in Jerks and Other Tales from a Perfect Man, John M. McIlveen presents a collection of humorous genre tales that looks at men and their relationships with a clever, hilarious, and often shocking eye. Get ready to smile, blush, gasp, and quite possibly barf!
In the novelette Jerks, Kelly learns that men are indeed beasts, first hurtfully, then shockingly, and ultimately, seductively.
In Playing the Huddys (based on a true story) we encounter the dark side of a New England family during an impromptu, Saturday morning softball game.
In Signs, two redneck buddies' life-long friendship is tested when they read the signs.
in A Perfect Man, Jake, in his search for perfection, finds that taking the wrong road still can lead to perfection.
With Saddled Vengeance, you encounter a West that never was... hopefully.
Praise for JERKS …
“With one book, John McIlveen has reversed the intellectual growth I’ve acquired from every classic work of literature I’ve ever read. In fact, even everyday tasks like tying my shoes have become a challenge, thanks to my newly eroded brain. Oh, sure, JERKS is funny as hell, but it has ruined my life. Screw you, McIlveen.” – Jeff Strand, author of WOLF HUNT
“McIlveen’s writing is always dark and wicked. Now, in JERKS, he shows off his wickedly dark sense of humor, a love of human absurdity, and a keen eye for the bizarre details of life. The man has a twisted mind, which is perfect for our twisted world.” – Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author.
“There’s dark fiction. There’s dark humor. And then there’s John McIlveen, who combines the two in the mirthfully macabre JERKS. Funny as hell!” – Brian Keene, author of CLICKERS and DARK HOLLOW