Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dark Fiction: Mercy And The Cat

Dark fiction. It's a genre I don't readily understand. Although, some readers insist I know it too well.  I dabble in whatever seems to suit the story and don't give too much credence to the spot on a bookshelf where something might sit.

I know, I know. Readers like to know what to expect. I grant that. Really, I do. But it's of more interest to me to tell a good and interesting story with believable characters than anything else.

That said, the new novella definitely fits the dark fiction genre. It could sit any number of places, really. It's a suspenseful yarn about a man who thinks he sees the world for what it is. In a way, he's like all of us, stumbling around in the dark until he comes across some bright point of light. It interests him for a while, and like a cat, he toys with it. What will be interesting, is to see how the toy plays with him.

Here's the official synopsis and cover. You can find the ebook here:

Amazon (US): Mercy And The Cat
Amazon (UK): Mercy And The Cat
Amazon (Canada): Mercy And The Cat
Smashwords: Mercy And The Cat
Barnes & Noble: Mercy And The Cat
Apple iBooks (US): Mercy And The Cat
Apple iBooks (Canada): Mercy And The Cat
Sony Reader Store: Mercy And The Cat
Kobo: Mercy And The Cat

Warning: mature content. Discretion advised.

A dark and mature suspense thriller from the mind that brought you WALKOUT and THALO BLUE.

In denial about his failing marriage, Dave Bolander cruises the nighttime world of Dow Lake campground, looking for a good time. When he happens upon some kids also on the hunt for a rush, all the excitement from Dave’s last beach summer comes flooding back. How delish, Dave thinks. How wonderfully delish.

Available at all online retailers.


  1. I can't wait to read this one!

    'Dark Fiction' does indeed fit your writing style, as does Suspense, Psychological Suspense, and sometimes Supernatural Suspense. We can't expect brilliance to fit neatly into any one category, right?

    I think one category your writing always fits in - and the reason why I love everything you write - is 'Character-Driven Fiction'. Your characters are always of first and foremost importance to the story. They are what makes it interesting and believable.

    1. Darcia, I can't help it! I have a dark mind. But, you're right -- I like to follow interesting characters who do things I might do. Even if they aren't always likeable (read: Mercy And The Cat), they have to be as real as possible.

      I can't wait to get your take on this one! Thanks for your comment!

      j. //

  2. Very nice Jason. congrats on the new release!


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