There are only two more days until the release of my new cyber noir detective novel Tropical Punch!
To celebrate, I’m giving away Dames for Hire, a prequel novella to the Bubbles in Space series.
Bubbles Marlowe is one of my favourite characters I’ve ever written. She’s tough, snarky, and most important of all (to me!) she’s sober! Bubbles is the first sober character I’ve written since I quit drinking three years ago, and I didn’t realize until I started how much I needed to write her.
I’ve long been a fan of hard-boiled detective novels and noir stylings, but these books, many of which were written during and just after prohibition, are steeped in alcohol.
It’s a tradition that has been carried forward into modern detective novels, too. It seems impossible to find a private-eye who doesn’t evade past trauma by diving into the bottom of a bottle. Worse are the novels that glamourize alcohol abuse in such a way that it makes it seem that our heroes thrive because of their addiction rather than in spite of it.
Don’t get me wrong. I still love me some Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
But I wanted something else, too. I wanted to write a character who reflected not only my own struggles with alcohol, but my freedom from it. I wanted a character who proved you can be sober and a badass!
So here it is…
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Dirty jobs call for dirty dames.
But this is a bit much…
After a suspicious accident costs her a career, an arm, and nearly her life, Bubbles Marlowe needs all the help she can get.
When a friend asks her to do a little dirty work on the side, Bubbles isn’t prepared for just how dirty it’s going to get.
An arrogant scientist, a young heiress, a gambling king pin, and a few too many hired guns…
Can Bubbles finish the case before it finishes her?
HoloCity’s femme fatales are out in full force in this cybernoir detective thriller.
And these dames don’t mess around.
You’ll love Dames for Hire because it’s got glitter and grit, mystery and hard-boiled badassery.