Archive for February, 2013
That’s right, folks. We got another Noir At The Bar comin’ at ya. Our tenth, in fact. Yep, we’ve been doing this since July 2011 and we’re not planning on slowing down.
Sunday night, March 24th at 7:00pm at The Mandrake Bar (2692 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034). Yeah, we’ll be starting earlier than usual for this one. The bar’s got something else going on at 9:00.
For those of you who don’t know, Noir At The Bar L.A. is a semi-monthly reading event where we have a handful of crime authors read their shit to a room full of drunks and a good time is had by all.
So come on down, get your drink on and booze it up with a bunch of hard-boiled miscreants.
DEAD THINGS is in the wild, folks. Those of you who pre-ordered it should be getting it today, if you haven’t already. If you got it on your Kindle or Nook then it should be sitting in your e-reader all hot and steamy, like warm, inviting, sticky buns.
For those who have purchased it already, thank you. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy it. I know you don’t have a lot of time to spare. Thank you for giving me some of that. I will do my best to warrant it and I sincerely hope that you feel it’s time well spent.
Even if you hate the book, which inevitably someone will, thanks for taking a chance on it. I hope that if you don’t enjoy it that it at least helps you hone your preferences and you can move onto a book more to your liking. The last thing I want is for you to waste your time on a book you’re not having fun with. Life’s too short for bad books.
If you’re on the fence allow me to point you to some things that might move you in one direction or another.
You can read the first chapter here.
These fine ladies and gentlemen had some very nice things to say about it.
- RT Book Reviews gave it 4 1/2 stars and named it one of their February top picks
- Publisher’s Weekly seems to have enjoyed it quite a bit.
- My Bookish Ways has some very kind words for it.
- David J Turner over at Electric Meat brings his usual insightful analysis to the story.
- Over at Tree Is A Tree The Govneh liked it quite a lot.
- Criminal Element digs into the meat of the story.
- And Crimespree gives it some encouraging words.
I hope that if you decide to take the chance to pick it up you enjoy it. And if you do I invite you to take a look at some of my other work and, if you have time, write a review over on Amazon or Goodreads.
Again, thank you very much. I really do appreciate it.
DEAD THINGS is officially out tomorrow. But it’s already starting to be seen out in the wild.
Digital copies of KHAN OF MARS started going out to the Kickstarter backers yesterday, too. All 1,516 of them. NO PRESSURE.
I have two new books out at the same time. I’m really having a hard time wrapping my brain around that information. They really couldn’t be any more different from each other. One is about a hard-boiled necromancer investigating his sister’s brutal murder as he deals with ghosts, death goddesses and damaged relationships and the other is a 1930′s pulp adventure about a hyper-intelligent gorilla and a Mexican cowboy on Mars.
Hopefully folks will enjoy them both.
I’ll be signing copies of DEAD THINGS tomorrow night down at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach.
On Saturday I’ll be at Dark Delicacies in Burbank as part of a group signing with Karl Alexander (TIME AFTER TIME, TIME-CROSSED LOVERS), Bill Walker (A SLICE OF DEATH) and Tim Powers (SALVAGE AND DEMOLITION, ON STRANGER TIDES, LAST CALL, and too many others to get into here)
And on Sunday I’ll be signing down at Mysterious Galaxy San Diego.
Hope to see some of you there. I should probably figure out which bit I’m going to read.