Saturday, May 1, 2010

Worst. Sales-pitch. Ever.

His, folks. I want to introduce you to THREE ON A LIGHT now available on Kindle. Allow me to tell you about it.

THREE ON A LIGHT is a "novel of linked short stories." What's that? Good question. It's pretty self-explanatory, but it's also something I read about when I was a grad student earning my master's degree in English at the University of West Florida. This would be more than twelve years ago. As a naive grad student, I really liked the sound of that. "A novel of linked short stories." Yes, individual stories, but when you smash them all together into a collection they somehow equal something greater than the sum of their parts. In theory. Or something like that.

Grad students love that kind of crap. As a grad student I was also very interested in genre conventions and tropes. What would happen, I wondered, if I took the conventions of a private eye genre and the conventions of the horror genre and mashed them together? Never mind that lots of other writers had already explored this and had probably done a better job. I was curious. I had and idea! So I started writing.

THREE ON A LIGHT chronicles the adventures of private eye Dean Murphy. He's come into the possession of a cursed Zippo lighter, and as a result he finds himself taking on cases that involve werewolves, vampires, witches and other things that go bump in the night.

So if you're curious about my early work and have an extra 1.99 to spare (and own a Kindle) then give this book a try. I'm new at this Kindle thing, and don't expect to earn as much cash as Lee Goldberg and J.A. Konrath, but the book was picked up twice by two different small presses and for whatever reason, both enterprises went south. So Kindle had now given the book a second (third?) life.

I think it's an especially good selection for readers who enjoyed Vampire A Go-Go.

Good luck.


PokerBen said...

Reminds me of Lawrence Block's Hit Man novel of shorts. I shall purchase it.

Graham Powell said...

For those of us who are Kindle-deprived, can you publish it somewhere we can get our mitts on it?

Keith Rawson said...

You can download the Kindle app for just about any device now, including PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, IPad, smoke signals, everything. And the app is free of charge.Tucking into this one tonight, Victor.

Graham Powell said...

Thanks, Keith, I was able to view this on Kindle Reader for PC and it worked great.

Kristopher and Crew said...

Man, I love this crap too!

I wonder if there's a kindle app for my nook...