Coming in 2019-2020:
DEVOURED, the epic novel of a Bangladeshi crime lord by the late Mrinal Kaushik.
AT THE END OF THE SEARCH by Rosario Melgar, a first hand account of abduction during the Salvadoran Civil War.
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STUPIDIOCY BY CINDY ROSMUS
(Illustrated by Coates “Keith” Walker)
Stupidiocy, the collected short stories of pulp fiction firebrand Cindy Rosmus, is brash, bold, bloody—and extremely satisfying. Cindy’s fiction enthralls her readers, leading them like willing lambs to the slaughter to each story’s solid conclusion. I highly recommend this darkly imaginative collection. *** Hillary Lyon, Senior Editor, Subsynchronous Press ***
Cindy Rosmus in her priceless style, has pulled out all the stops in creating an intriguing, hard hitting series of “Rip out your heart” stories of crime, violence, cynical humor, and action on the hard streets of life. A page turner, hard to put down. A must read. *** Gary Clifton Retired cop, writer, frequent Yellow Mama contributor ***
Cindy Rosmus, known for her pulp, Noir writing, Yellow Mama ezine, and animal advocacy, brings us Stupidiocy. This is a great book that succeeds in making writers want more of the author’s work, which alone accomplishes what so many other authors can only hope to do for their readers. So read this and enjoy it because if you don't, you'll make the Jersey girl author angry, and she'll come after you. *** B.A. Mullin Editor of 42-Word Stories Anthology ***
“Like Dr. Seuss for adults—if Seuss wrote about sex and criminals: though not all win Happy Endings. Cruel men, hitmen, crack whores. And a bunch of crazy pussies … some of ’em walk on two legs; a rabid one rages on four—others crawl on hands-n-knees: while some of ’em are guys. Or are they really zombies? Booze, blood, and humor ooze from these 15 tales in New Jersey’s dark underbelly.” *** Jesse “Heels” Rawlins, crime publisher & editor at Flash Fiction Offensive ***
"Fifteen provocative tales that skillfully intersect and overlap the speculative worlds of crime and horror. Two worlds populated by family hit men, thugs, drunks, clueless husbands, desperate wives, smart kids, mean schoolgirls, whores, junkies, a zombie lover, and lots more. All traversing a familiar but sometimes strange landscape where even the dead can talk. An alluring collection of stories charged with uncertainty and paranoia and where fate often deals a deadly hand.
If you haven't read Cindy Rosmus before, you're in for a helluva wild and glorious ride. Hop in. She knows where she's headed." *** James “Jim” Shaffer, a fiction editor at Flash Fiction Offensive, and author of novella Back to the World ***
“Cindy Rosmus is the undisputed queen of dark fiction. Her characters live in a world where death is a fact of life, where the weird kid in class hides dark secrets, where barflies bond over the loss of a friend. These tales have plenty of sex, drugs and, surprisingly, heart to spare!” *** Jay Butkowski, Crime Writer, Co-Editor of ROCK AND A HARD PLACE ***
"Cindy writes each story with grit and edgy violence sprinkled with Jersey wit, attitude, and a dash of nasty truth about the human experience within the world of crime lit." *** John Thompson, author of Truck Stop, editor Dead Guns Press ***
"Rosmus often writes what I call 'Neurotica.' Yarns where lovesick—or plain sick—obsessed guys-n-gals recklessly indulge in neurotic erotic acts. She tickles funny bones. Strokes erogenous zones. And serves revenge hot: especially in a cold world where children often suffer. Some of these 15 tales loom dark, even in bright sunlight." *** Crime Writer Mick Rose, host of Center Stage ***
“A viciously captivating read that will have you turning pages at breakneck speed. Cindy Rosmus's writing is the very peak of the pyramid where the three sides of hardboiled crime, terrifying horror, and hilarious dark humor come together in a glorious union. Stupidiocy is a book for anyone who enjoys great writing or just an old fashioned good story.” ***Mike Davis, Author of The Count Whorton Detective Series ***
An interview with Cindy Rosmus on writing and Stupidiocy: https://writingitself.com/listen-here
GROANING FOR BURIAL
THE CARRION MEN CHRONICLES
BY KENNETH JAMES CRIST
“Being unschooled in zombie lingo, I dug into this, thinking in terms of a week or so to finish. Instead, it’s such an intriguing page turner, I couldn’t put it down. Kenneth James Crist has put together an excellent and eclectic collection of zombie tales. This little volume offers a marvelous cross section of the spectrum of zombies, their habits, their causes, and solutions available to the rest of humanity while tossing in a little sex, ample booze, plenty of violence and gore, and a full load of good reading.” *** Gary Clifton, Texas: Forty years a cop, writer ***
“Wickedly addictive and tremendously horrifying, Kenneth James Crist has shown me sides of zombies that I never knew I wanted to see. I ran through this book, finishing these wonderfully written stories in only twenty-four hours. This is a must read for any monster fan; showing in marvelous detail just what it would be like if the dead started to rise out of their graves.” *** Michael D. Davis, Author of the Count Whorton detective series ***
Kenneth James Crist’s Groaning for Burial is a great collection of zombie stories with a variety of mostly scruffy characters doing their best to survive in the new times. Kenneth gives his characters color, most often with a splash of blood-red, by using some snappy dialogue and infusing gut-wrenching sadness with the loss of camaraderie. Each story carries a common theme, us against them, but each story has its own plot and outcome. This is definitely a great read. ***Roy Dorman, crime and horror writer.***
THE BOOK OF JAKE
BY STEVE LERNER
THE BALTIMORE KID BY TOM DIVENTI
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