More The Night of the Flood stuff!

Only 3 more days until the release of The Night of the Flood and so far the buzz has been great! Here are just a few of the most recent reviews , blurbs, and interviews…

“Plenty of complex characters and hard edges. Take a breath, then hang on and enjoy this entertaining romp.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Bravo to all the authors who contributed to The Night of the Flood, a collection of brilliant short stories about residents of the dysfunctional town of Everton who are thrust into the turbulence of decisions that will forever change who they thought they were. A stormy page-turner that will leave you wanting more.” —Sandra Brannan, author of the award-winning Liv Bergen Mystery Series

“A brilliant, multi-leveled concept, Faulknerian in its structure. A novel in stories. Wow. Fourteen exciting crime writers create a rare three-dimensional mosaic of a doomed town and the night hell flooded through it. Terrifically exciting. Wonderfully inventive.” —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art

“A brave concept brilliantly executed.” —Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher Series

Ed Aymar and I did an interview with author Basil Sands over at The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writers Organization magazine. It was a lot of fun and as usual, Ed had a new author pic that will make you chuckle.

“Up Close: E.A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen”

Foreword Reviews gave The Night of the Flood a great review!

Check out the review over at Foreword Reviews!

And lastly – and I’ve saved the best for last – we have a cool book trailer! I’ve never had a book trailer before (probably because I have no idea how to do one and apparently, Ed has people) and this one is awesome! Check it out:

Pre-order link is here:

Out March 5 with Down & Out Books!

 

 

 

 

BOLO Books reviews The Night of the Flood

The reviews for The Night of the Flood are coming in! Kristopher Zgorski over at BOLO Books offers a thorough and thoughtful review for our “novel-in-stories” collection, to be released March 5 by Down & Out Books!

“The Night of the Flood is an impressive collection of stories from some of the most talented writers working in the crime genre today. The intertextuality amongst the stories is truly impressive. The subtle – and sometimes blatant – references between these works will warrant and reward multiple readings of The Night of the Flood. As Hank Phillippii Ryan states in her introduction: it is impossible to know how this idea was organized, but we readers also don’t want to know. We would rather think of it as magic and hope that these authors brew up another set of interconnected tales again sometime in the future.”

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Publishers Weekly reviews THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD

It’s my first review in Publishers Weekly so woo-hoo for that! Overall, I think it’s a good review and I’m happy with it.

“Each of the 14 varied and fitfully amusing stories in this solid anthology takes as its starting point the destruction of a dam and the subsequent flooding of Everton, Pa.”

Aymar (You’re as Good as Dead) and Chen (Cleaning Up Finn) deserve kudos for putting together a distinctive anthology.”

If you want to read the entire review, click here:

FINN makes Best of 2016!

So excited to see FINN get a mention on Derrick Horodyski’s Best of 2016 list over at Out of the Gutter. It’s a fantastic lineup of incredible books and authors that I’m honored to be a part of.

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And there are 7 All Due Respect authors listed – woo hoo!

Big thanks to Derrick and Out of the Gutter!

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PRAISE FOR FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS AT CRIMESPREE

Thank you to Dan Malmon for writing up a killer review for FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS, out now with Short Stack Books. And he even gives my story “Besties & Blow” a nice shoutout!

Check it out here: CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE

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DEAD END FOLLIES REVIEW

Check out the latest review of FINN. This is from Benoit Lelievre (the voice behind the reputable site, Dead End Follies). Dead End Follies posts reviews about books, movies, and pop culture, that skew on the darker side of things.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Whether you’re into Greek tragedies, Alfred Hitchcock or old school Michael Douglas movies,  you’ll get a kick out of Sarah M. Chen’s existentially indebted protagonist and the exquisite tortures she puts him through.”

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PULP HACK CONFESSIONS REVIEWS FINN

I’m thrilled with this latest review of CLEANING UP FINN. This one is by William E. Wallace, a talented and prolific author, who blogs over at Pulp Hack Confessions.

The title of the review alone is perfect: “Cleaning Up Finn Would Take a Truckload of Disinfectant.”

I especially love the line: “With his misadventures piling up to the point where they seem utterly beyond repair, he decides to turn over a new leaf…Unfortunately, the leaf he turns over is poison oak…”

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“CLEANING UP FINN is a sun-blurred, booze-soaked excursion”…what more could you want for summer reading?

Read praise for CLEANING UP FINN here:

From the Col’s Criminal Library:

“You feel like your sympathies shouldn’t really rest with our main man, but somehow in the hands of Sarah Chen, they do. Can Finn clean up his act, get out from under and find some measure of redemption? Or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of his past?”

From Tom Leins’ DIRTY BOOKS:

“This debut novella from Sarah M. Chen is a sun-blurred, booze-soaked excursion into the grubby underbelly of a Californian beach town.”

From Derrick Horodyski of OUT OF THE GUTTER:

“I absolutely loved Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. Chen. I defy anyone who reads this tightly wound novella to find anything wrong with it. It has a classic noir main character, death, despair, and—best of all—a full-throttle plot that picks up more and more speed as the plot unfolds.”

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REVIEW OF CLEANING UP FINN

Check out another awesome review of CLEANING UP FINN on Tom Leins’ blog DIRTY BOOKS.

Here’s an excerpt:

“This debut novella from Sarah M. Chen is a sun-blurred, booze-soaked excursion into the grubby underbelly of a Californian beach town.”

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THE COL’S REVIEW OF CLEANING UP FINN

Today a killer review for FINN posted from the Col’s Criminal Library. Woo hoo!

Here’s a snippet:

“You feel like your sympathies shouldn’t really rest with our main man, but somehow in the hands of Sarah Chen, they do. Can Finn clean up his act, get out from under and find some measure of redemption? Or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of his past?”

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Thank you, Colman!