Saturday, May 25, 2013

Queen of Diamonds Live

We have lift-off!

Queen of Diamonds, our second book in the 3 book series, is now live and available at Amazon right here. and B&N, other outlets. Spread the word if you don't mind.

Like everyone else, we want to jump out there big time and get off to a good start. Will you help us do that? Maybe you liked Blood on Blood, or this will be the first book you've picked up by Frank and I - either way, we would sure appreciate the support. The new price for Queen of Diamonds will be a low $2.99. Give us a try, we're pretty sure you won't regret it. We always need reviewers on Amazon, so step up if you feel like it.  

Being a co-author with Frank on this project has been a tremendous learning experience for me. The bonus being that this new book was just as much fun to write as the first. We're both very pleased with the final product and hope you feel the same.

Snubnose Press has been great too, as always. Supportive, flexible and creative. The top shelf quality of work that Eric Beetner puts out is again on display, with our cover and back design. Just an excellent job. 

Thanks again and get Queen of Diamonds today! - JW


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Front to Back


Alright now, ain't she pretty? Here's the final front & back cover of Queen of Diamonds, the sequel to Blood on Blood. It's the artful handiwork of the one and only Eric Beetner. A very talented guy as just about everyone knows. Frank and I are so pumped about the launch of this new book we can hardly stand still, so pardon the push here...As always, a big thanks goes out to Brian and everyone at Snubnose for allowing us the vehicle to ride this out with.
We're looking at only a few days now, as in next week, for this baby being available as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes, etc. It'll be 99 cents for the ebook, just like Blood on Blood. It will also be available in paperback and an audio version as well.We really hope you try it when it goes live and if you haven't read Blood on Blood yet, well now is the perfect time for a one two punch. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Cover Design by Eric Beetner
That's right, folks...Blood on Blood has a sequel of sorts coming your way very soon from Snubnose Press. It's called Queen of Diamonds. What's it about?

Well...when Ania Kozak hits Vegas, she’s only looking for a place to relax and lay low with her stolen cash and diamonds. But Sin City has other plans for “Annie.”

Cord Needham is a poker circuit champion with an eye for the ladies and a dark secret in his past. Casey Brunnell is a former baseball player fighting the cards and running up debts to a local mobster. When Annie decides to play a dangerous game with both of them, the stakes go through the roof. Everyone scrambles to beat the odds and get out of town with the money…and their lives.

Queen of Diamonds is a sequel to the Zafiro/Wilsky novel, Blood on Blood, which also featured the beautiful, mysterious, and conniving Ania. A third book in this series is coming next year.

Jim and I wrote this book with the same dual first person narrative as Blood on Blood. This gives the reader a chance to get close to the narrating characters, but have a broader perspective than your typical first person novel.

Look for this ebook and paperback to be available sometime in May! An audio book version will follow.

See you at the tables!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Short Story at Shotgun Honey

My short story, Hell's Belle Pell Mell is up over at Shotgun Honey. SH is one of the very best homes a crime short story can find and I'm honored to have it up over there. Thanks so much to Ron and the whole crew there. Please head over there and check things out, there is a treasure chest full of stories from some great writers.
This is a sequel, or Part 2 if you will, of my earlier short titled Hell's Belle that also appeared on Shotgun Honey. The story just wasn't done I guess, especially for ol' Luke.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Surprise You

Big stuff here folks. For the entire month of May, Snubnose Press titles will be the featured Publisher at the world famous BookPeople Bookstore in Austin, Texas. When I say world famous, that isn't blowing smoke. This is one of the finest brick and mortar independent bookstores you'll find anywhere. If you haven't heard of it or haven't been there, it is what they say it is. Truly a destination for book lovers. Top shelf authors, celebrities and entertainers have walked through their doors. If you're ever in Austin, you have to check it out.

Paperback copies of many of the Snubnose Press titles are being featured, displayed and sold this month, including our own Blood on Blood and we're very proud to be involved. To be a part of the collection of fine writers and great books under the Snubnose Press banner is something Frank and I value highly. 

There will be reviews and short stories posted all month long as well. BookPeople website is here.