Somebody Get Me A Hammer!!
by Hope Barrett (Goodreads Author)
When the machine went into bonus mode, irrespective of whether it was Cleopatra or Used Cars, head-witch would shout to her two followers, "Touch it!" and the two would dutifully start touching the 'belly' of the machine. "Rub it!" she would order, and they would both do as they were told. I don't know which disturbed me more, the fact that Macbeth's witches had escaped in...more
Published July 2011 by North Door 37 Publishing
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I'm only moderately interested in gambling, but something about this indie publication appealed to me enough to download it to my Kindle. It's short, it's hardly heavy reading, it's certainly written by someone with vast experience in gambling on slots and it's written fairly well. The fruit machine screenshots near the end were a nice touch too, although personally, as someone who isn't too familiar with a Cleopatra machine or a Rich Girl, I would've preferred them nearer the front.
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In an age where massive self-promotion is rampant, it is now possible to review your own book, and give it, unabashedly, four stars, if for no other reason then to get someone else to read it. (There, I just clicked four.) On the one hand, the digital world of publishing is making it possible for a lot of authors to not wait years for their work to be "discovered" as a writer. They write and they Smashword or Lulu it for the world to see. Alas, the world is too busy to see, short of you throwing...more
Formerly a reporter with the Hong Kong Standard, then freelancer for publications such as Style Magazine, Singapore Straits Times' New Paper, and the South China Morning Post, Hope Barrett moved to the west coast of Canada, where she took up the mantle of publisher for five years with the comic anthology OH... The downturn in the comic industry in the mid 90s ensured that such megalomania was puni...moreMore about Hope Barrett...
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“Once an opportunist like Mickey, who took the argument when she jumped on some devastated wretch's machine and jackpotted that it was the "cash-ino's money" she was winning, Moon returned after her six month break with the view that the separation had somehow sweetened the honeypot. The sad reality, she quickly learned, was that she was not irreplaceable; as such, the Casino felt no compunction to welcome her back with multi-jackpots. Instead, it took her money everyday and did not once give her a jackpot so that she could say, "Ah. They missed me." Instead, all she could keep saying was, "Verr-y bed. Verr-y bed. Suck-ah all my money!”More quotes…