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Joe Eliseon
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I readily admit that I use G+ only rarely, being more of a Twitter maven (it's the short attention span thing). But TONIGHT, Monday 2/9/15 at 8:00 PM EST at http://artistfirst.com/ronshaw.htm, host Ron Shaw interviews me about my book, THE SEAMLESS WEB: A LEGAL COMEDY http://www.amazon.com/Seamless-Web-Full-Legal-Comedy-ebook/dp/B00Q09BFQI/ So LISTEN in. (I feel so self serving.)
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The Seamless Web Full Edition: Free Promo This Friday 12/19/14 & Saturday 12/20/14

Just in time for Christmas, as a way of thanking all my readers and artfully gaining some more, I’m giving away the complete edition of my comic novel, The Seamless Web: A Legal Comedy. You can download it absolutely free on Amazon this Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20, 2014, all day both days. You can even give free copies to your friends, as many as you want, and I hope you do.

Imagine you’re a lonely attorney on Christmas morn, shuffling through all those lumps of coal scattered around the tree. You turn your forlorn face toward your smartphone’s screen and begin to review your email. It’s full of the same old stuff: orders to show cause why you shouldn’t be held in contempt; collection notices from irate process servers you’ve stiffed; whiny complaints from clients who haven’t paid their bills and still expect you to get them out of prison. Then suddenly, like reindeer hooves lightly clip-clopping on your rooftop, comes that email from a grateful client. He or she wants to share a cup of holiday cheer in the form of a free download of Joe Eliseon’s brilliantly funny novel about the law, lawyers and law firm life, The Seamless Web: A Legal Comedy. And not just a part of the novel, but the whole shebang, the full edition, every single LOL word. 

You curl up in a comfy chair with your Kindle and a cup of eggnog and you start to read. First you smile, then chuckle, then finally roll on the floor laughing over the comic antics of the hero, young attorney Pete Roselli, as he navigates the dangerous shoals of professional life in a big Manhattan law firm. Your day is immeasurably brightened, you feel a warm glow of affection for all mankind and for the wonderful client who gifted you this wonderful novel. Your dry Scrooge’s heart melts and pumps the milk of human kindness. You resolve that, the next time that thoughtful client calls you and leaves a message on your answering machine, you’ll call back.

So let me play Santa and help you get on your lawyer’s relatively good side this Christmas. The Seamless Web is a perfect gift for a lawyer, law student, aspiring law student, legal secretary, paralegal or for anyone who has to deal with any of them - and that means it’s for everybody! Feel free to take me to the holiday cleaners. I’d love to see thousands of you get and give your free downloads.

Just go to The Seamless Web’s Amazon page anytime on this Friday December 19th or this Saturday December 20th and download a free copies for yourself and for all the deserving people on your Xmas gift list. It’s my way of making the holiday bright and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

By the by, if you’re really feeling the Christmas spirit, you could take a few minutes to leave an Amazon review of The Seamless Web in my Christmas stocking. It would make you feel even more generous than Scrooge after his Christmas make-over and would be better than a plum pudding for me! Thanks and, as Tiny Tim would say, “God bless us, every one!”
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Here's one of Carmine Infantino's most dramatic FLASH covers, No. 140, with not one, but TWO villains out of Flash's colorful gallery.
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Hi, Fellow Silver Age Fans! I've never contributed here, but wanted you to know I enjoy the community. Thought I'd share my favorite cover from THE FLASH, No. 131. I remember reading this tale of aliens taking over Earth when new and wondering, "Where the heck is Superman?" Still love the Infantino style. 
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FIVE MINUTES MORE - An Excerpt

For years, I have been trying to write a story about a haunted law firm, but every time I try, it always goes awry. I guess lawyers are scary enough all by themselves. But here's a little excerpt from the closest I've come. It started out as a ghost story and turned into a tale about a time machine that can only take you five minutes into the future. I call it, "Five Minutes More." 

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I shook my head. Had I fallen asleep for a moment and dreamed the tune? No, because now I heard it wide-awake: a woman's voice coming from the reception area; an old melody, sung softly, but lively and upbeat; footsteps, dancing feather-light and gay, skimming along the carpet toward the library and me. I fumbled among the tangled legs of table and chairs, lost the can of mace, but found my cassette recorder and pushed the "record" button. 

The singing stopped at the library's door. Feet were there, I knew, silver phantom feet in the moon's light. They stepped into the library and stepped again, closer to me, delicately shod in gleaming Cinderella slippers with tall heels that alluringly flexed and shaped the calves. A tiny chain, trying to glint its proper gold beneath the bleaching moon, gently clasped one ankle. The feet turned on toes, one way and the other, then glided past my hiding place toward the seaward-looking windows.

This was not the cleaning woman.

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I'm not giving this one away. You can pick it up for a song, if you sing for 99 cents, at Amazon http://amzn.to/Rsr4aX
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No kiddin'.
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I don't think this is merely a matter of a traditional skill, like buggy whip making,  losing its place. I suspect it's a matter of hand-eye coordination as a component of reasoning. We're not teaching our children physical skills. via +Libby Hellmann 
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