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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Your Daily Ralph~The New Book release list for 5/14/14
The new book release list for 5/14/14
My Enemy, Myself
The Crystalon Saga
From Ralph L. Angelo Jr., winner of the '2014 New Pulp
Award' for 'Best New Author' and the creator of 'The Cagliostro Chronicles'
comes the long awaited sequel to 'Redemption of the Sorcerer'
It has been two years since Crystalon defeated the mad
warlord Maceyis. Much has changed in that time. Crystalon has become his
adopted world’s hidden mystic guardian, protecting the Earth from those who
would threaten it with evil, sorcerous intent.
Until a visitor from his past, one he never expected to see
again would appear within his very home. Now he and his companions must travel
between worlds to his home dimension, a universe where he is hated and feared,
to face a threat that dwarfs any challenge he has ever faced before. The
challenge of an enemy who wears his very face. The challenge of 'My Enemy,
In this new volume, Mr. Angelo shows us the universe
Crystalon was from in depth. A universe that is so very different from our own.
It is a universe where magic is the norm and all depends upon it, not science.
It is a universe where mankind has long since reached its outer reaches through
ships powered by magic or by magical teleportation and it is a universe that
hates and fears Crystalon, now more than ever with the sins his double has
perpetrated upon the citizens of this universe. Can the mighty sorcerer and his
companions survive long enough to wrest control of this entire reality from a
madman who would do anything to maintain his power? Even enter into pacts with
the devil? Find out within the exciting pages of ‘My Enemy, Myself, The
Crystalon Saga, Book Two’.
Adventure wanted — will go anywhere — do anything — Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times.
When Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.
Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.
“The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash. A surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.
“The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese. A worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.
“The Out Of This World Affair” by Bobby Nash. A cryptic message sends Dan Holiday scurrying to find the truth about Citizen X’s extraterrestrial discovery before men in black suits catch them both.
“Room 13” by Jim Beard. A request for aid puts Dan Holiday on a collision course with mobsters, a mechanical man, and a scientist who wants to harness the author’s brainwaves.
“The Game’s afoot, Mr. Holiday” by Bobby Nash. A killer gives Dan Holiday a chance to stop him before he murders his next victim. Can he decipher the killer’s clues in time?
Lastly in “Kaleidoscope” by Andrew Salmon, a frantic letter from a troubled wife sends Dan Holiday straight into a murder investigation where he’s the chief suspect.
Dan Holiday’s new adventures spring to life as Nick Santa Maria opens up adventure’s favorite address, Box Thirteen. The beautiful cover painting is by Douglas Klauba. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download
The Box Thirteen - Adventure Wanted! Audiobook can be purchased at the following:
Radio Archives also has the original Box Thirteen radio show available in four volumes, each available as a audio CD or audio download. These titles are currently discounted up to 50% off to celebrate the release of the new Box Thirteen: Adventure Wanted! release.
Into the Weird: The Collected Stories of James Palmer
This volume collects all of the new pulp and weird fiction of James Palmer (2014 New Pulp Award nominee for Best Short Story) to date, including work from such popular anthologies as Gideon Cain, Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars, and Monster Earth. Within these pages you will find everything from weird menace tales in the style of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft to swashbuckling sword and sorcery to far flung future science fiction. Action heroes rub elbows with strange creatures as: A 40’s private eye must retrieve a powerful magic ring before it falls into the hands of the local mob. A daring space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. A young journalist must fend off a frightening alien invasion threatening his small town. A sword-slinging Puritan stalks a fallen angel in witch-haunted Colonial America. An American general fights evil on a post-apocalyptic Mars. All this and more await you in… Into the Weird Over 400 pages of pulse-pounding pulp action from the editor and co-creator of Monster Earth and Betrayal on Monster Earth!
Jacob just wanted to have a good time with his friend Samantha and fellow geeks at the fan convention. But when dead bodies start turning up, Jacob has to start a little early on his hoped-for detective career. After all, the police are out of their depth in a world where nearly everyone wears a costume or uses an alias. But Jacob has a secret of his own, and it looks like someone is bent on revealing him to the entire con. If Jacob’s history comes out, his police career will end before it begins, even if he can find the killer. And if he can’t, more fans will die.
General Zou Zheng Duan is a man driven by ambition--the ambition to rule the world. He believes that a China united under his guidance can do just that, defeating even the United States. But first he has to make them fight. To do that, Zou has stolen the greatest magical artifacts in history from beneath the Forbidden City. Chief among these weapons of magical destruction is the Nlai Wan--the Clay Cloud--a bomb capable of turning living matter to hard, brittle clay. Zou believes that releasing the bomb on America will trigger the world war he so desperately needs. Unfortunately for him, the Stone Soldiers already know he's coming...
Sean needs a victory, before Parliament returns a no confidence vote and leaves him a figurehead ruler.
The Ca'cadasans are almost through with their conquest of Sector IV, and from the there, the heart of the Empire is exposed.
The Ca'cadasans continue to roll over the New Terran Empire and the New Terran Republic. Hit and run tactics are taking a toll on the enemy, bleeding them, but not enough. Frontier worlds, developing planets, and worse, the industrial powerhouses known as Core Worlds, are falling at an alarming rate, and even the new weapons based on wormhole tech can't stop them. Risks need to be taken, everything put on the line. Sean must come up with a plan that allows him to take on and defeat the Caca battle fleet. Only then can he buy the time his Empire needs to battle the enemy on even footing, and keep the people without a plan from gaining controi of the Empire. Defeat could spell disaster, but so could inaction. He has even more new weapons to deploy, devices beyond imagination, and the shipyards are working to capacity. Allies are gathering, but so are regional enemies who join the cause of the enormous aliens. And a client species of the Cacas is looking to play both sides to their own benefit, while the Cacas plan on a strike that will take wormhole technology away from the humans, once and for all. The Day of Battle is upon the Empire, and the history of the human species depends on the outcome.