Saturday, December 20, 2014

Your Daily Ralph- Review of Legacy Book Four- Trial and Terror

Legacy: Trial and Terror By Gerald Welch-A Review



I just finished reading the new ‘Legacy’ book yesterday, the fourth in the series, and I have to tell you all to rush out and buy this one. It was great. This is by far my favorite since the first volume in the series, and may actually surpass it.

In this new addition to the series we find the children of ‘The Destroyer’ still learning their way in both Sinanju and their new lives as enforcement arms for CURE. Both are still rough around the edges and are really in the early phases of their training.

But there is a dangerous new adversary on the horizon, one who has an inkling of what Sinanju is all about. He is a man who has spent years as a seasoned foreign spy. Will the young trainees to Sunny Joe know what to do against this man? Can they possibly prevail? You’ll have to read it to find out.

‘Trial and Terror’ changes focus for the most part back to Stone, Remo William’s son with less on Freya, his daughter, though she definitely gets her fair share of focus throughout. One of the very few complaints I had was that the last few books seemed to focus primarily on Freya, and not on Stone as much. This book changes all of that, and that was much more to my liking.

This to me was the perfect novel. The length was perfect, the story left you wanting for more, and there was plenty of action and excitement as well as advancing the overall story.  This was just a solid, solid book. I can’t recommend it enough. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Go out and buy it today!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Your daily Ralph- The 2014 International Motorcycle show at the Javitts Center in New York City

The 2014 International Motorcycle show at the Javitts Center in New York City


This past weekend I attended the International Motorcycle Show, or IMS as it is warmly referred to in Manhattan. This show every year showcases the newest, the brightest and the most exciting new motorcycles from every manufacturer in the world. It’s basically like being a kid walking through a big Manhattan toy store for adults.

You get to see all the newest machines and all their great new upgrades.

This year I had the pleasure of talking to the beautiful and intelligent Lorraine from Suzuki who went out of her way to chat with me about the new bikes Suzuki had coming out this year. Out of all the manufacturers’ representatives, she was the only one who saw my press pass and went out of her way to discuss the new models Suzuki had on tap for the coming season, so Lorraine and Suzuki are going to be the focus of this blog post.

Suzuki has added a new sub line to their lineup, the almost naked GSX-S line. These are motorcycles based on their GSX-R line of sport bikes but with more upright riding positions and very little fairing coverage. They are basically standards. These new machines come in two sizes, just like their more sport oriented brethren, 750CC and 1000CC. There is also a 650CC twin with a very similar look based on the old SV650 motor.

These new motorcycles are for the everyday rider who doesn’t want to in a racer’s tuck all day long but still be able to have some fun on back roads. With versions of the powerful GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 motors installed in both these machines they should be fun rides in sensible and more importantly affordable chassis. The GSX-S750 will sell for $7,999 and the GSX-S1000 price will be announced at a later date as this is a 2016 model and will not be available until sometime in the summer.

Once again I want to thank the beautiful Lorraine from Suzuki for talking the time out and personally walking me through the Suzuki display and telling me all about what Suzuki has in store for the New Year. Job well done!

Other manufacturers including Yamaha, Honda and Triumph had much to offer at the show this year as well. Yamaha’s new FJ-09 offers an adventure tourer look with real world ergoes and for only $10,490 it’s a bargain and destined to be a big motorcycle for this coming year.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Your Daily Ralph 12/9/14 The year in Review (Sorta...)

Hey it's been  a while, I know. But there's been a lot happening here in Ralph-land. To summarize: I continue to work on the new 'Cagliostro Chronicles' book which I had hoped to have out by now but its nowhere near ready. Then of course there's  new releases I had a hand in. This weekend saw the release of a long awaited project I had a hand in called 'More Blood'. It's an anthology of stories about Remo Williams and his mentor, Chiun, the series is known as 'The Destroyer' for the past 40 years. It's all stories written by fans, of which I'm one. I have a story in those pages and it just went on sale this past weekend in paperback. Kindle version to follow soon.

Next up I had a book come out that I also wrote a story for called 'Sinbad the New Voyages Vol. 4.' This was a fun story I wrote about the iconic sailor and his crew. There are other stories in there by other great authors like I.A. Watson and Joe Bonadonna,  It's a really fun book that everyone who enjoys swashbuckling fantasy will enjoy.
Then in late September I had my novel 'Hyperforce' come out. This was probably my favorite book of the year that I wrote. Fledgling superheroes thrown together against impossible odds-it was just fun to write and see come together. I love this book! A young alien prince makes a crash landing on Earth with his terrible enemy right behind him. When he does he triggers an event that will change the face of humanity as several nascent super-hero's-the first of their kind-must band together to stop this deadly threat. But this is just the first of many that will push these young heroes to their limits and beyond!
Another book I had a story in was 'Rat-a-Tat' An anthology of hard hitting short pulp stories. My contribution 'Caliber' is about a female former soldier who discovers her husband's been murdered. She knows who's responsible and she knows what she has to do. It's an action packed thrill ride through a sleazy town named 'Riverburgh' that will feature prominently in future pulp stories I have in mind. Check it out for some tough chick action.

And of course in early July there was the second Cagliostro Chronicles book. My sci-fi  Space opera seems to be everyone's favorite of my books, I'm fine with that. I love writing these. They're larger than life and I know it. They are huge space operas written for fun and excitement, and that's the way they are going to remain. The next one coming soon is no exception. This one deals with the Cagliostro making an emergency landing on an uncharted world  where an incredible amount of danger is discovered, not just to the Cagliostro and crew, but to Earth's continued survival as well! It's a thrill ride of cosmic proportions!

The first book I had come out this year was the sequel to 'Redemption of the Sorcerer.' 'My Enemy, Myself, the Crystalon Saga, Book Two' is a magic filled journey to other worlds and other universes with the worlds most powerful sorcerer and his all too mortal friends. It's a thrill ride through dangerous worlds to a final confrontation with an all-too familiar evil with the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance.

As always all of these books can be found at my amazon authors page

Or at my home page

They're all available in softcover so they'll make GREAT gifts under the Christmas tree!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I'll talk to you all soon! Rock On!  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Just a reminder

While I'm toiling away on the new Cagliostro Chronicles novel, I figured I'd give you all links to find me and my books all over the internet.

My Website is You'll find all the latest updates on my novels there. It also has links to purchase all of my books at whatever outlets they are available at. It's the readers first resource to learn about what I have going on including a page dedicated to what I have coming up next.

On Facebook you can find me at That's my facebook authors page. It's another great resource to keep up with what I have going on.

On Twitter I'm @RLAngeloJr

My Email is

and finally my amazon authors page is


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Working hard.

I'm trudging along through the next 'The Cagliostro Chronicles' novel at this point. It's at its mid way point right now and I hope to have it ready to be edited by the end of November, I hope actually to be done before that. I'm  trying very hard to have it ready for Christmas.

In other news I saw 'Dracula Untold' today and cannot recommend it enough. It wasn't a bloody horror movie, but more of an origin story and a great adventure that culminates in the final 30 seconds in today's world. It was brilliantly written and just a really good flick. Go see it, it's well worth the time.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Content






So I was messing around with the other night, updating stuff, and I usually stay off of goodreads. I have a notorious hate/hate relationship with that site. I do not like the readers there. Many there are pompous asses and wannabe writers as far as I’m concerned. They get a big thrill out of shooting down authors books there, for the most part. The average reader there thinks they work for the NY Times book review or something. They are horrific for the most part, and get a big thrill out of trashing someone’s novel. So I do not spend much time on goodreads at all.

But while I was there I did a few things on my very seldom used authors page there that I started almost two years ago. I came upon a question about writers block and how I get past it. My answer is I do not get it, which is true. There may be times when I just don’t feel like writing,. But that does not mean I’m blocked. Most of the time I can pick up and write just fine, wherever I am, as long as I have the proper content.

Content is huge. It is just something that cannot be underestimated. It may seem like I’m being arbitrary about this, but believe me I’m not. You have to know where you are going with a story, and you have to know what happens in-between that is the kicker. It’s like saying ‘I drove from New York to California.’ Or instead saying ‘I started in New York and drove though New Jersey where we stopped at a diner off of I-80 for breakfast. Then we continued west for five more hours, before stopping at the Quaker Steak and Lube. We had the hottest wings I’ve ever tasted there, wow! They were awesome! After lunch we continued on and after about ten hours of riding we stopped for the night in Ohio at a really cool hotel. We parked in an indoor lot and had a great steak dinner that night along with a couple of libations before calling it a night. That was the end of day one on our cross country trip.’ 

Do you see what I’m talking about? There’s a big difference between the two accounts. The reason is the content of the second account. Content makes a story flow and garners interest, after all, you have to be interested in what you are writing as much as what the reader will be reading.

So writers block may be something that has more to do with what you want to say, and the way you get that content across. It’s sort of all about not reading between the lines, but filling in the blanks that happen there.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Distractions for writers...

Getting distracted as a writer is never a good thing and distractions come in all shapes and sizes. This was evidenced last night in an episode of the 'Big Bang Theory'. While none of the cast are playing writers, they are playing scientists  who, in last nights episode, were trying to come up with the 'Next Big Thing.' But due to several things going on around them they continually are distracted and unable to make any progress toward any discoveries.

For me it was a pleasure watching this show last night because I got to see Kaylie Cuoco who plays Penny, in a bikini. While I hate her haircut this year, man does she have a smoking hot body! Wow, just wow!

Oh what was I saying? Something about being distracted? See what I did there? I got lost in a different matter all together. I got distracted by outside stimulus. So guess what? I got no work done last night because that show was on, and several others.

What does all this mean? Well to me, I don't write with the TV on. Or Music or anything that could be distracting. In fact I do my best writing late at night when everyone is asleep, in a silent house. A house or work area without ANY distractions.

So all of you aspiring writers looking for advice, this is a great bit to remember. Concentrate on what you are doing and don't allow yourself to be distracted. If even ina  silent , distraction free work area you still can't concentrate then it's time to walk away for a while and come back at a later time to try again, because without any distractions if you still can't get any work done, it's just not the right time to try.

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Hyperforce! The new Superhero novel featuring the first adventures of a fledgling group of heroes brought together by destiny to fight enemies no normally powered man would stand a chance against, in a new age of heroes !
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The new Sci-fi/space opera adventure and the second in the Cagliostro Chronicles series! 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Your daily Ralph- In the depths of space, danger STILL awaits all mankind...

And thus begins the second volume of the Cagliostro Chronicles, The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration.

What's different this time around? Well, for starters the  crew of the Cagliostro is no longer so green or wet behind the ears or whatever. They've been at this two years now. The war with the Agalum is still ongoing, but mankind's fleet is now hyper-warp ready, so Earth has a presence in the stars. That's something the Agalum do not like.
When our story opens up. the Cagliostro is in the midst of a deadly battle in space, and about to lose badly. But if they did it would be one short book. No, instead they defeat the enemy ships but have to put in for repairs on an earth-like planet. Once there they discover not only prehistoric creatures and savage aliens on this strange new world , but a threat that goes beyond anything they have encountered so far. A threat so large it could spell the end of human civilization forever. That's just what the Agalum want.
It's another book filled with  high flying deep space action and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat right through the final pages.
And the best news is yet to come, as I'm already writing the next volume in the series. People seem to really like these, as evidenced by a record number of sales for both volumes in the past month. So be on the lookout before Christmas for the third book in The Cagliostro Chronicles series, The Cagliostro Chronicles III-Into the heart of evil

In the meantime you can pick up either of the Cagliostro Chronicles series or any of my other books including 'Redemption of the Sorcerer, the Crystalon Saga, Book One', or 'Torahg the Warrior, Sword of Vengeance',  or even the sequel to 'Redemption of the Sorcerer' 'My Enemy, Myself, The Crystalon Saga, Book II' or any of my other books in various formats at . You can also find my books on Amazon's site at




Friday, September 5, 2014

Your daily Ralph-Ralph's books so far in 2014

Hello everyone, this year I have so far released three novels. You can enjoy them all at the links below.They are:

My Enemy, Myself, The Crystalon Saga, Book Two.

When the mighty sorcerer Crystalon receives an unexpected visitor within the walls of his home he realizes he must return to his home dimension and save it from a threat that dwarfs anything he has ever faced before, The threat of My Enemy, Myself!
The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration
The Surprise hit series continues!
From Ralph L. Angelo Jr., the winner of the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best New Author comes the second volume in the ongoing adventure that is The Cagliostro Chronicles!
After a deadly battle against the enemy Agalum star fighters, the Cagliostro must land on an unknown world for repairs. But once there the crew quickly discovers far greater dangers awaiting them. Monsters fill the thick jungle about them as well as the prehistoric natives. But there is something else lurking there as well. Something decidedly intelligent and filled with malevolence.
But the greatest danger of all lies hidden in plain sight on this strange planet, a danger that could spell disaster for all of mankind.
Join Mark Johnson and the crew of the Cagliostro on their greatest adventure yet amongst the stars!

Every great adventure must begin somewhere; Hyperforce’s begins here!
When a young alien prince crash lands on earth seeking help against a terrible enemy, he sets into motion a chain of events that will bring together the greatest champions the world has ever known. Those heroes must band together and battle enemies no normally powered man could ever hope to face.
‘Hyperforce’ is the first great adventure of a new generation of super powered heroes!
(Regular cover coming soon!)
Before years end you can expect another 'Cagliostro Chronicles' as well.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Your Daily Ralph- A Few (More) Words with Mark Bousquet

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A few (more) words with Mark Bousquet



Hi Mark, how are you? Its been a while since we chatted. It looks like youve been busy in the past half year or so, what can you tell us all about it?


Hi Ralph! Glad to be back. Its been an interesting, weird, fun, frustrating time, but right now, with the release of Gunfighter Gothic (Volume 2): Absinthe & Steam, everything is pretty darn great.


On the professional front, Ive termed out of my position in the English Department here at the University of Nevada, Reno, which means that even though Ive done outstanding work in my position (documented by student and departmental evaluations), the bylaws of the College say I cant keep my job, no matter how much my immediate bosses might want to keep me, or if Im better than any potential replacement. So its been a roller coaster of trying to find something else, which isnt so easy in a flooded academic job market right now, but all of that sounds worse than it is. Im not a woe-is-me guy, so anything that gets frustrating because it closes one avenue simply sends me looking for the next opportunity.


With all of that said, professional frustration has been good for my writing, as the need to escape daily pressures means Ive been a more frequent visitor to the worlds Ive created. Professional frustration leads to creative outburst, I guess. Ha.


Since January of this year, Ive published two full-length collections: Adventures of the Five: The Christmas Engine and Gunfighter Gothic, Volume 1: Under Zeppelin Skies. Ive also contributed stories to several Pro Se collections: To Love and Die, The Many Worlds of Ulysses King, and Rat-A-Tat: Short Bursts of Pulp.


The two heroines of your Weird West tales seem to be your favorite creations at the moment is that true?


Yes, definitely. I love Hanna and Jill. I love most of my characters to varying degrees, but Hanna and Jill are always a joy to write. More than any other character Ive created, they just take over whatever story theyre in. I keep wanting Gunfighter Gothic to be darker and creepier than it is, but they have such a positive outlook on the world that no matter the dark place I put them in, no matter the depravity of the villain they run across, theyre ready with a quip to make light of the absurdity of it all.


Heck, I dont even know if I can call it a weird western anymore, given this new collection of stories takes place in England.



What can you tell us about your newest adventure for the girls?


Absinthe & Steam sees them in England, trying to have a good time, and reborn Celtic gods and alien robots keep getting in the way. Under Zeppelin Skies was about their dual quests to kill personal (figurative) demons, and this time around theyve decided they dont want to go back to their old lives, so they stay in England as professional investigators of the weird. (As their calling card read, Gunfighter Gothic: We Shoot the Weird in the Face.


The themes of absinthe and steam run through this collection. The first story, Thanksgiving at the House of Absinthe & Steamsees them out having a good time at Londons trendiest new bar, and then pulled into the mad plans of a French botanist and how exactly hes been making these amazing new drinks. The second tale, God in the Steam,concentrates on the steam, as they encounter a Russian scientist whos been trying to meld human flesh and metal machine into a new form of life. The third story brings these two stories together and introduces two new characters, Lady Absinthe and Gentleman Steam, because I wanted a pair of occult detectives to inhabit this world.


For the two ladies, this time around sees them learning to live as professional partners. In their pre-Under Zeppelin Skies, Jill was a merchants daughter and Hanna was her servant, and the first collections was about the two women learning to become equals. This time around, its about figuring out what kind of partners they are.



Is their new adventure as eclectic and wild as the previous ones? It always reminded me in a way of the Wild, Wild West  but taken to the Nth power.


Thats a great description, Ralph. Do you remember the Jeff Mariotte comic, Desperadoes? I loved that comic, and when I started out writing Gothic, I wanted it to be like that, a big, serious western full of hard men and demented ghouls, but Hanna and Jill are just too much fun for that vision to have remained past the first story. Now, I see it more as my take on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., or what would happen if you took those characters and dropped them down into a horror plot. I wrote a tribute to Doctor Who for them, since the Doctor has been such a big influence (its called Rubber Suited Monstersand its available as an ebook only right now), so maybe its best to think of Gunfighter Gothic as taking any of the modern Doctors and dropping them down into the middle of Tom Bakers run.


This has really been a lesson in having your characters tell you what kind of stories they want to be in. I could force them to adhere to my original vision, but theyve already taken it someplace else. Do you trust your characters to take you someplace you didnt intend, or dont you? Ive let Hanna and Jill take me someplace unintended.


How many books are going to be in that series? Is it open ended, or do you have a definite ending in mind?


Hopefully, Ill be able to write them forever. The approach Im taking is that each collection will cover a month of their lives, give or take. Volume 2 is set in November and December, 1866. Volume 3 will be called Black Christmas, and will take us out of 1866 and into 1867. Theyre on this big tour of Europe and Asia right now, and probably wont make it back to the States until Volume 10 or so. Theyre having adventures, but theres room for other adventures in between my stories, in case I ever want to come back and write a story with them in England, again.


I have no idea what their ending will be or when it will happen; I figure theyll tell me when its time to ride into the sunset.


What about your series aimed at youngsters, Adventures of the Five? Anything new coming soon on that front?


Nothing until late 2015, at the earliest. Ive got so many other stories in more advanced stages and whenever I write The Five, it takes a lot out of me emotionally. I love those kids and I hate myself for putting them through such hell. My other kidsseries, Stuffed Animals for Hire, will have a new book out before 2014 is over. Im about 5,000 to 10,000 words from being finished with it.


What else do you have planned besides those two series this year?


Gunfighter Gothic (Volume 2): Absinthe & Steam is out now, and I might have as many as 4 other books out by the end of the year: volume 2 of Stuffed Animals for Hire (my kids espionage series), volume 2 of my cosmic series, the Deep (the universe where Harpsicord and the Wormhole Witches takes place), a new book of film reviews, Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies of 2013, and volume 3 of Gunfighter Gothic.


But as Ive said, Ive had such an outburst, Ive got 4 or 5 other novels percolating, and my Pro Se Single Shot series, The Disintegration of Dragons, will start sometime this fall, too.


Ive also been toying with the idea of stretching into the Way Back Machine and bringing my original characters from our shared MV1 days into the present. The main characters I created for my All Gods Children series have been some of my favorites, and Im getting the itch to disconnect them from their fanfic past and see what they can do on their own.


So, creatively, I feel like Im in an amazing place right now. Like so many of us, I wish I had the time to just sit and write all day.


Hrm that sounds like a good idea for a story a writer who robs banks so he can do nothing but write


Im also editing two collections, one set in my Dreamers Syndrome universe and another featuring a supernatural spin on the cozy detectivestories, edited by myself and Tom Deja.


You and I are finally in an anthology together, the recently released Rat-A-Tat Short blasts of pulp That was a fun book. Whatd you think of it?


I just got my copy of Rat-A-Tat today so I havent had a chance to dig into it, yet, but I love the idea. Im going to try to read a story a day, last thing at night or first thing in the morning. I created a new character for the anthology. Her name is Magpie Dark and shes a prisoner at a mental institution who never talks, except by mimicking things shes heard others say (hence, the magpie moniker). The Assistant Warden sends her out on these missions, and it remains to be seen whether hes doing this for good or ill, or just how much Magpie (not her real name, of course) is aware of whats happening. I wanted a character who did things but didnt reveal anything about herself in the process.


Are you planning on attending any Cons this year?


Im not. Thats something Id love to do in the future but its just not in the cards, right now.


So what are we going to see from you in 2015?


I wish I knew! I was having this conversation with someone the other day about how we plan our future projects and for me, theres not much advance planning, other than the fact that I want every other book (or every other third, at most) that I release to be a Gunfighter Gothic collection.


Ill give you an example - we have a planetarium here on the UNR campus and I stopped by the other day to watch a movie in their domed theater just to get out of the heat and see something on that curved roof. I watched a 45-minute short film about Saturn. I was the only one in the theater and the film was breaking down all the facts about Saturn and its rings and moons and I was just hit by the stray thought that as great as it is to know whats out there in the universe, I miss the kind of open-eyed speculation of the past. Its great that we know the moon isnt made of cheese or there arent any little green men on Mars, but its also great to let your imagination run wild.


As Im watching the film, Im thinking of how awesome it would be to write a kids series that operated on that kind of wild speculation and fantasy where fire people lived on Mercury and vast civilizations lived in the clouds of Saturn.


When I got home, I fired up the MacBook and banged out 3,000 words about a monkey and a robot setting up just that kind of story. I do this often - just get down the opening to a story and let it sit for awhile - and sometimes I go back to them and sometimes I dont and sometimes they end up taking over my writing schedule.


Mark, its always a pleasure to chat with you. Thanks for participating once more and feel free to leave some links to where our readers can purchase your rather excellent novels.


 Thanks, Ralph! Always a pleasure. If people are so inclined, I welcome them to check out any of the following:


My personal website:, which focuses on travel writing and keeps people up to date on my fiction projects.


The Gunfighter Gothic website:


Atomic Anxiety, my review site:


Big Orange Toy Box, my site for my kidsbooks:


Also, people are welcome to follow me on Twitter ( and Instagram (


And, of course, I would be thrilled for folks to check out my Amazon Authors Page:


Take care, my friend!


You too buddy! Thanks again!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Your Daily Ralph-New Book release List 8/2/14

This is the new novel release list for 8/2/14
By Ralph L. Angelo Jr
A small alien spacecraft crash lands in the hills of northern New Jersey. Within it are an alien prince and his mentor and both are seeking aid for their people against a terrible foe. The problem is their enemy followed them to earth. This event will gather the greatest heroes the world has ever seen together in one place and will forge them into the spectacular super-team that will become known as Hyperforce!
Thrill to their first adventures together as they battle foe after deadly foe around the world, within the world and beyond! Join Captain Power, Solaron, Dragonfly, Silver Shadow, Creature, Starbolt and Stryker as they discover what it means to be heroes while trying to save the world they all live on.
Special collectors item Black Album Edition available now!





Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second Challenger Storm adventure as written by creator Don Gates and illustrated by award winning artist Michael Kaluta.


“Challenger Storm’s debut novel, “The Isle of Blood,” was a delight to all pulp fans everywhere,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “In Storm, Don Gates has given us a classic pulp hero in the grand tradition of Doc Savage, Jim Anthony and Captain Hazzard.  Add illustrations and covers by one of the finest artists in the world today and you have a recipe for excellence.  With “Curse of Poisidon,” Gates and Kaluta have amped up the action and thrills that is sure to thrill our readers.”


When several cargo ships begin disappearing on the waters of the Aegean Sea rumors begin to spread about black-armored demons rising up out of the deep.  For Challenger Storm and his MARDL team, these events hold no particular interest until one of Storm’s troubleshooters, Diana St.Clair, informs him that her former lover, and one-time MARDL scientist, Herbert Chambers is among the missing.


Later a freakish wave wipes out a small Greek fishing village leaving only a handful of survivors.  Is it possible someone has learned how to control the seas to do their bidding? When Storm and his companions arrive at a mid-ocean refueling station, they are attacked by saboteurs wielding bizarre rifles that fire sea-water.


Who is the mysterious figure calling himself Poseidon and what is the secret of his ability to create monstrous tidal waves?  Can Challenger Storm find his underwater base in time to stop this mad genius before he rains down more watery destruction upon unsuspecting coastal populations?  Is mankind is doomed to be ruled by a new King of the Seas! 


Here is high-octane pulp adventure on…and below the waves!


“Curse of Poseidon” was edited by Fortier with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and is now available in both hard copy and on Kindle.




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Written by Mark Bousquet

The latest collection of Gunfighter Gothic stories is now available.
Fresh from their battle at the haunted Kraken Moor, Hanna and Jill are
back for more investigations into the dangerously weird and weirdly

The vacationing Americans are hitting Victorian England hard in three
horror stories that pit them against reborn Celtic gods, robots from
outer space, a brilliant French botanist, and an Arthurian wizard.

In “Thanksgiving at the House of Absinthe & Steam,” a wild night of
drinking a new brand of absinthe leads to a disturbing revelation
about just how those drinks are created.

“God in the Steam” sees Hanna & Jill facing off against a Celtic god
trying to break the chains of Hell by murdering his half-human son.

“The Worldly Introduction of Lady Absinthe & Gentleman Steam, Occult
Detectives” ties both stories together, and this time it’s a
brainwashed Jill that needs to hire someone to help her with a case of
the weird: her mistress, Haneul, is determined to bring Merlin back
from the dead to assassinate Queen Victoria!

by award-winning author
Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels; Lucian)
 brings to a mighty climax the galaxy-shattering Gothic SF / Military Space Opera adventure that began with the 2014 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE and continued with the critically acclaimed LEGION II: SONS OF TERRA. Futuristic armies clash, godlike beings manipulate empires, alien armadas invade, and the gateway to the Underverse is reopened, unleashing slavering demonic hordes upon an unsuspecting galaxy!
“Intrigue, betrayal, and plenty of action and adventure!” –Doug Dandridge, author of the Exodus: Empires at War series.
"Plexico is the master of Space Opera." -Pulp Fiction Reviews

Available as eBook & trade paperback
In the pages of this just released collection of pulse-pounding short stories published by iPulp Fiction you’ll find dangerous and driven heroes and anti-heroes like the Envoy, a high rolling hitman plucked from Hell only if he kills for Heaven; Onyx Adams, a tough, kung-fu’ing Afro-wearing female private eye; and the Silencer, a Vietnam vet who returns to his hometown but finds the war goes on when the woman he loves is killed by gangsters.
"Everything you'd expect from a Gary Phillips story collection-- solid, kick-ass pulp."
            -- Bobby Nash, 2014 Pulp Ark award winner


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