Archive for September 1st, 2013


Great news, my friends:  Hart Johnson has a new book out!

Or I should say, she has PART of a new book out because Hart is cleverly releasing her new flu apocalypse thriller, A Shot in the Light, as a serial.  The first installment is titled A Flock of Ill Omens, which is appropriate because the opening scene includes a whole lotta mysteriously dead seagulls on a beach.

I can testify that I’ve already read the opening scene and it grabbed me by the throat and pulled me right into the story.  I am so looking forward to reading this thriller!

So without more ado, here are a few details about Ill Omens and how you can get a copy.

Deadliest virus in a century, or a social experiment gone awry?

Every year they warned about the flu and more often than not, it amounted to nothing.  Sidney Knight, a young freelance reporter had certainly never written on it.  But a trip to Lincoln City, Oregon cut short by a beach full of dead seagulls and a panicked warning from her brother the scientist catch her attention.  This batch is different.  Deadlier.  And the vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping. It almost looks like it’s making it worse…

A Flock of Ill Omens: Part I is the first episode of A Shot in the Light, an Apocalypse Conspiracy Tale about what happens when people play God for fun and profit.  There will be approximately ten episodes, each the equivalent of about 100 pages.

Good Reads has a sneak peak posted.  You can find the purchase link and more information about the book here.  And if you want it FOR FREE, I will be offering it free on the release dates of at least the next two in the serial: September 19 and October 10.

Hart Johnson writes books from her bathtub and can be found at Confessions of a Watery Tart, though be warned:  she is likely to lead you into shenanigans.

And in a postscript, my friends…

For me it’s great to see HART’s name on the book cover, ’cause I’ve read her “Alyse Carlson” cozy mysteries, which are of course fabulous.  But now we get to see the undisguised and naked Hart give us a much darker and more intricate tale.   Welcome to the dark side…