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Preston Black has a nasty habit of falling in love with the wrong women. But girls who don’t play nice are the least of his problems. This charismatic bar-band guitarist isn’t washed-up, but he’s about to be. He’s broke, he’s tired of playing covers and he’s obsessed with the Curse of 27. If he doesn’t wise up he’ll be adding ‘deal with the devil’ to his list.

Lucky for Preston, he has help: an angelic beauty who matches him note for note and a music professor who deciphers the old Appalachian curses binding Preston to a song that is his only shot at redemption. And when things get real bad, he has the ghost of John Lennon to remind him that “nothing is real.”

Let Raw Dog Screaming Press author Jason Jack Miller take you to a place where love is forever even when death isn’t, where magic doesn’t have to be seen to be believed, where a song might be the only thing that saves your soul.

What They’re Saying About The Devil and Preston Black

“With this new book, Jason Jack Miller has single-handedly cornered the market on Appalachian Noir fiction, and deservedly so… With just the right touch of magical realism, this hip take on the ‘deal with the devil’ story conjures up a tale that’s vastly enthralling and compulsively readable. Highly recommended.”
-Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Grave Markings and Play Dead

“With the photographic clarity of a beat poet’s metaphor and the soulful twang of a bluesman’s axe, Jason Jack Miller draws the reader down a trail of folksong breadcrumbs to the haunted backwoods of Appalachia, where the worst devil of all may be the one that stalks our hopes and dreams.”
-Christopher Paul Carey, co-author of The Song of Kwasin

“The complex and fascinating characters woven by Jason Jack Miller gives us a vivid tour of the Appalachian music world. The realism of the dialogue brings the reader into the room with the characters; and the musical explanations and descriptions show the passion and knowledge Miller brings to the subject. This was a book I could not put down.”
-Gary Ryman, author of Fire Men: Stories From Three Generations of a Firefighting Family