The Truth is no Stranger.
He was as hard boiled as a Private Detective can get. He was sitting in his office, working on a report of his last case when she walked in. She was a knockout, in her short red velvet fur trimmed skirt, so short it barely covered the half-moons of her derriere. And she was tiny. Not five feet. But, holy cow, did she make up for it in spades. She sashayed to his client chair and slid into it. She tried the old, “I’ve got a friend who’s in trouble.” It didn’t work. It never does. They shared a couple of straight shots and she started to relax. Seems she took something she wasn’t supposed. A book. THE Big Book. Took it home to see what all the fuss was about. She was going to bring it back the next day. But, the next day it was gone. And if she didn’t get that book back to where it belonged there’d be hell to pay. HELL in all caps.
There’s never been a more hardboiled Christmas tale than Tim Holter Bruckner’s TRUTH IS NO STRANGER. From Pro Se Productions.
Terror in the Tropics! Peril in Paradise! Betrayal on the Beach! It’s just another day of murder and corruption under the palm trees in CRIME DOWN ISLAND. Six heated tales of manipulation and mayhem set on the dream destinations most fantasize about. Sun baked days and moon kissed nights along the ocean, where love and hate walk hand in hand. And the shrill of tropical birds can be drowned out at any moment by a horrified scream and the last gasps of someone dying. Evil takes vacations in the same places we all want to. CRIME DOWN ISLAND. From Pro Se Productions.
In the Sci-magickal world of Europe in 1920, the great Doktor Mabon introduced a mix of ancient and modern knowledge that ends the Great War in record time. His investigations made possible nearly human steambot servants, great floating dirigibles - and the most amazing discovery of all - Doktor’s Mannkopf Mounts! These bizarre animal-human hybrids that Mabon found on a lost and secret island became the secret weapon of the victorious Austro-German Empire.
But there are dark secrets lurking in the shadows of this new bright science and dangers for those who do not understand it.
Karl Drosselmeyer is a cadet in the Mannkopf Cadre who dreams of someday going to the Doktor’s fantastic island—but he also dreams of the alluring Maria.
Otto Von Wertvoller is a fellow cadet doesn’t think that the ‘peasant’ Karl has any right to even look at the blonde girl and has ‘designs’ on Maria himself. He has an ally in her father and together they plot against Karl, who soon finds himself on a terrifying journey into a nightmare.
Can Karl stop the evil Baron Von Wertvoller’s sinister plans that might lead to another war? Can Karl save Maria from a forced marriage? And what has Karl’s Sci-Magician Uncle done that might cause his nephew’s death - or worse? Only The Clockwork Nutcracker has a chance to stop the Baron’s deadly plot, but will it be too late to save Karl?
From award winning author Teel James Glenn comes a daring, dangerous new journey into genres as never imagined before. THE CLOCKWORK NUTCRACKER. From Pro Se Productions.
The Moon Has Always Been a Mystery… But what if, after the first man left his print there, it became something more. What if the Moon became home? PROJECT MOONBASE is a collection of pulpy tales all taking place in settlements, villages, and outposts on Earth’s Moon. From straight up science fiction to mystery to horror to mash-ups, this volume takes readers from their everyday sidewalks and busy streets and rockets them to the moon! PROJECT MOONBASE. From Pro Se Productions.
Civil war is brewing in the Korrin Empire. The noble houses are sharpening their swords and preparing armies. Into this land comes a stranger with a black sword, as dark and mysterious as the land from which he hails. On a mission of revenge, the Blademaster known as Cain finds himself in a strange land where the women are beautiful and the enemies just as deadly.
THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES contains three novellas of the adventures of Cain as he battles with barbarian raiders, soldiers, creatures of the frozen wastes, assassins, thieves, a beautiful sword-for-hire whose charms may be too much for the warrior to resist, and an old enemy whose trail of betrayal and death is only beginning. THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES by Rick Nichols (Author of the John Logan thriller series). From Pro Se Productions.
The world, even today, has its secrets. Lost cities, hidden artifacts, arcane and occult corners of the globe. And every forgotten civilization, every mysterious weapon or jewel, every legend cries out to be discovered, speaking to a very special sort of person, that character that has been the center of stories since the dawn of time. And now, four authors bring their talents to new tales of the hale and the hardy, the daring and the brave. Join Jason Fedora, Shannon Muir, Davide Mana, and Wayne Carey as they climb to the tips of pyramids and dive to the depths of caverns in EXPLORER PULP! From Pro Se Productions.
Hollywood, a land of imagination and dreams, where anyone’s star can rise and fall…and where the best actors and actresses ever portrayed characters of all kinds, including private eyes, cops, and other mystery solvers… But what if the stars from the Golden Age of Celluloid actually ended up investigating real crimes, finding themselves in the crosshairs of danger while pursuing murderers and criminals through the studios and back alleys of America’s Dream Factory? HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY is a collection of stories turning beloved Hollywood icons into detectives, turning over every rock and following every blood trail, hunting for the truth and hoping not to end up on the cutting room floor! HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY. From Pro Se Productions.
Demons in Manhattan sewers. Enchanted gateways deep within the Bowery. Zombies in Harlem. Old World vampires haunting New Rochelle. Hidden Templar treasures and a hunt for the Grail across the length of a continent. Quasi-immortal Damian Paladin and adventuress Leigh Oswin pit their wits, guns and flying skills against the magical and mundane in 1930s America – and worlds beyond.
Thrill to Author Mike Chinn’s WALKERS IN SHADOW. From Pro Se Productions.
Even when Clint Adams tries to mind his own business, death finds him. There will be no peace and quiet in South Dakota for The Gunsmith, only bullets and blood… A poker game turns deadly when the man who runs the tiny town of Departure takes offense at a gambler winning fifty dollars off of him. A game that happened to include The Gunsmith. Trying to simply find some time to himself, Adams instead ends up in a battle between two men. And before it is over, animals, both man and beast, will be out to murder an attractive woman…and The Gunsmith! THE GUNSMITH #412: DAKOTA KILL by J. R. Roberts. From Pro Se Productions!
Barney Fields, a retired farmer, meets Billy, a homeless youngster, at a farm auction. Through a freak set of circumstances, Barney becomes the owner of a mule, Two-Bits, who can speak. A terrific windstorm comes up and Barney and his two new friends find a rolling horse tank and try to hold it down by getting inside. After being ripped from the earth and sailing through a stormy sky, they find themselves in Munchkin Country in Oz. And it turns out one of the trio has been to Oz before… Two-Bits was once a reindeer for Santa Claus in Kringle’s Kingdom that retired. He had made the trip to Oz and crossed paths with a mischievous fellow known as the Prankster. The Prankster had swiped a magic book and was placing spells on different residents of Oz, thinking it was all in good fun. He, of course, was the only one who thought so. Barney, Billy, and Two-Bit begin their search to undo the spell on Two-Bits and to find THE PRANKSTER OF OZ. Author John R. Rose returns children of all ages to F. Frank Baum’s well loved Land of Oz. Journey with our band of heroes and encounter such characters as The Tin Woodman, a wire greyhound named Bouncer, Princess Ozma, frog-like cowboys riding razorback hogs, and even the infamous Wizard himself. Join Pro Se Productions and its YOUNGPULP! imprint on the other side of the rainbow for the pursuit of THE PRANKSTER OF OZ by John R. Rose.