Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW RELEASE: POKERGEIST BY @MICHAELPCASH #POKER #PARANORMAL #AMREADING

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: Pokergeist
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Genre: Paranormal, Poker
Book Blurb:
Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn’t have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch…Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly of Las Vegas learning to trust each other in order to win the elusive International Series of Poker, repair their shattered personal relationships and find redemption in this life and the hereafter.
Exclusive Excerpt:
Prologue
Like taking candy from a baby, Clutch Henderson thought. He took a deep pull on his whiskey, allowing the burn to numb him from gullet to stomach. The room reeked of smoke, even though it was not allowed in the main ballroom during the tournament. Overhead, giant television screens focused on two players. Clutch looked up, winked, and watched the camera close in on his craggy face. I still got it. He smirked at his image. He was tall, lanky, and deeply tanned, which accentuated his silver hair and light eyes. Even though he was pushing seventy, he knew the ladies still found him attractive. They didn’t call him the Silver Fox for nothing. Clutch patted the blister pack of Viagra in the pocket of the polyester bowling shirt that he wore in homage to the Big Lebowski, the fictional kingpin legend. Gineva would be picking up a celebratory bottle of champagne right now, as soon as she clocked out at the Nugget. They wouldn’t give her the day off today—the bastards. There was a good chance he was going to make an honest woman out of her tonight…a rich, honest woman.
Clutch shifted in his seat, his hemorrhoids making their presence known. They burned his ass more than the cocky kid sitting opposite him. He looked over to his opponent who was sunk low in his seat, his face swallowed by the gray hoodie he wore. Adam “the Ant” Antonowski, boy wonder, who rose from the ranks of online card games, had beaten out a seemingly impossible one hundred sixty-five thousand players to earn a coveted seat at the International Series of Poker. His pimply face peeked out from under oversized sunglasses. Clutch sneered contemptuously at him. They let everybody play today. The kid did look bug-eyed with those enormous glasses. Adam curled his hands protectively over his cards, his bitten-down fingernails repulsive.
“Rookie,” Clutch muttered under his breath, his lips barely moving.
“Looks like Clutch Henderson is praying, folks,” Kevin Franklyn said into his mike from where he sat in a small room watching the game. He was a former champion turned seasoned sportscaster on the poker circuit, well respected, and the senior of the two anchormen. He was completely bald, his fleshy nose slightly off center on his craggy face, a victim of his youthful and unsuccessful boxing career. He’d made a mint once he turned to poker and had never looked back.
Stu James shook his head. “Clutch could be at his last prayers; this kid is the terminator.” Stu was a tall cowboy with wavy blond hair and mustache left over from his 1970s poker-playing heyday. He looked like a country singer.
“Let’s see if Clutch can exterminate the Ant,” Kevin replied.
They shared a laugh. The sportscasters wore matching light blue jackets with the Poker Channel logo on the chest.
Kevin nodded, placing his hand on his earbud, and said, “Yes, this is it, folks, in case you’ve just tuned in. A record fourteen thousand entrants, and it all comes down to this—the final moments. The rookie versus the pro: it could have been scripted by a screenwriter. David versus Goliath. Adam ‘the Ant’ Antonowski going up against the legendary Clutch Henderson.”

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Author Biography:
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written ten books including the best-selling Brood XStillwellThe FlipThe After HouseThe Hanging TreeWitches Protection ProgramPokergeist and Battle for Darracia series.
Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

ON SALE THIS WEEKEND! Only 99 cents!

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Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.


Stillwell won honorable mention for General Fiction in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013!
"Thriller meets love story in a novel where characterization shines." - Foreword Reviews

"Cash easily draws readers into the story by creating three-dimensional characters who are easy to care about." - Foreword Reviews

"With strong characters and a twist unexpected in a thriller, this book is an enjoyable beach read." - Foreword Reviews

"A horror tale with well-developed characters..." - Kirkus Review

"I do not see what would stop Michael Phillip Cash's horror masterpiece from becoming a bestseller." - pjtheemt.blogspot.com

ForeWord Reviews 
2013 Book of the Year Award
Winner!  Honorable Mention
Horror
ForeWord Reviews 
2013 Book of the Year Award
Winner!  Honorable Mention
Horror

Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Review: Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island



Paul’s wife, Allison, dies after a short battle with brain cancer. Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Islandchronicles the week after Allison’s funeral, when Paul experiences dreams that are too real, sees ghostly apparitions, and gets drawn into a historical love story.
Along with waking up with scratches from a hairy demon he sees only in his nightmares, Paul is trying to care for his now motherless three children. He goes back to work as a real-estate agent and is asked by a friend to sell his parents’ ancestral home, Stillwell—a house known for ghosts all its own.
This is the second book for Michael Phillip Cash, who writes with a simple yet engaging style. He easily draws readers into the story by creating three-dimensional characters who are easy to care about. Readers want to help Paul get his twin teenage children to stop arguing and to eat, and to comfort the older-than-her-years baby of the family, Stella.
Cash also manages to capture different stages of grief through Paul and his children. Paul can’t let go because of his love for his wife; Jesse wants to know his mom is safe; little Stella Luna wants to hear real-life stories to remember her mother by; and Veronica says, “I’m glad Mom is gone. It was too hard to watch her…She didn’t even know us in the end. Is it wrong to feel relieved?” Readers will find the hard truths of suffering acutely portrayed.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Now Available!


Now Available For Kindle! $4.99 or FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
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