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Austin Nights by herocious

Tiny TOE Press


a novel
168 pages

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Bridget had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Michael had a hankering after immortality which made him a useless dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two Austin transplants who loved each other so well.

Literary Fiction


FictionDaily w/ David Backer
We Who Are About To Die w/ Noah Cicero
Black Heart Magazine w/ Jennifer Thompson
Postcard Life Stories w/ Michael Kimball
Kipp Poe’s Blog w/ Kipp Poe Speicher
Writing on the Air w/ Francois Pointeau & Dillon McKinsey (KOOP radio interview)
Kris Wampler’s Blog w/ Kris Wampler
Soooz Says Stuff w/ Stacey Danson
Xylo, The Wolf Baron review by M. L. Kennedy
The Next Best Book Club review by Lori Hettler
The Word Zombie review by daimion
Austinist review by Adam Schragin
Red Fez review by J. A. Tyler
Whistling Shade review by Joel Van Valin
Dee’s Book Blog review by Deanna Fisher
Writer’s Little Helper review by Jessica Patient
Beach Sloth review by Beach Sloth
i am alt lit review by anonymous
Mi patria es la literatura review by Jose Maria Hazan


The novel has a strange epic feel about it. Like something huge is happening, I’m not sure how he does it, but you get the emotion that someone is really trying to live.
-Noah Cicero, author of The Insurgent and Best Behavior

There is a particular intimacy that the protagonist lets the reader in on, and I sense it in his ever so slight insecurities, a flaw that he knows how to write quite well without being overtly overbearing.
-Lavinia Ludlow, author of alt.punk

An interesting read no matter how you slice it.
-Adam Schragin, Austinist

Powered by a rich kind of nonlinear anti-narrative, Davidson weaves and cajoles us into believing that reality can be fiction and fiction reality, but more importantly, to stop looking for the border that divides the two.
-Jennifer Thompson, Black Heart Magazine

-Scott McClanahan, author of Stories IV!


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Also available at Farewell Books in Austin, Texas.


In 2011, herocious learned how to handpress paperback novels right on his kitchen table. Together with his wife, Bridget, they named the DIY imprint Tiny TOE Press. After self-publishing ‘Austin Nights,’ they published 3 more books: ‘The Mosquito Song’ by M.L. Kennedy; ‘Miss Gone-overseas’ by Mitchell Hagerstrom; ‘Heart of Scorpio’ by Joseph Avski. Tiny TOE Press will release 2 new titles this fall: ‘The Persistence of Crows’ by Grant Maierhofer; ‘Rarity of the Century’ by Fawzy Zablah.

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