Wednesday, February 25, 2015



Airship 27 Productions presents a vampire thriller by new pulp writer Jack Beddows.

The Shadow of Her Smile, is an old fashion erotic thriller,” declared Airship 27 Production’s Manager Ron Fortier.  “It has all the moody atmosphere of those old classic horror novels long since forgotten.  While reading it for the first time, I kept envisioning the black and white Universal classic, Dracula’s Daughter.  The female vampire Beddows has envisioned here is a deadly beauty no reader will soon forget.”

It is 1914, on the eve of the Great War, young 19 yr old Abraham Helmsworth, the only son of a royal British family, is about to embark on what he believes to be a noble adventure.  He has enlisted in the army as a commissioned officer and is soon to sail for France with his troops.  He has also become engaged to the lovely Agatha Fenton, his childhood sweetheart who has promised to wait for his return to marry.

Then, a few days before shipping out, Abraham attends a musical show and meets Lucilla Deauville, a stunning beauty who instantly mesmerizes him.  He has never been so attracted to a woman in such a visceral way.  Weeks later, he encounters her again but this time on a bloody battlefield.  With this encounter he learns the dark secret she hides in the shadow of her smile.  It is a secret that will lead him through the gates of a living hell from which there is no escape.

All art of The Shadow of Her Smile is provided by Adam Shaw from his stunning cover to the nine creepy black and white interiors with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.

Available now at Create Space and soon on Amazon in both hard copy & Kindle.

Friday, February 13, 2015



Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting.”

A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysterious confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.

“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”

In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.

Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!

The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.


Available now at in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.


Thursday, February 12, 2015


One of the new titles we are extremely excited to bring this year is - RICK LAI'S MAJOR SABBATH.

Pulp writer/historian, Rick Lai loves his spaghetti westerns and when he approached us about doing a new anthology featuring a character amalgamation of the roles portrayed by the late actor Lee Van Cleef, we jumped at the opportunity.

Thus was born Major Sabbath.  Here's a little peek at the cover in progress by super artist Pat Carabjal.  Enjoy.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

More Holmes on the way!

One of the things I love to do with this blog is give you all sneak-peeks at upcoming artwork.  Our next scheduled book for a Feb release is -SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol 7 and it will feature a stunning cover by artist Michael Youngblood.

Here is Michael's preliminary pencil sketch of that cover.  He is now painting it and it looks amazing.

Captain Ron

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More Sherlock On The Way

Our second release of the year is going to be SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol 7 - At present Rob Davis is busy drawing the interior illustrations and Michael Youngblood is almost done his fantastic cover.

Here's a peek at the back cover to hold you until then.
Captain Ron

Friday, January 16, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be kicking off our new production year with the release of an old fashion western novel by veteran writer, R.A. Jones.

Young Jason Mankiller never believed his surname was an omen of his future until the Civil War broke out and he joined the Union Army.  Fate took to him the fields of Gettysburg.  By the time the battle ended, he was sitting atop a small rise surrounded by the bodies of dozens of Confederate troopers.  Days later, while drunk, his fellow soldiers had tears of blood tattooed onto his face.  From that day forward, the Man Who Cried Blood’s reputation spread far and wide.

Ten years later, Jason Mankiller is in Ft. Rogers, Texas, hoping to find a job and bury his past.  But the blood tattoo won’t let him escape the gunfighter’s trail.  Writer R.A. Jones delivers an old fashion western adventure in the grand tradition of Max Brand and Louis L’Amour.  Here are pioneering men and women facing the birth of a new American destiny that will demand their blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.  For Jason Mankiller, that promise of a better life will be claimed at the end of a smoking gun.

“Gun Glory is a project R.A. Jones has wanted to write for a long time,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “A straight out, traditional western melodrama as has been a staple of American literature for decades. Capturing the feel of those classic western writers of the 40s and 50s.  It’s a great book and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to our readers.”

“Gun Glory” features a cover painting by Graham Hill and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

SNAKE is coming!

One of the many new pulp characters we will be debuting this year is SNAKE, by writer Michael Vance. To the left is a rough pencil sketch by brilliant cover artist Ted Hammond, who will be painting the cover for this great book.

Stay tuned,
Captain Ron