Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'The Burning Men' by Christopher Farnsworth

It has been almost two years since we’ve last heard from Cade and Zach.  Two years of Chris having to fend off angry Twitter followers, two years of responding (or flat out ignoring) angry eMails from “concerned fans”, two year of hearing “when’s the next book coming out?”,“When will Cade be back?”,“When can I next read about Cade’s hot on and off again girlfriend?”.  OK I admit that last one was me… but you get the idea.

Chris tried to put these questions to rest in his blog but no one cared.  No one gave a damn.  We’re book lovers, and anything short of death will not be forgiven if you don’t give us our next fix.  And even in death, it better be one hell of an accident and not self induced or something as pathetic as going natural. 

No.  We want our next Cade, so get off your ass and get it done. 

And by done, I mean yesterday.

With ‘The Burning Men’, Chris sates our appetite just a little.  This is a short story that brings back our favorite undead government employee Cade.  He and Zach are on the trail of… something.  All they know that whatever it is, it has a nasty habit of having an impromptu barbeque with people as the meat.

The dark humor is still here as well as the fast action.  Made faster as this is a short story.  One can infer (hope might be a better word) that there will be more to this story in another short or in a full novel.  I certainly hope he brings back Dr. Ramos.  Anyone who has that reaction toward Cade deserves a chance to see how it plays out. 

If you’ve read Chris’s other works then you will certainly enjoy this.  And depending on which Amazon write-up you believe this book is between 34 and 52 pages.  All that fancy algorithm and they can’t even count. 

Either way I was just happy to hear that I could read about Cade again, even if it was just a little bit.  Chris put out a blast on Twitter and the news caught fire like… well like the dudes in this book.  Of course it was minus the seared skin, burnt bowels, singed hair, and the worst smell of them all, burnt popcorn.

Thanks for the tease Mr. Farnsworth.  Now get stuck in and give me my complete H.E.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

'A Wanted Woman' Book Contest

Well it’s almost here, April 15th!  Now most of us think of that day as the day Uncle Sam comes in to steal more of our hard earned money.  And you wouldn’t be far from the truth.  But this year it means something different.  Eric Jerome Dickey, the author we all (should) know and love releases his twenty-first book, ‘A Wanted Woman’

And you can receive a copy for free!  How?  Easy.  All you have to do is purchase one (or more) of Eric’s earlier titles from Russo’s Books and you will be entered!  Hardcover, paperback, audio books, even eBooks…  all are eligible. Once you purchase the book(s), your name will go in a hat and we will draw the winner from the eligible candidates. 

However… we’re going to throw in a little twist to make it interesting and to give you more chances to win. 

-   For each hardcover title you purchase from Russo’s Books your name goes in the drawing 10 times.
-   For each trade paperback title you purchase from Russo’s Books your name goes in the drawing 7 times.
-   For each mass market paperback title you purchase from Russo’s Books your name goes in the hat 5 times.
-   For each eBook title your purchase from Russo’s Books your name goes in the hat 2 times. 
-   For each audio title you purchase from Russo’s Books your name goes in the drawing 20 times.

The contest starts NOW and ends on April 8th, 2014.  We would love if you purchased other books, however ONLY the books written Eric Jerome Dickey will be eligible for this contest.  If you have any questions please contact Jason

Good luck everyone! 


-   Only titles written by Eric Jerome Dickey are eligible for this contest.
-   If you are the winner and you live in the Bakersfield area you may pick up the book at Russo’s Books office, 1601 New Stine Road – Ste. 182.
-   If you are the winner and you live out of town, the book will be mailed to you book rate.

-   You may enter as many times as you wish.

Clicking on the book covers will take you to the website: