Cigar of the Week

The Cigar of the Week is the San Lotano Oval.

I picked up one of these sticks in a sampler pack from En Fuego Cigars and Lounge here in Las Vegas.1 These are strong tasting maduros, featuring Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. They enjoy a 5-star rating on Cigars International, where you can pick up a box of 20 for anywhere between $160 and ~$190 (around $8-$9 a stick). Pricy, but worth it if you’re looking for a full-bodied cigar to celebrate a special occasion.

Here is a review from Stogies on the Rocks.

They’ll never replace my beloved Toranos, but they are damned fine cigars.

1 If you are in the Vegas area, I highly recommend that you stop in at the En Fuego Lounge on Sahara Avenue. They have a nice selection, the staff is really friendly, and it is one of the better cigar lounges I’ve visited.

“Vigilante: Rise of the Demon” now available! (*Updated*)

At long last, Vigilante: Rise of the Demon is now available from!

From the description:

Victim, vigilante, or villain? Depending on who you ask, Robert E. Lee “Bob” Campbell is all three.

His troubles begin after he returns from a tour of duty as an Airborne Ranger in Iraq and is struck by a drunk driver while defending himself against muggers. Bob falls into a four-year-long coma. When he awakes, the world is different. But Bob pushes back his bitterness and regret to start a new life with a beautiful girlfriend. Then she is tragically killed in a spree shooting, and Bob concludes the universe is officially messing with him.

Bob is sick of the crime that saturates society. He decides to take matters into his own hands and becomes the Demon, a violent vigilante capable of keeping up with the criminals. To the police and the FBI, he’s nothing but a villain. To drug dealers, child molesters, and other evil men, he’s a force to be feared.

In this dark superhero drama, follow Bob as he dodges drug cartels, police officers, and government agents. Everyone wants the Demon dead, and Bob will have to decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for his new cause.

Currently only the paperback is available ($14.99), but the Kindle version should be available next week. This is a dark, reality-based superhero tale (more DCEU than MCU in sensibility). I enjoyed writing it and am planning a sequel for next year.

Of course, I have to get Voyage Beyond Fear edited and published first, and the sequel to Blood Debt is in its early stages (but coming along)…

Anyway, check it out. The Kindle version will be available for loan by those that have Amazon Prime, so folks on a budget will be able to read it for free (and reviews are always appreciated!).

I’ll get back to editing shortly (I’m on an Elementary marathon right now) and am planning to enroll Voyage in the Kindle Scout Program in a few months. I’ll update you on how that goes.

*UPDATE* Now available on Kindle for $3.99!


Cigar of the Week

The Cigar of the Week is the Acid Blondie Belicosco.

The Acid Blondie Belicoso Connecticut is a mild body with the Blondie shape finished in a pigtail head. These cigars are sweet and mellow and feature an absolutely fantastic aroma.

These sticks are ring size 54 and measure 5″.

Here is a review from JR Cigar.

This stick enjoys a 4 1/2 star average rating on Thompson (several of the ratings are 5 star), where you can pick up a box of 24 for ~$130. I confess that I have never been much of a fan of acids, but these sticks are turning me around.