The Halls still need decking but the Tree is officially Trimmed. Only 18 more shopping days ’til Christmas. Spend them wisely!
The nice folks from Red City Reviews gave my nonfiction book Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet about online dating a glowing 5-star review recently. Enjoy!
Free Love: True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet by Thomas Kelleher
A compelling and entertaining read that delves deeply within the sexual psyche of people from all different walks of life through the filtered lens of internet personal ads, Free Love: True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet by Thomas Kelleher is a revealing book that underscores how the search for affection affects everyone differently. This non-fiction book is set up into six different sections, every combination of the two genders (both heterosexual and homosexual), missed connections, and casual encounters. Within each section the original ad is displayed upon the page, followed by frank and honest interviews featuring the person who posted the ad, discussing what resulted from their foray into online personals, as well as various relationship advice and private disclosures. The ads themselves are brief, with usually only a paragraph or a few sentences of text, while the interviews afterwards run from one page to several. Regardless, all of the interviews featured have the power to affect the reader, whether it is due the illustrative sex described, or the harrowing accounts of rejection and the fear of being alone. While some of the stories detailed are emotional, others are amusing and humorous.
This is a great book for many reasons, not only is the content highly engaging and relatable, but the layout and organization that Kelleher has employed in putting this work together is also exceptional. In the print edition, the graphics, text, and spacing all fit appropriately with the material that is explored. Blurred images are placed as backdrops, emojis litter the pages, and large quotes frame each individual section. The internet has changed a lot of things, but what it has arguably changed the most is how people interact with other. This is an idea that is ever present in this book, as people from all different walks of life discuss the reasons for posting personal ads, whether it be for companionship, sex, friendship, or love. The book has a good balance of lighthearted and deep material for anyone interested in online dating. It also approaches a wide variety of different situations, therefore containing an interesting story for any reader. Free Love is the kind of book you can revisit again and again, reading portions at a time, talking with your friends about what you’ve discovered, which in turn will only cause you to wonder if you would ever do anything listed within the book’s pages. This is the book about free online personals.
To purchase a copy of Free Love, click here to find it on Amazon.
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The results are in!
Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the first ever “Free Love Thanksgiving Holiday Raffle,” chosen at random and who won signed copies of my online dating book Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet.
- Ashly L.
- Sara K.
- Kathy D.
- Desiree A.
- Christine K.
A big Thank You to everyone who participated – I greatly appreciate it. I’ll definitely be doing this again down the road so if you entered and didn’t win this time around, stay tuned for future giveaways and promotions.
You still have 13 hours of so of procrastination time remaining to enter the FREE LOVE Thanksgiving Holiday Raffle and potentially win 1 of 5 highly coveted signed copies of my online dating book Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet.
There are multiple ways to enter the Raffle Giveaway on my Facebook Author Page. You can Like my Facebook page (you can always Unlike it later if you must) and/or Tweet about the Giveaway, Follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, or comment on a blog post. Every time to do something, you’re entered in the random drawing.
The Raffle ends TODAY at midnight. Good luck!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (I know my son did) and surviving the continued carnage of Black Friday.
There’s two more days left to enter my glorious Thanksgiving Holiday Raffle and win 1 of 5 signed copies of my online dating book Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet.
There are multiple ways to enter the Giveaway on my Facebook Author Page. Like my Facebook page (even if you don’t really like it) and/or Tweet about the Giveaway, Follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, or comment on a blog post. Every time to do something, you’re entered in the random drawing. The Raffle ends midnight tomorrow, November 30th 2013. Good luck!
I’m taking a break from hounding you about my Book Giveaway Promo happening this week on my Facebook Author Page to bring you this funny, and rather dark “A Relationship in 5 Minutes” video, which is really a thinly disguised Match.com commercial. Actually it’s more like 5:17 minutes. Still, it’s worth a look.