I haven't been here in a while because I've been finishing up my sci-fi/horror novel, "Xmas Carol". Now, don't cringe. There are no witches or goblins or spells in "Xmas Carol". I don't believe in nonsense. It's about something that may soon come our way, if some scientists are right.
The book is what I call a "stealth atheist novel". Every character is an atheist and the story is one big slap in the face of Christianity. But make no mistake -- it's a fascinating horror story based on a very creepy idea. The slap is just a bonus.
I wrote "Xmas Carol" because it's the book I wanted to read. It's a warm-hearted story with a cast of appealing atheist characters. The book stakes an atheist claim on the Xmas holiday. It ain't just for Christians anymore, as I'm sure you know. I thought it was time to let the world in on this secret.
Bill O'Reilly and his ilk are always saying there's a war on Christmas, only no one can see it no matter where they look. I suspect he'll see "Xmas Carol" as the first act in an actual war on Christmas. It isn't, but religious folks are going to hate this book.
I'm hoping that (at least some) atheists will come to treasure "Xmas Carol" in the years ahead. To my mind, it's what's been missing from the Christmas landscape all these years. If you'd like to read it, it's only $2.99 (which I see as a fair price for an ebook). If you don't want to fork over the cash, I'll gift a copy to the first five people who comment on this post and ask for a copy.
It's a deal though: if I give you the book, you agree to review it at Amazon. Reviews are the single most effective way to sell books. Please understand that I'm not asking for a positive review. Just be honest. (The odd fact is that negative and positive reviews both sell books. Go figure.)
The book is available in Kindle format at Amazon, and in all other ebook formats at Smashwords. If you'd like to be one of the five people who is gifted a copy, comment on this post and tell me whether you'd like it in mobi (Amazon's format), ePub (most other readers' format), or PDF (to read on your computer). I think I may need your email address to gift it (I haven't done this before). If you'd rather not post that here, go to my blog and write me at the contact address listed on the bottom.
I hope you like it. I wrote it for all of us. By the way, the book begins with Halloween, so this is the perfect time to pick up a copy. And if you suspect I might be nuts, check out my blog. I'm a daily atheist blogger, like many of you.
It's time for "Xmas Carol". It really is.