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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 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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The Crazy Jack 99 Cents This Week

 [Cover of The Crazy Jack: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] Can you look back and pinpoint the one event that changed your whole life? Jack can. He was on his way to be an artist—or a doctor, one of those—but the events of one week tossed his whole life upside down, made him a criminal, got him determined crazy, and established his predilection for “rescuing” women in distress. What a week! It was terrible for Jack, but good for me and my readers, because it set Jack on the path to all his crazy adventures.

My Trexlor books don’t have to be read in order, but if you haven’t read any of them, start with this one, because this is the one that sets the baseline and opens the questions. And this week, The Crazy Jack is discounted to 99 cents at Amazon. Just so you know, though, it is very brooding and dark, with an ending so unhinged you will never forget it.

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Also, if you read the book, please leave a brief review at Amazon. It looks like Amazon’s overaggressive review purge left The Crazy Jack with no reviews. That won’t do. People have a hard time trusting books without reviews, and most promotion websites won’t even list a book with no reviews. Posting a few (or more) reviews would be very helpful, and I’d genuinely appreciate it.

Taxi Adventure E-Book 99 Cents This Week

 [Cover of Taxi Adventure: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] Summer is here, and it’s time for a big summer adventure. I suggest Taxi Adventure, my rollicking 24-hour novel of off-beat adventure. It’s a fun story, and it’s 99 cents this week at Amazon. Don’t miss out! 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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Winter Kills E-Book 99 Cents This Week

 [Cover of Winter Kills: A Victor Storm Novella by T.F. Torrey] After some delays while I revamped my proofreading process, Angel of Death will be out this week. As part of that, the first Victor Storm book, Winter Kills, is 99 cents this week at Amazon. This is one of my most-read books. If you haven’t read it yet, find out why.

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

Thanks for your support!

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Bibliomania 99 Cents This Weekend

 [Cover of Bibliomania: A Novelette by T.F. Torrey] As part of my outreach strategy, Bibliomania is now the free book readers get when they subscribe to my mailing list. Nevertheless, many people received a different free book for joining, and maybe some people who already got it would like to get it integrated with the system of their favorite reader. Or maybe someone wants to get it without joining my mailing list. For all these people, whatever the reason, Bibliomania is 99 cents everywhere this weekend.

Incidentally, I read an interesting article today about systems fiction, which is kind of science fiction that illustrates or explores the results of different political or technological systems. I think Bibliomania fits really well into that description, and I hope to write more books like soon.

Don’t miss out, and as always, tell your friends!

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Long Way Home 99 Cents Friday Through Sunday

 [Cover of Long Way Home: A Ficlet Novelette by T.F. Torrey] It was about a year ago that I had the fleeting vision of a mysterious man hitchhiking up I-17 away from Phoenix. From the moment the image entered my mind, I knew I had to figure out who he was and where he was going. When I looked closer, I was surprised to find he shared much of his geography with me. He isn’t me, but he isn’t far off.

It’s been some time now since I wrote and published Long Way Home, and I’m more happy with it now than I was then. I love the story, and I’m very happy with how the device of limiting each scene to one ficlet worked out. I think it’s a great book.

This weekend, Long Way Home is only 99 cents. If you haven’t read it before, you really should give it a try while it’s on sale. And if you like it, please leave a review of it at Amazon.

And as always, tell your friends. And thanks for reading.

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Long Way Home Is Published and 99 Cents This Week

Now Live: Long Way Home

 [Cover of Long Way Home: A Ficlet Novelette by T.F. Torrey] I’m super pleased to announce that Long Way Home is now available at Amazon.com.

Long Way Home tells the story of a middle-aged man who skips out on his life and goes east to try to reconnect with the past he left behind. It is literary fiction about life, grown older, potential and opportunities, regret, and redemption.

The story is unique in that each scene is a ficlet, which is a unit of of fiction no more that 1024 characters, about 200 words. That doesn’t mean it’s not a full story, though. It has 52 scenes across 24 chapters in 4 parts. Each scene is boiled to its essence, but that doesn’t mean the book itself isn’t full and satisfying.

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An Amazon Exclusive

For now, Long Way Home is enrolled in Amazon’s KDP Select program. That means members of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program can read it for free.

99 Cents This Week

To celebrate the release of Long Way Home for my best fans, I’m pricing it at 99 cents this week. You’d be crazy not to!

Praise for T.F. Torrey’s Ficlets

Beautifully written and an interesting perspective….
Storykeeper of Fae

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Very unique point of view. Awesome!
pens&feathers

Wow! This is beautifully written and so descriptive!! It’s wonderful!
horrorfan13

Amazing descriptions and point of view. Great!
Stovohobo

What a gorgeous ficlet! Beautifully done.
Batak Beatrix

Brilliance in the form of a ficlet!
Laine the Grey

… it’s incredible how much story you’ve packed into just 1024 characters.
♠Ana Cristina♥

Wow, that was simply brilliant.
Laine the Grey

I first read this one a few weeks ago and it still haunts me.
Metaphoric Spurs

Terrific ending and great writing…. A tale well told.
YodaOnCrack

I loved this! Too funny. =)
♠Ana Cristina♥

Q and A

Q. So, this says “ficlet” and “novelette”, does that mean it’s a short story?

A. No. A novelette is a full-length work of fiction between 10 and 20 thousand words long. This one is 10,358 words long. It is a complete story that could be a movie, with lots of characters, actions, events, subplots, and the rest you’d expect to find in a novel.

Q. So, are the scenes short stories?

A. No, they are scenes in a full-length work of fiction.

Q. Is this book made from ficlets you wrote before for ficlets.com or somewhere?

A. No, this is a completely new and (hopefully) original story.

Q. Why don’t the characters have names?

A. At first it was a practical choice to try to keep the character count low, but it became a stylistic choice because I liked the idea that readers would fill in names from people in their own experience.

Q. The main character has a lot of details similar to yours. Is this book about you?

A. No. A “trick” for developing and writing a story quickly is to model the main character after yourself, and that’s what I did here. The protagonist of Long Way Home shares some geographical history and other details with me (saying more would be spoilers, I think), but he was his own person right from the start.

Q. If I don’t like it, can I get my money back?

A. Sure. You’ll have to see Amazon’s site for specifics, but I believe that all Kindle books come with a 7-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t like it, go to the Amazon page where you manage content and devices, find the book at the top of your Kindle content, and return it. I’ve returned some stinkers myself.

Q. Will you be doing more of these?

A. Most definitely. This was fun to write, and I think it turned into a powerful story that is quick to read but packs a wallop.

Q. What do I do if I like it?

A. First, write a nice review (it doesn’t have to be long) and post it on Amazon. Then, tell all your friends.

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The Crazy Jack 99 Cents Wednesday Thru Tuesday

 [Cover of The Crazy Jack: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] When I was planning The Desert King, I decided to make the protagonist a guy I had developed for a different story, Jack Trexlor. Later, when I started writing the story that became The Dancing Queen, I let Jack in that one as well. However, when I was at the end of The Dancing Queen, I thought that I should probably go back and write that first Jack Trexlor story before continuing. I wanted to make sure that something big and obvious had not happened earlier that would be glaring in its omission if I didn’t mention it in The Dancing Queen. So, that’s how The Crazy Jack came to be written after The Dancing Queen, but published before it.

As it turned out, writing The Crazy Jack before finalizing The Dancing Queen was a good idea. Some ends left loose at the end of The Crazy Jack get tied off at the end of The Dancing Queen, and Jack’s motorcycle in The Dancing Queen gets foreshadowed in The Crazy Jack. I’m happy with how the stories neatly fit together, and the series will be even better with the addition of The Stolen Four, The Tonto Ten, and The Final Five, possibly later this year.

For the rest of this week, The Crazy Jack is discounted to 99 cents at Amazon. Though I’m happy with the story and how it turned out, be warned that it is brooding and very dark.

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Also, if you read the book, please leave a brief review at Amazon. It looks like Amazon’s overaggressive review purge left The Crazy Jack with no reviews. That won’t do. People have a hard time trusting books without reviews, and most promotion websites won’t even list a book with no reviews. Posting a few (or more) reviews would be very helpful, and I’d genuinely appreciate it.