Friday, December 27, 2013

Super Best

Another groggy holiday post, another set of best-of mentions! They're just the thing to shake me from my Christmas-cookie-induced stupor.

The first of them comes courtesy of Jen Forbus, who included the opening line of DEAD HARVEST among her Favorite First Lines of 2013!

Next up, Vanessa Delamare named THE BIG REAP one of her Top Five Books of 2013!

And finally, over at Snobbery, SJ and Heather teamed up to name THE BIG REAP one of two Super Best Books of 2013 (alongside Justin Robinson's CITY OF DEVILS)! What's more, they're giving away copies of THE BIG REAP and CITY OF DEVILS; all you have to do is leave a comment naming your best book(s) of 2013. So what are you waiting for?

Oh, I know what you're waiting for: me to remember my manners. Many thanks to Jen, Vanessa, SJ, and Heather for the kind words! Now go. Enter. Win.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oh, Henry!

I'm honored and delighted to report that Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Sara J. Henry listed THE BIG REAP among her Best Books of 2013 in the Sandusky Register. Many thanks, Sara!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Big Top

I thought I'd take a quick break from all the decking and nogging to report that, much to my delight, THE BIG REAP has landed on a couple more year's best lists.

First up is Rob W. Hart's extended list of 2013 faves. Rob's the associate publisher at Mysterious Press, class director at LitReactor, and all around debonair man-about-town. His list is an extension of the top five he posted at LitReactor, and it's a damn fine one. I'm honored to be included among friends and literary heroes both.

Next up is Every Read Thing's Top Five of 2013. It includes books read in 2013, even if they weren't released this year, which puts me in the rather astonishing position of appearing between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Darwyn Cooke's adaptation of Richard Stark's SLAYGROUND. I'll admit, I'm stunned, confused, and all kinds of humbled to be in such hallowed company.

Many thanks to Rob and Brandon. I owe you gents a beer.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Some Year End Love

Today, Untitled*United posted a great review of THE BIG REAP, which you can read here. And to my delight, the Collector books have also popped up on a few year's best lists. THE BIG REAP was on The Passionate Foodie's Favorite Fiction Books of 2013. It snuck just under the reviewing wire at Untitled*United, because it made the Top Ten there as well. And Jade Walker put it on her Top Ten Favs of 2013, and gave both DEAD HARVEST and WRONG GOODBYE honorable mentions, to boot!

Thanks, all, and a merry whatever to each of you.