A couple of short story collections from Beau Johnson this week.
If Paul D. Brazill and Paul Heatley like his work, I'm pretty sure I shall enjoy these two sets, featuring (mostly, I guess) Johnson's main man, Bishop Rider.
Beau Johnson has his website here and you can check out some of his stories here.
Catch him on Twitter - @beaujohnson44
A Better Kind of Hate (2017)
The world has never been perfect. The world has never been all bad. But there has always been evil and men who drink of it. This ends now.
Enter Bishop Rider and people like him who have had enough and are willing to embrace what most will not. The world will never be perfect. The world will never be all bad. It’s the middle we must embrace. This, a better kind of hate.
Praise for A BETTER KIND OF HATE:
“Hard hitting stories of lives on the razor’s edge.” —Paul D. Brazill, author of Too Many Crooks, A Case of Noir, Guns of Brixton, The Last Laugh and Kill Me Quick!
The Big Machine Eats (2018)
Life has never been easy. Life has never been kind. It is always hungry. It is never full. Enter the struggles within the pages of The Big Machine Eats. Where fathers clash with sons, cannibals turn on cannibals, and sometimes sandwich meat is far from the worst choice a person can make.
These stories, along with the continuing adventures of Bishop Rider, make up the bulk of this collection. They are not for the faint of heart. They are not for those who fail to believe one should get what one deserves. We must help ourselves. We must help those who find themselves unable. If not, it’s as the sign says: The Big Machine Will Eat.
Praise for THE BIG MACHINE EATS:
“Beau Johnson has put together a collection of stories so compelling that you will want to set aside a few hours each time you come to it. One just isn’t enough, and the next thing you know you’ll be grumpy at work because you stayed up way past your bedtime.” —Paul Heatley, author of Fatboy