Mikey Lee Ray


Hi there, Mikey Lee Ray here. I've been passionate about my writing since I started working on my first novel 'Pandora's Market' (published under the name Matthew Schafer in 2006). Since then I've published two full length e-books on Smashwords the first being 'Confessions of a Gaming Attendant' a diary / fiction piece where the protagonist works in the gambling industry and 'How to Lose Money and Irritate People.' While the second e-book had a similar story line it was more comedy based and descends often into fantasy and farce whereas 'COAGA' is more serious.

I began writing LSD at the end of 2012 and am now in the process of editing and re-working the first issues so that we can re-release them and then continuing on with new ones once this is done. I hope that you will take a look at some of these stories as I pride myself on my unique writing style, perspective and life experience. I look forward to hearing your feedback if you have read something I've written. - Sincerely, Mikey

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
A few years back a friend Stewart Gillam and I started working on a Harry Potter parody. I know a lot of parodies have already been done but I thought to myself we can do this differently and better. How about a book by book parody of the HP books that pokes fun not only at the original source material but a whole bunch of other stuff as well? And so we began working on Harry Potter and the Pimptastic Parody... I believe it will be finished soon so watch this space.
Who are your favorite authors?
That depends on what genre I am reading. I like to read biographies of historical figures so I'd say writers like Jung Chang, Humberto Fontova, Dmitri Volkogonov and others. I like reading strategy books too, The Art of War by Sun Tzu is an interesting read as is The Prince by Machiavelli. With fiction I go in for a lot of different genres, Chuck Palahniuk is a favorite and an inspiration, I like the Percy Jackson books too and Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
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Where to find Mikey Lee Ray online

Twitter: @mikey_lee_ray


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LSD Hits The Books #3: Fifty Shades Freed
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An in-depth review to the concluding part of everyone's favorite soft porn melodrama the 50 Shades saga. Find out what real authors think about this terrible book series.
LSD Hits The Books #2: Fifty Shades Darker
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LSD Hits the Books is back and this time we're taking aim at that mainstream piece of 'mommy porn' 50 Shades Darker.
LSD @ The Movies #3 I Am Legend Real Vs Reel
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Compares Richard Matheson's classic book I Am Legend with the latest film version of the same name. This is the first in a series titled Real Vs Reel where we will be comparing books to their film adaptations.
LSD @ The Movies #2 Twilight Of The Gods
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A short free article about a phenomenon in film today that is ruining the movie industry or at the very least diluting the impact of its biggest films and franchises.
LSD Owns the Game #2: Fallout 4
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LSD Owns the Game returns with an in-depth review of the latest game Fallout 4.
LSD @ The Movies #1: Spectre Review
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LSD @ The Movies makes its debut with this short review of the latest Bond film Spectre starring Daniel Craig.
LSD Owns The Game #1 Skyrim
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This is a review for the classic and popular fantasy game Skyrim from the editors of LSD Magazine... ENJOY!
LSD Hits The Books #1: Fifty Shades Of Grey
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This is a book review series we here at LSD Magazine have just started, our first book is 50 Shades of Grey. Enjoy.
LSD Issue #9
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How to Lose Money and Irritate People
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Do you hate your job? Ever find your mind wandering to things you know it shouldn't while at work and you're forced to deal with one annoying customer after the other? If so and you're looking for a laugh then this is the book for you!
LSD Issue #8
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
LSD is back with another exciting issue! I know you're as excited as I am to hear once more from your favorite Smashwords editors and writers Richard Batchelor, Mikey Lee Ray and Jo Lewis. So what's in the new issue then? Take a look and find out!
LSD Issue #7
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Sociology
Well dear readers the wait is finally over! Though it's been a long time coming the seventh issue of LSD is finally out. If you haven't read LSD yet we have just one question. WHY THE HELL NOT? ;)
LSD Issue #6
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Essay » Sociology
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This is issue #6 of LSD, the brainchild of authors Mikey Lee Ray and Richard Batchelor. In it you'll find plenty of thought provoking articles on current issues, humor and satire. Enjoy!
LSD Issue #5
Series: LSD Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,610. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This issue of LSD is dedicated to our comrades in ink in Paris. Liberte. Egalite. Fraternite. Also, plenty of interesting stuff inside as usual.
LSD Issue #4
Series: LSD Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Issue #4 of Mikey Lee Ray and Richard Batchelor's off beat comedic look at world events.
LSD Issue #3
Series: LSD Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,800. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
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This is the third issue of our online news and satire magazine LSD.
LSD Issue #2
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LSD Issue #1
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An educated, satirical and sometimes cynical though also funny look at current events and world news.
How To Make Your Own Pasta
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
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This is a recipe for making your own pasta from scratch. Enjoy!
Conquer Your Addiction
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If you have an addiction that is taking over your life be it smoking, drugs, alcohol, gambling or something else than this little book is here to give you the tools and ideas you need to take it back. Based on the six years experience that I have had surrounded by the worst types of addicts imaginable, I Mikey Lee Ray am here to help.
Parodies, Poetry and Politics
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A collection of humorous and political song parodies, a few poems and some short articles by emerging author and the writer of Confessions of a Gaming Attendant, Mikey Lee Ray.
Confessions of a Gaming Attendant
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I have one year to tell my story, one year to change it all... before it is too late.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mikey Lee Ray

  • 70 Inspirational And Motivational Quotes on Sep. 27, 2012

    While I did enjoy some of the quotes I feel this ebook needs a lot of work in order to achieve its full impact. For example more information on the writer who uses quotes from himself however without context quotes are merely words on a page. If you're looking to be inspired by words and ideas this might just be for you though.
  • The Nine Mistakes Gamblers Make on Sep. 27, 2012

    First off I work in the gambling industry and I've heard every system under the sun and so this one is no different. Every sucker I see regularly at the slots machine has a 'system' that they play by and each one loses in the end. The only people making money from gambling are a) the people who own these venues be it slots machines or the casinos and b) people who sell these systems to suckers like you. If you want to know the truth about the gambling industry then I recommend you read my warts and all expose Confessions of a Gaming Attendant. It takes an insider to expose the hypocrisy and corruption of an industry after all and to explain why it is the way it is. Guys like this are just out to make a fast buck.
  • Skipping the Tiramisu: Becoming the Writer You Were Born to Be on Sep. 27, 2012

    Finally, a book written that makes you want to become a writer and not the other way around. Or as in my case to become more invested in writing. I couldn't agree more with Kristine's comments about blogging and social media. Yes it's good to have a group on facebook to discuss your writing but at the end of the day is anyone actually doing anything because of it? Confessions of a Gaming Attendant for example has a facebook group with 30 members, how many sales has it generated? Zero. Social media and the internet in general are great if you have an existing audience but if no one is searching for you how will they find you? You need a presence in the real world like fish need water. Sorry about the pun. Kristine's book was not only inspirational but it made sense with the advice it gave. About taking time off from writing and blogging to recharge the batteries, ditto my agreement. If you write non stop you're in front of a computer all the time and you need to get out to have experiences so that you can write better. Nobody wants to read something they can't relate to. But I digress, all in all if you're a writer or even just a dedicated reader then this is something I can't recommend reading highly enough. But damn it all those references to white chocolate raspberry cheesecake sure did make me hungry. :) On an altogether unrelated note about writing I'd recommend maybe making a video trailer for your book and posting it on youtube I know it's worked for me.
  • A Guide For Your Gambling Trip To Vegas on Sep. 29, 2012

    Downloaded this in PDF format and it came out pretty buggy but what I could read of it was great and the author clearly knows the city well. I think The Pleasure Pit was the best place I played cards at in Vegas, I mean really playing cards against half naked women (and I won for the record) you can't really top that can you? Viva Las Vegas, a cool read. Def recommending this one.
  • Quit Smoking For Intelligent People. The Psychology Of Quitting on Oct. 15, 2012

    Finally, someone who has the common sense to break the age old myths about breaking addictions and habits, much like I've been saying in 'Conquer Your Addiction' and other titles this reveals the plain fact that most of 'addiction' is simply a repeated habit and is in the behavior as well as the mind. Breaking addictions has become an industry worth a lot of money, especially with smoking where you can buy 'nicotine gum' and 'nicotine patches' but Mitch here shows a no-nonsense approach that actually works.
  • The Temp Pest on March 03, 2013

    For those of you who wish to bitch About your nine to five job please spare a thought for Rich. His humorous, painful tale's one of comedy and woe. Drawing from Greek legends which some of you may know. With biting satire, sarcasm and wit One can only assume The Temp Pest will be a hit. (I do my bit). - Mikey P.S. the football match had me in hysterics.
  • The Wrecking Crew on June 20, 2013

    well written although if I had any criticisms it's that it seems a little too formal and a little too textbook if that makes sense but overall I liked this one. Four stars.
  • Che Forever on April 10, 2014

    I give you 5 stars for bringing up the subject however I'm sure there are a lot of people in Cuba who would disagree with your views about Che Guevara. For one all the people who had family members executed by Che. The Cubans who called him an 'assassin' and whose economy was wrecked by Che and Castro, or authors like Humberto Fontova who wrote "Exposing The Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize him." Che hated America, executed many without even the sham trials Stalin gave his victims and was a hopeless military leader in Bolivia and elsewhere. Castro sent him overseas to get rid of him and when he was deservedly shot as he'd executed so many in the same fashion Castro made a martyr out of him. People are Useful Idiots if they wear "Che Guevara" tee shirts in the streets with no idea of who the man really was. Ask a Cuban who he was don't ask Robert Redford or Benecio Del Toro.