Release: The Furious Way by Aaron Philip Clark

Shotgun Honey is please announce the release of The Furious Way by Aaron Philip Clark. This marks the 3rd release by Clark, previously publishing The Science of Paul and A Healthy Fear of Man.

About The Furious Way

Lucy Ramos is out for blood—she needs to kill a man, but she has no clue how. Lucy calls on the help of aged hit-man, Tito Garza—also known as El Perro of Pedro. Garza’s signature method of killing? Using dogs to maul his targets to death. Now, in his golden years, Garza lives a mundane life in San Pedro, a port town south of downtown Los Angeles. With a backpack full of cash, Lucy persuades Garza to help her murder her mother’s killer, Assistant District Attorney Victor Soto. Together, the forgotten hit-man hungry for a comeback and the girl whose life was shattered as a child set out to kill the man responsible.

But killing Victor Soto may prove to be an impossible task. The newly elected Assistant District Attorney’s wealth and political clout keep him well-insulated. Lucy and Garza’s plan is further complicated when Lucy begins to develop feelings for Victor Soto’s son, Martin. With their romance threatening to derail the mission, Lucy fights to keep Martin out of Garza’s cross-hairs when his violent urges become more unpredictable.

Will Lucy’s feelings for Martin jeopardize everything she’s worked for? Will Garza’s unchecked rage cause innocent people to die? Lucy Ramos and Tito Garza are furious, deadly, and driven by vengeance—but vengeance comes at a price.

About Aaron Philip Clark

AARON PHILIP CLARK is a novelist and screenwriter from Los Angeles, CA. His work has been praised by James Sallis, Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips, Eric Beetner, and Roger Smith. In addition to his writing career, he has worked in the film industry and law enforcement. Clark currently teaches English and writing courses at a university in Southern California. To learn more about him, please visit AaronPhilipClark.com.

“T.S. Eliot referred to it as tradition and individual talent, the manner in which new work at once honors, builds upon, and questions what has come before. Chester Himes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin—Aaron Philip Clark has been paying attention.”

—James Sallis, author of Cypress Grove and Chester Himes: A Life

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Book Release – Goldfinches by Ryan Sayles

goldfinches-sayles-release-1One Eye Press is happy to announce the release of GOLDFINCHES by Ryan Sayles. Available in paperback and Kindle.

About GOLDFINCHES

Family man Carl, with his wife and daughter, are on their way check on his young son who had been hospitalized for an ear infection complicated by the boy’s Type 1 Diabetes. Stopped at a light they are confronted by a gunman who pulls Carl from the vehicle, stealing the vehicle and his family with it.

Desperate, Carl, will do anything to save his family, even commit a carjacking himself. Carl finds himself chasing after his family, being chased by the police, and confront the reason for this random act of violence.

When all seems lost, Carl finds a reason to believe, and finds himself amidst a conflict of good and evil.

Early Praise for GOLDFINCHES

“A man watches helplessly as his car is hijacked and driven off with his wife and daughter imprisoned inside. And, then; the nightmare accelerates into warp-speed unspeakable horror. Ryan Sayles has delivered yet another masterpiece in his newest novel, Goldfinches. This guy just keeps getting better and better! Take my advice and read this book with all the lights on…”

Les Edgerton, author of The Rapist, The Bitch, The Genuine Imitation Plastic Kidnapping, and Bomb!

“No one does fractured domestic noir like Ryan Sayles. And Goldfinches finds him mining that dysfunction harder and fiercer than ever. Shattering domestic bliss with pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal action. Think Liam Neeson and his special set of skills–only jacked up on meth with stronger moonshine and more vicious complications.”

Joe Clifford, author Lamentation and Junkie Love

“Take the emotional grittiness of Breakdown, turn the violence dial to eleven, throw in a healthy dose of desperation multiplied by having kids involved, and you’re on your way to something akin to Ryan Sayles’ Goldfinches. This is a brutal, tense, fast-paced ride full of the relentless brutality and knack for action that have made Sayles a household name for fans of great crime fiction, and this vicious ride may just be his best one yet.”

Gabino Inglesias, author of Zero Saints and Hungry Darkness

“Ryan Sayles writes like he’s got an angel on one shoulder and a fallen angel on the other. Here’s hoping Ryan keeps working it out on the page… and doesn’t make much progress.”

Jedidiah Ayres, author of Fierce Bitches and Peckerwood

About Ryan Sayles

Ryan Sayles is based in the Midwest. His hardboiled private detective series featuring Richard Dean Buckner is forthcoming through Down and Out Books. The first two novels, Subtle Art of BrutalityandWarpath, will be released in July and October, 2015. His short story collection, That Escalated Quickly! is out through Zelmer Pulp. His chapbook Disordered Mullets was released by Weekly Weird Monthly. His Buckner novella Disco Rumblefish was published by All Due Respect Books as part of the Two Bullets Solve Everything split with author Chris Rhatigan.

Ryan’s short fiction has been widely published online, in anthologies and in print. He’s been included in the Anthony-nominated Trouble in the Heartland: crime fiction inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen, as well as Dark Corners magazine, Shotgun Honey, Crime Factory and more.

Ryan is a founding member of Zelmer Pulp, a writer’s group dedicated to genre fiction. Their multiple publications span numerous brands of fiction including zombies, science fiction, westerns and more.

He may be contacted at www.vitriolandbarbies.wordpress.com

One Eye Press 2016 Revisions and Additions

With a crazy start to the new year, our 2016 releases have been shifted a few weeks and will be released as follows.

goldfinches-sayles-cover-template-5x8-cGOLDFINCHES by Ryan Sayles
February 23, 2016

Family man Carl, with his wife and daughter, are on their way check on his young son who had been hospitalized for an ear infection complicated by the boy’s Type 1 Diabetes.  Stopped at a light they are confronted by a gunman who pulls Carl from the vehicle, stealing the vehicle and his family with it.

Desperate, Carl, will do anything to save his family, even commit a carjacking himself. Carl finds himself chasing after his family, being chased by the police, and confront the reason for this random act of violence.

When all seems lost, Carl finds a reason to believe, and finds himself amidst a  conflict of good and evil.


Texas-Hold-Your-Queens-Front-Cover-aTEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS by Marie S. Crosswell
March 8, 2016

When the body of Mexican prostitute is found abandoned on a roadside, Detectives Mason Page and Farrah Tyler have no clue how a throwaway case that neither wants to let go will affect their lives. On the job, Page and Tyler are the only two female detectives in El Paso CID’s Crimes Against Persons unit, and have to deal with the condescension of their male counterparts. Off the clock the two have developed an intimate relation over the past seven years, one that will be jeopardized and put at odds when the case puts on the trail of Reed Garbler.

TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS weaves between the hunt for the killer Reed Garbler and aftershock of his death. Will the truth destroy Page and Tyler, or make them stronger?


OEPS-FACE-VALUE-WALLACE-FRONTCOVERFACE VALUE by William E. Wallace
March 29, 2016

Eddie Pax is a special kind of repo man: he recovers “wet money” — assets that have been stolen from one of the largest criminal syndicates in North America. The job is often grim because when Eddie closes an account, he also kills the thieves.

But when his boss sends him out to recover five million dollars’ worth of bearer bonds two crooks hot-fingered from a vault in New York, Eddie gets a rare opportunity to mix business and pleasure: one of the thieves is a man who shot Pax during a jewelry heist in Southern California a dozen years earlier. Eddie’s recovery will give him a chance to even the score.

Unfortunately, the securities Pax are supposed to recover have been hidden and the bodies of the thieves who stole it are piling up like cordwood. The cops have their eyes on Eddie, as does a woman who is hoping to grab her share of the loot. And the man who shot Pax knows his former partner is on his trail.

Coming this Summer

One Eye Press is pleased to announce the following additions to the 2016 catalog releasing this summer.

hectoracostaTHE HARDWAY by Hector Acosta

Fifteen-year old Spencer loves professional wrestling. It’s the reason why he, along with his older brother Billy, started their very own wrestling promotion in their Dallas apartment complex. The fact it puts Spencer closer to Tori, Billy’s girlfriend and the only girl either boy knows who can take a chair shot to the head, doesn’t hurt.

It isn’t long before RBWL-The Royal Brooks Wrestling League-have a rival in Woodland Terrace, a nearby apartment complex with their own wrestling promotion run by Eddie Tornado, an unhinged teenager with a connection to Tori and a hard-on to see Spencer and Billy fail.

When Spencer breaks into Eddie’s home and steals a gym bag he believes holds Woodland Terrace’s championship belt, the feud between teenagers and promotions escalates. Before long, Spencer will find the world of professional wrestling can be more real and dangerous than anything seen on television.

about Hector Acosta

Hector Acosta is 99% certain that wrestling is staged. When he isn’t spending his time trying to confirm this, he’s writing. His short stories have been published in Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, and Weird Noir. He’s currently working on a novel set in the El Paso border. You can follow him on twitter @hexican.

Albert_Tucher_Write_Stuff_2012THE PLACE OF REFUGE by Albert Tucher

Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police has a serial killer of prostitutes to catch and a shortage of leads to pursue. Officer Jessie Hokoana of the Honolulu P.D. has an undercover assignment that tests her loyalties and takes her to the brink of death. When their cases collide in the rainforest of the Big Island, family ties turn deadly, and there may be no pu’uhonua—no place of refuge—for anyone.

about Albert Tucher

Albert Tucher spent twenty years pursuing a career as an operatic tenor, until his insatiable craving for rejection made him turn to writing. He is the creator of prostitute Diana Andrews, who has appeared in seventy short stories in such venues as Thuglit, Shotgun Honey and The Best American Mystery Stories of 2010, editied by Lee Child and Otto Penzler. Diana’s first longer case, the novella THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE, was published by Untreed Reads in 2013. Her world includes Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police, who stars in THE PLACE OF REFUGE. Also in 2013 Albert Tucher appeared in ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE for the first time with a stand-alone story called “Hangman’s Beak”. He works at the Newark Public Library, where he is legendary for his coffee consumption.

kolakowskiA BRUTAL BUNCH OF HEARTBROKEN SAPS by Nick Kolakowski

Bill spent his whole life thinking he could stay one step ahead of trouble. His hustling skills on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens earned him a lot of money, respect from his fellow criminals, and the love of a woman known for breaking arms as well as hearts. But trouble got a little too close, and now Bill is on the run, pursued by an assassin with a penchant for sick jokes and Elvis tunes.

Midway through his cross-country flight, Bill stops off in a small town, thinking he can rest for a few hours. Pausing for a beer, though, just gives trouble a chance to finally grab him by the neck. Waking up in chains after a hard knockout, his cash and gun stolen, he discovers some local folks who are even more brutal than the hoodlums he left behind in New York.

Stripped of everything but his wits, Bill needs to figure out how to save his money and his life. Because if he fails, he’s headed back to the Big Apple… in a bag. “A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps” is a story of crime, karma, and kicking serious ass.

about Nick Kolakowski

Nick Kolakowski lives in New York City. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Carrier Pigeon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The North American Review, Rust + Moth, and other venues. He posts about new works at nickkolakowski.com and tweets @nkolakowski.


 

One Eye Press is the publishing imprint of Shotgun Honey and focuses on hard crime, noir and action oriented fiction, with occasional forays into western, horror, or any well written cross genre mix. If you’d like to be part of the One Eye Press family, and have a novella that’ll keep readers in their seat for a single shot of action oriented entertainment send us a query today.

A great way to get to know you and your writing is to send Shotgun Honey a flash submission. 700 words will show us your chops and keep you honest. Submit a story!

 

 

Merry Bookmas from One Eye Press!

The crew and writers of One Eye Press and Shotgun Honey would like to thank you all for your patronage and wish you the Happiest of Holidays. We appreciate everyone taking advantage of our 99 cent sale over on Amazon, but would like to offer you a little more Christmas savings. And what more savings can you have than FREE?

As a special gift to you from us and our authors, we want you to select one book from our Singles catalog and we’ll send you a digital copy for Free! Plus a BONUS! One lucky entrant will also get a print edition of our last Singles release Hurt Hawks by Mike Miner. If you want a chance to win a copy include your address in the “Your Message” box.

Offer ends Midnight 12 am December 25, 2015.

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Merry Bookmas and a Happy New Read!

 


 

Thank you for your interest. The Merry Bookmas giveaway is over.

Annual Happy Holidays Sale

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The Holiday season is upon us once again, and we are thrilled to offer our friends and family the gift of great savings to celebrate our second year of publication. Between December 1st through December 31st all Kindle editions are marked 99¢ or .99£ or .99€ which is a steal… um, savings.

 

Buy for a friend or complete your collection: http://oneeyepress.com/happyholidays/

One Eye Press Schedule Changes, and Introducing Face Value by William E. Wallace

As a publisher, as small as One Eye Press might be, I want to have a comfortable separation between the personal and the professional. But when you ride in a one-man boat the slightest storm is a potential to capsize. While, it wasn’t perfect storm, both personal and professional issues have capsized the boat. It has been an extremely hectic summer which has caused challenges with my health as I moved into the Fall. So to get on an even keel personally, health-wise, I am pushing previously scheduled One Eye Press releases three months into 2016.

Starting with GOLDFINCHES by Ryan Sayles, which will have a January 26th release.

 

goldfinches-sayles-cover-template-5x8-cAbout GOLDFINCHES

Family man Carl, with his wife and daughter, are on their way check on his young son who had been hospitalized for an ear infection complicated by the boy’s Type 1 Diabetes.  Stopped at a light they are confronted by a gunman who pulls Carl from the vehicle, stealing the vehicle and his family with it.

Desperate, Carl, will do anything to save his family, even commit a carjacking himself. Carl finds himself chasing after his family, being chased by the police, and confront the reason for this random act of violence.

When all seems lost, Carl finds a reason to believe, and finds himself amidst a  conflict of good and evil.

About Ryan Sayles

Ryan Sayles is based in the Midwest. His hardboiled private detective series featuring Richard Dean Buckner is forthcoming through Down and Out Books. The first two novels, Subtle Art of Brutality and Warpath, will be released in July and October, 2015. His short story collection, That Escalated Quickly! is out through Zelmer Pulp. His chapbook Disordered Mullets was released by Weekly Weird Monthly. His Buckner novella Disco Rumblefish was published by All Due Respect Books as part of the Two Bullets Solve Everything split with author Chris Rhatigan.

Ryan’s short fiction has been widely published online, in anthologies and in print. He’s been included in the Anthony-nominated Trouble in the Heartland: crime fiction inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen, as well as Dark Corners magazine, Shotgun Honey, Crime Factory and more.

Ryan is a founding member of Zelmer Pulp, a writer’s group dedicated to genre fiction. Their multiple publications span numerous brands of fiction including zombies, science fiction, westerns and more.

He may be contacted at www.vitriolandbarbies.wordpress.com

Followed by February 23rd TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS by Marie S. Crosswell.
Texas-Hold-Your-Queens-Front-Cover-a About TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS
When the body of Mexican prostitute is found abandoned on a roadside, Detectives Mason Page and Farrah Tyler have no clue how a throwaway case that neither wants to let go will affect their lives. On the job, Page and Tyler are the only two female detectives in El Paso CID’s Crimes Against Persons unit, and have to deal with the condescension of their male counterparts. Off the clock the two have developed an intimate relation over the past seven years, one that will be jeopardized and put at odds when the case puts on the trail of Reed Garbler.
TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS weaves between the hunt for the killer Reed Garbler and aftershock of his death. Will the truth destroy Page and Tyler, or make them stronger?
About Marie S. Crosswell
Marie S. Crosswell is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Her short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Shotgun Honey, and Out of the Gutter’s Flash Fiction Offensive. She lives in Phoenix and digs black cats.
One Eye Press is happy to announce the addition of FACE TIME by William E. Wallace scheduled for March 2016.
OEPS-FACE-VALUE-WALLACE-FRONTCOVERAbout FACE VALUE

Eddie Pax is a special kind of repo man: he recovers “wet money” — assets that have been stolen from one of the largest criminal syndicates in North America. The job is often grim because when Eddie closes an account, he also kills the thieves.

But when his boss sends him out to recover five million dollars’ worth of bearer bonds two crooks hot-fingered from a vault in New York, Eddie gets a rare opportunity to mix business and pleasure: one of the thieves is a man who shot Pax during a jewelry heist in Southern California a dozen years earlier. Eddie’s recovery will give him a chance to even the score.

Unfortunately, the securities Pax are supposed to recover have been hidden and the bodies of the thieves who stole it are piling up like cordwood. The cops have their eyes on Eddie, as does a woman who is hoping to grab her share of the loot. And the man who shot Pax knows his former partner is on his trail.

About William E. Wallace
William E. Wallace has been a private eye, house painter, cook, dishwasher, newspaper and magazine writer, journalism professor and award-winning investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Wallace writes the blog Pulp Hack Confessions,and can be reached at Twitter by tweeting @pulphack. He has self-published three novels — Tamer, The Judas Hunter and The Jade Bone Jar — and a novella, I Wait to Die!
His short stories have appeared in All Due Respect (which nominated his short story The Bust-Out, for a 2014 Pushcart Prize), Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter Online, Crime Factory, Plan B, Spinetingler, Over my Dead Body and Dark Corners Pulp.
A Dead Heat with the Reaper, a book containing two of his noir novellas, is scheduled for release by All Due Respect books in August. Among other things, he is currently working on Bottom Street, a novel.

Book Release: The Fury of Blacky Jaguar by Angel Luis Colón

We at One Eye Press are thrilled to announce our sixth Singles release with the publication of THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colón. Available today from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

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About THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR

Blacky Jaguar ex-IRA hard man, devoted greaser, and overall hooligan, is furious. Someone’s made off with Polly, his 1959 Plymouth Fury, and there’s not much that can stop him from getting her back. It doesn t take him to long to get a name, Osito, the Little Bear. This career bastard has Polly in his clutches, and Blacky doesn’t have long until she’s a memory.

The sudden burst of righteous violence gets the attention of Special Agent Linda Chen, FBI pariah and Blacky’s former flame. Linda’s out to get her man before he burns down half the Bronx and her superiors get the collar.

All roads will lead our heroes to an unassuming house in one of the worst parts of the South Bronx, where fists and bullets will surely fly, but maybe, just maybe, Blacky will find a better reason to fight than a car. The Fury of Blacky Jaguar is the story of friends, enemies, and one sweet ass ride.

About Angel Luis Colón

Angel Luis Colón’s fiction has appeared in multiple print and web publications like All Due Respect, Thuglit, Big Pulp, and Spinetingler. He reviews mystery/suspense novels for My Bookish Ways, an award-winning book blogging and review site, and is an editor for Shotgun Honey, a flash-fiction website focused on publishing the best in noir, hard-boiled, and crime. He’s been nominated for the Derringer Award and has won a writing contest or two. Keep up with him at his site, angeluiscolon.com or follow him on Twitter @GoshDarnMyLife

Early Praise for THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR

“Angel Colon’s writing mixes brutal violence with dark humor, but he never forgets the emotional truth of his characters. Colon and THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR should be on everyone’s radar now. Readers are going to love this exciting new voice.” — Dave White, Shamus Award Nominated author of NOT EVEN PAST

THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR is a hardboiled Guy Ritchie-esque romp that clocks you in the jaw and leaves you eager for more the instant the credits roll. Angel Colón is only beginning what is sure to be a career to watch.” –Christopher Irvin, author of BURN CARD and FEDERALES

“I want a Black Jaguar TV series. And an action figure. And a lunchbox. And Blacky-branded brass knuckles. Until that day, I’ll settle for this razor-sharp, rattling buzzsaw of a novella.” –Rob Hart, author of NEW YORKED

“Don’t let the Heavenly name fool you, Angel Colon’s writing brings the heat. THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR is a darkly wry, bare-knuckle brawl of a book that’ll leave you seeing stars. Five star reviews that is. I sure as Hell hope Angel has more in store for Blacky Jaguar, because this character has more fight in him than can be contained in a single novella.” –Bracken MacLeod, author of MOUNTAIN HOME and WHITE KNIGHT

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One Eye Press Updates, Changes

shp-bbv3-locked-loaded-front-cover-c3Last month saw the release of the third installment of BOTH BARRELS anthology series from Shotgun Honey Presents. LOCKED and LOADED features 25 stories of crime, hard cases, and troubled souls. A little something for everyone from writers both budding and established.

  • “A Boy Like Billy” by Patricia Abbott
  • “Border Crossing” by Michael McGlade
  • “Looking for the Death Trick” by Bracken MacLeod
  • “Maybelle’s Last Stand” by Travis Richardson
  • “Predators” by Marie S. Crosswell
  • “Twenty to Life” by Frank Byrns
  • “So Much Love” by Keith Rawson
  • “Running Late” by Tess Makovesky
  • “Last Supper” by Katanie Duarte
  • “Danny” by Michael Bracken
  • “The Plot” by Jedidiah Ayres
  • “What Alva Wants” by Timothy Friend
  • “Time Enough to Kill” by Kent Gowran
  • “Copas” by Hector Acosta
  • “Yellow Car Punch” by Nigel Bird
  • “Love at First Fight” by Angel Luis Colón
  • “Traps” by Owen Laukkanen
  • “Down the Rickety Stairs” by Alan Orloff
  • “Blackmailer’s Pep Talk” by Chris Rhatigan
  • “With a Little bit of Luck” by Bill Baber
  • “As Cute as a Speckled Pup Under a Red Wagon” by Tony Conaway
  • “Chipping off the Old Block” by Nick Kolakowski
  • “Young Turks and Old Wives” by Shane Simmons
  • “The Hangover Cure” by Seth Lynch
  • “Highway Six” by John L. Thompson

LOCKED and LOADED is available in both paperback and on the Kindle.

 

An Eye on Singles

the-gunmen-front-cover-bIn June we start a monthly schedule of Singles with Timothy Friend’s western GUNMEN.

Available June 8th in print and digital formats.

GUNMEN is followed by previously announced THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colón in July and HURT HAWKS by Mike Miner in August.

We are also thrilled to announce the addition of GOLDFINCHES by Ryan Sayles, to release in September, and TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS by Marie S. Crosswell, following in November.

Submission Mission

BD-Winter2015-Iss2-v2BLIGHT DIGEST closes submissions for issue 3, which will be due out in late June, early July. Final readings and selections are being done and we will have notices going out in the following week. Thank you for all the varied submissions. We look forward to packing the next issue of BLIGHT DIGEST with 10-12 tales of fright.

SHOTGUN HONEY, our online crime flash fiction site is always open to subs. We are looking for stories 700 words and below to fill our twice weekly story slots for the summer season. Follow in the footsteps of Shotgun Honey alumni who have gone from our flash fiction world to book contracts, writers like Rob Hart, Patricia Abbott and Brian Panowich, who all have fantastic books coming out this summer.

ONE EYE PRESS SINGLES are open to submissions until we fill out out 2015 and 2016 schedule. The novella series is looking for stories that are between 25-45k words in length, primarily crime, hard luck, noir stories. We are actively looking for at least one horror cross-genre mash-up to fill our October Singles slot. We are not looking for Sci Fi, Fantasy, Romance or Western submissions at this time.

Goodbye THE BIG ADIOS

TBA-Fall2014-Front-CoverWhen we decided to open shop and publish some books, it was mostly to fill publisher Ron Earl Phillips’ love of two genres: Crime and Western. The first manifestation of THE BIG ADIOS was a struggling website, eponymously named. The hope with transitioning from website to a digest format was to open a venue that had some substance, giving the writers and readers something tangible and less ephemeral than just a website. Perhaps if the digest was our singular focus, perhaps if we had foreseen how much a single issue budget requires we would have scheduled the debut issue better, and not book-ending it with sister digest BLIGHT DIGEST. The perhaps and what-ifs aside, the hard fact is when something doesn’t sell even to limited expectations, then it’s hard to justify continuing the series.

THE BIG ADIOS WESTERN DIGEST and the previous contributions will be rolled into the new One Eye Press website in June.

Shotgun Honey Presents: Locked and Loaded

Today we launch the third volume of the Both Barrels series with Shotgun Honey Presents: Locked and Loaded.

Featuring 25 stories by:

  • “A Boy Like Billy” by Patricia Abbott
  • “Border Crossing” by Michael McGlade
  • “Looking for the Death Trick” by Bracken MacLeod
  • “Maybelle’s Last Stand” by Travis Richardson
  • “Predators” by Marie S. Crosswell
  • “Twenty to Life” by Frank Byrns
  • “So Much Love” by Keith Rawson
  • “Running Late” by Tess Makovesky
  • “Last Supper” by Katanie Duarte
  • “Danny” by Michael Bracken
  • “The Plot” by Jedidiah Ayres
  • “What Alva Wants” by Timothy Friend
  • “Time Enough to Kill” by Kent Gowran
  • “Copas” by Hector Acosta
  • “Yellow Car Punch” by Nigel Bird
  • “Love at First Fight” by Angel Luis Colón
  • “Traps” by Owen Laukkanen
  • “Down the Rickety Stairs” by Alan Orloff
  • “Blackmailer’s Pep Talk” by Chris Rhatigan
  • “With a Little bit of Luck” by Bill Baber
  • “As Cute as a Speckled Pup Under a Red Wagon” by Tony Conaway
  • “Chipping off the Old Block” by Nick Kolakowski
  • “Young Turks and Old Wives” by Shane Simmons
  • “The Hangover Cure” by Seth Lynch
  • “Highway Six” by John L. Thompson

Available in paperback and Kindle editions. Buy your copy today!

One Eye Press Adds More Singles

oepfaviconEarlier this fall we announced the acquisition of Tom Pitts’ novella, LIFE OF SERVICE, with a tentative release of March 2015. Pitts novella kicks off our second season of the Singles line, and while on schedule we have changed the title to KNUCKLEBALL and should have a cover reveal late January, early February.

Today we are happy to announce the three novellas following KNUCKLEBALL. Coming May 2015, One Eye Press returns to the western with a buddy shoot ’em up titled GUNMEN by Timothy Friend, followed by THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colón in July, and  HURT HAWKS by Mike Miner in September.

About GUNMEN by Timothy Friend

Owen Ash and Charlie Brittle are the dead-broke owners of the least popular saloon in the desert town of Olvidados. So when a known bank robber with a bounty on his head is spotted in the vicinity, the pair see a way to quickly improve their fortunes. Capturing their man proves to be easy enough. But while attempting to collect the reward they find themselves at odds with the notorious Scault gang, a vicious outlaw family widely feared for their ruthlessness.

After a violent encounter leaves one of the family dead, the Scaults retaliate, leaving Owen and Charlie no choice but to track them to their lair in the heart of the desert. Each leg of the journey brings more brutality and death, and the reluctant bounty hunters are forced to embrace their own savage natures when they finally face the deadly Scaults in a showdown at the ends of the earth.

About Timothy Friend

Timothy Friend photoTimothy Friend is a writer and independent filmmaker whose fiction has been published in Crossed-Genres, Thuglit, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir. He is the writer and director of the feature film, “Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula,” distributed by Indican Pictures. He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information, visit http://www.timothyfriend.net/

About THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colón

Blacky Jaguar—ex-IRA hard man, devoted greaser, and overall hooligan—is furious. Someone’s made off with Polly—his 1959 Plymouth Fury—and there’s not much that can stop him from getting her back. It doesn’t take him to long to get a name, Osito—the Little Bear. This career bastard has Polly in his clutches, and Blacky doesn’t have long until she’s a memory.

The sudden burst of righteous violence gets the attention of Special Agent Linda Chen—FBI pariah and Blacky’s former flame. Linda’s out to get her man before he burns down half the Bronx and her superiors get the collar.

All roads will lead our heroes to an unassuming house in one of the worst parts of the South Bronx, where fists and bullets will surely fly, but maybe—just maybe—Blacky will find a better reason to fight than a car.

The Fury of Blacky Jaguar is the story of friends, enemies, and one sweet ass ride.

About Angel Luis Colón

angelcolonAngel Luis Colón‘s short fiction has appeared in All Due Respect, Out of The Gutter, Revolt Daily, Shotgun Honey, and Thuglit. He hails from The Bronx and works out of New York City, but has been exiled to live in the northern wastes of New Jersey with his family—thankfully; he has access to good beer and single malts. For more, visit angelluiscolon.com.

About HURT HAWKS by Mike Miner

Captain Patrick Donovan was once a real American hero. Used to run missions for special forces, for the CIA. Now he is a pirate, a mercenary making a handsome living in the Southwestern U.S. as a bag man for the cartels, a liaison between the suppliers and the buyers. He is haunted by the sins of his past, by a mission gone terribly wrong. He can’t stop thinking about the soldier who rescued him, Chris Rogers. The man who took a bullet in his spine to save Donovan and his men.

When Donovan learns that Chris was murdered by local thugs, guilt nags him. He and his men will tear Dorchester, Massachusetts apart to find the gangster responsible and avenge Chris’ death. But nothing in life is simple. When Chris’ young son takes matters into his own hands, the stakes are raised and Donovan faces a choice. Walk away or sacrifice himself for Chris’ wife and child.

Donovan is done with walking away.

About Mike Miner

miner b&wMike Miner lives and writes in Connecticut. He is the author of Prodigal Sons (All Due Respect Books), The Immortal Game (Gutter Books) and Everything She Knows (SolsticeLit Books). His stories can be found in the anthologies, Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT and Pulp Ink 2 as well as in places like Thuglit, Beat To a Pulp, All Due Respect, Burnt Bridge, Narrative, PANK, The Flash Fiction Offensive, Shotgun Honey and others.

 

Join us in welcoming these new additions to the One Eye Press family. And for those who haven’t tried our books and collections, all One Eye Press Kindle editions are just 99¢ during the month of December. Happy Holidays.

Knights and Preachers, One Eye Press Announces New Singles

oepsinglesOn the coattails of the release of Federales by Christopher Irvin, One Eye Press is enthusiastic in announcing the next two releases from the Singles Line.

To those who picked up a copy of Federales our next release for June 10th is no surprise. White Knight by Bracken MacLeod has a little excerpt included in the back of the debut Singles release. Bracken hit One Eye Press by storm last year with submissions being accepted in all three publications: Shotgun Honey, Reloaded: Both Barrels Vol. 2, and The Big Adios. And with the release of his first novel, Mountain Home, when we were offered a chance read his novella White Knight, how could we say no?

White Knight by Bracken MacLeod (June 10, 2014)

Once, he had imagined himself slaying dragons and making the monsters pay. But his armor was wearing thin as the women who drifted through his office haunted him with the same, hard-bought lie: “I want to drop the charges.” Every bruised face and split lip reminded the prosecutor of the broken home he’d escaped. So when Marisol Pierce appeared with an image of her son and a hint that she was willing to take a step away from the man abusing her, he made a promise he couldn’t keep.

A promise that could cost him everything.

Now, he’s in a race against time to find the boy, save the damsel, and himself from a dragon no one can leash before everything in his world is burned to cinders. This is his last chance to be a White Knight.

Some men only know how to do hard things the hard way.


Our third novella is a western that tests a man’s faith in Gospel of the Bullet by Chris Leek. Chris Leek is also a contributor to Shotgun Honey and Reloaded: Both Barrels Vol. 2, and has  been a valuable editor for The Big Adios. The man spins a fantastic western yarn that we’d swear that he has Missouri mud shipped to the UK just so he can become one with the West.

Gospel of the Bullet by Chris Leek (September 16, 2014)

Mitchel McCann may have lost a war, but he never lost his belief. The preacher kept his faith throughout all the blood and the dying; trading his pulpit for a saddle and delivering his sermons with a brace of Walker Colts. McCann still believes in God, but he is no longer sure that God believes in him. Now fate has given him a chance at redemption; the opportunity to save a life instead of taking one.

Justice Simpson was only seven years old when she lost her father. She has been losing steadily ever since. The Yankee ball that did in Dan Simpson also killed his wife, Rosalee, although it took another nine years to do it. Alone and destitute on the unforgiving streets of Saint Joseph, Missouri, Justice knows that the sooner or later the bullet will find her too.

In the winter of 1872 the war is long over, but on the Kansas—Missouri border old wounds are slow to heal and they leave ugly scars. The past is something that neither the preacher nor the girl can escape.


We are still reviewing to fill out our first year and to kick 2015 off with a bang. Submissions will reopen in a few months. Keep an eye on the submissions page.

 

Queries OPEN for One Eye Press Singles

oepfaviconOne Eye Press is happy to announce the public opening for novella queries for our newly launched Singles imprint.

We are looking for up 8 novellas to fill our 2014 and 2015 line ups. Notably a crime publisher, the Singles imprint is open to horror and western fiction as well. Please jump over to our submissions page and learn more on how to submit your query.

FEDERALES by Christopher Irvin will kick off the Singles imprint on March 4th.