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Pro Se Productions, a leader in Genre Fiction and New Pulp adventures, proudly announces the long awaited newest volume of its Pulp Obscura line!  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON!

Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, brings yet another rare and classic Pulp Character back to life from Pulp’s Golden Era! 
Kerry Keen is a young millionaire playboy by day to hide his nocturnal adventures as a costumed airborne crime fighter! From a secret underground hangar on his Long Island estate in the Graylands, The Griffon takes to the skies in the Black Bullet, his supercharged and heavily armed seaplane on missions of justice and vengeance! 

The Griffon was created by Arch Whitehouse and appeared in Flying Aces MAgazine, his adventures beginning in the June 1935 issue.  

These new tales take Kerry and his companions, Barney O’Dare and Barbara “Pebbles” Colony back into the skies for six terrific flights of danger and intrigue!

This stunning collection features an incredible cover by Mike Fyles as well as fantastic format and design by Sean Ali! Six Tales of Action, Excitement, Mystery and Amazing Arial Adventure take flight in this collection from writers Van Allen Plexico, Chuck Miller, Phil Bledsoe, S. E. Dogaru, Don Thomas and R. P. Steeves! 

Climb into the cockpit of the Black Bullet with Kerry Keen and fly off into THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON from PULP OBSCURA!

Get your print copy today from Amazon HERE or from Pro Se’s own Createspace store HERE! for $15.00!  Coming soon for your Kindle, Nook, and Ebook Readers!

For more from Pro Se-www.prosepulp.com!  

For The Complete Adventures of the Griffon Volume 1 Reprints from Altus, go HERE!  And Volume 2 HERE!


Pro Se Press Continues To Put The Monthly Back In Pulp with a double shot from Fantasy Maven Nancy A. Hansen in the award winning magazine, Pro Se Presents 16! First, Kate Keener is hired to help a troubled couple find their daughter and discovers that the answers she seeks are leading to more disturbing questions in THE KEENER EYE: OUR CROSSES TO BEAR! Also, Lori lives a secret life. She hunts and kills immortals, including vampires. She’s rescued one night by a mysterious stranger who appears to share her mission. But Lori has other secrets she’s been keeping in the second installment of THE SONG OF HEROES entitled DARK EYES OF NIGHT! Two New Pulp tales by one of New Pulp’s stars! Get twice the Nancy Hansen in Pro Se Presents 16! Winner of the Pulp Ark Best Magazine 2011 Award!

Get Your issue of Pro Se Presents 16 with two tales by Nancy A. Hansen and wonderfully executed art and design by Sean E. Ali!  Available now in print for $6.00 at http://tinyurl.com/af5bz4k! Also available at Pro Se’s Createspace Store at http://tinyurl.com/b8bl7yo!  Also available in digital format for only $1.99 for your Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/aqskp6w.  Also available at www.smashwords.com in any format and for your Nook at Barnes & Noble! 


Cover Art: Mike Fyles

New Pulp Author Peter Miller’s Uchronic Tales: The Studio Spectre is now available for ebooks at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, with more ebooks and a print version this week. Cover art by New Pulp Artist Mike Fyles.


Uchronic Tales: The Studio Specter is now available!

The Uchronic Press is proud to release Uchronic Tales: The Studio Spectre. This action packed novella by W. Peter Miller (Jungle Tales Vol. One) features cover art by Mike Fyles (Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man Noir.)

Investigator Clark Tyler is joined by a new hero—The Jade Monk—as they are thrust behind the scenes and into the line of fire in Hollywood’s Golden Age.

A spirit is on the loose and terrorizing the cast and crew of The Mayan Mummy and it is up to these unlikely allies to get to the bottom of the secrets behind… The Studio Spectre.

The Claim– Coming Soon!

The third exciting pulp adventure featuring Ace Insurance investigator Clark Tyler is now available in ebook form on the following platforms: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. iBook and Sony stores should follow soon…

A print edition will also follow soon.

Next up – Uchronic Tales: The Claim – it all comes full circle as I finally release the expanded version of the first thing I wrote that got me into this whole pulp writing thing.

Cover Art: Mike Fyles

About Uchronic Tales: The Studio Spectre–
Is the ghost of Triumph Pictures haunting the studios biggest star? When scares turn to murder, Clark Tyler is on the case in his third exciting Uchronic adventure. Tinsel Town is turned upside down when the Spectre is on the loose. Clark Tyler teams up with the Jade Monk to face the mystery and terror of the Studio Spectre.

Clark Tyler returns to the Uchronic past in another exciting novella also featuring an exciting new hero, The Jade Monk.

The set of Triumph Pictures latest epic is threatened when accidents and tension plagues the set of starlet Fay Reynolds’ newest picture, The Mayan Mummy.

Action, thrills, and double crosses careen across the silver screen and it is up to Clark Tyler and his new friends, Kendo Foster and the mysterious Jade Monk, to solve the case and save the studio.

The Studio Spectre is action in the classic pulp hero style and adventure in the tinseltown in the 1930s.

Clark Tyler is also featured in the other Uchronic Tales novellas – The Zeppelin and The Horn.

Learn more about Uchronic Tales here.

Batman on Nook

DC Comics graphic novels now available for Nook e-reader

07_frontview-batman2-300x411-1181507In a move widely expected to happen after the exclusive with Amazon expired, Barnes & Noble today announced a partnership with DC Entertainment to put graphic novels featuring DC Comics and Vertigo characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Sandman to the NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color, as well as Android tablets via the NOOK for Android app.

With the addition of DC Entertainment content, Barnes & Noble is also introducing Zoom View, an all-new NOOK Comics feature designed for NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Zoom View allows readers to focus in on individual panels in graphic novels and comics, allowing them to fully enjoy the stunning artwork and compelling storytelling that brings this genre to life. Zoom View will be immediately available on all DC Entertainment titles.

“Our goal is to reach the broadest possible audience and this new partnership with Barnes & Noble brings Batman, Superman and many other iconic DC Comics and Vertigo characters to the millions of NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color readers,” said Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “The new Zoom View feature makes our comics even easier to read, and emphasizes the graphic and artistic storytelling that is paramount to our art form.”

“Barnes & Noble is committed to offering NOOK customers a wide selection of digital graphic novels, and we’re excited to offer DC Entertainment’s fan-favorite collections on NOOK,” said Jim Hilt, Vice President, eBooks for Barnes & Noble. “The new Zoom View feature makes the reading experience even more interactive, and takes these graphic novels to a whole new level of entertainment.”

With more than 100 DC Entertainment graphic novels now available, the world’s greatest superheroes, their most acclaimed stories and most powerful graphic novels are on NOOK. More titles will be added every month and can be purchased at www.nook.com/dccomics, or directly on NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, and Android tablets via the NOOK for Android app. DC Entertainment’s graphic novels are also available in Barnes & Noble retail locations.

Key DC Entertainment titles that are available immediately include graphic novel titles from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, including Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin, Animal Man Vol. 1: The Hunt, Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls, Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters, Catwoman Vol. 1: The Game, Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro, Stormwatch Vol. 1: The Dark Side, Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch, Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood, and Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death.

Other best-selling graphic novels including Watchmen, All Star Superman Vol. 1 and 2, Fables Vol. 1-15, The Sandman Vol. 1-10, Superman Earth One, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1-2, V for Vendetta, Batman: Hush, and Batman: Year One, among many others.


Now available:


A new novel of horror and adventure by veteran pulp writer Aaron Smith

 When destiny calls from the darkness, will you embrace the shadows?
At twenty-two, Eric feels older than he is. His fascination with the past makes him something of an eccentric and he spends most of his time alone. But then he meets Siobhan. A nearly three-hundred year old creature of the night, she desperately needs Eric’s help. He comes to her aid, just barely surviving the experience, but soon realizes that he cannot go back to living without her.
Together with Siobhan, Eric goes deeper into the strange nighttime world inhabited by vampires both good and evil, towns trapped in bubbles of time, savage beast-men created by crazed scientists, and deadly mechanical angels manufactured by magic to slay the undead.
Side by side with Siobhan and her supernatural allies, Eric must go from being a normal man to becoming a warrior, facing dangers out of humanity’s darkest nightmares and wondering if he has a chance of surviving to see each new dawning of the sun.

100,000 Midnights began as a short story originally published in Pro Se Productions’ Fantasy and Fear magazine. Now, re-edited and vastly expanded into a full-length novel, 100,000 Midnights has just been released by major e-publisher Musa Publishing.

 100,000 Midnights is now available in a variety of digital formats compatible with Kindle, Nook, other e-readers, or as a PDF.

The e-book can be purchased for $4.99 directly from the publisher at www.musapublishing.com

Aaron Smith’s work has appeared in many New Pulp publications including Airship 27’s Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series, Black Bat Mystery, Jungle Tales, Lance Star Sky Ranger Volume 2, The Masked Rider, and others. He is the author of the Dr. Watson novel Season of Madness, stories in the Pro Se Productions pulp magazines, and various stories in other anthologies. Information about his books can be found on his blog at www.godsandgalaxies.blogspot.com 

The Bootleg War is now Available

Latchkeys #4, “The Bootleg War”, is now available for Kindle and Nook. Author Paul Kupperberg talks about the writing experience.

By Paul Kupperberg

For writers, ideas are like stacked up airplanes circling the fogged in airport. We want desperately to have all of them land safely, but some are going to have to stay up in the air a little longer than others until the weather clears or a runway opens up. As a result, we’ve all got lots of ideas circling our brains but no opportunity to bring them in for a landing on paper as quickly as we would like.

A few years back, Steven Savile, on a writers email list to which we both belong, suggested that a bunch of us join forces to take some of those high-flying ideas, throw them into a hat, and pick a few on which a dozen or so of us could work together. The idea was to hasten the development and writing of these various concepts by sharing the workloads. The result of Steve’s suggestion was a collective we came to call the HivemMnd.

While Steve has already related the secret origin of the HiveMind in an earlier post here on the Crazy 8 Press blog, the work of actually writing Latchkeys takes place not as a community activity, but in the individual workrooms, offices, and minds of our fourteen writers. The current episode, “Chapter 4: Speakeasy, Part One: The Bootleg War” began with a story by Kris Katzen, which landed on my desk for fleshing out and was a particularly fun story for me to work on. It incorporates elements that play to several of my strengths as a writer: It takes place in New York, the city in which I was born and about which I have an insatiable curiosity (I have shelves containing nothing but histories and biographies related to this, the greatest city on earth), and is set against a historic backdrop, in this case the Prohibition era of the 1920s (coincidentally, I recently read Daniel Okrent’s fascinating history, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition).

I love to pepper period stories like “Bootleg War” with interesting little historic tidbits, whether about its locale or some incidental information (did you know Converse All-Stars sneakers were introduced during the First World War?)…just enough to give it the right flavor and a dash of verisimilitude. Of course, stories have to come from out of the characters first, but those characters need to be rooted in a world that’s as real as they are. The use of the wrong slang or an anachronistic prop and the reader is yanked out of the moment and all the mood and drama the author was hoping to set up is ruined.

And speaking of characters: Latchkeys stars a roster of good ones. I was already familiar with two of them, twin sisters Mercy and Marguerite, from writing one of the later Latchkeys episodes (#13, “Emmett”), but “Bootleg War” gave me the opportunity to get to know a couple of the other fascinating teens who populate this world. I hope you’ll find their intelligence and resourcefulness as interesting as I did while writing them.

So, to torture my opening airplane analogy just a little further, bringing Latchkeys in for a landing has been, in some ways, a long and sometimes bumpy ride, but now that we’re safely home, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss a moment of the trip. For readers, on the other hand, there’s nothing but clear skies and some good reading ahead.


For Immediate Release

June 8, 2012

Seventh Star Press Announces New Young Adult Steampunk Series with the Addition of J.L. Mulvihill to its Author Family

Seventh Star Press proudly announces the addition of J.L. Mulvihill to its author family with Steel Roots, an exciting new young adult steampunk series set in an alternate history with a dash of folklore.  The first title, The Box Car Baby, is slated for release in the 2nd quarter of 2013, with new titles following at the beginning of 2014 and 2015. Readers can look forward to meeting a host of enthralling, distinctive characters within a richly-developed landscape woven by the imagination of J.L. Mulvihill.

(Steel Roots illustration by Rachael Ward)

The Box Car Baby introduces the character of AB’Gale Steel who was born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia, according to what her papa told her.  Bishop Steel, a mechanical engineer for the Southern Railroad, found his adopted daughter snuggled in a basket of cotton on an otherwise empty boxcar in the train yard.  When no one came around to claim the baby, Bishop Steel, rather than relinquish the child to the State only to end up at the Workhouse someday, smuggled her home to raise as his own. The name on the boxcar he found her in read, A B Gale Logs, and so he named the baby AB’Gale.

But if the mystery of who her real parents are isn’t enough for fifteen-year -old AB’Gale, Papa Bishop goes missing. Worried for her family and afraid of having to spend her life at the Workhouse, AB’Gale goes into town to see if anyone’s seen her papa, only to find a deeper mystery.  At the train station no one seems to know who her papa is even though he’s worked for the Southern Railroad for thirty years.

An encounter with a strange Hobo-man, who claims to know her father, results in the acquisition of a leather eye-glass tube that he says belongs to her papa. Before AB’Gale can question him further the man runs away.  When she gets home, she finds the Crushers taking her grandma off to the Oldies-home, so she hides until they are gone.

AB’Gale finds that the leather tube contains a map of the United States, with markers made by various towns across the country.  By each marker is a word or a name written in her papa’s handwriting.

Alone, and with only the clues of the map to go by, AB’Gale has no choice but to set out on her own to find her papa.  

“Seventh Star Press has a very vivacious group of people with an incredible amount of awesome novels and stories pouring out,” J.L. commented on her addition to Seventh Star Press.  “I just thought that SSP might need a little more Teen-Steam, so I am very pleased they have asked me to come on board with my young adult steampunk series, Steel Roots.”

Born in Hollywood and raised in San Diego, CA, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past fifteen years.  Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easaan engaing fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of steampunk (Kerlak Publishing).  J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, among them Chilled Meat”, a steampunk thriller found in the Dreams of Steam II-Of Bolts and Brass, anthology (Kerlak Publishing) and The Leprechaun’s Story“, a steampunk urban Fantasy found in the anthology, Clockwork, Spells, & Magical Bells  (Kerlak Publishing)

J.L. is very active with the writing community, and is the events coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower.  She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Arts Council of Clinton, and the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group. 

“J.L. Mulvihill is a perfect fit for our family of authors, editors, and artists,” fellow Seventh Star Press author Stephen Zimmer commented. “She is already well-loved on the convention circuit, and in addition to her great talent as a writer, she has a fantastic work ethic and approach to the realities of the publishing world today.  We are all so excited to have her with us.”

The Steel Roots novels will be released in limited hardcover, softcover (trade paperback), and several eBook editions, including versions for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, and Sony-compatible devices.  The books will also include interior illustrations, in addition to cover art from Seventh Star Press’ award-winning artists.

For further information on J.L Mulvihill and the upcoming releases, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com or the author’s site at www.elsielind.com

Contact: C.C. James

Public Relations, Seventh Star Press


Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky


Pro Se Productions, a leading New Pulp Company, released an ad designed by Pro Se’s own Sean Ali, in the style of a movie poster spotlighting TALES OF THE ROOK, the latest release from Reese Unlimited,  an imprint of Pro Se Press!  Get your copy today at www.amazon.com and www.prosepulp.com! Ebooks available for Kindle, Nook, and at www.smashwords.com!



Puttin’ The Monthly Back into Pulp with Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Good ol’ Masked Vigilante Action, PRO SE PRESENT #8 hits the streets, adventure blasting from both barrels!

Van Allen Plexico’s exclusive epic novella ‘Hand Of The Machine’, featuring HAWK, his latest creation, concludes ! Kevin Rodgers takes us into the terrifying state of mind…or reality….known as ‘Paranoia’ and New Pulp’s Best New Writer of the Year Chuck Miller shares another tale of his wild and wacky hero, The Black Centipede, starring in ‘Funeral for a Fiend!’ With mind blowing art work provided by Sean Ali and Rowell Roque, PRO SE PRESENTS #8 is almost too much Pulp to handle! Available for the Kindle on Amazon, for the Nook on Barnes and Noble, and for other formats on Smashwords!