Five Holden Songs

Since the pre-order for Infected: Throwaways is now live, I thought I’d do a quick little thing: Five songs that never fail to remind me of Holden. ** Five Fingers – Aesop Rock Almost too easy, this one. Holden is a very adept pickpocket, a survival skill he learned early on in his street kid days, and he can still do it today. He’s quite proud of this, and if you dare him to steal anything from you, you’ll be the victim of identity theft before you leave the room. So don’t dare him, by any means. The Room – The Twilight Sad This probably needs a bit of explanation. The song seems to be about abuse and secrets within a family – there’s always wiggle room with a Twilight Sad song, but they are resolutely miserable, so this is a safe bet – but...

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A preview of Infected: Throwaways

This is the brief bit I read at Read With Pride. So if you couldn’t be there, this is what you missed from me. Burn was one of those people Holden liked to think of as liminal: everybody knew him, and at the same time, nobody knew him. He was a ghost of a man who hadn’t yet died. And that was the way he liked it. Hard to catch a ghost. It seemed like someone finally had, though. As far as Holden knew, Burn had no family, here or anywhere. He was a man without a country, a home, a basic understanding of dental hygiene. All that was generally known about him was that his appetite for drugs was bottomless, and if you needed something questionable fast—untraceable gun, pharmaceuticals, car of dubious provenance—he was the guy to see. He’d been around...

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A Master List – All My Stuff For Sale & Series In Order

Hello! Here’s something I should do on a regular basis, which is run down my list of available books, where they are, and, in the case of series, what order they progress in. And, may I add if you’ve read all or most of this stuff, to leave a book review on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever? It really helps authors get the word out. Thank you! So here we go: Infected series: Book 1: Infected: Prey Book 2: Infected: Bloodlines Book 3: Infected: Life After Death Book 4: Infected: Freefall Book 5: Infected: Shift Book 6: Infected: Lesser Evils Book 7: Infected: Undertow Book 8: Infected: Epitaph Infected: Paris is a prequel, but I really feel like it should be read after the others, or at least after Bloodlines. The Holden series is a spin off, and yet I...

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See me in Seattle this weekend!

This Saturday I will be taking part in the Read With Pride meet up! I will be reading a passage from Infected: Throwaways later that night. And if you come say hi, you can get a profane political sticker (while supplies last), and I have one thing for a fellow Doctor Who fan. See you there!

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Halloween Recommendation: Hannibal

(A/K/A All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated) When I considered writing a piece for Halloween movie recs, I realized I didn’t want to promote a horror movie – I wanted to talk about the best horror movie in years that is not, in fact , a horror movie. The TV show Hannibal. It’s impossible to think anyone may have missed this. Even if you didn’t watch it when it aired – which was a lot of people – you know about it. Still, it remains a haunting, beautifully grotesque story all about how love will kill you. There are many themes in Hannibal, but many boil down to a simple fact: love is a beast. It will kill you one way or another, but it will kill you. And maybe that’s what you want. To boil the series down to its simplest elements, the...

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