As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence releases; As Life Goes: Elementary FREE until December 1, 2015

“As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence”, the second book of in the “As Life Goes” series released today, Friday November 27, 2015

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As part of the release event, there is a Kindle FREE e-book promotion for the first book of the series “As Life Goes: Elementary” which is ongoing until December 1, 2015

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SYNOPSIS and the top review for “As Life Goes: Elementary”

As Life Goes: Elementary (BOOK ONE of the “As Life Goes” series) – Links to Excerpts

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt I

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt II

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt III


5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and very relevant
By TFLReader TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 3, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Today’s society is filled with broken homes and transient kids. While divorce was just starting to become more acceptable as I was growing up, it is now the norm and author Jason Zandri has written a very poignant tale of one family’s experience in “As Life Goes: Elementary”. The story of Mark and his son Matthew, who return to Mark’s childhood hometown to start over after a divorce. The struggles of starting a new school and meeting new people are illustrated as are the pains of loss. This is a great story that I became quickly invested in and that I found very easy to relate to. Definitely recommend.


“Every new beginning starts from nothing. Understanding that you can have everything in the love of one person, isn’t that worth the risk of personal capital? Isn’t that kind of love worth it?” – Diane Wakeford

“Have I ever told you, you’re the nicest boy I’ve ever met?” – Melissa Bancroft

“I will have the friends I want. I don’t care what boy likes me or what boy I like. You’re an awesome friend. I am not giving you up because we’re going to different schools or for any one person either.” – Elizabeth Wellsworth

Mark Sanford returns to his hometown with his son Matthew in tow to rebuild their lives. Recently divorced, and with the mother totally abandoning her parental responsibilities, both father and son are beginning their fresh start together.

Matthew begins to make new friends in the neighborhood and at school while he tries to find his place among people that have been friends with one another for years at elementary school.

Mark takes over the reins of the former family corner store with the help of a young woman looking for work. The ability to love and trust that woman entering his life is difficult for him because of all he has lost. For Matthew, that “first love” is difficult to understand without a motherly influence and with a father that has been deeply hurt.


—- As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence —- ON SALE NOW —- —-


SYNOPSIS for “As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence”

—- SEQUEL TO “As Life Goes: Elementary” —-



As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – Excerpt I

As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – Excerpt II

As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – Excerpt III

As Life Goes: Elementary (BOOK ONE) – Links to Excerpts

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt I

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt II

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt III

“You have to let things happen and be there for the ones you care about. When they slip, you try to catch them to break their fall. You can’t always be there for everyone; when you’re not and if they should fall, you help them back up.” – Matthew Sanford.

“Now and for the rest of my life, I want to spend the time trying to make you as happy as you’ve made me.”

“There’s no way to know all things with absolute certainty. If you want to love that much, if you want the chance to be Matthew’s entire world, and have him be yours, you’re going to have to risk everything.” – Diane Wakeford.

The one constant in the universe is change.

Matthew, Tim, Melissa, Liz and the gang come to the end of their youth as they turn eighteen and prepare to leave high school.

Old friends and new come together as their lives shift from the moment they are in to the future that is coming at them.

One love is discovered and then lost. Another is never fully revealed. Others are put forward to stand against the tests of life, time, and circumstance.

At a time of letting go, they do their best to hang on, realizing that yesterday is gone and what they have to look forward to is everything that tomorrow offers.


“I, Hero: The Beginning” is now FREE via Smashwords

With the recent release of “I, Hero: Nathan Returns” and the upcoming release of “I, Hero: Phases” I am excited to announce that “I, Hero: The Beginning” is now available FOR FREE via the Smashwords website.


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Before Another Sunset – ‪FREE‬ through end of day Friday 2/27/2015

Before Another Sunset – ‪FREE‬ through end of day Friday (‪Giveaway‬ ends at midnight)

#1 ranked Kindle Short Reads > Literature & Fiction
#8 ranked in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction

After midnight Saturday it goes back to ‪‎99 cents‬

Even if you’re not thinking to read it just yet, grab it now while it’s free and put it on the side for when you have the time.

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First half day of the giveaway and Before Another Sunset is moving

The free Kindle giveaway for Before Another Sunset has been strong with the below as the update as of 4PM on 02/23.


I am really excited to see such a high leap with the novella. There are hundreds of thousands of free books given away as part of other authors’ special offers and while it’s not a direct competition I am really encouraged at the numbers.


The jump shown above from yesterday to today (along the orange line) is from the end of 99 cent sales to the start of the giveaway for free today.

Hopefully this will translate into the focus on Another Sunset (the full novel) as that is the main focus of all this work.

I am looking forward to the remainder of the week’s effort and for the reviews I am hoping to get as part of this effort.

Regardless, I appreciate the opportunity to expose my work to a broader audience.

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Get Before Another Sunset for FREE (before 2/28) for the Kindle

This week, one week only, the prequel novella Before Another Sunset is a free download for your Kindle until midnight 2/27

You don’t need a Kindle device to take advantage of this special – you can read your FREE download on your PC or any tablet or mobile device where the Kindle Reader App can be installed

Don’t wait – after this week the title goes back to full price.

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