CRP Book Blog: 5 Stars!


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!)


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I’d like to take a sec to thank The Readers Hollow, a great site that gave me a great review! But that aside, if you’re looking for something to read check them out, TRH does a professional job sifting through a lot of books and showcases the best the literary world has to offer. If it’s worth reading, they’ve covered it, and I’m grateful they took the time to read my work. Seriously Erin, if you ever need to hide a dead body* I’m your man!

*not kidding Erin, I got a really good shovel and some cologne that corpse dogs detest!

MY FIRST REVIEW TROLL (Part 3: The Final Part-ening)


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.


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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 Smashwords…

On the Nook…

On Kobo…

On Apple iBooks… (go to itunes)


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Stop by (why don’t you) at Buttonholed Book Review, where I’ve been graciously offered a guest post by Jeff. I’ll be writing on Proactive vs Reactive scenes, and how they link together to form the cohesive plot in the modern fiction we all love. Meanwhile Jeff will be reviewing literally hundreds of books for you. Seriously, he’s the hardest working reviewer I know. I’ve seen his TBR list. It’s longer than Santa’s

Sorry St. Nick, I stand by my statement

Sorry St. Nick, I stand by my statement


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A special thanks to Dan Strange, my new favorite artist out of England, for my dazzling new cover. Capturing the classic noir detective tone with the necessary soft sci-fi element, this cover’s so beautiful I’d date it if I could. Actually, I’d try to date it. The fact is this cover’s so far out of my league I’d have to wait until it broke up with its last boyfriend and catch it on the rebound when it’s all emotionally vulnerable and willing to lower its standards. But anyhoo, enjoy it!



In one week we’ll begin my virtual blog tour with a total of seven stops that will occur on Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th, coincidentally the TWO FREE PROMO days for Dane Curse. That’s right, for 48 hours you’ll be able to not only read my take on crafting fiction and living in China, but also get my book for no money down, and no payments… forever!

The tour will also feature my new cover crafted by the famous Daniel Strange, my favorite artist out of the UK. If you got a moment in the coming days please check out the following hosts who have been kind enough to help me get the word out!

Tour dates and venues:

Literary Musings Aug 6th
Readaholic Zone Aug 6th
Reading to Distraction Aug 6th
Boom Baby Aug 7th
Book Obsessed Human Aug 7th
The Readers Hollow Aug 7th
Buttonholed Book Reviews Aug 7th


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A deep thanks to Please Pass the Books for taking the time to visit Gold Coast City!

Review: I was fortunate enough to capture this golden nugget on a promotional free day, and while free on Amazon can be a hit-or-miss, I can honestly say Dane Curse is a hit. This is classic noir at its finest… Read the rest at:

– Please Pass The Books


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Thanks to Unlimited Book Reviews for the kind words, you’re welcome in Gold Coast City anytime!

In a world with super-heroes and super-villains, Dane Curse is a small-time private detective who has left his villainous past behind. When the city’s top villain asks him to investigate the death of the world’s greatest hero, you know there’s going to be trouble, and this tongue-in-cheek mystery doesn’t disappoint.

Written in the style of American pulp detective novels, the story romps along with plenty of humour and action. The editing is pretty good and it’s very readable throughout. Great fun.

Expect some adult content and a lot of over the top violence.

Unlimited Book Reviews


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Thanks to Celtic Frog for taking the ride with Dane Curse, and for the kind words!

Dane Curse is a Black Cape turned P. I. He gets a call from the Syndicate asking him to investigate a case that could set Gold Coast City on fire. The murder of Pinnacle, White Cape and leader of Team Supreme. This is noir detective story with super heroes and super villains. Dane is caught up in the case and finds quickly that not all the black capes hated Pinnacle and not all the white capes loved him. Everyone has an angle, and a lot of those angles involve Dane being dead.

I really enjoyed the book, there are a few superhero series out there, but this has to one of the best. A large part of that is the way even the toughest are made human in some way. They have vulnerabilities both physical and emotional. The plot has some great twists. I had a hard time putting this book down.

If you like old school noir detectives,  you’ll like this book. If you like super heroes and their culture you’ll love it. I highly recommend it.

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