A Small Taste of Little Flower of Luzon

Please enjoy a small taste of Little Flower of Luzon. If you are interested in purchasing your own copy a link to my book will follow:

The following evening, on Friday, I drove directly from work to Dillinger’s Bookstore. When I went inside Priya was at her perch thumbing through a copy of Heidegger’s Being and Time. I knew nothing about the German philosopher; even less, it seemed these days, about how both being and time caused me so much anguish. Priya’s eyes remained fixed on me the moment I stepped through the door. Her expression, the heavy-lidded grave veneer that was her face, appeared as if she were ready to deliver some bad news.

“Good book?” I asked.

“That depends,” she replied.

“On what?” I took the bait.

I couldn’t take looking at Priya’s face for too long. Instead, my gaze settled upon her braless breasts beneath her cream-colored tee shirt.

“What you mean by good,” she answered.

The last thing I needed that evening was to get into a philosophical debate with Salman Rushdie’s female doppelganger…

Little Flower of Luzon and Little Flower of Luzon Kindle Edition

What a Wonderful, Strange Trip It May Be


On Monday, the Kindle edition of my novel Little Flower of Luzon was available for free download at Amazon.com. Today is Thursday and the response has surpassed by initial expectations. And for that I am grateful beyond all measure.

The model I envision is this: a certain percentage of those who download my novel for free may leave a review on Amazon.com. Those reviews can be favorable or not (I admit that I have purchased books despite negative reviews). Of those total number of people I am banking on each one perhaps telling friends, family, coworkers, reading groups, etc about my book. And again a certain percentage of those who hear by word of mouth may in turn purchase my book (Kindle e-book or trade paperback). Or at least I hope so.

So, if you are out there and you are looking for a good free read and you have a Kindle device you can download my novel right now. If you don’t have a Kindle then you can download the Kindle Reader app at Amazon.com for your laptop, your desktop, or even your iPhone and read my book. And if you do I implore you to please leave an unbiased, honest review at Amazon.com in the future.

Of course, if your like me and love the feel of a physical book in your hand then you can purchase Little Flower of Luzon in trade paperback. And if you do I will be in your debt.

The free download ends Friday night at 11:59pm. Or, if Amazon.com is slow to update their systems, you might sneak by shortly after midnight.

I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded a free Kindle edition so far, and I encourage everyone to do so. Originally, my goal was to have 100 readers download my novel. As of this writing, nearly 200 readers have downloaded the free Kindle edition.

My limited advertising thus far has been on Facebook, Twitter (follow me @obrienwriter), and of course here in my humble blog. Next month, I hope to step up my advertising through other avenues. For now, I am content to know that nearly 200 people have downloaded Little Flower of Luzon. If they tell two people and so forth and so on, then who knows what wonderful, strange trip this may turn out to be.

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