My Tired Shadow
"the story of a once talented boxer wonderfully captured in the free fall of his brutal descent"
- James M. Brown, author of The Los Angeles Diaries
Everyone is trying to get Ritchie “Redrum” Abruzzi to make a comeback in the boxing game. What they don’t know is that he’s still fighting, only now in bareknuckle, high-stakes underground matches where the winner comes out with a handful of cash and the loser gets a trip to the hospital, if he’s lucky. He’s also still struggling in the shadow of his father Ritchie “Bam-Bam” Abruzzi, a former world-champion whose accomplishments dwarf those of his son. To make matters even worse, Ritchie has started receiving threatening letters from the son of a man he killed in the ring more than a decade ago. Throw in an ex-wife always after him for the child support, and an unexpected offer from a mysterious b-movie director in Hollywood to star in a low-budget film, and things are about to get interesting- and quite bloody- for Ritchie “Redrum” Abruzzi.
Up In The Treehouse
"...Touching, tender, and horrifying... a hell of a thing to behold."
- David S. Atkinson, Author of Bones Buried in the Dirt
Johnny Cotter first met Charlie Milner when they were both children, attending Freeport Kindergarten. It was there that their friendship formed, and it was at Charlie’s house, in his backyard, and up in his treehouse, where the boys grew closer. But as childhood gives way to adolescence, Charlie finds himself the victim of a bullying campaign so severe that his whole world grows dark, and Johnny finds himself fearing for his friend’s safety, his sanity, and his soul. It is at Freeport High School that Charlie’s rage and sadness finally boil over, when he seeks revenge on his jock tormentors. And it is at Freeport High where Johnny has to make a decision, a choice that could cost him his life and the life of his best friend.
Touch No One
"...a cyberpunk masterpiece..."
- D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
Body Modification is nothing new in Schengen City. Even Detective John Moglich has a cybered arm, on account of being shot by a punk with an auto-shotgun back when he was a cop. Naturally, when Detective Moglich is given a hefty sum to investigate the attempted murder of a woman with more than her fair share of mods, he doesn't hesitate.
As he gets deeper into the investigation, things get weirder. He discovers a fetish subculture centering on the worship of the female breast, and the conversion of its milk into a pain-soothing drug. The milk may be poisoned though, since those who drink it are dying in strange ways. Even worse is the discovery that those who taste the breastmilk are also found to be carrying an ugly parasite in their blood. The bloodsucker is half-monster, half-machine, and Detective Moglich must find its creator before it’s too late.
The Bastard's Grimoire
"Graphic and violent, full of fantasy and magic."
– Coffee and Train Spotting
Once upon a time an evil wizard waved his wand over a sullen wretch named Casper Namlos. This wizard recited a bit of the biblical vulgate backwards, entreating the lad to be fruitful and multiply. And so the boy obeyed the magician's spell, wandering the land and sowing his demon seed whenever and wherever he could, until parts of the kingdom lay in ruins, while the rest of the realm waited in terror for that final day when the boy was prophesied to bring forth the Great Beast to stalk the land. Now the only thing keeping Satan from reigning on Earth is another young lad who appears laughably weak compared to the demon hordes.
The Dove and the Crow
– Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest
Meet the Crow: He’s been around for hundreds of years. He took scalps in the time of Cortez and Columbus. He skins men and makes rugs of their hides, lassos of their intestines. Right now he’s angry, and out for blood. Meet the Dove: Matina’s a whore at the Maison de Joie, with more mojo than you can shake a stick at. It’s been said that, with just one bat of her eyelashes, she can turn pennyroyal tea into tincture of opium. Meet the Tracker: Dognose Jones, the adopted son of a Cherokee medicine man, has a special gift. He can smell his prey like a bloodhound scenting its chase. Welcome to the Wild, Weird West. "Joseph Hirsch is scary good." - Jed Ayres, author of Peckerwood "A writer of uncommon talent." - Tom Kakonis, author of Treasure Coast and Criss Cross