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Another Great Review for Time To Lie!

This is a review on Goodreads.com from a complete stranger who listened to the audiobook that somehow he got for free from a website that I’ve never heard of.

I am so glad I got the chance to listen to this one. A cheeky mix of a coming of age story for a young man, a guide to time travel and college parties. A very cool listen. If you are like me and loved Karate Kid then this story will make you laugh and definitely keep your attention for a few hours. The characters are very likable and you learn to like them more and more as the story goes on. There are so many pop culture and science fiction references/ shout outs sprinkled throughout this book that it gives it a kind of authenticity. With all the different timelines intermingled it lends a sort of confusion that is not confusing at all but gives this time travel tale a little something different. The main character’s sarcasm is so cheeky and fun that you cannot help but laugh at him, in a geeky way. If you are anything like me then you will love listening to the main character geek out in the college dorms and navigate his way through his freshman year. The narrator does a phenomenal job with this entire story, but especially the sarcasm. Each character has their own unique sound it gives them personality. There were scenes that you could really hear the urgency and tension in the narrator’s voice. What a great listen and I cannot wait for this series to be continued. I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a honest review via Audiobook Boom. This is no way affected my opinion of this work.

There you have it. That’s a pretty great summary and endorsement. On Goodreads my book now has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5.0. If you want a fun read, give it a try (here on Amazon)  and if you really want to make my day today, go vote for my books cover in the AllAuthor.com book cover contest. I’m currently in 13th place and desperately need votes. You can vote without logging in or giving your e-mail! Have a great afternoon! ~Phil

It’s Here! My New Book: Time To Lie!

This is the most excited I’ve been about anything in quite a while! Now available for Kindle, I’m proud to present…

Time to Lie

The truth is just the lie we’ve chosen to believe, and yours may be different than mine.

Remember that time you dated that complete nutcase and said to yourself, I wish Future Me would have come back and warned me about this. Remember when you and your drunk friends said, If it’s such a bad idea, someone would come back from the future and stop us, right before it blew up in your face and got you in trouble? It would be great to have someone from the future to guide your life, wouldn’t it?

Landon Bridges’ life hasn’t always been perfect, but now he’s in college and determined to make a fresh start and transform himself from high school geek to college chic…well less geeky guy. He’s finally attained his goal of studying physics with a renowned professor. He’s met the girl of his dreams and made friends with some of the cool frat guys. Things are going great, until He shows up.

A mysterious stranger intervenes to help Landon out of a terrible, possibly life changing situation, but what does he want? Why does he keep showing up? Who is he?  Landon’s briefly idyllic college world seems to be spinning out of control. In the process of regaining his sanity and his grip on reality, he discovers that he has talents and allies that he never imagined. But is what they’re telling him the truth?

It’s a mix of humor and suspense. I hope that intro is enough to entice you to read it. Short of being elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, all I want out of life is for you to read my book. You can find Time To Lie on Amazon by clicking this link! Please share to your blog and/or Facebook by clicking one of the buttons below! Thank you so much! ~Phil

Rise of a D-List Supervillain! (and a surprise announcement)

“Being a supervillain means never having to say you’re sorry . . .” In 2012 I had finished one book on my Kindle and was poking around the “Recommendations For You” section for another good read. I came across Confessions of a D-List Supervillain and I loved it. It was a fun, unique story that had a different feel to it. Since then I’ve read the two sequels that followed Confessions and was eagerly awaiting the fourth in the series

If you haven’t read any of Jim Bernheimer’s D-List Supervillain series, I highly recommend that you get the whole series and enjoy. Jim’s protanganist is Cal Stringel, a down on his luck wanna-be supervillain with a conscience. He is every man. He is who I would probably be if I had the technological know how to make a super suit. He’s like Tony Stark (Iron Man) but without the good looks or  millions of dollars.

So, on Friday, like a stone cold rapper, Jim Bernheimer dropped Rise of a D-List Supervillain on Amazon overnight. If you’ve read the first three, why haven’t you picked this one up yet? It’s now available for Kindle and in short order it will also be in paperback and on Audible.

I truly do enjoy Jim’s books and when I decided to work with a publisher on my next book instead of self-publishing, Jim’s Amber Cove Publishing was the first one on my list and I’m lucky and grateful that Jim and his staff liked my next novel Time To Lie enough that he signed me for that book and the sequel. This next picture is from the table of contents of Rise of a D-List Supervillain.

See that? How cool is that? If you buy Rise of a D-List Supervillain for Kindle, you get a two chapter preview of my new book, Time to Lie, which will be out in early September!

Have a great Sunday! ~Phil

 

 

Coming September 2017! Time To Lie

Coming September 2017! Humorous suspense at it’s best!

Have a great Friday!~Phil

The Perfect Weekend Beach Read

With summer upon us many of you are going to the beach or just relaxing outside. In case you only access The Phil Factor from your phone, I know you’d hate to miss all the spectacular content in my sidebars. One piece of this incredible sidebar content is my books. Yes, some of you may not even be aware that I’ve written a few books. Nothing serious, just some fun, suspenseful weekend beach read type books that are available as e-books or in paperback.

A group of friends with a penchant for goofy nicknames return to their hometown for a funeral and what had been a pleasant, albeit melancholy, reunion quickly escalates into a fight for their lives with an enemy they didn’t know they had. Putting up with each others quirks with good humor they must unravel a mystery that may have started thirty years ago. They unwittingly stumble and fumble their way into a life or death showdown that could kill them all. The question is not whether they will survive the bad guys, but will they survive each other? One reader likened the characters to “the kids from Stephen King’s classic ‘Stand By Me’ but grown up and on crack.” (No one does drugs in the story. I think she was referring to the humor in the novel)

The e-book is only $2.99 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and all the other e-book outlets. It’s also available in paperback for $8.23 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have a great Friday! ~Phil

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Remember when you were a kid and you had that one magical summer that seemed to last a lifetime? Cooper and his friends don’t know it, but they are in the midst of a summer they will never forget. Their small town is paralyzed with fear as a serial killer preys upon children and The Golden Boys seem to be the only ones who have a chance to stop him. A life-long bond is forged between them as they confront each other, their worst fears and a killer that is more than anyone could possibly imagine. Filled with suspense, heart and humor, The Sneaker Tree has something for everyone.

That’s right, I’m having a sale. On my blog? No, that’s free until I get picked up for syndication. My book! The Sneaker Tree is on sale for only $2.99 for your Kindle, Nook, or iPad/iPhone! It really is a great story that I’m very proud of. (BTW the link in this paragraph will take you to the paperback. For the $2.99 e-book click on the book cover in the right sidebar)

thesneakertree

Need a fun read during your time off around the holidays? Try The Sneaker Tree, also available in paperback!

If you’ve read my blog and enjoyed my writing, why not give one of my books a try? If you’ve read The Sneaker Tree and enjoyed it, I’d be thrilled if you share this post far and wide on Facebook, Twitter or by reblogging. Have a great Friday everyone! ~Phil