Michael Cargill

Regular updates of sarcastic and irreverent nonsense.

Jake – my latest book now available! Free for reviewers and followers

At last!  It’s here!  It’s finished!  My latest book is now occupying the digital shelves of an online shop somewhere near you.  And by jove, would it be thrilled to have your mouse pointer tickling under its nose.

All those months of head scratching, typing, formatting, the endless rounds of editing and begging people to help me with the proof reading… I’m sick of the sight of the damned thing.  But it’s finished!  WOWZERS.

And I’ll be starting a new one soon…

This particular story is centred around a teenage boy called Jake, and it’s all about the teenage insecurities that are bouncing around his head as he battles from one day to the next.  There’s drama, there’s jealousy, there’s shouting, there’s tragedy, there’s… well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.

I’d like to thank OCD Reader, Weichu, and Louise Savage for their gracious help during the editing stages.  Their delicate beady eyes spotted what my tired puffy ones could not.

Kindlers can download it directly from Amazon US and Amazon UK, whilst owners of Nooks and the like can download the epub/PDF/Sony version from Smashwords

If you’re willing to write a short review of the book on somewhere like Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads, or your blog then you can grab yourself a free copy from Smashwords using this code – JU97J

Jealousy, lust, and teenage insecurities are the lifeblood of any large school.

Loneliness can strike without warning, spreading through the cramped corridors like an epidemic.

Out on the playground, rivalries are formed from the pettiest of incidents.

Some people look at Jake in awe, others look at him with hatred.

Jake is just an ordinary boy who wants to be liked.

Jake wants to know why the girls never seem to notice him.

Jake is… well, he’s Jake.


19 responses to “Jake – my latest book now available! Free for reviewers and followers

  1. breezyk 03/09/2013 at 4:04 PM

    Congrats on the new book, good sir!

  2. No Blog Intended 03/09/2013 at 4:07 PM

    Congrats! Unfortunately I’ve got eleven books now I should read before June, so this will be on my list for the summer. Sounds great though!

  3. ocdreader 03/09/2013 at 4:21 PM

    Yay! Congratulations! Nice to get the kids out of the house and on their own in the big wide world. Looking forward to what your devilish mind things up next.

  4. zbpublications 03/09/2013 at 7:40 PM

    Reblogged this on ZB's Blog of Awesomeness and commented:
    I love Michael Cargill’s thriller Underneath, his latest book Jake has just been released. I hope you check it out!

  5. beckyday6 03/09/2013 at 9:08 PM

    Congratulations Michael!!! The new book looks fab, both the cover and the plot. I’ve downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it, and you can expect a review of Jake and Underneath coming to a town near you soon. 🙂

    I think you should celebrate with some cider – as is the student way. :L

    • Michael Cargill 03/09/2013 at 9:22 PM

      Thank you Becky, you are most kind and gracious to this here author.

      I’ve actually published an updated edition of Underneath, so make sure you grab that one. There’s a link to the PDF version in the post before this one. It’s got better grammar and sentences and everything.

      I actually had some cider with a homeless person earlier. We sat under a bridge and shouted at the cars, it was great.

  6. David Stringer 03/11/2013 at 2:54 PM

    I’ve been meaning to download/buy some of your books for a while, Shades of Grey in particular has me intrigued, though I assume it’ll be a departure from the style you normally write here on the blog…

    Jake’s got me intrigued as well, you definitely know how to write a blurb at the least!

    I don’t have a kindle or nook, but I do have Google Play Books on my android phone – do you know if I’d be able to get my hands on a compatible version?

    • Michael Cargill 03/11/2013 at 3:33 PM

      Yeah, my books are considerably different to what I write here!

      According to this link, you can read PDF and epub files on Google Play Books. Epubs would probably work better. Some of my books are exclusive for the Amazon Kindle at the moment, but feel free to use the code above to grab a free copy of Jake if you want. On the post before this one, there’s a link that contains the epub and PDF version of Underneath.


      And I have to say, writing the blurb can be harder than the writing the sodding story…!

  7. Addie 03/12/2013 at 11:54 AM

    I want. Now on my list. Can’t wait.

  8. thebookybunhead 03/19/2013 at 12:09 AM

    On my to read list. Very excited to read it!

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