Title: Royal Flush
Author: Scott Bartlett
Synopsis: Royal Flush asks the question, can a man who throws his dates in a dungeon succeed romantically? A recipient of the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize, Royal Flush is a novel about a man known only as the King, and as his Kingdom careens toward catastrophe, he cruises seedy taverns looking for likely maidens. He is particularly bad at this. His incompetence and his weakness for beautiful women drag him deeper and deeper into trouble. He is portrayed as a cross dresser by the Kingdom Crier, the Kingdom's most popular tabloid. Shortly after, he must defend his castle against a siege with only his royal fiddler--while attempting to steal his royal fiddler's girlfriend.
Praise: “Very funny…the satire and parody work on a number of levels. The language is often vivid and evocative and the dialogue in particular is very strong…a fine book [that] fires on all cylinders.” — Ed Kavanagh, author, The Confessions of Nipper Mooney
“I stepped into this other world with ease, then started smiling.” — Victoria Twead, author, Chickens, Mules & Two Old Fools
“Witty, humorous, fun!” — Marija F. Sullivan, author, Sarajevo Walls of Fate
Publisher: Published December 1st 2011 by Mirth Publishing
Author Biography: Scott Bartlett has been writing fiction since he was fifteen. Since then, he's written three novels and several short stories. His second novel, Royal Flush, won the H. R (Bill) Percy Prize, and his third novel, Taking Stock, received the Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award and the Percy Janes First Novel Award.
Scott also maintains a blog about environmental issues. In April, he won the Rio+20 Big Blog Off, and as a result traveled to Rio de Janeiro to blog at World Environment Day for the United Nations Environment Programme and TreeHugger.com.