Richmond writer V. Mark Covington is the author of, Bullfish, Heavenly Pleasure, Montezuma’s Revenge and Homemade Sin (to be released winter 2011) His play Shakespeare in the Trailer Park. He is currently working on a Southern Gothic novel.  He lives in Richmond Virginia’s Museum District with his wife Beverly and their two Australian Shepherds, Journey and Opal, where he writes novels exploring the cosmically comical nature of the universe, the purpose of which is to create someone who lives in Richmond, Virginia’s Museum District and writes novels exploring the cosmically comical nature of the universe.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Homemade Sin

What do a racing greyhound with multiple personalities, a claustrophobic NASCAR driver, an obsessive compulsive prize fighter, and a Bull Rider with a fear of clowns have in common?   They are all better off dead…Welcome to the Fugu Lounge where everything you order can kill you from your Blowfish sushi to the Bufo toads that you lick following your Absinthe shooter. Hussey Payne, apprentice voodoorine wants to give up voodoo and pursue a medical career but after turning a race-losing Greyhound into a race- winning zombie-dog she finds someone is turning zombie making into a very profitable business.

 
 
 

2012 Montezuma’s Revenge

In 1521, when Cortes returned to Mexico intent of plundering the Aztec gold. But when they arrived they found the treasure of Montezuma had disappeared. There are many theories of what happened to the treasure, this is not one of them. But, what if Montezuma II escaped with the gold and headed north to bury his gold, along with a strange crystal box, under a lake in Utah. And what if, five hundred years later Ricky and Lucy Poot, aided by Mexican spy ‘Dirty’ Sanchez, discover Montezuma’s gold and Montezuma himself in suspended animation.  And what if Montezuma awakes with a mission, to use the gold to restore his Empire and usher in the Mayan prediction of a paradigm on December 21, 2012. The trouble is Montezuma has only a short time to rebuild the Aztec Pyramids and save the world.

 

Bullfish

When artifacts are discovered from Noah’s Ark in the 21st century they lead noted archeologist Winward Ho on a strange journey. Along the way he will discover the secret personal belongings of Jesus; a pair of Nike sandals, a mermaid necklace and a pair of tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar. Ho is propelled on a ‘sacred cow tipping’ adventure that comically explores the origin mermaids, Minotaurs, lost continents and found love.

 
 
 
 
 
Heavenly Pleasure

Strange things are happening on Perilous Parkwood Avenue, where the inhabitants include Kali Sen, exotic dancer and potential savior of humanity, Eve Savage, quantum-physicist and inventor. Ted and Eric run Heavenly Pleasure, a little Christian adult bookstore that will be the next battleground in the eternal war between good and evil. And just who is the Ice Cream man, peddling such weird flavors as Wicca Wild Berry, Holy Mary Cherry and Zen Zinger that do a lot more than satisfy your sweet tooth

 
 

 

V. Mark’s Cause:

Richmond chapter of the SPCA – (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals)

http://www.richmondspca.org/

The Richmond SPCA is a national leader in humane care and education, having developed numerous lifesaving programs and services including those dedicated to adoption, rehabilitation, sterilization and education. The organization saves the lives of 3,000 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily.

 

 

Author links:

V. Mark Covington Amazon Author Page: http://ow.ly/76nZI

 

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