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DarkWalker is Here!

My good friend John Urbancik’s new book, DarkWalker, has just launched from Evileye Books!

Darkwalker by John Urbancik

Cover art by Daniele Serra

The book will be available for free on Kindle for a short time. The trade paperback will be available later this summer, followed soon after by Nook and iBook editions.

Congrats, John!

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.

Stuff for Your Peepers to Peep

Evileye Books has just released the cover for John Urbancik’s upcoming Darkwalker, a beautiful, painted thing by Daniele Serra:

Darkwalker by John Urbancik

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John’s been working on this book—nay, this series!—for some time, and it’s good to see it coming together. I think he and the Evileye crew make a good team, and I look forward more and more to their expanding catalog. Right now I’m reading Cullen Bunn’s Crooked Hills, and it won’t be long now until we see The Burning Maiden available on Kindle and, soon after, in trade paperback.

Want to become an Evileye author yourownself? Now’s your chance: they are opening up submissions to The Burning Maiden 2. Guidelines available right here.

As much as I’ve become an Evileye junkie, I’m putting together quite a to-read list. Check out this trailer for Robert Swartwood’s Man of Wax:

Looks like a winner to me. Hell, it looks like a killer thriller flick.

More stuff to read:

All the Young Warriors by Anthony Neil Smith. I’ve been hooked on DocNoir’s stuff since I read Yellow Medicine. I plan to follow it up with Dead Money by Ray Banks, another title from upstart publisher Blasted Heath.

Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig. I’ve been digging Chuck’s writing advice. It’s sharp and funny, and new writers should pay attention. Hell, even those of us who’ve been around at least a little while can sometimes use the smack upside the head. I figure it’s about time I check out his fiction.

Shotgun Honey. Throw in shotgun biscuits and you have breakfast. I hit this site every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new flash fiction. Great little crime pieces, every one, and they only take a minute or two to read. Kent, Ron, and Sabrina bring the pain.

Throw in the hardcover copy of Sonny Barger’s Freedom: Credos from the Road I picked up to consume in brief chunks before bed, and this should keep me busy a while.

What are you reading these days? Drop a note in the comments.

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.

The Evileye Family Grows

Last month, Evileye Books added Cullen Bunn & Shawn Lee to their roster with the Raze series. This month they expand again with John Urbancik‘s new series DarkWalker. You can find a more complete announcement on Indie Pulp, and the first book is due in May.

These are exciting times for the company. I may have been the first out of the gate, but these guys are bringing some strong work to the table, and I truly believe Evileye is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2010 and beyond. They have big plans, and I wouldn’t have signed on for a multi-book deal if I didn’t think they could bring these plans to fruition.

It helps that Cullen, John and I all know one another, too. It’s starting to feel more like a studio than a company, and while there’s going to be a lot of crossover in our audiences, we also bring in our own groups of fans. It’s going to be a blast when we all have books out and we can man an Evileye table at a con.

Evileye isn’t done yet, either. Take a look in the back of The Pack: Winter Kill for a hint of what’s to come. Like I said, exciting times!

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.