Daniel Verastiqui

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor: The Sarcastiqui Review

I mentioned in a previous Thursday Roundup that I had started reading We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor but that after encountering the line the butthurt is strong with this one had completely...

Now Available: Brigham Plaza

In the midst of one of the most nightmarish years in my lifetime, I am releasing a new book. If I were a patient man, I would have waited, maybe a year or two (or four, depending), before interrupting stories...

Come Closer by Sara Gran: The Sarcastiqui Review

I was doom-scrolling Twitter the other day and like a sudden ray of light through a storm, I saw an ad for Sara Gran's Come Closer. Normally, I don't pay attention to book ads on Twitter, but this one came...

Category - Books

Today is a good month to preorder Brigham Plaza

Congratulations! You made it through July 2020. Not a trivial feat. Luckily, your TODO list for August is pretty straightforward. Just put on your mask, grab your hand sanitizer, and go preorder the Kindle version of...

Last Call for Advance Book Reviewers

A couple months ago, I set a goal to line up 50 advance reviewers for my newest book, Brigham Plaza. So far, I've only been able to secure 30, which means I've got some spots open for anyone who loves cyberpunk and...

Book Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

With the exception of the opening scene, Doctor Sleep is not quite the scare fest I was expecting. As the author notes in his afterword, a different King wrote The Shining, and a different you is reading Doctor Sleep...

Book Review: The Institute by Stephen King

Although not on the same prestige level as The Shining or The Stand, The Institute is a damn good book that is simultaneously deliberate and effortless. The story of a young, brilliant boy who is abducted by a...

Scott Reviews Hybrid Mechanics

Verastiqui’s trademark descriptive style and signature wit is thankfully present throughout the story: clever dialogue, multi-dimensional characters, sexual subtleties and exploring of gender identities, The Matrix...

Now Available: Hybrid Mechanics

The wait is finally over, my friends. Book Five of the Vinestead Anthology, Hybrid Mechanics, is now available for purchase at Amazon or by PayPal-ing me $400. Why $400? Well, because in addition to the book, you get a...

Win a Copy of Hybrid Mechanics

From now until release day, you can enter to win a Kindle copy of my latest cyber-thriller, Hybrid Mechanics. This will be the only time you'll be able to get this book for a few years, or unless you purchase the print...

January Goodreads Giveaway: Por Vida

We are less than 90 days from the release of Hybrid Mechanics! To celebrate, I’d like to get every last soul on Earth reading my previous books. Not only will this prepare them for Book Five in the Vinestead...

Thanks, Maureen

I just wanted to give a quick thanks to Maureen H for her recent review of Veneer. I tend to look at my books as always increasing in quality, and yet it's Veneer, my second book, that continues to outsell the others. I...

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