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Big E Promotion Violates Space/Time Continuum

Elvis Reading BIG E

This picture makes no sense. It contains Elvis circa 1957 reading a book that takes place in late 1977. I don’t care. I think it looks cool.

Plus, it pushes the message about my long range goal for BIG E and the SANTA MAN – to have EPE make it into an animated Christmas special on TV. With every book I ship out, I ask readers to email me back if they agree, and the results so far are awesome. Not only do they like the book. They also can’t wait to see it as a TV Christmas special.

The quote above supposedly attributed to Elvis reveals an interesting aspect of the story. Every fantasy needs to have some magic in it, and my book has it big time. The North Pole is not just a geographic marker. It is the source of many magical properties. Including one that enables Santa to fly around the world and deliver presents to all the children in just one night. And, some of the daring deeds done by Big E and Santa to save Christmas are made possible by North Pole magic.

 

The Beatles Reading Big E and the Santa Man

This picture is equally impossible. The Beatles of the mid-sixties cannot read a book that is published in 2015.

So, what’s the point? I must make an admission. The cover of the book declares it is a Rock and Roll Christmas fantasy. Fantasy writers have the liberty to create the world their story takes place in, so I decided to add an allusion to the Beatles in mine. However, I have found out it is so subtle that most readers miss it.

Therefore, consider this picture as a hint of something to look for in the book. Big E needs a band if he is going to make music, so he teaches three musically inclined elves how to play guitar. Together with a great elf drummer, they develop into a kick-butt rock band. And the name they choose for the band is the ELVI’s (pronounced elv-eyes). You can be sure BIG E and the ELVI’s make some terrific music. Have you ever wished Elvis and the Beatles had performed together? My book’s fantasy of this mind-blowing combination is as close as you are ever going to get.

 

Big E and the Santa Man Final Cover
Look at this cover for a second. The building is Santa’s castle at the North Pole. The workshop is in the back out of sight, but so much fun stuff in the story takes place there. The main elves are Gears, a mechanical genius, and Corky, who overflows with creative and artistic talents.

About half-way through the story, Gears and Corky realize they are attracted to each other. I’m pretty sure there’s never been a Christmas fantasy with a romance between two elves, but now in BIG E and the SANTA MAN, there is.

So, my story has a magical North Pole, an elf romance, and allusions to the Beatles. Plus other allusions as well. Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is one you might expect, but believe it or not, a popular feature of Star Trek is part of the plot to ruin Christmas.

If you are thinking that this all sounds like a goofy hodge-podge and couldn’t possibly be any good, I urge you to click here and read the praise from four early readers of the book. They are not my friends or neighbors, they are men of stature in the Elvis universe.

We are getting closer to Christmas and you should seriously think about giving this book as a gift, or better yet, a present for yourself. If you are an Elvis fan, you will love him as a real hero. Big E is everything you would want Elvis to be in a fantasy story.

So, please send a check for $10 to:

Phil Arnold
159 Browning Dr.
Greer, SC 29560

And I will promptly mail you a copy of the book.

This will not be the price when I bring the book back for the next Christmas season. It will be available on Amazon then, but my introductory discount will be gone, and they will add a big chunk to the price. There will be an eBook available next year, too, that will probably sell for less than $10, but right now you can get the real book for that.

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Big E and the Santa Man teams up the two most famous icons in the world for a thrilling adventure. You will totally love the most unlikely buddy story ever written.

Thank you, thankyouverymuch,

 

Phil Arnold

Original ElvisBlogmeister

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Serious Praise for BIG E and the SANTA MAN …….. by people of stature in Elvis World

The last promotional post for BIG E and the SANTA MAN was tongue-in-cheek, pretending that famous politicians have read the book.

Trump-Hillary-Biden withe Big E and the Santa Man

But some very real people with very real credibility in the Elvis community have read it. Here’s what they have to say.

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Jerry Osborne

Elvis collector, historian, and editor of:
ELVIS – Just Like Any Other Soldier
ELVIS Word for Word
Presleyanna: The Elvis Presley Price Guide

 

Website: http://jerryosborne.com

 

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Because Big E and the Santa Man is “A Rock & Roll Christmas Fantasy,” anything that can be imagined can happen … and does.

In the first chapter of this delightful little story, Elvis arrives at the North Pole to visit Santa and Mama Claus. He tells them to call him Big E. Ultimately, he and Santa are on a mission to see that all the presents get delivered on Christmas Eve, but a nasty villain, and his dreaded transporter beam, is out to sabotage the journey.

Of course both sides have their soldiers, good elves and bad, along with some very cool science fiction and futuristic gizmos. You’ll have to read the book to know how the battle ends, and more importantly, whether or not the presents get delivered.

I give Big E and the Santa Man a big “E” for “Entertaining.”

Jerry Osborne

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Alan Hanson

Elvis Biography Author, 
Elvis ’57, The Final Fifties Tours
Elvis Blog Creator,
Elvis-History Blog – http://www.elvis-history-blog.com/

 

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Have you ever wondered where Elvis Presley is now and what he’s doing? Phil Arnold, the original Elvis blogger, has provided intriguing answers to those questions in his new book, Big E and the Santa Man.

It’s fitting that Elvis should partner with another cultural icon to combat the forces of evil and continue spreading joy to people of all ages. This book affirms what all fans of the “King of Rock ’n’ Roll” know to be true—that the spirit of Elvis Presley will live on forever.

Every Elvis fan, young and old, will enjoy reading Phil Arnold’s Big E and the Santa Man this and every Christmas season to come.

Alan Hanson

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Red Robinson

Legendary DJ —Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1995

 

Website: http://blog.redrobinson.com

 

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Big E and the Santa Man is a fantastic world that Phil Arnold has created. Taking two magical characters and bringing them together works in this very imaginative story. Elvis always loved Christmas and I am sure he would have enjoyed this tale.

Red Robinson

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Jeff Schrembs

Elvis collector, historian, commentator, and blogger

 

https://theelvispresleyexpert.wordpress.com
http://www.elviscollector.info

 

Jeff Schrembs Website and Blog

 

Phil Arnold has written a witty and insightful Christmas fantasy… a good read you will enjoy this Christmas and each one to come.

In chapter after chapter of BIG E and the SANTA MAN, the characters, the dialog, and the surroundings become more vivid. The exchanges involving “Big E” convey Elvis’ mannerisms, his good heart, and his vocal Inflections, and in doing so breathe life into the pages.

I have often said that part of Elvis’ genius was his heart. His charitable interests and giving. His true caring for others. These qualities far too often are overlooked.

Thank you Phil Arnold for giving of your time and passion concerning Elvis Presley. And for writing this enjoyable book that is light hearted but carries a strong message. Take care and may God bless you always.

Jeff Schrembs

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So, there it is…. Positive reviews of BIG E and the SANTA MAN from four people of stature in Elvis World. If you had been skeptical before that the book could be any good, this should give you confidence that it is. You will love the book as much as these people.

And did you notice that all four reviews mentioned Christmas?  This is a Rock and Roll Christmas fantasy.  As I’ve said before, BIG E and the SANTA MAN is the:

PERFECT CHRISTMAS Present FOR ELVIS FANS

 

So, tell somebody you want this book for Christmas, and tell them to send a check for $10 to:

Phil Arnold
159 Browning Dr.
Greer, SC 29650

That’s right, a mere $10. I’ll get the book out to you immediately, and even with slow Media Mail service, you’ll have it within ten days or so. If you have any questions, email me at philarnold@charter.net.

 

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Thank you, thankyouverymuch,

PHIL ARNOLD

Original ElvisBlogmeister

 

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