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5/8/16 through 5/12/16

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“For four hundred years, Lorelei, a beautiful vampiress, has stalked the descendants of the slave masters and traders who raped her mother and burned her father alive.
Her mother was an Irish witch and her father was an African chief, both horribly murdered for inciting a slave rebellion on a Montserrat sugar plantation.
Now, in the new millennium, she is finally close to completing the curse her Irish slave mother put on the slavers.
Standing in her path is Rick Quick, the tormented victim of a bizarre industrial accident which has given him superspeed and an immunity to vampire bites.
Fear and obsession bring them together, but love begins to bind them, leading them both through changes neither one understands.
Both need to know if love and understanding can conquer revenge, hatred, and demons, and will need to risk their souls to find out.”*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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5/8/16 through 5/12/16

Read my vampire book free

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The Complete Zombie World Order Trilogy is free until Tuesday on Amazon.

I have been using a new feature on Kindle where you can highlight a word or paragraph, and Kindle saves the edit in a list. This has been helping with really editing it.

The book was a sort of therapy for me, and it did achieve the intended result. The book is like a time capsule of a very dark period in my life, a distillation of my deepest fears and anxieties. I let my paranoia run wild, I might now say. The book is where I have been.

However, I keep editing it once in a while, more effectively as time goes. So, it is my hope the book eventually might seem polished, even professional, though I am not a professional writer. Also, I am cleaning it in the event I can ever get a really experienced editor.

I had something to say with this book, but it must seem a mishmash of Zombies, New World Order Conspiracy Theory, 12 Step Recovery Program ideas, and my generally fractured take on politics,human nature and events. The underlying theme is spiritual.

The books were initially inspired by a panicky 3 a.m. visit I made to a drugstore looking for potassium iodide tablets at the height of the Fukushima crisis. I wanted to start giving them to my kids. I was dressed partially in my pajamas at the time, and I had a pretty inane conversation with a heavily tattooed young man stocking shelves there. His chemistry knowledge was less than comprehensive. The books were a form of therapy.

Anyway, a three-part, 600 plus page trilogy free until Tuesday. I just did another periodic overhaul to the Complete Trilogy, so download it if you want something to read.

Be sure to visit the new site. All the best to Mike Rivero


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt.

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Free on Friday:

Zombie World Order

Dead To Rights

The Lazarus Law

These Amazon free sales days do not stop and start on a dime. For instance, right now the books are not free, though I set the day for Friday. Within an hour or two, they will be from the time I post this, and will be free going into Saturday.

I honestly don’t know why Amazon can’t do this on an exact basis electronically, and for once I have no theories. Maybe it everyone’s started at exactly midnight their site would get disrupted?

Since I am in a mood to complain about my existence, I will make this post mercifully short. I am sure you have troubles of your own, gentle reader.

Acceptance is the answer.

Anyway, to stay on point, the books should be free at some point today. If you like them, either get the best formatted Complete Zombie World Order Trilogy or buy QUICK AND THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD.






On Memorial day, the complete Zombie World Order Trilogy will be free on Amazon.

I re-formatted it based on the Cyberwitch’s instructions (see links). I have a better organized and hyper-linked table of contents.

Without getting into it. I amy lose the rights to promote for free om Amazon at some point, so if you want to read well crafted Zombie apocalyptic fiction for free, tomorrow would be a good day to add this book to your electronic library.

Although sometimes my giveaways do pretty well, I am a little hurt at the tepid response to the QUICK AND THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD giveaway. Let me note I have corrected the heck out of the book since I first put it up in early May. Fixing it after the fact has become an unavoidable part of my process for reasons I have gotten into already on this blog.



I just treated all my goodread’s friend to some variation of the note below.

I bet they are regretting hitting that add button now.

I so rarely do anything like that I hope I will beĀ  forgiven.

Tomorrow my new book is free, and after that I will have to take it off Amazon’s promotional program. I am bending their rules for one day.

The problem is I want to sell the book on Apple. I had to take it down to be in Amazon’s thing.

I have “moved” ten thousand books on Amazon, and it has gotten my book dispersed widely. I am a popular “free torrent” download.

This new book is different. This book is at the level where I might expect to get some long term play with it. What I was trying to do I succeeded in doing, a rare accomplishment.

So anyway, insert your name in the form letter below and download the free book tomorrow.

Hi “Friend’s Name”,

I wrote a new book, and whatever you could do to help me would be greatly appreciated. I do think you might enjoy the book, and this is a very rare promotion from me.

I am sending this message to all my goodreads friends.

My new book is free tomorrow on Amazon (5/9/2015).

If you miss the free day, email me and I will send in any format.

You would be doing me a huge favor if you downloaded it and helped send it to the top of the free list for the day.

As an Indie writer, this is the best form of promotion I have.

The book is short, but it took me a couple of years to write, believe it or not, so I do not consider this request spam. I don’t like everything I write, but I like this book, so am making this extra effort to promote it.

Also, if you do read the book, provide some honest input (I can take it) and pass the link along to your friends if you are willing.

Free 5-9-2015
Just published won’t be free again.