Smoke and Mirrors 0602 (Medium)

I have finally got to a stage with Acer #3 where I’m as happy as I think I will ever be with it. (And I’m not sure I could face reading it through again.)

I’m going to list it on Amazon in the next few days. But don’t buy it then! It will be free to download on Christmas day. My intention in giving it away on Christmas day is to say thank you with a virtual Christmas present to those of you who have enjoyed the first two and who have supported me with my writing. I really am more grateful to you all than I think I can properly articulate. So, please, if you’ve been looking forward to it grab a copy then. I hope you find something in it to enjoy.

Compliments of the season to everyone who follows this blog and I hope that you all have wonderful festive seasons.

PS A long time ago I saw this: a book is a present you can open again and again. That’s something that didn’t change with technology (so long as your battery is charged).

14 thoughts on “Christmas>present>ebook

  1. Will definitely obtain a copy, don’t care if I miss Xmas day’s freebie, I will get it anyway as I thoroughly enjoyed the last two. Have a good Xmas, and a prosperous new year.
    Take care.

  2. I’m really looking forward to Smoke and Mirrors, Oliver. Many thanks of the offer of it for free on that day of the 25th. Even if I were to remember to download it, I couldn’t as I’ll be drunk on wine from the moment of waking, in darkest France with my wife’s family at their country house with no Internet.
    I will willingly pay £1.99 before Crimble, so that I have a good excuse to lock myself in a freezing bedroom with a bottle of vin rouge and hide under the covers, reading “The Good Book” in the warmth, with bleary eyes, whilst her family are all downstairs, stuffing their faces and arguing about, religion, politics and whether Santa Clause existed or not.
    Bollox to it all and roll on the 12th day when we can pack all of the shite away and put it back in the loft for another year. Bah humbug!
    I will let Wifey and her dad, (who I am buying new Kindle Fire HDs for) know about the book, as they are both fans and they can download it after the hideous event.
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound so miserable, I’ve just remembered. I’ll get some new slippers that don’t fit. YIPPEE!

    • Hi Russell
      Good to know that you’re looking forward to this one. (Book I mean not Christmas.) I hope that it doesn’t disappoint. It’s my pleasure to give a virtual Christmas present to my wonderful supporters. I do hope I don’t muck it all up on the day. That could be embarrassing.
      It seems that you and I share a similar seasonal outlook. On Christmas day I’ll be teaching and that suits me fine, although I always miss a good Christmas dinner with booze and family and doing nothing all afternoon except lying around in the warm watching TV. It’s in my cultural DNA. Blimey, when I think about it, do you want to swap 30 Turkish six year olds for your family week?
      Great to hear that your wife and father-in-law have enjoyed the books. I hope they like this one to if and when they get around to it.
      I’m sure you’ll let me know how it works for you. I’m already getting that creeping feeling of dread that I always experience when I’m about to push the ‘publish’ button.
      If the slippers don’t fit. I’m a size 9 and in need.
      All the best.

  3. Thank you, Oliver! I’ll look forward to reading this latest book. I will be on the Riviera (Devon, that is, not southern France!) rather than in a very grey Littlestone on Sea.

  4. Thanks very much for the offer Oliver . I’ll definitely try to remember to download it on Christmas day but most likely will forget! I’ll be happy to part with £2 for another great read if I do forget. Been anticipating this for a while

    Merry Christmas

    • My pleasure, Graham. I appreciate your message. I know that expecting people to get on their Kindles on Christmas day just for a free book is a bit cruel of me. But that’s me, I suppose.
      Have a good Christmas.
      Best wishes.

  5. Oliver, ‘the labourer is worthy of his hire’ and your books are worth every penny of £1.99. I refuse to down load the free copy. I want you to spend more time writing more books and spend less time teaching children. Any way I can’t wait another 7 days.
    Best wishes

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