Announcement: Signed a 3 Book Deal With Bell Bridge Books!
Bell Bridge/BelleBooks is a small publisher that has been putting out consistently great work for the past sixteen years. That’s a nice track record for a small publisher which is why I considered signing with them. As a dozen new small presses enter the marketplace each year, finding one that has actual longevity and sales is a plus.
The deal is for three books: one stand-alone urban fantasy novel and two urban fantasy novels in the same series (although they will be stand-alones and not dependent on each other). They’ll be published over the next year/year and half, so be on the lookout for announcements!
What’s the first novel? Well, I’m glad you asked!
It’s actually an idea I have been playing with for some time. Here’s the pitch I proposed that got me the gig:
“Stone Cold Bastards–
Genre: urban fantasy/action adventure
Imagine the Dirty Dozen as a team of gargoyles that must defend their Sanctuary against a raving horde of demon-possessed humans that want nothing more than the destruction of the entire human race and all that is good. Imagine that.
Stone Cold Bastards is set in a world where Hell has released its demons, leaving most of humanity a puke-spewing, blue-skinned, head-spinning mess. Humanity’s last hope? A team of misfit gargoyles, come alive and ready for battle during the End of Days. Unfortunately the gargoyles could care less if humanity is wiped out. The only thing they will fight for is their Sanctuary that they had perched on for centuries as stone carvings. Luckily for some survivors that have found the Sanctuary, the gargoyles’ protection extends to everyone that can make it inside the walls and away from the demon hordes.
But when a wandering gargoyle and a small child, who apparently holds the last hope for humanity, show up at the Sanctuary, things get tricky. Will they be given protection or left out in the Hell that Earth has become?
Stone Cold Bastards offers rip roaring action, over the top violence, and pulpy good fun of the Lee Marvin kind in an urban fantasy setting.”
How’s that work for ya? As soon as I have a publication date, I’ll let you know!
As for the other two novels, they’ll be urban fantasy also since that is a genre that Bell Bridge has found quite a lot of success with. Announcements for those will be soon.
Why’d I sign with another publisher when I already work with Severed Press and Permuted Press? Good question. In fact, it’s a question that I’ll be answering on the latest episode of Writing In Suburbia. If you want more in-depth details then I suggest you subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the episode when it drops later today (subscription info below). Cool? Cool!
That’s it! Looking forward to working with Bell Bridge Books and all the great people there!