July 25, 2013

Stephen Dobyns - unsung hero?

I've been meaning for a while to write about Stephen Dobyns' new book, The Burn Palace. He made his name originally with a series of books set in Saratoga and dealing with the horse-racing set in that part of the US, featuring his laid-back detective, Charlie Bradshaw. He later expanded his purview with The Church of Dead Girls and Boy in the Water. He is also a poet.

The Burn Palace is set in a fictional Rhode Island township, Brewster, and seems initially to be a crossover novel dealing with the supernatural and possibly vampirism or werewolf-ism (?) However, as the main protagonists set about their police investigation, it becomes clear that what appears to be supernatural is common-or-garden evil-doing, and that the usual suspects - the good and the great of the local community - are just in it for the money.

July 16, 2013

Site for New Releases

Publishing my books as I do, I'm always on the look-out for new places to market. I came across this site the other day, which looks very nice and has a page devoted to new releases. You might find something you like there!

e-Reader Recon

The site is run by Dennis Larsen and his own book, The Living Hunger, is available on this page.

July 13, 2013

Pricing ...

Okay, I've cut the prices of all my books to $0.99 cents (or equivalent in different currencies). This is an early Christmas present to any readers still hesitating whether to buy or not. Of course, this price only applies to Kindle downloads, or any other e-versions downloaded from Apple iBooks, Sony, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

Hurry hurry hurry ...

July 10, 2013

The Burke Gang

Just had to post this ... a video interview of Alafair Burke and her dad, James Lee Burke, interviewed by sister/daughter Pamela. It's a bit ropy but it's sweet to see the Burke Gang together.