Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Signings! Blurbage! Random! Exclama!t!on Poin!s!1!

If I owe you money, have slept with your girlfriend or stolen large sums of bearer bonds from your high-tech safe housed in a Las Vegas casino in a comically convoluted heist involving midgets, you should stop reading and leave the room.

This also goes for people named Leather Charlie, Irish Mike or Bongo.

We good?

I've just confirmed my first two book signings EVER at Mysterious Galaxy in January. I'll be at the Redondo Beach store on Friday, January 6th at 7:30pm and at the San Diego store on Saturday, January 7th at 2:00pm.

Which means you'll have a chance to see ME! LIVE! IN PERSON! In all my DIVINE GLORY!

Well, maybe not ALL my divine glory. I might have to wear a Speedo to keep up with state and local ordinances.

So mark your calendars ladies and gents. That gives you a month and a half to plan your best heckles and a month and a half for me to panic.

Hey, Leather Charlie, if you're reading this I'm so gonna be someplace else. Really.

I'm lining up some more signings and hope to hit a couple other places in L.A. and a few points north. Believe me, I'll let you know REPEATEDLY as things come up.

In other news, PEOPLE LIKE MY BOOK.

You know how I know this? They have given me worth in the currency of my people. They have given me BLURBS.

We so need to come up with a better word for those things. I suggest Slapdoodle.

Okay, that sounded better in my head.

And so, I give you slapdoodles!

Yeah, still not workin'. I'll get back to you on that one.

"The gritty streets of City of the Lost are filled with snappy dialog, and fascinating characters, as well as a rollercoaster of a plot that doesn't slow down from beginning to end. This is the zombie crime novel we didn't know we were all waiting for."
          -Seanan McGuire, author of ONE SALT SEA, DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON

"City of the Lost is the best kind of paranormal noir: gritty, breakneck-paced, and impossible to put down. Joe Sunday is a new antihero to watch, and the next installment can't come soon enough."
          -Caitlin Kittredge, author of DEVIL'S BUSINESS, THE IRON THORN

"Bruja, demons, bloodsuckers, the living dead and bucketloads of bloody magic -- you'll find all of those in CITY OF THE LOST, but the real magic is how Blackmoore deftly breathes secret supernatural life into the City of Angels. This is an auspicious debut that's at turns violent, hilarious, and tragic. Can't wait to make a return trip to Blackmoore's voodoo version of L.A."
          -Chuck Wendig, author of DOUBLE DEAD, BLACKBIRDS

"For a debut author, Stephen Blackmoore knows perfectly well how to snatch up his readers and barrel away with them from page one. In Joe Sunday, he's created the perfect hard-boiled anti-hero - an inexorable protagonist who's short on tongue-wagging and long on visceral brutality, yet is totally sympathetic due to his singular narrative voice. Oh, yeah. He's also dead. CITY OF THE LOST is one hell of a fast and thoroughly enjoyable ride. The perfect book for fans of crime noir, urban fantasy, and horror. One of my favorite reads of the year."
          -John Hornor Jacobs, author of SOUTHERN GODS, THIS DARK EARTH

"When Raymond Chandler wrote, "...down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid," the mean streets to which his mind had no doubt wandered were those of his beloved Los Angeles. CITY OF THE LOST's Joe Sunday is mean, tarnished, and afraid, but for good reason. The funhouse reflection of LA Blackmoore conjures is at once vibrant, seedy, and mysterious -- streets so mean, they feel as though plucked straight from Chandler's DT nightmares. CITY OF THE LOST effortlessly blends the grit with the fantastical, and paints a world in which magic is to be feared -- but not nearly so much as the people behind it."
          -Chris F. Holm, author of DEAD HARVEST, THE WRONG GOODBYE

And more a-comin'!  Just as soon as I get these bribes out the door.

P.S., we will return to our regularly scheduled criminal mayhem soon. Promise.


Steve Weddle said...


Elizabeth said...

Very cool.

Pamila Payne said...

Great news. Glad to see those bribes, beatings and hostages paid off.

inkgrrl said...

Maybe we'll finally be able to find the key to the good handcuffs.