe me, they're original!  I have a couple self published books that are Las Vegas related and now Amazon is giving me the opportunity to make them free on the Kindle for a limited time.  That's not a bad idea.  One way to get your books read is to offer them for free.  

The first book I'm going to offer up for free is called Terminating Vegas.  The story is about a guy named Sam who has a job as a security officer at a Las Vegas casino.  He hits the lottery and wins a few million dollars and decides that instead of quitting, he wants to be fired from his job.  This book will be available for free on the Kindle from November 11th to November 15th.  That will be tomorrow (Monday) through Next Friday.  So feel free to download a copy and take a look.  

This book also has a foreword by author Steve Morris.  After having him read the book I asked him if he would mind writing a foreword and he was gracious enough to agree!  It meant a lot to me.  So take a look at the book tomorrow and see what you think.  In case you'd like to read a bit ahead of time, here's a quick excerpt:

James was standing near the lounge listening to the band.  A large man walked up and positioned himself almost nose to nose with him.  “Hi,” the man yelled.
“Uh, hi.” James answered.  He took a step back, but the man stepped forward again right up next to him.
“Hey…uh…can you give me a little space, please?”
The man stayed next to him.  “Are you James Wilcox?”
“Yes, who are you?”
The man didn’t answer.  He stood staring at James, still nose to nose with him.
“Look, you need to back off and give me some space, ok?”
The man still stood his ground.  James took several steps away.  Before the man could step up on him again, James held out his hand.
“What is this all about?  What do you want?”
“I don’t want anything.”
“Uh, ok.  Then you have a nice night.”
James started to walk away into the casino and noticed the man following him.  He walked through the pits and into a nearby bathroom.  The man followed him inside and stood nearby, staring at him.  This man was making him uneasy.  James left the bathroom and the man followed along.
“Ok, why are you following me?”
“I’m not.”
“Yes you are!  You followed me into the bathroom!”
“So stop it!  I don’t like to be followed!”
The man stared silently at him.
“Are you a guest in this hotel?”
“What room are you staying in?”
“The one upstairs.”
“What’s your room number?”  James demanded.
“It’s upstairs.” 
Do have some ID on you?”
“Well can I see it?”
“Only if I pull it out of my wallet.”
James pushed the button on his radio and asked for a uniformed officer to be sent to his location.  An officer named Andy arrived.
“Check his ID, find out what room he’s staying in, if he’s even a guest, and then give him a warning about following people!”  James said, pointing at the man.
“Sir, do you have some ID on you?”  Andy asked nicely.
James began to walk away.  The man ignored Andy and followed James through the casino.

“Sir…sir!  Sir, I need to see some ID!”  Andy said, following the two men.

The guy following James is pretty annoying.  He's someone Sam hired to harass his supervisors.  This book is pretty irreverent and I had written it to let off steam wishing I could really do the things the main character does in the book.  It's probably not a good idea to read if you're easily offended.  But it will be free for a limited time!

A couple more books may be free for a limited time soon, so keep your eyes peeled!