Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Bahlmann Author Book Launched!

In keeping with the rest of the Bahlmann family, Bob has written a book!

The ebook version is now available on Kindle and Amazon, and it is FREE beginning Thursday, March 13 and ending Monday, March 17.  (Get it while it's free!) To get your copy of this exciting adventure, visit the Explore the Outdoors website at and click on the link on the top right of the page.

  Claim your free ebook between March 13 and 17. After that time it will be on sale for $2.99

All profits from the sale of this book will be used to support outdoor education!

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Bob says - Enjoy this brief introduction, then please take advantage of the opportunity to get your free ebook copy. (A paper copy is forthcoming.)

Treasure of the Fire Serpent
When Hernando Cortez came ashore on the Yucatan Peninsula, he was mistaken for a great white god, Quetzalcoatl, who visited the ancient inhabitants of Central America with a promise to return. The Aztecs soon learned that this fair-skinned, bearded man was not the mighty Quetzalcoatl, but a man who lusted after their treasure.
          One version of legend says that Montezuma, leader of the Aztec people, was determined to protect the treasures of his capital city, Tenochtitlan, which was located near present day Mexico City. All the gold was gathered and transported to a place where Cortez would never find it.
         On November 18, 1519 Cortez and his army entered and ransacked Tenochtitlan, stealing the remaining treasure and killing inhabitants.
       On June 30, 1520 the Aztec people rose against the Spaniards, stoned Montezuma to death and drove the invaders out of the city.
     No one knows for sure where the treasures of Tenochtitlan went, but there is much speculation.
       This book is based on legend and actual events that took place prior to the year 2000. Everything after that time is pure fiction. I took the liberty of selling the property where the gold is supposed to be hidden so the owner could be fictional as well. Any resemblance to actual people or events is coincidental.
        The idea for this story came to me on a family vacation over ten years ago that included the Grand Canyon and a return route through Kanab. As a family, we had often discussed the story of the hidden gold at three lakes. We stopped for a few minutes to look at the site. As I pondered the mystery, I watched the bass and bluegills swimming in the shallows and wondered if they knew what was at the end of the tunnel. I realized that they would not likely venture that far into the dark and forbidding void.
         As I drove on, most of my family dozed off and I was left to my own thoughts. My mind wandered and I remembered a movie I had seen as a kid called, “The Fantastic Voyage.” In that film a submarine and its human crew are shrunken to microscopic size and injected into a human blood stream to save the patient’s life. I then started thinking about mini submarines and had an epiphany. Would it be possible to use a mini submarine to explore the tunnel at three lakes?
         That was the seed for this book, and what you are now reading is the result. Just recently I read a story on about a group of people who are exploring this very possibility, using a ROV to see if there really is gold hidden at three lakes. That story made the release of this book timely. I hope you enjoy my version and I am anxiously awaiting the results of the real life exploration.
“Sometimes it’s better to leave the tale alone and go on believing it’s true.”
Jack Woodward


Cindy Beck, author said...

Yay for Bob! We're looking forward to reading the book. Sounds very interesting! :)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Tweeted Bob's free book, with link to Amazon page that it's on. Hope he gets lots of hits!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Last comment didn't seem to take. Wanted you to know I tweeted Bob's free book, along with a link to it. Hope he gets lots of hits! And even more sales!

Shirley Bahlmann said...

He got quite a few downloads, especially since we let people at the Salt Lake Outdoor Expo know that his book was free! Now he just needs to get his next one online.

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