Saturday, 2 July 2011

Massive announcement

It is my honour, privilege and pleasure to announce that my very first novella will be coming out within the next few months! The Guns of Retribution will be published by the super awesome Pulp Press on 24th September 2011, with the Kindle edition coming out slightly earlier.

Some of you may know a bit about my novella already, but I've tried to restrict myself from talking about it on here in case I inadvertently jinxed myself (how's that for promotion?). I'm indebted to Rob Diaz, Carrie Clevenger, Sam Adamson, Jen Brubacher and Adam Byatt for their invaluable assistance during the beta-reading and editing stages. I spent some months writing The Guns of Retribution earlier in the year and I'm so relieved that it'll see the light of day.

The Guns of Retribution is a revenge tale set in the Old West, centered around a young bounty hunter named Grey O'Donnell. You may have heard Grey's name most recently after I described how he came through on a ouija board to say thank you during a paranormal investigation. Accompanied by his apprentice, Billy, and an orphaned Apache named Mahko, Grey is on the trail of Blackjack Bud Hudson, who is wanted for murder. Hudson leads him back to Grey's home town, Retribution, which is now a pit of debauchery run by the crooked sheriff, Jasper Roberts. Grey's return reminds Jasper of their chequered past and they end up on a collision course - only Grey isn't the only one out for Jasper's blood.

Image by http://www.cgpgrey.com/
I set The Guns of Retribution in Arizona, and I did a fair amount of research to ensure that while yes, it's a pulp story, it's also a reasonably accurate one. I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, and working with Grey proved to be an eye-opening experience - he not only chose his own occupation, he also dictated the choice of point of view, and made plenty of plot suggestions of his own. I truly hope you love him, and the book, as much as I do.

Of course, September's still a fair way off, so in the meantime, I can't recommend the other Pulp Press titles enough, particularly Danny Hogan's Jailbait Justice, which I reviewed back in April. It's still only 70p in the UK, and 99c in the US, which is an absolute BARGAIN considering how utterly ace it is.

27 comments:

ibc4 said...

YAY!

Tony Noland said...

Congratulations, Icy!

Maria A. Kelly said...

Good for you! Congrats!

afullnessinbrevity said...

*happy dance* Well done, my good friend. Looking forward to seeing the final product when it comes out (and purchasing a copy for The Supervillain Trust Fund).
Adam B

Rosie Lane said...

Congrats! Fantastic news.

J.W. Bettencourt said...

Congrats, that's pretty amazing news. Can't wait to read it. I love a good western.

Harry said...

Way to go Icy!

Stephen said...

Congratulations to you, Icy. You deserve it. I look forward to seeing it upon publication.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to it.

Heath said...

Really looking forward to this one. Congrats!

Icy Sedgwick said...

I'm chuffed to bits about it. I hope everyone enjoys it!

Michael A Tate said...

CONGRATS! Keep us updated as I'll be tossing it onto my Kindle on your release day.

John Wiswell said...

Well alright! Congratulations, Icy.

FARfetched said...

Congrats and a big happy dance! Things are definitely going your way lately!

Katherine Nabity said...

WhooHoo! *high five from far away*
Looking forward to it!

Tim VanSant Writes said...

Woot! Congrats!

Mari said...

Fantastic, Icy! Many congrats. :D

Stephen said...

Good going, Icy. Coming out both guns blazing. I will of course order up a copy, unless Blackjack Bud Hudson has them all... :)

St.

flyingscribbler said...

Huge round of applause from the flyingscribbler Icy. Looking forward to reading it. I recently discovered Pulp Press and just read Danny Hogan's 'Killer Tease'. Fun, fun, fun!

John Pender said...

Can't wait!

Nerine Dorman said...

Sounds awesome! Let me know if you'd like to feature on my blog. Would love to have you over.

Jessica Rosen said...

Bravo! Can't wait to read it. Job well done, Icy!

Emma Newman said...

I think this is fantastic - I've seen you raving about their books on Twitter so it makes me so happy that you'll be one of their authors! Yay :o) Let's get the pom-poms out!

Eric J. Krause said...

Very exciting, Icy! Congrats!

Helen said...

Congratulations!

helen-scribbles

Jen Brubacher said...

Hurrah! I'm glad this has a great home. Can't wait to read the finished product. :)

Carrie said...

I'm going to be happy this time I get to say "I told you so." This was well-earned. Your readers will be delighted. :)

Post a Comment