A Publisher of Cutting Edge Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions revealed today the cover of the upcoming first volume of a new and unique series of digest novels. Author Tyree Campbell creates a heroine and a tale like no other in Bombay Sapphire- Episode One: The Nehru Maneuver, featuring a fantastic cover by artist Teresa Tunaley.
Originating from the UK but now residing in the Canary Islands, freelance artist Teresa Tunaley finds more time to devote to her love of art and painting. For more than 30 years she has been doodling with oils and watercolours. More recently, she uses a more modern technique… her tablet and pen now re-produce creations formed within her warped mind.
“Bombay Sapphire,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is a concept that puts the super back in super heroine in all the best ways. And Teresa’s evocative and quite frankly bright and enjoyable cover adds to that experience immensely. Readers will key to this book as something positive and fun to read when they see the titular character broubht to brilliant blue life thanks to Teresa’s artwork.”
In the first volume of Campbell’s Bombay Sapphire, Nakushi, a woman of the streets of Bombay, India in late 1961, has been pushed to the limit by her ungrateful clientele, the Portuguese who still control parts of India. When she prays for assistance from the gods, Agni, the god of storms, answers her. By bestowing various powers upon her, including flight, invulnerability, and the ability to speak any language [important in multilingual India], he gives her the power to become Bombay Sapphire, champion of those who are wronged or endangered, and liberator of those who are enslaved. But her first big goal is to free India from the Portuguese. To do that, she has to find a way to force the Prime Minister to take action.
In the meantime, Nakushi’s sister Savitra wants Bombay Sapphire to use her powers to make them rich. Against the backdrop of this sibling rivalry, Bombay Sapphire makes enemies of the Deccan Dholes, the gang that terrorizes Dharavi, the great slum where Nakushi lives. But wherever Evil rears its ugly head, wherever people need help, there will be Bombay Sapphire.
“I like to think,” says Tulaney, “that I am very versatile in my choice of subject matter - my new surroundings provide the inspiration for me to paint on a daily basis and the fact that others may enjoy my work gives me the confidence to continue.”
Bombay Sapphire- Episode One: The Nehru Maneuver by Tyree Campbell with cover art by Teresa Tunaley will debut in the coming weeks from Pro Se Productions. Go to www.prose-press.com or like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions for upcoming announcements of release dates for this title and others.