Well, y’know, it’s near the holidays. And for all you 70 some odd followers of this blog, I know the perfect gift. It’s a book, of course. I don’t do fancy electronic promotions. No, I promote books.
All of you know one of my favorite authors is Andrez Bergen. Sometimes I think people see me promoting his books because he’s a friend, but we became friends because of what he writes, if that makes any sense. He’s an amazing chap, so I’m going to direct you to his debut book.
It’s free, of course.
Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen
Cut to Melbourne, Australia–the most glamorous city in the world. It also happens to be the only one left standing, but nevermind that, we’re there now and I’d like you to meet your narrator, a certain Floyd Maquina, a likable chap with one hell of a story to share. See, the powers that be are knuckling down on the Deviant menace that plagues the city, and our boy Floyd’s unknowingly got himself in the thick of it. Cue guns, intrigue, kidnappings, conspiracy and all sorts of general mayhem that make for cracking good headlines.
Does Floyd stop the bad guys? Does he get the girl? Does he make Humphrey Bogart proud? Grab some popcorn and read on.
It’s definitely not my favorite of the three, but if you want free (or the cheapest of the paperbacks) I strongly recommend this one. Shows you the dystopian world of Melbourne and Bergen’s style that permeates the other two. Might urge you to write a review or recommendation. Might get you excited for his newest release, my favorite, Who Is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? But then, that’s a story for another day.