PulpWork Christmas Special 2014 (Volume 4)

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Here it is! The PULPWORK CHRISTMAS SPECIAL for 2014 which contains the complete novella; Dillon and The Night of The Krampus. We’ll hit you with the official and obligatory back cover blurb first and then a link so you can get your hands on a copy. Happy Holidays!

Herein, you’ll find a septet of holiday tales in which the poor characters come to grisly, gory, and sometimes gruesome ends. Pay close attention, and learn from their fates, so that you might not make the same mistakes as they.

You may find it safer to eschew the holiday tradition of the Christmas tree, for at least two stories in the coming pages warn of coniferous killers of the most sinister variety. Just when you’re getting comfortable with the idea of deadly flora, Josh Reynolds and Joel Jenkins turn things topsy turvy by swapping characters. Jenkins tries his hand at a tale of the British Royal Occultist, Charles St. Cyprian and his intrepid and sometimes bloodthirsty apprentice Ebe Gallowglass—both characters created by Reynolds. Not to be outdone, Josh Reynolds borrows Jenkin’s Native American gunfighter, Lone Crow, and teams him up with St. Cyprian and Gallowglass as they hunt down a wendigo in the Canadian wilds.

Then Derrick Ferguson treats us to a full-blown novella, in which the global instigator, known only as Dillon, takes on the malign entity called the Krampus–drawn from one of the most malign Christmas legends ever recited to frightened, shivering children.

PULPWORK CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2014 (Volume 4)

 

Coming Soon #8

Welcome back and thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you had as wonderful a summer as I did. I didn’t get as much writing done as I thought I would but that happens just about every summer. Kinda hard to stay cooped up in the basement writing when the sun is warming the outside world to a crispy 80 degrees. And I do so hate wasting good weather staying indoors especially when I’m a notorious hibernator during the winter. When it’s cold I’ll use any and all excuses to stay inside the house. The upside is that I’m so much more productive during those months.

But you didn’t come here for that felgercarb. You came to hear what’s going on with my Dillon projects and when you can expect to see them so let’s get going with that. And as always, if you want to keep up with all my other projects then I invite you to bounce on over to my other blog, BLOOD & INK. Okay? Okay. Let’s get to what you came for:

DILLON AND THE NIGHT OF THE KRAMPUS: This one should be finished in another two weeks and turned in on time so that it can be in the 2014 Pulpwork Press Christmas Special. I heartily recommend that you pick up the previous volumes. The 2012 Volume contains “Dillon and The Night Before Christmas” in which Dillon questions the reason for his life and his existence during a rum-soaked Christmas Eve bender and a mysterious stranger gives him a look at what the world would be like without him.

DILLON/SLY GANTLET: As most of you know, Joel Jenkins wrote a team-up between Dillon and his character, the mercenary/musician Sly Gantlet  that a whole lot of you enjoyed. Even more of you asked when and if Dillon and Sly were going to meet up again. I’ve long had the reunion team up, “Dead Beat In Khusra” plotted out and if you’ve read DILLON AND THE LAST RAIL TO KHUSRA then you know there’s a Sly Gantlet related tease in there.

Well, Joel went ahead and beat me to it as I have on my hard drive “Dead Beat In The Gobi” which finds Our Boys stuck in the middle of the Gobi Desert besieged by the Russian Army on one side and on the other…well, you wouldn’t thank me if I spoiled it for you, now would you?

Recently Joel and I have been talking and we both came to the same conclusion: when I finish “Dead Beat In Khusra” why not put that together with the other Dillon/Sly Gantlet team ups into one book? So that’s what we’re gonna do. Right after I finish with the Christmas story I’m going to jump into that. We haven’t got a title for it as yet so for now I’m just calling it DILLON/SLY GANTLET: FRENEMIES FOREVER. That won’t be the final title of course. If you’ve got any suggestions, by all means, let me and Joel know.

DILLON AND THE SECRET OF SHAMBALLAH: This is the novel that was previously entitled DILLON AND THE MYTH HUNTER. But don’t worry that the change in title means Elisa Hill won’t be in it. The Myth Hunter certainly will be. She’s been hired by Li Shoon, the satanic master of the feared worldwide secret society known as The Ui Kwoon Ah-How to find the location of Shamballah, The Eternal City. Dillon is sworn to protect the secret of Shamballah at all costs. But will he go so far as to kill a friend to keep that secret? This will the first of two big Dillon projects for 2015. I’ve got about thirty pages of notes for this thing and I think it’ll be safe to say that by the time it’s done it’ll be the longest (in terms of word count) and biggest Dillon adventure to date.

DILLON AND THE DEVIL’S BOUNTY: This is other big 2015 project. Based on a plot by none other than Joshua R. Reynolds! When The Heart of Fortune V, the world’s first self-sustaining seagoing vessel is hijacked by pirates, Dillon is contacted by John Velvet, Director of The Machine to destroy The Heart of Fortune and keep it out of dangerous hands. In order of accomplish this mission Dillon needs the assistance of one of his protégés, the mysterious and dangerous mistress of mayhem and disguise, The Pulptress! But neither one of them could have counted on the participation of the 21st Century incarnation of Fortune McCall! And it may need all their skills and talents to stave of the assault of the various criminal and terrorist organizations seeking to take control of The Heart of Fortune V for their own nefarious purposes!

You can also be on the lookout for the reissue of DILLON AND THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN BELL with a brand new cover by Sean E. Ali, winner of the 2014 Pulp Factory Award for Best Interior Illustrations. Don’t quite know when that’ll be as I don’t rush Sean and he doesn’t rush me. Really all I have to do is tighten up the nuts and bolts a bit on the book and Sean has to come up with one of his mind-blowing covers.

That’s it for this time around. As always, Thank You so much for your continued support and interest in my work. Be safe at work, at home and at play and don’t forget to be good to somebody today. Just because.

 

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Coming Soon #7

Greetings, Salutations and Welcome. If you’re joining me here after having read my latest post over at BLOOD & INK then you’ve already suffered through my whining about not posting more regularly so I’ll spare you that here. Why not just jump right into getting caught up on what’s been going on with Dillon lately and what’s going to be happening with him in the near future?

So far this year there’s been the Annual Birthday Giveaway Dillon And The Last Rail From Khusra, the YoungPulp! digest novel Young Dillon In The Halls Of Shamballah and the full length Dillon/Jim Anthony novel co-written with Josh Reynolds The Vril Agenda. I think you’ll agree with me that’s a lot of Dillon in just five months. And there’s still more to come but first, allow me to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and the encouragement while I was writing those stories. And if you’ve read them and enjoyed them I’d appreciate it all to hell if you’d drop a review or two. It would give me a warm feeling in my tummy and you’ll be surprised at how good it’ll make you feel as well.

So what’s next? you ask. Well, I’ll be glad to tell you. Cop a squat and make yourself comfortable while I tell you.

DEAD BEAT IN THE GOBI: As most of you know, Joel Jenkins wrote a team-up between Dillon and his character, the mercenary/musician Sly Gantlet that a lot of you enjoyed. Even more of you asked when and if Dillon and Sly were going to meet up again. I’ve long had the reunion team up, DEAD BEAT IN KHUSRA plotted out and if you’ve read DILLON AND THE LAST RAIL TO KHUSRA then you know there’s a Sly Gantlet related teaser in there.

Well, Joel went ahead and beat me to it as I have on my hard drive DEAD BEAT IN THE GOBI which finds Our Boys stuck in the middle of The Gobi Desert besieged by the Russian Army on one side and on the other…well, you wouldn’t thank me if I spoiled it for you, now would you?

So as soon as I hurry up and write DEAD BEAT IN KHUSRA, you’ll see both stories in a new repackaging of the anthology FOUR BULLETS FOR DILLON which at this point looks like it’s going to have to be renamed SIX BULLETS FOR DILLON as one story will be removed from FOUR BULLETS: “Dillon and The Escape From Tosegio” as that story is now part of DILLON AND THE VOICE OF ODIN and three new stories will be added.

DILLON AND THE NIGHT OF THE KRAMPUS: I didn’t have a story in the 2013 Pulpwork Press Christmas Special but that ain’t gonna happen this year as I’m going to write this story during the spring/summer and have it in early. What’s it going to be about? Well, it’s going to have Dillon, the return of Big Pig! and Dillon’s sidekicks are going to be Wyatt Hyatt and Reynard Hansen. And there’s going to be a Krampus. Promise.

DILLON AND THE SECRET OF SHAMBALLAH: This is the novel that was previously entitled DILLON AND THE MYTH HUNTER. But don’t worry that the change in title means Elisa Hill won’t be in it. The Myth Hunter certainly will be. She’s been hired by Li Shoon, the satanic master of the feared worldwide secret society known as The Ui Kwoon Ah-How to find the location of Shamballha, The Eternal City. Dillon is sworn to protect the secret of Shamballah at all costs. But will he go so far as to kill a friend to keep that secret? The way things are going with me chances are I might not get around to writing this until 2015.

DILLON AND THE DEVIL’S BOUNTY: This is another one I don’t think I’m going to write until 2015. But it’s worth waiting on as it’s based on a plot by none other than Joshua R. Reynolds! When The Heart of Fortune V, the world’s first self-sustaining seagoing vessel is hijacked by pirates, Dillon is contacted by John Velvet, Director of The Machine to destroy The Heart of Fortune and keep it out of dangerous hands. In order of accomplish this mission Dillon needs the assistance of one of his protégés, the mysteriously dangerous mistress of mayhem and disguise, The Pulptress! But neither one of them could have counted on the participation of the 21st Century incarnation of Fortune McCall! And it may need all their skills and talents to stave of the assault of the various criminal and terrorist organizations seeking to take control of The Heart of Fortune V for their own nefarious purposes!

You can also be on the lookout for the reissue of DILLON AND THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN BELL with a brand new cover by Sean E. Ali, winner of the 2014 Pulp Factory Award for Best Interior Illustrations. Don’t quite know when that’ll be as I don’t rush Sean and he doesn’t rush me. Really all I have to do is tighten up the nuts and bolts a bit on the book and Sean has to come up with one of his mind-blowing covers.

Before we take our leave of each other, here’s a picture that is truly worth a thousand words:

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One of my Facebook friends, Chuck Kreegah Loridans teaches art at the Renzi Education and Art Center in Louisiana. He read YOUNG DILLON IN THE HALLS OF SHAMBALLAH and thought it would be perfect for the young men at the school to read. Through the generosity of Tommy Hancock and the good folks at Pro Se Productions, three copies were sent and obviously are being enjoyed.

I’m going to have a print of this picture made and framed to hang on the wall above my desk to remind me in those moments when I wonder what it’s all for I can look up and be reminded that THIS is what it’s all for.

Good night and God Bless.

 

 

THE VRIL AGENDA is here!

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TWO LEGENDARY HEROES

COME TOGETHER TO DEFEAT

 THE VRIL AGENDA

Airship 27 Productions & Pulp Work Press join forces for the very first time to announce the release of THE VRIL AGENDA, a fantastic, action packed pulp adventure by two of the finest writers in the New Pulp field, Joshua Reynolds and Derrick Ferguson.

Upon completing his training with the Warmasters of Shamballah, Dillon journeys back to America to begin the next phase of his training under tutelage of one of the greatest adventurers of all time, Jim Anthony – The Super Detective.  But no sooner do they meet then one of Anthony’s most dangerous villains resurface from his past to once again threaten mankind, the superhuman Sun Koh – Prince of Atlantis.

Now the old warrior and his young student, aided by Anthony’s loyal family and allies, will take on this new threat, pitting their lives against powerful adversaries.  From New York to Berlin and then on to a hidden civilization at the bottom of the world, the Super Detective and his two-fisted protégé must stop the fiendish Sun Koh before he can unlock the ages old secret of the Vril power.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Derrick’s Dillon from day one,” reports Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “And of course Josh has done several Jim Anthony projects for us including a full length novel. So when they first proposed this team-up book, I was thrilled beyond words.”

Noted fantasy author, Charles Saunders, creator of the Imaro series, calls The Vril Agenda, “…a remarkable achievement.”

The book features interior illustrations by award winning artist Rob Davis, with a stunning, dynamic cover painting by Adam Shaw; his first work for Airship 27 Productions.

Writers Josh Reynold and Derrick Ferguson have whipped up a frenetically paced tale that never lets up for second, masterfully delivering old fashion pulp action in what is sure to become a New Pulp Classic!

 

AN AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP WORK PRESS EVENT!

 

Available now from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Vril-Agenda-Joshua-Reynolds/dp/069202221X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397655127&sr=1-1&keywords=THE+VRIL+AGENDA)