William knows who the guilty are. Grey, rotted hands entwine around the throats of monsters, their victims dragging them to Hell. William is just there to help.
It's not his fault if those dismembered limbs get pushy.
WARNING: This story deals with themes of sexuality, violence and death. Discretion strongly advised. 18+
+++IN ABSENTIA will be available in ebook format on April 30th, 2013.+++
314 CRESCENT MANOR is one of those stories that I’ll reread, because there may be something I might have missed the first time around. If you like a story that keeps you on the edge, then move into 314 Crescent Manor.
Tim Holtorf, author of Black Mask, Pale Rider
- GANGSTER is one hell of a book. Not only is it set in one of my favorite time periods (1920s), but it’s just so dark and gritty and clever. The writing style is gorgeous even in its grit. The dialogue is smart and thought-provoking while also being fun, if your sense of humor is more than a little sardonic that is. (Guilty!) Clara is a fascinating character. She’s such a compelling liar that I myself couldn’t help wondering whether any thing she said throughout the entire novel was true. She’s charming in the same way a cobra is, swaying back and forth with its hypnotic gaze before it strikes. The Alien, whose name escapes even himself, meanwhile is a man on a mission. His one track mind is constantly being challenged by Clara’s quest for fame and her odd compulsion to murder along the way. Their dynamic was so intriguing, I found myself riveted with each conversation that put them further and further at odds. Clara believes the two of them are two sides of the same coin, but The Alien knows that can’t be any further from the truth….or could it?
- BLACK WREATH...On top of that, M. Jones has put considerable thought into the setting: the Victorian London of Black Wreath is as colourful as it is filthy, and – living in London myself – I had the sense that the author knew my city very well, could actually see the traces of the London I know beneath the grime and pollution. Even the writing contributed to the sense of setting—the turns of phrase M. Jones uses capture the essence of the time period.
A. M. Harte, author of Hungry For You
FRANKIE & FORMALDEHYDE...So to recap, this is a great story premise, a great cast of quirky characters, fantastic dialogue, and a romantic angle that's all about love and sacrifice and nothing about sex. The scenes were descriptive enough to rip shudders from my jaded black heart, and toward the end, I was giggling gleefully with every line from Shirley or Larry. Can I gush about this story further? Yes, but I'll spare you.
I give Frankie and Formaldehyde 5 / 5 enthusiastic stars and recommend it to all zombie and horror fans who like a little brains with their blood and guts.
Zoe. E. Whitten, author of Zombie Punter