122 Rules by Deek Rhew

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy Birthday, Birth!

And on this day, in the city of Alabaster Cove, a gigolo was born...

Wow, it's hard to believe but it's almost Birth of an American Gigolo's first birthday, and what better way to celebrate than come party with Erin and me in a big ol' #Birthday bash...and a giveaway!

Yep, it's time to get out those leg warmers, put on the acid washed jeans, and party! This year, Erin and I have something special in mind, but first, a trip down memory lane!

The History of Birth

The crazy thing about this book is that I never actually set out to write it.

Wut? Wut? Yep, totally true. I have a ton of ideas for books, but this one just happened. I was working on my first novel, 122 Rules, when in the middle of it, this obnoxiously persistent woman, Lindsey, just took over a chapter. It was the oddest most remarkable thing ever. One chapter, I'm talking about guns and bad guys, and the next, Lindsey is telling me about her terrible cheating husband and, in the most absurd way ever, of how she was going to get her life back.

Birth of an American Gigolo
As page after page of her life came pouring out of my keyboard, I remember thinking a couple of things:

1) Lindsey and her story will be my introduction to the world as a writer.

Lindsey is queen of Alabaster Cove!
2) Some people are going to give this books a very wide birth (Har!). It will make some folks uncomfortable to the point of getting puckered butthole syndrome or PBS. But I had to tell her story the way she told it to me. To do any less would be dishonest.

The Cheating Husband and the Wanton Wife

So, given that the story is about a wife who gets revenge on her cheating husband, how has the world accepted Lindsey and her wanton ways? Erin and I watch in wonder, wondering which of the two categories people will be in:

Those that get an instant case of PBS (Puckered Butthole Syndrome) - They will stare at the book cover, ask what it is about, smile awkwardly, then walk away watching it as though it will jump off the table and pinch their bottoms.

The Gimme Mores - They ask about it and they start to laugh as they have me sign their copy.

Really, both walks of life are quite amusing.

I think that blatantly talking about a cheating spouse touches a nerve. It's too common. Too many people know someone that has had this happen to them, or they themselves have had experience with it.

I think that they also believe that this books is an erotic novel. Nope!

Remember this book is NOT about sex!

It really isn't. In fact, here's the disclaimer on the Amazon sales page:

The most common perception when folks read the description is that this is an erotic novel. Um nope. Nada. No, sir and no, ma'am.

This book is NOT about sex. There is a little of course, because, well, it's about an angry and betrayed party girl and her boy toy. But if you're looking for long descriptions of people's kibbles and bits and how they sizzle and sauté them into a goulash of passion and uninhibited fornication, then you'd better look for a different blend of Chex Mix, cause, brother, this ain't it.

Alright, you know what this book ISN'T about? What is it about?

One word: Revenge!

An old party girl shoehorned into domestic divaship, infuriated by her husband's cheating and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend, inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction.

She and her new boy toy turned love god start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove

If you've even been betrayed.

If you've ever been cheated.

If you've ever wanted to serve up a can of whoopass on someone that desperately deserved it
but never got the chance...
It's time for you to get the revenge you so truly deserve.

Okay, time to meet the cast and crew!

Cindie, the girlfriend

Stuart, egomaniac and cheating husband

Lindsey, domestic diva extraordinaire

Dios, the original American gigolo
Celebration Giveaway

So, now that you've met the peeps, and you have the background, you ask: Deek, how can I, a highly intelligent, classy, well-refined fan of yours, get my hands on a FREE signed copy?

Well, Super Fan, I'm glad you asked that question!

Enter to win a copy via our Rafflecopter giveaway:

Birth of an American Gigolo Rafflecopter Giveaway

I will be giving out a signed copy to TWO lucky entrants and as well as an eBook copy to a third!
NOTE: Due to the excessive cost of shipping books out of the country, USA residents only can win the printed copy. However, anyone, anywhere in the world can win the eBook version!

Eeeeeee! How cool is that?

Pretty cool, Deek. But what will we do while we wait for the contest countdown?

Discriminating Reader, I'm glad you asked that. Not only are you smart and good looking, but you have a nose for asking just the right questions.

What about a free chapter? Get Birth's chapter one NOW!

Okay, my friends, that's it! Thanks for celebrating with us.

Adventure on!