Here’s a List of Things You Can Buy for 99 Cents

Do you have 99¢ to spare? Then let me help you spend it. Take your pick from one of the following:

  • Three quarters of a small serving of McDonald’s fries.
  • A manicure for one of your fingers at a cheap backstreet salon.
  • 9 minutes viewing of an average length movie in an average priced Manhattan movie theatre (yes, I did the math).
  • Anything from the 99¢ store.
  • A book comprising a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal short stories to intrigue, surprise and entertain you. WHAATT?! NO WAY! Yes way! Only 99¢. Courtesy of author C.S. Boyack, who you might recall helped me make bread rolls a while back.

The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack. Don’t you just love that title? And don’t you just love the cover? Designed by Rachel Carrera.

Experimental notebook cover

I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and really enjoyed the range of stories. Some of the comments I gave Craig were:

“This story is deliciously macabre!”

“Ha! Good unexpected twist!”

“I’ve never seen something like that before, I think it works really well.”

“I could imagine this as part of a full novel that I would want to read.”

“This story really carried me along, eager to find out where it was going to go!”

Tempted? Then why not pop along to Amazon, and order your copy now? (UK residents go here to buy). Unless of course you’d rather have three quarters of a small serving of McDonald’s fries, but quite frankly they’re cold now, whereas Craig’s book is hot off the press!

If you want a bit more of Craig, and why wouldn’t you? Here are his links…



55 responses to “Here’s a List of Things You Can Buy for 99 Cents

  1. Haha I loved your opening list and the book sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  2. Once you went to the review, I laughed at your opening. Well done … and cheers for promoting Craig’s work.

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  3. Great way to help promote the book. Loved it! Sounds like a great read.

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  4. How useful, as you have a birthday coming up… x

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  5. My dear–you hooked us in so very well. What’s up with the snail?

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  6. What a great promotion. Baking season will soon be upon us, and it’s almost time to wake up my sourdough. Thank you for doing this.

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  7. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Another great review of my new book. Vanessa always has fun posts and unique ideas. You should consider following her while you’re visiting her site.

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  8. Great post! I remember the bread rolls episode… very funny!

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  9. What a terrific, clever way to do a promo! You’re so creative.

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  10. Great idea for a post. Good luck with your book!

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  11. Glad to see short, experimental fiction is coming back for authors as well as for readers! We all need those short reads to let go a little bit, even when we’re pressed for time. Any chance of there being a hardcopy/paperback version in the future?

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    • I have never gone down that path before. I am considering the audio book options though. There is a Kindle app for everything today. I provide a link in the top of my own sidebar. I can see people reading one of these short stories on a phone while waiting for the restaurant pager to go off. Thanks for commenting today.


    • Hi Mayumi, short stories are perfect for today’s world aren’t they! And a great opportunity for writers to experiment with different writing styles.


  12. Unless you’re a complete philistine and don’t own an e-reader, in which case I might go for the fries.

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  13. Sounds like a really great read! And I love the cover. Good luck to C.S. Boyack!

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  14. What an excellent, unique book review. And yes, I like the cover, and the stories sound enticing. Nice job! Now, go over and play ‘your’ game that I stole over at my blog site…!!!

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  15. Aren’t you c.l.e.v.e.r.? Fantastic approach! 🙂

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  16. What a great comparison! You’ve inspired me…to go get one finger manicured. 😉

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  17. Well that may be the most creative advertising ever! Sorry I missed this post Vanessa. I think it was during wedding week. 🙂


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