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Avoiding the Holiday Madness

With Thanksgiving and then Christmas fast approaching there are certain unavoidable facts of life. Traffic will suck, for example. Long delays spent driving, riding, flying, or waiting while commuting. Did I mention how small the house will feel when jammed full of people? Sure, they’re your relatives and you love them, but you moved away for a reason!

So the trick is to avoid developing a case of the crazies. Road rage, opinionated in-laws, your child’s ignorant significant other, and the security guard at the airport with an unhealthy fondness for latex gloves can push a person to do some silly things. I say back that stress level down. Lose yourself for a bit in another time and place. Learn how somebody else deals with problems so amazing that you can’t imagine what you’d do in their place. Read a book!

I’ve even got a brand new one that I’m releasing as I post this that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’ll take you away from the gobbling of turkeys and “Ho-ho-hoing” of Santa. The perfect length to read between turkey testing or while riding to the family get-together. It’s called The Colony, and it’s book two in my Vitalis series. The price is only $.99, as cheap as Amazon will let me make it.

Here’s the blurb:

The crew of the space transport, The Rented Mule, has been stranded on a harsh alien world for months. They’ve given up hope of rescue when the flare of a ship entering the atmosphere bouts their spirits. The tricky part is in wrestling control of the ship from the inter-stellar pirates that crashed the Mule, hoping to claim salvage.

The Colony, book two in the science fiction series, Vitalis

Vitalis - The Colony, on Amazon


Amazon – UK

Barnes and Noble


The cover art is by Willsin Rowe, who has become my favorite Australian, living or dead. To be fair, Hugh Jackman ranks in at a close second but that’s only because I really enjoy his portrayal of Wolverine, from Marvel Comics.

To learn more about Jason Halstead, visit his website to learn about him, his books, sign up for his newsletter, or check out some free samples of his books at http://www.booksbyjason.com.

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