For Subscribers of- Retirement-Online...A FREE Novel

by Ben Shipe

Now Available on Amazon

Now Available on Amazon

Like many of you, I wondered for a while what to do with myself when I retired. Then, I recalled that I had made a bucket-list in the years leading up to my retirement.

Number 1 on that list was to learn to play drums. That was something that I had always wanted to do. So, I bought a set of drums and began watching YouTube videos (where you will find hundreds of free lessons.) I did consider taking one on one lessons but discovered that many instructors do not like to take on "older students" for the drums. It is hard to learn limb independence when you get older. Point taken and I am progressing on my own.

I had many other mundane items on my bucket list but the one that kept me awake at night was writing a novel. I mentioned it to a few friends and they just laughed. When I told them it would be a "romantic/action/adventure novel" well, they just roared.

That was it-I was going to write that age 67. It took me over one year, sometimes working 10 hour days. I knew that it would have to be a self-published book for which Amazon is really the best option.

Anyway, if you have read this far, I have decided to give away 10 copies of Dream Keys to the first 10 people who request it. All I ask is that you only request a copy if this is the type of novel you think you may enjoy. (Wendy: THIS IS A PRINT BOOK... I contacted the author.)

Disclaimer- It is not for the faint at heart. It is set in the late 1960s and does contain some: profanity, sexual situations, some violence. Again, this is an action/adventure/romance novel. It will be very different from probably most if not all romance novels you have read...ever. So, a sappy love-story it is not.

Life for Scott Raines takes a dark turn when his pregnant wife goes missing. Worried and despite his doubts about her fidelity, Scott embarks on a search. It takes him on a journey he never could have imagined. When his coworker & secret admirer, Amy Walker, volunteers to help find her, the desperate search turns into a living nightmare. Following a series of inexplicable tragedies, Amy soon pleads for Scott’s help. The longer their search continues, the higher the stakes as every man Amy encounters, ends up dead. Despite the rising body count, Scott and Amy find themselves with their backs against the wall. Their anxiety levels reached fevered proportions. Their path to freedom nearly stymied by an ultimate showdown. Can Scott & Amy unravel the mysteries behind what happened to his wife? Follow their desperate search. Set against the backdrop of an era when cool cars and amazing music fed souls. The noise of today’s world didn’t yet exist. This hunt unfolds in 1969 and will leave you clamoring for a simpler time. Join the adventure that begins in a sleepy Kentucky town and ends on the shores of Key West. Where paradise and second chances are as likely as the spectacular sunsets. But, if you’re coming along-buckle up-This romantic adventure is not for the faint of heart.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy (and if not after reading all of the above, I ask that you pass on this deal) send your mailing address to -- (Wendy: THIS IS A PRINT BOOK... I contacted the author.)

What's the catch? NONE. It's free, no shipping charge, I don't want your credit card number, I don't have another book to try to sell you and I'm not selling extended car warranties.

I also ask that this offer be only for folks on Wendy's Retirement-Online website. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Psst! Also free on Amazon from Dec 20th - Dec 24th, 2020.
Bens Free Book!

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Write on!
by: Craig Minneapolis

Outstanding, Ben, for doing somethingthat most of us only fantasize about doing. Me included.

I. however was fortunate to be brutally honest with myself. If I chose to compose my autobiography, it would be with the knowledge that if I were honest, some events in a person's life are best left shrouded, I could shock and/or alienate my family. No, somethings inelegant. I might even shock and anger myself and start yelling while driving my car.

Most folks have something in their past that still shames them today. Alas, my something is plural. Probably fun for the reader, but shocking and disillusioning to my children and siblings. Some occurrences in a person's life are best left labeled "Top Secret" or "Eyes Only". Not exactly heroic by any means.

Bottom line, I can tell Ben, "Good Show" for actually doing something most of his peers only think about doing. You. indeed walked the walk.


by: Sharon, Hawaii


You are learning to play drums and wrote a romantic/action/adventure novel within a year?

That's amazing and inspiring. Thank you for the free kindle book offer.

Have wonderful 2021.

Dream Keys-3 Copies Still Available @ 2:10PM EST
by: Ben, KY

I'm happy to do this and hope folks find some enjoyment or "escape" while reading it. As of 2:10 PM EST, there are 3 copies still available.
Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year to all.

Kindness in action
by: Jeanne Savelle/Atlanta

How lovely and generous is this? Thank you.

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