Blacky Jaguar – ex-IRA hard man, devoted greaser, and overall hooligan, is furious. Someone’s made off with Polly, his 1959 Plymouth Fury, and there’s not much that can stop him from getting her back. It doesn t take him to long to get a name, Osito, the Little Bear. This career bastard has Polly in his clutches, and Blacky doesn’t have long until she’s a memory.
The sudden burst of righteous violence gets the attention of Special Agent Linda Chen, FBI pariah and Blacky’s former flame. Linda’s out to get her man before he burns down half the Bronx and her superiors get the collar.
All roads will lead our heroes to an unassuming house in one of the worst parts of the South Bronx, where fists and bullets will surely fly, but maybe, just maybe, Blacky will find a better reason to fight than a car. The Fury of Blacky Jaguar is the story of friends, enemies, and one sweet ass ride.
What some of the best in the crime writing community are saying after spending a little time with the crankiest Irish bastard in the 5 boroughs:
“Angel Colon’s writing mixes brutal violence with dark humor, but he never forgets the emotional truth of his characters. Colon and THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR should be on everyone’s radar now. Readers are going to love this exciting new voice.” — Dave White, Shamus Award Nominated author of NOT EVEN PAST
“The Fury of Blacky Jaguar is a hardboiled Guy Ritchie-esque romp that clocks you in the jaw and leaves you eager for more the instant the credits roll. Angel Colón is only beginning what is sure to be a career to watch.” —Christopher Irvin, author of BURN CARD and FEDERALES
“I want a Blacky Jaguar TV series. And an action figure. And a lunchbox. And Blacky-branded brass knuckles. Until that day, I’ll settle for this razor-sharp, rattling buzzsaw of a novella.” —Rob Hart, author of NEW YORKED
“Don’t let the Heavenly name fool you, Angel Colon’s writing brings the heat. THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR is a darkly wry, bare-knuckle brawl of a book that’ll leave you seeing stars. Five star reviews that is. I sure as Hell hope Angel has more in store for Blacky Jaguar, because this character has more fight in him than can be contained in a single novella.” —Bracken MacLeod, author of MOUNTAIN HOME and WHITE KNIGHT
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Released December 5th, 2016 from Down & Out books!
Fantine Park is not the woman her mother was – she’s certainly not the safe-cracker her mother was. Fresh off parole after a stint in the joint for a poorly thought out casino robbery, she finds herself right back in the thick of it.
The target: semen. Yes, semen. The genetic man-batter from supposed Ivy Leaguers and other elite that nets top dollar from Asia.
The plan: there is no real plan. Fantine just has to get it out of Evensight Storage.
There’s no guarantee anyone involved in this mess is getting out alive, especially when Fantine finds herself face to face with the psychopath known as O Leiteiro – the Milkman.
Praise for No Happy Endings:
“No Happy Endings takes the time-tested trope of retired robber on a final heist, and delivers one of the most weirdly original, satisfying, and unexpected capers of the year.” — Joe Clifford, author of the Jay Porter Thrillers
“Deftly mixing a delightfully twisted premise with deliciously dark humor and an authentic emotional core, Angel Luis Colón is a top voice in the new generation of crime fiction writers.” — Holly West, Anthony Award-nominated author of the Mistress of Fortune series
“With Colón’s popping wry prose, No Happy Endings moves at a breakneck pace, is fabulously entertaining, and has one of the best female leads you’ll read in a long time.” — Jen Conley, author of Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens
“This is a heist book like no other, perfectly captured by Colón’s intense, no-frills style. Loaded with dark humor, tightly-choreographed action and a memorable protagonist in Fantine Park, NO HAPPY ENDINGS hits hard, with a jawbreaking impact that won’t fade overnight.” – Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Silent City and Down The Darkest Street
“This Angel from hell writes hardcore pulp fiction as sick, slick, funny, and thrilling as Willeford meets Westlake.” — Thomas Pluck, author of Blade of Dishonor and Bad Boy Boogie
“Not only does No Happy Endings deliver on the outrageous premise, Angel Colón somehow manages to make it absolutely plausible. A true page-turner packed with colorful characters, biting one-liners and some of the most repulsive murder scenes a twisted mind could conjure.” — S.W. Lauden, author of Crosswise
“Try to read with your fingers covering your eyes, hoping to shield your them from the nonstop action, violence, and mayhem as the reader cranks along to an inevitable, satisfying climax.” — Eryk Pruitt, author of Dirtbags and Hashtag
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Released June 23rd, 2017 from Shotgun Honey!
Ex-IRA hard ass, wanted international criminal, and all-around hooligan, Blacky Jaguar, is back and on the run.
After painting the Cross Bronx Expressway red—literally—and losing his beloved car Polly to his ex, Linda Chen (who isn’t returning his calls because she’s not a complete idiot) Blacky decides his time is running short and has tasked himself with one last stop before tossing hands up and surrendering: Graceland.
Of course, nothing Blacky Jaguar sets his mind to ends up being simple. Contacted by an old frenemy, Broderick Kimbo, Blacky finds himself strong-armed into protecting the budding leader of a growing social justice movement against escalating attacks from an online cabal known as The Cool Clux Cult and their shadowy internet tough-guy leader, neilDATASStyson.
What happens when Blacky Jaguar meets a problem he can’t punch? What happens when our Irish hero discovers a pair of Doc Martens is utterly inappropriate for walking the wilderness? What happens when Blacky discovers the glory of the Chicken Biscuit?
What happens when Blacky Jaguar goes up against The Cool Clux Cult?
What are people of notable writerly distinction saying about the latest Blacky punch-stravanganza?
Fighting against the Cool Clux Cult, Blacky Jaguar is leaner, meaner, and more insane than ever. But underneath all the missing teeth and spilled blood, we finally get a glimpse of Blacky’s big heart – just don’t tell him that. – Nik Korpon–author of The Rebellion’s Last Traitor
Blacky Jaguar Against the Cool Clux Cult is the best novella I’ve read in years — a fast-paced, hard-boiled, adrenaline-filled combination punch of fury and humor. – Steve Weddle — author of Country Hardball
With a voice that’s natural, cool, and centered–while still coiled and venomous–Angel Colon delivers a flawless upgrade to the best novella of 2015. No question, Blacky is back. Bold, sharp, and full of surprise. Like a quick, hard left to the jaw. – Tom Pitts–author of Hustle, American Static
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Released December 4th, 2017.
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From the off-beat mind that brought you the Song of Piss & Vinegar series and Anthony Award-nominated No Happy Endings comes some of most twisted, dark, and heartfelt short fiction on the scene…
Synopsis: Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary-mix tape to that strange Goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head.
So what’s in store for your brain?
Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle, Sean Clarke as he goes from soft-hearted kid to full blown bastard to broken old man.
Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie.
The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air.
Beards make absolutely terrible trophies.
Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City.”
All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!
Advance Praise for MEAT CITY ON FIRE (AND OTHER ASSORTED DEBACLES):
“The beauty of what Angel Luis Colon does within the boundaries of the short story is you never know what you’re going to get. He seamlessly shifts from dark noir, to comedy, to character examinations with breakneck speed and the skill of a dozen writers.” —Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce, Rough Trade, and founder of Thuglit
Meet the Author: Angel Luis Colón is the Anthony and Derringer Award-nominated author of No Happy Endings, the Blacky Jaguar series of novellas, and the short story anthology Meat City on Fire (and Other Assorted Debacles). His fiction has appeared in multiple web and print publications including Thuglit, Literary Orphans, and Great Jones Street.
Keep up with him on Twitter via @GoshDarnMyLife.
About Down & Out Books:
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Released July 30th, 2018
An estranged family member! A score to end all scores! Continued gastrointestinal issues! Five years after surviving the most harrowing heist of her life, Fantine Park is lured back to the United States by her aunt. The bait: a lead on the identity of her mother’s killer and a score known as the ‘pension plan’, a piece of software that can literally pay out in perpetuity if they can get their hands on it in time.
Working with a team of actual professionals with their own motivations; Fan’s loyalties and beliefs will be tested as nothing is as it seems; especially when one of the members of this crew may have been the last person to see her mother alive.
It’s going to be lies, murder, and gas station hot dogs all the way down as Fan races to get the answers about the day her mother died and maybe, just maybe, the kind of cash that will pull her away from a continued life of crime.
Praise for PULL & PRAY:
“Tough, sly, and funny as hell; Fantine Park is a noir hero for a new century. With Pull & Pray, Angel Luis Colón continues to show why he’s one of the finest voices in crime fiction.” —Nick Kolakowski author of Slaughterhouse Blues and Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me
“Pull & Pray will have you laughing a one minute and shaking your head in disbelief the next. Can’t wait to see where Colón takes Fantine Park next!” —Hector Acosta author of Hardway
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