Feast your eyes on a still shot so sweet it makes the Gummy Venus de Milo seem like a sour ball dipped in milk left on a radiator for a week. It’s drawn by Kim Herbst, artist extraordinaire, and for the uninitiated, this is Lynx with her henchmen in Henchmen’s. The bad news is, now that you’ve seen it you can never see it again for the first time, but Kim’s got three more pictures from the novel, so… you know… there’s a silver lining.
Once again Jael, my favorite indie reviewer, has taken a spin with Dane Curse through Gold Coast City, and much to my delight she’s given The Coconut Swindle a five star rating! “How can one man earn so many stars for his writing?” you might ask yourself. Begging. Also, the bribes* don’t hurt.
*(jk, Jael is crazy honest and super ethical, but those traits don’t garner laughs.)
Boom! Another five star review, this time from the very discerning Catherine Rose Putsche. And I say discerning with all seriousness, she consumes only top notch novels from truly gifted authors. Don’t let the fact that she read a superhero noir fool you (I think she was drunk when she agreed to review me, so yay vodka!)
Dane Curse, my first novel, is still just 99 cents, but it won’t be for long. I can’t say when, but it will be returning to it’s normal price of 2.99. Ok ok, it’s October 31st. But why wait, pick up a copy today and get prepped for part two The Coconut Swindle, which will be out
before after Christmas on January 4th whether it’s ready or not! That reminds me, I really got to start on it…
(jk, I wrote it last November for NaNoWriMo! But I still got some editing)
After my dizzying descent into a sociopathic need for revenge (and the redemption that came from resisting it) I’ve finally come to the end of my review troll roller coaster. And I’m strangely grateful because it’s taught me one thing: people are pretty amazing. For every one person who tries to be a dick there will be ten to pop up and help stop them. Ten to roll their eyes and think, “What a jerk.” Ten to support the artist.
Ten to one. Those are good odds. It’s like this world’s a happy hydra.
And I’m happy too. Because a single mean spirited review is a small price to pay to be reminded that there’s far more heroism and good deeds in one revolution of the real world than all the Marvel and DC comics in print. So don’t ever run the human race down to me. Sure we make mistakes, and act out in destructive ways, but in our hearts we’re superheroes, one and all.
Dane Curse is now available on a few different platforms. Which ones? ALL of them! So if you don’t dig the kindle, or avoid Amazon in general, you’re now able to take a ride through Gold Coast City with the gas mashed down and the windows wide open. Enjoy!
On Apple iBooks… (go to itunes)
Finally, as the choo-choo settles into the station, we visit Book Obsessed Human for a story about hospitals in China. It’s funnier than you think. But keep your expectations low anyway.