Free on Kindle, for Halloween! Monster City: A Hardboiled Horror Mystery

Free on Kindle, today through November 1! Monster City: A Hardboiled Horror Mystery

Kirkus Reviews says:

Cowlin’s debut…stands out as a worthwhile read. The well-built, horror-inspired world of San Monstruo offers just the right balance of humor and creepiness to keep readers on the edges of their seats without being quite terrified. The novel shines the most brightly, however, as the author explores what it means to be a monster. There’s one in everyone. A fun read for PI aficionados and kitschy horror fans alike.

Nab your free copy here!


FREE ON KINDLE, Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale

Today is Ruth Hull Chatlien’s birthday! In celebration,  we’re giving away Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale for FREE on Kindle. Now’s your chance to read this exciting new historical Western. Kirkus Reviews says, “Chatlien…writes with nuanced sensitivity…and creates a fictional atmosphere of authenticity.”

Download your free Kindle book here, now!

New novel by Laurie Levy now on sale

The Stendhal Summer, the new novel from renowned Chicago author Laurie Levy, is now on sale from Amika Press.

Cover photography by Robert Levy.

In the summer of 1992, public relations writer Alison Miller takes her savings and flies from Chicago to Europe in search of information about Stendhal, the nineteenth-century French author of The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma. Traveling to the same cities, walking the same streets, and taking in the same vistas, Alison hopes to discover fresh material and gain an intimate perspective to write a new biography of Stendhal with whom she feels a deep affinity.

Read more and buy now on Amazon, or Kindle. Coming soon to Kobo and Nook!

Everything Solid has a Shadow now on sale!

Welcome to our newest author, Michael Antman! His novel, Everything Solid has a Shadow, is now on sale. Kirkus Reviews calls it “…Convincing and emotionally satisfying. An absorbing tale of mystery and romance, rich with symbolism and elements of magical realism.”

Everything Solid has a Shadow
Cover illustration by Dan McCarthy.

Charlie Alessandro is a musician and a marketing executive who ought to be happily satisfied. He is successful in his career, involved with a sleek and confident woman, and enjoying a fulfilling creative outlet with his guitar. Yet his seemingly complete life is troubled at every turn by something dark that happened to him when he was very young.…

Read more and buy now on Amazon, or Kindle.

Kirkus Reviews starred review for Life Long

Ronald L. Ruiz’s new novel, Life Long, has received a starred review from Kirkus. Congratulations, Ron!

Ruiz is a strikingly good writer, and his chapter detailing Ray’s “break”—and the terrifying, evil voices in his head—is a sojourn in hell; readers will understand why Ray is in a panic to get his prescription refilled and why the voices terrify him. Obstacles multiply endlessly, and the descriptions of Ray’s long days and nights on the bus, and of the dreary and dehumanizing bus terminals, will likely make many readers deeply grateful for their better circumstances. Ruiz proves to be a very sharp social critic, and no detail gets past him in this richly imagined book. A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head.

Read the full review here. Get your copy of Life Long, and explore Ruiz’s other titles, now on Amazon.