From the Description
(12 Gauge) Songs from A Street Sweeper includes three white-knuckled novellas.
A prison escapee leads law enforcement on a chase through the Adirondack Mountains, where they encounter a reclusive elderly man with a dark secret.
An ultra-violent satirical commentary on societal norms, cliques, and obedience.
A criminal pair invade the home of the wrong man on the wrong day.
Publication Date: July 1, 2018
Publisher: Sinister Grin Press
Publication Length: 282 pages
I received a copy of this book as part of the 12 Gauge: Songs From A Street Sweeper Blog Tour for review consideration. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review. If you would like to review 12 Gauge: Songs From A Street Sweeper or feature Dustin with an interview or guest article for a media publication, blog, or author blurb, please e-mail Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Gauge: Songs From A Street Sweeper is a collection of three novellas that are filled with gruesome action, some WTF moments, and a few chuckles if your sense of humor is as warped as mine is. You won’t find any supernatural monsters within these pages but the ones of the human variety do just fine. Spinner is a gorefest worthy of any splatterpunk fan. Most of the WTF moments came with this story. If you take one part Lord of the Flies mix it with one part Battle Royale and film the whole thing as a reality TV show you get H/armed. This one was tons of fun! Two would-be thieves find out that sometimes the owner of the house you plan on robbing is a bigger bad guy than you ever dreamed of being. These novellas are gory, and brutal so faint hearted reader beware, but for my fellow gore-hounds and lovers of all things disturbing this is a fantastic 4.5 star read.
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About the Author
Dustin LaValley was unable to attend the black-tie gala to receive the SUNY Parnassus Award for Creative Writing, as he had a fight in New Hampshire the same night, where he brought home gold. He's had several books published, and as a screenwriter several scripts produced. His psychological thriller novella The Deceived, has been optioned for film.
He lives in the Adirondacks of New York, where he's a practicing Sensei of Seito Shito Ryu karate and Okinawan jujutsu.
"Spinner is a thriller, a horror story, and an adventure narrative. It's also a lot of fast, bloody, violent fun." --Gabino Iglesias, Horror Talk
"LaValley creates a non-stop, adrenaline ride of violence and mayhem, in a setting Americans know all so well. H/armed is a bloody, relentless and visceral assault on the senses. Wickedly entertaining." --Paul Hough, writer/director of “The Human Race”
"The Deceived is equal parts thrilling, creepy, and downright brutal. A wonderful tale." --Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase