New Novel: All the Fine Hungers by cal chayce

Hello. This is P.T. Phronk. I’ve been busy with work and other projects lately, which has kept me away from writing every day. It’s funny what that’ll do to a writer’s brain. Stories itch at the inside of my skull, trying to find a crack to wriggle out of. Fully formed ideas push their way out of me while I shower. Plot holes I didn’t know existed pop open and keep me from sleeping. It’s all quite unpleasant.

Luckily, not all of Forest City Pulp lays dormant while I suffer. Co-founder cal chayce has been hard at work at a new novel, and whoa, it’s quite the novel. All the Fine Hungers is, on its surface, an epic tale of two people tossed into an inevitable collision course. Below the surface, it’s an examination of the terrors of power, privilege, poverty, and how they are maintained over generations. I could describe it as a more horror-tinged The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but it’s really doing its own multi-faceted thing, in a way only cal chayce can pull off.

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Get it here, or read on for blurbage.

An old man—a monster—with power and privilege beyond imagination, preys on the weak, the innocent, the oppressed. One insatiable desire compels him above all others, and he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it.

A timid girl who fears everything—having struggled since the day she was born against poverty, racism, colonialism, and misogyny—must decide to continue living in fear, or fight for what she deserves.

Each owes the state of their existence to factors compounded by the generations—factors that have left them at extreme opposite ends of the social divide. When they cross paths, only one will survive.

If that sounds like something you’d like, hit up the buy links below. It’s only $3.99ish on Kindle, a few bucks more in paperback, or free in Kindle Unlimited.

Get All the Fine Hungers: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

New Novel! Victor of Circumstance by Cal Chayce is Out Now

VICTOR_FOR_EBOOK-3Phronk here. I’m incredibly happy to welcome a new author to Forest City Pulp. Cal Chayce brings in some literary punch with Victor of Circumstance, a funny and thrilling small-town adventure. Here’s my take on it:

Like all good satire, Victor of Circumstance is exaggerated, but rooted in reality. The many characters draw from stereotypes, but even minor characters have quirks and depth that bring into question the real-life assumptions that stereotypes rely on. Yet there are clear villains—Donny Gudsen in particular is a cartoonish boor who could nonetheless be found in today’s news headlines.

The story is cinematic in feel, reminiscent of great comedies like Groundhog Day and Vacation. When all of the characters played their part in the meticulously orchestrated finale, it made me want to stand up and cheer.

Victor of Circumstance is funny and touching. Anyone who gives it a chance is sure to have a good time.

Don’t just believe me.

“Brimming with well-observed critiques of modern life, Victor of Circumstance has some laugh-out-loud moments and satire reminiscent of John Kennedy Toole.”
—Mark A. Rayner, author of The Fridgularity

Buy Victor of Circumstance: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca. Add it on Goodreads while you’re at it.