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This week on Pro Se Presents: The Podcast, Tommy Hancock welcomes Aaron Smith, long time Pulp Author with Pro Se as well as other companies.  Aaron discusses his most recent title from Pro Se, the spy thriller NOBODY DIES FOR FREE as well as his influences for the book and what intrigues him about the spy genre!  Also, Aaron discusses future plans for one of Pro Se’s long time and most liked characters, Aaron’s own Lieutenant Picard!  This and much more as Pro Se Presents: The Podcast welcomes Author Aaron Smith!



Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the first quarterly issue of its award winning magazine, PRO SE PRESENTS #19!

This extra sized issue Is Jam Packed with The Most Pulp Goodness One Magazine Can Handle. Thrill to Issue 19’s Feature story as the skull faced horrific avenger, BROTHER BONES, returns in another tale from Ron Fortier. Kevin Rodgers delivers science fiction horror in SLAUGHTERSHIP while A. M. Paulson’s popular Dog Detective returns for a new tale of the Flatfoot with a tail.  Robert Kingett shares a provoking, well crafted essay on one of literature’s most popular characters and Jilly Paddock imparts her sci fi wisdom by sharing THE THIRD WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN ON MARS.  Aaron Smith’s popular Hockey Star turned Cop, Picard returns and joins Ralph L. Angelo, Jr.s’ Torahg the Warrior in his magazine debut. Ron Capshaw’s hero Alan Bolt opens this issue and is followed by the debut of Doll Face, a disturbing, intriguing character from the mind of Charis Taylor. PRO SE PRESENTS #19 is a breakneck, nonstop cyclone of Horror, Sci-Fi, Hero, Mystery, and just plain Pulp! Featuring a great Brother Bones cover by Rob Davis as well as stunning design by Sean Ali and Ebook formatting by Russ Anderson, PRO SE PRESENTS #19 makes Quarterly look GREAT! From Pro Se Productions.

Pick up PRO SE PRESENTS #19  in print for $9.00 on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/mwvoaur.  Shop Pro Se’s store at http://tinyurl.com/ksyo9q4.  Get the issue from Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/kx2ud96.  Also available in Ebook Format for $2.99 via Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/l4q6coj, for the Nook at http://tinyurl.com/kodsrdj, and for multiple formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/338963.

For review copies or interviews, contact Morgan Minor at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com.Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the first quarterly issue of its award winning magazine, PRO SE PRESENTS #19! 

NOBODY DIES FOR FREE-But You May Get TWO Copies of Spy Thriller for FREE!!!!

NOBODY DIES FOR FREE by Aaron Smith from Pro Se Productions features the debut of Richard Monroe, former CIA Operative turned one Man Espionage Force for the Missions no one else can handle!  Want to check out Monroe’s first full length novel adventure?  Maybe NOBODY DIES FOR FREE, but you may get a FREE ebook of Aaron’s spy novel for You and Your Closest Spy friend by taking on the following mission yourself!

In 500 words or less, Tell Pro Se Productions who YOUR favorite fictional spy is- From Literature, Television, Movies, Comics, etc– and WHY they are the best Spy fiction has to offer!  Email your entries to MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com by June 30th, 2013! Aaron Smith will select the winning entry and the winner will be announced across the internet on July 1, 2013!  While it’s true NOBODY DIES FOR FREE, You have a chance to get a Pro Se Ebook for just that much!

‘NOBODY DIES FOR FREE’ -Author Aaron Smith’s first Spy Novel Debuts from Pro Se Productions!

Intrigue, Espionage, and Danger are primary parts of one of the most enduring genres in modern fiction to date- the Spy Novel.  And now Pro Se Productions, a leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp enters into this dynamic field with the latest work from noted author Aaron Smith- NOBODY DIES FOR FREE!

Known for his thirty published stories in multiple genres as well as his work with a wide range of characters, including Sherlock Holmes and Allan Quatermain, Smith adds one of his many own original characters to his writing resume- Richard Monroe. 

“I first became aware of the spy genre,” Smith states, “as I suspect many people did, through the James Bond movies. I must have been six or seven when I saw my first one. I became a big fan of those movies and eventually of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels too. As the years went on, I came to enjoy other spy fiction as well, some as fun and occasionally over-the-top as Bond or Mission: Impossible, some much more serious, like the novels of John Le Carre, and some in-between the two extremes, stuff like the Jason Bourne movies. Having long had an interest in that type of story, I suppose it was inevitable that I’d eventually write my own.”

In NOBODY DIES FOR FREE, Richard Monroe wants nothing more than early retirement and a peaceful life in Pairs with the only woman he’s ever truly loved after years of loyally serving his country in the CIA. But when an assassin’s bullet takes his happiness away, Monroe embarks on a quest to find the man responsible for the tragedy. Monroe is soon recruited back into the clandestine services, but with a difference.

Now a lone agent reporting to a supervisor so mysterious that the official agencies don’t even know he exists, Monroe will deal with situations too delicate and too dangerous for the CIA or FBI to handle.  On his first assignment, he discovers a connection between the mission and the criminal mastermind behind his wife’s killing. Business becomes personal again and Richard Monroe sets out to teach his enemies a brutal lesson: Nobody Dies For Free. 

Featuring a stunning cover by Ariane Soares with Fitztown and formatting and design by Sean Ali as well as Ebook formatting by Russ Anderson, NOBODY DIES FOR FREE presents a brand new spy to fiction that, while bearing similarities to other literary brethren, clearly stands on his own merits. 

According to Smith, “He has certain similarities to James Bond and many other fictional spies: he’s handsome, brave, sneaky, ruthless, and enjoys the company of beautiful women. But he’s his own person too. He rarely uses clever gadgets and is more likely to rely on just his wits, his gun, his car, and a cell phone. He’s American, though his personality has also been shaped by the time he’s spent in many parts of the world. He doesn’t work for a large organization like the CIA or FBI, although he used to. Now he’s much more a solo agent, taking on missions too secret or sensitive for the more official agencies.”

NOBODY DIES FOR FREE by Aaron Smith from Pro Se Productions!  Available now!

Find more about Smith and his other work at www.godsandgalaxies.blogspot.com

Pro Se Productions- www.prose-press.com

Contact Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com for review copies, interviews, and further information!

Alan Quatermain Rides Again at Airship 27

New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 has released their latest New Pulp anthology with Quatermain: The New Adventures.


Airship 27 Productions is extremely thrilled to announce the release of our newest pulp collection starring a classic adventure hero loved by millions.

British adventure writer, H. Rider Haggard’s most popular fictional character was Alan Quatermain, the irascible African big game hunter. As the hero of the classic KING SOLOMON’S MINES, Quatermain immediately fired the imagination of readers across the world and created an instant demand for more of his adventures.

Now Airship 27 Productions answers that on-going demand by presenting two brand new Alan Quatermain novellas each filled with plenty of suspense, action and exotic African locales. When a French river boat pilot discovers elephant ivory suffused with gold, it sends the expert guide on a quest find a fable elephant’s graveyard to learn answer to the “GOLDEN IVORY” by Alan J. Porter.

Next a naïve American lad follows Quatermain deep into the jungle to find eight missing white women only to uncover an ancient evil capable of possessing the bodies of its victim’s in Aaron Smith’s chilling “TEMPLE OF LOST SOULS.”

“We couldn’t ask for more fast paced, exciting yarns these two these,” beams Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “The affection our writers hold for this character was obvious throughout their stories and we fully expect Quatermain fans to agree. This is really old fashion pulp fun.”

Here two are complete tales that will thrill veteran fans and introduce a whole new generation to one of the most famous adventure heroes of all time; H. Rider Haggard’s Alan Quatermain.

Illustrations by Clayton Hinkle.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulps for a New Generation!

Now available from Amazon as a hard copy and on Kindle.


Pro Se, a cutting edge independent Publisher of New Pulp, heroic fiction, and genre anthologies and novels, announces two if its next titles and makes them available to reviewers today!

BADGE OF LIES by Jason Kahn focuses on what a policeman does after his partner dies, leaving questions laced in mystery, blood, and death!  Find out how who one man was in secret affects the life of the partner left behind in this raw, gritty noirish crime novel!

Also from Pro Se comes the spy thriller NOBODY DIES FOR FREE by noted Pulp Author Aaron Smith.  When CIA operative Richard Monroe’s world is shattered by an assassin’s bullet, the retired agent finds his way back into the shadowy world of espionage, but not for an official government entity.  Working for a mysterious lone figure, Monroe deals with missions that the three letter types won’t even acknowledge.  The rules are the same, though, for Monroe-NOBODY DIES FOR FREE!
Expected release date of both books is the first week of June.  Any reviewer interested in receiving an advanced Digital Review Copy of NOBODY DIES FOR FREE and/or BADGE OF LIES, contact Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, Morgan Minor at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com!
To qualify to receive a reviewer’s copy, you must either be a Reviewer for an established outlet, be it a website, blog, newspaper, etc. OR maintain your own blog that You regularly run reviews on.   Reviewers also are not to share copies they receive with anyone else and Reviewers will be expected to share the review and/or the link to the review with Pro Se.  Reviewers may also be asked to allow quotes to be used from their review in publicity for the above books.
For more information on Pro Se, go to www.prosepulp.com and www.pulpmachine.blogspot.com

Airship 27 Releases Dan Fowler G-Man Vol II


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce their fifth release of the year; DAN FOWLER G-Man Vol II.  Volume One was published two years ago and well received by pulp fans warranting a second foray into the world of this classic tough guy federal agent.
One of the greatest pulp heroes of old returns in four gun-blazing new adventures.  Dan Fowler, ace investigator for the FBI, is back action, this time facing off against quartet of deadly villains; from a hideous monkey faced gang boss to avenging the murder of an uncover agent.  Along the way he’ll team up with a colorful assortment of allies from a sexy jewel thief to the none other than Jim Anthony, the Super Detective.
Writers Derrick Ferguson, Aaron Smith, Joshua Reynolds and B.C. Bell have whipped up four of the most fast paced, nail biting crime thrillers ever to grace any pulp collection.  Dan Fowler is an iconic pulp hero who, during the course of his original series, battled criminals and outlaws from rural hick bootleggers to the organized syndicates of New York and Chicago.
“Dan Fowler was by far one of the most successful classic pulp characters ever created,” declares Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “If you start talking about any kind of crime fighting series, pulp fans will immediately bring up his name. It is synonymous with this particular genre of pulps. He was pretty much the Dick Tracy of the pulps. Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be bringing him back into the spotlight of new pulp fiction with these original thrill-a-minutes tales.”
Wrapped up by a gorgeous cover from Brian McCulloch and featuring wonderful black and white interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, DAN FOWLER G-MAN Vol II was designed by Rob Davis and edited by Ron Fortier.  So move over Elliot Ness and Melvin Purvis, here comes the great G-Man of them all, DAN FOWLER!!!
Now on sale at Amazon.


Dan Fowler G-Man Vol. 2 back cover

New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 Productions shared the back cover to the upcoming Dan Fowler G-Man Vol. 2.

Said editor Ron Fortier on Airship 27’s Facebook page, “Over two years ago we released DAN FOWLER G-Man Vol One. Now its time for America’s ace to get back into action. Here’s a sneak-peek at the back cover to DAN FOWLER G-Man Vol Two. Coming up next from Airship 27 Productions.”

Dan Fowler G-Man Vol. 2 features stories from Derrick Ferguson, Aaron Smith, Joshua Reynolds, and B. C. Bell under a cover by Brian McCulloch and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster.

Coming soon.


Cover Art: Chad Hardin
Vol. 4 Back Cover


Airship 27 Productions proudly announces the release of the fourth volume in its most successful anthology series to date; SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE.  “These are the books our fans keeping demanding more of,” reported Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27.  “Readers around the world just can’t seem to get enough of the Great Detective.  Considering the popularity of shows such as SHERLOCK on BBC and ELEMENTARY on NBC, it’s clearly obvious that the crime solving team of Holmes and Dr. Watson are still as popular as ever.”

The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of human kind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside.  Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy.

Vol. 1

Here are five new adventures of Holmes and Dr.Watson written in the traditional style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Bradley H. Sinor, Bill Thinnes and Andrew Salmon deliver a quintet of truly memorable cases to challenge the famous crime fighting duo.  From the murder of a man who collects clockwork automatons to the theft of a valued Japanese sword, our heroes are once again called into action confronting a diverse set of mysteries guaranteed to entice the world’s greatest Consulting Detective.

Fortier relishes the debut of this new volume considering the overwhelming acclaim of the first three in the series.  “Amongst those books were four Pulp Factory Award winners,” he recalls happily.  “Two for Best Pulp Short Story of the Year, one for Best Pulp Cover and another for Best Interior Artwork.  The literary and artistic bars for this series have been set extremely high and we would have it no other way.”

Vol. 2

The Pulp Factory Awards denoting the best pulp story and art from the previous year are voted on by the members of the Pulp Factory Yahoo Group and presented to the winners each year at the Windy City Paper & Pulp Show.

Sporting a cover by Chad Hardin with interior illustrations and design by Rob Davis, the
fourth volume in this bestselling series also features a fascinating essay, “The Mystery of
Mr. Holmes,” by I.A. Watson.  Here is grand adventure as Sherlock Homes fans around
the world have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions.

Vol. 3


Now Available at Create Space – (https://www.createspace.com/4137813)
At the Airship 27 Website – (http://robmdavis.com/Airship27Hangar/index.airshipHangar.html)
At Amazon & Kindle within a week.
Then at Indy Planet (http://indyplanet.com/store/)

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are still available.

Airship 27’s Ron Fortier discussed Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol. 4 on the Earth Station One podcast. You can listen to that conversation here.