Archive for the 'Weekend Read Recommendations' Category

February 24th, 2011

Tea With the Black Dragon

R.A. MacAvoy’s urban fantasy Tea With the Black Dragon is now available in a Kindle edition and if you haven’t read it, now’s the time.  (It’s also available in both new and used paperback from  Set in San Francisco, the story features a mature love story, a plot involving a missing daughter, and Asian [...]

November 21st, 2010

A Little Taste of Noir for the weekend!

There’s a new episode of NoHo Noir up at, my ongoing series of tales set in North Hollywood and Toluca Lake–adjoining cities that could not be more different.  (China Mieville’s The City & the City is one of my inspirations here.)
This episode introduces two recently bereaved characters, both of them children of immigrants, both [...]

November 12th, 2010

Steampunk alerts

Laura Lehman SF/Fantasy book editor of has several reviews of new steampunk fiction out today including The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith and Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers.  The Greyfriar is book one of a new series called “Vampire Empire” from comic book writers Griffin (whose work on the cult classic “Tick” [...]

October 15th, 2010

Bonus Between the Numbers Fiction

Head over to A Twist of Noir where the fiction is always free and fabulous.

August 28th, 2010

Now that’s cold!

The editors of this anthology want you to know that contrary to popular belief–Canadians aren’t nice people.  In fact, they’d just as soon kill you as look at you.  Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
If you’re looking for foggy, dimly lit alleys echoing with the click-clack of a dame’ s high-heeled shoes, where [...]

July 23rd, 2010

Free Weekend Read

Jason Evans (The Clarity of Night) periodically runs flash fiction contests  on his blog (there’s one up now) based on photo prompts.  (He’s a photographer as well as a poet/writer.)  Right now he’s offering a free download of stories that won the 12 previous contests.  Compiled by James R. Tomlinson (no relation), the free ebook [...]

June 18th, 2010

Weekend Read Recommendation

Dark Valentine’s good friend Kelli Stanley (author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons) recommends A Twisted Ladder, the debut novel from writer Rhodi Hawk.