NEW YORKED eBook now available for pre-order

The paperback edition of New Yorked has available for pre-order for a while. I’m excited to see the digital editions are now up, too. I’m a fan of eBooks! So if that’s your preference, harness the power of the atom and have at it.

Kindle

iTunes

Nook

Kobo

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And if you like to nerd out over weird science stuff like I do, check out this post I did for LitReactor a few years ago about how eBooks do add atomic weight to eReaders.

Party with me at The Mysterious Bookshop

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I know it’s a little early, but I’m excited, and it’s official, and now you can’t claim that you made other plans that night: The release party for New Yorked will be held at The Mysterious Bookshop on the day of the book’s release, June 9.

This is a place that’s near and dear to my heart. Not just because I’ve been a customer for years, and not just because it’s where my office is (down in the basement)—but because it’s the last crime and mystery specialty store in Manhattan. It’s an institution. And it’s an honor to have my first major book event there.

So come on down. You can respond to the Facebook event here, or just write it down on your calendar like a Luddite. June 9, 6:30 p.m., 58 Warren Street, Manhattan.

There will be booze. Maybe snacks, too. But definitely booze.

If you’re not able to attend but you want a signed copy of the book, order it from Mysterious—I’ll sign any copy sold by and delivered from the store.

Galleys! Plus, first review from a stranger!

10359391_10205524150565801_2839162067821429887_nWhen your first novel is published, you’re in store for a long line of firsts: First edits. First proof pages. First galleys. First Goodreads review, etc.

I was lucky to get two firsts yesterday: My galleys came in, and they look fantastic. (Also in: Not Even Past by Dave White, a gorgeous-looking Polis paperback that proves I’m in really solid hands here—it’s a testament to a high standard of quality.)

Then, I got my first review from a stranger! People I know have read it, and while I trust their comments, there’s still a little part of me that feels they’re being kind because they know me. And here’s the first person who I’ve never met, who I wasn’t even friends with on Facebook, who has already finished the book.

Reading the review last night, I was struck speechless. That someone would respond so positively to something I wrote is an incredible feeling.

This was a great introduction to Rob Hart. If you haven’t heard about him, it’s time for you to get acquainted with him. You can thank me later.

Read the whole review here.

Two ways you can get a sneak peek of NEW YORKED

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We’re a few months out from the release of New Yorked. Want to get a sneak peek? There are two ways to do that. 

The latest issue of Thuglit includes an excerpt of the first chapter. Special thanks to the mag’s editor, Todd Robinson, for including that. It’s also full of awesome crime stories, so this is a good bang for you buck. Get it here.

I’ve also added the first chapter to The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella (eBook only, not the print edition). You can find that here.