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High Water: A Suggested Soundtrack

My book HIGH WATER is a cannabis-infused thriller about a group of pothead martial artists trapped in an infested waterpark during a terrifying dubstep concert.

Here’s the suggested soundtrack in a youtube playlist for your convenience. Even if you’re not a reader, it would make a great workout mix.

Here’s the link to the book if you’ve never read it before:


And the track listing, with commentary!

  • TITLE TRACK: Higher – Just Blaze and Jay-Z – punchy goddamn song
  • Lick it Up – The Aggrolites
  • Machine Gun Funk – Biggie Smalls – for Walter
  • Make it Bun Dem – Skrillex and Damien Marley – my favorite dubstep song
  • Bowl for Two – The Expendables
  • The Horror – RJD2 – love this track
  • Temperature’s Rising – Mobb Deep – one of the best hiphop tracks ever
  • Rite Where you Stand – Gangstarr and Jadakiss
  • Money Trees – Kendrick Lamar
  • Existence VIP – Excision
  • Simple As – Kid Cudi
  • Simigwado – Gyede Blay Ambolley & the Steneboofs – funky as shit
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Sample chapter from HIGH WATER

While I get started on reviewing some books, here’s a sample chapter from my own book. It introduces the main characters, and will give you the general tone. That is, before the action starts! If you like it, here’s the link. Please leave honest reviews if you do buy it!


The box truck moved slowly, back up alarm bleeping, trying to fit into the narrow driveway between two brick duplexes. At the end of the driveway, arms akimbo, Pete watched the truck that was to carry all his possessions make its way slowly down the driveway, back-up alarm now echoing between the buildings. The midday sun was warm and felt good on his skin, but Pete rubbed his beard in apprehension. It had been a long morning. His arms occasionally cramped from the intense workout at the studio, and the rental agency hadn’t been happy about Walter’s last minute arrangements and made Pete put a sizable deposit down.

More confident having made it between the houses, the driver started to accelerate.

“Hey, hey, slow down, man!” Pete yelled up at the truck.

The vehicle lurched to a sudden stop, turning off the grating sound of the back-up alarm. A long black face appeared from the window, clearly annoyed, glancing to the back of the truck. Walter exclaimed, with some frustration, “Dude, I said I got this!”

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the filthy trenches of viral marketing

I got an email from a very concerned businessman today. The subject line read, “I write to seek your cooperation as my foreign partner”.

In a heartfelt and polite letter, Mr. Daniel explained that through rigorous fasting and prayers to his Almighty, he’d developed a spontaneous but blessedly divine trust in me. If I were to become his business partner, Mr. Daniel might let me in on an amazing deal, the kind that only comes once in a lifetime.

At first, I was shocked. Me? No way! He’d even emailed me at my book series’ contact address. Perhaps it was an omen. Book sales have been fair, but nothing I could quit my job over. I knew going into this that the rewards can be few and far between.

I forged on, heart palpitating with anticipation. Generally, I don’t believe in short cuts. There generally aren’t any, especially in the cutthroat world of self publishing.

But this? This might be a short cut.

You see, Mr. Daniel was the lawyer and personal confidant for a foreigner that happened to have a humungous horde of gold, worth at least $30M in USD. Amazing! Astounding! Sadly, this individual was deceased, and Mr. Daniel is seeking someone trustworthy to help settle his estate.

What an opportunity! Imagine what even a mediocre five percent of that gargantuan horde of precious metal could buy me! An editor, or maybe half an editor, at least.

Seeing as Mr. Daniel was a man of good taste, as evidenced by his choice in contacting me, I saw an opportunity for the both of us. I’d contact him back, demonstrating my own canny business skills and hint at my unlimited creative capacity.

Mr. Daniel,

I’d like to introduce you to my debut novel, HIGH WATER. I get the uncanny feeling that you might like it. http://www.amazon.com/High-Water-R-W-Tucker-ebook/dp/B00O2AADMO Don’t forget to leave an honest review!

RW Tucker

I’m now obsessively refreshing my email client, literally shaking with excitement.

The future is bright indeed!

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