The third book in the Hit Man Series, Hollywood Jesus is almost here.
The editorial pipeline is full and humming with hardboiled activity.
Hearing happy things from beta readers. (Much thanks to the Steel Falcon Beta Read Team!) Aiming for launch October 1 for Hollywood Jesus, Rise of the Divine Assassin. It’s fun, funny, violent, poignant and violently funny. (I’d planned on calling it Deader Than Jesus. Then I decided to hurry up with the rebrand of the series.) Here’s what the cover will look like.
Cover blurb supplied by Hit Man fan and horror multitalented author Armand Rosamilia.
I’ve had trouble breaking through a plot problem with Hollywood Jesus, the third instalment of The Hit Man Series. This afternoon it came to me how to amp up the rush and now I’m plunging forward through the book again, writing madly.
One of the things I enjoy about my main character, Jesus Diaz, is that he’s such a smart ass. That leads to more jokes and fun dialogue amid the heart-wrenching carnage, sex and violence. Here’s a bit I wrote tonight:
“Who’s the client?” you asked your boss, friend and amateur Ving Rhames lookalike, Chillie Gillie.
Chill wouldn’t say. Three worry deep lines appeared on his forehead, so you knew the client was a friend.
“What’d Fitzwald do?”
“Maybe nothing. Right now, all we know for sure is he’s an asshole. This a search for evidence sort of deal. This is not a search and destroy mission, you dig?”
“I dig, Shaft.”
Chill pulls a puss. “Shut your mouth.”
“What? Just haven’t heard anybody say ‘dig’ in a long time.”
“I’m bringing it back. I’m also thinking of bringing back the word ‘groovy’.”
“Groovy. I can dig it.”
“There you go.”
~ Bigger Than Jesus by Robert Chazz Chute is #1. Higher Than Jesus is #2. Look for the next book in the series at the end of April.