Sunday, August 26, 2012

Quotable Notables

If you have given Blood on Blood a read, we truly appreciate it and hope that you liked it. If you have not read it yet, there are some folks below who have said some awfully nice things to convince you to do so. I would go with what they say anyway, I'm a little biased.

"Dark and nasty good. I haven't had this much fun reading about two brothers since Cain and Abel." --
-Brad Parks, Shamus- and Nero-Award-winning author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

“So hard-boiled I’m still sweating from the steam! A hell of a good story told by a pair of aces, guaranteed to jump-start your heart from the very first word. Add this to your reading list for sure!”
-Shane Gericke, bestselling author of TORN APART

“Veteran Frank Zafiro and debut Jim Wilsky have teamed up to deliver a stunning punch to the head with BLOOD ON BLOOD. Tightly plotted and perfectly executed, BLOOD ON BLOOD grabs your attention like a shot of Belvedere and a beautiful blonde. If you like your fiction boiled hard, don’t pass this one up.”
-Al Leverone, author of THE LONELY MILE

“BLOOD ON BLOOD is a straight shot of raw, fiery, undiluted noir. Dangerous dudes and even more dangerous dames conspire, connive, and collide with deadly results in a bare-bones, no-nonsense thriller that takes no prisoners. A definite must-read for those who take their crime fiction strong and dark.”
-JD Rhoades, author of GALLOWS POLE

“With excellent, strong writing, Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky take us deep into the underbelly of Chicago’s worst side. where ethnically divided mobs wage war over drugs, prostitution, and any other trade that will bring in a profit. Strength and fear rule, and a fist in the mouth or a bullet in the gut is only another day at the office. They also take us deep into the minds and hearts of two sons of the same father so much alike in some ways, yet their common blood is a line the sand no bonds can cross. Their father taught them, “Don’t trust nobody,” and should have added, “not even your own brother.” If you like it mean and menacing, down and dirty, Blood on Blood is right up your dark alley.”
-Earl Staggs, Derringer Award-Winning Author

Blood On Blood is an intense and truly addictive thriller that captures you immediately and holds you bound until the last page. A fast paced, absorbing crime novel, with characters who still linger darkly on the edge of my thoughts.”
-Julia Madeleine, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT SCARLETT ROSE

“Blood on Blood is a gripping tale of two brothers racing against time to find missing diamonds in Chicago…[t]he authors keep readers guessing in a very satisfying way.”
-Brian Triplett,

“[T]he last line…will hit you right between the eyes. I didn’t expect the ending; the action was so relentless and fast-moving I didn’t have time to consider the possible outcome—but it works, and works very neatly…This is one of the most brutal and violent books from Frank Zafiro yet. [Zafiro and Wilsky] have produced a book that will be popular with those who like their crime raw and hard.”
-Karen Treanor, New Mystery Reader Magazine

Blood on Blood never lets up. Zafiro and Wilsky give us brotherly hate and a desire to please a cold-as-ice dad who should’ve been castrated at birth. And of course a blonde bitch to complicate things. Who gets the blonde? And the ice? Ex-cop Mick, or gangster Jerzy?”
-Cindy Rosmus, author and editor of Yellow Mama.


  1. Honestly, I scrolled right down to the bottom without reading after I realized these are all critical handjobs and not actually quotes from the work itself.

    *That*? Would've rocked.

  2. You can read the first fifty pages on my website. Just select novels and then Blood on Blood and scroll down.

    Frank Zafiro

  3. Also, these quotes aren't "critical handjobs." Every one of the above writers/reviewers read the book. Two of the quotes are from longer reviews they wrote on the book. Others are from writers, but we were clear that we didn't want a "Sure, we'll say something nice" campaign. We wanted people to read the book and if they liked it, to say something nice. Some people loved it (see above). Some people didn't reply. That's life, but it's honest.

    So scroll down or up or off, for all I care.