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Monday, January 30, 2012

THE BARON'S REVENGE



Following the overwhelming success of the second Robert Downey Jr. film blockbuster, Airship 27 Productions is pleased to present a brand new mystery suspense novel starring the Great Detective; Sherlock Holmes - The Baron's Revenge by Gary Lovisi.


In 1902 Sir James Damery enlisted the aid of Sherlock Holmes to prevent the daughter of an old friend from marrying a womanizing Austrian named Adelbert Gruner who was suspected of murdering his first wife. Dr.Watson chronicled the case as "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client." By its conclusion, Gruner was exposed to the young lady when Holmes came into possession of an album listing his many amorous conquests. Then a former prostitute mistress took her own revenge by throwing acid in his face and permanently disfiguring him.


Holmes believed the matter concluded. He is proven wrong when a hideous murder occurs rife with evidence indicating the Baron has returned. Soon the Great Detective will learn he has been targeted for revenge in a cruel and sadistic fashion. Not only does the Baron wish his death but he is obsessed with causing Holmes emotional suffering. He desires nothing less that the complete and utter destruction of the Great Detective in body and soul.


Now Gary Lovisi spins a fast paced tale of horror and intrigue that is both suspenseful and poignant, all the while remaining true to Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. "The Baron's Revenge" is a thrilling sequel to a classic Holmes adventure fans will soon be applauding.


Airship 27 packages and publishes anthologies and novels in the pulp magazine tradition.

In the past, Airship 27 has released "Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective", a series of "Weird Horror Tales" novels, and more pulp fiction in "The Green Lama" and "Secret Agent X". For more information on Airship 27, go to www.airship27.com.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

OVERRUN - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!




"Exciting", "real", " edge of your seat thrill ride"...

They are coming...it is only a matter of time...are the doors locked? Is that a sound? Are the windows barred? Did you hear a growl? Are there weapons packed and ready to go? Are the supplies prepared?   If not,  you better read the soon to be released collection Overrun: A Zombie Short Story Anthology. Edited by J.M. Jennings and soon to be available February 7th via Amazon Kindle.  It will have you rethinking your survival plan and increasing your sense of safety...just in case.

Reading this dynamic collection of new fiction will have the reader doing that and perhaps more. The stories are exciting, creative, and often surprising explorations of the themes of horror, terror, and ultimately survival. Bold, edgy, and filled with both harsh reality and all too real human emotion they offered a thrill ride for the imagination. Survival, however, can take many forms as these stories reveal with heart pounding excitement, edge-of-the-action and sometimes a touch humor.


The work includes the writings of Andrew Heaton, J.M. Jennings, Michael Isbill and Kim Frederick. Remember them - and if the Zombie apocalypse occurs...well, be sure and pack this with the supplies because it might mean the difference between life and the dead. 


---Marilyn A.Hudson, author of The Bones of Summer and co-author of The Mound.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

77 Shadow Street

Once more Koontz looks out the window on the world and writes a chilling, gripping, and all too possible novel. Once the glory of the gaslight era, the exclusive and elite old mansion at 77 Shadow Street is now an exclusive apartment building filled with people in isolated existence mirroring an increasingly dysfunctional society.

From the very first chapter the tension is strong and builds steadily.  Bizarre happenings, disturbing people, and the chilling sense of the unknown keep the pages turning to a satisfying and logical conclusion.   A sure enjoyment for any Koontz fan, any horror fan, and any who just like a great thrill ride reader.