Signed Copies of STAY GOD, SWEET ANGEL

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2014 by nikkorpon

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There’s been some interest in signed copies of STAY GOD, SWEET ANGEL (two people asking counts as ‘some interest,’ yeah?) so I thought I’d put it out there. I’ve got eight signed copies for sale, just $25 including shipping, and I’ve got some extra goodies I’ll throw in.

Also, I have the last two copies of BY THE NAILS OF THE WARPRIEST on my shelf, so the first two people who buy a signed SGSA, I’ll throw in a WARPRIEST as well.

If you’d like one, drop me a line at nkorpon [at] gmail and we can set up some Paypal action.

Godspeed, friends.
Nik

It Happened One Night… (STAY GOD, SWEET ANGEL is alive!)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2014 by nikkorpon

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(Saturday night, to be specific.)

I got an email from my publisher, Perfect Edge Books, letting me know that STAY GOD, SWEET ANGEL is officially published! A little anticlimactic, it being on Amazon for a few weeks now, but pretty damn cool, nonetheless.

Big thanks to Phil Jourdan for giving this book a second life, and to Pela Via for whipping it into shape.

In honor of the release, I’m going to do a Goodreads giveaway, because it kind of seems silly not to.

EDIT: The Goodreads giveaway is live.

 

Godspeed, friends.
Nik

STAY GOD, SWEET ANGEL Synopsis

Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn’t really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend’s murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his problems. His carefully constructed existence soon shatters like crystal teardrops and he must determine which ghosts won’t stay buried – and which ones are trying to kill him – if he wants to learn why Mary has disappeared.

Hooray for Exhibit A!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by nikkorpon

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Yeah, this is a little late, but there was a flurry of activity on social media last week and I didn’t get around to posting it on here.

That said:

I am super, super stoked to now be a part of Exhibit A‘s posse of literary thugs. Bryon Quertermous, the head honcho at EA, acquired my novel FAIT AVE (synopsis below). My super-agent Brooks Sherman and I had a phone conference with the EA team–Bryon, North American Sales Manager (and fellow Baltimoron) Mike Underwood and Publicity Manager (and fellow GAA-er) Caroline Lambe–and we’re incredibly excited to be working with them. As I’ve said in other places on the interwebs, I think Exhibit A is at the forefront of the new publishing model. What that model entails, I’ve no idea, but they’re going to do some exciting things.

I’m also honored to be alongside writers I love reading, such as Rob Hart, Patti Abbott, Matthew Funk and Dan O’Shea.

While I’m waiting on edits and such, I’m outlining the sequel to FAIT AVE and trying to get this new novel into shape to send over to Brooks. There’s a TV pilot waiting to be edited as well, which is yet another story that has to do with thieves. Not sure what the thread between all of those is. Maybe I’ll talk about it on here later. Hopefully I’ll get around to updating this old thing too.

Anyway. Got some more cool news coming this week. More when it drops.

Here’s the synopsis for FAIT AVE.

Godspeed, friends.

FAIT AVE

A literary noir novel that crosses the moral journey of Breaking Bad with the neighborhood intrigues of Tana French’s Faithful Place.

Elroy is a morally-upright thief who is struggling to move his family away from the city, out to where all the corners are cul-de-sacs. This requires him to spend a lot of time away from home, straining his relationship with his precocious son Elijah and precariously-sober wife Denise. One night, he discovers a hidden cache of jewelry behind his basement wall and thinks he’s finally gotten a bit of a break. But when that jewelry hurls him into the middle of a turf war between a local kingpin and a crooked cop who just happens to be Elroy’s godbrother, Elroy is forced to choose between his family and his honor.

Put Up Yer Dukes!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 15, 2013 by nikkorpon

ImageVery excited to say that Punching Paradise, my entry in the Fight Card pulp boxing series, is now alive in the world, and honored that it’s launching the Fight Card Now! line of novellas. If you haven’t checked out the other novellas, you’re missing out. Paul Bishop, Eric Beetner, Terrence McCauley, Gerard Brennan. The list goes and goes. Digital copies are up now and paperbacks will be coming in a month or so.

SYNOPSIS
Baltimore, 2013 … Christopher ‘Neckbone’ Martin is nothing if not a proud fighter. He’ll take a fix if it gives him some extra scratch to help fund the thespian ambitions of his much younger girlfriend, Allison, or buy a six-pack for his ex-con best friend, Rollo. But there isn’t a man or a reason that’ll knock him down if he doesn’t want to go down – and he makes sure everyone knows it.

When Neckbone loses his temper and knocks another fighter down early, he inadvertently throws a young boy into the crosshairs of Bill Stokes, a scheming promoter and aspiring gangster. Now, with everything on the line, Neckbone is in the fight of his life against mobsters, killers, bruisers, and the toughest opponent of all – himself …

Punching Paradise is the first novel in the Fight Card spin-off brand Fight Card Now, featuring contemporary, two-fisted, fight tales with a punch.

Joe Strummer says, ‘The contest is over! Hooray for free books!’

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2013 by nikkorpon

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Or something like that. I doubt he’d use exclamation points like that.

Anyway. Thank you to everyone who participated in the free-books-in-exchange-for-reviews contest I ran last month. I appreciate it greatly.

So, without prattling on, Rory Costello, Adam Autin, Benoit Lelievre and Gordon Highland, you win! I’ll be contacting everyone individually to get orders and addresses.

Thank you again for the reviews and I hope the money I paid you was sufficient you enjoy the other books.

I’ll be running one more Goodreads giveaway in the next few weeks to complete cleaning my office closet of all my books.

Godspeed
Nik

Morrissey says, ‘A Few Days Left to Win Some Books’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by nikkorpon

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First, I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this little Amazon-reviews-for-free-books contest of mine, thereby making me feel less like I’m shlepping mason jars full of snake oil around in my trunk. I really do appreciate it. 

Second, I’d like to remind anyone else who has read any of my books that there are still a couple days left in the contest. What contest, you ask. Well, if you’d be so kind as to leave a review of any of my books on Amazon (because Amazon review really do matter, I’ve been told by people like Caleb Ross who understand marketing and math way better than I do) I will put your name in a hat, then draw four names at the end of the month and send those four lucky people (or unlucky, depending on your position) a free book. Reviews can be good, bad, bored or whatever. All I ask is that they’re honest.

Third, I’d like to say Morrissey has a cat on his head. That doesn’t mean much, other than I’d appreciate it if I could give away some more books because tons of people left reviews.

Godspeed
Nik

A Million (or three) in Prizes and some other stuff

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2013 by nikkorpon

ImageThe free book contest is running for another two weeks! Big thanks to Adam Autin, Benoit Lelievre, Richard Thomas and Gordon Highland for leaving reviews so far.

To rehash the contest, in an effort to be sort of proactive in promoting, I’m giving away some books in order to garner some Amazon reviews. They can be good, bad, lukewarm or whatever. All I ask is that they’re honest. At the end of the month I’ll draw names from a hat and give away some stuff.

In sort-of related news, there’s still a day or two left to grab some awesome Hoods, Hotrods and Hellcats swag through the Indiegogo campaign. Prizes include switchblade combs, signed prints and pin-up girls (well, pictures of them.) Head over to the site and check out all the great stuff.

Hopefully more news coming soon. Until then…

Godspeed
Nik

 

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