A Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick Xmess NOW ON KINDLE!

Manlove & Kickerdick Trick #2 is now live and ready for your Kindle!

Pick it up and fill your sweltering summer with a little cooler than cool…

Ain’t no messin’ with these back-door Santas!

L.A. tough-guys-for-hire and openly gay odd-couple Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek set out on a Christmas Eve job driving for an easily enraged Senator and his curious teenaged son. It’s holiday hi-jinx, seasonal shenanigans and merriness run amok when two bad mammajammas like Manlove & Kickerdick get their festive feet to stompin’!


Cover image by Liz Howerton Photography

Manlove and Kickerdick’s first foray into crime! 999 PROBLEMS! Now on Amazon!

Guess who’s back and kicking ass on Record Store Day!




When Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek start a brawl on Record Store Day, the last thing they expect is to end up working as bagmen for the unpleasant side-of-beef known as “Morris”. Will the boys get their man? Will they ever get paid? Will this new life of crime interfere with their careers as L.A.’s weirdest underground sex performers? Join Manlove & Kickerdick in their first adventure as thugs-for-hire in 999 PROBLEMS! From the author of Arthur Ellis Award-nominated HOT SINATRA.

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Cover image by Liz Howerton Photography



Manlove and Kickerdick Return!

Everyone’s favorite L.A. sex performers/random thugs/bickering odd-couple Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek – AKA MANLOVE & KICKERDICK are coming to a Kindle near you! Look for both the origin story 999 PROBLEMS (nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award btw!) and A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK X-MESS on Amazon in the very near future. A new Manlove & Kickerdick Trick, tentatively titled YOUNG AMERICANS is also in the works! Stay tuned here for more details when they become available, but here’s a peek at one of the covers, with an image by the spectacular Liz Howerton Photography.


WWC 2014 Exclusive!

The annual WHEN WORDS COLLIDE convention happens right here in Calgary in less than two weeks. While the convention itself is a “membership only” kind of deal, there will be an autograph session on Saturday, August 9 from 8-9PM at the Carriage House Inn, where you will find me ready to sign your copies of HOT SINATRA and whatever Axel Howerton ephemera you can come up with. In addition, I’ve prepared something special. I’ll have two new stories available as DIY chapbooks, Coffin Hop Press-style, available at “Name Your Price” value!

I am only printing TWENTY of each of these bad boys. They will be numbered and personally signed by yours truly. One story will be more in the nimrod-noir genre I’ve mined with Moss Cole and the gang, the other will be a little more Lit-tastic. Here’s a little sneak-a-peek:

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So come on down and pick one up!

Your very own limited edition Axel Howerton!