Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Good Karma, Good Books: Blood and Dirt by Lloyd Meeker

Every Wednesday, I put on my pimp clothes (zoot suits, feathered hats, platform shoes, and the like) and introduce you to something new and wonderful in the literary world. This week, I’m excited to shine a spotlight on Blood and Dirt by Lloyd Meeker

"This story is unusual for me because it's topical (legal marijuana cultivation) and I don't usually write stories featuring current social issues. But more unusual is the origin of the story itself, in that I never expected to write it. Usually my story ideas gestate in a dim corner of my psyche for at least a year or two before I start writing, but not Blood and Dirt. 

"I wrote Enigma, the first Russ Morgan story, back in 2012 as a submission to an anthology, thinking of it as a one-off about 90's music and a sober and psychic PI. It didn't make the anthology, but Wilde City Press picked it up. Readers seemed to like Russ a lot (and Colin, too, of course!) so I took a more careful look at them and found I was also a fan. For the first time ever I contemplated writing a series, just for them. I started making notes right away, and now I envision at least four or five books. In our LGBTQ literature there aren't a whole lot of stories -- let alone series -- featuring a gay man in his fifties. That has made Russ special to me, too.."
To win ecopies of Blood and Dirt and Enigma, simply comment below with a contact e-mail. Winner will be announced next Wednesday. 

Family squabbles can be murder. Psychic PI Russ Morgan investigates a vandalized marijuana grow in Mesa County Colorado, landing in the middle of a ferocious family feud that’s escalating in a hurry. Five siblings fight over the family ranch as it staggers on the brink of bankruptcy, marijuana its only salvation. Not everyone agrees, but only one of them is willing to kill to make a point. 

Russ also has a personal puzzle to solve as he questions his deepening relationship with Colin Stewart, a man half his age. His rational mind says being with Colin is the fast track to heartbreak, but it feels grounding, sane, and good. Now, that’s really dangerous....


Amongst other things, Meeker has been a minister, a pilot, an orchestra conductor, a janitor, a drinker, a software developer and a cancer survivor on his way to becoming a writer. He's a psychic empath still learning how to live in the world just the way it is. The thing is, the world is so much more than what seems generally accepted. That's his challenge.

He and his husband Bob have been together thirteen years, and married since 2007. Between them they have four children and four grandchildren, are based in south Florida, and work hard to keep up with the astonishing life they've created for themselves.

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  1. Angela:

    I like the sound of this, the blurb has me intrigued and i like books with mystery. Thank you for this post and for introducing a new author to me.


    1. The real mystery is who is Angela?

    2. Angela:

      LOL, Not much of a mystery. I'm a wife, mother of three and a caregiver for my oldest son who is multipled disabled. I enjoy to read a good book(i prefer m/m) but i also love a good horror book (love to read John Saul books).

  2. Sounds like a great story (both do), thank you for the opportunity.


  3. I liked the premise, thank you for the chance; mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Not only do I like mystery stories, I enjoy stories about people over the age of 35. Add in the psychic element and this sounds like a real winner to me!