Book Release: Hell of a Mess by Nick Kolakowski

We a please to announce the release of Hell of a Mess by Nick Kolakowski. In 2017, Nick introduced Fiona and Bill with A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps to readers, and quickly followed up with Slaughterhouse Blues and Main Bad Guy in 2018 and 2019. Two years later the series collected (and remastered with […]

Smooth Enough by Nick Kolakowski

I lived in a village in rural Switzerland for a summer. My next-door neighbor was a young British man who lived off his family’s largesse and fancied himself a professional thief. Don’t worry, he told anyone who questioned this vocation, I only steal from corporations, never from people. On weekends we would take the train […]

Book Release: Payback Is Forever by Nick Kolakowski

We a please to announce the release of “Payback Is Forever” by Nick Kolakowski. A throwback pulp novel in the vein of Donald Westlake’s Parker with the unique origin as an experiment in AI and seeing what a career’s worth of writing could produce when fed into an algorithm with certain prompts and parameters. The […]

Book Release: Love & Bullets: Megabomb Editon by Nick Kolakowski

It’s here at last! All three “Love & Bullets” novellas in a single volume, with 14 chapters of new material, an upgraded ending, and loads more sick humor. It’s the biggest gonzo noir epic of the year, and it’s available from Shotgun Honey’s website, as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Here’s the summary for this 400-page crime-fiction monster: Bill […]

Contact Tracing by Nick Kolakowski

Billy left his apartment for the first time in three weeks because he needed oranges and beer. He wore a mask but no gloves. In his building’s lobby he only touched the front doorknob. The super, Mr. Ramon, insisted that he had wiped that doorknob with alcohol not three minutes before Billy exited his place. […]

5 Questions with… Chris McGinley

Chris McGinley’s new collection of short stories, Coal Black, is more than just a great collection of brutal crime stories; it’s a deep exploration of the social ties and crises confronting people in eastern Kentucky. From petty thieves to poachers to cops, he imbues his characters with nuanced life… even when they face grisly deaths. […]

Shotgun Honey Presents Favorite Reads of 2019 (Part Two)

Welcome to week two of Favorite Reads of 2019. Last week we had guests Angel Luis Colón, E.A. Aymar, and Eric Beetner, all who made my TBR pile even larger. Thanks folks. This week we have authors J. Todd Scott, Steph Post, Nick Kolakowski, John Vercher and Canadian book reviewer Brandon Sears with a bounty […]

Dodging Bullets: Q&A with Nick Kolakowski

This week Shotgun Honey editor, contributor and author Nick Kolakowski stops by to talk about his new book release, Maxine Unleashes Doomsday, from Down & Out Books. Nick, Nick, Nick… I thought I knew you as an author. Your latest release, Maxine Unleashes Doomsday, is out this week and it is fantastic. I’d like to think […]

5 Questions with E. A. Aymar

This week, it’s Ed Aymar in the seat for our 5 questions. Ed is the author of “The Unrepentant,” a book that Publisher’s Weekly described as a “gut-wretching crime thriller.” Ed is also a hilarious guy in person. How does a hilarious guy plunge into those deep, dark places? Let’s find out! Q. In the […]

5 Questions with Nick Kolakowski

This week Nick Kolakowski‘s third and final release of the Love & Bullets trilogy hits with Main Bad Guy. Nick has not only contributed this wonderful series to the Shotgun Honey Book line, but he’s also one of the three gauntlet members who review fiction submissions for the site, as well an unsung book editor […]

5 Questions with Travis Richardson

Travis Richardson is a regular contributor to Shotgun Honey starting with his first story “The Day We Shot Jesus on Main Street” originally published in 2012. Since then he’s contributed his short fiction to a number of fiction sites and anthologies, becoming an award nominated and well respected writer of short fiction. His work recently […]