Thank You Readers

I’d like to thank the 450 people from 8 different countries who downloaded a free copy of The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo on September 10, 2019.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading the book, and that you’ll consider leaving a review in the Amazon Kindle Store or on the GoodReads website.

 

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The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo – Free Download

You can download a copy of The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo absolutely free (today) on September 10th 2019. This deal will only last for this one day, so don’t miss out downloading your free copy from the Amazon Kindle Store.

If you enjoy the eBook, please consider leaving a review on the Amazon Kindle website or at GoodReads.com

While you’re in the Kindle Store, please have a look at all of my other eBooks. Thank you for your support.

Amazon Kindle Store – John D. Ottini

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What more can an author ask for?

 

One of the wonderful and sometimes frightening things about book reviews is that this is when an author really gets to know how his or her novels or stories are perceived through the eyes of the reader.

Let’s face it, as a writer I want to believe that my stories are good or I wouldn’t bother releasing them to public scrutiny. So as much as I’d like for everyone to love everything I write, I know in my heart that, that’s highly unlikely.

Reviews can range from being wonderful to mean spirited, and everything in between.

Critique of my novels and short stories have ranged from them being too long, too short, wonderfully spiritual, too religious, twisted, surprising, edge of your seat fiction, stale and pretty much all the same, easy to read and engaging, senseless and no good.

Yikes! All of these conflicting comments can drive an author absolutely crazy. This might be why some authors claim that they never read reviews. Call me crazy, but I enjoy reading all of my reviews, even the one that aren’t so wonderful. I honestly believe that the 5 star reviews offset the 1 star reviews, so what I focus on is everything in between, good or bad.

I think the ultimate compliment you can give an author, whether you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy their book, is to say that it was ‘well-written’.

What more can an author possibly ask for?

 

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Literary Humor Friday

Titles updated for Millennial’s. LOL

 

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How to borrow and read ‘A Fool For Love & Money’ for free.

Just a reminder that if you’re signed up for Kindle Unlimited you can borrow and read my latest novel, A Fool For Love & Money absolutely free.

As a matter of fact, this applies to all of my books since they are all available to Kindle Unlimited members.

Happy Reading my friends.

 

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A Fool For Love & Money – Available at Amazon.com and most online book retailers.

A FOOL FOR LOVE & MONEY

Love and Money are two important ingredients in a man’s recipe for happiness. Unfortunately, those same two ingredients under the wrong circumstances can be a man’s recipe for disaster.

Unlucky at love, unemployed and drowning in debt, Thomas Murphy is a man in need of salvation.

When an unexpected gift arrives from an unknown source, Tom is confused, yet elated about his new-found fortune. His luck continues when he runs into an old flame he hasn’t seen in years and sparks begin to fly.  Strange how a man’s fate can change when he least expects it – one moment he’s miserable and struggling to make ends meet, and the next he’s back on his feet and looking forward to a bright future… or so Tom thinks.

Then Tom’s rediscovered love reveals the shocking skeletons in her closet and he must decide to forgive and forget or turn his back and walk away. An innocent search on the internet turns up a problem that could stand between Tom’s good fortune and ultimately, him and the love of his life. If he chooses to stay, he must find a way to live with what he has to do to keep her in his life.

They say that love is blind and money is the root of evil, but sometimes you don’t realize the truth of those adages until it’s too late.

A Fool for Love & Money is a novel about love, desire, greed, murder and forgiveness.

INCLUDES BONUS STORIES: Things You Can’t Control and No Return Address

NOTE TO THE READER: The original story of ‘A Fool for Love & Money’ was published as a novella in 2014 under the title ‘A Fool and His Money’. Like many authors, every time I read the story over (and I read it many times), I recognized places where rewriting would make it better. After several years I decided to rewrite the story to its full potential. What you hold in your hand is the final result. I hope you enjoy the revised, expanded and enhanced story line.

Now available at an Amazon site in your part of the world.

eBook – $2.99 (USD)

Paperback – $7.99 (USD)

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How to Leave a Book Review at Goodreads.com

Most readers who are members of Goodreads probably already know how to leave a book review (and rating) at that website, but for those of you who don’t and would like to know how, here’s a quick refresher.

Log into your Goodreads account using your email address and password.

Across the top of your screen, select ‘My Books’ on the menu.

You are now at the screen where you can see the front cover of every book you’ve entered into your Goodreads account.

Select the book you’d like review by clicking on it’s cover and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can rate the book by highlighting the number of stars in the ‘Rating’ field under MY ACTIVITY.

If you glance further down that same screen you’ll see the ‘Add a review comment’ link.  Highlight and select that link and you’ll be taken to the ‘Review> Edit’ page. This is where you enter your review of the book.

Lastly, don’t forget to hit the ‘Save’ button once you’re done writing your book review.

Congratulations you’ve just posted a Book review at Goodreads.com.

 

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New Release – A Fool For Love & Money

A FOOL FOR LOVE & MONEY

Love and Money are two important ingredients in a man’s recipe for happiness. Unfortunately, those same two ingredients under the wrong circumstances can be a man’s recipe for disaster.

Unlucky at love, unemployed and drowning in debt, Thomas Murphy is a man in need of salvation.

When an unexpected gift arrives from an unknown source, Tom is confused, yet elated about his new-found fortune. His luck continues when he runs into an old flame he hasn’t seen in years and sparks begin to fly.  Strange how a man’s fate can change when he least expects it – one moment he’s miserable and struggling to make ends meet, and the next he’s back on his feet and looking forward to a bright future… or so Tom thinks.

Then Tom’s rediscovered love reveals the shocking skeletons in her closet and he must decide to forgive and forget or turn his back and walk away. An innocent search on the internet turns up a problem that could stand between Tom’s good fortune and ultimately, him and the love of his life. If he chooses to stay, he must find a way to live with what he has to do to keep her in his life.

They say that love is blind and money is the root of evil, but sometimes you don’t realize the truth of those adages until it’s too late.

A Fool for Love & Money is a novel about love, desire, greed, murder and forgiveness.

INCLUDES BONUS STORIES: Things You Can’t Control and No Return Address

NOTE TO THE READER: The original story of ‘A Fool for Love & Money’ was published as a novella in 2014 under the title ‘A Fool and His Money’. Like many authors, every time I read the story over (and I read it many times), I recognized places where rewriting would make it better. After several years I decided to rewrite the story to its full potential. What you hold in your hand is the final result. I hope you enjoy the revised, expanded and enhanced story line.

Now available at an Amazon site near you.

eBook – $2.99 (USD)

Paperback – $7.99 (USD)

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The Florida Writer – Celebrations -August 2019 Issue

Very proud to be a part of this winning group of authors.

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A Fool for Love & Money – Coming August 1, 2019

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