Friday, May 4, 2012

PULP NOW: AUDIOCOMICS ~ THE DOMINO LADY: ALL’S FAIR IN WAR!

PULP NOW: AUDIOCOMICS ~ THE DOMINO LADY: ALL’S FAIR IN WAR!

AudioComics Pulp is proud to announce the first episode in its Pulp Adventures series: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War. Created by Lars Anderson in the pages of Saucy Romantic Adventures and Mystery Adventures, The Domino Lady is the alter-ego of Ellen Patrick, a wealthy UC Berkeley graduate out to avenge the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, in the Raymond Chandler-esque Southern California of 1935. While she brandished a .45 and syringe of knockout serum, her greatest weapon was her sexuality, which she would use to disarm her unsuspecting opponents. Routinely stealing from her targets, she donates most of the profits to charity after deducting her cut, leaving a calling card with the words “Compliments of the Domino Lady” behind.

Domino Lady appeared specifically in “spicy pulp” magazines, pulps that typically featured semi-pornographic short stories. Such magazines had smaller print runs (and were as a result a few cents higher in price) and were usually sold “under the counter” upon request. Only a handful of Domino Lady stories were published, all of which were collected in Bold Venture Press’ Compliments of the Domino Lady, featuring a cover from the one and only Jim Steranko. Now, for the first time ever in both pulp and audio history, the Domino Lady rides the radio waves as Ellen Patrick’s alter-ego makes her first appearance in 1935 San Diego, investigating the disappearance of an actual one million dollar bill from an International Exposition. Complication: the head of security is her cocky ex-boyfriend…

The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War was recorded on November 19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

WHILE RESEARCHING FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK, WE FOUND OUT A LOT ABOUT THE CRUELTY OF USING BOXING KANGAROOS BACK IN THE '50S ... AND, WHILE THERE IS A BOXING KANGAROO IN KING OF THE OUNTBACK, WE THINK YOU'LL FIND IT A SYMPATHETIC AND ULTIMATELY UPLIFTING SUB-PLOT ...

DAVID FOSTER GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON BOXING KANGAROOS ON HIS BLOG, PERMISSION TO KILL, IN PREPARATION FOR THE LAUNCH OF FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK . . .

Obviously fighting a kangaroo is, well in my onion, pretty barbaric really – and certainly not politically correct today. But it was a common practice for Australian carnivals and circuses to have such an attraction in days gone by . . .

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AND LOOK FOR KING OF THE OUTBACK LATER IN MAY!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

DAVID FOSTER HAS POSTED PART 2 OF THE OUTBACK FIGHT CLUB DOCUMENTARY ON HIS PERMISSION TO KILL BLOG AS PART OF THE PROMO FOR THE UPCOMING FIGHT CARD NOVEL: KING OF THE OUTBACK . . .

 . . . Part 2 of the documentary about Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe. As I mentioned yesterday, King of the Outback is set in the world of tent boxing in the 1950s. What this contemporary documentary doesn’t show, is the large amount of aboriginal men who would work the tent boxing circuit as fighters but in the past (probably from the 1920s right through to 1980s) . . .

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AND LOOK FOR FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUT BACK COMING LATER IN MAY

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

IN PREPARTION FOR THE RELEASE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FIGHT CARD NOVEL, KING OF THE OUTBACK, DAVID FOSTER GIVES US THE LOWDOWN, OVER AT HIS PERMISSION TO KILL BLOG, ON RUBIN ‘HURRICANE’ CARTER AS IMMORTALIZED BY BOB DYLAN . . .

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AND LOOK FOR KING OF THE OUTBACK LATER IN MAY

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK PROMO!

IN PREPARATION FOR THE MAY FIGHT CARD RELEASE (THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FIGHT CARD OFFERING) OF, KING OF THE OUTBACK,
DAVID FOSTER OVER AT HIS BLOG, PERMISSION TO KILL, HAS POSTED PART ONE OF A DOCUMENTARY ON THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK FIGHT CLUB, AKA: TENT BOXING . . .

. . . King of the Outback, which is released later this month, is set in the world of outback tent boxing. As tent boxing is pretty much unique to Australia, a brief lesson is probably in order.

[On the bolg] in four snippets, is Part 1 of a documentary about Fred Brophy, who ran the last boxing tent in the world. As you’ll see, tent boxing is very different to traditional ring boxing – and at times, a pretty tough life for the fighters involved . . .

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LOOK FOR KING OF THE OUTBACK LATER THIS MONTH

PULP NOW: BABY SHARK IN THE WATER!

PULP NOW: BABY SHARK IN THE WATER!

HERE’S THE WORD FROM MY BUDDY ROBERT FATE, WHOSE BABY SHARK BOOKS ARE RIP-ROARING TALES OF REVENGE AND REDEMPTION . . .

As you know the publishing industry has gotten wackier than ever this past year or so – bookstores going out of business, traditional book sales declining, eBook sales increasing. My publisher has thrown in the towel. So, what happens to my backlist that is no longer available through the distributors contracted by my ex-publisher? Or, to cut directly to the chase, how can readers find my books?

Well, I’ve decided to go digital. This means I have penned 2nd editions of the first four Baby Shark novels and released them via Amazon. They will be offered FREE for your Kindle on the following dates:

Baby Shark will be free from May 18 thru May 22, 2012.
Beaumont Blues will be free from May 25 thru May 28, 2012.
High Plains Redemption will be free from June 1 thru June 3, 2012.
Jugglers at the Border will be free from June 8 thru June 10, 2012.

Each of the books can also be borrowed for free any time from the Kindle Lending Library. Be sure to check out the Book Club section when you visit www.robertfate.com and watch for the summer 2012 publications of Baby Shark’s Showdown at Chigger Flats, book five in the Baby Shark series. And, Kill the Gigolo, a contemporary standalone with a male protagonist.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

PULP NOW: VINTAGE DETECTIVE MAGAZINES!



VINTAGE COVERS: MAN BAIT!

ROUGH EDGES REVIEWS FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD!

ROUGH EDGES REVIEWS FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD!

JAMES REASONER PUNCHES IN ON THE LATEST FIGHT CARD ENTRY, HARD ROAD, OVER AT HIS ROUGH EDGES BLOG . . .

The latest entry in the Fight Card series continues the string of overall excellence in this on-going project masterminded by Paul Bishop and Mel Odom. HARD ROAD, which was written by Kevin Michaels under the Jack Tunney house-name, is the story of Roberto Varga, another two-fisted graduate of St. Vincent's Orphanage in Chicago . . . I'm not familiar with Kevin Michaels or his work, but he does a fine job in HARD ROAD, handling not only the fight scenes with polished ease but also the quieter, more emotional moments as well. He captures the 1957 setting vividly, too, and I really enjoyed his style . . .

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