Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Dollar's Worth of Poison


Poison Door went live today. You can buy it on Amazon, Smashwords or, once Smashwords goes Premium with it, just about everywhere else.

This book has always been near and dear to my heart. It was my third prose novel, and the first I wrote in what was truly my own voice. Poison Door was also the novel that got me my agent and gained me a few fans among editors when it was being shopped. It came close to publication, except that a certain marketing department felt American readers wouldn't identify with New Zealand characters.

Now readers get to make up their own minds.

And to make matters that little bit easier for them, I'm bringing Poison Door out at an introductory price of just .99 cents! Seems like a sweet deal to me: Spend a buck and I'll make you a fan for life. :)

Anyway, for those of you wondering what the book's about:
One tough cop.
One vicious killer
A fourteen year old girl caught in between.
When their lives meet, nobody wins...

POISON DOOR

A Noir thriller, dark and violent, packed with action and laced with steamy sex.

Sarah Crane is one tough cop. In a country where police don't carry guns but criminals do, she has to rely on the strength of her wits and the skill of her bare hands. Faced with a series of brutal murders and the disappearance of young women no one else seems to miss, she'll stop at nothing to get to the truth. In troubled young Michelle, Sarah sees a reflection of her own dark past.

Tommy Knowles is a vicious killer. From a London orphanage to the shores of New Zealand, he has risen from life on the streets to control this small country's heroin trade. Now his own success has led him to the edge of disaster. To secure the weapons he needs in the fight for his life, Tommy will trade as many innocent lives as necessary to secure his survival.

Michelle Swanston is fourteen and in danger. Safer on the Christchurch city streets than she is in her own home, Michelle's night wanderings take her into a hell worse than any she ever imagined. With no way of knowing who she can trust, no one else she can rely on, this terrified young girl is determined not to go down without a fight...


What are you waiting for? Go buy it!

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I put up my review this morning. Well done!

Rick said...

Congrats and I'll review it later this week, Steve. Also, I'm sending you an email re a graphic novel, just so you know it's coming.

Lana Gramlich said...

Apologies in advance, but I'll probably read Charles' copy. Please don't hate me!

cs harris said...

One of these days I'm going to get an e-reader...

liz fenwick said...

I just wanted to say hope and yours are okay and that you're in my thoughts.
lx

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm up too early this morning & just heard about the earthquake--are you all right?

cs harris said...

I heard through the grapevine you're all right? Hope that's accurate. My thoughts are with you.