Monday, September 26, 2016

RAVENWOOD Special Reprint Edition




RAVENWOOD
SPECIAL REPRINT EDITION

Of the original Ravenwood Stepson of Mystery stories, there were only ever five.  In the past three years Airship 27 Productions has published nine short stories and one full length novel starring this unique occult detective.

Now we are thrilled to reprint 4 of those fan-favorite tales in this new edition.  This volumes features Aaron Smith, Frank Schildiner, Jonathan Fisher and Ron Fortier, as each adds his own storytelling talents to one of pulpdom’s least known but most original heroes. Sit back and prepare to encounter bizarre, supernatural mysteries as only Airship 27 Productions can deliver.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon-
(https://www.amazon.com/Ravenwood-Special-Aaron-Smith/dp/0997786868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474935602&sr=8-1&keywords=RAVENWOOD+SPECIAL+EDITION)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

DEAD MAN'S MELODY





LAUNCHING NEW MYSTERY SERIES!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of Fred Adams Jr.’ s newest mystery novel, “Dead Man’s Melody.”  This is the first in a series by one of New Pulp’s finest new writers.

Fifteen years ago Sam Dunne was the lead guitarist and singer for the popular rock band, Gin Sing.  Critics and fans prophesied a meteoric rising the top of the music charts.  Then his bandmates, Eddie Shay and Danny Barton, kicked him to the curb and went chasing after rock stardom without him.

Now Dunne works small one night gigs while teaching English Lit at a community college.  He’s let the past go and learned to accept things as they are.  Then one morning he turns on the radio to learn Shay has been murdered, shot to death in his private home studio.

Soon the police start focusing their attention Dunne as a “person of interest.”  It’s a custom made set up, with him as the chief suspect due to a fifteen year old grudge he’s suppose to be nurturing. When common sense proves to be useless, the former rocker is left with only one recourse; to do his own investigating and find the killer before he’s fitted with a prison wardrobe.

“Fred Adams is not just a good writer,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “He’s far and away the best new writer to enter the New Pulp market in the last ten years.  And that’s no exaggeration on my part.  A former college teacher of English Composition, Adams technical know-how is evident immediately in any of his works. What is the surprise is that intangible storytelling gift he displays.  His stories pull readers effortlessly into whatever scenario his mind has whipped up and instantly takes them along for the ride.  Honestly, reading a Fred Adams book is like the best damn desert you ever ate.”

Now writer Fred Adams Jr. spins a gritty, fascinating mystery authentically set in the world of sex, drugs and rock roll delivering a masterful reading experience along the way.   Artist Richard Jun provides the black and white interior illustrations and Rob Davis, award winning Art Director for Airship 27 provides the cover.  All of which make “Dead Man’s Melody” is clearly a cut above the rest.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Now available at Amazon.com – and soon on Kindle.
(https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Mans-Melody-Dunne-Mystery/dp/099778685X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471465552&sr=1-2&keywords=Dead+Man%27s+Melody)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

RICK LAI'S MAJOR SABBATH





AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
RICK LAI’S MAJOR SABBATH

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be teaming up with New Pulp author and historian, Rick Lain in debuting a new hero born in the Italian Spaghetti Westerns.

Throughout the history of American western movies, iconic characters were used over and over again until they became stables of these cowboy flicks.  There were always the good guys portrayed as the pioneers, farmers, and lawmen whereas the other side of the coin had the outlaws, raiding Indians and tyrannical cattle barons.  It seemed if you were doing a western, these types were always present. 

But when the 1960s debut the invasion of Italian made oaters, a little used character suddenly seemed to take center stage; the bounty hunter.  He was the cold, calculating man in black who hunted the meanest, deadliest owlhoots for a cash reward.

“The thing we try to do every day here at Airship 27 is be receptive to really new and fun ideas for our books,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “This particular project was born at the Windy City Pulp & Paper convention two years ago when Rick brought up this idea of doing a fictional series based on a recurring character in the Spaghetti movies he and I both love.”

Inspired by these action-packed Spaghetti Westerns, writer Rick Lai has created a terrific new hero in Major Sabbath.  A veteran of the Civil War, he now roams the Wild West as the most efficient manhunter of them all.  Lai, along with Erik Franklin and Frank Schildiner, offer up a trio of gun-blasting tales featuring this man with the penetrating angel eyes and lightning fast draw. Once you meet Major Sabbath, you’ll never forget him.

Popular artist Pat Carbajal provides the cover and Michael Dean Jackson the interior illustrations.  The book also features an extensive article on the Van Cleef’s history in the Italian cinema with its focus on this iconic bounty hunter hero.  In all, there’s more all out shoot’em action between these pages than in a dozen other westerns.  “Rick Lai’s Major Sabbaoth” is truly one of a kind.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTIONS FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon.com –
(https://www.amazon.com/Rick-Lais-Major-Sabbath-1/dp/0997786841/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470514002&sr=1-1&keywords=Rick+Lai%27s+Major+Sabbath)


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HITWOLF 2 The Pack



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
HITWOLF 2 – The Pack

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be releasing the exciting sequel to Fred Adams Jr. crime/horror thriller “Hitwolf.”  In “Hitwolf 2 – The Pack” the hunt continues.

Oct. 1969.  It has been several months since veteran Green Beret Jim Slate escaped captivity at the hands of New Jersey mob boss, Michael Monzo.  Employing a mercenary wizard, Monzo had transformed Slate into a werewolf with the intentions of using him as his own personal “hitwolf.”  But Slate managed to foil Monzo and fled to the New Jersey wilderness known as the Barrens.

There he rendezvoused with three of his former army pals and related his harrowing experiences.  Knowing the mob will never stop hunting Slate, the team heads for the swamps of Chambliss, Georgia to hide out.  At their request, Slate turns Swede and Haines into werewolves while the third, Singer, opts to remain the solo “normal” one of the squad.  Things get worst when, through some Washington contacts, Slate learns he was betrayed by his former C.I.A. liaisons in Nam.  Now they have added their considerable resources in capturing him and the others.

Determined to use their new found abilities only to defend themselves against their enemies, Slate walks a delicate tightrope hoping the beasts he and his mates carry in their veins can be controlled.  If not, then all hell will break loose and even the blood of the innocent will flow.

“Fred Adams Jr. is one of the best New Pulp writers in the field today,” says Airship 27 Production Manager, Ron Fortier.  “His work is always fresh, original and fast paced.  The classic hallmarks of excellent pulp-fiction.  When Adams wrote HITWOLF,  we knew we had a winner on our hands.  It’s a creepy blend of gangster and horror genres mixed to taut, suspenseful perfection.  And it was ripe for sequels.  Now he delivers THE PACK and the action picks up exactly where book one ended.”

Artist Zachary Brunner provides the stunning cover with Clayton Hinkle doing the interior illustrations.  All whipped together by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis to offer up another over-the-top thriller by the one and only Fred Adams, Jr.  Bolt the doors, put on the lights and get ready for a fun chiller of a ride.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

(https://www.amazon.com/Hitwolf-2-Fred-Adams-Jr/dp/0997786833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470180813&sr=1-1&keywords=Hitwolf+2)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PULP CONFIDENTIAL



 
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Debuts New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCITONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/Pulp-Confidential-1-Tim-Bruckner/dp/0997786825/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468966818&sr=1-9&keywords=Pulp++Confidential)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE PERSONA



A NEW PULP HERO ARISES!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be introducing to the world of pulp fiction a brand new mystic hero in The Persona created by writer Michael Housel.

It is 1938 in Brick Town, NJ, and a mayoral campaign is underway.  What the citizens are unaware of is that their little hamlet has become the target of a demonic cult known as the Ministry of Chaotic Command and they are sponsoring a candidate who is in actuality a demonic being.

But before the servants of evil can unleash their horror, Brick Town’s leading businessman, Michael Mansford, is spirited away to a mystical realm that exist between life and death.  There he is recruited as agent of the Light by a supernatural being calling himself Mr. Surrogate.  Surrogate bestows upon Mansford a magical golden mask. Upon donning this grim false-face, Mansford is transformed into a powerful mystic who will become known as the Persona.

His task, to expose Hell’s secret invasion and defeat the Demon Monster that threatens all he loves and holds dear.  But can he succeed?  To do so he will have to sublimate his own identity and become this new and relentless warrior; THE PERSONA.

Delving into the field of Occult Mysteries, Michael Housel has produced a truly amazing debut adventure for his exciting new hero.  Says Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, “The fun of this job is finding new, talented writers like Michael Housel and discovering their creations.  The Persona is going to blaze new trails in pulp fiction, I guarantee it.”  Canadian artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations and first time cover artist, Shannon Hall the stunning cover.  All assembled by Award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis.

This is the first in a planned series starring this great new pulp hero, so be sure to hop on the bandwagon with this fast paced origin story.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon com.
(https://www.amazon.com/Persona-Enter--1/dp/0997786817/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467841645&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=The+Persona++Michael+Housel)

Friday, July 1, 2016

LIMITED EDITION FOR PULPFEST





LIMITED EDITION
COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!


For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

Ron Fortier
Managing Editor
Airship 27 Productions