My new novel Furr is in the final stages of production and launching October 27, 2016 from the good folks at Tyche Books…
Jimmy Finn is having a real bad day. He woke up drunk and on the wrong end of a nightstick. He lost his job, and had to see his shrink. Now the cops are after him, he’s falling apart, and his only friend is a volatile drug lord. How could it get any worse?
As smoke envelopes the city, he finds himself on the run, and out of time. He’s either losing his mind, or becoming a monster. Or maybe it’s both. Jimmy Finn has one last hope. A long-buried family secret, lost above a mysterious town in the mountains, full of bizarre shadows and a strange girl that haunts his memories.
“Populated by a collection of characters you definitely want to have a drink with, but then hide in your basement while you count your fingers and toes afterward, this tale does not disappoint.”
– Robert Bose (nEvermore, AB Negative)
“Axel Howerton pens a slick stylish werewolf tale that digs in its teeth and tears at your heart. Furr has a voice that speaks to the animal in us all.”
– Sarah L. Johnson (author of Suicide Stitch: Eleven Stories)
We’re talking an Urban Fantasy/Crime Novel/homage to Gothic Fiction with flavours of everything from Twin Peaks to Supernatural, Clive Barker to Neil Gaiman. We’re talking werewolf strippers; drug-dealing voodou mojo men; goth-rock card-sharp wizards; psychic weirdness; raisin pie; Celtic myth; psychological horror; clinical lycanthropy; and a crotchety old Kootenay Indian shaman named Bob Dylan.
And I have another extra special treat for y’all… A trifecta of tasty sneak peeks at the cover art by Sean Yang. I’ll be releasing one each on Twitter, FB and Instagram today like they were goddamn Pokemons in the wild! SO GO ON OUT AND CATCH ‘EM ALL!
These are mere snippets of the cover, featuring two characters – Jules and Emma – and a little taste of the background imagery of their ancestral home of Bensonhall – the lair of the Strong Wolves. Put them all together on your screen like a jigsaw puzzle and “snap a selfie”, as the kids say… reply to the post on any of those platforms with the pic of you having caught the whole triad (hashtag it #FURR), and I’m gonna give you a free eBook copy of the just finished – not-for-mass-consumption, GOTHOW CREW exclusive UNO MOSS!