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Night of the Mannequins

Night of the Mannequins: A OriginalNight of the Mannequins: A Original by Stephen Graham Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NIGHT OF THE MANNEQUINS isn’t what I expected it to be, but like so many of the works of Stephen Graham Jones, it pulled me in right from the start regardless. Jones’s mastery of narrative voice is in the spotlight here. You’re so deep in Sawyer’s head from the get-go that it’s almost like a magic trick how Jones is able to do it without you noticing. His command of characterization and detail while using an economy of words continues to amaze me. As with most of his fiction, there’s a deep, underlying sense of tragedy throughout, a sadness that seeps under your skin. Jones always writes something special, and even if this novella isn’t what you think it is, it’ll stick with you long after you read its stunning finale.

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On sale today, September 1st, from Running Wild Press! Giving the Devil His Due, edited by Rebecca Brewer, is a charity anthology that features a brand-new, original story by me called “Daughter of Echidna.” 100% of the net proceeds will go to supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programs, campaigns, and resources. Here is the publisher’s description:

What if a young girl had the power to stop her tyrannical father from battering her mother ever again?

What if a student had a secret weapon to end sexual assault by her predatory professor permanently?

What if a housewife had unusual means to get back at her controlling husband and walk away from her marriage alive?

In Giving the Devil His Due, the Pixel Project’s first charity anthology, sixteen acclaimed fantasy, science fiction, and horror authors take readers on an unforgettable journey to alternative worlds where men who abuse and murder women and girls meet their comeuppance in uncanny ways.

Featuring stories from Stephen Graham Jones, Christina Henry, Peter Tieryas, Kelley Armstrong, Linda D. Addison, Hillary Monahan, and more, Giving the Devil His Due presents sixteen stories that will make you think about the importance of justice for the victims of gender-based violence, how rare this justice is in our own world, and why we need to end violence against women once and for all.

You can purchase the book in paperback or e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Bookshop, direct from the publisher, or from your favorite bookseller. Sixteen great stories for one great cause!

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and LifeMen to Avoid in Art and Life by Nicole Tersigni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A clever, funny book that matches classic paintings of men and women with captions of the men saying sexist, patronizing things to the women. I laughed out loud several times. Genuinely hilarious with some biting social satire.

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Addams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams

Addams' Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles AddamsAddams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams by Charles Addams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Clever, witty, and delightful cartoons by the inimitable Charles Addams, all highlighting the absurdities of life in New York City. Just perfect.

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