Free Copies of 2nd Edition Books for my followers

I am doing something I seldom do…I am getting into the holiday spirit by giving some books away.

Some time ago, I published my first two books on Amazon, Signs of Life and Americana.

Americana is a collection of poetry depicting life in America–sometimes harsh reality and sometimes whimsical looks at what it means to be American.  This book will both delight and anger some, for I attempted to peer honestly at our joys, successes, quirks, and problems with a view to stimulating conversation.

Signs of Life is my first complete collection of short stories designed to consider what it means to be alive.  Life is full of victories and tragedy and this collection considers both points of view in such a way as to help us appreciate, hopefully, our own life.  In addition, I added a couple stories which were not in the first edition, so for any who enjoyed the first, be sure to get your free copy of this 2nd edition.

Why am I giving these away?

These books have been so successful that I cannot help myself.  With so much greed in the world today, as seen in the fact that the “1%” wants further tax cuts on the backs of the rest, I felt compelled to set an example.  I have been so successful with these books that I felt I should take this, the end of the year, to thank my readers and those they love.  So if you know someone with a kindle account, you can claim your free copy and send them the coupon code.  They should not need to claim the book during this period, you simply need to obtain the code during the 3-day window.  That way, you can gift it to them.

I will confess to having been something of a Scrooge for most of my life, but you all have been so good to me this year, that I simply must return the favor–in fact, a friend challenged me by asking how I could write books with so much depth of human feeling and concern only to avoid the holiday spirit.

My answer was that I do not like the commercialism of X-mas and avoid it for that reason.  I still stand by that reason, but none-the-less feel compelled to share with my fans this year.  For this reason, when I discovered recently that I could actually GIVE some books away on Amazon, I decided to take advantage of this and do so now.

Below are the books you can get from the 23rd through Christmas day.  All you need to do is click on the book to be taken to the Amazon site where you can claim the code for your free copy of either or both.  These books are only available on Amazon Kindle and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing.

Americana Book by C. Jeff Oakes

C. Jeff Oakes delivers a thought-provoking poetic look at life in America, circa 2012. Through Socio-political poetry designed to stimulate conversation into the concerns, hopes, problems, and dreams of most Americans, this collection is sure to both anger and delight. Delivering not only serious concepts to force US into confronting issues many would prefer to ignore, but also whimsical themes that poke fun at what it means to be an American today.

Signs of Life by C. Jeff Oakes

This short story collection by author C. Jeff Oakes take a look at what it means to be truly alive. We all know people who seem full of life, but are dead inside as well as those just the opposite. Sometimes joyous, sometime tragic, this book will both delight and tear at your heart.














And don’t forget, my latest book can still be purchased on Amazon.  Apologies, but the free copies have all been taken.

Cowards in charge book cover

A scathing denunciation of the Republican Party and its role in the US Drug War. This book outlines President Nixon’s agenda to gain power by aligning the Republican Party with Southern Democrats after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, the book charges that the GOP has remained complicit in maintaining the Drug War at the expense of African-Americans for the purpose of retaining power through the appeasement of Southern Conservatives.