Here’s the initial marketing blurb for ALICE, per yesterday’s sample. Comments welcome.
In this post-apocalyptic adult hippie fairy tale, Alice wanders away from her utopian commune to find another world and to slowly connect the dots of her own world’s missing history. Comic, poignant, thoughtful, and sparkling. A magical tapestry with many threads by Amazon bestselling author (90-minute reads free list) and two-time Faulkner-Wisdom Prize finalist, Gary Gautier.
Free mobi/epub and pdf files available on request for reviewers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Goodbye, Maggie. Faulkner-Wisdom Prize finalist.
When his brother shows up with the news that he has murdered someone, Phil’s life goes haywire. Comedy, drama, and road tripping. Racism, friendship, and yoga stops. Cutting through the bayous and into New Orleans, the madness in this weird southern quest narrative just won’t stop.
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Goodbye, Maggie (shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize) is FREE today on Amazon (Kindle).
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Phil’s life becomes a fiasco of misdirection when his charismatic brother, Magnus, shows up with the news that he has murdered someone and asks for sanctuary. Magnus then disappears – with Phil’s girlfriend, Hermia – and Phil lands on an uneasy road trip through small town Louisiana with Gus, another rival for Hermia’s attention. Phil and Gus, white and black, find racism, madness, and unlikely friendships as they roll through the bayous and into New Orleans.
My short novella, Love’s Ragged Claws, is featured and discounted for instant Kindle download this week (99c on Amazon US, still cheap on Amazon internatl 🙂 ) Warnings:  one character has a filthy mouth, though I think she’s still lovable 🙂 ;  it is neither pro- nor anti-Catholic but definitely not the orthodox Catholic story some early readers presumed after reading the description below.
A stop at the confessional becomes a life story. Fifty years, three sins of the flesh, all of them unique, touching, funny, and remarkably real. From their hippie lives in the 1970s to their old age today, the characters pull out the little epiphanies that would become reference points of meaning for the rest of their lives. Adult language.