Surprise! Bitter Suites is now available in paperback on Amazon. The Kindle version is in production and should be available this week. The audio version should be available within the month. I will be signing copies at Crypticon in Kansas City July 13-15th.
I’ve been blessed to have plenty of beta readers volunteer for this one—here’s what they are saying…
“I read BITTER SUITES last night, and am impressed. It’s a clear and compelling story with a brilliant “what if?” concept, solid suspense and a good arc. The central character (Azrael) makes the whole thing organic… so I couldn’t help feeling like I was watching a BLACK MIRROR episode. I love BLACK MIRROR, so that’s a high compliment in my book.”
“Truly amazing writing, conceptually deep and immediately immersive. The story is both fascinating and thought provoking, while the characters are subtlety relatable. My only wish is that there was more, I’d love a full length novel. I’ve got my change of clothes packed, my experience planned, and I am ready for my turn to check in to the Bitter Suites! This novel played out in my mind like an anime, it would be awesome to see it as a show!”
“I loved the collection and I think your foreword sets a perfect tone. Well done!”
—Robin Wiesneth, RobinWiesneth.com
“I congratulate you on a very unique collection of stories that are filled with humor and pathos. You’ve got a winner here! The humor is right up my alley. Cherry Pop and Popcorn had me in stitches. Really all of them did. And Tomato Leaf Tea is so poignant.”
—Mary Ann Back, HR Boldwood
“I enjoyed it. The stories showcase characters, and the threads of a larger story are woven seamlessly into the whole collection. Of course, the title is clever and sums up the book quite well. I appreciated your introduction because it gave me the right mindset and set my expectations for what I was about to read.
As someone who was suicidal at one point, the central idea of reversible death was intriguing. It’s clear to me that you are writing with an attitude of concern. The “addiction” angle was spot-on, as well as the many ways the Bitter Suites service could be misused. The character who ultimately took her own life made me think of the death with dignity movement (which I wholeheartedly support) and was sensitively done. ”
—S. Kay Nash, TypoFairy