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Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Dempsey’s Debut”; Summer/Winter Sale on My Collections Continues

DempseysDebutCoverThis week’s Smashword’s coupon is for “Dempsey’s Debut”:

How would you like to be abducted by alien mantises for some live entertainment, and that just because of your namesake? Jack Dempsey feels ‘boxed’ in when he’s forced to carry on the family name, and certainly doesn’t want to become part of the Krills’ warped mating ritual. It’s hard to live up to your ancestors.

I was thinking about an alien species judging us by our violent past (maybe not just judging us on it, but interested in us specifically because of it.) As all distant relationships go, they were not reading us quite right (they were seeing our gladiator movies and boxing and other entertainments as a depiction of what we are truly like.) An alien procures a human for entertainment at a party, and then has to deal with the demands of his guests. I intended this to be comic, and once I decided on the nature of the alien, that added to the comedy (I have a fascination with praying mantises – I’ve watched them since I was a boy, and they figure in at least one other of my stories.)

Use coupon code PC82S to get 67% off the cover price at Smashwords (that’s only 99-cents – such a deal!) – it’s good until July 30th. Here’s the link:

“Dempsey’s Debut” is also available in the collection – And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.


Collection7eBookCoverI’m participating in Smashwords’ site-wide Summer/Winter Sale promotion – for the month of July, all of my collections are 50%-off with a coupon (the coupons is listed on the individual page for each book – it’s SSW50 in case you have trouble finding it.) The coupon applies to my seven OUT OF MY MIND collections, plus my Herc Tom Collection Cats of War I and the Detective Jimmy Delaney collection Broken Down.

All can be found on my Smashwords author page (listed below), or you can find the individual links on yesterday’s Selling Saturday posting by clicking HERE.


William Mangieri’s writing, including his latest publication “Mating Rituals” can be found in many places, including:





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