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My mermaid/tiki/zombie noir novel now available!
AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-07-22 3:13 pm   Permalink



My first novel in 14 years and my second published, A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE is now available on Lulu.com
It will be available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online outlets in a few weeks.

The "Midnight Lounge" of the title is actually a tiki bar where with a jukebox full of Exotica.

WARNING: this novel contains explicit sex, graphic violence, gratuitous B movie and musical references, an Elvis-spawned zombie apocalypse, and parallel dimensions.

Front cover image by Mike Lewis,
http://www.mikelewis.ca/


Back cover:


The book also comes with a companion CD with an original "book score" by Actual Rafiq (ordered separately), MUSIC FOR A DROWNING MERMAID, four cool, weird instrumentals. Sort of sounds like David Lynch retro-porn music.
http://www.myspace.com/actualrafiq


Order novel from Lulu
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-mermaid-drowns-in-the-midnight-lounge/11780126

Order CD from Lulu
http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/music-for-a-drowning-mermaid/11915415


San Francisco Bay Guardian article plugging book:
http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2010/07/14/will-thrill-says-good-bye-kinda-movies-and-hello-mermaid

Oakland Tribune article plugging book and my new monthly Monday movie nites at Forbidden Island, FORBIDDEN THRILLS
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_15176430

See many of you at Tiki Oasis where Monica Tiki Goddess and I are hosting Movie Nite, Thrillville's final "road show"
http://www.tikioasis.org/entertainment/

MERMAID Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mermaidlounge
FORBIDDEN THRILLS Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/forbiddenthrills

cheers & aloha, Will









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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2010-07-22 3:45 pm   Permalink

Awesome! Can't wait till it turns into a movie! Sounds like you hit almost all the B-movie classic elements. You should have an audio version of the first few pages to get us hooked, so we buy it!
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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-07-24 12:23 pm   Permalink

I'm not tech-savvy enough to create an audio file, Tony, though that's a great idea, I'll figure it out like I've figured out all the other social media networking required for DIY media. There are some excerpts on the MERMAID Facebook fan page, though, and on my blog here: http://willthrillville.blogspot.com/2010/05/mermaid-drowns-in-midnight-lounge-thats.html
Cheers.


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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-07-24 12:27 pm   Permalink

Oh yea, Jason Croft is printing the first two chapters of MERMAID in the next issue of BACHELOR PAD MAGAZINE, #13, on sale in September, I believe.

 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-07-26 6:13 pm   Permalink




 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-07-26 9:12 pm   Permalink

I told some people this book existed and everyone thought is was one of my crazy tiki mermaid zombie rants that had no basis in reality.



 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-07-27 11:01 am   Permalink

I often have the same problem, brudda. That's why I posted pictures.

 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-08-05 2:45 pm   Permalink

fyi now available as an ebook:
http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/a-mermaid-drowns-in-the-midnight-lounge/12095352


more on the book in this recent SF Chronicle interview
http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-07-31/entertainment/22005347_1_surf-bands-surf-music-four-bands

cheers


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Posted: 2010-08-07 01:03 am   Permalink

Nice, a cool book with it's own soundtrack. The only thing missing is it's own drink. "The drowning mermaid: garnish with fish tail and enjoy."
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Posted: 2010-08-07 01:03 am   Permalink

Nice, a cool book with it's own soundtrack. The only thing missing is it's own drink. "The drowning mermaid: garnish with fish tail and enjoy."
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zond2
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From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2010-08-07 08:52 am   Permalink

I just got my copy from Lulu the other day and have just started reading it.

 
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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-08-08 4:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks! A certain Scott Fulks just posted the very first readers review on the Lulu MERMAID page:

"Just finished reading "A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge". No spoilers in this review; this thing is all about mood and style just as the work itself. It took me two days to finish the book because I just couldn't bring myself to read it in daylight. It's a sort of pulp film noir for the video generation, all fast cuts and plenty of lurid action on every page. Reading it felt like taking a drive to the corner store at night in the rain making all left turns and ending up parked in front of an opium den in Morocco. Sorry, no Haagen Daz here! I strongly advise having a bottle of booze and a dirty glass handy while reading this... not so much to drink, but to bring the mood of the story into your space."

As the author, I must concur. This book is definitely hallucinatory, alcoholic-sanctioned material. Basically a "review" like that will either seduce or repel the prospective reader, depending on one's tastes in literature. It is intentionally a "pulp film noir for the video generation."

If you like SIN CITY, you'll like this book, I think. And though you have to order it separately, I highly recommend the companion "soundtrack" MUSIC FOR A DROWNING MERMAID, it'll definitely put you in the required "Morocco opium den" sorta mood.
Print book, ebook and CD all available here
http://stores.lulu.com/willviharo
Cheers.

ps I'll post when MERMAID is available via Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and ordering via your local bookseller (in a month or so, once the ISBN# has gone through the wholesaler's system), though when it's sold via retail outlets, my cut per book is reduced to .86 cents!




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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-08-16 7:00 pm   Permalink

Heads up:
Koop Kooper just interviewed me about A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE for his popular COCKTAIL NATION podcast, the installment (#138) premiering this Saturday, August 21 (when I'll be hosting Movie Nite at Tiki Oasis!), but then archived and available for download on his site,
http://www.cocktailnation.net/
He'll also be playing a tune from the book's soundtrack, MUSIC FOR A DROWNING MERMAID. Thanks, mate! Cheers.


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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-08-23 01:35 am   Permalink

Here's the link to download the podcast of Cocktail Nation 138

http://cocktailnation.podbean.com/2010/08/21/cocktail-nation-138-will-the-thrill/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cocktailnation+%28Cocktail+Nation%29&utm_content=FeedBurner

Cocktail Nation thanks to Tiki Shark with Koop Kooper. on the show this week we talk to Will the Thrill about his brand new book, I’ve got news about an incredible video store that is closing down this week, but there will be some bargains for you to grab, there’s some more Bond film news. I’ll let you know about a fantastic release for that you need to have in your collection, in our ask koop segment we find out how you should handle an accidental dog poisoning issue, there’s the world of swank and a cool blog to follow in our blogosphere.

Tiki Joe’s Ocean-Moonlight Moods

Combustible Edison-Breakfast at Denny’s

Actual Raiq-Lunar lounge lizard

Esquivel & His Orchestra - La Raspa

Martini Kings-Fly Me To The Moon

Kenny Sasaki-Slow Dancer

Jackie Gleason-Get Out Of Town

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Arab Dance

Frank Sinatra- All My Tomorrows

Bob Thompson- On The Rocks

Les Baxter- The Other Side of the Moon

Jimmy Vargas-Black Widow

Royal Crown Revue-Deadly Night Call


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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-08-25 12:31 pm   Permalink

Two more readers reviews for MERMAID, posted on its Lulu page
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-mermaid-drowns-in-the-midnight-lounge/12037132

Aug. 17, 2010 By koop kooper
A fantastic book that manages to grab every b grade scenario and character you could think of. A spinnning and heady journey through the dark world of noir, just watch out for the Elvis Zombies! You can hear my interview with the Author Will Viharo by heading to http://www.cocktailnation.net

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Aug. 25, 2010 By a Lulu User
This book was not what I expected at all and in a very very good way. On first glance it is a sort of pulp adventure, but it goes very interesting places very quickly. Three people picking this book up and turning to any random page and reading what they found would disagree wildly on what this book is about... and they would all be wrong. Wild, fun, uncomfortably personal at times, this book is so far up my alley that I just got mugged.

also, if the guy holding the book in this photo (Michael) is reading this, dude: you left your (signed!) book behind at Tiki Oasis!?! Email me will@thrillville.net and I'll mail it to you.

Aloha.


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