I’m pretty stoked about this, as I love this story, and that Amazon is featuring more short fiction with the new Story Front program.
Thirty years hasn’t changed Las Vegas—the desert just got dirtier. The biggest game in town centers on a massive, deadly roller coaster that winds its way through the Strip’s most famous attractions. On the first Saturday of every month, twenty-four desperate passengers get strapped into the notorious ride and gamble with their lives in a twisted game of chance, to the thrill of webcast audiences worldwide. One of them will win, and one will die, but the other twenty-two will escape with nothing but their lives. Bets are placed as the ride begins, but in Vegas, the house always wins.
The Ride by acclaimed author Aric Davis is a terrifying near-future vision of bloodlust-as-entertainment taken to a horrific extreme.
I’ve been keeping this under my shirt, but it’s worth noting that The Fort, Nickel Plated, and A Good and Useful Hurt have all been optioned for possible future film/television production, and yours truly has been tasked with writing the first drafts of the screenplays. Who knows where this will head, but I’ll keep you all up to date with any good news that may come.
I’ll be hosted by my friends at Schuler Books on July 23rd to do a brief reading and signing session for The Fort. If you’re in the area you should stop by!
Oh, and I’m writing again, so that’s exciting. I should have more to share in that regard soon.
This is so awesome! Thanks for the great review, Sean!
Well this is pretty darn cool, much thanks to Kirkus for this.
But all three free copies of The Fort have been claimed. Perhaps we’ll do some more in a few weeks as it gets closer to release, but as of now my stack is getting a little low.
This is the post where I give away free copies of The Fort. Message me on here, I get back to you, signed galley in your mailbox. First three responses get a paperback.
A big thank you to everyone who made it out to Schuler Book’s and Music last night for the event. Regrettably, there were so few of you that it would be easy to just name you all, but I do really appreciate your traveling to see me blather for a few minutes after driving through a blizzard. The one good thing to take away from it is that I’ll be doing another event in a few months when The Fort releases. If we get a blizzard in June I’ll eat my hat.
I will be doing an Author Talk-your guess is as good as mine as to exactly what that entails-along with a book signing at Schuler Books, on Tuesday, February 26th. If you’re in the area and want to come by, it should be really fun!
Link to Schuler’s
Pub date for Rough Men is looming over my head, and I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of my little tale of revenge.
Will Daniels has fought hard to keep his demons at bay; he’s exchanged a shady past for the love of a woman he doesn’t deserve and the dream of becoming an author, all while trying to save his wayward son, Alex, from the same destructive impulses that nearly doomed him.
But the demons come cackling back in the form of a detective on Will’s doorstep, bearing the news that Alex has been killed in a botched bank robbery. Worse, Alex wasn’t an innocent bystander but part of the gang that raided the vault and left behind numerous bodies.
Simmering with rage over his loss, Will tries to let the police handle the matter. But as Alex’s killers remain at large, Will decides that it’s up to him—and a few old friends—to enact revenge in a most brutal manner.
Now he’s calling on dangerous connections that have been buried for years—and should’ve stayed that way. But Will vows to do whatever it takes to see Alex’s killers repay their sins in blood, even if it means his own damnation.