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January

Let me buy you a drink

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Welcome to 2014. I won’t do a year end post. I live my life on social media anyway, so everyone pretty much knows how 2013 went for me with near minute-by-minute detail. My books are finding an audience, I am well settled in Brooklyn, and thanks to my well-intentioned niece, I now have a pet fish plotting to kill me on Twitter.

Suffice to say 2013 worked out rather well, and I have you all to thank for it. You supported my art, listened to my ramblings, and in the very rare instances where you broke federal maritime law, complied with my orders.

And now with BREACH ZONE about to hit shelves in less than a month, I think it’s time to celebrate. To show you my appreciation, I’d be honored if you’d let me buy you a drink. glass-of-whisky-290x290Here’s how it works:

– You go out to a bar or restaurant and buy yourself your beverage of choice (no more than $10 value). You then raise the glass and drink my health, secure in the knowledge that, wherever I am, I am drinking yours.

– You send me a picture of the receipt. Make sure it clearly shows that what you got was actually a drink.

– I will then use PayPal to reimburse you the amount (up to $10). Make sure you provide me the email address you use to accept PayPal gifts. If your drink is more than $10 (as better cocktails are in New York City), I’ll still do a partial reimbursement.

– Limit one drink per person until my bar tab runs out (I’ve put aside a nice chunk of change for this).

– I trust you to obey the law, even if it’s silly. If the drink in question is alcohol, you must be over 21.

Thanks for making 2013 one of the best years of my life. Here’s to your health and prosperity in 2014. With BREACH ZONE coming soon and GEMINI CELL already into its 6th draft, I’m predicting great things to come.

Happy New Year. Forward Together.

  • Albedo

    Hey there, I was just checking the amazon page to order the 3rd opus and was disappointed to see it’s a preorder only. I really enjoyed the first two. The 2d more than the 1st, which is unusual. Anyway, all the best for this new year ! Take care and write, a lot.

  • Janet [fanofbooks]

    SOMEone in your life MUST have advised you that this idea is just crazy! But I’m impressed with this sweet offer. Full disclosure – I found your name on Mark Lawrence’sTwitter which was an RT of David Brawley’s recommendations for his Fav books of 2013. Being as I totally loved Lawrence’s novels- I’m now checking you out. I anticipate many enjoyable hours of reading. And I’ll drink to that anticipation-AND your health and wealth in 2014! No receipt required. Happy new year!

  • Samrobb

    Myke – would you be willing to accept the PayPal account for a charity instead of a personal account?

    • MykeCole

      Absolutely. Bless you for offering.

  • Michael A. Rothman

    Mike, you’re one crazy Coastie. If and when we’re in the same bar, I’ll treat you to a shot or two of the 25 yr old single malt. You know I’m good for it. 😉

  • Sue Armitage

    Myke – I dont go out and drink, but certainy raised a glass of diet coke in honour of your health and well deserved success. As I won’t be emailing a receipt, could you possible donate my unused €’s to either a veterans or coast guard charity of your choice, or use it for fish food for Betta! Best wishes for prosperous and wonderful 2014 🙂

  • Priscilla Spencer

    You are insane and wonderful.

  • Michael A. Rothman

    One more thing, if you’re thinking about donating to a charity, might I suggest the Wounded Warrior Project. I had lots of friends that’ve been helped by them and it’s a great way to give to those who are living under challenging physical and mental situations.

  • Realmwright

    A soldier buying me a drink for reading a book in the comfort of my own home? I think not! I have raised glasses and poured offerings for the safe return of friends overseas. I ask only that others do the same. You included Mr. Awesome Author.

  • lekysma

    does this offer still play for fans living in Frances