Bondi Beach: Blog

September 28, 2016
Posted at 12:06 am

Another free book

I've added the latest revised paperback edition of Redemption in PDF format to the others available on Google Drive. It's a free download as well.

If you must have the paper edition in your hands, it's available for sale on Amazon here (the latest revision should be up shortly). Otherwise, the eBook edition is a free download on Amazon, iTunes, Lulu, etc., as well as right here on SOL.


September 27, 2016
Posted at 11:29 am

Free Books!

I've put PDF versions of the latest paperback editions of Cheerleaders in Paradise, Micol: Three Stories (includes complete versions of "American Friends" and "Micol"), Swimming with Kate, and Sarah's Honeymoon on Google Drive. They are free downloads, no registration or login required.

These are all revised and updated versions, but they are still the same stories as the ones here on SOL. Those will stay here, no change, and when I find the time I'll update those as well.

Sarah's Honeymoon in paperback is for sale on Amazon, iTunes, Lulu and elsewhere. Because of their content and themes, the other three are only available on Google Drive, in addition to the versions here on SOL.


July 17, 2016
Posted at 1:42 am

"Hate male on male. Should have put in tags"

This came from a reader unhappy with Pagan Spring: Chloe at Easter.

The rest of the note is too vile to repeat.

There's a simple solution to this reader's problem: read the story description. Really. That's all it takes. Had the reader done so, he would have seen the "Ma/Ma" tag, as well as this line in the description itself: "Once again, pay attention to the codes! MM plays a relatively small but important part in this, although it's only oral, but if that isn't your thing this is a good story to skip."

I guess the good news is this is about the only note I've had along these lines.


June 13, 2016
Posted at 3:38 pm
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 12:10 am

Thank you, Robert Lubrican (AKA Beating Off Bob)

I couldn't figure out why my story, Family Pool Party, keeps getting so many downloads or at least hits. It's a good story, sure, but there wasn't anything obvious about why people would find it over almost any other story of mine.

Until I realized the obvious: When Lubrican wrote his own Family Pool Party he was kind enough to mention that my story inspired his, and to include a link to mine.

So the moral to this story is obvious: If you want more exposure for your own writing, find some way to associate yourself with a strong, widely read and prolific author. That's the story of my "Family Pool Party" success.

And if you've been under a rock and haven't seen any of Bob's work, your're missing a treat. Start now. He's written a boatload of stuff, so you'd best get going as soon as you can.

Very belatedly but not too late I hope, thank you, Robert.


June 8, 2016
Posted at 4:24 pm
Updated: June 8, 2016 - 4:27 pm

"Redemption" Chapter 17 and Epilogue queued for posting today

"Today" being Wednesday, June 8, 2016. It will soon be up at Lulu and elsewhere as a free download once I fix a few glitches, but if you hurry you can still buy Redemption before it becomes free.

Thank you to all who commented and asked questions. I know the short chapters were off-putting to some.

For those who like code names, universally referred to as "Secret Service" code names even if, as one reader reminded me, they are actually assigned by the White House Communications Agency, you can find a partial list of them

The story is fiction, however, and I made up my own code names.