And the Winner Is…

 

Happy Middle of a Worldwide Shutdown!

Are you doing anything exciting this weekend? I imagine not. Unless you’re reading a good book!

The results from the Kindle Paperwhite Bundle contest have now come through. The lucky winner is Qboss, from Świętochłowice, Poland. Congratulations, Qboss!

Condolences to everyone who didn’t win.  If you’d like to keep in touch, I’ll be running another giveaway soon. It might be some bestselling mystery novels. Or maybe another useful eReader. Almost certainly, some Gift Cards for runners up.

If you decide to stay with me, you’ll have access to free books from various authors on a semi-regular basis. The bi-weekly newsletter usually contains story content. Currently, I’m releasing episodes of a crime story–middle-aged psychtherapist Bennington Tanskanen seeks to reignite his passions… but passion means fire and a person can get burned.

Check out my blog and follow along as I present this story a scene at a time.

If you don’t want to hear from me again, you don’t need to do anything. I’ll be deleting your records from my system in about 24 hours (I don’t want to send you unwanted email).

This has been an adventure in Giveaways for me. I hope you enjoyed the ride. I look forward to the next giveaway opportunity.

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Amateur Sleuth By Default, Scene 1

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 1 Bennington Tanskanen fidgeted in the regal phlebotomy chair, ruminating on an article about polyamory he’d discovered in Men’s Health Magazine while waiting to be stuck. His over active imagination bounced ideas of unrestricted love with...

Amateur Sleuth On The Home Front, Scene 2

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 2 Bennington ran the tips of his fingers over the glowing surface of the elm wood tabletop on which he and his wife, Gloria, had consumated their marital agreement.  Gloria hoovered past on the hardwood floor with the efficiency of an...

Amateur Sleuth Receives A Bonus, Scene 3

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 3 Bennington toyed with his mug, an eye turned toward the entrance across the boulevard.  Customers shuffled around him, crowding, bumping his table.  Coffee shops made him wonder if he’d chosen the wrong profession. He knew too much about...

Amateur Sleuth Makes A Date, Scene 4

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 4 Bennington spent the next two days wallowing in disappointment. A wet fog accompanied his morning runs, undesirable empathy hijacked every clinical session and the clock hands paused at visual inquiries. Nighttime sleep broke into...

Amateur Sleuth Meets A Detective, Scene 5

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 5 A thunderhead built its impending delivery outside of Bennington’s large office window. The rising collection of moisture and pressure mirrored the feeling in his head. The cloud took shape as a man with a whip wrapped around his collar....

Amateur Sleuth Gets Wet, Scene 6

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 6 The smell of rain still in his nose, Bennington stared at the pictures hanging in their melancholy entryway. Water ran down his cheeks as he tugged the overcoat free and suspended its soggy bulk from the coatrack. She’d chosen broody...

Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode One

Murder at the Edge of the Orient, Episode One There’s a heat that wraps you in its steamy wet blanket. An oppressive tropical heat. It pretends to shield you while locking you inside a cocoon of sensory depravation. The kind of heat that enflames adulterers and...

Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode Two

Murder at the Edge of the Orient, Episode Two I stood outside the privacy screen, aching for a cigarette one of the perimeter cops sucked on, ruminating on the sensory overload of an early Okinawan morning. My decade-old decision to quit smoking felt pointless....

Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode Three

Murder at the Edge of the Orient, Episode Three I drove back to Kadena and my empty house. Nansi and the kids were visiting her parents in Virginia. Our household goods were packed and gone. The furniture keeping me company included a tatami mat and two plastic chairs...

Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode Four

Murder at the Edge of the Orient, Episode Four Two women were arguing in the yard of the Bennett home. I stopped my car a block down the street. It took a minute of spying to realize my mistake.  Lori Bennett leaned into the slightly taller and thinner character until...

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