Saturday, January 21, 2012

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

NOIR NOW: THE EMPIRE STATE!

NOIR NOW: THE EMPIRE STATE!

ADAM CHRISTOPHER

The stunning superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.

It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State – a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York.

When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.

Adam Christopher’s stunning debut novel heralds the arrival of an amazing new talent.

STEAMPUNK CORNER: THE UNNATURALIST!

STEAMPUNK CORNER: THE UNNATURALIST!

TIFFANY TRENT

In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger. Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large.

Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.

Y/A CORNER: VIOLINS OF AUTUMN!

Y/A CORNER: VIOLINS OF AUTUMN!

AMY MCAULEY

Go behind enemy lines during World War II in this tale of romance and espionage…

Betty, an American teenager living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive.

Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement.

Adele’s missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it’s when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?

JACK THE RIPPER CORNER: THE PLEASURES OF MEN!

JACK THE RIPPER CORNER: THE PLEASURES OF MEN!

KATE WILLIAMS

Spitalfields, 1840. Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London’s East End. She has few companions and little to occupy the days beyond her own colourful imagination. But then a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, leading the press to christen him The Man of Crows. And as Catherine hungrily devours the news, she finds she can channel the voices of the dead . . . and comes to believe she will eventually channel The Man of Crows himself.

But the murders continue to panic the city and Catherine gradually realizes she is snared in a deadly trap, where nothing is as it first appears … and lurking behind the lies Catherine has been told are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.

With an elegant style and thrilling plot, The Pleasures of Men reveals the dark, beating heart of corrupt London during Queen Victoria’s reign.

VINTAGE COVERS: NAKED WHEN WE DIE!

HAT TIP TO J. KINGSTON PIERCE

VINTAGE COVERS: MODERN MECHANIX!

Friday, January 20, 2012

VINTAGE COVERS: MEN IN CONFLICT!

VINTAGE COVERS: CLOAK AND DAGGER!

COCKTAIL NATION 204 ~ LUAU AT THE LAKE!

COCKTAIL NATION #204 ~ LUAU AT THE LAKE!

On the show this week, Koop checks out Oahna Luaau at the lake, reviews OSS 117 and plays some music from the film. His look at the world of swank will give the lowdown on some great gigs and parties to attend, plus his swank advice. Koop’s back on the radio for another week as the Cocktail Nation broadcasts from the centre of Sydney in the Hi Fi stereophonically gadgeted up Penthouse . . .

PLAYLIST:

Spy Fi ~ Espia en Vacaciones
Tikiyaki Orchestra ~ Theme For Jetsetters
Si Zenter ~ I’ve Found a New Baby
Sergio Mendes ~ Mas Que Nada
Waitiki 7 ~ Left Arm Of Budda
Three Suns ~ Fever
Mancini ~ Experiment in Terror
Royal Crown Revue ~ Port Au Prince
OS117 ~ Chicks by the pool
Billy May ~ I gotta have you
SG Sound ~ Excapade Velocity
Skip Heller ~ The Collector
Vicki Carr ~ No Other Love
Wynton Marsalis ~ Green Chimeys
Dinah Washington ~ Mad About The Boy

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 19, 2012

FELONY FISTS NOMINATED FOR 2012 PULP ARK AWARDS!

 
FELONY FISTS NOMINATED FOR 2012 PULP ARK AWARDS!

THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2012 PULP ARK AWARDS ARE IN ... (DRUM ROLL PLEASE) ... AND I'M AS PLEASED AS CAN BE THAT FELONY FISTS HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN TWO CATEGORIES: BEST SHORT STORY AND BEST AUTHOR ... WINNERS ARE DECIDED BY THE PULP ARK NOMINATING COMMITTEE ...

FOR A FULL LIST OF NOMINEES CLICK HERE

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FELONY FISTS NEEDS YOUR VOTES!


FELONY FISTS NEEDS YOUR VOTES!

★★★ MOST COOL! ★★★ FELONY FISTS HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE 2012 SPINETIGLER AWARD: BEST NOVELLA ★★★ PLEASE POP OVER TO THE BELOW LINK AND VOTE ★★★

FELONY FISTS IS IN GOOD COMPANY AS THE OTHER NOMINEES ARE:

Barracuda: A Peter Surf novella by Raymond Embrack
California by Ray Banks
Everything I Tell You is a Lie by Fingers Murphy
Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli
Follow Me Down by Kio Stark
Old Ghosts by Nik Korpon
The Point by Gerard Brennan
Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig
Smoke by Nigel Bird

FELONY FISTS IS GOING TO NEED EVERY VOTE SO DON'T WAIT ★★★

VOTE HERE

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

HAT TIP TO BILL CRIDER

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY TO ‘THE GREATEST’ ~ MUHAMMAD ALI!

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY TO ‘THE GREATEST’ ~ MUHAMMAD ALI!

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

“I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.” – Muhammad Ali

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

Monday, January 16, 2012

PULP NOW: PAUL BISHOP GETS PULPED!

PULP NOW: PAUL BISHOP GETS PULPED!

I GET PULPED! NEW PULP PODCAST . . . SPORTS PULPS, FIGHT PULPS, AND ME ...

Pulped! The Official New Pulp Podcast is back where it started! Still playing on internet radio, Pulped! makes a triumphant return to Podcasting! Join Hosts Tommy Hancock and Derrick Ferguson as they discuss Sports Pulp, Crime Fiction, Old Time Radio Pulp, and more with Pulp and Crime Writer Paul Bishop!

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: WINGS OF WAR!

PULP NOW: WINGS OF WAR!

F. E. RECHNITZER

HERE’S THE WORD ON BLACK DOG BOOK’S LATEST REPRINT . . .

Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.

Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.

Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as—The Lone Eagle!

Now collected into book form are the first two novel-length adventures of the great ace.

INCLUDED:

•NO MAN'S AIR
•WINGS OF WAR

INTRODUCTION: TOM ROBERTS
COVER: RUDOLPH BELARSKI

"John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the '30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for the ages!"—Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series

"In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow."—Mel Odom, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series

"Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It's about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!"—Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series

"Great fun!"—Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody's Army series

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

COCKTAIL NATION #203!

COCKTAIL NATION #203!

On the show this week, Koop introduces us to Kramer, who is joining The Cocktail Nation once a month to talk about lounging movies. Plus there will be news from author Bill Raetz; swank advice on what to bring to a dinner party; a look at the world of swank with some great gigs to check out; and info on a book about When The Mob Ran Vegas...

PLAYLIST:

Combustible Edison ~ Seduction
Don Tiki ~ Bla Bla Cha Cha
Bob Thompson ~ Just You Just Me
Arthur Lyman ~ Voodoo Dreams
Diana Holt ~ At Last
Haji Baba ~ Crazy Bongos
Esquivel ~ Latin-Esque
Clouseaux ~ Krakatoa
Frank Bennett ~ Money Changes Everything
Jonah Jones ~ I Dig Chicks
DJ Bonebrake ~ Situation
Jimmy Vargas ~ Angel Eyes LIVE
Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga ~ The Lady Is a Tramp
Eartha Kitt ~ I Want to Be Evil

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE SHOW CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64!

PULP NOW: DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64!

TOM JOHNSON

NOW AVAILABLE FROM FADING SHADOWS!

MURDER TOWN / THE LEGEND

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"

PUBLISHED IN A LIMITED RUN.

$7.95, PLUS $2.25 POSTAGE BUT FOR THIS INITIAL RUN, BOOK AND POSTAGE IS $10.00.

CONTACT fadingshadows40@gmail.com FOR ORDERING INFORMATION.

PULP NOW: THE EAGLE OMNIBUS!

PULP NOW: THE EAGLE OMNIBUS!

ALTUS PRESS - COMING SOON!

NORMAN A. DANIELS AND E. HOFFMANN PRICE

INTRODUCTION BY TOM JOHNSON

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two rejected stories, these classic espionage stories have never been completely reprinted before . . . until now.

444 PAGES ~ $34.95

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 2!

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 2!

ARCH WHITEHOUSE

INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY

ALTUS PRESS - COMING SOON!

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen AKA The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.

Volume 2 contains the next six stories: “Clue of the Cockpit Clock,” “Death Flies the Electra!,” “Trans-Atlantic Intrigue,” “Sky Gun Snare,” “Zeppelins Vanish!” and “Sea Hangar Snare.” This also includes an article by pulp historian Will Murray.

256 PAGES ~ $19.95

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF SPICY MYSTERY VOLUME 1!

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF SPICY MYSTERY VOLUME 1!

INTRODUCTION BY EDITOR ALFRED JAN

ALTUS PRESS - COMING SOON!

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult. You'll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her . . . snare for a man . . .

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery Volume 1 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by Editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

202 PAGES ~ $17.95

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: ADVENTURERS INC.: SPOOK TRAIL

PULP NOW: ADVENTURERS INC.: SPOOK TRAIL

JEFF DEISCHER AND WILLIAM G. BOGART

ALTUS PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!

Back after 65 years! The trio of heroes that make up the team of Adventurers, Inc. return for an all-new novel-length adventure: "Spook Trail" by Jeff Deischer.

This pulp-sized collection is designed to look like a long-lost issue of an ADVENTURERS, INC. pulp magazine. Issue 1 also includes the original Adventurers, Inc. story, "The Crazy Indian," complete and uncut, written by Doc Savage writer William G. Bogart.

166 PAGES ~ 6.69" X 9.61" ~ $14.95 SOFTCOVER

ALTUS PRESS