Today Is Book Day, The Day on Which We Book

Cover for Handsome Devil

Handsome Devil, by Steve Berman, ed.

Today’s release day for various books. Two may be of interest to you. The first I’ve discussed here at length and with much gusto, Steve Berman’s anthology, Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction, which contains my short story, “Her Sweet Solace.” It can be purchased at finer bookstores everywhere, but for your convenience: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound. My short story first appeared in an anthology several years ago, and it was my first anthology publication. This marks my first reprint. I love the cover here, and I think the story’s in some very good company. Thank you, Steve.

cover for annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer

The second book you want to know about is Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, the first in his Southern Reach trilogy. All volumes in the trilogy will be released this year in a host of formats, and the rights have already sold to Hollywood. Jeff was already an accomplished and excellent writer, but this trilogy is a level-up for him, on various counts. With years of writing, editing, and publishing behind him, he’s entered prime time for writers, and it shows on every page of Annihilation. It’s a gripping, beautiful, thought-provoking read. You can buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in bookstores everywhere, independent, chain, or otherwise.