LAST DAY! FIRST TWO NOVELS FREE ON SMASHWORDS!

I’m re-posting this because, well, it’s your last chance! Get either of my first two novels FREE on Smashwords. But July 31 is the last day. Here’s the original post:

Here’s a great way to try one of my first two novels for FREE! Both “Beauty Rising” and “The Recluse Storyteller” are part of Smashwords’ July Summer Sale – and both of these e-books are 100% off! That’s right, FREE for July only.

So what are you waiting for?

Here’s the link for my debut novel “Beauty Rising” – a late coming of age story with 86 reviews on Amazon. Get it FREE on Smashwords!

And here’s a link to my second novel “The Recluse Storyteller” – it uniquely weaves four stories into one through the crazed ranting of a recluse. Don’t let the different narrative style scare you. Stick with it. You’ll be rewarded. Get it FREE on Smashwords!

And here’s the link to Smashwords’ entire July sale catalog. I’m sure there’s something for everyone: Smashwords Summer Sale

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You have nothing to lose except yourself in a good book!

Free on NoiseTrade – my debut novel “Beauty Rising.”

Click the link below to download it for free in either ePub or Mobi formats so you can read it on any of your Android, Apple, or Kindle devices.

Did I mention that it’s free?

As I said in the title, you have nothing to lose except you might lose yourself in a good book. But I heard that that’s a good thing. So head on over and enjoy the story that got me interested in telling stories.

You’ll like Martin Kinney. I promise. And it will surprise you, I also promise you that.

And it’s free. Did I say that yet?  Thanks for your support.

BEAUTY RISING FREE ON NOISETRADE HERE!

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First Book on NoiseTrade – Grab it now!

I’m happy to announce a special promotion I’m doing in conjunction with NoiseTrade. They will be featuring my debut novel from 2012, Beauty Rising, in their massive 1.5 million member, curated newsletter.

How does it work?  Easy. You can download the novel for free in either ePub or Mobi (Kindle) format, so you can read it on any device. You will also have the opportunity to leave the author a tip if you like. Not required. Completely up to you! Here’s the NoiseTrade link for my book:

“Beauty Rising” on NOISETRADE

I’ve been familiar with noisetrade for a number of years. It started as a site for musicians to create buzz about their music by offering free downloads. It expanded into books in 2014, and I’m happy to be part of what they are doing. I’m hoping for a bunch more new readers to jump on board. Check out Noisetrade’s music, books, and especially “Beauty Rising.”

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Not too late: “Beauty Rising” still at 99 cents!

If you haven’t had a chance yet, “Beauty Rising” – my debut novel from 2012 – is still running a 99 cent sale for 2 more days on Kindle.

It’s a fast, fun, and unexpected read. You can read one of the 85 reviews on Amazon, and even pop through the first couple chapters for free. I hope they hook you in.

Get Beauty Rising HERE!

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Also available in paperback:

From The Book Depository with Free Worldwide Shipping

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A Steal of a Deal: “Beauty Rising” (my debut novel) only 99 cents through Oct 18.

My first novel, still near and dear to my heart, is on a Kindle Countdown Deal for only 99 cents through October 18.

Get your copy here!

What’s it about? Many have described it as a late-coming-of-age story and that’s certainly true. Here’s some facts about it:

Date First Published: December 2012

Main Characters: Martin Kinny (30ish, still live at home going nowhere type – also overweight, not remarkably attractive); My Phuong (a beautiful, young, troubled Vietnamese woman)

Setting: Contemporary: Thai Nguyen & Hanoi Vietnam; Lyndora, Pennsylvania;

Narration: 1st person from two points of view

Part I: Section narrated by Martin: As his dying, abusive father (a Vietnam vet) asks Martin to take his ashes back to Nam, Martin tries to accomplish it, but ends up flubbing everything, including getting his wallet stolen, which makes him completely at the mercy of Vietnamese society to get back home

Part II: Section narrated by My Phuong: She chronicles how she stole Martin’s wallet, and how that seemingly benign event which she did many times before, ends up throwing her headlong into a series of events that should could have never predicted – including running for her very life.

Part III: Section narrated by Martin: In strange, unexpected ways, the two stories of Martin and My Phuong come together with a lot of uncertainty brewing under the surface.

Other Important Characters:

Martin’s Mother: weary and worn after a lifetime of living with her abusive husband; she resents all things Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Politician: He lures My Phuong into a web of deceit, where she becomes his trapped mistress.

This is an emotional novel which packs a wallop – especially at the end. Anyone who enjoys stories of love, deceit, culture, adventure, travel, or growing-up will find something enjoyable in “Beauty Rising”

Please check it out!

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The Numbers: 4.8, 25, .99 (Hint: An amazing book deal.)

In a week I’ll be kicking off the biggest promotional book campaign I’ve ever organized.

So I decided to do a pre-sale to help set the stage for what’s to come.

By the numbers, it looks like this:

A book with 4.8 stars on 25 reviews for only $0.99! That’s the making of a great deal!

I’m talking about my third novel, released in 2014 – “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.”

You can pick up your 99 cent Kindle version HERE!

I’ve gotten a ton of great feedback about the book. It’s a story that will appeal to a wide audience:

  • A Love Story
  • Historical (set in 1945 Indochina and 2000 Vietnam)
  • Political intrigue
  • Adventure (the protagonist sets off on a long journey from Hong Kong to Thai Nguyen, northern Vietnam.
  • Romance (It actually has two stories of romance – one in 1945 and one in 2000 – but they are uniquely linked.)
  • Cross-cultural (Americans in Vietnam)
  • Asian culture
  • Generations of one family (3 generations of American men)

If you want to get wrapped up in a different world and experience a love story that is anything but a love story, please check out “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.”

On sale through September 22.

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My Debut Novel – Now only 99 cents through July 20!

Hey all,

If you haven’t had a chance to read my debut novel from December 2012, it’s only 99 cents on Kindle through July 20.

Beauty Rising is it’s name. It brings together two very unlikely people into a relationship that no one could have ever predicted – a 40ish over-weight, yet-to-grow-up American man and a beautiful, young, troubled Vietnamese girl.

As one reviewer called it, it’s a late coming of age story about culture, family, and the past which some people can never get away from.

Martin Kinney travels to Vietnam to bury the ashes of his late father – an abusive Vietnam War Vet.  His wallet is stolen, which sucks him into the Vietnamese culture far more than he ever would have predicted.

My Phuong, the Vietnamese girl, has a secret past she ran away from. She spends her nights on the seedy side of town, just trying to survive. When she becomes the mistress of a local Vietnamese politician, she realizes how trapped she has become.

How will Martin and My Phuong ever meet? And what explosive ending is waiting for them?

Pick up Beauty Rising for 99 cents and find out!  It’s a page-turner told in first person narration from two points of view.

Grab it cheap before it’s gone! Beauty Rising Here!

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Last Two Days – “Banyan Tree” Novel @ 99 cents

Here’s your last chance to pick up “The Reach of the Banyan Tree” at the super-cheap price of only 99 cents. Lots of 5-star reviews, so if you like history, historical fiction, Vietnam, romance, adventure or just plain-old good story-telling, then you should absolutely check it out. Not much to lose in this deal.

BUY IT HERE!

Like paperback? No worries. It’s also available at the link above for only $10.68 including free second-day air shipping with Amazon Prime.

Grab the Kindle for 99 cents by March 2 or it will be going up to its regular price.

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