Archive for February, 2013

Fierce Bitches by Jedidiah Ayres

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by C. J. Edwards

fierceI know it’s still early in 2013, but I’m already calling it. Jedidiah Ayres’ novella Fierce Bitches will be one of the best books I read all year. Filled with violence on a biblical scale, Fierce Bitches shocked me with prose that borders on poetry. When I first sat down to read it, my intent was to read it a section at a time in between some of my own writing and editing. I was drawn into the story by Ayres’ carefully crafted use of language. Two hours later I was finished, stunned, and wanting more.

South of the border there is a hellish town filled with gringos on the lam and populated with a colony of desperate whores doing anything they can to get by. Fierce Bitches is an allegorical tale of survival and deliverance doled out from the most unlikely source imaginable. In addition it is filled with some pretty fierce bitches.

It is hard to explain the feeling of enjoyment this book brought. With such a bleak and brutal world you would expect it to be a little harder to get through, but the way Ayres uses language really made it impossible to put down. I got that ahhhh feeling as soon as I started reading, like a hot cup of cocoa on a cold day or a punch to the gut sugar on top. Ayres makes noir look easy, and I cannot recommend this book enough.

You can preorder Fierce Bitches now at the Crime Factory. Give it a try. I promise you’ll love it.

ADR For Sale Now!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1, 2013 by C. J. Edwards

All Due Respect All Due Respect is here! What a pleasure it has been working on this first publication for Full Dark City Press. All the writers are fantastic and are people to watch in the future. Eric Beetner really brought it with some gritty cover art, and Chris Rhatigan edited his fingers bloody over the past few weeks. I am so excited to announce that All Due Respect the Anthology is no for sale on Kindle.

In the next few weeks it will also be released on Nook, Ipad, and in print. So if you aren’t a Kindle user, your copy is on the way. Also upcoming in 2013 is a novel by Mike Miner and a novella from across the pond from David Siddall. This year will be a busy and exciting year for Full Dark City Press.

Now come on out and support us for less than a dollar. You’ll be glad you did.

In 2010 the online crime fiction journal All Due Respect blasted its way across the internet leaving a trail of blood and mayhem. Written by some of the best up and coming authors on the crime fiction scene, the stories inside this volume will leave you breathless. A few of them may even make you sick to your stomach and then double check all your doors and windows before you go to sleep. These pages are filled with thugs, grifters, dope dealers, and killers who make no apologies about who they are or what they do. All Due Respect is about crime, not the solving of crime, not the bemoaning of crime, just the bad things that bad people do. So pull up a chair, grab a drink, and keep an eye on that guy in the corner as you read All Due Respect.

Highlighting lowlifes in hardboiled homilies – these stories stick it in and break it off. Tender as a brick, subtle as a Molotov Cocktail. – Jedidiah Ayres author of Fierce Bitches

ALL DUE RESPECT is the sort of anthology you dole out to yourself piecemeal. You read “Even Sven” and then shake your head, looking off into the distance, trying to make sure you start breathing again. You read Matt Funk and Patti Abbott the way you eat a good meal in that restaurant you go to for your anniversary. You savor the characters, the plot undertones. When a Joe Clifford character says that something “tastes like a cat’s ass,” you nod that, yeah, that character probably has that experience. Full of great stories from David Cranmer, Thomas Brown, Fiona Johnson, Ryan Sayles and more, ALL DUE RESPECT is a book you’ll read a story at a time, maybe one a night, like that after-dinner drink you can’t put down.

Steve Weddle, editor, NEEDLE: A Magazine of Noir