Ouch! A New Review!

Over on Amazon.com, a user named Wayne reviewed The Adventures of The Peregrine Omnibus Edition Volume One. He bought the audible version and… well, he didn’t like it. Here’s what he had to say:

I want my credits back! One star.

No, really can I get my money back?

It’s hard to say how BAD this book is. The story line is so horrible I could not get past the 3rd hour of this train wreck. The writing style seems tailored to a third grader, with a little violence.

Congratulations to Berry Reese. Out of over 300 audible books that I’ve listened to, with its share of regrets and disappointments, the Peregrine Omnibus is the fist that I could not finish.

Sorry you didn’t like it, Wayne! Hopefully your next audible purchase will meet with your approval.

It’s never fun to get a negative review but nothing will ever please everyone. Thanks again for the review.

A Small Update

RU Proof r1Hello, folks!

I sent off the first draft of the Captain Action novel to my co-conspirator, Jim Beard. As soon as I get back edits and changes, I’ll try to put the finishing touches on that one. It was a blast working on the character!

I’m currently writing the Nightveil novel and quite enjoying it. She feels like she’d be right at home in my pulp adventure universe. I’ll be paying tribute to both her golden age career as The Blue Bulleteer and her later mystic adventures. I hope you guys will appreciate it!

The sixth volume of Lazarus Gray has been approved so it’s a matter of time before you’ll see the press release here on the blog. I’ve already written volume seven and I’m part of the way through the second story in what will eventually be volume eight.

Good times for pulp fans!

Thanks for all the support, guys. I quite literally couldn’t do it without you.

Frost Warning!


MOONSTONE JUNE ’17 release

I.V. Frost: Tales of Mystery and Scientific Detection

Authors: Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.

Cover: Alex Innocenti

266 pgs, $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-944017-12-5(51695)

 “Stalking a territory that is somewhere between the gaslit world of the Victorian Consulting Detective and the flickering neon darkness of Film Noir, Wandrei’s Frost is part analytical rationalist, part Angel of Death. Like someone took Sherlock Holmes, armed him to the teeth, and turned him loose on the mean streets of Phillip Marlowe.” –Peter Atkins

For the first time ever, a NEW collection of I.V. Frost stories!

Guest-starring: The Green Ghost, The Phantom Detective, Dr. Satan, The Moon Man, & more!

Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.

What’s Going On?

dc-ca-2Welcome back to Ye Olde Blog, my friends! I wanted to update you on a few outstanding projects:

THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME SIX is (I promise!) on the way soon. Sean Ali is doing his usual amazing formatting job on it and I should be getting final galleys to approve in the next few days. I think you guys will like it!

THE ADVENTURES OF GRAVEDIGGER VOLUME THREE is now complete! The story’s written, interior art by Chris Batista is in and George Sellas has just finished off the cover — if you loved his work on the first two books, prepare to be blown away again by his work on this one. As amazing as George has been over the years, I think his Gravedigger covers are his best work and that’s saying a lot.

I’m still working away on CAPTAIN ACTION VOLUME THREE and expect to finish it in the next two weeks. It’s been a blast working on this classic hero with Jim Beard and I hope that fans of CA will get a kick out of what we’ve come up with… it’s both a totally new adventure and a continuation of the plot points from the first two books. Our art today is from the DC Comics’ series published in the 1960s — gotta love that Gil Kane artwork!

As soon as I’m finished with CA, I’m submitting a plot to Pro Se for my Nightveil novel and then I’m diving right into that. With luck I’ll finish off Nightveil before the end of March, leaving me to split time for awhile between the first book in the ASSISTANCE UNLIMITED: THE SILVER AGE series and THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME EIGHT.

We’ll be having another “Ask the Author” blog post soon if you want to ask me about anything, let me know in the comments to this post — anything is fair game!