Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Sensationally Absurd Life and Times of Slim Dyson

Welcome, folks. Today's a big day here at ABftS. We're proud to announce the release of our newest collaborative novel, "The Sensationally Absurd Life and Times of Slim Dyson." It's our third humor novel, and the very first without any sort of paranormal elements. Unless you count extreme delusion and optimism as paranormal behavior. Here's the book cover...


The Sensationally Absurd Life and Times of Slim Dyson

As those of you who have followed the early chapters of the story we've posted here know, the hero of the story is a homeless writer who accidentally finds fame and fortune. Here's the story synopsis:

"Slim Dyson is a man about town. He's an artistically inclined urbanite, a ladies man, and a social butterfly. The only problem is that he's homeless. Well, he doesn't have a problem with that. In fact he doesn't have any problems at all, because Slim Dyson is the most optimistic man alive. In fact, his optimism borders on delusion. And when he accidentally becomes catapulted into fame and fortune, Slim finds himself thrust into a world where honesty and optimism come to die: Hollywood.

The life of luxury is foreign to a man who would rather sleep on a shelter cot. Will Hollywood change Slim? Can even the purest heart survive the washing machine of Fame without fading? And what's the point of a toilet that shoots water up your butt, anyway?"




Now, like all our other novels, this story is available as an e-Book exclusive, sold through Amazon. But, that doesn't mean you have to have a Kindle to read it! For those without Kindles, fret not, because you can still read this book on your computer. On the right hand side of the page we linked above, click the link that says 'Available on your PC,' right below where you Buy.

From here, you'll be directed to a page where you can download the Kindle program for your computer. Just download, install, and register (it's free), and from there, if you buy our book, Amazon will send it to your computer, rather than to a Kindle.

If not, you can also just read it on your web browser straight through Amazon.com.

Buy it here.

Also, as a reminder, we'll be holding our Party Like Slim Dyson contest on Thursday, where you the reader will help us by voting on who threw the best homeless party. The winner will become immortalized on the blog and get a signed copy of our unreleased novella manuscript, Lost and Found. Be sure and check it out. We have some killer entries.

Lastly, both of us just want to stop and say thank you to all of you in the blogging community. Whether you're a blogger or a reader, whether this is your first visit or your thousandth, it's your support that gives us the ability to do what we love, and that's write. We might not sell out join the ranks of Slim Dyson and score an $8 million dollar movie deal, but as long as we can bring you high quality writing, high quality humor, and high quality entertainment, we're going to keep doing it. So thank you, truly, because you've helped us shape our writing into what it is today. We wouldn't be the writers we are without you.

Cheers,
B&B

Music: Frank Turner
Beer: Fat Tire

41 comments:

  1. I thought the movie deal was only worth one million...though I also think that they said that was only the first check and he'd get more or something. So it could actually be 8, or I could be totally wrong. Well, either way, good luck with the book guys and hopefully there will be one movie based on one of your books. I personally am looking forward to Genghis Khan's Mongolian Starship: The Movie. Again, I only think that's how it goes.

    Damn I suck sometimes.

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    1. Yep, you're right, the movie deal was worth 8 million and he just got 1 million up front.

      Also, we can't promise Genghis Khan the movie, but this epic time traveling story may or may not be our next novel...

      (Don't worry, it's not)

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  2. Congratulations on publishing yet another novel. Well done. I'm off to buy it now!

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  3. Congrats on another book release! Can't wait to see the contest results

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  4. Congrats on one more at your shore, will be going to add to my pad.

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  5. Congratulations, the cover looks great! Will definitely get it. Also curious about the Slim Dyson parties!

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  6. I bought it and can't wait to see what's in store for Slim and Amelia! Congrats on the release, I know it will break all sorts of record sales!!

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  7. Definitely on my Christmas list, but I'm beginning to feel like the wicked stepchild because I have a Nook. Can I download it on the Nook from Amazon or do I have to use my laptop? Should I buy me a Kindle and chuck my Nook? MOre importantly, will we avoid the fiscal cliff? Oh wait, that was another blog. Anywho, congrats guys on your mist excellent writing adventure, you sure bring a smile to my face every time I read your posts ! :)

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  8. Good luck with your book, boys, and may you have the opportunity to sell out soon! I want to be able to say "I read them when!"

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  9. "B" BEER BOYS ~
    I don't want a book on my computer; I want a book in my hands.

    When will I be able to purchase a "real" in-my-hands, "page-turnable" copy of 'The Sensationally Absurd Life and Times of Slim Dyson'?

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  10. This is the one ABFTS contest that I was unable to participate in. Shocking, I know. I'm almost always quick to jump into your contests! Had a busy week though.

    Congrats on the release! This is definitely one I will be purchasing...once I get my head above water! I promise! I am currently in a financial nightmare and right now, $2.99 is a lot of money to me. That could buy a gallon of milk, or 2 loaves of bread that will feed my family.

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  11. I'm so excited to read the trials and tribulations of Slim. So hoping he comes out a hero that I know lies inside of him!!!!

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  12. Maybe a few too many Fat Tires? You boys are getting sentimental on us! :)

    Congrats - I look forward to reading it!!

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  13. Congratulations on the book boys and may you one day be sleeping on a park bench with loads of dosh in your wallets!

    I use the Amazon Cloud Reader, 'tis most fabulous!

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  14. I'm going to have to do my best to get hold of this because I really am looking forward to reading the entire story. Sounds like it's awesome to me, hopefully it does well.

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  15. Congratulations on your new release! Can't wait to see what happens to our friend Slim next.

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  16. Hi guys,

    I liked your comment on Matthew's (YeamieWaffles') blog, so I've joined your fan club. Plus, you're pretty darn creative and funny. Good luck with Slim Dyson.

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  17. Congratulations! I've read a lot of entries in the contest today. Going to be challenging to select a winner.

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  18. I can't wait to read the other entries and grab my kindle book! This was a lot of fun!

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  19. Um... Do you have a list of the other people throwing Slim a party? Or am I just missing that somewhere?

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  20. Congrats B & B! Just like all the other published works you two produce...I cannot wait to read this one. :D You deserve all the success in the world.

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  21. Congrats!!! That is awesome, can't wait to pick it up!

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  22. You guys need to slow up!

    At $1.99 a pop, I can only afford 16 or 17 of your new books per year...

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  23. Yay, congrats! I can't wait to buy it and find out what happens to Slim. I won't have time until the weekend, but then I can plow right through it. And I also can't wait to read all of the party entries.

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  24. I'm really excited to find out what happens to Slim. And to read all of the entries. I wish I could have joined but I couldn't think of anything and I didn't have the time to write it anyways. But as long as I get to help vote (and read your ebook), I'm excited!

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  25. Good luck you guys, it makes me happy to see this gem get released :)

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  26. Very cool! I'm going to force someone with funds to buy this for me. I want the signed copy, but I'm sure no cameras will be around for my Party Like Slim Dyson party.

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  27. Sticking ole Slim in the Kindle. Excited to see where he ends up.

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  28. Riot Kitty sent me - and she was right. I will be back (Kindleless) as soon as my to-read pile is reduced. The synopsis had huge amounts of charm. Thank you.

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  29. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! For some reason I thought your blog party was today, not Thursday. The entries should be fun!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  30. Congrats on getting that book out! That's still more than what I've ever published.

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  31. aww! how exciting! congratulations!!
    wishing the best of luck.

    visiting via riot kitty.

    have a nice day~

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  32. Congratulations! You're on a roll.

    I'll have to buy that soon ^_^

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  33. Hey, I recognize that picture. Now I'm looking for the homeless guy in the background.

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  34. Congrats on another book release! I was going to participate in the Slim Dyson Blog Challenge thing, but I had a really busy week and couldn't find time to do it.

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  35. I will take 75% of the credit for helping you become great writers. I am a staple in the blog community, or is it stable? I can never remember.

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  36. Congrats, boys! And good luck to all the participants!

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  37. It looks great, fellas. That guy looks familiar, though... ;)

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