David Lavender is a man with a talent for making bad decisions. In his fortieth year on planet earth, a dangerous restlessness overwhelms him, and, as his marriage crumbles, and a dispute with his neighbor escalates, he responds to these crises in his life with characteristic folly. Frozen out by his mysteriously indifferent wife, Lilijana. Baited by his cantankerous stepson, Tomo, and alternatively supported and rebuked by his two best mates, Matt and Chalky, will David successfully negotiate the minefield which his own discontent constructed, or will he destroy himself and everyone around him?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

We Have a Winner!

With hundreds of thousands (slight exaggeration) of entries the draw for this amazing competition to win the wonderful Renovator was postponed twice, but for those trapped in the limbo of anticipation, I have an annoucement to make.

Congratulations to Stephen Semenchuk! You are the winner. You can read the reviews of other satisfied Loathe Your Neighbor readers, right here http://dacairns.weebly.com

In other news, the awarding of this great prize marks the end of the initial marketing push for Loathe Your Neighbor. It's time for this writer to ditch the marketers cap and get back to what he loves and does best...writing. Read more about this decision at http://dacairns.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/the-last-hard-sell.html

For those who missed out, and for future readers of Loathe Your Neighbor, I offer this last chance. Read LYN, review it and e-mail me to let me know devolution_dacairns@hotmail.com and I will place you in the draw to win one of five digital copies of my debut novel, Devolution http://dacairnsdevolution.blogspot.com.au/ and one Laser e-book reader/MP4 player. Competiton closes with the release of my next novel, later in 2013.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Update on Renovator competition

The draw has been postponed until May 25 due to my ever hopeful expectations that my participation in the A-Z Blogging Challenge will encourage a few more readers to purchase Loathe Your Neighbor, and thus have the opportunity to win this super cool power tool. See previous post for details of the competition.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Your chance to win a Renovator

The Renovator Deluxe Multi-Tool KitI am offering readers a chance to win a brand new, genuine as-seen-on-TV, The Renovator. Here's what you have to do to enter the draw to win The Renovator:

Purchase Loathe Your Neighbor. Read it and answer this question: What is the significance of lemons in Loathe Your Neighbor?

E-mail your answer, together with your name and purchase details to me, the author, at devolution_dacairns@hotmail.com . If you buy Devolution I will give you an extra two entries in the draw. Purchase details means place of purchase, version, (e-book or hard copy) and a receipt number. It's as easy as that.

The draw will take place on May 5, 2013 and the winner will be notified by e-mail and congratulated publicly, (unless they prefer anonymity - I sure don't!)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Wait is Over

"David was at the mercy of an unseen force which did not listen to his

concerns. Thirty eight years had made him wiser and bleached the

naiveté from his system. Fate was faceless and merciless." 

Loathe your Neighbor is now available in all formats. Here's where you can buy your copy today.

Paperback:        https://www.createspace.com/4130496  

Hardcover:        http://www.lulu.com/shop/da-cairns/loathe-your-neighbor/hardcover/product-20627786.html 

Multiplatform e-book:    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/273929

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Loathe-Your-Neighbor-ebook/dp/B00B0AKJDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358011136&sr=8-1&keywords=Loathe+Your+Neighbor

Although David was pleased with tricking Tomo and getting him on

the floor, the embarrassment Tomo felt would have added steel to

his arms and granite to his jaw. The battle would have been