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Matt Paust

Matt Paust
Gloucester, Virginia,
December 31
Sorry - writer's block... BTW the "birthday" listed above is false. I prefer to keep that day private, but am not permitted to do so here, so I'm forced to lie.


JANUARY 15, 2013 12:58PM

Sacrifice, the revision!

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Amazon has just released the newly revised Sacrifice, which is now available in the Kindle Bookstore for a buck.  I rewrote the prologue and went thru the entire novel, smoothing out prose and reconciling story glitches -- stuff I should have caught in the first published draft and am now embarrassed I didn't.  I wanted to put this on a weeklong promotion of free downloads to celebrate the new version, but Amazon says I must wait until Feb. 17.  Anyone who paid for the crummy pre-revised version can download the new sleek one free during the promotional week next month.  Also, I am in the process of putting out a paperback edition thru CreateSpace.

Here's the book description I finally settled on:

Pink Pinkerton, assigned to develop a better erectile dysfunction remedy, has done his employer one better. In a secret underground lab near Washington, D.C., Pink concocted a formula that not only brings bigger smiles to men and women alike but makes them better citizens. So, a Nobel prize for Pink, you'd think. Maybe, if he survives the attempts to kill him and destroy his formula before it spreads. Those who want him dead fear his miracle potion, Vulcana, will ruin the economy by making people so happy and enlightened they'll quit spending money on things they don't need. After his beautiful lab partner, Gladys Alabi, disappears, Pink hits the road to find her and ends up on the run from shadowy mercenaries. Friends assisting him include a Secret Service agent and a former White House official. A chance alliance with an Internet hacker ring keeps them one step ahead of the killers and helps Pink narrow the search for his enemy. But the closer he seems to get, the more familiar the terrain becomes.

P.S. Anyone who reads Sacrifice and likes it is invited to say something nice about it in Amazon's "customer review" section.  If you find it to be the worst book you ever read, well, hey, your viewpoint can be entered there, too.

Click here to see Amazon page.

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i cant wait to read it! and i want you to know, i immediately saw what gladys's name scrambles or unscrambles into!

sounds like a lot of fun!
One of the good things about my long hiatus from OS is that I missed the last instalments of "Sacrifice"(still not used to the name change) so I have something to look forward to when the paperback comes out. Good luck on its success.
It just gets better and better. Will it come out in paperback because I don't have a Kindle. And I love the name Gladys.
Geez that last sentence Matt hahaha I hoope oyu get a lot of sales my friend.
Daisy what DOES Gladys's name scramble into? I've tried and can't find anything.

I'm trying to get the text formatted for CreateSpace at this very moment. Been trialing and erroring, and I think the one that's uploading now will do the trick. Howie's doing the cover, so it should be read in a day or two.

Thanks, Arlene and Margaret and Linda! You know, Margaret, you can download a free Kindle program for your computer that gives you the same access to ebooks as a Kindle. I have it on my laptop and have read several books that way. It's not as bad as I thought it would be.
Congrats, Maestro, and a fine description you wrote. R
Well done, Matthew! Sounds like a fun read. R
Thanks, Sam and Richard. I'm subbing at the high school today, so my Internet activity must be furtive and intermittent. I'll check in later.
Can't wait to read it. (Ah, where can I get some of that Vulcana? For a friend, of course)
Scanman, I'm whipping up a batch at this very moment. Maybe this time it will work!
Wow, you said enough and now i want to read it...
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Great book, well worth the price I paid for it(I found it on the bus!!!)


You have an ad for the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg PA, according to the Gun Rights folks we should be boycotting this show, not advertising it!!! Damn you!!! :D
Thanks, Algis. I think you would like it.

Tink, I banished the ad. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks, Seer. I should know in a couple of weeks if my pitch made the cut.