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Back at Last: Deadliest of the Species Remastered Next Month

There is one question I get from readers more than any other: “Where can I get a copy of Deadliest of the Species?”

The answer alternated between “eBay” and “you can’t,” depending upon my mood. Though it won a Bram Stoker Award, Deadliest of the Species has been out of print for ten years.

Next month, that changes.

Deadliest Book Stack

Deadliest of the Species, remastered

I’m happy to announce Evileye Books will republish Deadliest of the Species in an all new, remastered edition. It will drop for Kindle and Nook readers this March, followed by a trade paperback edition in April.

From the press release:

In “Deadliest of the Species,” Mr. Oliveri lays down the roots of his writing craft and stakes out his place in the horror tradition as a masterful writer of plot, suspense and thrill sequences. Anyone who has read his work will tell you they couldn’t put the stories down. The same is true of “Deadliest of Species,” where it all started.

This has been a long time coming, folks. I hope you dig it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Photo Tuesday: “It’s a Major Award!”

I played with different surfaces as backdrops and decided to use my Bram Stoker Award as a subject.

The Stoker

The Bram Stoker Award statuette

I’ve always thought the Stoker was a cool award. It looks a lot more interesting sitting on a desk or bookshelf than a generic plaque does hanging on a wall.

I received this back in 2002 for works published in 2001. My first novel, Deadliest of the Species, came out that year, but went out of print shortly after. There have been some attempts in the meantime to get it out again, but the last two publishers to actually sign contracts never made it happen and have fallen out of touch.

There’s interest again. Maybe someday. In the meantime I plug away at new projects.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Blurbage

It’s not uncommon for writers to ask one another for blurbs, the promotional quotes that often appear on covers or in a book’s front matter. I’ve got a small collection of them myself, and I’ve provided a handful over the past several years. However, it’s been a while since anyone’s asked me for one.

Until Monday, that is. That afternoon, two separate blurb requests rolled into my email inbox.

I’m not quite sure how I ended up with the requests. Don’t get me wrong, these are both friends of mine and good writers, and I’m more than happy to help them out, but I’m not sure what good my name will do them. Why would my word carry weight if I haven’t been able to get a novel published since 2001? How do people know who I am if I’ve been only sporadically published since 2003? Or if my productivity has been crap since 2005? Sure, there’s the Stoker thing, but does anyone really care?

Or am I just being a neurotic freakshow again?

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.