Memorial Day weekend. We all know what that means. The Hangover 2 is here! Yeah, player.
What? Memorial Day weekend wasn’t created as a means to ensure that as many people as possible have the requisite time off work to see the Hangover 2? It’s a holiday to honor soldiers who serve their country bravely? Hunh.
This Memorial Day weekend, I’m joining over 30 authors in thanking the troops for their service in protecting our freedoms. How are we doing that? Every commenter on my blog today gets a free ebook copy of my novel The Emperor of Glitter Gulch. Not only that (wow, I sound like a guy hawking boosted stereos out of the trunk of my car), but for every commenter on my blog, I will send an ebook copy of my novel to one of the soldiers. But wait, there’s more (okay, now I sound like that Shamwow guy), every commenter on my blog today is entered into a draw for a free Kindle. There will also be a draw for a Kindle for one the troops.
Some of you might have wandered over here from Dawn Wilson’s blog http://www.dawn-theyearofwritingdangerously.blogspot.com/ which was the previous stop on this blog tour. If not, head back there and check it out. Dawn is giving out free copies of her book LEAVING THE COMFORT CAFE, a book about crazy Southern white people. And also be sure to check out the next stop on the blog tour tomorrow morning, Rachel Thompson over at http://rachelintheoc.com, whose book A WALK IN THE SNARK was featured in the Huffington Post Book Section. That’s a great book you get for free. Her blog is like Cosmo on steroids. Not that I’ve ever read Cosmo far as you know. The same deal applies at all the blogs on this blog tour. The full list of authors and donors is over at Indie Book Collective Blog. So there are lots of free ebooks this whole weekend.
Not sure if you’d like The Emperor of Glitter Gulch? Can’t blame you there, I might seem a little on the weird side. Here’s a short look at The Emperor of Glitter Gulch:
Leonard Orton inhabits a part of Las Vegas that most tourists never see; the dirty underbelly of a city populated by hookers and strippers, juiced-up bouncers and semi-professional cage fighters. Leonard is in the process of running his flagging law firm into the toilet when a woman approaches him to handle a case that might prove to be his salvation. And even if he is a bad lawyer, and Leonard is certainly that — quite possibly the worst lawyer in all ofLas Vegas, which would place him high in the running for worst lawyer worldwide — Leonard has a chance to resurrect his career and gain a measure of retribution against his lifelong nemesis.
Along the way, Leonard must overcome clashes with a homicidal ex-client with a penchant for inflicting bodily harm with a croquet mallet, a frequently naked Vietnamese butcher, a judge who insists that litigants perform calisthenics in lieu of oral arguments, and a couple of Eastern European hookers whom just might be the death of him. If he can stay out of jail and avoid the annoyingly persistent investigator from the bar association long enough to keep his license, Leonard just might be able to uncover some of his long lost dignity.
You can also check out a review of The Emperor over at the Man Eating Bookworm http://themaneatingbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/05/emperor-of-glitter-gultch-by-roy-finch.html.
So if you want a free ebook copy of The Emperor for you and one of the troops, leave a comment. Be sure to include an email address where I can send you the Smashwords coupon to get your free copy (Smashwords has versions of the book that will work with pretty much anything – Nook, Kobo, laptops, cell phones, Sony Readers, Apple, etc.).
Oh, and enjoy the Hangover 2.
Edit – Thus wraps up the first day of Blog Tour de Troops. Make sure to head over to Rachel Thompson’s blog http://rachelintheoc.com first thing in the morning. Really funny lady, whose book A Walk in the Snark is sure to entertain you.
Thanks for stopping by.
And a last tip of the hat to all of our soldiers posted here and abroad for the fantastic job they do.