Tag: Russ Anderson

The Damned Thing Returns

damned_new_coverPress Release

BARRY REESE’S ‘THE DAMNED THING’ RETURNS TO PRINT FROM PRO SE PRODUCTIONS!

Pro Se Productions, a publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, proudly announces the latest release from its first author-centered imprint, Reese Unlimited. With new edits and a stunning new cover, Author Barry Reese’s thoroughly modern tip of the hat to classic mysteries bearing the mark of his very distinct style is in print once again. The Damned Thing debuts today in print and digital formats from Pro Se Productions.

“It’s not often,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, “that it can be said something written in the last few years should be considered a New Pulp Classic. I say it, however, without hesitation about Barry Reese’s The Damned Thing. Not only does Barry let you know every word on the page, every action, every plot twist is definitely his, he does it in a way that also echoes classic private eye fiction. Shades of Chandler and Hammett dance and play with murderous glee throughout Violet Cambridge’s first adventure and the great part is Barry makes it seem effortless, this blending of his own style and classic leanings. And the two together deliver one of the most unique New Pulp titles to date.”

The toughest detective in 1939 Atlanta is a woman by the name of Violet Cambridge. And she knows her job like she knows herself. All the shadows and alleys, the light and the dark. But when the search for a missing sister and the brutal murder of her partner take her into territory unfamiliar, Violet finds herself on the road to Hell in search of The Damned Thing.

Award winning author Barry Reese’s hard boiled supernatural detective thriller returns in an all new Pro Se Productions edition. Noted for pushing the boundaries of Genre Fiction, Reese takes the classic tropes of the Private Eye tale and gives them his own imaginative, bizarre twists and turns in The Damned Thing. Fans of Reese’s work will recognize characters and themes that run through Reese’s work and new readers will find intrigue, mystery, action, and terror on every page.
From machine guns to magic spells, from mobsters to monsters, Violet Cambridge will face them all in the unholy quest for The Damned Thing. From Reese Unlimited, an imprint of Pro Se Productions.

“It’s a thrill,” says Reese, “to have this work back in print, looking better than ever. Violet’s story was an important one for me, as a writer and a person, so I can’t wait for new readers to experience her journey.”

The Damned Thing features a haunting cover by Adam Shaw and logo design and print formatting and print formatting by Sean Ali and eBook formatting by Russ Anderson. Interior illustrations are by Kevin Dale Duncan.

The latest book from the Reese Unlimited imprint is available in print via Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/ku3tqpy and at Pro Se’s own store at http://tinyurl.com/kvjhk4n for $12.00. The Damned Thing is also available as an eBook for the Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/kaalk6f and for most other formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499193 for only $2.99.

For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies for review, contact Morgan McKay, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at directorofcorporateoperations@prose-press.com.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com. Like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.

And Lo, There Came A Tuesday…

RU Ad smallerWelcome back to ye olde blog! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be attending the Middle Georgia Comic Convention, which is something that I’m very excited about. I’m also continuing to work on the crossover novel, which is slowly (oh so slowly!) approaching the 10,000 word mark. Since I’m aiming for a 60,000 or so novel, that means I’m getting close to the 1/6th mark.

Yeah, I know. I really shouldn’t focus on the word count but it makes me happy and I feel like I’m making progress by tracking it… so there!

Anyway, I’m really enjoying what I have written so far and I think the fans will appreciate it. So far, I’ve been mainly introducing all the heroes (the main cast will be The Rook, Lazarus Gray, Gravedigger, Catalyst (note: this isn’t Nathaniel Caine, who doesn’t become Catalyst until the Forties. This is his predecessor, who will be introduced in Lazarus Gray Volume Five) and The Dark Gentleman. There might be one or two others, as well, but we’ll keep them as surprises for now!

Tales of The Rook Volume Two is now available in print so if you don’t own a Kindle or a Nook or any other tablet, you can get the dead tree version and enjoy the rollicking works of Adam Garcia, James Palmer, Russ Anderson, David White and Sean Taylor! You’ll also get a sneak peek at a script for an animated adventure of The Rook — Pro Se was actively shopping this around at one point but as so many things do, it didn’t come to fruition.

Yet! You never know, after all….

Anyway, I hope everybody has a great day out there and we’ll be back with more pulpy goodness tomorrow.

 

Tales of The Rook Volume Two Is Here!

tales2TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME TWO DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE FROM PRO SE PRODUCTIONS

A leading publisher in New Pulp and Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announces the debut of its newest title exclusively on the Kindle for a limited time.

The Rook Lives Again! Well known Genre Fiction author Barry Reese created one of the seminal characters of New Pulp when he penned ‘Lucifer’s Cage,’ an engaging adventure story starring Max Davies, troubled millionaire who also fought crime of all colors as the masked vigilante, The Rook! Once more Reese opens the doors wide into the rich, varied universe of his best known character and welcomes a host of authors to tell their own takes on Max Davies and company in TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME TWO from Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions!

Compelled through dark dreams to hunt down and destroy evil wherever it might hide! Assisted by loyal friends and a vast array of allies from the annals of Classic and New Pulp as well as Comics of a bygone era, The Rook’s escapades have been a hallmark in the world of New Pulp!

TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME 2 features stories by David White, Sean Taylor, Jim Palmer, Russ Anderson, and Adam Lance Garcia, as well as a new interview with ROOK creator Reese, a script for an unproduced ROOK cartoon short, and an updated timeline of the Reese Unlimited Universe. TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME TWO takes Reese’s original creation to all new heights, to places not even The Rook has gone before.

“The TALES OF THE ROOK concept,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “was born out of Barry’s desire to see how others would handle his character, how other writers would play in the Reese Unlimited sandbox. I thought it was a fantastic idea and still do. The batch of writers Barry has brought on this time to tell their own tales of Max and company are some of the best in the business today and take The Rook in some really fun directions. Different styles on an established character are always fun.”

TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME TWO is debuting as a Kindle exclusive initially and will be available in print in coming days.

“We are seeing,” says Hancock, “a great number of sales in ebooks, particularly Kindle, so debuting the latest Reese Unlimited book as a Kindle Exclusive for a while as well before the print edition makes a bit of sense. It also gives us the option to offer a special promotion or two along the way and Amazon Prime members can actually borrow the book for free, which is a neat thing.”

TALES OF THE ROOK VOLUME TWO features a wonderful cover by Grant Miehm, logo design and print formatting by Sean Ali, and Ebook Formatting by Russ Anderson. Get Your Kindle Copy today for only $2.99.

For review copies of this title, interviews with the authors and creator, and other information concerning this book, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com.

For More Information on Pro Se Productions, go to http://www.prose-press.com and like Pro Se on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.

Odds & Ends — Plus: Tales of The Rook Volume 2’s Cover!

ROOK Cvr_FNThe weekend is fast approaching, which means that my talk at the Crossroads Writers Conference is starting to sneak up on me. I’ll be talking about the growth of New Pulp and the many publishers that fall into that category… giving people an idea about who to submit to and how to get accepted. It’ll be more thrilling than it sounds (hopefully)!

I was interviewed by the amazingly talented Rachel Helie for the Crossroads website — you can find out my responses by clicking right here.

The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume One picked up a nice little review on Facebook yesterday, courtesy of Mark Beaulieu. This is what he said: I don’t think I’ve mentioned this here yet, but I read Barry Reese’s GRAVEDIGGER vol. 1 and enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a fun, action packed pulp tale. Easily some of his best writing and that’s saying something since his Rook vol. 1 got me reading New Pulp stuff and eventually got me editing for Pro Se Productions (You can like their page). Really fun stuff. And the cover is fantastic. But I’m always partial to Nazi villains. I blame Indiana Jones. (Kindle edition only $2.99)

Thanks, Mark! I’m really pleased that you enjoy the book — hopefully you’ll get just as much enjoyment out of the second book, which should be coming your way in early 2014.

Because I had a sick son yesterday, I wasn’t able to add on to the Pulse Fiction tale I’m currently working on. I did write one hell of a great scene on Tuesday so hopefully I’ll be able to continue that momentum as I head into the second half of the story. I’m looking forward to typing THE END on it.

Pro Se has a number of things in production at the moment – the new edition of Rabbit Heart, Liberty Girl and Tales of The Rook Volume Two are all on the way. Tales of The Rook Volume Two will feature stories from Adam Lance Garcia, Russ Anderson, James Palmer and David White… all behind a gorgeous cover by Grant Miehm! Grant’s work first came to my attention back when he was doing Legend of the Shield for DC Comics and I’ve been a fan ever since. That’s his cover adorning this blog post — and I think it’s a real beaut! I hope you agree!

Take care out there, folks!

Press Release: The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Three: Eidolon Is Here!

tiny_coverA man unconscious on a city’s shore line. The only clue to his identity was a small medallion with a name stamped on it. Taking it for his own, this stranger to himself became one of Sovereign City’s greatest heroes!

Pro Se Productions, an independent press on the cutting edge of genre fiction, heroic storytelling, and New Pulp, proudly announces the latest volume in one of the most popular New Pulp series today- THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE: EIDOLON! From the mind of Award Winning Author Barry Reese!

“Heroes,” Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, explains, “are not only a major part of what Pro Se does and does well, but they’re vital to New Pulp! Pulp as a style covers many genres, but the two fisted, fast paced tales of the Hero are what people remember and want to read! We’re fortunate enough that Barry Reese hangs his mask at Pro Se and continues to add to his own Pantheon through Reese Unlimited.”

From Pro Se Productions and Reese Unlimited -Pro Se’s inaugural Author Imprint- comes the latest chapter in the Sovereign City Project featuring one of the most popular New Pulp heroes of recent years! Thrill to tales in this latest volume as Lazarus Gray and his aides battle against their opposite number as some of their most dangerous enemies band together to form MURDER UNLIMITED! They’ve sworn to destroy Lazarus and his team, but is there another agenda that secretly guides this sinister alliance?

Also, Gray squares off with a new foe- Eidolon! Who or what is this latest adversary! Follow Gray as he works out a puzzle that began in the steamy jungles of Peru and may end with the fall of a hero!

“Barry Reese,” Hancock states, “not only delivers a tried and true Pulp Hero tale in the tradition of the Classic tales, he brings a definite excitement to his work. Twists and turns combined with characterization and controlled chaos make Barry’s dialogue pop and action roll like thunder.”

The Adventures of Lazarus Gray continue explosively with a third volume full of action, excitement, and danger as Assistance Unlimited plunges into the heart of evil…but will they all survive the journey?

Also presenting SECRETS OF THE DEAD, the first in a series of illustrated features by Barry Reese and Award Winning Artist George Sellas!

THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE: EIDOLON featuring cover and interior illustrations by George Sellas, print formatting and design by Sean Ali and Ebook design by Russ Anderson! The latest and greatest in New Pulp from Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions!

The third stunning volume in the LAZARUS GRAY series is available now via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Lazarus-Gray-Volume/dp/149046946X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371702565&sr=8-2&keywords=eidolon+lazarus+gray and at Pro Se’s own store at https://www.createspace.com/4328321in print for $15.00!

THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE is also available in Digital Format for $2.99! Available on Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Lazarus-Gray-Eidolon-ebook/dp/B00DCCJX0G/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371702732&sr=1-1&keywords=lazarus+gray+eidolon, the Nook version at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adventures-of-lazarus-gray-volume-3-barry-reese/1115567991?ean=2940016650807, and in most formats at Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325517 for $2.99!

“Barry Reese’s new pulp heroes have all the zest of the classic heroes of the 30s with a discreet touch of today’s sensibilities for an added kick. Always a fun, page-turning read.” – Will Meugniot, artist of DNAgents & Supervising Producer of X-Men: The Animated Series

For Review Copies, Interviews, or further information, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se Director of Corporate Operations, at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com.

Sunday Talk

bubbleJust got a few things to share today — and then I’ll be off to begin preparing for the Super Bowl. Though I’m primarily a Falcons fan, I’ll definitely be watching and hoping for a great game. I’m pulling for the Ravens!

I’m currently reading a couple of Shadow novels — the first two books that brought Margo Lane into the pulp series. She’d been on the radio since ’37, of course, but it wasn’t until 1942 that Walter Gibson was directed to write her into the novels. I’ve always had mixed feelings about Margo. Like a lot of Shadow fans, I kind of resent the way she’s elbowed her way into being The Shadow’s primary aide. As a result, we hardly ever see Harry Vincent, Burbank, Shrevvy, etc. and that’s a real shame. On the other hand, The Shadow stories can be a real sausage-fest at times so having the lovely Miss Lane around isn’t a bad thing. She’s quite capable and entertaining, as well, so it’s not like she doesn’t have skills.

On the writing side of things, still working on Lazarus Gray Volume Four. I’m probably going to call this one “Leviathan Rising,” since that’s the title of the 38,000 word story that kicks off the volume.

Our first submission for Tales of The Rook Volume Two has come in! Congrats to Russ Anderson for winning this distinguished prize 😉

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, the Georgia Literary Festival will be in my hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia this year — so on the weekend of November 9, 2013, there will be a lot of familiar faces to New Pulp fans in the area: Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Van Plexico, Andrea Judy and Sean Taylor are all going to be there with me so make plans to be there!