Author Tim Baker: A Free Book!

I am very happy to bring you news of a FREE Kindle book for everyone, not just KU members, from Tim Barker. This is available to download through Amazon free of charge until the 29th of March. So you have four more days to take advantage of Tim’s great offer. Use this link.

Here is a synopsis. It looks good! Something for us all to read during the current stay at home period.

(If you get a copy, don’t forget to leave a fair review on Amazon after reading it.)

Kurt’s life has been one dead end after another since he was convicted of attempted rape thirty years ago.
Inspired by a dream, he thinks he’s finally found the way to Easy St. and it starts with kidnapping Vicky, the woman who had him arrested all those years ago.
Surely Vicky’s husband, wealthy investment consultant Jimmy, would pay handsomely for the safe return of his wife.
But Kurt soon learns that even Easy Street has its share of pot holes.
After the road trip from Hell, Kurt arrives in Florida to learn that Jimmy is planning to leave Vicky and may not be interested in saving her. On top of that Jimmy’s mysterious mistress wants her own piece of the action.
To make matters worse, Kurt gets on the wrong side of a biker, a bookie and an ex-Navy SEAL who seem determined to make the rest of his life as painful as possible.
Meanwhile, Danny Putnam is enjoying life in Florida. He owns a successful dive shop and has a very comfortable lifestyle until he starts having bizarre dreams about his murdered wife and a beautiful woman he has never met. Suddenly his comfortable life becomes very complicated.

Living the Dream by Tim Baker, is both humorous and action packed. All of the characters in this novel have a plan and a few dreams. As their lives begin to intersect, they find out that dreams really can come true, for better or for worse.

If anyone else is offering free or good value books during this time, let me know.

Another Guest Post Offer

At least once a year, I offer followers of this blog (and email and Twitter followers) the opportunity to have a guest post published here.

This not only gives me a short break from posting, it also helps to introduce those bloggers to others, and to continue to foster that sense of community so valuable to us all.

So this is how it works, if you are interested.
(Don’t worry if you have had a guest post before, you are allowed more!)

Using this email address send me a blog post in up to 2,000 words, either as a word document, or an email. It can be about anything you like; perhaps a short story, a promotion of your own book, a hobby, your review of a book or film, or just an everyday blog post about your own life and what you enjoy doing.

If you want to include images, please resize them to save on my space allowance, and send each one separately in an different email. Feel free to include a photo of yourself if you wish, and maybe a short personal bio too. If you have links to promoting any book or website, make sure to include proper links, and not just typed references.

This is a general family-friendly blog, so no lurid erotica or excessive swearing, please.

I will read anything before posting it, and if I approve it, it will not be edited or altered, in any way. I will let you know when it has been posted, and will expect you to reply to comments, and to engage with any readers who comment too.

I have close to 5,000 followers now, and a regular core of readers who always comment on posts. Most days, I get between 300-400 views of this blog, sometimes more. Each post received will also be shared on Twitter and Linkedin, and will be available to be reblogged without prior permission.

So take the plunge, and send me a guest post. What have you got to lose?
If you don’t want to write something specific, then send me a link to something you would like me to reblog.

(It will take about a week to get around to any, so don’t be concerned if they don’t appear immediately)

Guest Posts

It has been some time since I extended the offer to host guest posts on here, so here it comes again.

If you are someone who follows this blog, or someone I follow, perhaps you would appreciate a guest post slot on beetleypete? I have over 3,000 followers, according to WordPress, and all posts are also shared on Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+. Even if you don’t currently follow me, or are a brand new blogger, you might like to get a wider audience for one of your posts, or write something especially for the occasion.

Maybe you have a new book to promote, or a story you would like to be read by a new audience? You might just have something to get off your chest, or want to tell others about something good or bad in your life. Perhaps you would like to review a film or book, tell us about your favourite TV show, or a live gig you attended? The subject matter is not important, as I am happy to include all sorts of categories here. But there are a few rules of course.

1) No longer than 2000 words. (Under 1500 preferred)
2) Any images or photos to be scaled down into small files.
3) No bad language, swearing, or overt sexual references.
4) Absolutely no blatant selling or endorsement of products.
5) No links to anything sales or marketing related.

If you are interested, please send it as an attachment to
Also send any images separately, and individually, to the same email address.

If I decide to publish it, I will not make any alterations. In the case of a book promotion, please send cover art and sales links by email, and I will decide what to include on the post. If I don’t decide to publish it, I will email you back, and let you know why.

This is a genuine and totally free offer, and you will receive 100% of the credit, as well as an ‘Author Bio’, if you want to send me one of those too.

Best wishes to you all, and happy blogging! Pete.