Friday, March 2, 2012

WESTERN PULP NOW: BULLETS FOR A BALLOT!

WESTERN PULP NOW: BULLETS FOR A BALLOT!

NIK MORTON

BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY EDWARD A. GRAINGER …

Cash Laramie Returns! Gun Smoke Rises And Blood Spills.

In the town of Bear Pines, Mrs. Tolliver has announced she is running for the mayoral office. She’s the first woman to run as a candidate which divides the residents and sets the town into a tailspin.

U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is sent in to maintain peace and order and to protect Tolliver and her family from powerful allies of the incumbent, Mayor Nolan.

In a bid to force her to quit the race, things turn ugly ... and deadly. Surrounded by killers who will stop at nothing to make sure Mrs. Tolliver is not elected, Cash wires Cheyenne for assistance, but will help arrive in time?

MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES: MEN!

PULP NOW: DOSSOUYE – THE DANCERS OF MULUKAU!

PULP NOW: DOSSOUYE – THE DANCERS OF MULUKAU!

CHARLES SAUNDERS

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Dancers of Mulukau make benign magic with the elegant movements of their feet. From healing to entertaining, from ending droughts to mending walls, the Dancers bring peace and harmony wherever they go. Yet a mysterious, veiled people called the Walaq consider the very existence of the Dancers to be an abomination that must be eliminated.

Dossouye, having wandered far from her native kingdom of Abomey, is hired to help protect the Dancers as they engage in their vital responsibilities. Along with her formidable war-bull, Gbo, the woman-warrior battles human and demonic foes that work in league with the Walaq against the Dancers.

The Dancers of Mulukau is published by Sword and Soul Media, with cover art by Mishindo.

326 PAGES / PERFECT-BOUND PAPERBACK / 6.0 WIDE × 9.0 / $20

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PULP NOW: WINGS OF WAR!

PULP NOW: WINGS OF WAR!

F.E. RECHNITZER WRITING AS LT. SCOTT MORGAN

NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK DOG BOOKS!

BDB's latest title, Wings of War, collecting the first two novel-length adventures of John Masters, The Lone Eagle, is now available for purchase. Visit our Wings of War listings page to learn more or order your copy today.

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!

"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

TRADE PAPERBACK / 188 PAGES / $19.95

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PULP NOW: BLOOD AND TACOS!

PULP NOW: BLOOD AND TACOS!

There was a time when paperback racks were full of men’s adventure series. Next to the Louis L’Amours, one could find the adventures of The Executioner, the Destroyer, the Death Merchant, and many more action heroes that were hell-bent on bringing America back from the brink. That time was the 1970s and ’80s. A bygone era filled with wide-eyed innocence and mustaches.

Those stories are back! The new quarterly magazine Blood and Tacos is bringing back the action, the fun, and the adventure. Also, the mustaches.

In each issue of Blood and Tacos, some of today’s hottest crime writers will choose an era and create a new pulp hero and deliver a brand-new adventure. Each issue will include 5-6 stories featuring action-packed mayhem written in the style of that bygone era. The stories might not always be politically correct, but whether satire or homage, they will deliver on every page. Fast and fun, action and adventure, Blood and Tacos.

If the stories weren’t enough, Blood and Tacos will also feature fine pulpy art, reviews of some of the fine (and not so fine) novels from the same period, and maybe even a recipe or two.

So enjoy this serving of Blood and Tacos. And remember, if it’s too cheesy, it’s a quesadilla.

Blood and Tacos is the brainchild of Johnny Shaw, screenwriter and author of the novel Dove Season: A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco. When he’s not writing or teaching, he is usually in an undisclosed warzone working as the demolitions expert in the mercenary group, The Bushmasters. He also enjoys badminton. His website can be found at Johnnyshaw.net. Or follow him on Twitter at @BloodandTacos.

Blood and Tacos is published by Creative Guy Publishing, the company that brought you such fine books as Amityville House of Pancakes (Vols 1-3), Stays Crunchy in Milk, Installing Linux on a Dead Badger, Brine, and many others with odd titles but excellent stories.

DOOLAN ON FIGHT CARD!

DOOLAN ON FIGHT CARD!

BLOGGER TOM DOOLAN GETS OUT THE FIGHT CARD WORD ON HIS BLOG THE WORDS OF TOM …

About a month ago, I got on a kick. I wanted to find some other fight fiction from the Pulp days. So, I did some searches, but really couldn’t find anything in the public domain (finances being what they are). Then, on Amazon, I stumbled across the Fight Card books. At the time, the first two were free, so I grabbed them. And I absolutely DO NOT regret that ...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

ESPIONAGE CORNER: VOODO LODGE!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: VOODO LODGE!

BILL RAETZ

KINDLE EDITION $2.99

THE LATEST WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU THRILLER VOODOO LODGE FROM PULP WRITER BILL RATZ IS NOW AVAILABLE …

You could order up anything in that swank joint—from mai tais to murder!

A secret agent. A vampish wahine.

It was a caper that kicked off in a tiki bar haunted by a ghost — where the drinks are LETHAL!

Monday, February 27, 2012

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: FOREIGN PULP COVER CAVALCADE!




T.H.E. CAT GRAPHIC NOVEL!

T.H.E. CAT GRAPHIC NOVEL!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS FROM THE ‘60s LOOKS TO BE GETTING THE GRAPHIC NOVEL TREATMENT FROM KEZ WILSON AND H. C. BRANDT. CAN’T FIND TOO MUCH OUT FROM THE PROJECT’S WEBSITE, BUT I’M UP FOR IT IF IT COMES TO FRUITION . . .

Out of the night comes a man who saves lives at the risk of his own. Once a circus performer, an aerialist who refused the net. Once a cat burglar, a master among jewel thieves. Now a professional bodyguard. Primitive… savage… in love with danger. The Cat!

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HAT TIP TO BRYAN HAYES

VINTAGE COVERS: ACE G-MAN STORIES!

NOIR NOW: THE WICKED WIVES!

NOIR NOW: THE WICKED WIVES!

AUTHOR GUS PELAGATTI GIVES US THE WORD . . .

When I was an eight year old boy I overheard adults in my South Philadelphia neighborhood discussing 17 disenchanted and unfaithful neighborhood wives who murdered their husbands for insurance money, love and lust. This was a fascinating topic for an eight year old boy eavesdropping on adult conversation. The adults were discussing the true story of Philadelphia’s infamous 1938 murder scandals. My fascination led to obsession. I knew that I had to write about these wicked wives someday.

After I became a trial lawyer in 1964, I researched the poison murder cases in the law library and obtained newspaper accounts of the scandals dating back to October, 1938. Thereafter I conducted interviews with judges, lawyers, police, witnesses, sheriff deputies and neighbors who knew the defendants.

One of the chief conspirators was a tailor who seduced, then persuaded at least twelve wives to poison their husbands for insurance. The setting for his seductions was the couch in the rear of his tailor shop, located two blocks from our family home.

A fascinating conspiracy unfolded in these murder cases. The poison gang’s colorful and hilarious characters helped to deep-six a minimum of 20 husbands. The supporting cast includes Giorgio, “The Don Juan of Passyunk Avenue. ” Aside from scheming Lillian, “the society wife”, the wives include Rose, the “Kiss of Death Widow, ” Eva “the nymphomaniac” and the “hopelessly in love, ” Joanna.

After many comical episodes, intriguing detective work and two suspense filled high profile trials, 12 wives plead or are found guilty of murdering their husbands. Two male conspirators were executed in the electric chair.

"The Wicked Wives" gleefully explores the sins of lust and greed, and the disappointments that love often brings. The characters, although they commit murder and adultery, are extremely likable, and often amusing. Writing “The Wicked Wives” was a true labor of love.