It's been a while since there's been any book news from me--which doesn't mean I haven't been working on stuff. I hope to have big news to share soon. Meanwhile, there's some smaller news that's still fun and worthy of note.
My horror novel Season of the Wolf is being recorded as an audiobook by Fireside Horror, narrated by Scott MacDonald. You can listen to the first chapter on YouTube. The recording is underway now, and I'm not sure what the release date will be, but I'll keep you posted here.
At The Arched Doorway, reviewer Becca Lovatt wrote: "Season of the Wolf is a quick read, but it’s one that imparts an important message about the delicate balance between our actions and nature. Mariotte turns the tables, and shows us what it’s like to be among the hunted, not one of the hunters — having our safe havens invaded and taken away, friends and family killed and shown no mercy. It’s a great read, and while it doesn’t fit into my usual genre, I believe that any reader, whether they enjoy mystery, thrillers, fantasy or just fiction in general will find something in Season of the Wolf that will draw them in."
And at HorrorWorld.org (review no longer archived), Tony Tremblay said: "Mariotte writes intelligently, treating his readers to strong narratives and topical themes without overly politicizing them. While everyone may not agree with the authors take on a subject (in this case, climate change), they can’t help be entertained in the manner it is presented, and make no mistake, Season Of The Wolf is one hell of an entertaining novel.
"Season Of The Wolf will go a long way to further Jeff Mariotte’s reputation as one of today’s best writers of horror and dark fiction. It is highly recommended."
If you haven't read this one yet, you'll want to listen to it! And of course, you can still pick up the book in paperback, hardcover, or ebook from WordFire Press.
The second bit of news is that the anthology Warbirds of Mars: Stories of the Fight! is back in print, in paperback and ebook. My story, "Southern Cross," was my attempt to evoke the atmosphere of the old "Terry and the Pirates" comic strip in prose form. I think it was pretty successful.
Finally, I wrote a new comic book story--a WWII/superhero story for my pals at Pilot Studios. Here's the announcement.
More news on the way soonish.