Saturday, December 02, 2017

The Neo-Noir Bundle at StoryBundle

I LOVE StoryBundle. I've discovered so many new-to-me authors by purchasing StoryBundles. And I can donate 10% of my purchase price to a selected charity while getting some great reads!

Check out The Neo-Noir Bundle at StoryBundle (for another 12 days or so). The Bundle is curated by Kate Sullivan (with help from Athena Andreadis).

The initial titles in the The Neo-Noir Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:
  • The Concrete Goodbye by W.H. Lock
  • Trouble in Double by Laura Anne Gilman
  • Mr Blank by Justin Robinson
  • Gods of Chicago by AJ Sikes
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all 4 of the regular titles, plus 6 more!
  • Hard Times in Dragon City by Matt Forbeck
  • The Coconut Swindle by Matt Abraham
  • Fresh Hell by David Bussell
  • Green Light Delivery by Anne E. Johnson
  • City of Devils by Justin Robinson
  • Deep Space Dragnet by Alex P. Berg
You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books! Get the Bundle here. Read more about the bundle here.

The Concrete Goodbye by W.H. Lock
The Jack Stories 4 (standalone)

In a city full of superheroes there is only one man interested in balancing the scales of justice: Private Detective Jack Story. If you enjoy detectives, dames, and superheroes who try to commit murder, you’ll love the world of Jack Story.

It’s a world Inspired by the works of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Ross Macdonald, Alan Moore, and Frank Millar. Jack Story is a hard-boiled private detective who’s seen too many crooked cops, incompetent mayors, and criminal superheroes to believe in much of anything anymore. He tries to keep to himself behind the frosted glass door of his office/apartment, but trouble likes to come looking for him. Trouble that is usually wrapped in a pencil skirt and wearing a pretty smile.

"Trouble in Double" by Laura Anne Gilman

A Novella of the Cosa Nostradamus/Sylvan Investigations and Paranormal Scene Investigations series.

Mr Blank by Justin Robinson
Fill in the Blank 1

Every conspiracy needs a guy like me.

Every conspiracy has one... me.

And now someone's trying to kill me.

When everyone has a motive, everyone is a suspect, and I don't even know who all the players are. It's a race against time to figure out who wants me dead, and why, and how to prevent all the underground conspiracies, aliens, cryptids, and things that go bump in the night from throwing the world into chaos while I'm at it.

Just another normal day at the office, really.

Gods of Chicago by Aaron Sikes

Quarter-finalist for the 2014 ABNA!

If truth is the first casualty of war, who do you look to for answers when the bullets fly and the bombs begin to drop?

It all starts with the hit of the century, the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, and Chicago City's top newshawk, Mitchell Brand, has the scoop. But he'll have to dodge more than bullets when the gods and monsters behind Gangland hit the stage and start calling for Brand's head.

Hard Times in Dragon City by Matt Forbeck
Shotguns & Sorcery 1

Hard Times Have Come to Dragon City

Retired adventurer Max Gibson has seen better times. Ever since he and his treasure-hunting friends struck it big and called it quits a decade back, it seems like things have slid downhill.

It’s hard enough to scrape by in a sprawling mountain city in which elves and dwarves live higher than humans in every way. It’s worse at night, when the groans of the zombies laying an eternal siege to the city provide a ceaseless reminder that the Dragon Emperor himself is the only thing that keeps the hordes of hungry dead from storming the walls.

When Max is called in to help invesigate the wholesale slaughter of a long-dead dwarf friend’s family, he thinks maybe he’s finally hit bottom. Then the love of his life — the elf who left him when their careers as adventurers ended — walks back through his door, desperate for his help and with nowhere else to turn.

It’s not getting any easier. That’s for sure.

Hard Times in Dragon City is the first novel in the Shotguns & Sorcery setting.

The Coconut Swindle by Matt Abraham
Black Cape Case Files 2

In this exciting prequel to the critically acclaimed Dane Curse, a pair of black capes are found dead on the floor of Wentorf Hall, mere inches away from the world's largest diamond. Of course the cops think the pair killed each other over the heist. After all, everyone knows that the Vandenberg Coconut is a one size fits all motivation for murder. Everyone, that is, except for Dane Curse.

But when the former villain turned PI takes the case he'll discover that the truth has more sides than a diamond has facets. And in order to get to it Dane will follow a trail that leads through an old enemy with a bagful of grudges, a killer who specializes in assassinating super villains, and a wealthy socialite with a murky motive. A thorny maze indeed, and sitting at its heart, mysteriously returned from years in hiding, is Dane's very own daughter.

Will Dane Curse discover the thieves' secret in time to solve the case, save his agency, and protect his only child from a vicious death? Or will he lose it all, just another victim of The Coconut Swindle?

In this follow up to the critically acclaimed Dane Curse, Matt Abraham, winner of Pulp Detective's 2015 Newcomer of the Year Award, takes us on our second trip through Gold Coast City. It's Dane's very first case, the one that made the agency, but almost broke the man. If you like white knuckled action, devious dames, and heroic villains then get your copy today, and saddle up with the most exciting detective since Harry Dresden!

Fresh Hell by David Bussell
Ghosted 1

What happens when an exorcist who spent a lifetime evicting ghosts gets murdered and becomes one?

When Jake Fletcher died, he discovered a horrible truth. The souls he thought he'd been dispatching to the afterlife are no more. He wasn't sending them to a better place, he was obliterating them.

To atone for his mortal sins, he becomes a detective: a phantom PI. Now he helps other restless spirits depart the earthly plane by bringing their killers to justice.

Jake's latest job is no open-and-shut case though. The ghost of a dead woman needs his help to pass on to the other side, but for that to happen, he'll have to defeat a demon.

Does Jake have what it takes to send the killer back to Hell, or is another soul about to be lost forever?

In the spirit of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, mystery, horror, and the paranormal collide in this gripping urban fantasy series.
Read Fresh Hell now for a page-turning detective story with a supernatural twist.

Green Light Delivery by Anne E. Johnson

Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It’s not glamorous work, but it mostly pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla’s capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.

Then he gets mugged by a robot.

Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn’t know who his client is, or what he’s carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what’s in his head. Literally. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process.

City of Devils by Justin Robinson

World War II was only the beginning. When the Night War ravages America, turning it into a country of monsters, humans become a downtrodden minority. Nick Moss is the only human private eye in town, and he’s on the trail of a missing city councilor. With monsters trying to turn him – or, better yet, simply kill him – he’s got to watch his back while trying to find his man. Or mummy, as the case may be.

Once, it was the City of Angels. But now, Los Angeles is the City of Devils…and Nick has a devil of a job to do.

Deep Space Dragnet by Alex P. Berg
Rich Weed Book 2

In space, no one can hear you scream--but that won't stop private eye Rich Weed from shrieking like a little girl.

He probably should've stayed gravity bound at home, but when a representative from transport titan InterSTELLA offers a chance at a wily gang of space pirates, how could Rich say no? Of course, the rep didn't mention Rich would have to join forces with a malcontent bounty hunter and a cow-like alien physicist with a limited grasp of the English language.

Now the bounty hunter's flying off the rails, the alien looks like a fraud, and everything about the case smells suspect. To make matters worse, the pirates are out for revenge--and they're coming for Rich.


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