Saturday, 31 March 2012
If - like many thousands of readers that got an e-Reader this year - you haven't yet tried a Joe Hunter book , then now's a good time to grab DEAD MEN'S HARVEST while it's at the amazingly low price of only £1.99 at Amazon.co.uk
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Vol 1 has its own Facebook page. Please nip on over and 'like' it to hear all the up to the minute news on the progress of this exciting project.
I will share cover images (already some draft covers included to look at) and will announce contributors as they are accepted. Some exciting news about some 'names' who have already agreed to come on board to follow.
In the meantime here's one draft cover image for your perusal:
...and here's a link to submission guidelines if you'd like to give it a go.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Any help in spreading the word will make Lily a happy, and grateful writer. She would LOVE to know what you think, and would also appreciate any reviews beyond words. Lily thanks you dear friends!
To buy, or download a sample:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KSVXQK for US/Canadian readers and http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007KSVXQK for Brit horror fans.
A terrifying collection of short horror stories by dark fiction author Lily Childs. These forty-three offerings comprise eleven long tales, including the previously unpublished:
- SMILING CYRUS - dancing dolls of death in your attic
- IN ADORATION - demonic rebirth, revenge and new skin
- STARING AT THE PINK - when the dead don't let go
Studded and stitched together by shorter pieces and tiny 100-word drabbles this first volume of Cabaret of Dread ends with:
- THE INFANTA TRIPTYCH - living, dying art - breathing, pulsing... ancient.
"Extreme vampire horror."
Words spill from the babbling mouths of demons and murderers throughout Cabaret of Dread, combining fear and even humour as the reader encounters serial killers and ghosts, historical entities and psychopaths, not to mention a scuttling vampire or two.
Cabaret of Dread is extreme horror FOR ADULTS ONLY. Ethereal and spiritual elements battle with the visceral and the insane; lustful adoration dallies with laboured, lingering death. The Cabaret will shock, it may well offend. But it is beautiful – at least in the author’s mind - and that’s where the darkness lies.
"Having read almost every story written by Lily Childs, I can confidently say that Britain has a new Queen of Dark Fiction. The prose crawl off the pages, down your spine, then drag you into the darkness." - Col Bury, Crime Editor at Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers ezine
"Lily Childs is a unique voice in horror fiction, both terrible and unsettling in its power, as darkly poetic as Poe, as gut-wrenching as Clive Barker. I'm a fan." Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter thrillers.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
For an idea of just what I'm looking for take a squint at the story below featuring Dirk Ramm. (There's also a handy link from the sidebar)
In addition, this is notice that I will be sending personal invites to certain authors, to raise the 'name' value of the book. You're going to be in good company.
Monday, 12 March 2012
REDEMPTION - a Noah Milano novelette
Twenty years ago he tortured and killed a young boy. Now he is out of prison, ready to find redemption confronting the victim's parents.
He hires Noah Milano, security specialist and son of LA's biggest mobster to protect him.
When the unexpected happens it's up to Noah Milano to do what he thinks is right and make sure justice is done.
Praise for Noah Milano and Jochem Vandersteen:
Jeremiah Healy, author of TURNABOUT and THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER: "J. Vandersteen takes us back to the glory days of pulp fiction. And I mean the genre, NOT the movie. His Noah Milano character rings completely true as a tough, lone-wolf private."
Wayne D. Dundee - author of the Joe Hannibal series: The difference is mainly in the character of Noah Milano himself, a man struggling both internally and externally to break free from his "Family" ties and to walk his own path toward what he deems Right and Just. This is good stuff. Read and enjoy."
Les Roberts, author of the Milan Jacovich series: "Noah Milano is all too human, which makes him more appealing."
"Terrific stuff.'' - Lori G. Armstrong, author of Snowblind
'Noah Milano walks in the footsteps of the great P.I,.'s, but leaves his own tracks." - Robert J. Randisi, founder of PWA and The Shamus Award
Jochem's deep and abiding love for classic pulp fiction comes through on every page, and his stories continue the time-honored tradition of the hardboiled American PI." -Sean Chercover, author of Trigger City.
''The writing is fresh and vivid and lively, paying homage to the past while standing squarely in the present." -James W. Hall, author of Silencer.
''Great pop sensibility with a nod to the classic L.A. PIs.'' - David Levien, author 13 Million Dollar Pop
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
So, for your delectation, I present (with tongue firmly in cheek, and innuendoes at full throttle) Dirk - The Battering Ram - Ramm, and his sheath of steel in:
Monday, 5 March 2012
But now I'm at that shaky place authors sometimes find themselves, where they don't know what to get on with next. In truth, I'm well ahead of the game with my Hunter books, but don't want to wallow and prefer to get on with the next. However I also have some other projects in mind that I'd like to get out of my system.
My editor, with good intentions, suggested i should take a few moths off from writing and enjoy myself for a change. Good advice. Except I get my enjoyment from writing. No: I must write. I'm going to start throwing around a few ideas and see which one grabs me most. Don't know yet what it will be, but at heart I'm a thriller writer, so I bet my leanings go that-away.