We're All Damaged

Monday, May 2, 2016

Damaged Early

I'm thrilled to announce that my friends at Amazon have picked We're All Damaged as a Kindle First for May.

What does that mean? Several things...and they're all good. For starters, even though the book doesn't officially come out until June 1, the e-version is available right now, a whole month early. And, here's the best part. If you're an Amazon Prime member, it's absolutely free. If you don't have Amazon Prime, don't worry. Non-Primers can download it for just $1.99. Which is basically free.

So, if you enjoyed my first novel, or if you're a fan of this blog, I invite you to get We're All Damaged now. I like the book a lot, even though it almost killed me, and I'm happy the world finally gets a chance to see it.

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66 comments:

  1. I just finished "We're all Damaged" and absolutely loved it!

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  2. Thanks! That's wonderful to hear.

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  3. Your writing is truly captivating in a way that is difficult for me to find nowadays. Thank you, I'm a new fan!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Danger. Appreciate it.

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  4. I just finished We're All Damaged and I have to say that I loved it!! I have never really read a book as funny and sad as this one. It was refreshing and you are now one of my favorite authors. I am so glad I found this book and will be looking forward to reading Domestic Violets and your future works!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  5. I just finished We're All Damaged and I have to say that I loved it!! I have never really read a book as funny and sad as this one. It was refreshing and you are now one of my favorite authors. I am so glad I found this book and will be looking forward to reading Domestic Violets and your future works!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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    1. Thanks. Hope you like DV, too.

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  6. Reading it now ... so far extremely enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks. Hope you kept liking it.

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  7. I picked your book as my May first selection. It was exactly what I needed to read right now too. I laughed. I cried. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of your book. Your writing style is awesome, and I look forward to now reading your first book and your future books. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Random. Great to hear. Hope you like DV just as much. Say hello to Tom Violet for me.

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  8. Just finished reading We Are All Damaged and I'm missing it already... I just loved it! It's funny, serious, and introspective. Very easy to read and so captivating. I will look for your first book. Thank you

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  9. Just finished reading We Are All Damaged and I'm missing it already... I just loved it! It's funny, serious, and introspective. Very easy to read and so captivating. I will look for your first book. Thank you

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  10. Greatly enjoyed We Are All Damaged. Daisy made me think of Muriel from The Accidental Tourist. Perhaps, there could be another story about her in the future. I know I would read that. Thank you for the story. It was outstanding.

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    1. Hey. Thanks for the comment. Good call on Muriel. I can see that. Fun fact...Ann Tyler and I have the same literary agent. Small world.

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  11. Just finished We're All Damaged and it was the perfect book at the right time. I haven't read any books for a few months now and this one hooked me from the start. So enjoyable to read!! Thank you. Tony

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    1. Thanks! Glad I helped successfully end your break from reading.

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  12. I just finished it, too. My favorite since The Art of Racing in the Rain. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Rob. I need to check out Racing. That's on a lot of all-time favorite lists.

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  13. I've read both your books this week and LOVED every second of them. I can't help but wonder if the two Katie's in each book are the same person... I feel like they totally are! :)

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    1. Well done, Kadee...they are, indeed, the same person. Glad you liked the books!

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  14. Just finished both books, kept my husband up the first few chapters of We're All Damaged because I couldn't quit laughing. They are both great! My only problem is you don't have another one for me to read. When is the 3rd one coming out?

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  15. Just finished both books, kept my husband up the first few chapters of We're All Damaged because I couldn't quit laughing. They are both great! My only problem is you don't have another one for me to read. When is the 3rd one coming out?

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. Glad you liked them. The third book is coming along well. I'm typing as fast as I can.

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  16. Loving We're All Damaged...got it on Kindle First. You are funny; my kind of funny. Keep it up!

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  17. Found you on Kindle First and read both of your books this week. Loved them both so much! What terrific stories of love and life. I laughed so much too! Now I have to go back to reality as no more of your books to read! Hope next one comes out soon!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie. Appreciate it.

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  18. Loved We're All Damaged (also via kindle first) and thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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    1. Thanks! I need to write faster.

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  19. Just finished your newest book! I can't recall the last time I laughed out loud so often (while reading). I found the characters to be refreshingly relatable. Thanks for the fantastic beach read!

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  20. Great book - your writing reminds me of my other favorite author - Johnathan Tropper. Please keep writing - it's funny and real, and we need more of it in a sea of boring books.

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  21. Thanks, Elle & Holly! For some reason, my stupid blog won't let me reply to your comments directly. Computers are weird, and often lame.

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  22. Just finished your book. I was in my backyard laughing out loud and sounding demented. Totally worth being shunned by my neighbors! I can't tell you enough how much fun I had. Can't wait for more!

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    1. Thanks! And, my apologies to your neighbors.

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  23. Loved it! Hoping to hear more from Daisy!

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    1. Thanks. Maybe someday. It'd be fun to see where she ends up.

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  24. Loved it! Hoping to hear more from Daisy!

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  25. Just finished Damaged. Love your writing! So naturally, after planning on giving myself a rest from reading the rest of the weekend, I just downloaded Domestic Violets. I think you've got me hooked. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks. Hope you like DV, too.

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  26. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE We're All Damaged! Found the book on Amazon's Kindle First. Completely charmed by the story and your style of writing. Will now read Domestic Violets. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks. I'll take three "LOVE"s any day. Glad you liked it.

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  27. I read a great many books, but few as enjoyable as We're All Damaged, and Domestic Violets, which I just finished, back to back. You are a gifted if not great writer. Please write, write, write; I am waiting for many more.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you liked them. Now I should hurry up and write another one.

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  28. Enjoyed reading We're All Damaged, just finished it a little while ago. Downloaded it through the Amazon Kindle First program. Just grabbed the sample of Domestic Violets, looking forward to getting into that one as well. Great job.

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  29. I read one book per month (give or take) and, I must admit, I downloaded We're All Damaged because it was free. That said, I NEEDED to pass along how much I enjoyed it. The characters are multi-dimensional, the story is plausible, well-crafted, highly enjoyable and VERY funny! My June read will most certainly be Domestic Violets - now get to work on that next book.

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    1. Thanks, Peter. Enjoy DV!

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    2. I now find myself with the First World problem of finding another book to read in June. DV was fantastic - an amazing first work. I suppose I now have some Richard Russo in my future.

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    3. I now find myself with the First World problem of finding another book to read in June. DV was fantastic - an amazing first work. I suppose I now have some Richard Russo in my future.

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  30. My compliments, Matthew. I'm not generally a big consumer of fiction, but I thought We're All Damaged was terrific. Andy's character and his trials and tribulations, in particular, really spoke to me, in a very relatable way (which I couldn't help but to acknowledge and smile at). I just purchased Domestic Violets, and look forward to reading your future works as well. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    1. Thanks, Geoff. Glad you liked it.

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  31. I usually lean towards crime dramas, but this looked different and interesting when I saw it on Amazon Prime First. I just finished it and left a glowing review on Amazon. It was so well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so thank you. I am now looking to see about getting your first book.

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    1. Hey, Dave. Thanks...and thanks for the review.

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  32. I finished the book today. Turn it into a movie already! LOL I loved it. I've picked up Domestic Violets and can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks, Franklin. A movie would be nice, for sure. Mostly because I want to go to the movie parties. They look fun.

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  33. What a neat little gem of a book. I know it was hard, but it was worth every hair pulled out of your head. Fabulous job. Excellent writing. Only took a few hours to read, but this one will stay in my head for a while.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. Glad you liked it.

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  34. I picked this one off the list because the title intrigued me. I couldn't put it down! My favorite passage... “Are you OK, Dad?” I say. For the first thirty-something years of my life, I never once asked my dad if he was OK . . . and now I’ve done it twice in one week. I wonder if this is just the way it is. Are all our parents, collectively, fucked up? Have they always been fucked up, and it just takes us until our own adulthood to figure that out?

    Brilliant work of a novel, thank you!

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    1. Hey, Ben. Thanks. I like that passage, too.

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  35. A fantastic book. I laughed out loud several times. It needs to be a movie

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  36. Loved the book! But here's the (million dollar?) question...how on earth do you make any money when it's free through the Kindle First program?

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  37. Loved the book! But here's the (million dollar?) question...how on earth do you make any money when it's free through the Kindle First program?

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  38. Loved the book! But here's the (million dollar?) question...how on earth do you make any money when it's free through the Kindle First program?

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