Nevada Thunder by Chris Leek

September 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing Nevada Thunder by Chris Leek, a 20k word novella.

The sun isn’t the only thing that beats on you in the Nevada desert. Johnny Gregson learned that the hard way. He used to be a fighter, sooner or later people will realize that he still is.

His only knock down came from Carlo Martinez, but it didn’t happen in the ring. Martinez is no boxer. He’s the Las Vegas front man for a Mexican drug cartel. When Gregson refused to throw a fight, Martinez paid him back with a trumped up drug charge. Call it a technical K.O.

Gregson did the time and came out a little older and maybe a little wiser. He didn’t want revenge, but that wasn’t going to stop his surrogate sister, Kara from trying to get it for him. Her naive attempt at blackmail has landed them both in a world of trouble. Part of the problem is that Kara doesn’t have anything on Martinez; the other part is Martinez believes she does.

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks by Jenny Thomson, a 35k word novella.

How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks is a tale of skulduggery set on the mean streets of Glasgow. One-legged barmaid Kirsty is in a shit-load of trouble after she kills one of gangster Jimmy McPhee’s goons with a stiletto heel to the head and goes on the run with a safe load of stolen cash, a hot gun and choirboy barman Jamie.

How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks has been described as “gonzo, over-the-top, wild-and-crazy sort of pulp fiction” and that it was too short).

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing Pale Horses by Nate Southard

In Folk County, Indiana, a brutal murder tears away the illusions of small town serenity and reveals the secrets of its damaged residents. A respected sheriff fights to solve the crime before a tragic disease devours his mind. A traumatized war vet struggles to quell the violence he carried home from the battlefield. Death rides a Pale Horse, and no one in its path escapes unscathed.

Most days, Sheriff Hal Kendrick can remember his wife’s name, but what frightens him are the days he can’t. When a local woman is found dead, naked and dumped on the banks of the Ohio River, Sheriff Kendrick is determined to solve the crime before Alzheimer’s disease destroys his ability to reason. No matter the cost, he will leave his county better than he found it, but murder is only the beginning, a spark that ignites a firestorm of violence, betrayal, and deceit.

Most mornings, former marine Korey Hunt can remember the previous night. Other times, he only remembers darkness. When a body is found on his family’s property, Korey wants to believe he’s incapable of murder. Deep down, however, killing is all he knows.

Pale Horses examines the gray areas in human behavior, where good and evil blur, and how even the purest intentions can have terrible consequences.

Nate Southard’s books include Lights Out, Scavengers, Red Sky, Just Like Hell, Broken Skin, This Little Light of Mine, and He Stepped Through. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Cemetery Dance, Black Static, Thuglit, Supernatural Noir as well as in anthologies alongside such authors as Stephen King and Peter Straub. He has received several honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s annual Best Horror of the Year, and is a Bram Stoker Award nominee for short fiction.

Welcome to the family Nate!

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing our first Western later on this year. Welcome to the family Ed!

A Wind of Knives is a 20,000 word novella about a quiet rancher in Civil War era Texas, Daniel Hays, who emerges from an alcohol-soaked haze to find his sole ranch hand (and lover) has been lynched—hanged by party or parties unknown. Left with virtually nothing but his failing ranch, Daniel takes it upon himself to seek out those responsible for his lover’s death, experiencing puzzling new relationships along the way, including repeat encounters with a ghostly coyote that leads him to the final stop on his odyssey for revenge.

Name that Snubbie!

January 11, 2013

New Name that Snubbie contest!

Just like last week, we will post an image of a snubnose revolver from a movie. You need to name the movie. All correct answers will receive a Snubnose press book of your choice. One randomly selected correct answer will receive a second book.

To enter email us with:

-the name of the movie
-your first book choice
-your second book choice
-your preferred file format (MOBI, EPUB, PDF)

All entries must be received by 12 midnight EST.

After the jump you will find this weeks image.

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This is the start of a new, weekly contest that we will be holding. We will post an image of a snubnose revolver from a movie. You need to name the movie. All correct answers will receive a Snubnose press book of your choice. One randomly selected correct answer will receive a second book.

To enter email us with:

-the name of the movie
-your first book choice
-your second book choice
-your preferred file format (MOBI, EPUB, PDF)

All entries must be received by 12 midnight EST.

After the jump you will find this weeks image.

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Just received the very first blurb for Patti Abbott’s debut novel Home Invasion, coming in early 2013.

One of the most intelligent novels I’ve read in a long time. A Gothic tale of light and shadow, of open- and bright-eyed innocence torn asunder by evil people of small and insignificant stature. A long time ago, writer Sharon Sheehe Stark advised writers to write villains as without redemption—to not have them “like kittens” or any of the other commonly-held tenets in creating bad characters. To, instead, “paint the characters as completely black and allow the light escape from the cracks.” This is exactly what Patti Abbott has done in Home Invasion—she has crafted a wondrous tale of innocence lost and evil triumphing… but an evil so thorough that out of it emerge two men and a woman of uncommon and noble heroism. This is good writing. This is literature.

–Les Edgerton, The Bitch, Just Like That, Gumbo Ya-Ya and forthcoming: The Rapist.

It’s Christmas once again and Snubnose Press is celebrating everyone’s favorite B&E man with a sale. For the month of December all Snubnose titles are .99¢

Here’s your chance to grab:

Moondog Over the Mekong by Court Merrigan
Piggyback by Tom Pitts
Captain Cooker by Todd Morr
The Subtle Art of Brutality by Ryan Sayles
Karma Backlash by Chad Rorhbacher
A Healthy Fear of Man by Aaron Phillip Clark
Herniated Roots by Richard Thomas
Bar Scars by Nik Korpon
City of Heretics by Heath Lowrance
Ghost Money by Andrew Nette
Choice Cuts by Joe Clifford
Blood on Blood by Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky
F*ckload of Shorts by Jedidiah Ayres
Bouquet of Bullets by Eric Beetner
The First Cut by John Kenyon
Pulp Ink 2
Cold Rifts by Sandra Seamans
The Duplicate by Helen Fitzgerald
Nothing Matters: A Noir Love Story by Steve Finbow
Laughing at Dead Men by Keith Rawson
Old School by Daniel B. O’Shea
Hill Country by R Thomas Brown
Gumbo Ya-Ya: Stories by Les Edgerton
Old Ghosts by Nik Korpon
Dig Two Graves by Eric Beetner
Monkey Justice: Stories by Patti Abbott
The Chaos We Know by Keith Rawson
Harvest of Ruins by Sandra Ruttan
Speedloader

Those that prefer Nook can go here.

Shop now, shop often, give ‘em away as presents, and if you like what you read please help spread the word.

Back in August we announced our publishing schedule for the rest of 2012. It was an ambitious one that, unfortunately, we weren’t able to fully meet. Three titles from that initial list remain unpublished.

To Die Upon a Kiss by Craig Wallwork
Dope Sick: A Love Story by J.A. Kazimer
All the Wild Children by Josh Stallings

At this time we at Snubnose Press would like to offer our apologies to all that this delay has affected: reviewers expecting the book by a certain date; blurbers expecting a final version to consider; and you most of all, our readers.

This delay is in no way the fault of the authors involved.

As of this writing To Die Upon a Kiss and Dope Sick will be out in January. All the Wild Children will be out by the end of March.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and if anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to ask.

We are pleased to announced that we will be publishing Stiffed by Rob Kitchin in 2013.

Friends help you move … true friends help you move bodies

Tadhg Maguire wakes to find himself spooning a dead man.  The stiff is Tony Marino,  lieutenant to mobster Aldo Pirelli.  It doesn’t matter how the local enforcer ended up between Tadhg’s sheets, Pirelli is liable to leap to the wrong conclusion and demand rough justice.

The right thing to do would be to call the cops.

The sensible thing to do would be to disappear.  Forever.

The only other option is to get rid of the body and pretend it was never there.  No body, no crime.

What he needs is a couple of friends to help dispose of the heavy corpse.  Little do Tadhg’s friends know what kind of reward they’ll receive for their selfless act – threatened, chased, shot at, and kidnapped with demands to return a million dollars they don’t possess.

By mid-afternoon Tadhg is the most wanted man in America.  Not bad for someone who’d never previously had so much as parking ticket.

If he survives the day he’s resigned to serving time, but not before he saves his friends from the same fate.

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