Cut Limbo: Kindle FREE this weekend!

 

Cut Limbo: Kindle FREE this weekend!

Yes, it’s all true, Cut Limbo is 100% FREE on Kindle this weekend, 5th, 6th and 7th July 2013.

Spreading the word takes so much time, how writers without a good social media network can cope is beyond me? Maybe they pay other people to do the work? Maybe they use publishers and literary agents? My budget doesn’t allow that, so here I am again, in front of my screen, when I should be making the best of the summer’s heat wave. (I hear it might last up to 3 days this year)

Writing a crime thriller like Cut Limbo is the best fun you can have with your clothes on and if you sample Cut Limbo on Amazon, you’ll see why!

Promoting Cut Limbo is a different story!!

Cut Limbo Free on Kindle

I recently read that good reviews can really help create interest in a novel and based on that rumour, I would  urge you ALL to review Cut Limbo as soon as you can.

Why wouldn’t you? You’re getting a great holiday read for FREE, a review is the least you can do, right?

A Kindle weekend with Cut LimboLast time I put Cut Limbo out FREE on Kindle I got a great response and I’ve Tweeted even more people this time, I’ve gone to Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, Stumbleupon and Tumblr. Things should be happening!!

Kindle: Cut Limbo & the FREE weekend

Cut Limbo is a fairly outrageous story and it is NOT for the faint hearted, satire never is. However, if you are entertained by fast moving thrillers, drug addled gangsters, extortion, prostitution, untold mindless violence and mayhem, and you want to meet the ultimate, post punk anti-hero, Panky, then Cut Limbo is definitely the book for you!

FREE this weekend on Kindle: Cut Limbo

So avoid having any nightmarish scenarios, DOWNLOAD Cut Limbo on Amazon right now, you don’t even need a Kindle to read it, a free app. allows to to read from your computer. So go for it, get Cut Limbo now and have a great holiday!

I’m headed for the garden, Twitter won’t let me Tweet any more for a while, I’m in Twitter  Limbo…. (Ha!!)

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The perfect holiday read? Cut Limbo FREE on Kindle.

 

The perfect holiday read? Cut Limbo FREE on Kindle. (again)

Yes, the perfect holiday read, that’s what my old mate Dan said in his review of Cut Limbo and of course I couldn’t be happier.

Here’s exactly what Dan’s 5 star review said: The perfect holiday read: Some genuine laugh out loud moments with some genuine emotion thrown in too – recommend this for a light-hearted holiday read.

The perfect holiday read, not Kafka, Cut Limbo

We don’t really want Kafka or Dostoyevski when we are sitting in the sun with a hangover do we? OK, most people don’t. Holidays are for taking it easy, right?

What we want is a mad romp around the red light district of Amsterdam, being chased by huge, strung out Russian mob psychos, followed by a very dramatic escape followed by further mayhem and hilarity coping with the culture shock of the Philippines. All that Third World sensitivity and those strong traditional Catholic values aren’t easy to cope with after a decade of drug dealing on the streets of Amsterdam! Luckily things eventually calm down just a little for Panky, but then, the Russians arrive and the brown stuff really hits the fan!

Cut Limbo: The perfect holiday read

What makes Cut Limbo the perfect holiday read? Here’s another more recent review.

TJ Lundy said: Thrilling and hilarious. Take a Sid Vicious like character, give him a heart and sense of humor, throw him in with a bunch of characters like from the movie, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, put them all in Amsterdam and the Philippines, and you’ve got the hilarious and thrilling book, “Cut Limbo.” It’s a wild ride and great story.

I hadn’t thought of Panky being like Sid Vicious, as Cut Limbo explains, he actually looks a bit like Colin Farrell, but I guess because so many of his characteristics are so punk, the Sid angle makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the thought TJ!

The perfect holiday read, Cut Limbo

Cut Limbo may be light hearted and full of Laugh Out Loud moments, but it does have a sensitive side too.

Blue’s Amazon review  said: The author creates an intense believable world with three dimensional characters. When I got done reading it, I felt sated. This is no quickly thrown together story, it’s a true novel. As an added treat, I love how music is worked into the story. Great soundtrack! (If you haven’t heard the soundtrack CHECK IT OUT NOW!)

I love the different ways, different reviewers look at Cut Limbo, it’s real eye-opener to me and an inspiration!

My 1st 5 star Amazon review from Molosser said:  I loved it, having spent time in both Amsterdam and the Philippines some years ago, it brought back fond memories of both places. A fast paced, laugh out loud funny, rollercoaster ride through Pankys eyes (glazed i imagine) .There were moments i feared he would n’t make it past the next few pages with all the drugs and booze, not to mention the Russian mob on his tail. I liked the detailed description of people(often very funny) and places which painted a picture in the minds eye that set the scene well,I read the book over a weekend, mainly because it kept me interested and i wanted to know the outcome of the unfolding events. all in all a good fun read with a good ending.

The perfect holiday read, Cut Limbo

 So why take a chance this holiday?? Cut Limbo will be FREE again on Kindle July 5th, 6th and 7th, so download it and get ready for some fun in the sun!!

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 Thanks a lot……………..

Cut Limbo: Read if on holiday

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President Obama, Internet control, PRISM, Big Brother and Cut Limbo…

 

President Obama, Internet control, PRISM, Big Brother and Cut Limbo…

Social Media and government spying via the United States National Security Agency’s PRISM is BIG news this weekend and apparently Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Skype, AOL and PalTalk are all allegedly involved in a big brother type spying program.

Don’t believe it? Not sure how they could do it? Let’s look at what’s going on, shall we?

Back in February 2011 I wrote a blog post about Big Brother and Social Media, I was not only concerned about how easily we all communicate with each other nowadays via social media, but also concerned about how much information we give away freely and innocently on a daily basis.

I love the freedom social media has provided us all, but for many of us, our whole lives are out there now, look at how much information we blindly add to Facebook, Google and Yahoo every day. We top this up with our political and social views on Twitter, we add photographs of us with friends to Flickr and we add videos of ourselves on location or in our homes on YouTube.

We are told to be careful of what we put on social media sites because potential employers can easily access everything we post and make life changing decisions based on what they see. But what about our governments and the so called ‘powers that be‘? (Bilderberg?)

By the choices we make, we define who we are and then we publicize it via social media. What have you added to your social media profile today? Does that thought worry you? Or don’t you care?

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We advertise the books we read and share our opinions on them with reviews on Goodreads, we show the music we share and listen to on YouTube and we proudly declare the products we buy and sell on the likes of Amazon and eBay. Pretty much every social media click on every social media or shopping site tells someone something about our lifestyle and the way we live. We don’t keep much to ourselves nowadays, do we?

Before the proliferation of the World Wide Web, a common phrase was, ‘I can read you like a book’, nowadays, it should be, ‘I can read you like a blog’. Things have changed!

If they decide to look, (and it seems that they may have done already) governments can see what we do, when we do it, how we do it, where we do it and who we do it with or to. That combined with the rest of the information they have gathered about us throughout our lives makes their job of character assessment pretty easy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out exactly what kind of person we are and what motivates us to do the things we do. Not any more.

Cut Limbo and Big Brother

Once governments can easily determine who they like and who they don’t like, selection will be an easy process and eventually, knowing human nature and big business as we do, total control may be just a bit too easy to resist.

This is BIG BROTHER! Forget George Orwell and 1984, George was well ahead of his time, but he hadn’t considered the disarming effects of social media or the post millennium narcissistic yearning  for celebrity.

Watch this video…

Only today, the guy who invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned of forces trying to take control of the Internet. In James Hurley’s article in the Telegraph, Sir Tim talks of  ’Unwarranted government surveillance being an intrusion on basic human rights and threatening the very foundations of a democratic society.’

Should we be scared? Of course we should!

But Big Brother is not just about us being scrutinized as individuals and potentially judged and categorized, we are also looking at what information is available to us regarding what is happening in our lives and around the world. Information is power. The more we use and depend on social media and the world wide web, the easier we are to control.

President Obama, PRISM, Big Brother and Cut Limbo

Twitter may have become a tool for freedom fighters across the world and we may not have had the ‘Arab Spring‘ uprisings without the help of social media, but it can also be used against us in a big way. Social media and the world wide web are very much a doubled edged sword and can cut both ways.

Social media can help some people embrace democracy, but it can also create an illusion of democracy, while we’re all Tweeting away and adding photos to Flickr and likes to Facebook, we might well be leaving ourselves open to scrutiny, but that’s just part of the issue with the World Wide Web and the blogosphere.

Cut Limbo and Big Brother, PRISM and President Obama

When we look at recent scandals in the media, whether they are sexual, political or whatever and when we listen to plans to control all so-called ‘adult content’ relating to these scandals, we are put into a very difficult position. As a parent I don’t want my children having access to the bad stuff on the Internet, but as a British citizen I demand and I expect freedom of speech.

So where does that leave us exactly? Who judges adult content? Governments? What is the bad stuff on the Internet? Who judges political content? What is good political content and what is bad political content? What is acceptable sexual content? And while we’re on the subject, who are the judges and who controls them?

Can we trust governments to control the Internet or should we leave it to big business?

Social media golden boy Mark Zuckerberg recently said, ‘We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.’ But can we be sure about this? I’m not pointing the finger at young Mr Zuckerberg, but when we read about major business getting away with major tax avoidance, do we not feel concerned that a few favors may be owed here and there?

President Barak Obama summed it up nicely, he said. ‘We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.’

We certainly are President Obama. So, once again, where does that leave us?

Choices have to be made, but good and bad is very subjective. We all know the basics; whoever we are, wherever we are and whatever we believe in, but the big issue is fine tuning the Internet and maintaining the freedom of speech.

Some people might be offended by certain aspects of my satirical, crime thriller Cut Limbo. It’s an outrageous, salacious and violent caper that romps through the red light district of Amsterdam and ends up in the back street girlie bars of the Philippines. To many people it’s just a hilarious joy ride, others may fine it offensive, but some may see it as a indictment on Western society, a look at the West’s spiritual and moral decline and it’s pursuit of happiness via stimulants and material goods as opposed to the traditional family values and religious faiths of a South East Asian society.

It’s all very subjective stuff, isn’t it? Just like the Internet. So, what is good and what is bad?

Frankly, like I said, it’s impossible to tell, not only that, but it’s far too political to solve with a blog post, however, if you want a good laugh and you’re not easily offended, you really should read Cut Limbo.

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