Some silly questions with Jeffrey Kosh and review of Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Jeffrey Kosh is a man of many talents; he can scare the pants off you with his
horror stories, thrill you with his erotica stories or just amaze you with his
You can find him on;
Goodreads, Amazon and Shelfari where he often collects 5* reviews for his
His stories are
mainly divided in two series:
The Prosperity Glades
Feeding the Urge, Kamp Koko by Night, Spirits and Thought Forms, FIVE.
The Dead Men
Tell No Tales Universe; Dead Men Tell No Tales - The Full Tale, Dead
Men Tell No Tales - The Short Story, and Black Brig.
Jeffrey Kosh also has
some amazing short tales and novelettes, like REVENANT, Haunt, Stryx and The
South Will Rise Again.
Lets not forget the
two erotica short novels Thrill of the Hunt and Home Invasion.
But he likes to think
of his main job as a graphics artist and he certainly manages to conjure up
some spectacular work if you want to have a peek here is the link to the
website gallery, or have a read of his full bio' on the Linkedin site.
Now for some silly
questions and a cheeseontoastgrilling;
What is your
favourite sandwich? Drink? Chocolate/candy bar? (you can just
pick one if you like!)
Well, I’m not very
picky with food, as I love almost everything my stomach can digest. I had
alligator meat in Florida, snake in Thailand, some kind of cheese with live
worms in Sardinia, and a lot of strange stuff. But I must admit that bugs, no
matter what they say, don’t taste like shrimps … they taste of … sh@t. Now my
favorites: coffee (lotsa o’ it), Brit fish n’ chips, quiche Lorraine, all kind
Do you have a
favourite place to write?
I need isolation when
I write. I don’t mind music, but I need to focus on my characters and details,
so I get easily distracted. Like cats, my hunting instinct is attracted by all
kind of movement. Seriously. You roll a ball in front of me and my eyes dart
Who or What is your
personal favourite character/novel?
creature. I have a strong affinity with that character. He reminds me of
Lucifer in Paradise Lost, Caliban in The Tempest, and myself. As for my
favorite book, well, that’s easy: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary
If you had a theme
track, what would it be?
There are many songs
I associate with me. I love country, blues, hard rock, metal, but I can just go
crazy for some modern classic composer. Have to pick one, right? Okay: ‘Dark
Night’ by The Blasters. You know that piece at the beginning of From Dusk Till
Dawn? Yeah, that’s my pick today. But if you ask me tomorrow …
If you could have any
superpower what would it be and why?
Teleport. I traveled
a lot in my life, and still do. But I really hate taking a plane, coach, or
train. Heck, I even hate taxis! Point is, I like driving, being in control of
my trip, stopping whenever I want, going from point A to point B at my pace,
not at the whims of a driver or pilot. Back in the States, I used to drive for
long distances, enjoying the whole trip. Roads, especially in the Southwest,
are like being on Star Trek: you never know what can be out there and you can
surely have some strange and memorable encounters. Like that time I was
traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Couple of rednecks spotted my
California license plate and decided to play a prank to a city slicker: they
pulled beside me and pointed a revolver to my face. I thought I was being
hijacked, but they just wanted to scare me. That’s all.
Weird, intense people
My review of Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Whilst Pirates and ghost
stories would not normally be my “thing” any story that you pick up from the
Kosh is going to be amazing, so I dived in!
The spread of characters is
diverse; each has a very in depth personality and reason for being part of the
story. Drake is a bit of phwoar he certainly knows how to create some swash and
Initially I found the
verse and tone of the book hard to get into, especially the Creole language but
this added to the spook element, the character definition and eventually I was
so immersed in this world the difficulty slid away.
When the Risen slaver is
described with its undead crew I must admit to feeling a little queasy, but as
the story progresses even worse things come and I felt the hairs on my arms
start to tingle a little.
The fight scenes are full on
pirate/undead and so descriptive that I could feel the splash of gore, pus and
Pirates of the Caribbean
this is NOT but I think it would make an awesome film as the visuals are very
The real history that is
interwoven throughout is very impressive and shows the depth of research and
attention to detail that the Kosh has.
The resulting climax to all
the fights, intrigue, Voodoo, Plague and Undead is not disappointing and Kosh
even manages to throw some love and sex in there!
Overall I really enjoyed
this book and would recommend it to anyone wanting and fascinating if gory tale
of the sea.