A very cool book trailer for Vegas Was Her Name by Jonathan Sturak. We published the book earlier this year under the growing Noir Nation imprint. What’s the book about?
At the world’s largest technology convention in Las Vegas, Michael Harris, CEO of a top engineering company, debuts Venus, a humanized computer brain that can predict human behavior. He attracts international attention, including the attention of Rachel, a steamy seducer who cons Michael by concealing a secret of her own. Melissa, Michael’s wife, flies to Las Vegas to save her husband and her marriage as the events unfold in the shadows of the Las Vegas Strip.
If you work in the tech sector or have attended the CES convention in Vegas, this novel will read like it was written just for you. This book has it all, tech, crime, and the Lady in Red.
KillerCon has left its mark in 2012. This was the fourth year that writers, readers, and publishers met in Sin City to take a stab at genres of fiction in the horror realm. The boundaries of horror fiction include everything from the slightly unnerving to the greatly gruesome. Horror and noir coincide like a private eye and a bottle of whiskey. Horror exists in noir and noir exists in horror.
This year, guests included F. Paul Wilson, who has authored more than 40 books in the horror and thriller genres, as well as Kelley Armstrong, author of the crime thriller Exit Strategy, among others. The gathering occupied the conference space on the 24th floor of the Stratosphere from September 20 – 23. With the 90-degree heat attacking the tourists outside, cold, dark, and shifty shadows filled the minds of some of the best horror fiction connoisseurs in the world. I wonder what the hotel guests on the 24th floor of the Stratosphere thought when they saw zombies staggering down the hallway, courtesy of make-up and FX artist Mike McCarty.
Check out the KillerCon blog for more details on this year’s event and to plan for KillerCon 5!