Out today! A Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick Xmess!

Hey! My Christmas tale, A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMESS is back out from Coffin Hop Press, with new author’s notes and what-have-you, and finally available on Kobo, and Smashwords in various formats (iBooks, etc to follow). Here’s the release from CHP. You can comment on that site for a chance to win a free copy, or you can tweet as listed below, and I also have a couple of copies for commenters on this very post. Enjoy!

MnKXmess_200x300 Just in time to stuff your stocking!

Coffin Hop Press is very happy to announce that we’ve just updated and rereleased
A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMESS, by Axel Howerton. Featuring the new odd-couple of the millennium, Jurgen Kierkedoek and Artie Menlowe, better known as Manlove & Kickerdick! When the boys end up hired out to bodyguard an irascible senator and his spoiled son, they end up on a collision course with the Christmas Eve from hell!

If you loved Axel Howerton’s Arthur Ellis-Award finalist HOT SINATRA, you’ll want to keep up with the Bad Boys of Burbank in their latest misadventure! Links and more info below!

To celebrate, comment here for a chance to win a code for your own free copy! Or RT the following on Twitter! We have FIVE copies available to win. (And more for reviewers, hint hint…)

RT! New Release Day! ‘s A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMAS! Available now from Press!



Coffin Hop Press
  • ASIN: B00M8R0JWC
  • ISBN: 9780993605512

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’! It’s a Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick X-Mess! From the author of Arthur Ellis Award-nominated HOT SINATRA.

““Axel Howerton is one of the best new crime fiction writers out there—hell, one of the best writers, period. Do yourself a favor and settle into Axel’s groove.” – Scott S. Phillips, Author of “Squirrel Eyes” and “Tales of Misery & Imagination,” and Writer/Director of “Stink of Flesh” and “Gimme Skelter”

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You can also pick up the original Manlove & Kickerdick tale 999 PROBLEMS on Kindle, or get the one that started it all, HOT SINATRA now!!



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