It's no secret that I groove on the Deacon Chalk series by James R. Tuck, so I was totally bummed to find out that Kensington is no longer publishing the series. Are they nuts? Seriously, this is one of the best horror/urban fantasy type books out there, with vivid descriptions and plenty of blood and guts, plus a bit of romance and friendship added in to show the emotional side. I hate when publishers and the demands of the business end a series before its time, especially when I've taken the time to invest myself in the characters and all that goes on within the world.
Fear not, readers! I've got a few updates on new books by James R. Tuck, as well as information about the future of Deacon Chalk. So here's the good news:
*It appears that news of his death were greatly exaggerated and Deacon Chalk will continue!! The next book will be independently pubbed, so its even more important we support these books or they might disappear forever, and will be titled Silk and Scales. This should be out soon.
*Two new books are available now with artwork done by the author himself, Hired Gun and That Way Lies Madness.
*Blood and Bullets (Deacon book 1) is now available on Audible with narration by Jim Beaver, Bobby from Supernatural. How cool is that?
*A new series will begin in 2014 called Champions of Hollow Earth (published by Pro Se Press) that will be 4 short pulp style books that will be released quarterly, which means not a lot of waiting between books.
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James R. Tuck is a Professional Tattoo Artist, Photographer, and a multi-published author. He lives outside Atlanta with his lovely wife and cool kids.
The DEACON CHALK series (Kensington Books), The CHAMPIONS OF HOLLOW EARTH series (Pro Se Press forthcoming 2014), the editor of the double anthology THUNDER ON THE BATTLEFIELD Volumes 1 and 2 (Seventh Star Press), and his short fiction has appeared and will appear in several anthologies such as: ONE BUCK ZOMBIES (One Buck Horror), THE BIG BAD (Dark Oak Press), HOOKERPUNK (Dark Oak Press forthcoming), ROBOTS UNLEASHED! (Mechanoid Press forthcoming), and BADLANDS:TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND (Zelmer Pulp forthcoming).
HIRED GUN: Culvert City Crime Files vol 1
FROM THE AUTHOR WHO BROUGHT YOU THE PULSE-POUNDING DEACON CHALK SERIES!!!!
Culvert City, a place where bad people do bad things to each other.
A hard place, a tough place, it's Killtown USA, Fist City, Murderville
America, whatever you want to call it. Culvert City doesn't have a "bad
side" of town, every square inch of the place is strychnine nasty and
terminal as cancer.
Crime bosses, crooked cops, hitmen, ladies of the night, thugs,
petty thieves, junkies, dirty politicians, gun thugs . . . every bad
seed of every rotten apple lives here.
Good people who live here too.
They're called victims.
This is Crime fiction done right. Hard as concrete and twice as cold. Eight hard-boiled yarns of wrong-doing.
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON.COM IN PRINT AND E-BOOK! (part of the Matchbook program where if you buy it in print then you receive the E-book version for free!)
Interesting fact: James R. Tuck designed the cover including the photography.
THAT WAY LIES MADNESS
The void does not care if you live or die.
How do you survive an EVIL that lives on the empty edge of the universe? This is a Science Fiction Lovecraftian Horror novel. Elder Gods in space! What more could you want?
Includes the back up story is "He Stopped Loving Her Today" a twisted zombie love story.
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON.COM IN PRINT AND E-BOOK!
(part of the Matchbook program where if you buy it in print then you receive the E-book version for free!)
Interesting fact: James R. Tuck designed the cover including the artwork.