Review Opportunity: Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie by Charie D. La Marr

Friday, January 10, 2014

Title: Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie
Charie D. La Marr
Age Range:
Genre: Circuspunk - Satire
Chupa Cabra House
Release Date: December 6, 2013
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Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie is a book of short stories in a brand new genre—Circuspunk. It contains 26 stories about the circus, carnivals, sideshows, midways and fairs featuring clowns, magicians, freaks, carnies and the crazy cast of characters that go along with them.

“This ain't your mama's roller coaster ride! That is unless your mama does acid before hitting the amusement park!” says Mimi Williams, author of Beautiful Monster.

“Hate clowns or love them, you are going to enjoy reading her zany and sometimes poignant look at a world we both love,” adds Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus and author of Freaks Like Me.

This is a wild ride of stories that begins with the rape of a circus poodle by one of the show’s rescue mutts and doesn’t let up until an overweight daredevil Elvis impersonator becomes a circus stuntman—diving 35 feet into a flaming kiddie pool of water. In between, the combination of satire, splatter and the wild and wacky will have you laughing, with brief respites of stories that will touch your heart and make you think.

A professional clown for 9 years, Ms. La Marr tells it like it is, like it should be and like those of you who with clown phobia would like it to be. Put on your rubber nose, put your big shoes up on the coffee table and enjoy Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie. The first Circuspunk book ever!

Distantly related to Mary Shelley on her father's side, Charie is primarily known as a ghostwriter in the field of sports - mostly baseball. She has had at least one book go to #1 on Amazon in 2 different categories.

Currently working to establish herself as an author in her own name, she has created a genre called Circuspunk (listed at Urban Dictionary) and a book of short stories in the genre to Chupa Cabra called Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie was released on December 6. She also has a her first satirical book (or Nyzarro as she calls it), Squid Whores of the Futon Fish Market coming out with JWK Fiction. She also has upcoming stories in Alex S. Johnson's heavy metal anthology Axes of Evil and Shwibly Magazine, James Ward Kirk's Bones and Ugly Babies 2, In Vein for the benefit of St. Jude's Hospital, Chupa Cabra's We Walk Invisible, Dynatox Ministries' Witches!, Ripple Effect for Hurricane Katrina relief, Surreal Grotesque,Oneiros Books CUT UP! and other anthologies. She was September's featured writer at Solarcide. She is known for writing in many different genres from crime to bizarro to erotica and even Seussian. She is currently editing a trilogy of Circuspunk anthologies called The New Whakazoid Circus--The Greatest Show on Paper. She is most proud of working with an Iranian translator, translating Booker Man Award Winner Vernon God Little into Persian--which became a bestseller in Iran.

Currently, along with her partner Alex S. Johnson, author of Bad Sunset and Timm Tayshun, publisher of Chupa Cabra House, she has established a Facebook group for writers called Special Snowflakes. The three of them will be publishing anthologies quarterly that will benefit an author in need or a cause. The first is for an author in Portland who has lost his job and been denied unemployment benefits. He is about to become homeless. The books will be called Heartcore: Special Snowflakes Anthologies. They will feature the works of authors in different genres, willing to donate a story to the cause. The books will showcase the talents of indie authors and help a person or cause--a win-win situation. The response has been overwhelming.

A redhead with a redheaded attitude, she lives in NY with her mother and son and fur children Bailey Corwin, Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel where she is partial to shoes and naps.

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