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New ebook about the life of a chalet host

Hi guys

I hope this is ok to post here but I have just finished writing my first e-book, Chalet Boy - The Diary of my First Ski Season (Aged 31), and it's now available on Amazon for those with Kindles (or those with smart phones/tablets that can read e-books).

Here is the blurb:

How hard can it be? Serving a few croissants, cleaning a few bedrooms, cooking some easy meals, and then spending the rest of your time snowboarding and getting drunk. Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it? Well Andy Smith thought the same thing as he signed himself up for a four month stint as a chalet host in the French Alps during a career break, and a break from the 'normal life' he found so boring.

Chalet Boy - The Diary of my First Ski Season (Aged 31) gives a truthful and hilarious insight in to the world of the ski resort seasonsaire, a person whom most people view with envy. Working a ski season is seen as an easy job with generous perks from the endless supply of randy holidaymakers, to the constant parties and access to some amazing skiing and snowboarding. Most of that is indeed factually correct, but there's also the flip side - the long hours, the almost embarrassingly low pay and the sordid living conditions.

You will be amazed at the antics of the guests that visited Chalet Montagne during Andy and his friend Dan's time there. From randy middle-aged couples to rampaging lesbians, it's all covered here alongside the the story of a man using his time in the Alps to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of his life, amid a need to escape from the norm.

A must read for anyone considering working a ski season and those who have been on or are planning a ski holiday in a catered chalet, Chalet Boy - The Diary of my First Ski Season (Aged 31) will give you all of the information you need about the inner workings of a ski chalet. And some you really don't.

So if you've just started a season, are contemplating doing one, or a guest wanting to get the behind the scenes gossip of a catered chalet - why not have a read?

It's available here:


Thanks for looking at this and feel free to review it, share it, encourage others to buy it!

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Very cool added to my Amazon Wish list and shared it on facespace, I have a full book queue right now but will buy, read and leave a review over the next few weeks.

Hopefully some of the people on my facebook feed pick it up

It's a 2.99$ ebook I'm not expecting Shakespeare or Hemingway , but yea if your going to post\advertise on the forum at least add a pic and put some cash in for lifetime membershp

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LOL so you joined just to SPAM your sh*tty book? Seems legit.

Also, I skimmed through the first few pages of your book using the "preview feature. You are not a good writer.

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2.99 to hear about a guys life for 4 months in the alps. Fuck off dude when you can survive doing it for more than a season I'll be impressed. 1 post and this is what you offer and more than likely it's self published without a editor.

Guess I should sit down and write my memoirs from the last decade, talking about the decadence, hookers, blow, rampaging love fisting anal invading lesbians, amidst my need to come to terms with the fact I have no spleen!

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Guess I should sit down and write my memoirs from the last decade, talking about the decadence, hookers, blow, rampaging love fisting anal invading lesbians, amidst my need to come to terms with the fact I have no spleen!
Being serious here, why the hell don't you, clearly you have some good stories to tell?

I'm betting you make some nice cash off of it, if you don't want conflicts write it under some bullshit name.

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Time is the biggest constraint in my life. If I can find time to sit down and talk about all the shit I've seen or been a part of it could be glorious.

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Wow! It's friendly round here!

Apologies if I offended anyone by posting it here but, as a long term boarder who gets a kick out of the chilled, supportive nature of those who enjoy the sport, I was just hoping to use forums like this to put the word out about something I'm very proud to have written.

If you're not interested in reading or purchasing the book then that is obviously no worries but I've had some really good feedback on it. I'm not a professional writer and just did this as a bit of fun whilst I was in the Alps and to keep a memory of my time there. A few people read it and said I should make it available so that's what I did.

Happy holidays everyone!
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2.99 to hear about a guys life for 4 months in the alps. Fuck off dude when you can survive doing it for more than a season I'll be impressed. 1 post and this is what you offer and more than likely it's self published without a editor.

Guess I should sit down and write my memoirs from the last decade, talking about the decadence, hookers, blow, rampaging love fisting anal invading lesbians, amidst my need to come to terms with the fact I have no spleen!
Tell us more about these invading lesbians.
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Wow! It's friendly round here!

Apologies if I offended anyone by posting it here but, as a long term boarder who gets a kick out of the chilled, supportive nature of those who enjoy the sport, I was just hoping to use forums like this to put the word out about something I'm very proud to have written.

If you're not interested in reading or purchasing the book then that is obviously no worries but I've had some really good feedback on it. I'm not a professional writer and just did this as a bit of fun whilst I was in the Alps and to keep a memory of my time there. A few people read it and said I should make it available so that's what I did.

Happy holidays everyone!
Let me guess, this "really good feedback" came from friends and family? Yeah, I thought so.

Again, I skimmed through the first few pages of the book and your writing is awful, like 99% of the other doofuses who try to self-publish on Kindle.

Also, taking advantage of the "chilled supportive nature" of snowboarders by joining a forum just to SPAM your sh*tty book is pretty rude.
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Almost feels like Hikeswithdogs threw up some ebook on Amazon and then came back here thinking that he could shill his own book to make a few bucks...

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