Have you taken advantage of the COUPON CODE at my Goodreads blog yet? Get Asia Unbound for free! The coupon expires Jan 1.
At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, but wait there’s more! The new short story, Parting Shots is what happens the morning after the events that occurred in Asia Unbound. The stories are complete and can stand alone, or read both to discover the weave. Parting Shots is available at my Smashwords page.
In Parting Shots, Marcus in the Morning gets into an argument about God and the nature of the universe,
proving that sometimes when you win, you lose.
Poeticule Bay, Maine is a mix of towns I grew up in on the east coast. Think Stephen King minus the fun clown in It and you have the flavor of my childhood. The small-town claustrophobia and dark family dynamics kept showing up in my fiction so much, I had to succumb to the call and admit escape, redemption, sacrifice and the twisted and twisty were recurring themes. There’s no sense fighting the muse. I look forward to writing many books that will take place in my favorite foggy inlet tucked away from the world. Even though it’s tucked away, Poeticule Bay is not immune from the world’s ills. Instead, its small size amplifies the darkness in a microcosm. Check out the books now and you’ll see the evolution behind the suspense series.
The Poeticule Bay stories evolved organically, so some characters recur across the Fictionscape. The novelette, The Dangerous Kind, all takes place in Poeticule Bay. Asia in Asia Unbound was born years ago in my imagination. However, an incarnation of that character, Legs Gabrielle, returns to Poeticule Bay to confront her past in Self-help for Stoners. If you’ve read the short story Context, at the end of Self-help for Stoners, you might have picked up on the clue that the alcoholic cop is Asia’s uncle in Asia Unbound. I’m working on a Poeticule Bay novel that brings back several characters from these stories: Sheriff Rose, Joey and Jason (from The Dangerous Kind). Legs Gabrielle from Self-help for Stoners is the main character in the novel. (More on that later.)
Please check out all the books through the Smashwords link above.
But Chazz! I only read paper books! Sure! Check out the Self-help for Stoners paperback here.
I hope you enjoy them all. Happy Boxing Week!
- My new short story: Asia Unbound (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- I just received my first review on Goodreads! And it’s a good’un! (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- Don’t we all draw on childhood trauma for our fiction? (allthatchazz.com)
- Book Marketing: What I didn’t know about resistance to ebooks (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- Self-help for Stoners is now available on Stitcher (plus the Christmas message of hope and gooeyness) (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- Sex Alert! It’s here to take you away (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- The downside of cheap ebooks (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)