Once again Jael, my favorite indie reviewer, has taken a spin with Dane Curse through Gold Coast City, and much to my delight she’s given The Coconut Swindle a five star rating! “How can one man earn so many stars for his writing?” you might ask yourself. Begging. Also, the bribes* don’t hurt.
*(jk, Jael is crazy honest and super ethical, but those traits don’t garner laughs.)
I’d like to take a sec to thank The Readers Hollow, a great site that gave me a great review! But that aside, if you’re looking for something to read check them out, TRH does a professional job sifting through a lot of books and showcases the best the literary world has to offer. If it’s worth reading, they’ve covered it, and I’m grateful they took the time to read my work. Seriously Erin, if you ever need to hide a dead body* I’m your man!
*not kidding Erin, I got a really good shovel and some cologne that corpse dogs detest!
After my dizzying descent into a sociopathic need for revenge (and the redemption that came from resisting it) I’ve finally come to the end of my review troll roller coaster. And I’m strangely grateful because it’s taught me one thing: people are pretty amazing. For every one person who tries to be a dick there will be ten to pop up and help stop them. Ten to roll their eyes and think, “What a jerk.” Ten to support the artist.
Ten to one. Those are good odds. It’s like this world’s a happy hydra.
And I’m happy too. Because a single mean spirited review is a small price to pay to be reminded that there’s far more heroism and good deeds in one revolution of the real world than all the Marvel and DC comics in print. So don’t ever run the human race down to me. Sure we make mistakes, and act out in destructive ways, but in our hearts we’re superheroes, one and all.
Dane Curse is now available on a few different platforms. Which ones? ALL of them! So if you don’t dig the kindle, or avoid Amazon in general, you’re now able to take a ride through Gold Coast City with the gas mashed down and the windows wide open. Enjoy!
On the Nook…
On Apple iBooks… (go to itunes)
Sadly it’s upon us, the last time I’ll put my beloved Dane Curse on free promo. In less than an hour anyone who wants to take a ride though Gold Coast City will have to pay for the pleasure. Unless you’re Australian. Then there’s a good chance you live there already, or know someone who does.
Finally, as the choo-choo settles into the station, we visit Book Obsessed Human for a story about hospitals in China. It’s funnier than you think. But keep your expectations low anyway.
Please to check out the very kind Erin down at The Readers Hollow, where she’s kindly hosting a stop on my Virtual Book Tour, and my article about the big three: Goals, Obstacles, and Stakes. If you’re in the mood for some fiction structure necessities check it out. And if you’re not in the mood for some fiction structure necessities you should swing by anyway, because Erin and Company may call themselves The Reader’s ‘Hollow’, but when it comes to bookish information that site is stuffed. I think that’s called iron, man.
No, I’m Ironman
Thank you Tony, I obviously meant irony, man.
If you get a chance please swing by the fourth stop on my Virtual Book Tour, at Readaholic Zone. This time I’m writing about my experiences living and writing in China, which is equally likely to make you to laugh, or get me kicked out of this Middle Kingdom. Or maybe thrown into Suzhou Prison. I’m not sure, but it’s pretty much going to be one of those.
Stop by (why don’t you) at Buttonholed Book Review, where I’ve been graciously offered a guest post by Jeff. I’ll be writing on Proactive vs Reactive scenes, and how they link together to form the cohesive plot in the modern fiction we all love. Meanwhile Jeff will be reviewing literally hundreds of books for you. Seriously, he’s the hardest working reviewer I know. I’ve seen his TBR list. It’s longer than Santa’s
Sorry St. Nick, I stand by my statement
Mickey Spillane meets DC comics when the world’s greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered, and only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time. And for 2 days you can download a free copy of Dane Curse exclusively on Amazon!
US readers go this way, UK readers go that way…