Call of the Piss Fairy Cover Reveal

Lee Allen Howard’s CALL OF THE PISS FAIRY Coming Soon

Armed with electric hair trimmers and a military fighting knife, Russell accepts his commission.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

CALL OF THE PISS FAIRY by Lee Allen HowardRussell Pisarek is 26 years old and still wets the bed. He grew up different from other young men because his vicious mother punished him for wetting by shaving his head, advertising his problem to all his high school classmates. He took out his frustration by skinning neighborhood cats.

Now fixated on dominating and humiliating women, Russell fantasizes about finding just the right girl—so he can shave her bald. He struggles to overcome his dark tendencies, but when his sister discovers he’s wetting again, she kicks him out of her house.

During this time of stress, the mythical Piss Fairy appears in his dreams, and Russell is driven to satisfy his twisted desires with his innocent coworker Uma, who also needs a new roommate.

When his plans go awry, the Piss Fairy commissions him for a much darker task that graduates him from shaving to something much, much worse.

Lee Allen Howard’s bizarro psychological thriller, CALL OF THE PISS FAIRY, will be released first as a signed, limited-edition hardback this fall. The Kindle and Nook edition will follow soon after. Read the first scene here.

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Lee Allen Howard, authorhttp://leeallenhoward.com

Samantha Schechter, illustratorhttp://sam-schechter.com

Greenshift Cover Reveal

To celebrate the cover reveal for Greenshift, the e-book will be temporarily 99 cents at Amazon!




A tale set within the world of Ambasadora.


Mari’s rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people…except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser.


But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive look–an obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure.


When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn’t as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.


Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller


Cover Art by Bradley Sharp


Foreword by Dana Marton

Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance paperback coming from Dog Star Books in August 2013


Moving Forward Despite the Danger

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat.  I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

I travel a lot, and as such am accustomed to meeting people. Sometimes they are even good people, and that’s nice. Occasionally I’m lucky enough to meet great people, and it is those instants I realize just how fortunate I am to live in a time and place where it is possible to be an author/editor. Meeting incredible people, however, is something I don’t know how to deal with. It doesn’t happen. We live in a culture saturated by mythologies–the incredible event, the incredible friendship, the incredible romance–all playing out thousands of times a day for us in film, television, and literature. Thus far 2012 has afforded me the opportunity to actually meet not just one, but multiple incredible people, and have incredible experiences, and develop incredible friendships. I’m fairly certain they’ll have to make a movie, book, and television show about it all some day.

In June I found myself in the auspicious position of being an editor guest of Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind Workshop. On the first evening of the workshop a large group of us went out to dinner at Primanti Brothers, a western Pennsylvania tradition. Among the ten of us I found myself positioned next to an unfamiliar face. The woman’s name was Donna, and despite my poor small talk skills it was clear Donna was friendly and intelligent. We talked again at a room party much later that night, but I didn’t realize until the next day she was one of the handful of organizers for the entire workshop.

It’s called a workshop, but it’s really a writing conference in terms of size and scope, only it’s more valuable than most conferences you’ll find yourself attending. Donna had a huge role in making that happen, especially the Gatsby Costume Ball. Looking back on it I cannot believe the whole thing only took four days; it has all the memories and significance of entire months of my life.

It came out a couple weeks later that Donna had been diagnosed with breast cancer. When considering the interval of time it takes to receive medical test results it seems entirely likely that she was operating at the workshop with the prospect of having breast cancer weighing on her. To function gracefully during the 24/7 workload and sensory assault that was the In Your Write Mind Workshop merely being a participant would be difficult for a lot of us, not to mention being an organizer and participant…but then to heap that extra level of stress on with health concerns. You would have never known it from how she conducted herself publicly.

Not surprisingly those involved with Seton Hill’s Popular Fiction Writing MFA program banded together to create a charity anthology unlike any other. At well over 700 pages, with works ranging from romance to horror, from fantasy to mystery to science fiction, Hazard Yet Forward anthology gives you your money’s worth while knowing ALL the proceeds go to assisting with Donna’s medical costs. This is one of those rare times when you can actually give back to somebody who regularly gives all they have to the writing community, and it has been made a matter of convenience. For more information, or to purchase, simply visit: http://www.amazon.com/Hazard-Yet-Forward-ebook/dp/B008TXBN8I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1DQ9KRJNCCGUF&coliid=I1GDJ5L18ZCHC2

And yes, I have a story in the table of contents. There are almost 80 authors in all, ranging from veterans to new voices, all of whom are quite accomplished. Please allow us to entertain you in exchange for your support of Donna’s continued cancer treatment.

Free eBook on Goodreads!

Can there be too much of a free thing? Everybody seems to have a free eBook available for a few days every now and then on Amazon, but now you can get one of my books free of charge permanently via Goodreads. Download New Mosque City for a quick sample of my work, especially if you were on the fence about purchasing Last Burn in Hell as they are relatively similar in style and tone. Although, to be honest, New Mosque City does go a lot further into surrealism and strangeness, especially toward the end…

To read a sample, rate the book, or download the complete file just go to http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13603388-new-mosque-city!

The Raw Dog Screaming Press newsletter 3/12

Read all about the Architectures of Possibility debut at AWP, the Verminomicon pre-order, meet our new eBook reviews manager, get our latest eBook news, and even score a T-shirt! More at: http://www.rawdogscreaming.com/newsletter/March2012.htm This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on all the RDSP doings and, more importantly, gives you discounts and freebies.

Also, more about the Verminomicon will be added to the Books section later today…

Verminomicon—A Field Guide
to the Vermin of Yuggoth;
Abominations of a Haunted World

is an illustrated text featuring
the sculptures of Anthony DeBartoli
and text from John Edward Lawson