It’s official the Goodreads Giveaway for My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart is underway, now through October 11th!
You can enter here.
Publisher’s Weekly reviewed it a few weeks ago and had this to say about it:
” Vitus’s tragic past and newfound humanity make him a compelling figure, and his wry narration, given to moments of self-loathing and snark, at times reads like a fever dream shot through with startling moments of sanity. This emotionally charged genre-buster serves up more than a few good punches and won’t disappoint fans of dark fantasy laced with pitch-black humor. “
Somewhat surprised to discover that Publishers Weekly reviewed Bring Me Flesh, I’ll Bring Hell last month, little less than a year from the book’s original release in October of 2014.
From the review:
“Femmes fatales, double-crosses, and blood-spattered action characterize this hard-boiled homage to zombie fiction… In this terrifying moral battleground, the dead are superior to the “black-suited men with dead eyes” orchestrating human affairs. Rose’s debut achieves a unique, hard-edged voice strengthened by clipped prose.”
The rest of the review is available here.
Here it is, folks — the cover for My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart. Covers bring that magical element to the process as it becomes apparent that yes, this is indeed really happening. I’m pleased with the result, especially considering the subject matter of the story itself. My wonderful editor and the folks at Talos are looking at November release this year for this one. Brace yourselves — promotions are coming!
Here’s the summary from the Amazon page:
“If you don’t know by now, we don’t deal in happy endings here . . .”
Vitus Adamson has a second chance at life now that he’s no longer a zombie, but after killing his brother Jamie, Vitus lands in prison on murder charges. Jamie’s death exposes secret government projects so deep in the black they cannot be seen—without Vitus, that is.
Sprung from jail, the government hires Vitus to clean up Jamie’s mess, but tracking down his brother’s homemade monsters gone rogue is easier said than done. A convicted killer safely behind bars may not be so safe after all when it appears he is still committing murder through his victim’s dreams. High on Atroxipine (the drug that once kept him functioning among the living) and lapsing into addiction, Vitus’s grip on reality takes a nasty turn when his own dreams start slipping sideways.
His problems multiply as he deals with his failed friendship with wheelchair-bound officer Geoff Lafferty, his wrecked romance with the town mortician Niko, government agents working for his father, sinister figures lurking in the shadows, and least of all, the complications of learning how to be human again.
Secret agents, conspiracy theories, broken hearts and lonely souls, the siren song of prescription drugs . . . In My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart, readers are invited to discover life after undeath, where there are no happy endings.
You can read the interview at the website, Ginger Nuts of Horror, run by Jim Mcleod, here.
I’ve been remiss in updating my latest projects for this blog, as I’ve been too busy to breathe since 2015 moved in. I was recently proud to have “Mirrorworld” published in the anthology from Grey Matter Press, Death’s Realm.
In the next few weeks, I’m going to be hosting a a little tour featuring several authors from the anthology answering a few questions about their contribution and their thoughts on life after death. Reviews have also started to trickle in, one, notably, from Fangoria.
The Table of Contents:
“OMNISCOPIC” by Rhoads Brazos – “SOME OTHER DAY” by John F.D. Taff – “HAUNTER” by Hank Schwaeble –
“BURIAL SUIT” by John C. Foster – “NINE” by Aaron Polson – “PENUMBRA” by Jay Caselberg – “FOXHOLE” by JG Faherty – “DROWNING” by Gregory L. Norris – “THE WEIGHT” by Jane Brooks – “HARDER YOU FALL” by Brian Fatah Steele – “MIRRORWORLD” by Martin Rose – “MARCH HAYS” by Matthew Pegg – “HIGH ART” by Karen Runge and Simon Dewar – “A PIRATE’S RANSOM” by Jay O’Shea – “TO TOUCH THE DEAD” by Paul Michael Anderson –
“YOU ONLY DIE ONCE” by Stephen Graham Jones
Here’s your chance for a copy of Bring Me Flesh, I’ll Bring Hell, a zombie detective novel. The giveaway kicks off now and just in time for the holiday season. Click below for the nitty gritty. Need reasons? Joe McKinney calls it “a spectacular debut”; Scott Kenemore says “it’s the shot in the arm the zombie genre needs” and Kevin Lucia highly recommends it with “quick wit” and “razor-sharp noir sensibilities.”