Larry Enright

Larry Enright

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bled - making the ordinary extraordinary

I am excited about bestselling author Jason McIntyre's new novella, Bled. He has graciously taken time out of his busy schedule to visit with me and share the details of his new release. 

Here is the link to purchase  BLED on Amazon 
Or check Here for Jason's site .
So without further ado, take it away, Jason!

My new book ‘Bled’ makes the ordinary extraordinary

Scary things happen in the most ordinary of places.

Bled, my latest novella, takes readers inside the Highliner Cafe in a small island town called Dovetail Cove. Nothing noteworthy has ever happened here except maybe Tony Labret’s oldest kid breaking a tooth on a bite of their famous cobbler (a fake gemstone from one of the baker’s rings meant that cafe owner Dabney Saum would have his staff make their own cobbler thereafter).

But it’s a pretty mundane place. The windows haven’t been washed in a couple of seasons at least. Neither has the deep fryer. Miguel the fry cook hasn’t washed his shirts since some time last year and the grease pails are stacking up out back.

So, it’s not unusual to think this mundane existence will continue for patrons and staff at the Highliner Cafe.  Why wouldn’t it? This is just another small-town grill with stale coffee and spotted cutlery.

But it just so happens that on this Friday in May, wheels are going to be set in motion that defy this tragic brand of boring.

When Frank Moort comes in for his regular chicken salad sandwich and coffee, it sets certain things in motion that will play out over the next few weeks -- and, in fact, the next thirty years.

But right here and now, in the next few weeks, Teeny McLeod and Frank Moort will have a run-in that’s sure to shake things up for the tiny Main Street cafe. In the long run, it will shake things up for the whole island and all of Dovetail Cove.

Bled: About the Novella

She only wanted to leave. But he took that option from her. Now she wants it back.

Set on the same island as the reader favorite Shed, the latest literary suspense novella from bestselling author Jason McIntyre picks up the Dovetail Cove saga with this story of one lonely woman...trapped.

Tina McLeod is on the cusp of a new life. Extraordinary change is rare in her world but this newsflash means she can finally leave her small island town for good. No more pouring coffee for townsfolk in Main Street’s greasy spoon, no more living under the weight of her born-again mother. That is, until Frank Moort comes in for his usual lunch and dessert on an ordinary Friday in May.

Bled sees things turn backwards and upside down for each of them. Their encounter is prolonged and grotesque, the sort of thing splashing the covers of big city newspapers. Both are changed. And neither will come out clean on the other side.

A story about taking what’s not yours, Bled explores pushing back when you’ve been pushed too far. It paints in red the horrors from our most commonplace of surroundings: right out in the open where nothing can hide behind closed doors and shut mouths.

About the Author

Jason McIntyre has lived and worked in varied places across the globe. His writing also meanders from the pastoral to the garish, from the fantastical to the morbid. Vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stay with him and coalesce into novels and stories. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist.

McIntyre's writing has been called darkly noir and sophisticated, styled after the likes of Chuck Palahniuk but with the pacing and mass appeal of Stephen King. The books tackle the family life subject matter of Jonathan Franzen but also eerie discoveries one might find in a Ray Bradbury story or those of Rod Serling.

Jason McIntyre’s books include the #1 Kindle Suspense, The Night Walk Men, Bestsellers On The Gathering Storm and Shed, plus the multi-layered coming-of-age literary suspense Thalo Blue.

Bled: Teaser Trailer


Jason McIntyre said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Larry! It's an honour to be among thieves...uh...I mean to be among Kings. ;)

j. //

Larry Enright said...

I herd that! It's my pleasure, Jason, to finally corral you and get you onto my blog. :)

Jason McIntyre said...

Any time you're willing, my friend! Any time at all!

Eden Baylee said...

There are so many puns and double entendres flying around here, that I almost stepped into a pile of it.

Hehe. Nice to see J bleeding on to Larry's site.