Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Favorite Vicki Hendricks novel: Voluntary Madness

Guys, for another day or two Vicki's great noir novel Voluntary Madness is FREE ON KINDLE.  Get a copy. 

Here's what I originally wrote about it on Amazon:

Sexy, gritty and raw, yet at the same time intelligent and touching, VOLUNTARY MADNESS proves Vicki Hendricks is the queen of noir. The novel is the story of young Juliette and her relationships with the characters around her - especially her drunken, would-be novelist boyfriend Punch. Their plan is to defy the futility of the world by "living wild" in Key West, Florida for a year until their money runs out at which time they will unite in a spectacular, public double suicide. This is a hardboiled book, with vivid, tough prose and crime elements that build as the tale progresses, but the genius of the story is the novel's struggle to differentiate between art and life, and the conflict inherent when these terms become mutually exclusive. A quick and frank read with the ability to cull weak readers from literary herd.
I'm not sure how long it will be free, so hurry!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

A DEATH IN MEXICO by Jonathan Woods

Since the last few blog posts have been mostly, "buy my stuff" I thought a nice change of pace would be to talk up somebody else. 

I recently pulled the trigger on a purchase I'd been putting off for a long time.  I bought a Kindle.  When it arrived, the first order of business was to fill it up with some books, and in my first wave of purchases I grabbed a copy of A Death in Mexico by Jonathan Woods.  I liked it a lot.  A new voice in crime fiction filtered through a bit of Hemingway and Graham Greene.  Great prose.  A gritty, hardboiled tale that was a perfect vacation read.

Do yourself a favor and GRAB A COPY.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I want to sell you a book ... and also this other book.

Hello, Blogpocalypse readers!  If you've seen the previous blog post below, then you know I launched a Kickstarter campaign to test interest for a GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE sequel.  Although we had 45 days to reach our modest goal, the project was funded in less than four!  I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and generosity.  It seems traditional that when a Kickstarter project reaches its goal quickly that a new "stretch" goal is then offered, and I've done just that.  If you click HERE you can find out how to back this project and receive Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse II: The Luxury Wars AND also get a third Go-Go book *if* we reach our new funding goal.

But while I do plan to write a sequel that will be totally accessible to new readers, I would guess that the most likely readers are those who read the first Go-Go novel.  So I propose the following: With 36 days left on the Kickstarter campaign, that's still PLENTY of time to order the original Go-Go-Girls of the Apocalypse, read it, and decide if you want to jump on the sequel band wagon.  If you've been on the fence about trying this bawdy, satirical, (often appalling) action-packed book, then maybe now is the time!