Lance Storm in Print:
Johnny Wylde, Marcus Wynne: This is an awesome action thriller and the start of a new series. There is a character in the novel "Lance T" who is named after me, and I'm told I will have a bigger role in the sequel. Johnny Wylde is an e-book exclusive, and amazingly under-priced.
With a Vengeance, Marcus Wynne: Another amazing action thriller, which I am a small walk on character in. A fantastic book by one of my favourite authors. Another e-book exclusive, get with the times, free apps available for your iPods, iPads, Macs, and PCs.
Visions of Sugar Plums, Janet Evanovich: This is a Christmas novella Janet wrote from her Stephanie Plum series, it's a fun little read and both Kurt Angle and I get a mention.
To The Nines, Janet Evanovich: As you can tell Janet and I are friends because she manages to drop my name in this one too. I believe she makes reference to my red trunks, which she continually refers to as my red panties. (LOL)
Gateways, F. Paul Wilson: This is the 7th book in Wilson's Repairman Jack series (my favourite series) and in the novel Jack wear a WWE Lance Storm T-Shirt. It's a shame WWE never made any. (LOL)
The Fallen, T. Jefferson Parker: I don't get mentioned in this one, but I do get thanked on the acknowledgement page. There are a couple wrestling references in the book, and I help supply the background info. A very interesting and great read.
The Line Up, Otto Penzler: This is a unique book, in that it is a collection of authors talking about the famous series characters they have created. I am not mentioned by name in the book but in the Lee Child chapter he mentions me and a discussion we had about his lead character Jack Reacher.
Dog River Confidential, Michele Sponagle: This is the second Corner Gas book and covers the last 3 seasons of the show. I received the book as a Christmas present and was delighted to see my name make the book. There is a question and answer section and in it there is a list of famous Canadians who should have gotten to do cameos on the show, and Lance Storm made the list.
Must Read Series: Non-Book Mark selections
John Dortmunder, Donald E. Westlake: I love these books. The Dortmunder series can best be described as a comedic crime novel. As weird as that sound it really works. Dortmunder and his usual crew are the nicest, albeit not the most proficient, band of criminals you'd ever want to meet. (Try: Road to Ruin, Watch Your Back, or Bad News)
Parker, Richard Stark: Richard Stark is actually an alias for Donald E. Westlake but you'd never know it. His Parker series is real hard nose crime fiction. Parker rules. I love this series but unfortunately they are mostly out of print and hard to find. They have the best opening sentences you'll ever find. I've tracked down 11 of these so far and haven't been disappointed yet.
Matthew Scudder, Lawrence Block: There are 16 books in this series and I've read them all. I wasn't as crazy about the first 4 but after that I couldn't put them down. I read 10 of them in a month while in OVW. These are for the most part detective mysteries, but with a sharper edge.
Joe Kurtz, Dan Simmons: There are only 3 books in this series (Hardcase, Hard Freeze, and Hard as Nails) and they are all excellent. Like the Parker series these are hard nose crime fiction. The Series is set in Buffalo, NY.
Atticus Kodiak, Greg Rucka: Atticus is a body guard (protection specialist) and is also noted as being the character that helped me diagnose my lower back problems. Atticus suffered the same back issues I was suffering when I retired, in the novel Critical Space and it was reading that book that lead me down the road to recovery. I've read 4 of the current 5 Atticus Kodiak novels and Rucka's next novel will be number 6.