First off, my second novel, DEAD THINGS is available for pre-order. It doesn’t come out until February and it’s a follow-up to CITY OF THE LOST.
Eric Carter is a necromancer. He sees ghosts, talks to the dead, compels them to his bidding. He’s turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest or taking on more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.
When the sister he left fifteen years before is brutally murdered, Carter goes back to Los Angeles only to discover that her murder was bait to bring him home. Someone wants him for something, but who and why? The gangster looking to settle a score? The girlfriend he left in the lurch? Maybe the best friend who inherited all his problems. Not to mention the ghost of the mage he murdered the night he left town or maybe the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who’s taken an unusually keen interest in him.
Carter has to figure out who’s gunning for him and get them first. Because it’s not just his life on the line, it’s his soul, too.
So, if that grabs you by all means feel free to pre-order it.
So Kickstarter seems to have some legs under it.
I’m writing the Khan of Mars novel in the Spirit of The Century series by Evil Hat Games because of it. That blew my socks off. The whole series netted something like eight times its asking price.
And now I’m part of the second issue of Fireside Magazine, which has six days left and about $2K to go to be fully funded.
I’ll have a short story in there and it’s, well, a little different from my usual fare.
I’m a little worried. Any street cred I might have as a no-holds barred, noir writer is going right out the window if this thing gets funded.
But you won’t get to read it if you don’t jump onto the bandwagon.
PIMPIN’ MY FRIENDS
Speaking of Kickstarter, Christa Faust has just started one to fund the second in her Butch Fatale: Dyke Dick series, THE BIG SISTER. Hard-boiled private eye and hardcore lesbian sex.
The first one, DOUBLE D DOUBLE CROSS will make you want to go out and get all Mickey Spillane on somebody … and make you want to touch yourself.
A lot. Seriously. The first chapter? Hooo-boy.
Those two books alone will show you just how much of a master of pulp noir she is. They pull no punches. You will not be disappointed.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
I’ll be on a panel at Comic-Con down in San Diego next month.
NOT WITH A BANG, BUT A BITE: Zombies and the End of the World – Thursday, 7/12/12, 1:15p.m. – 2:15p.m., Room: 6A
We’ll be talking about zombies and apocalypses. From what I gather some of the other folks on the panel will be Diana Rowland, Dana Fredsti, Mira Grant and John Hornor Jacobs. All amazing writers who you absolutely should read right the fuck now.
If you’re at SDCC that Thursday, I’d love to meet you.
And if you’re local I’ll be at Mysterious Galaxy on June 23rd for an author meet and greet. The place will be plum packed with writers. And It’d be really nice if we had some readers there, too.
Because otherwise, well, what’s the point?
Some of the authors that will be there: Avery Aames, Steve Abee, Brett Battles, Tome Benedek, Lisa Brackman, Jennifer Bosworth, Ellie Burmeister, David Collins, Mildred Dumas, Pamela Dumond, Jonathan Emrys, Sara Wilson Etienne, Ann Finnin, Gigi LeVangie Grazer, Larry Halonen, Dan Harring, Stephanie Hubbard, Sue Ann Jaffarian, A.G.S. Johnson, Linda O. Johnston, Tammy Kaehler, Christo Knight, Stephanie Langgle, Todd McCaffrey, Lonnie Milsap, John Montadon, Leslie Ann Moore, Gary Phillips, Mar Preston, Bernard Radfar, Dmitri Ragano, Stephen J. Schwartz, Mike Sirota, VJ Waks, and Sue Zeidler
So if you’re available on the 23rd and in L.A. pop on by the store. Maybe find an author you like and take them home with you.
And, you know, their books, too.
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