REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds

Broken people in a broken system. Could describe us all. Each of us are damaged goods in some way. Definitely sums up the cast of characters in the historical, noir-injected book, “I’ll Pray When I’m Dying,” the latest from author Stephen J. Golds. “Broken” is a word that deftly describes our lead protagonists, Ben HughesContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds”

Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds

Stephen J. Golds pens a masterful blend of gritty street prose and lyrical elegance in his latest offering “Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand” – out April 30 from Close to the Bone Publishing. While it may feel like a long book title, Love Like Bleeding Out describes the poetryContinue reading “Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020

It was a year of weariness and masks, deaths and destruction, and a tough one on all of us. Staying home more than normal also meant changes in routines, or more accurately the loss of routine, and struggling to wear anything more than sweat pants and a robe, much less keep up with the news.Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020”

Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review

For a horror anthology, starting with a sense of affection may seem a bit off genre, but when you crack open the book and read the forward, the introduction, and the summation, the passion for the project shines. We’ve all read the following words before, but this book is indeed a labor of love. WithContinue reading “Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author

It’s hard to compare “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead with other fictional detectives – as I’ve not really come across any characters quite like him. He’s got the smoothness of a Phillip Marlowe, say if Marlowe was an ex-pro wrestler with a quirky set of family members and a penchant for banana milkshakes. Or perhaps he’s moreContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Good Girls Don’t with S.W. Lauden

Remember Jackson Sharp?The wily protagonist of “That’ll Be The Day: A Power Pop Heist” returns in an all new music-laden adventure with author S.W. Lauden’s “Good Girls Don’t: A Second Power Pop Heist.”The second, and worthy, addition to Lauden’s Power Pop canon begins with the Sharp family working hard for the money at their TulsaContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Good Girls Don’t with S.W. Lauden”

Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil

And featuring my Sam the Thug tale, “Kerouac’s Second Scroll.” Order copies (print and ebook) from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. From the publisher: In its fourth installment, Shotgun Honey presents twenty-three tales of crime that will hit so hard that the recoil will be felt long after the stories are done. With new andContinue reading “Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil”

BOOK REVIEW: Black Souls An adventure across cultures

Sabina Gabrielli Carrara’s thriller Black Souls welcomes readers to both Ireland and Italy, but you don’t have to live there to enjoy her dark psychological tale of murder and family intrigue. In Black Souls we follow the charmed life of Lola Owen, a woman of Italian descent living peacefully with her husband and children inContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Black Souls An adventure across cultures”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019

The roaring twenties are upon us. And I am already tired of the Gatsby references. Luckily there are plenty of books to take us away from those things. And there will be some awesome books in the New Year likely to make us forget all about Fitzgerald. Maybe. There were some damn good stories inContinue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019”

INTERVIEW: Haunted Monterey County on The Odd Entity Podcast

Haunted Monterey County got the star treatment on the latest edition of The ODD Entity Podcast. Thank you to Janine for having me on! I had a great time talking about haunted locales in Monterey, not to mention chatting up spiritual beliefs, Winchester Mystery House, and more. Listen to the podcast here.