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2014 Edgar Award Nominee Spotlight: Matthew Guinn, author of The Resurrectionist

2014 Edgar Award Nominee Spotlight: Matthew Guinn, author of The Resurrectionist

Please welcome Matthew Guinn to the blog as a part of my series on the 2014 Edgar Award nominees! His novel, THE RESURRECTIONIST, was nominated for Best First Novel by an American Author, and he was kind enough to stop by and answer a few questions about it! It’s only a couple of weeks until the awards are announced, so be sure to check out all of my Edgar nominee … Continue reading

Kickstarter: Aghast – A Journal of the Darkly Fantastic

Kickstarter: Aghast – A Journal of the Darkly Fantastic

There’s about 7 days to go in the Kickstarter for Aghast, and thought a few of you might want to get in on this before it wraps up! They’re fully funded, but there are some awesome stretch goals ahead… About the magazine (from press release): Aghast – Α Journal of the Darkly Fantastic is an illustrated, bi-annual journal of horror and dark fantasy short fiction. It will be available online, … Continue reading

And the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award goes to…..!

And the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award goes to…..!

The 2014 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award was announced Friday, and to my delight, it goes to COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters!!! Take to twitter to congratulate Ben if you can and if you haven’t discovered this wonderful series, now is the perfect time (the first book, THE LAST POLICEMAN, snagged an Edgar, so he’s on quite a roll here…)!

Interview (& Giveaway): Shane Kuhn, author of The Intern’s Handbook

Interview (& Giveaway): Shane Kuhn, author of The Intern’s Handbook

Please welcome Shane Kuhn to the blog! His new book, THE INTERN’S HANDBOOK, is out tomorrow, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions! Also, courtesy of Simon & Schuster, we’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner, so check out the deets at the end of the post. You’ve got a ton of experience in the entertainment industry (over 20 years), but … Continue reading

April 2014 New Releases (Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction)

April 2014 New Releases (Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction)

Here are the new releases in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for April 2014.I’ve also included audiobook links where they apply. Enjoy! April 1st, 2014: The Winter King – A Hawkenlye 13th Century British Mystery (A Hawkenlye Mystery) by Alys Clare Viviane: A Novel by Julia Deck Snitch (The Bea Catcher Chronicles) by Olivia Samms Deadly Echoes (Donovan Nash Series) by Philip Donlay The Ballad of a Small Player: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne Murder at … Continue reading

Interview: Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood

Interview: Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood

The absolutely superb THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD, Laura McHugh’s debut novel, came out this month, and Laura was kind enough to stop by and answer a few of my questions about the book, and much more! Please welcome Laura to the blog! Your debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD, had gotten amazing buzz. Will you tell us more about it and what inspired you to write it? The novel centers … Continue reading

Interview: Ben Peek, author of Dead Americans and Other Stories

Interview: Ben Peek, author of Dead Americans and Other Stories

Please welcome Ben Peek to the blog! His story collection, DEAD AMERICANS, just came out and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about it, and much more! Congrats on your new collection, DEAD AMERICANS! Will you tell us a little about yourself and your background? Have you always wanted to be a writer? Yeah, alright: I live in Sydney with my partner, Nikilyn Nevins. I’ve lived here … Continue reading

Interview: Will Storr, author of The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone

Interview: Will Storr, author of The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone

I was very lucky to review THE HUNGER AND THE HOWLING OF KILLIAN LONE for Library Journal, and its author, Will Storr, was kind enough to answer a few questions about his unique, and uniquely wonderful book. Please welcome Will to the blog. I really enjoyed THE HUNGER AND THE HOWLING OF KILLIAN LONE, and am so glad it’s finally available in the US! It’s such a wonderful mix of … Continue reading

April Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

April Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for April (click on the covers to pre-order)! Note I took out the Top 10, because I never (ever) can keep it to just 10. These are in no particular order.  Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown-April 1st) Synopsis-Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and … Continue reading

2014 Edgar Award Nominee Spotlight: Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Excerpt)

2014 Edgar Award Nominee Spotlight: Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Excerpt)

As you may know, BRILLIANCE, by Marcus Sakey was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, and Marcus was kind enough to provide me with Chapter 1 of the book to share with you here! Enjoy! Chapter One of Brilliance A novel by Marcus Sakey Excerpted with permission The radio host had said there was a war coming, said it like he was looking forward to it, and … Continue reading

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