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Videos to Promote Books

I ave not yet figured out how to promote my books – they just seem to sell themselves in the end and nothing much I do influences when or how many. However, back in the day, I did make some promo videos for some of my books….. Your Haunted Life 3 – The Black Eyed Kids This one managed 96 partial views….. the book sells well still today and can be found here.   Moon Whispers Poetry doesn’t sell though I have moved a few books. This video managed a total of  36 partial views….. The poetry collection can be found here.   Your Haunted Lives Revisited  This video managed a total of 31 views….. and the book sold OK, but wasn’t the follow up I had hoped for. Even

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ACX Gets Tyrannical – Warning!

For many years, I have published some of my books as audio books using ACX. I have never had any trouble with them and barely ever log on the website except to check sales from time to time. Apparently, I have sold almost 3000 audiobooks. In October, I got an email from ACX about ACX University – or something similar. They have a bunch of videos and blogs as resources for authors. That is interesting, I thought and went over to look. I found out they had reintroduced ‘promo codes’ whereby you can give away a copy of your book. They tell you how to do this and suggest you use them with reviewers or as rewards for readers. I decided I would experiment a bit and order promo codes

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The Train Ride by G. Michael Vasey, Read by Alan Philip Ormond

The story appears in My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition….. Buy the book available in Kindle, Paperback and Audio book….

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Japan and Sylvian…. Amazing Music

It was a gloomy afternoon spent playing Dungeons and Dragons somewhere in Birmingham. Steve put on a record which initially I barely noticed but then began to focus on. It was probably the best thing I had heard in years and it was Gentlemen wear Polaroids by Japan. I promptly went out and bought it and spent hours playing it over and over again singing along with David Sylvian. It was unique. I bought Quiet Life and the earlier albums too in the coming weeks. A few years later, in Glasgow, I went to see them at the Glasgow Apollo. On my own. No one else seemed to like them but I had learned my lesson back in 1977 when I decided not to go see Bolan play because no

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The Cycle

These eyes look as vision fades Into darkened, dampened forest glades Russet hues and yellows burn As Fall takes its three-month  turn Towards the dark of winter’s cold The cycle of life to death to life The way of all things we are told In myth and legend’s that foretell strife We are but passing flotsam Cast upon a naked shoreline Silently mouthing the words ‘I am’ Consciously murmuring in time To the mood-swelled tidal forces In an early primeval dawning As the heated blood now courses Pumped through growing limbs entwining Our everlasting souls soaring To find the Sun and its nourishing light In which to find our way through second sight Back home        

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The Millennial

I remember going to school to get an education Now they go for an indoctrination Freedom is besieged by the enemy within The key to acceptance now is judgement To crucify another’s rights to a life style What right have you to do this? First off, judge yourself and understand Ideology has poisoned the waters of your life An unwillingness to think No idea how to face the truth A focus on the outer other As opposed to your personal inner And in the cleverness of your stupidity You have condemned yourselves With confidence in your idiocy You have marked yourself out As a follower, a zealot Pushing an agenda Earning brownie points Your rottenness presented As morality posturing For all to see  

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Blame it on Climate Change…

I’m not selling as many books recently. I blame climate change. After all, it is the thing to blame these days. The unassailable truth that climate change is the biggest, ugliest threat to everyone cannot be argued against. So, yes, climate change is slowing sales of my books and it has to stop! I read an article the other day that really brought home this blame on climate mentality of the modern world. It was about aging bridges across the US. The story was about how these are not being properly maintained but…. with climate change, these bridges were bound to fail and cost lives! Of course. It surely couldn’t be a maintenance issue could it? Nah – climate. Then there are the wildfires in CA. Climate change? No –

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Islands

  The music floats on aural highways Conjuring a mood and kindling memories A certain sadness creeping in Knowing only I experience this feeling In exactly this way in this moment Since slowly passed away Your words linger and may charm or sting Depending on the mood you bring The body language can also be read You are a book that emanates from a hole in your head But I cannot truly understand you No matter what words you say I am an island, a castaway I am God’s joke – I hear him chuckle Knowing that I can never share Never know how you truly feel Never know if you really care You are an island, faraway A distant shore seen through the haze Untouched save by the waves

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Free Halloween Gift!

You all know how into the paranormal I am with the website My Haunted Life Too and my 20 odd books on the topic! Well, I’m also into Halloween of course and to celebrate Halloween, I am doing two things. An audio book give away of my exciting novella about the nature of reality and magic – The Last Observer. Narrated by Weird Darkness’ Darren Marlar, this is a $20 value gift. All you have to do is the following, Submit your paranormal experience to me at My Haunted Life Too or, Go to Facebook, like the My Haunted Life Too page and sent me a message on messenger letting me know.  On October 27th for 5-days you can grab the Kindle version of my Halloween Vault of Terror book

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Quantum Magic and The Elements

Looking for a fast-paced, thriller full of real magic, twists and turns, that will keep you reading beyond bedtime? Try The Last Observer and its’ prequel The Lord of the Elements…. Here is what ‘Vine Voice’ Bonnie Cehovet has to say about The Last Observer… I found this to be an incredible book, with a strong plot, well defined characters, and a very in-depth understanding of the material discussed (quantum physics, reality, the power of observation and more). It so reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes era story, with its twists and turns. I am sure that I will find the need to read this story again and again! And here is what Paul Hilton has to say about The Lord of the Elements…   A great read for anyone

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