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Chasing the Dragon by Nick Kaufmann

Good news for anyone who hasn’t read Chasing the Dragon yet! If you order directly from ChiZine Publications, my Thriller Award-nominated and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novella is currently 50% off (e-book only)! In fact, all of ChiZine Publications’ e-books are 50% off until midnight on Sunday, March 22nd, so act fast and go get some!

HWA Specialty Press Award Goes to ChiZine Publications

Chasing the Dragon by Nick Kaufmann

It’s about time! The HWA has announced its annual Specialty Press Award will go to ChiZine Publications, publisher of my 2010 novella Chasing the Dragon (above), as well as lots of other great, dark, weird novels, novellas, collections, and anthologies!

According to the press release, which you can read in full here:

“Among the many small presses publishing dark fiction, ChiZine Publications stood out this year with its list of impressive releases and continued dedication to the horror genre,” said Marge Simon, HWA’s Board of Trustees Chairperson.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) sprang out of the successful, which began presenting fiction and review in 1997. Since its inception in 2008, CZP has published more than 90 books by authors including Christopher Golden, Stephen Graham Jones, Gemma Files, Tim Lebbon, Nancy Baker, Tom Piccirilli, Helen Marshall, Michael Rowe, Geoff Ryman, Robert Shearman, Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem. Their philosophy is “to startle, to astound, to share the bliss of good writing with our readership.”

The award will be presented May 9 during the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the World Horror Convention. Big congratulations to CZP masterminds Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi! This kind of recognition is a long time coming!

To find out more about ChiZine Publications, visit their website.

To find out more about my Thriller Award- and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novella Chasing the Dragon, one of the first books ChiZine published, check out its page on my website.

“Nicholas Kaufmann Double-shot!”

Mike Ferrante over at King of the Nerds!!! has some very nice things to say about the Trent series in a double-review of Dying Is My Business and Die and Stay Dead, including this lovely bit:

Kaufmann once again demonstrates an adept ability to insert wonderful character-driven moments into the middle of huge epic scenes of magic and mayhem. All in all Die and Stay Dead doubles down on the action of the first novel going so far as to end on a bit of a cliffhanger that seems to promise a third novel that pulls out all of the stops. If you are looking for a new urban fantasy series to try I highly recommend giving Nicholas Kaufmann’s Trent novels a shot. I can’t wait to see how events play out in the third novel.

It turns out Mike is also a big fan of Chasing the Dragon, which is pretty cool:

I first encountered Nicholas Kaufmann’s fiction reading Chasing the Dragon a wonderful novella put out by the fine folks over at Chizine; it’s a wonderful little fantasy allegory about addiction that I highly highly recommend.

You know, I love hearing what readers think of my books, and to be honest I wish more readers would blog or post their thoughts about them. I know they won’t all be as positive as Mike’s, but often we authors feel like we’re just sending books out into the void with no idea if they’re resonating with readers or not. So it’s nice to hear about it when people enjoy our books. It reminds us why we’re doing this in the first place.

Huge ChiZine Publications E-book Sale!

All this weekend through Cyber Monday (12/1), über-cool sf/f/h publisher ChiZine Publications is having a massive e-book sale! All e-books are 80% off the cover price! This includes my Thriller Award-nominated and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated book Chasing the Dragon, which you can get for a mere $1.99!

Chasing the Dragon by Nick Kaufmann

Already have a copy of Chasing the Dragon? All of ChiZine Publication’s e-books are DRM free, which means you can buy e-copies for all your friends and family for Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa / Festivus / Cthulhumas without worries! Chasing the Dragon already makes a fine stocking stuffer, but in e-book form it won’t even take up any space in the stocking!

So what are you waiting for? Get over to the ChiZine Publications store and get an e-book of Chasing the Dragon for only $1.99! The sale only lasts through Monday, 12/1, so you better act fast. (They’ve got lots of other great books, too, which you should also buy!)