Saturday, December 4, 2010

PULP NOW: WILD CARDS 1!

PULP NOW: WILD CARDS 1!

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Back in print after a decade, expanded with new original material, this is the first volume of George R. R. Martin’s Wild cards shared-world series

There is a secret history of the world—a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces—those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers—cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.

Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself. And this new, expanded edition contains further original tales set at the beginning of the Wild Cards universe, by eminent new writers like Hugo–winner David Levine, noted screenwriter and novelist Michael Cassutt, and New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

PULP NOW: THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

PULP NOW: THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

THE MURDER BUND!

EMILE C TEPPERMAN

Emile C Tepperman is one of the great pulp writers. He did stories for The Avenger, The Spider, Operator #5, Phantom Detective and Secret Agent X.

His own creations included Suicide Squad, Marty Quade and Ed Race.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD: THE MURDER BUND
ACE G-MAN NOV 1940

The Stephen Klaw, Johnny Kerrigan and Dan Murdoch are the Suicide Squad. There started off being 5. Then there was 4. Now there are 3. Tomorrow? Maybe 2. Maybe 1. Maybe none. All 3 of them crossed the line and should have been thrown out of the FBI, but their accomplishments were such that they were reserved for missions so dangerous no agent could come back alive.

Before the US got into WWII, the Skull and Swastika corpse were running Nazi Fifth Column activities stateside. And its up to The Suicide Squad to stop them.

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PULP NOW: THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

PULP NOW: THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

TARGETS FOR THE FLAMING ARROWS!

EMILE C TEPPERMAN

Emile C Tepperman is one of the great pulp writers. He did stories for The Avenger, The Spider, Operator #5, Phantom Detective and Secret Agent X.

His own creations included Suicide Squad, Marty Quade and Ed Race.

STORIES IN SERIES

Ed Race ~ 55 ~ September 1934 - October 1943
Marty Quade ~ 32 ~ June 1934 - October 1943
Suicide Squad ~ 22 ~ May 1939 - April 1943
Operator #5 ~ 19 ~ December 1935 - June 1938
The Spider ~ 12 ~ November 1936 - September 1940
TheAvenger ~ 6 ~ September 1942 - August 1944
Secret Agent X ~ 4 ~ August 1934 - April 1935
Phantom Detective ~ 2 ~ September 1937 - February 1939

Wrote a total of 263 stories between 1933 and 1944.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD: TARGETS FOR THE FLAMING ARROWS
ACE G-MAN DEC 1942

The Stephen Klaw, Johnny Kerrigan and Dan Murdoch are the Suicide Squad. There started off being 5. Then there was 4. Now there are 3. Tomorrow? Maybe 2. Maybe 1. Maybe none. All 3 of them crossed the line and should have been thrown out of the FBI, but their accomplishments were such that they were reserved for missions so dangerous no agent could come back alive.

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PULP NOW: THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #3!

PULP NOW: THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #3!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Big Book of Bronze #3 is finally released! I would like to thank all of the authors whose contributions make this year's BBoB so incredible. Doc Savage and Lester Dent have never been explored so thoroughly and from so many new and exciting angles as they do in the BBoB3. The subjects are too many to highlight and the contributors too prominent to single out over any other. Take a look below at the Table of Contents and if there isn't a subject, author or artist that makes you clamor to get your hands on a copy then you may not be a true Doc Savage fan.

Like last year's Big Book of Bronze, BBoB #3 features cover art by Tim Faurote. However, this time he has gone all out and created a fantastic wrap-around cover that must be held in your hands to be appreciated. In addition to Mr. Faurote, interior illustrators include Scotty Phillips and Kez Willson.

Learn more about Doc Savage than you ever thought possible by ordering your copy of BBoB #3 and add this beautiful book to your Doc Savage reference books.

PERFECT-BOUND PAPERBACK
6 × 9 ~ PRICE: $19.95

THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #3

PULP NOW: HIGH ADVENTURE #115!

PULP NOW: HIGH ADVENTURE #115!

MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON SPECIAL ISSUE

LANCES OF TARTARY
BOBRIKOFF'S BANQUET
HOOVES OF THE TARTAR HORDE

ALL BY MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON

7X10, 112 PAGES, $9.95

ADVENTURE HOUSE

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE # 118!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE # 118!

Join the BIG W every Friday evening as he continues to explore, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• Johnny One Note - The Supremes
• Spanish Flea - Glenn Miller Orchestra
• It’s Today - Bobby Darin
• T,H.E. Cat - Al Hirt
• Cheek To Cheek - Buddy Greco
• Speak Love - Peter Nero
• Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bing Crosby / The Andrews Sisters
• Be True To Your School - The Hollyridge Strings
• Island In The West Indies - Judy Garland
• See The USA In Your Chevrolet - Mel Hanke
• Trouble Down Here Below - Lou Rawls
• Peter Gunn - Billy Strange
• Latin-Esque (mono) – Esquivel
• I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra
• That Old Black Magic - Enoch Light
• Ti-Pi-Tin - Kirby Stone Four
• Latin Golightly - Eddie Cano Quartet
• Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat - Sammy Davis, Jr.
• There’s No Governor Like Our New Governor - Allan Sherman
• Lady Is A Tramp - Buddy Cole
• Sleigh Ride - Eydie Gorme / Steve Lawrence

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COCKTAIL NATION #153 ~ WAITIKI 7 AT DON THE BEACHCOMBERS!

COCKTAIL NATION #153 ~ WAITIKI 7 AT DON THE BEACHCOMBERS!

On the show this week,Koop talks to Randy Wong from Waitiki 7 about a massive and historical show they have coming up at Don The Beachcombers. Koop will also tell us about some wonderful events to attend, take on the regular Ask Koop segment, and have a look at the blogosphere with a tip sent in from an Australian listener. There will also be more Christmas music to get you in the mood, plus all the best lounge and exotica from across the world.

PLAYLIST:

Royal Crown Revue ~ Christmas Greetings
Love Is A Racket ~ Jimmy Vargas
Waitiki 7 ~ The Magic Islands
Alvino Rey ~ Rock Gently
Astrud Gilberto ~ Who Needs Forever
Orchestrotica ~ Terre Exotique
Duke Ellington ~ Grace Valse
Clouseaux ~ Parisio
Martini Kings ~ Silver Bells
Les Baxter ~ Mood Tattooed
Combustible Edison ~ Call Of The Space Siren
Indigo Swing ~ My Baby Comes Round at 8
Shagxotica ~ Blue Scooter
John Coltrane ~ Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Three Suns ~ Fever

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PULP NOW: JACK DEMPSEY'S SPORTS MAGAZINE!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

TAKE A CHANCE FRIDAY!

TAKE A CHANCE FRIDAY!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH e-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE e-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . PULP . . .

A HEX OF SHADOWS
THE MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES OF DR. SHADOWS ~ $6.99

TEEL JAMES GLENN

In the year 1937 the world trembles on the brink: Dr. Shadow, Former stage magician, Anton Chadeaux, is paralyzed in a plane crash in Korea is rescued and taken to a secret Sulsa monastery where for years he is bathed in strange herbal mixtures and taught ancient secrets. He is reborn as a grey skinned Goliath with a mission: help the helpless, give hope to the hopeless and punish the truly evil of the world.

Join him in six mysterious adventures as he:

Investigates a murder attempt on the father of a friend…

Faces a mysterious killer called the Shade of Death…

Must figure out how a ‘locked room murder’ of the head of a New York Tong and save his lady friend friend ‘Hank’…

Faces the vicious Mauler Manzetti in a charity boxing match…

Encounters machete wielding killers, in the world of Voodoo …

And lastly, when Dr. Shadows’ friend is murdered in New Orleans is forced to enter the deadly Bayou Sinistre.


Mystery and action as if straight from the pages of the Pulps of old…

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VINTAGE COVERS: SO IT DOESN'T WHISTLE!

JANE AUSTEN CORNER: THE CRIMES OF JANE AUSTEN!

JANE AUSTEN CORNER: THE CRIMES OF JANE AUSTEN!

THE EURO CRIME BLOG POSTS TODAY ABOUT THE PROLIFERATION OF CRIME NOVELS INVOLVING JANE AUSTEN . . .

Jane Austen's adventures as sleuth have been documented for a while by Stephanie Barron and recently Lynn Shepherd rewrote Mansfield Park as a crime story with Murder at Mansfield Park and next May, there's to be a crime novel investigating her death . . .

No one has ever been able to provide a satisfactory explanation for the tragically early death of Jane Austen. This intriguing novel delves into the private lives of the Austen family and comes up with a new and shocking possibility . . .

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: MEET MOROCCO JONES!


FORGOTTEN BOOKS: MEET MOROCCO JONES!

JACK BAYNES (BERTRAM B. FOWLER)

I’m admitting upfront I’d never heard of Morocco Jones until just recently. While I wouldn’t want to put my knowledge of the mystery field up against some of the experts in the field (like George Kelley or Bill Crider, etc.), it’s still fairly rare I’m completely unaware of a character or author out of the past – I might not have read them, but I have at least a passing acquaintance.

Not so with tough Chicago P. I. Morocco Jones, who until now has flown complete under my radar.

Morocco has one of the coolest P.I. names I’ve come across, and it’s clear his creator wanted Morocco to out hammer his literary competition with the other cool name – Mike Hammer. Obviously, despite Morocco’s best attempts to take on the Syndicate’s goons with his fists and blazing .45, that never happened.

MEET MOROCCO JONES

An exciting new personality takes his place among the heroes of tough guy fiction.

Meet Morocco Jones – whose mind is as sharp as the edge of lightning –whose fists are as deadly as a forty-five – and whose morals – well, the less said the better . . .

“You’ve got a helluva nerve, Morocco!”

Two hoods lay crumpled in a heap on the floor. “Did you bring me around just to look at this garbage? Why didn’t you just kill them and toss them out the window?”

“Later,” answered Morocco softly. “They’re a present from the Syndicate. The organization must be hard up for laughs to send out a couple of punks like this.”

The Syndicate wasn’t fooling.

But neither was Morocco Jones.

And you just have to love the pure pulpiness of the following back cover copy from the last book in the series.

MOROCCO JONES IN THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN ANGEL

MOROCCO JONES . . .

The name was whispered in secret . . . in awe . . . in terror, from Budapest to Bangkok, from Copenhagen to Cairo to Kansas City, Mo.

MOROCCO JONES . . .

The toughest, smartest operator ever to work and survive the toughest racket of the all – overseas counterespionage.

MOROCCO JONES . . .

The guy who rocked the Syndicate on its heels in Chicago, the guy who took Border City’s underworld apart with his bare hands.

So when the wheels of the Syndicates newest and deadliest racket – ‘industrial protection’ – began to steam-roll over the quiet town of Pacific Port, the citizens knew what to do – S.O.S MOROCCO JONES.

Yeah, baby, that’s exactly what I would do . . . Morocco Jones is probably rightfully forgotten, yet there is something about the over the top pulpy style of the novels I enjoyed. Also the Fawcett/Crest covers are cool enough the be worth collecting.

THE MOROCCO JONES NOVELS

MEET MOROCCO JONES – IN THE CASE OF THE SYNDICATE HOODS (1957)

The toughest guy you ever met – the toughest story you'll ever read.

HAND OF THE MAFIA (1958)

Morocco Jones challenges the power of the Syndicate in this tough-paced tale of murder, mayhem and mobsters.

THE PEEPING TOM MURDERS (1958)

Morocco Jones rips the lid off Hollywood's strangest and dirtiest racket.

MOROCCO JONES – IN THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN ANGEL (1959)

Mafia, murder, molls and mayhem in a tantalizing suspense novel.

VINTAGE COVERS: A DAME CALLED MURDER!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NOIR NOW: BAD GIRLS: FILM FATALES, SIRENS, AND MOLLS!

NOIR NOW: BAD GIRLS: FILM FATALES, SIRENS, AND MOLLS!

TONY TURTU

Blinded by desire, crazed with jealousy, and ripe with sin, the B movie bad girls of the big screen starred in sexy suspense thrillers during film’s golden age. These luscious, lascivious ladies broke female stereotypes as they antagonized with a vengeance, hiding guns in their garters and knives in their hair. Featuring an interview with Angie Dickinson, Bad Girls: Film Fatales, Sirens, And Molls presents vintage movie posters and publicity stills from movies like Gun Crazy, Sin and Desire, and Blonde Savage. Working with scant scripts, these gals relied on their beauty, bodies, and female prowess to carve their own niche in the male world of moviemaking.

Vaulted in Hollywood’s archives, these actresses and the movies they starred in have developed a cult following. Prized for their campy quality and overacting, these bad girls redefined the Hollywood girl-next-door ideal and paved the walk of fame for villainous vixens to come.

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FRANK HAMILTON ~ MASTER OF THE DOT!

FRANK HAMILTON ~ MASTER OF THE DOT!

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED BY FRANK HAMILTON'S MASTERY OF DOTS AS SHOWN IN THESE TWO EXAMPLES . . .

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COMIC TWART ~ JONAH HEX!

COMIC TWART ~ JONAH HEX!

THE GANG OVER AT COMIC TWART ARE TAKING A CRACK AT JONAH HEX MAKING ME WISH THE RECENT MOVIE HAD BEEN BETTER THAN IT WAS . . . ABOVE IS FRANCO FRANCAVILLA'S TAKE ON THE ICONIC CHARACTER . . .

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21 JUMP STREET FEATURE FILM!

21 JUMP STREET FEATURE FILM!

PER SONY PICTURES PRESS RELEASE . . .

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are set to star in a contemporary motion picture adaptation of 21 Jump Street, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. Hill and Tatum are executive producers on the project, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film with Stephen J. Cannell, who will receive posthumous credit.

Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, "Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing. They are a perfect duo for this film and Phil and Chris have a terrific, accessible take on the material. We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring."

Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing production for the film on behalf of the studio.

An early hit for Fox Broadcasting, “21 Jump Street” focused on young cops with youthful appearances who work undercover in high schools and colleges. The popular series starred Johnny Depp and several other young stars and hit home with the network’s key teen demographic from 1987-1991.

JONAH HILL starred opposite Michael Cera in the acclaimed hit Superbad, which grossed nearly $120 million at the US box office. He most recently starred in the Sundance Film Festival hit film Cyrus opposite John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei and opposite Russell Brand in Get Him to the Greek. He also recently lent his voice to two films for DreamWorks Animation, Megamind and How to Train Your Dragon. Hill also appeared in Knocked Up, Funny People, The Invention of Lying, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and was heard in the animated film Horton Hears a Who!. He made his screen debut in I Heart Huckabees. Hill also produced Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial comedy hit BrĂ¼no. Hill will next star opposite Brad Pitt in Columbia Pictures’ Moneyball and in David Gordon Green’s The Sitter for 20th Century Fox.

CHANNING TATUM most recently starred in the hit Dear John and will next be seen in a comedic turn in The Dilemma, which will be released on January 14, 2011 and will then star in the Roman epic adventure, The Eagle, directed by Kevin Macdonald and released on February 11, 2011. He is also starring in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. He just wrapped production on The Vow with Rachel Mcadams. He is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller & Hoberman.

Phil Lord and CHRISTOPHER MILLER most recently wrote and directed the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for Sony Pictures Animation. Among their television writing credits, Lord and Miller served as co-executive producers on “How I Met Your Mother,” the Emmy-winning primetime sitcom that began airing on CBS in September of 2005; and executive producers of both “Awesometown,” featuring the comedy troupe The Lonely Island, and the “Phil Hendrie” pilot. The team also worked as consulting producers on “Jake in Progress” and Cracking Up, supervising producers on “Method And Red” and “Luis,” and staff writers on “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.” The team also created, executive produced, and directed the MTV animated series “Clone High,” for which Lord also provided the voices of Principal Scudworth and Genghis Khan and Miller voiced John F. Kennedy and Mr. Butlertron. Lord and Miller also played the recurring roles of Bill and Cliff, respectively, in “Caroline in the City.”

STEVE TYRELL @ CAFE CARLYLE!

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

NEWS FROM EDITOR HARD CASE CRIME CHARLES ARDAI . . .

Thought you might be interested in this tidbit of news that broke this morning: Lawrence Block, one of the most decorated and popular authors in the crime fiction firmament (four-time Edgar winner, four-time Shamus winner, MWA Grand Master, New York Times best seller), is writing a brand new book for Hard Case Crime, and it's going to be our debut title when we re-launch the series in September 2011.

Titled GETTING OFF: A Novel of Sex and Violence, the book tells the story of a beautiful and self-confident young woman who sets herself a mission and carries it out with ruthless single-mindedness -- to track down and murder every man she's ever slept with. (And it's not a small number, especially since she finds herself sleeping with a few more along the way.) The character is one of Block's most memorable, the first new series character he's introduced since J.P Keller in HIT MAN a dozen years ago. Like Keller, she first appeared in a short story Block found himself writing, and after she'd stuck around for a second tale and then a third, he realized he had a novel-length story to tell about her. Thus was GETTING OFF born.

These days, it's hard to describe any book as shocking -- it's 2010, sex doesn't shock us anymore, nor even, really, does violence -- but I promise, this book is shocking. In the best possible way. There are moments in the story when I predict even the most jaded reader will find his or her jaw dropping.

And in recognition of the fact that the book is, shall we say, somewhat...spicy...the author has decided it's appropriate to revive a pseudonym he hasn't used in nearly 40 years, under which he wrote seven highly erotic novels in the 1960s and 70s. Accordingly, GETTING OFF will be published as by "Lawrence Block, writing as 'Jill Emerson'." As a long-time fan not only of Larry's work but of Jill's, I have to say it's exciting to see her return after too many after decades of Salinger-like silence...

Couple of other bits: GETTING OFF will not only be our re-launch debut title but also our first ever hardcover original. We plan to bring it out in paperback as well, of course -- but it felt like an occasion like this deserved a hardcover to commemorate it. The cover is being painted by Greg Manchess, winner of multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and creator of such iconic cover images for Hard Case Crime as FADE TO BLONDE and THE VENGEFUL VIRGIN. The book will be the first published under our new collaboration with UK-based Titan Publishing and will be distributed in the U.S. and Canada (as all of Titan's books are) by Random House.

This is easily one of the most thrilling announcements I've had the privilege to make since creating Hard Case Crime. I grew up reading and loving Larry's books, and the idea of getting to collaborate with him to bring a new one into the world is...beyond words. We're honored that he chose us as the home for this book and look forward to giving GETTING OFF the kick-off it so richly deserves.

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

BRAD MELTZER’S DECODED!

BRAD MELTZER’S DECODED!

PREMIERES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL . . .

What if the history you knew was only half the story? Brad Meltzer's Decoded investigates the other half: the secret history of the symbols and codes that surround us everyday.

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer has been writing novels for more than a decade. He has studied and written about some of the most revered institutions and documents in human history, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Presidency, the Secret Service, Wall Street and the Bible. Brad has assembled a team to investigate the countless clues and theories uncovered through his years of research, but unexplored until now.

From the dollar bill to the first Presidential Codes, the hidden messages of the Statue of Liberty and the ciphers protecting the location of lost Confederate gold, the team uncovers the truth behind history's most provocative secrets.

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and six other novels. His first non-fiction work Heroes For My Son, a collection of historical heroes, recently hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Meltzer is also author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously. Meltzer's books have spent over eleven months on bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages.

PULP NOW: HUNTING MONSTERS!

PULP NOW: HUNTING MONSTERS!

PULP WRITER JOSH REYNOLDS (CO-AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE PICTURED TOME) IS GIVING AWAY A FREE 5,000 WORD SHORT STORY, KRAMPUSNACHT, JUST FOR THE ASKING . . .

What's this story business about, you ask? Well, it's a bit of a gamble, is what it is. It's both a holiday treat and an advertisement of sorts for a series of stories I'll be writing regularly, starting next year, for Fantasy and Fear Magazine.

This story is a first taste, if you will, of the characters who will be starring in said series – Charles St. Cyprian, the Royal Occultist to the British Crown and his assistant/apprentice, the sharp-tongued Ebe Gallowglass.

That said, the first official appearance of these characters will be in January of 2011, in a story titled Sign of the Salamander, which concerns a murdered civil servant, a missing mystical artifact and a riverboat going down the Nile.

But until that time, you should feel free to enjoy Krampusnacht, which sees our daring duo attempt to stand in the way of the kill-frenzy of the Krampus!

To get your copy of Krampusnacht, contact Josh via e-mail at argus33 at hotmail dot com, Facebook, Livejournal or Blogger between now and midnight Christmas day.

TO CHECK OUT JOSH’S HUNTING MONSTERS BLOG CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: STRIP POKER!

PULP NOW: STRIP POKER!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT AND PULP WRITER BILL RAETZ HAS A HOLIDAY GIFT OFFER . . .

For the month of December, 2010, I’m offering my first pulp fiction novella, Strip Poker, as a free download! It’s also available as a paperback for only $5.95.

Gracing the cover of this illustrated, incredibly pulpy adventure is none other than the lovely Syd Divine, the Golden Girl of the West.

If you enjoy the novella, posting a comment/short review somewhere online would be much appreciated.

Get your copy today--and be sure to tell a friend!

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COMICS CORNER: THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES #5!

COMICS CORNER: THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES #5!

The adventures of the Green Hornet of the future continues! There is only one person to stop the corruption and evil of Chicago, and that is the GREEN
HORNET!

Featuring the writing of acclaimed Lone Ranger scribe Brett Matthews, cover artist Erca Awano, and interior artist Ariel Padilla.

32 PAGES ~ $3.99

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LOUNGE CENTRAL: MUSIC, MARTINIS AND MISTLETOE!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: MUSIC, MARTINIS AND MISTLETOE!

DIRK ETIENNE

The smooth sound of Dirk Etienne and your favorite holiday songs together on his new CD, Music, Martinis and Mistletoe!

Fourteen holiday classics that will fill your season with joy.

TRACKLIST:

1. Winter Wonderland
2. What Child is This?
3. White Christmas
4. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
5. Christmas Medley
6. Baby It's Cold Outside (with Rachel Marotta)
7. Christmas Time Is Here
8. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
9. Up on the Housetop
10. Silent Night
11. Here Comes Santa Claus
12. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
13. Do You Hear what I Hear?
14. I'll Be Home for Christmas

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FREE KINDLE E-BOOK: THE OUTLAWS: A PRESIDENTIAL AGENT NOVEL!

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK: THE OUTLAWS: A PRESIDENTIAL AGENT NOVEL!

W.E.B. GRIFFIN /WILLIAM E. BUTTERWORTH IV

The #1 New York Times-bestselling series returns-and the stakes have never been higher.

Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded-but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can't do, won't do, or doesn't do well, and he has the men and assets to help set things straight.

But the first opportunity, when it comes, is shocking: A FedEx package arrives, bearing photos of barrels containing some of the most dangerous biohazard materials on earth, all of which were supposed to have been destroyed during a raid on a secret Russian factory in the Congo. Who has them, and what do they want? Castillo has a feeling he's not going to like the answers.

THESE OFFERS FOR KINDLE EDITIONS FROM AMAZON.COM ARE USUALLY FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Y/A CORNER: PATHFINDER!

Y/A CORNER: PATHFINDER!

ORSON SCOTT CARD

A NEW OSC NOVEL IS ALWAYS AN EVEN FOR ME. ENDER’S GAME REMAINS ONE OF MY FAVORITE NOVELS OF ALL TIME. THIS TIME OUT, OSC STEPS INTO Y/A TERRITORY, BUT AS ALWAYS, HE DELIVERS A GREAT STORY . . .

A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

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MYSTERY CORNER: JACKIE DISASTER!

MYSTERY CORNER: JACKIE DISASTER!

ERIC DEZENHALL

THIS ONE TOOK ME BY SURPRISE. I DOWNLOADED A SAMPLE OF THE E-BOOK FOR MY KINDLE AND HAD TO BUY THE COMPLETED NOVEL AS SOON AS I GOT TO THE END OF THE SAMPLE. JACKIE DISASTER IS A COOL CHARACTER AND GIVES A REAL DIFFERENT TAKE ON CORPORATE CONS. I’LL BE LOOKING FOR MORE FROM DEZENHALL . . .


Jackie Disaster can make your problems disappear. His own problems are another story. From his office overlooking the Atlantic City boardwalk, Jackie 'Disaster' DeSesto runs Allegation Sciences, a successful crisis management firm.

That's why Sally Naturale, America's doyenne of good taste, hires him after a pregnant woman blames her miscarriage on Sally's organic soy milk. Jackie doesn't buy the woman's story, and worse, he doesn't buy Sally Naturale's version either.

His suspicions are confirmed when assassins try to kill him. So with his crack team (aka the Imps), Jackie embarks on a damage control campaign to vindicate Sally and catch the folks who are trying to drag him down with her. Suspenseful and hilarious, Jackie Disaster is a spin-till-you're-dizzy dance through the mysteries of media manipulation and South Jersey.

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WESTERN PULP: SIX GUN WESTERN!

WESTERN PULP: SIX GUN WESTERN!

SIX GUN WESTERN GOES BI-MONTHLY . . .

Six Gun Western has garnered many fans since its release. We've recieved multiple emails requesting "More please."

So, to that we say: "You got it!" Starting with the next issue in January, Six Gun will go Bi-Monthly!

That’s 6 issues per year instead of the current 4. To this end we have gathered a committed posse of contributers (writers, artists, and graphic design).

Each issue will have even MORE NEW Western fiction, artcles, history, and artwork.

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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: INTERPOL CALLING!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: INTERPOL CALLING!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT TANNER OVER AT THE DOUBLE O SECTION HAS THE DEBRIEF ON THE DVD RELEASE OF THIS ITC (BRITISH) SIXTIES SPY SERIES . . .

World crime is his target. Intelligence and style are his most deadly weapons. When Interpol’s Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the earth, the unstoppable investigator risks his life daily in a global race against time. He has the persistence of Columbo and the style of Holmes – and not even the most elusive fugitive can hide when he is on the hunt. Hungarian-born Charles Korvin stars as the intrepid Paul Duval, while Edwin Richfield is fellow Interpol investigator Mornay in this classic ITC series.

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MY NEW FAVORITE TEE-SHIRT!

PULP NOW: MASKED GUN MYSTERY #2!

PULP NOW: MASKED GUN MYSTERY #2!

NOW ON SALE!

Need your Mystery, Crime, and Masked Hero fix all in one spot?? It's right here in PRO SE PRESENTS MASKED GUN MYSTERY #2! Thrill to high octane Pulp Action on every page! With a stunning Norm Breyfogle cover spotlighting Barry Reese's THE ROOK, MASKED GUN MYSTERY promises to deliver shots, shouts, and clues aplenty, with cops, flatfoots, and masked men around every corner! Look no further for your pulp fix than PRO SE PRESENTS MASKED GUN MYSTERY #2! Take a shot at it today!

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VINTAGE COVERS: THE DEAD DON'T CARE!

Monday, November 29, 2010

KNUCKLES AND GLOVES!

KNUCKLES AND GLOVES!

THOSE WITH A TASTE FOR BOXING/FIGHT FICTION IN PULPS, NOVELS, AND MOVIES, SHOULD CHECK OUT KNUCKLES AND GLOVES, A NEW BOXING FICTION COMPENDIUM BLOG . . . THERE ARE ONLY A DOZEN OR SO POSTS AT THE MOMENT, BUT THE BLOG WILL BE GROWING DAILY . . .YOURS TRULY IS THE ADMINISTRATOR, BUT ANY AND ALL INPUT IS WELCOME . . .

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Y/A CORNER: HOW I STOLE JOHNNY DEPP’S ALIEN GIRLFRIEND!

Y/A CORNER: HOW I STOLE JOHNNY DEPP’S ALIEN GIRLFRIEND!

GARY GHISLAIN

David Gershwin’s summer is about to take a turn for the weird. When his dad’s new patient Zelda tells him she’s from outer space and on a quest to take Johnny Depp back to her planet, he knows he should run away screaming. But with one look from her mean, green eyes, David’s hooked, and soon he’s leaping across rooftops, running from police, and stealing cars just to stay by her side. He might not be a typical hero, but David’s going to get the girl even if it takes him to the ends of the earth—or beyond.

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ MY MOTHER EDITION!

SMUGGLIVUS IS COMING!

SMUGGLIVUS IS COMING!

THE BOOK SMUGGLERS BLOG IS GETTING READY FOR THEIR END OF YEAR CELEBRATION . . .

For those who don’t know, Smugglivus is our month-long (and a bit, because a month is never just a month in the Smuggliverse), end of the year celebration starting on December 1st and leading up to our third blog-o-versary on January 7th. This year, we have changed things a little bit and it is going to be even more manic than the past years. But you will learn more about our schedule on Tuesday when we officially post our Smugglivus kick-off, so make sure to check back then.

For now, we unveil what we think is the coolest, most awesome poster EVER in the history of posters! (pictured above)

Homage to the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future, our inspiration came from high school dance posters + robots (because according to Thea, robots make everything 100% more awesome) (The only other thing that trumps robots are dinosaurs, of course, in case you were wondering). Once again, our good friend Kenda from Lurv A La Mode delivered the goods . . .

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PULP ART: ILLUSTRATOR GEORGE GROSS ~ PART II!




VINTAGE COVERS: KILLER TAKE ALL!