Thursday, December 13, 2012

Down at the Golden Coin FREE today on Kindle

My second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, will be absolutely free today and tomorrow, December 13 and 14th, in the Amazon Kindle Store! Down at the Golden Coin is the story of former airline pilot, Annie Mullard, who feels she has sunk to a new low when she’s forced to go to a run-down laundromat, the Golden Coin, after her washing machine breaks, but it’s here she meets a messiah. Even though twenty-something, blue-haired Violet can read minds, send Annie into past lives and levitate Tide, she isn’t anyone’s idea of a messiah. Yet Violet is equipped with the wisdom, love and humor to help Annie find a way to a more authentic life, one in which Annie is free to create her own reality and where money is not the key to happiness.

It's been getting great reviews, so what do you have to lose by downloading your FREE copy right now?

From Kirkus Reviews:


Annie Mullard had it all--a great job as an airline pilot, a handsome and successful husband, three beautiful children and a big house in Chicago. When the recession hits, Annie loses her job and the comfortable life she has known begins to collapse; her husband is cheating on her, her kids don't like her and the family's financial situation is so tight that she has to wheel her clothing down to the Golden Coin Laundromat when the washing machine breaks. Although she prays for help, the sudden appearance of Violet at the Laundromat is not what she had in mind. Violet looks like a goth teenager and claims to be a messiah who can help Annie change her life though the power of positive thinking. Yet Annie is full of doubts, expressing understandable incredulity at Violet's claims and scoffing at the idea that she can simply choose to be happy. As a teaching method, and further proof that she just may be a messiah, Violet beams Annie into past lives and even a possible future, forcing Annie to truly reflect on her attitude and her choices thus far. Slowly, Annie realizes that she just might possess the power to will her way to happiness.

Strickland, in her second novel, effectively combines the earnestness of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life with the didactic voice of The Secret. With its timely, relatable story peppered liberally with pop-culture references and religious conviction, Strickland's novel should strike a chord with readers who will relate to Annie's struggles and search for a happier future.

A lesson in faith and the power of positive thinking, all nestled within a satisfying story.