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Okay, so after one day, They Tell Me I’m The Bad Guy is at #15 on the free Kindle Sci-Fi list and rising. That’s not bad. In fact, I think it’s pretty damn great myself. The fucking Krampus, however, is calling my house and breathing heavy while he puts a slow knife to a whetstone. That goes on for a good five minutes, then he gets bored and yells “Fuck you! That’s my name!” then hangs up. (it’s an old phone, too, so it’s really loud when he slams it back on the cradle). So to appease this psycho bitch demon, They Tell Me I’m The Bad Guy will be offered free on Amazon for another day. Do not thank me. Just download the thing. Gotta go, the phone’s ringing again.

Do not bone me here, People,

R. D.

Tomorrow, December 5th, bask in the magnanimousnesses of secular gift-giving and download They Tell Me I’m The Bad Guy (aka The Fuck and Cigarette Memoires) for free at your local Kindle dealer. Or also here. Spread the word to people you love and people you hate, for the Krampus will surely skin you in your sleep and wear you like a quivering (-insert your name here-) suit while he dances around your living room with his thing tucked, Buffalo Bill-style, if you don’t. That’s not a threat. That’s a Yuletide promise. So download it quick; the Krampus is already taping his thing back in preparation.

Hugs and Kisses,

R. D.

Posted: July 18, 2012 in Randometry

Spontaneous absolutely-not-paid-for review of ‘They Tell Me I’m The Bad Guy.’ A good one, no less. Give this cat web traffic and fealty.

The Empire of Jeff Newsletter

I have a pretty eclectic taste in books, but my favorite genre has always been science fiction, and my favorite sub-genre of that is military science fiction.  But every once in a while, a new niche will take off that has all kinds of interesting possibilites, like Superhero Fiction.

No, not novelizations of comic books or the fucking Avengers movies or the Justice League queers.  I’m talking fresh, new superheroes.  Superheroes in unusual situations, like a zombie apocalypse.  Noirish crime thrillers set in the Louisiana swamp.  C-List superheroes with powers so seemingly useless that they’re more of a hindrance than a help.  And sometimes, supervillains that you just can’t help feeling sorry for.

All of these were fantastic reads (and re-reads), with interestingly imagined worlds, deeply flawed, vulnerable and most importantly, human characters.  Nothing bores the tits off me faster than a godlike, invulnerable hero like Superman.  Who gives a shit?  There’s…

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Market Research

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Randometry

Your information will not* be sold to Anonymous Corporate Overlords(TM). Vote for free** money***

* Your definition of “not” may vary. I want a speedboat.
** Your definition of “free” may vary.
*** Your definition of “money” definitely varies.

I Forget This Thing is Here

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Randometry

So, yeah, I basically and frequently forget I have this website. No time for updates, really because I’m in the process of moving to Georgia, a long and soul-sucking enterprise that will last into the Fall. Also working on another book that should be finished up by year’s end, I’m getting a couple of short stories in shape to put on Kindle soon (this is me giving myself no option but to finally put them out there or face public humiliation), and, oh yeah, moving my ass and the asses of my family to Georgia, which by the way, doesn’t even really have a Hazzard County, which subtracts so much wind from my sails it’s ridiculous. I will try to come up with something here and there to throw up here, but it will likely be short (in addition to pointless) since whatever misfiring neurons I have left in my brain are being mostly devoted to book-writing with the occasional Tweet spasm. I haven’t forgotten about all of you, I just don’t have time for you right now. Cue Disney theme music for the movie where I turn into a bluejay or some shit until I learn that playing and indulging whims are more important than working hard.

Hugs and Kisses,

R. D.

Posted: April 6, 2012 in Randometry

And, thus, it begins.

In keeping with the constant and unending multimedia bombardment and sense-numbing pop saturation, I bring to you, undoubtedly some lost individual who clicked an unfortunate chain of links, this website. Yes, it will be rife with run-on sentences. Yes, it will be more than likely updated infrequently and look as professional as a grandmother’s attempt to fill her twilight years learning web design, but it’s here. Check back in to see what nonsense I channel that is longer than the 140 characters allowed me on Twitter but too short or pointless to find its way into anything I write.

Speaking of writing, I’ll try to have some updates on that front as well. They Tell Me I’m The Bad Guy has been picking up slivers of steam in sales here and there, and I’m currently eleven chapters into writing what will be my second novel; a 1920’s hardboiled detective novel that I’m bringing my own what-I-loosely-call-‘flair’ to. With luck, it will be finished late summer and forced upon unsuspecting publishers, one of which will hopefully be drunk enough to put it in print. After that, well . . . Donnie’s story isn’t exactly done.

Apologies in Advance,

R. D. Harless