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!

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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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.

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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Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Friday Through Thursday

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] It’s that time again! Comicon is here! And to celebrate, Zombies Versus Comicon, my absurd horror story of brain-hungry zombies attacking a bunch of nerds at Phoenix Comicon, is 99 cents Friday through next Thursday, only at Amazon. Learn the truth! Learn how celebrities are treated! Learn how cash is handled! Find out what happens on the mezzanine level!. (Note: Zombies Versus Comicon is still not about the real Phoenix Comicon.)

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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!

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 Dancing Queen On Sale Tuesday Through Monday

 [Cover of The Dancing Queen: A Jack Trexlor Novel by T.F. Torrey] The book of the week is The Dancing Queen. As I wrote last week, a thread of conflict hinted at in The Desert King, whose origin was examined in the prequel The Crazy Jack, finds closure in The Dancing Queen. That thread (Jack’s relationship with Penny, via his conflict with his father) is one of my favorite parts of the Trexlor books, and it came to me on its own, a wonderful find. This book takes Jack Trexlor in an unexpected direction. It’s raw and gritty and intense, and definitely not for everyone. But if you like Jack Trexlor, or you liked the other books in this series, you can’t miss this one.

And for the next three days, you can get it for 99 cents. After that, it will still be available for $1.99, which is more than a 50% discount, but act fast for the best deal.

Today only, both The Crazy Jack and The Dancing Queen should be available for 99 cents each. If you were hoping to catch up with the Jack Trexlor series, today is your day!

Finally, I’d like to see The Dancing Queen and The Crazy Jack come out of this with a few more reviews. The Amazon reviews for my books now display on my website, so I need them to make that look right, but many websites also require them to display my promotions. Reviews don’t have to be anything fancy. Even a quick line or two works just fine, and I really appreciate it.

Thanks, and enjoy!

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.

Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Today Through December 29th

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] If you need a break from the holiday stress, or if you got a new Kindle and you need something good to read, or if you just want to take a fun little break, you’ll be happy to know that Zombies Versus Comicon, my rollicking story of brain-hungry zombies attacking a bunch of nerds at Phoenix Comicon, is 99 cents today through December 29th, only at Amazon. Get it before your brain is gone!.