Enter by Midnight February 24, 2013

To Win a Brand New 7″ Kindle Fire HD

In Our Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Sweepstakes

Sponsored by Sir Ray Mann, author of

DYING TO MAKE A FILM: It Was a Dream Worth Dying For

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We’d like for you to be one of about 50 people who will win one of these Kindle Fire tablets from us in 2013, and all you have to do is follow the extremely easy steps at the end of this post to have a great chance to win.

But first, a word from our Sponsor….

SIR-RAY-MANNLike each one of our weekly sweepstakes, next week’s giveaway is sponsored by a talented author, and this time we are especially pleased that he’s offering an engaging one-of-a-kind read for a special promotional price of just 99 cents! Author, actor, producer Sir Ray Mann is springing for the Kindle Fire that could very well end up with your name on it, so it only makes sense to pay it forward and stimulate both your karma and your kranium at the same time by chancing just 99 cents to grace your Kindle with this memoir that has garnered 24 straight 5-star reviews from the discriminating readers of Kindle Nation!

Here’s the scoop on DYING TO MAKE A FILM: It Was a Dream Worth Dying For:

 

DYING TO MAKE A FILM:

by SIR RAY MANN
5.0 stars – 24 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

Here’s the set-up:

At the age of 23, childhood actor Ray V. Mann is ripped from his seat and thrown overboard into the Atlantic Ocean. Sharks immediately begin to circle. The young man struggles to stay afloat, pleading to be let back onto the boat, but the man above is convinced Ray is a cop. They’re on a drug run, from Cuba to Nassau, and this is a test. The sharks close in and he can’t swim anymore, and as Ray goes under he wonders how it came to this. All he wanted was the money to make his own film. Now all he wanted was to live.

Written with a surprising amount of honesty and levity, “Dying to Make a Film” isn’t just a book about drug cartels, hit men and missing millions. It’s about what it means to do whatever it takes to chase a dream. It’s about not only surviving life’s sharks, but also surviving life’s unattainable promises.

After being pulled back into the boat at the last moment, Ray becomes a trusted member of a Colombian drug cartel that works for the world’s number one cocaine boss Pablo Escobar, shipping hundreds of kilos of cocaine to Miami, Detroit, Chicago and New York City. Between sitting in high-power meetings with some of the most wanted men in the world, Ray scribbles out his screenplay in dark hotel rooms with his gun nearby. Life inside the cartel grows more dangerous by the day, the DEA is hot on their trail, and Ray is forced to jump out of the back of a moving train with two suitcases of cocaine. When three million dollars comes up missing, Ray is fingered as the mastermind, and hit men are deployed. Still, he writes his film, desperate for the simpler life as an actor, and he manages to somehow stay alive.

Years later, he marries an Russian Armenian woman and they have three kids, and after a decade, Ray and his wife separate. Ray goes into a deep depression, and soon he’s sleeping in his car, and then he’s homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. After three years of cardboard boxes and shelters, Ray finds God and an overwhelming compassion to help others. He picks himself up, leaves the street life behind, and forms his own motivational company. Ray is still working on the screenplay.

Ray tells an insider’s perspective of not only the seedy drug world, but also of Hollywood and the streets of Los Angeles. His life takes many literal death-defying twists, but in the end his story ties together in an inspirational and gratifying way.

 

About the Author

Visit Amazon’s SIR RAY MANN Page

Author, actor, producer Sir Ray Mann is 53 years old and lives in Los Angeles. He is the cousin of movie producer Tyler Perry, basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal and boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson. Ray is also the great-great nephew of tobacco baron R. J. Reynolds. He was born in 1958 in Trenton, New Jersey and in 1972 his parents moved the family south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he got bitten by the acting bug.After a push from a high school teacher, Ray began acting in Miami at 16. Almost immediately, he landed tv commercials and roles in films like “The Greatest” starring Muhammad Ali and “Hot Stuff” starring Dom Deluise. From a early age Ray was an avid reader of books and loved to write short stories and at the tender age of just 14 he wrote his first fiction story about an East German man named “Earl Van Ran” who dreamed of ecscaping over the Berlin Wall to freedom in West Germany. For Ray writing and acting would be his door to a big world that he had yet to see. Ray is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Savvy Authors and Association of Aspiring Authors.



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Enter by Midnight February 24, 2013

To Win a Brand New 7″ Kindle Fire HD

In Our Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Sweepstakes

Sponsored by Sir Ray Mann, author of

DYING TO MAKE A FILM: It Was a Dream Worth Dying For

  1. wanda barefoot on February 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you for this contest!

    • Richard on February 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      hope to score

    • MC on February 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

      Minks like a tablet.. Read ON

    • Cynthia hood on February 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Love it

    • Patricia Hilton on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Can not wait to read Sir Ray’s book. It sounds like it will be a fantastic read. Thank you for the contest also. Bye.

    • Chris on February 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      awesome

    • Richard on February 25, 2013 at 12:04 am

      thanks and good night

  2. colleen on February 18, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Me please…

  3. wayne rome on February 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

    great read

  4. eileen roberson on February 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for this. Would like to win one for my brands.

    • eileen roberson on February 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      That is for my grand kids.

  5. janet stich on February 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    great book

  6. Ag on February 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    count me in

  7. Helen Digges Spivey on February 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle. Appreciate it!

  8. den on February 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    please enter me

  9. sarah on February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Hopeful to win

  10. Maureen G on February 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I would love the convenience of a Kindle and the many book choices for use with it

  11. jackie mcmillan on February 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. guylene on February 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Always looking for new books

  13. ken tenney sr on February 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    me, me, me.

  14. Petula Winmill on February 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Cindy Hess on February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Delighted to be a part of this. Thanks again!

  16. Mary Hoffman on February 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Thank-you so very much for the contest. I’ve never used a Kindle Fire before …sure would like to!

  17. Susan Spidle on February 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Would love to have one.

  18. Laura on February 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Good luck

  19. Ruth Pople on February 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    oh I hope I win, my 80 yEAR OLD MOMMY WOULD LOVE IT

  20. Harold M Hersh on February 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    It would be wonderful to win this!

  21. Dorothy Deakyne on February 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    thanks for the chance

  22. angela s. on February 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    thanks for the chance to win

  23. Michael Jones on February 19, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Everyday I struggle with the dilemma which should I choose(which kindle, Nook, or other). Help make my decision the easy way.

  24. Linda S Moore on February 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Try try again.. Have to enter to win. Good luck one and all. :)

  25. MaC on February 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Read ON

  26. carolyn on February 19, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Looking forward to winning an awesome Kindle Fire!
    :-)
    Wishing you all a magical weekend!
    Carolyn

  27. shirley on February 19, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Guess i did not win the last time so trying again!Thank u for the chance again!:)

  28. John Provo on February 19, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Still on the list

  29. Reg R. on February 19, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  30. caren on February 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

    great book – what have made reading better would have been on a new Kindle. But I recommend reading this book.

  31. Leigh on February 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Extremely grateful for the chance to win a FREE Kindle, but thankful too, for these authors sponsoring!!

  32. Anastasia S on February 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Well, another period of hoping & waiting & praying … I’ve never had a Kindle in my hands; I’ve just seen demos by salespersons. Please, let this be the time I’m lucky.

  33. Keith on February 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for the chance

  34. James Smithson on February 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for a chance to winn a free Kindle

  35. susan strohl on February 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I love reading but, hate the accumulation of books and magazines. This would be perfect for my addiction…good luck everyone!

  36. Linda on February 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Still trying to win. Thanks!

  37. She on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Fiction or not, it’s amazing the direction life takes us. The journeys, good and bad and it’s not about the ride but our destination. How we have lived and who’s lives we have touched.
    I could sure use this would love to read the book and many others.

  38. Anastasia S on February 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    So much great stuff on Kindle Nation daily … alas, I have no Kindle. Am still hoping for a miracle.

  39. Denise Lee on February 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Please enter me!

  40. Margaret. Hill on February 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Love to win this

  41. Beverly Muzeroll on February 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I am always trying to win something. It would be nice if some day I got lucky! Have a good day.

  42. Eva Gracia on February 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I love to read, this is my dream

  43. Pat Cory on February 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I have a Kinle Touch and love it, but I am ready to move up to a Kindle Fire. Hope to win one.

  44. Angela Janisse on February 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I keep trying maybe someday!!!! Would love to win one!

  45. Damaris Krois on February 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    This would be great for my handicap daughter since she cant write or type. Thanks

  46. Teresa on February 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hello everyone, Im back too. Can’t win if you don’t try. :)

  47. Carolyn Benton on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    What a great story concept, and thanks for sponsoring this giveaway! :-)

  48. KAMLESH PATEL on February 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I have an ancient computer thats so slow, I have no smart phone or any tablet, i feel like i am living in middle ages and this would be a great device to own.

  49. MT Mamacita on February 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Once again, crossing my fingers to win. I would love to have this when I travel to Mexico this summer so I can have an awesome toy to read my books, my kids to read their books and to play games on!! Thanks for sponsoring the contest.

  50. charleen Lincoln on February 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I need to read and my eyes are ancient so i need something to help me enjoy what i like to do read

  51. Sherri Taylor on February 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for opportunity to get one fo these.. 8-)

  52. charleen Lincoln on February 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    thanks for the contest i need to read and my eyes are ancient and I need a device to help me read what i love to do

  53. Sarah L on February 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Awesome contest and interesting story.

  54. susan kramer on February 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    the book really looks interesting. Thank you for a chance to get a kindle and your book.

  55. Alan perry on February 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I want this to put on the kindle if I won it. Looks like an excellent read

  56. Victoria Dennett on February 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    great conest

  57. Jaime Brown on February 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    This is a great giveaway, thank you:)

  58. wanda barefoot on February 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  59. Katrina Caudill on February 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Would love to win a kindle fire,,,I know there was a contest before but I can’t find the winners? Oh well still hoping :)

  60. JOETTA on February 19, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!

  61. Jessica Rude on February 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This would come in so handy for my three little girls and I!! Hope to WIN!!

  62. Amy Galletly on February 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for a chance to swim with the sharks! :)

  63. cindy on February 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Hopin

  64. Cindy CINDRIC on February 20, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Hopin again and good luck to all

  65. john bates on February 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Hi, let someone win who needs it

  66. Cindy on February 20, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Thank you!

  67. guylene on February 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    On my wish list!

  68. Diane Allen Parks on February 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Yes, please!

  69. Julie Whitney on February 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Pick me, Pick me!!

  70. KarenA on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Many thanks for the chance to win! Love you guys!

  71. Anastasia S on February 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This is another great read that’s not in my public library – again, I wish I had a Kindle

  72. Pat on February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Still fingers crossed.

  73. Fae on February 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I need one of these , love To read

  74. jasmine on February 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    hope i win! i love to read but sont own any electronics. NONE WHATSOEVER.

  75. donna harris on February 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to win! I’ve always wanted one, but can’t afford to buy one. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  76. Debbie S. on February 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    One of the big pluses to the Kindle is the ability for so many people to see their work published. This is especially vital when our society seems to value only the minds of people who are directed toward math and science pursuits. Those who create are the soul of our country. Math and science are wonderful, but without a soul, we won’t survive.

  77. Jilian Giles on February 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I would love to win one for my Sweet Baboo. His old Kindle just broke… ♥

  78. Glenda Sartorius on February 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Would love to win.

  79. colleen on February 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love to read and this would be great..

  80. Sheree on February 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Please let me win one and I will put an awesome review in the magazine I work for!! P-L-E-A-S-E???? ;0)

  81. Cindy on February 21, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Thanks!

  82. April Selby on February 21, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Love to read & watch movies the Kindle Fire HD would make my life so Blessed, by having books & movies more available! Thank You!!!!

  83. Kimberly Crawley on February 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I’m dying to win a Kindle!!!:)

  84. Howard. on February 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Great reading. Thanks for the books. And good Luck to all

  85. patrick stephens on February 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I am recently disabled and starting to read more. I would love to win it.

  86. Anastasia S on February 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I wish I had a Kindle Fire so that I could go to Kindle Nation Daily & get some of these great reads!

  87. emlyn on February 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I’m hoping.

  88. Teresa on February 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    How often are we allowed. to enter? Is it a once. a week thing. Half the time I can’t remember when I entered.

  89. Jane Jansen on February 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    New to Kindle. This would be a fabulous way to learn!

  90. Anastasia S on February 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I would like to read this book. Too bad it’s availble (our library doesn’t have it) ONLY on a Kindle.

  91. Kathy Wallace on February 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I live in the authors birth city of Trenton. His books should be added into the circulation and historical department of the city’s library.

  92. Hope on February 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hope I win!

  93. Richard on February 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks I would love a Kindle Fire

  94. Diane C Clavette on February 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Great contest. Intriguing book. Hope I get lucky.

  95. Glenn Rector on February 22, 2013 at 5:35 am

    03

  96. Dan Mitchell on February 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Hope to be a winner.

  97. Susanne Mrkvicka on February 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    …..if you only knew how much I want one of these. Cant wait to read this book on my laptop kindle app

  98. jackie on February 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Need a Kindle badly.

  99. Carol Martin on February 23, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I would love a Kindle Fire. :)

  100. Cindy on February 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Yes, please….

  101. Angela Janisse on February 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I want to win soooooo Bad!!!!!!

  102. Anastasia S on February 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

    The preview of “City Chicken” (KND) didn’t grab me. Now this book by Mann, on the other hand, is an attention grabber, promising a non-stop reading session … on a brand-new Kindle!

  103. Anastasia S on February 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

    KND has “Pushed Too Far” & “Love is Darkness” — but my library doesn’t. Please let me win a Kindle Fire so that I will be able to read these books, too.

  104. Edgar on February 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I really want to win too but I’m not too optamistic what with every other bad luck I’ve been haveing, I cud write a book.

  105. Pam Wingfield on February 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Would love to win a Kindle!! Can’t afford to buy one, but would love to try one. Here’s hoping! :0)

  106. Vicky on February 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    My phone would love to be “pushed” to the side by a new kindle~! lol :D Good Luck everyone~~~

  107. Kathryn Mackey on February 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Would love a Kindle i just can’t buy one

  108. Nicole Herman on February 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Love this!

  109. jeri Montour on February 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Would really love to win so I can share with the Autistic friends that I work with!

  110. Priscilla Shuster on February 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I want to win this Kindle Fire so bad…I have my fingers crossed! ;) Thanks for having this giveaway!!!

  111. Debi on February 24, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for the contest. I would love to win a Kindle Fire HD. Kindles are great and thanks to whomever thought up this concept. What an GREAT CONCEPT it is!! Pick me, please!!! <3 8-)

  112. Emlyn on February 24, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Would love a Fire.

  113. Chris Cowley on February 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    still hoping to win a Kindle Fire!

  114. colleen on February 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I’ve never won anything. A kindle fire would be a great first timer.

  115. Maureen Irish-Gorvin on February 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Love me a Kindle Fire! Thanks for the chance!

  116. Anastasia S on February 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Came into the office on a Sunday just to get my entry in … I want a Kinde Fire so MUCH!!!

  117. Cathy Phifer on February 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the Fabulous giveaway I have been dreaming of a kindle…

  118. DeBorah Beatty on February 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    What does it take to be a sponsor?

  119. Wanda S. on February 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I’m a reading addict and a Kindle Fire would be just perfect for my addiction.

  120. Jan Donahue on February 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a kindle!!

  121. nora wiliams on February 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for the contest!

  122. Patricia Smith on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! A thousand times YES! I’d love to win a Kindle Fire!!!

  123. jeffrey Massey on March 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I Love to read and it would be awesome to read from this device….
    COOL

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