I don’t remember how Stanley’s story came to me or why I even started to write it, but I have an email I sent to my sister on April 8, 2015 where I made this comment: “When you have time, would you read this please. It’s the first chapter of a completely new story – you know – that Stanley Pearl guy who showed up yesterday and demanded I write about him.”
Interestingly enough, April 7 is Rich’s and my wedding anniversary. Stanley showed up on that day and demanded I write his story. Hmmm.
The book was fun to write, and even though I kept putting it on the back burner in order to write in my current series, it was never too long before I was adding words to the story.
Stanley Pearl hit the market in June with little to no fanfare, and because I didn’t have a way to know how well the book would be received, I opted to apply for a Readers’ Favorite review.
That review came in today with a 5-star rating. Here’s the takeaway:
“Stanley Pearl is a fun and fast-paced darkly humorous story about an accountant and single dad’s sudden immersion into a life of intrigue, danger and even soul-shattering romance. Cochere’s plot is sly and masterful as she parallels her hero’s life with that of his fictional character. Stanley’s tale is part delayed coming of age, part mid-life crisis, and seeing him develop from an otherworldly and somewhat reclusive accountant into a suave man of action is entertaining indeed. The author’s characters are credible and real, and her story delivers on a number of levels. Stanley Pearl is most highly recommended.”
The review was given by a man! It was so nice to get feedback from a man that I wrote Stanley’s character as credible and real.
It’s been a while since I’ve given away any free books, so let’s give Stanley away!
Please note that Stanley Pearl is a bit racier than I usually write but would still garner a PG-13 rating at the movie theater.
Here is a code for a free ebook at Smashwords. This code is good through the end of the month and expires on August 1st … YL58R. Simply go to the book page on Smashwords and enter the code at checkout.
If you would prefer to have a free ebook through Amazon, please let me know through the comments section below and I’ll email a redemption link from Amazon to you. You’ll then simply have to click the link to download your free copy.
If you choose to read the book, I hope you enjoy Stanley’s story!