When a family looking to escape the corporate pressures and gas shortages of a crowded 1979 Houston makes a break for Hardrock, Colorado a tiny town supporting a winter population of less than a dozen what could they possibly hope to find? Adventure! And outfitting the neglected Quartz Creek Inn with an operational cafe, saloon, trading post and motel in preparation for a hectic summer tourist season is where the story of Hardrock begins. Hardrock s prounced lack of amenities, unforgiving conditions and well-defined, likeable characters set the stage for hilarious situations in a primitive place where people make up the happily out-populated mirity. Languishing behind America s modern culture, Hardrock s pace is decidedly slow some might even say stunted. But, at the end of this county road, life is yours for the shaping. Ex-lawmen and outlaws, hippies, cowboys and mountain men and women all add spice to an eclectic recipe for retro-lunacy. Join the handful of Hardrock locals in the remote wilderness of the Colorado Rockies, where 14,000-foot peaks and the rustic setting of the Quartz Creek Inn conspire to provoke memorable misadventures and might just inspire you to stay. HARDROCK: Crazy Jake s Fish Bomb is a fun, fast-paced and engaging read leaving you wishing your virtual vacation to Hardrock could last a little longer. Booksellers: Offer your customers a hilarious literary escape to Hardrock, Colorado an accessible, colorful and welcoming destination where the remote, American wilderness enthusiastically beckons full reader immersion. Sure to bring a smile, Hardrock: Crazy Jake's Fish Bomb is reminiscent of Patrick McManus, Erma Bombeck and Jean Shepherd in reflecting a uniquely humorous sense of time, place and point of view. L. Bracken's original voice creates an authentically rich and imaginative landscape certain to make this book a coveted gift for the outdoor enthusiast or anyone appreciative of simpler times and a closer sense of community. The Hardrock series by L. Bracken offers outstanding holiday sales and fan-based opportunities for an under-served demographic hungry for humorously entertaining literature. Easily classified as either a fiction vel or collection of chrological short stories, this general interest book enjoys little competition in the genre of humor and is highly likely to appeal world-wide to outdoor enthusiasts including hunters, anglers, recreationalists, naturalists and rural Americans of both genders. Become a HARDROCK local: read three introductory chapters/stories plus a bonus fourth story and register for inclusion in regional promotional opportunities at hardrockbooks.com. L. Bracken an internationally published author on the topic of corporate negotiation, a creative writing instructor and independent marketing consultant is a 30-year Colorado native deeply dedicated to the diversity of the high country wilderness which has fostered t only her love of rugged, wild places, but also her sense of humor in co-existing with them. Hardrock: Crazy Jake s Fish Bomb is her fictional humor debut.