Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Loathsome, Dark and Deep

As writers, we spend a lot of time reading other people's stories and attending their blogs. There is a lot of talent floating about out in cyberspace, but every so often you run across someone who stands out from the masses. A person who writes at such a level, about such subject matter, that you have to read everything they produce. I have long thought that Aaron Polson falls into this category. I obviously wasn't the only one...the talented Cate Gardner started the Aaron Polson fan club about the same time.

It was about a year ago that Aaron Polson started to post excerpts from his novel Loathsome, Dark & Deep at his blog as part of his regular WIP Wednesday feature. He described Loathsome as "...a weird, steampunkish romp through the Pacific Northwest in the 1880s, haunted by selfish men and monsters." It was those story snippets that won me over and I knew I would buy this book when it was eventually published. That day is coming soon...check out this trailer for Loathsome, Dark & Deep--Aaron Polson's first novel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5SOHzEC1rY&feature=player_embedded


Still unconvinced? Drop by Belfire Press to read an excerpt from the novel. You can also pre-order a copy of the book from there.

Take a moment to drop by Aaron Polson's blog where he is currently running a contest to help promote Loathsome, Dark & Deep.

13 comments:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

By god that is a phenomenal you tube promo. The novel sounds AMAZING. Aaron, I wish you nothing but luck with it. I will be ordering one! And Alan, great pimpage as usual, sir. You are the King.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks Alan. I appreciate the kind words and signal boost. ;)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Great cover : )

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Nice to see a fellow blogger "make it". I,too, was always going to do a Wednesday wip post, but a number of people told me that it was the kiss of death if I ever wanted to publish it the traditional way. I guess they were wrong.

Katey said...

I'm so excited about this one! Eeee!

Bukowski's Basement said...

Great book trailer ... creepy and surreal...

Danielle Ferries said...

I've pre-ordered mine. Can't wait to get it.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Cathy- I always strive for premium pimpage.

Aaron- You are welcome, sir! My pleasure.

Nat- Spooky. It fits well with the trailer.

Wendy- I think that showing a bit of ones work is a great way to showcase themselves. Aaron has set a good example for the rest of us.

Katey- I hear ya, sister! I'm squeeing right along with you for this one (and I'm a quiet guy and don't squee very often).

Ant- I thought that he did an amazing job with the trailer. I've seen a couple of his on YouTube promoting short stories in the past and they are always full of atmosphere.

Danielle- I shall be ordering one for myself, forthwith...

Akasha Savage. said...

Ooooh. That's one book I will be buying. well done Aaron and good post Alan.

K.C. Shaw said...

I can't wait to read that book! Aaron is a fantastic writer. I'm a member of his fan club. :)

kathryn said...

Wow! Congrats to him...and to you for being a loyal, faithful fan.

Gee...I've just compared you to a dog, haven't I??

Sorry. I mean that in the nicest possible way. Now sit. Roll over...good boy.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Akasha- I think it will be a very dark story...

KC- I've been looking forward to its release for a long time.

Kathryn- Thanks, not for the dog thing...the other compliment thing. You bark those orders with authority, missy! Can tell that you've pushed around a household of guys!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Will check it out.