My Works are Occasionally Available for Book Clubs, Classes, and other Groups at No Cost or at a Discount

April 15, 2017

If your book club or poetry club is seeking something short to read, I recommend using some of my works. Usually, I cannot provide them free, of course, but I have kept the cost to a minimum so that as many people as possible can be introduced to my writing.  However, I usually offer each for free at least five days out of every 90 in accordance with Amazon Kindle Select policy.

You can find my works on my Amazon Author’s Page. They are collections of short stories of varying genres: horror, action/adventure, literary with an emphasis on relationships, and even a volume of poetry.  All are receiving good reviews.

If you are interested, let me know which books you would like and I can either notify you of a date when they are free or maybe even set one up especially for you. Most of my works are gathered together in the collections A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror. Some of the collections comprise only a few stories of a particular genre to appeal to readers interested in only that genre.

Check back frequently for updates on my work and what is available.  I announce when specific works are free or at a discount. Free or discounted works are usually available only to readers in the US and UK markets.

I try to write using rather simple, easy-to-understand, yet grammatically correct English that may be particularly useful to those learning English as a second language, though some of the subjects and themes covered may be complex.

Be advised that my works often (but not always) contain mature language or scenarios and may not be suitable for younger readers.

 

My Works are Occasionally Available for Book Clubs, Classes, and other Groups at No Cost or at a Discount

April 15, 2017

If your book club or poetry club is seeking something short to read, I recommend using some of my works. Usually, I cannot provide them free, of course, but I have kept the cost to a minimum so that as many people as possible can be introduced to my writing.  However, I usually offer each for free at least five days out of every 90 in accordance with Amazon Kindle Select policy.

You can find my works on my Amazon Author’s Page. They are collections of short stories of varying genres: horror, action/adventure, literary with an emphasis on relationships, and even a volume of poetry.  All are receiving good reviews.

If you are interested, let me know which books you would like and I can either notify you of a date when they are free or maybe even set one up especially for you. Most of my works are gathered together in the collections A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror. Some of the collections comprise only a few stories of a particular genre to appeal to readers interested in only that genre.

Check back frequently for updates on my work and what is available.  I announce when specific works are free or at a discount. Free or discounted works are usually available only to readers in the US and UK markets.

I try to write using rather simple, easy-to-understand, yet grammatically correct English that may be particularly useful to those learning English as a second language, though some of the subjects and themes covered may be complex.

Be advised that my works often (but not always) contain mature language or scenarios and may not be suitable for younger readers.

 

My Works are Occasionally Available for Book Clubs, Classes, and other Groups at No Cost or at a Discount

April 15, 2017

If your book club or poetry club is seeking something short to read, I recommend using some of my works. Usually, I cannot provide them free, of course, but I have kept the cost to a minimum so that as many people as possible can be introduced to my writing.  However, I usually offer each for free at least five days out of every 90 in accordance with Amazon Kindle Select policy.

You can find my works on my Amazon Author’s Page. They are collections of short stories of varying genres: horror, action/adventure, literary with an emphasis on relationships, and even a volume of poetry.  All are receiving good reviews.

If you are interested, let me know which books you would like and I can either notify you of a date when they are free or maybe even set one up especially for you. Most of my works are gathered together in the collections A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror. Some of the collections comprise only a few stories of a particular genre to appeal to readers interested in only that genre.

Check back frequently for updates on my work and what is available.  I announce when specific works are free or at a discount. Free or discounted works are usually available only to readers in the US and UK markets.

I try to write using rather simple, easy-to-understand, yet grammatically correct English that may be particularly useful to those learning English as a second language, though some of the subjects and themes covered may be complex.

Be advised that my works often (but not always) contain mature language or scenarios and may not be suitable for younger readers.

 

My Works are Occasionally Available for Book Clubs, Classes, and other Groups at No Cost or at a Discount

April 15, 2017

If your book club or poetry club is seeking something short to read, I recommend using some of my works. Usually, I cannot provide them free, of course, but I have kept the cost to a minimum so that as many people as possible can be introduced to my writing.  However, I usually offer each for free at least five days out of every 90 in accordance with Amazon Kindle Select policy.

You can find my works on my Amazon Author’s Page. They are collections of short stories of varying genres: horror, action/adventure, literary with an emphasis on relationships, and even a volume of poetry.  All are receiving good reviews.

If you are interested, let me know which books you would like and I can either notify you of a date when they are free or maybe even set one up especially for you. Most of my works are gathered together in the collections A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror. Some of the collections comprise only a few stories of a particular genre to appeal to readers interested in only that genre.

Check back frequently for updates on my work and what is available.  I announce when specific works are free or at a discount. Free or discounted works are usually available only to readers in the US and UK markets.

I try to write using rather simple, easy-to-understand, yet grammatically correct English that may be particularly useful to those learning English as a second language, though some of the subjects and themes covered may be complex.

Be advised that my works often (but not always) contain mature language or scenarios and may not be suitable for younger readers.

 

Phil Slattery’s Novelette “Click” is Available on Amazon Kindle and in Print

“Tell me again why we have to kill this guy and take his island,” said T.J., looking across the saltwater to a flat island a little over a hundred yards long and less than a hundred wide. Bushes and a few palms sheltered a small cabin and pier from the wind in all directions, except on the north side, where the shore was barren sand.

T.J. licked his lips and tasted the salt from the spray the small powerboat had kicked up on its trip down the Laguna Madre.  He wanted to head back to Corpus Christi soon. He liked the taste of the salt, because it reminded him of the taste of a margarita, but that was all he liked about this day. He had no love for the Texas heat or for the oppressive humidity or for the roll of the boat in the slight chop or for the bright sunlight filtering through the haze. He hated these more than he hated killing, but he did what he had to to make a living.

So begins my novelette Click, the story of Frank Martinez and the two drugrunners that want the island where he is staying.

Frank Martinez, a policeman with the Corpus Christi Police Department, has unintentionally shot and killed an unarmed man when called to intercede in a domestic violence case. To recover from the guilt while the incident is under investigation by the CCPD, Frank’s fiancée arranges for him to stay on a secluded island owned by her father’s former law partner. While dozing one night on a lounge chair in the yard, he awakes to find two hitmen slipping onto the island and breaking into the cabin. Are they after him? Are they after the cabin’s owner? Most importantly, how is he going to reach his pistol in his luggage in the bedroom?

My action-adventure/crime novelette, Click, is available on Kindle and in paperback. For either version and to read a sample, go to my Amazon author’s page:  Amazon.com/author/philslattery.

My concept of Frank Martinez as portrayed by a photo from the public domain.

Reader Charles Stacey gave “Click” five stars, calls it “A great suspenseful read and then a twist”, and comments: “Author has a wonderful ability to develop the characters using few words. Great foreshadowing to build suspense. And then a really outstanding twist at the end that left me smiling.”

An anonymous Amazon customer gave it five stars, called it “strong storytelling”, and commented, “This novelette is a quick and very entertaining read. It opened with a grabber (“Tell me again whey we have to kill this guy…”) and kept pulling me in from there. Frank Martinez is a cop trying to recover from a shooting incident in solitude on an island off the Texas gulf coast. T.J. and Benny are the bad guys. Their hunt and chase on the small island kept me in suspense. It ends with a surprise twist. Slattery proves here he is a good storyteller.”

While on my author’s page, check out my other works.

Cover of the original Kindle edition

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