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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe [5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
Reggie Levine, ex-boxer turned bouncer, and hapless hero, has barely recovered from his ordeal in Damn Dirty Apes, when he is called back to action. Recruited to retrieve a Chinese crested terrier from a fleapit roadside zoo, where the ugly effing showdog has been mistaken for the chupacabra, Reggie soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy involving neo-Nazi drug smugglers, a seedy used-car salesman, a wannabe serial killer, an ornery Vietnam veteran, a badass veterinarian, a freakishly endowed adult entertainment donkey named Enrique, and in an explosive cameo, an Academy Award winning Hollywood icon.
 
From Adam Howe, writer of Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, Black Cat Mojo, and the winner of Stephen King’s On Writing contest, comes another hard-hitting slice of pulp Southern crime, 80s action, pop Americana, and pitch-black comedy.
 
Damn Dirty Apes is available as part of the Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet Collection, available at Amazon and many other online retailers.
 
 
Publication Date: December 9, 2016
Publisher: Comet Press
Publication Length: 230 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this anthology. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review.

Tijuana Donkey Showdown is the second adventure for our intrepid anti-hero, Reggie Levine. After the events in Damn Dirty Apes Reggie just wants things to get back to normal. Unfortunately for him, his luck just doesn't work that way. What starts off as a normal night working at The Henhouse quickly escalates into a uproarious race to rescue a sleazy car salesman and his dog, escape a wanna-be serial killer and a drug running ex-con all while trying to stay alive and get the girl. The only way that Adam Howe could have made this story any better is if it had an appearance by Rummy Rumsfeld. If you haven't read Damn Dirty Apes yet you might want to start with it first, trust me you won't be sorry you did, it's a fantastic story, and things in this one will make more sense. Fans of 80's action movies, donkey's, chupacabra's, Nicholas Cage, or just fabulous writing will find a lot to love in this highly recommended 5 star thrill ride.
 
 
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About the Author
 
 
Adam Howe is a British writer of fiction and screenplays. He lives in Greater London with his partner, their daughter, and a hellhound named Gino.
 
Writing as Garrett Addams, his short story "Jumper" was chosen by Stephen King as the winner of the international On Writing contest, and published in the paperback/Kindle editions of King’s memoir.
 
His fiction has appeared in places like Nightmare Magazine, Thuglit, Mythic Delirium, and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1. He is the author of two novella collections, Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, and Black Cat Mojo. In the pipeline: the occult thriller Scapegoat, a horror/crime collaboration with Adam Cesare, and 80s action epic, One Tough Bastard.
 
Stalk him at Facebook, GoodReads, and Twitter .
 
 
Author photo by Mark Milan
 

Praise
 
 
"Like Lansdale on meth, or ‘80s action-movie icon Shane Black on crack, I have yet to read anything by Howe that didn’t have me laughing so hard I wondered more than once if I might have sprained something vital inside of me. He’s done it again with Tijuana Donkey Showdown. The only thing I hate about this guy’s books is the fact that, as soon as I finish one, there’s not another I can start right away. Dammit." —James Newman, author of Ugly As Sin, Odd Man Out, and Animosity
 
"Adam Howe has oodles of insane talent. Tijuana Donkey Showdown reads like the script of the greatest B-movie ever, written by the unholy offspring of Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand, and directed by Uwe Boll. Howe is a purveyor of beautiful, ridiculous violence, and I hope the misadventures of Reggie Levine continue for a long time." —Pete Kahle, award-winning author of The Specimen
 
"Adam Howe’s latest offering rips along at the speed of sound, delivering action-packed thrills, uncountable surprises—both light and dark—and edgy, trademark humor, all of it rendered in such vivid prose it practically shimmers on the page. Another winner from an emerging master." —Sean Costello, author of Squall and Finders Keepers
 
"Adam Howe is one of the funniest, sickest, most insane writers working today. The man has no filter!" —Jeff Strand, author of Dead Clown Barbeque