So, I’m sitting in my kitchen working at my laptop, as far as you know, when the doorbell rings. As any normal human being would, assuming there was a solicitor at the door or a sappy-eyed child selling diet-busting candy, I reached for my gun and slipped to the floor to avoid detection. Creeping across the hall, I lifted my head just in time to see the bestest shit-brown truck that ever existed barrel away leaving a puffy beige package on my doorstep, just like an unwanted baby…or THIS…
YESSSSSSS!!! Carniepunk ARCs came!!! Now, some of you may know that this literary wonder was the brainchild of my friend and fellow Reluctant Adult, Kevin Hearne, author of such Iron Druidness as HOUNDED and star of a certain Single Ladies Dance Spectacular, featured here (feel free to witness that particular madness as you continue to read toward the inevitable contest):
As excited as I am about my story in CARNIEPUNK (July 23rd), THE SWEETER THE JUICE (a post-apocalyptic zombie horror-comedy, with drug-addicted trannies and port wine stains), I’m just happy that this beast of a book will soon be in the hands of our friends and fans! As I was saying, Kevin brought this up quite a while ago and was diligent in making it happen. Much more than I would have been, because…wait, what, celebrity gossip? Distractible is the word you’re looking for.
Anyway, as many of the League of Reluctant Adults as could make the time (Kevin and myself, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole Peeler, and Jaye Wells) and some other fun folks (Rachel Caine, Kelly Gay, Hilary Jacques, Delilah S. Dawson) offered up stories and time and lickety split (I don’t know what that means, but it sounds dirty) and with the help of Suzie Townshend, agent provacateur, the anthology was snapped up by the lovely and talented Adam Wilson over at Simon and Schuster, some other folks joined on (Seanan Maguire, Jennifer Estep, Rob Thurman) and now it’s in my sweaty palms, pages puffing with moisture.
You want it? Well, I’ll tell you how to go about that little miracle in a sec, but first…a TOUR!</p>
So excited are we that you’ll be able to read this treasury of weird that we’ve organized a very brief regional tour. TEXAS to be exact. Me, Jaye Wells (Red-Headed Stepchild), Nicole Peeler (Tempest Rising), Kevin Hearne (Hounded) and Liliana Hart (Breath of Fire) will be visiting barbecue joints, roadhouses and occasionally a bookstore for signings. You can read all about that on our event’s facebook page! Go there and invite your Texan friends now (as that’s part of the contest). There are lots of parts to the contest so you’ll get your shot even if you pussy out on helping our little tour be a success.
No worries, we hate it when people come to see us, preferring rather to stare blankly into quiet spaces while our books gather dust…
Now, if you just can’t wait for a little sicko dark humor with a horror bent, pick up my short story, SEAFOAM (available now on Kindle and all your Kindle App-type things)! Seriously. Go. Get that.
Where was I? Ah yes, contest. Simply use the rafflecopter widget below to enter and follow us and do all that shit and you could WIN! The contest is open internationally and will go for a couple of weeks. I’ll announce the winner on May 6th! Now get to it!
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