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Flash Sale: Angel of Death Ebook 99 Cents 2/20 Until Midnight

 [Cover of Angel of Death: A Victor Storm Novel by T.F. Torrey]

The Amazon KDP Select terms limit the time available for promotions, and the term is coming to a close, and because of the schedule, I need to end this term with a flash sale on Angel of Death.

As you may recall, Angel of Death continues Victor Storm’s journey, following the action as he slowly comes to realize that he has a unique ability to bring justice, and the moral obligation to do it.

My current future plans do not include Amazon’s KDP Select, so this book may never be available at this price again. Don’t miss it!

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And please, if you like the book, post a review of it on Amazon. Angel of Death is a good book, and it is seriously underexposed. And tell your friends!

Thank you for your support!

The Dancing Queen E-Book 99 Cents 2/10 – 2/16

 [Cover of The Dancing Queen: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] A long time ago, I listened to “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring, and the lyrics of a “double-crossed messenger” “somewhere in a lonely hotel room” at “2 AM” spoke to me. I wanted to write that story. Around the same time, the lyrics of “Brandy” by Looking Glass spoke to me, and I wanted to write that story, too. After many years, I actually did sit down to write the story of that guy and that girl. At first, with the protagonist the doorman at a topless bar, the story fizzled. On a whim, I changed the protagonist to the bartender, and made that guy Jack Trexlor from The Desert King, and the story began to sizzle. A few months later, it was The Dancing Queen, a sordid tale of sex and drugs and rock and roll.

And this week, you can get it for 99 cents at Amazon. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the perfect time to get it.

Also, I would appreciate a thoughtful review at Amazon if you can. Amazon sifts through their reviews from time to time for no good reason, and when they do some of mine go missing.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Taxi Adventure E-Book 99 Cents 1/30 – 2/5

 [Cover of Taxi Adventure: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] Weird.

I didn’t think of Taxi Adventure as a time capsule when I was writing it. However, the television lineup always changes, and some of the celebrities mentioned in the book are no longer on television here (that I know of), and even the television station talked about is has been bought out by another. And, a couple weeks ago, I noticed that the houses and buildings where Race stops next to Hance park have been bulldozed, and apartments or condos are going up in their place. Even the adult book store where Race picks up a fare in the first chapter is now gone.

If you’ve read Taxi Adventure before, now is a good time to visit the places mentioned in the story—the Westward Ho, Durant’s, Majerle’s, Char’s Has The Blues, Canyon Records, Cooperstown, Postino’s, and more—before the winds of time blow them away.

And if you haven’t read Taxi Adventure yet, you’re in luck. You can get it this week for 99 cents at Amazon. Get it today!

Also, if you like it, please leave a review at Amazon. I need more reviews to enable promotions on other sites, and every one helps. Thanks!

And as always, tell your friends.

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The Desert King 99 Cents 1/23 – 1/29

 [Cover of The Desert King: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] When I was writing The Desert King, decades ago now, I had a mystical experience. Basically, I asked the future me to, if writing The Desert King was the right pursuit for me, give me a sign. Which I immediately got. I mean immediately. So, I buckled down and finished it.

Alas, The Desert King did not find its way to publication that year. Or for many years after. It became hard to understand what the mystical experience might have meant.

Eventually, The Desert King was published, and later I got the rights back and published it myself. Now, ten books and many years but later, I still wonder what that experience meant. At the time, I thought it meant the book would be a monumental success. It wasn’t. But maybe it meant that it would lead to the next book, and the next book, and eventually one book would find a monumental success that never would have happened if I hadn’t started with The Desert King.

Maybe.

Anyway, if you’re still waiting for your monumental experience, you can get The Desert King this week for 99 cents at Amazon.

If you leave a review, you’ll have my perpetual gratitude. And as always, make sure you tell your mysticism-loving friends!

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Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Through Sunday 1/22

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] Here we go. I’ve committed to a massive action to kick off my 2017, beginning with completing Vampires Versus Comicon quickly and now. That book references the action in Zombies Versus Comicon quite a bit, so if you’re not into spoilers, and you haven’t read Zombies yet, you should get to it.

And right now is the perfect time, because it’s on sale this week at Amazon for the amazing price of only 99 cents. Wow. Time to fight off those zombies!

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Also, if you’ve read and enjoyed Zombies Versus Comicon, please leave a review of it at Amazon, to make it easier for others to find, read, and enjoy. Thanks!

The Crazy Jack E-book 99 Cents This Week at Amazon

 [Cover of The Crazy Jack: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] Maybe with all the preposterous things going on in the world you’d enjoy a story about someone else in a dire dilemma. If so, you’re in luck this week, because until Monday my Jack Trexlor Novel The Crazy Jack is discounted to 99 cents at Amazon. In this brooding and dark story, Jack tries to “rescue” a girl, and it all goes horribly wrong until his whole life has been turned upside down and he’s driving out of town with a body in his trunk. And it only gets worse from there.

My Jack Trexlor books don’t have to be read in order, but if you haven’t read any of them, this is a good one to start with because it establishes the elements that Jack exhibits in the rest of the series.

Also, if you read the book, please leave a brief review at Amazon, where their overaggressive purging seems to eat my reviews once in a while.

Thanks for your time, and happy reading!

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Second Wind E-Book FREE Until Sunday

 [Cover of Second Wind: An Anthology by T.F. Torrey] It’s a new year, and things are, you may have noticed, an order of magnitude crazier than usual. If, like me, you’re finding it hard to devote long pieces of time to anything, I may have just the thing for you. My latest anthology, Second Wind, is FREE until Sunday. The stories are a mix of serious and silly, and they’re the perfect length for short entertainment breaks.

Note that this book contains many stories that were previously sold separately: Uncle Victor and the Toy Store, On The Beach, Larry Harrison’s Night Shift, and several others. Now, because of a quirk in promotion scheduling, the entire collection of 48 stories is free for what is expected to be the last time ever.

Get it today!

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Goodbye 2016

Well, it’s that time again, another year gone. This has been one crazy year. Though I began the year optimistic what the year had in store for my work, my country, and my world, few of the good things I was hoping for materialized, and things I had not even known to worry about came to pass.

From the start to the end, we had a lot of celebrity deaths. We have them every year, of course, but 2016 seemed worse than others, and especially cruel at the end.

Most incredibly, a candidate for president of my country, a man with objectively no qualifications whatsoever for the job and a tremendous number of disqualifications, was declared the winner of the election. What made his “victory” possible was the discarding of hundreds of thousands or millions of minority voters by the Republican-controlled states, together with the support of the proudly ignorant and the unabashedly racist. This is not what I thought my country was. And now, even though the incoming administration has abandoned the pretext of doing something useful and isn’t even trying to hide their profiteering, a large chunk of the country doesn’t care. I thought we were better than this.

And probably worst of all, it was a terrible year for medical issues, with my father-in-law experiencing an event that changed all of our lives in ways of which we still don’t know the full extent. And when that seemed bad enough, we found that my mother needs open heart surgery—that she should have had it already, and she will get it within days.

In all this distracting mess, I still tried to get writing things done, and though moving put me in the role of full-time childcare provider, some of it actually worked out. I had much bigger plans, of course, but I still managed to release a couple good books, first Long Way Home and then Angel of Death.

More importantly, I think, I figured out some things about improving my productivity. I discovered the Miracle Morning routine, and I got into the habit of daily meditation and gratitude. I also discovered the ultradian rhythm concept and how to mesh the Pomodoro technique into larger scale productivity. And I’ve become more of a disciple of Dean Wesley Smith (and Kristine Kathryn Rusch), and I think that bodes well for my future.

Perhaps the best thing is that my daughter started kindergarten this year. She is very smart, and she has been a good reader for quite a while, and I was afraid that she would be put into a classroom where the lessons started with letters and colors. And that happened. However, they started the year by doing assessments of the children, and they reported to us that our daughter tested above the first-grade level for reading and above kindergarten for everything. They recommended that we move her up to first grade, and we did, and she has been very happy there. She is already reading chapter books, and I couldn’t be prouder.

Looking forward at 2017, I’m excited. I plan on getting a lot of books finished and out, and I think I have the pieces in place to make it happen. That actually seems to happen every year, but this year … well, we’ll see. As I said, I’m excited.

These are interesting times. I hope I can make them more so. I have plans to.

Long Way Home FREE Through Monday

 [Cover of Long Way Home: A Ficlet Novelette by T.F. Torrey] Here we are at the end of the year. From my point of view, this year has been a long journey with lots of loss and precious few dividends. It is ironic that one of my few bright spots this year happens to be a book about a long journey with few dividends: Long Way Home. To finish 2016 and kick off 2017, that book is free at Amazon.com through Monday.

If you haven’t read Long Way Home yet, you should check it out. It’s a fun little read, and it ends well. Get it today!

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Winter Sale: Winter Kills E-Book FREE and Angel of Death HALF PRICE

Winter is here! My world has been shaken, and it’s taken some time, but I’m finally getting things back in order. Today, I’m restarting the weekly promotions with a double special on Victor Storm books: Until Monday, Winter Kills is FREE, and Angel of Death is marked down to $2.99. Just in time for the holidays!

Victor Storm #1: Winter Kills

 [Cover of Winter Kills: A Victor Storm Novella by T.F. Torrey]
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Winter Kills marked Victor Storm’s first appearance in book form, as a random act of terrible violence shattered his world and set him on the path to become a vigilante. This has been one of my most popular books, and this is your chance to get it for free and find out why.

Victor Storm #2: Angel of Death

 [Cover of Angel of Death: A Victor Storm Novel by T.F. Torrey]
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Angel of Death continues Victor Storm’s journey, following the action as he slowly comes to realize that he has a unique ability to bring justice, and the moral obligation to do it. As Victor figures out who he is and what he is doing, we see his world expand to include the things that will twist and develop and build into the problems of later books in the series. Don’t miss it at this great price!

And please, if you like the book, post a review of it on Amazon. And tell your friends!

Thank you for your support!