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Old 04-21-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Simon Wood is ASKING FOR TROUBLE

New to Kindle, Smashwords and the iPad bookstore is my new collection of crime stories, ASKING FOR TROUBLE.

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/12089
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Asking-For-Tro.../dp/B003GIRSTY

The road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one. Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded. Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky. In these tales, trouble isn't an indiscriminate force of nature. It's a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon.

In Making Ends Meet, Richard is so tired of supporting his deadbeat in-laws that he decides he's going to cut them out of his life—for good. Jamie Lassen is just Protecting The Innocent when he tells Chris Forbes to stop dating his sister. A Fender Bender with a drug dealer’s car puts Todd in hock with the mob and a kingpin makes Todd responsible for a much larger debt. The Taskmasters picked Matt out just at the right time. Tired of his dead-end life, he was looking for someone to help him turn his life around.

These tales and others prove that ASKING FOR TROUBLE is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.

What They Are Saying :

“He writes like a dark demented angel.”
— Ken Bruen, author of PRIEST

“Simon Wood packs his books with suspense, surprises & superb storytelling.”
— Ed Gorman, author of SLEEPING DOGS

“Simon Wood offers a literary roller coaster ride that thrills and terrifies on every page.”
— Sean Chercover, author of TRIGGER CITY

“When Simon Wood is at the wheel, hang on for a page turner.”
—Chris Grabenstein, author of HELL HOLE

“A supremely gifted writer.”
— Jason Pinter, author of THE MARK

“Simon Wood is the 'Gary Oldman' of mystery fiction.”
—Tony Broadbent, author of THE SMOKE


I hope people will check the book out. Thanks for listening.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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sounds cool

Glad to see there's some new Wood out!

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, I think. :-)
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Coupon at Smashwords and price drop.

I've dropped the price on my new release in the hope to garner some reader reviews. Use coupon code PE55M & get 33% of Asking For Trouble over at smashwords.

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/12089

I hope people will pick up a copy.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Great cover! Did you design it yourself?

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Old 05-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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I bought licensing rights to the image and a friend worked his magic.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:03 PM   #7
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The Crime Writers Association has nominated my short story, Protecting the Innocent, for a Dagger Award. The Daggers are mystery writers equivalent of the Oscars, but with knifes as prizes. It's a pretty cool nomination, but my fellow nominees are: Sean Chercover, Jeffrey Deaver, Robert Ferrigno, Ridley Pearson, Peter Robinson & Jon Land, so competition is stiff.

The story appears in my collection Asking For Trouble and the anthology Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler.

The winner will be announced in July.
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New Review

ASKING FOR TROUBLE picked up a nice little review. Let temptation take its toll on you.

http://thebookgrrl.blogspot.com/2010...saster-in.html
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Hey, Simon, that opening post is one of the best blurbs I've read in years ... tightly economic, well considered and really grabby. And you also know how to write a subject line that will attract visitors to a forum post. I admire this additional promotional craft in an author and it always suggests his or her book is going to be just as appealing. I'll go for this one on the basis of that. Good job, mate, and the very best of luck. Cheers and thanks. Neil
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #10
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Thanks neil.

Copy writing is just one of bucketful of skills you have to develop as an author. :-)

Also the blurb is a personal philosophy, which helps. :-D
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There's a nice little interview about me, Asking for Trouble and The Scrubs.

http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/20...imon-wood.html
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I guest blog today for Lit and Laundry about some of the crimes people think I've committed as part of my writing career. There's also a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate for people who leave a comment. Enjoy!

http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/20...imon-wood.html
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Asking for Trouble is now available from Kobo at the pocketbook friendly price of $2.39.

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Askin...H2g/page1.html
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Amazon has cut the price of Asking for Trouble to $2.39. Which is nice of them.

http://www.amazon.com/Asking-For-Tro...dp/B003GIRSTY/
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The Drowning Machine gave ASKING FOR TROUBLE a very nice thumbs up review.

http://drowningmachine.blogspot.com/...imon-wood.html
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