Last year the theme to promote BIG E and the SANTA MAN was:
The perfect Christmas gift for Elvis fans.
That’s still true… but this year’s theme is:
The most unusual Christmas story ever written.
After the wonderful response by Elvis fans last year, I couldn’t wait to bring BIG E and the SANTA MAN back for the 2016 Christmas season.
So, what’s all this about it being the most unusual Christmas story ever written?
When a novel starts with Elvis going to the North Pole to live with Santa, you know it’s going to be different. Then there’s the extraordinary explanations for all the magic of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey (flying reindeer, for example, and how Santa can deliver presents all over the world in one night). Notice the North Pole behind Elvis (or Big E as he prefers to be called) in the cover picture? It’s not just a marker. In this story, the North Pole collects and stores wondrous powers, then Santa draws on them for Christmas Eve.
Next, because this is a Rock & Roll Christmas Fantasy, it has to have music. Big E teaches a group of elves to play guitar and they form a kick-ass rock band called The ELVI’s (pronounced elv-eyes). In keeping with the strangest Christmas story ever written idea, I channeled The ELVI’s after another band you may recognized.
If all that wasn’t strange enough, I chose a character already connected with Christmas to be the villain.
If you recognize Scrooge in this picture, that’s right. Except, in BIG E and the SANTA MAN, he doesn’t have a quill pen and candle. Now he’s got a spaceship hovering over the North Pole filled with the latest scientific gear.
In a future post I will include a page or two from the book that explains how Scrooge is still around 125 years after he was first introduced to us in Christmas literature. And why he hates Christmas even more than before. So much, in fact, that he has hatched a wicked plot to ruin it
BIG E and the SANTA MAN contains good magic from the North Pole and bad magic from Scrooge. The book’s heros also have some nifty sci-fi goodies, especially the jet-powered flying sled the elves build for Big E.
It’s in the jet-sled that Santa and Big E do battle with Scrooge to save Christmas, and the epic struggle goes back and forth right up to the end.
There is one thing about the story I would like to think is not so strange. It is the portrayal of Big E as a surrogate son to Santa and Mama Claus. They become a tight-knit family with true love for each other. Knowing Elvis’ personality, it’s easy to believe he also becomes fast friends with all the elves. Finally, if you think Elvis had the inherent qualities to be a fearless, action hero, you will love his exploits in BIG E and the SANTA MAN.
There is a big improvement in the marketing of the book this year. As you can see, it can now be purchased on Amazon. Last year, the only way to get it was to send your personal check to my home address. I think that probably turned off some potential buyers.
Please note the Amazon options include a Kindle e-book for just $2.99. A number of Elvis fans in Europe asked about this last year. Also, if you want a low cost way to read BIG E and the SANTA MAN before ordering multiple copies to give as Christmas gifts to your Elvis friends, here it is. (The record last year was eleven copies, and the lady who ordered them said everyone who got the book loved the gift.)
Some folks prefer signed copies when they buy books, so I have set up a PayPal account to accommodate that. You just notify me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you want the book and any special inscription you would like. Then, I submit a Money Request to PayPal. They process the sale and let me know, so I can sign the book and send it to you.
So, how about it? Are you ready to read about Elvis in the strangest, most fascinating Christmas story written? If so, BIG E and the SANTA MAN is the book for you.
Click here to go to Amazon.com.