Monday, September 23, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead by Steven S. Drachman

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Steven S. Drachman's Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead, the third and final title in The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third series!!! Today, on our tour stop, we have a guest post featuring Ten Quotes from Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead to share! Plus, there's a cool tour-wide giveaway, too! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!! Follow the tour, HERE!

Historical Fantasy/Fiction
The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third, #3
Publish Date:
September 1, 2019

On the morning of Wednesday, September 24, 1879, I awoke in a prison in Montana.

I did not imagine that evening might find me sprawled beneath a great and ferocious sand crab on a rancid beach, deep in the Hell of the Innocent Dead.

But that is indeed where I wound up.

The moral, if there is one: never plan your day too inflexibly.


In this, the final book of the trilogy, Watt O'Hugh, the dead/not-dead, time Roaming Western gunman, travels the length and breadth of the sixth level of Hell, recruiting a shadowy army that might storm the borders of the Underworld, free humanity and the inscapes from the clutches of the Falsturm and his Sidonian hordes, and stave off the Coming Storm.

He'll need a little luck.

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*Ten Quotes from Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead*
+ 1 bonus Quote

  • “Watt O’Hugh’s Maxim and First Corollary: there’s no reason to kill a man if there’s no reason to kill a man.” — Watt O’Hugh
  • “We are Roamers, darling. We do not leave footprints. We pass like the wind.” — Theera
  • “The welcome in Yuma has been somewhat less than adequate.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “I had naught but a third-grade education, and thus I was ignorant of Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham treatises, and further thus I wound up with a bullet in my brain.” — Althea
  • “I wish I could get a new one of these damn things. No one makes a wooden foot in Hell.” — Madame Tang
  • There’s mere death, and then there’s … DEATH! May we all be lucky enough to warrant mere death.” — Elias Pinkney
  • “Your ghosts helped you when you were saving Althea in the firelit mud of Wemas City. But where were they when the fate of the universe hung in the balance?” — Emelina (speaking to Watt O’Hugh)
  • I had indeed become a man of habitual mental phlegm. But only on my better days.” — Watt O’Hugh
  • All you need to turn a ‘Faustian bargain’ into ‘God’s work’ is to hide the ugly man away and show the world the pretty blonde Aryan woman with the caring blue eyes.” — Allen Jerome
  • Hell was invented to keep us in line. Somebody thought of that and someone believed it. And here it is. And why are there so many Hells? A surfeit of guilt, and a surfeit of idle poets.” — Milton (quoting, in part, Kermit the Frog)
  • At one ‘time’ you — we — were half-Divine. Then, we still danced with eternity. Beauty still existed, then. Now we are chromatids and centromeres, and our ‘soul’ is nothing more than ‘subjective experience,’ a part of evolution, a necessary survival mechanism. Look what we gave up when we rewrote the story.” — Billy Golden


“Touching tragedy, dead-pan comedy and a time-roaming cowboy? Part three of Drachman’s epic fantasy series is indeed fantastic!” ―David David Katzman, award-winning author of A Greater Monster (Bedhead Books)

“[An] engaging tale of Western science fiction and amazing fantasy … Fast-paced, energetic and fun; a dime novel for modern intellectuals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

"The third entry in Drachman'sseries (after Watt O'Hugh Underground) dives right into a complex world of time travel, lost love, faith, war, and the afterlife. The titularRoamer -- a time traveler with cowboy flavor -- is hoodwinked into getting good and dead. He wakes up in the Hell of the Innocent Dead, a place of Chinese myth devoted to those unjustly dead whose murderers still walk free.... VERDICT: Genre mashup devotees should get some good laughs and thrills from this Western/adventure/sf/fantasy blend." ―Nicole Steeves, Library Journal


Don't miss the previous titles in The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third series
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**About the Author**
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Steven S. Drachman is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, The Boston Phoenix, The Chicago Sun-Times, and Entertainment Weekly. He has also written on the Middle East for the IsraelPalestinePeace e-zine and in the Kindle single, Enough Already: A Framework for Permanent Peace, which was the the basis for a Ted Talk in 2014.

His first novel, a Western sci-fi historical fantasy entitled The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh, was named one of the Best of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, and Winner, Best Fantasy Novel by Indie Excellence Book Awards 2012. Book 2 of the Watt O'Hugh trilogy, Watt O'Hugh Underground, was published by Chickadee Prince Books in 2014, to equivalent acclaim. The final book of the trilogy is Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead.

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