I'm looking forward to publishing the third in Smart Rhino's "Assassins" series, ASININE ASSASSINS. Unlike UNCOMMON ASSASSINS and INSIDIOUS ASSASSINS, this new book includes stories of inept contract killers, absurd assassins, cockeyed hired guns, moronic murderers, and several of the worst hitmen (and women) you'd ever hope to never meet. Sure, there's suspense and intrigue. But there are plenty of laughs and fun, too.
But, like many small, independent publishers, Smart Rhino Publications has limited funding. So, that's why we've launched a Kickstarter campaign. Besides the usual costs (cover art, cover design, editing and proofreading, formatting, etc.), our chief reason to run a crowdfunding event is to be able to pay our writers fairly. We'd love to compensate the writers at a professional rate, but that's not possible with the funds currently available. Your support can make that happen.
We're proud to provide a venue for writers with our books and we can only continue to do so with your support. And the success of our most recent book feeds the production and promotion of the next one. And we do want the next one!
And there are numerous rewards for your support. Check out the Kickstarter page to see what we're offering. I'm sure you'll find something you'd like.
Here's the Table of Contents for ASININE ASSASSINS. Excellent writers here, folks. They pretty much took the theme of the book and ran full tilt with it (and some are more "tilted" than others). You're sure to find some surprises in this diverse selection of stories. The titles alone should tempt you!
RIP HO, JASPERS! -- RICKY SPRAGUE
DUMBASS -- F.J. TALLEY
THERE'S ONE FOR YOU, NINETEEN FOR ME -- CARSON BUCKINGHAM
UPCHUCK CHUCK -- BRUCE HARRIS
DIRTY POOL -- CHRIS BAUER
MR. BENEDICT'S WILD RIDE -- ROBIN HILL-PAGE GLANDEN
PAYBACK: WITH INTEREST -- MATT HILTON
SHOOTING FISH -- JAMES DORR
JUG HANDLES -- ALBERT TUCHER
SHORT-ORDER CROOK -- J. GREGORY SMITH
BLOOD IN THE URINE -- MARTIN ZEIGLER
JUST CALL WALLY -- WIL A. EMERSON
AIDING AND ABETTING -- ADRIAN LUDENS
LIZARDS AND OTHER VARMINTS -- SHARI HELD
KILLER FASHION -- MADDI DAVIDSON
ANGLING -- BEN GAMBLIN
SMALL CLAWS, SMALL GUNS -- JEZZY WOLFE
THE BUTCHER -- ROBERT PETYO
THE ADVENTURE OF THE ASININE ASSASSIN -- RICK HUDSON
THE LAST HIT -- ELDON LITCHFIELD
KILLINGS 4 SALE -- BLAIR KEETCH
THE THIRD DATE RULE -- JEFF MARKOWITZ
ONE GOOD THING -- KEVIN P. THORNTON
Any help you can offer during the Kickstarter campaign would be immensely appreciated. Thank you!