A word from Graham Parke:
It's the Summer of Gomez!
Get free books and win a Kindle or iPod.
As reviewers have been calling "No Hope for Gomez!" the perfect summer read - light, fast, fun - I decided to give this summer's Gomez readers some exclusive content and the chance to win prizes.
It's the age-old tale:
- Boy meets girl.
- Boy stalks girl.
- Girl already has a stalker.
- Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.
We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly.
When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog.
What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, the phone-sex salesman who hounds him day and night, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science.
But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced delusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.
Read a chapter.
Nominated for Humor Novel of the Year by ForeWord Reviews, USA Book News, and the IBA Awards, here's what reviewers have to say about "No Hope for Gomez!":
"Extremely witty and clever writing." -- California Chronicle
"An unputdownable read. a Coens Brothers' film in book form." -- BookReview.com
"A veritable page turner of nonstop laughs!" -- Reader Views
"A Party for your Brain!" -- Warren Baxter
Warning: clinical studies have shown that reading this novel is likely to make you more attractive to the opposite sex and elevate your random luck by about 9.5%**
(** These statements have not been evaluated by any person of consequence!)
With every cool summer party comes a GIFT BAG, • Exclusive new story collection
So here's just some of the stuff all summer readers will get:
• No Hope for Gomez: The Lost Chapters
• Making of Gomez: behind the scenes eBook
• Signed hi-res poster + bookplate
Additionally, several lucky readers will win a prize.I'm raffling off...
• a Kindle
• an iPod Nano 8GB
• and five exclusive spin-off paperback novels that are not available elsewhere!
All you have to do to have a "Summer of Gomez" is...Get the book from any store before July 12th, 2011
and forward your receipt to email@example.com.
(Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Amazon DE)
• Every purchase counts as an entry so increase your chances by stocking up on some extremely cool birthday presents ;)
• Points towards additional entries are gained by getting your friends to join in, and tweeting/blogging/face-booking (is that a verb?) about the summer of Gomez.Tweet
Graham Parke is responsible for a number of technical publications and has recently patented a self-folding map. He has been described as both a humanitarian and a pathological liar. Convincing evidence to support either allegation has yet to be produced.