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:



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

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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131 Responses to

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

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

  2. Patricia Smith February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

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

  3. nora wiliams February 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Thank you for the contest!

  4. Jan Donahue February 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win a kindle!!

  5. Wanda S. 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.

  6. DeBorah Beatty February 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    What does it take to be a sponsor?

  7. Cathy Phifer February 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

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

  8. Anastasia S 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!!!

  9. Maureen Irish-Gorvin February 24, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Love me a Kindle Fire! Thanks for the chance!

  10. colleen February 24, 2013 at 8:12 am #

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

  11. Chris Cowley February 24, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    still hoping to win a Kindle Fire!

  12. Emlyn February 24, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Would love a Fire.

  13. Debi 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 😎

  14. Priscilla Shuster 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!!!

  15. jeri Montour February 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

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

  16. Nicole Herman February 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Love this!

  17. Kathryn Mackey February 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Would love a Kindle i just can’t buy one

  18. Vicky February 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

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

  19. Pam Wingfield 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)

  20. Edgar 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.

  21. Anastasia S 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.

  22. Anastasia S 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!

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

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

  24. Cindy February 23, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    Yes, please….

  25. Carol Martin February 23, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    I would love a Kindle Fire. 🙂

  26. jackie February 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Need a Kindle badly.

  27. Susanne Mrkvicka 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

  28. Dan Mitchell February 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Hope to be a winner.

  29. Glenn Rector February 22, 2013 at 5:35 am #


  30. Diane C Clavette February 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Great contest. Intriguing book. Hope I get lucky.

  31. Richard February 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Thanks I would love a Kindle Fire

  32. Hope February 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Hope I win!

  33. Kathy Wallace 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.

  34. Anastasia S 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.

  35. Jane Jansen February 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

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

  36. Teresa 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.

  37. emlyn February 21, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I’m hoping.

  38. Anastasia S 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!

  39. patrick stephens February 21, 2013 at 9:32 am #

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

  40. Howard. February 21, 2013 at 9:04 am #

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

  41. Kimberly Crawley February 21, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I’m dying to win a Kindle!!!:)

  42. April Selby 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!!!!

  43. Cindy February 21, 2013 at 1:32 am #


  44. Sheree 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)

  45. colleen February 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I love to read and this would be great..

  46. Glenda Sartorius February 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Would love to win.

  47. Jilian Giles February 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

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

  48. Debbie S. 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.

  49. donna harris 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!

  50. jasmine February 20, 2013 at 10:26 am #

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

  51. Fae February 20, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I need one of these , love To read

  52. Pat February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Still fingers crossed.

  53. Anastasia S 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

  54. KarenA February 20, 2013 at 9:28 am #

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

  55. Julie Whitney February 20, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Pick me, Pick me!!

  56. Diane Allen Parks February 20, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Yes, please!

  57. guylene February 20, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    On my wish list!

  58. Cindy February 20, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Thank you!

  59. john bates February 20, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    Hi, let someone win who needs it

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