Cherry Blossom Eyes by S.T. Cartledge- Book Review

Cherry Blossom Eyes
S.T. Cartledge
Eraserhead Press (November 1, 2019)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ 134 pp

“A work of poetic surrealism reminiscent of the films of Guillermo Del Toro and the Siúil A Rún manga, The Girl From The Other Side” – Carlton Mellick III

Margot and Blanko live on the Isle of Flowers, blessed by the rose gold light of the cherry blossom sun. In the season of the Cold, they build bonfires on the beach to ward off the malicious shape-shifting sea creatures known as tourists from the island. Each year their home becomes colder, their resources become tighter, and more tourists swim ashore and murder the locals, bury them beneath the cherry blossom trees, and take their identities like nothing ever happened. Can they survive long enough to sort out real from imposter and put a stop to this hostile takeover?

This was a really fun and entertaining book from start to finish. The author manages to deliver a completely solid and original Bizarro Fiction story jam-packed with beautiful and eclectic prose and dreamy and artful imagery. One-part fantasy, one-part horror, the story follows two loveable characters in love as the powers that be are attempting to split them apart all in fear of the Isle of Flowers biggest fear, the tourists. The tourists are shape-shifting sea black shadow creatures who can mimic and shape-shift into anything they want. Their reputation, to trick and deceive (but not everything is as it seems here as we as the reader continue to read on as the books true magic begins to unfold before our very eyes). When a loved one disappears and falls victim to the tourists lies and deception the two lovers are separated. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as we discover more about these mysterious shape-shifting creatures. Once the tourists true nature is brought to light (yes, pun very much intended) we as the reader discover there is far more going on and the author leaves it up to us as the reader to dig and decipher how far we really want to dig into their true meaning. Which I thought was a really impressive feat by the author here, as he manages to uncover more depth to the overall book, as if hidden away and lurking and waiting in the shadows and there but only if you really want to uncover the truth, which also ties in beautifully with the overall concept of the book, all the while also managing to tie in some hella strong sociopolitical commentary on modern society.

All in all, a very solid and original Bizarro Fiction story that was very well written, beautifully and memorably poetic, and often extremely thought-provoking in terms of overall artful imagery and sociopolitical commentary on modern society alike.

Check it out!



Signed Books Available

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Did you know you can purchase signed copies of my books directly from me? Well, if not, now you do. I keep a handful of the books found below in stock on my personal shelves, and I will sign and ship them anywhere!

Signed books available and prices below (Click to view on Amazon)…

The Black Kiss (appropriate for all ages)
Pink Planet (Adult themed XXX/ Bizarro Fiction)
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1 for 14$
2 for 20$
3 for 30$

Shipping included anywhere in the U.S.

Outside the U.S.? I’ll still ship them just add 4$

Paypal (Meyers808@gmail.com) with titles and appropriate dollar amount (preferably as a gift but whatever), along with a shipping address where I can ship your item. Have special shipping instructions? Include them, too, or feel free to email me at the address above.

Cheers!!!

The Black Kiss: A Post-Apocalyptic Cyber Horror thriller with Robots and Vampires

Black Kiss - High Resolution

The Black Kiss written by yours truly and published by Riot Forge is now available on Amazon. Click the link below to purchase your copy today! Paperback coming soon in 2018!

“There’s one lone survivor lingering amongst the darkness in the ruins. His name is Dredg. Can he save himself from The Robotic Circuitry while the Genetic Order is in full swing? Any and all humans have been banned from this beloved Earth. Bots patrol the old stomping grounds where his family died. They are armed and dangerous with one thing on their mind, DEATH. But, there’s a secret buried even deeper underground. A legend, if you will. An ancient secret that will remain immortal forever. A legend bound in flesh and only released through the black lips of Mordecai. The Black Kiss is a digital post-apocalyptic cyber-thriller with robots and vampires galore. Brought to you by the fine folks over at Riot Forge.”

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Kiss-Jon-R-Meyers-ebook/dp/B017Z3FF04/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447552651&sr=8-1&keywords=the+black+kiss+Jon+R.+Meyers

Globster Time Machine

GTM KINDLE COVER

Globster Time Machine from Riot Forge is now available on amazon in both Kindle and Paperback formats (LINK BELOW). Special thanks to Don Noble for his hard work and no play. Edited by Chris Kelso. Artwork by Luke Spooner via Carrion House.

“Getting dumped is one of the worst feelings ever. Just ask hopeless romantic and borderline alcoholic extraordinaire, Vincent Vecker, who’s about to commit suicide in Aurora, IN, a place where ex-girlfriends are just as much the present as they are the past. There isn’t a soul alive who thinks Vincent will ever get his act together. Not in time that is. He’s too selfish and his relationships always end in a sloppy mess. But, what happens when he meets a metal Globster washed up on the shore at the beach? Can the two of them work together to solve Vincent’s life problems, make some new friends, and land him back on his own two feet, or in the driver’s seat of a brand new convertible with the top down on a super ultra-mega hot date with the talk of the town, Holly Hollow? Globster Time Machine is an action-packed Bizarro Adventure story all mixed up inside those classic Science Fiction time travel tales that we all know and grew to love so much. Brought to you by the fine folks over at Riot Forge.”

Click to buy from Amazon below…
http://www.amazon.com/Globster-Time-Machine-Jon-Meyers/dp/1514799413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437424352&sr=8-1&keywords=globster+time+machine

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DOCUMENTS

Documents Cover by CARRION HOUSE LUKE SPOONER

DOCUMENTS via Dynatox Ministries is now available and in stock (LINK BELOW).

From the author’s note: DOCUMENTS was my second attempt at working on something that blurs the lines between fiction and reality, utilizing core elements found in Dada and Surrealism, and also Experimental Fiction and Science Fiction alike.

To order a limited edition chapbook please click the link below.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/jon-r-meyers/documents/paperback/product-22262770.html

Pink Planet

Pink Planet

I’m happy to announce that Pink Planet is now available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on Amazon via the great and fantastic RIOT FORGE. Special thanks to those below and Don Noble for making this thing happen! This is my first kindle book and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you.

“Welcome to Hopesfall, MA. A place where strange things occur and a new action-packed video game titled Pink Planet has just hit the shelf. Watch Milo’s life unravel at the seams as he finds out his girlfriend Kat is cheating on him with his arch nemesis, Brad. Will he believe his best friend’s accusations before it’s too late for heartbreak? Will he ever reach 6900 points in one hot, sweaty sex combo to unlock a bonus scene with one of his favorite pornstars of all-time, Molly Methhead? Pink Planet is a modern day vintage sleaze paperback with a Bizarro twist brought to you by the fine folks over at Riot Forge.”

Edited by Chris Kelso and Garrett Cook

Artwork by the mad brilliant Luke Spooner. He can be found here at Carrion House.
http://www.carrionhouse.com/

Riot Forge
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Click here to buy a copy

http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Planet-Jon-R-Meyers-ebook/dp/B00M3152KC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1406243986&sr=8-3&keywords=pink+planet

Liza: Remastered

LIZA REMASTERED COVER

Welp, with beautiful artwork from Justin Coons the remake of the legendary DIY pink chapbook formerly known as “Liza” has made its way into a KRALLCON 2.0 Exclusive via Dynatox Ministries. This version also featured a new action-packed introduction by the infamous Garrett Cook and a weird little bonus story about building a robot at the end titled, “Boris D. Burnhart”.

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Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession COVER

Check out my short story “The House at the End of Blood Pond Road” alongside many other great and fantastic tales of horror. This thing rocks! Danger. Demons involved. Tread lightly, and carry a big cross. Reports of strange occurrences have been reported by those that have read this anthology.

Artwork by Stephen Cooney

Published By JWK Fiction

http://jwkfiction.com/

Buy a copy of this here:
http://www.amazon.com/Demonic-Possession-James-Ward-Kirk/dp/0692249176/ref=la_B004A30AHQ_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405304125&sr=1-1

WITCH! The anthology about witches.

WITCH! The anthology about witches.

My short story “Metal Witch” will be appearing in WITCH! An anthology full of awesome witch stories published by Dynatox Ministries and edited by Jordan Krall. This is currently available for pre-order (CLICK THE COVER OR SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS).

PRE-ORDER (link below)
http://dynatox.storenvy.com/collections/240632-all-products/products/3185583-witches-an-anthology

“An anthology of WITCH stories! All proceeds to go funding author Rob Harris’s trip to New Jersey for KrallCon 2014.

The authors in this book include: DJ Tyrer, Josh Myers, Jayaprakash Sathyamurthy, Jonathan Moon, Jason Wayne Allen, Alex S. Johnson, Jess Gulbranson, Jon R. Meyers, Charie D. La Marr, Sam McCanna, Joseph Bouthiette Jr., David Anderson, A. Carina Barry, Amelia Gulbranson, Michael H. Antonio, Justin Grimbol, Michael Faun, Michael Allen Rose, Philip LoPresti, and Michael Sean LeSueur.

Over 200 pages.”