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I read Dreams and Shadows in manuscript form because Cargill and I have been friends for a long time, and I’d hoped to help him get it published. Unfortunately, this happened at the height of the Dorchester fiasco, when everybody who worked for the Big Publishers decided I was the Devil for saying things like, “Big publishers should pay authors the money they owe us.” And then I went on to have a heart attack and a nervous breakdown, and I wasn’t much help to Cargill, or anyone else, after that.
Luckily, Cargill had no problem selling the book himself. That’s because it’s an amazing debut novel. If you like the works of Neil Gaiman or John Urbancik, or the Fables comic book series, you’ll absolutely love this. Available in hardcover for $13.85 or for Kindle for $10.67.
The Pale Man is a brand-new novella from Nate Southard. I’ll confess – I haven’t read it yet, but I have read everything else Nate has published (and I wrote about that here). Based on the strength of that impressive body of work, I have full confidence in recommending this one, as well.
Also, this looks to be the deft mix of hard-boiled crime and supernatural horror that Nate excels at. It’s part of a mystery series, but I’m told you don’t have to have read the other books to enjoy or understand this one. Available for the Kindle at just $1.99.
Richard Long is the pseudonym of a successful horror novelist who used to moonlight writing stories for adult magazines like Busty and Penthouse.
No, I won’t tell you who Richard Long really is, even in private. I’m willing to bet that almost all of you have read and enjoyed his or her horror novels. And if you’re looking for something truly kinky to read (rather than the bland, vanilla bullshit that was Fifty Shades of Grey), then you’ll really enjoy this. Available for the Kindle at just .99 cents.
Omega Rising is Joshua Dalzelle’s first published novel. I’ll admit to approaching it with some hesitation, at first, simply because of the plethora of bad, self-published books available on Kindle. I was pleased to soon discover that Joshua’s book isn’t one of those.
Instead, Omega Rising is a fun, imaginative slice of New Pulp sci-fi — perhaps best described as tossing Edgar Rice Burroughs, The X-Files, Larry Niven, Douglas Adams, The Last Starfighter, and Coast to Coast AM into a literary blender, and served chilled. Available for the Kindle at just $2.99.