Saturday, June 30, 2012

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA ON THE MOVE!

Along with the staff at BEN Books, I wanted to thank the following places for spreading the word about Earthstrike Agenda. We appreciate it.

Here’s a few of the places we know have posted:
All Pulp
Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action
The Free-Choice ezine
New Pulp Fiction
A Bit Too Old For Comics?

And a special thank you to my friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and around the internet for sharing and reposting. It means the world to me.

Bobby

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA, the new novel by celebrated author Bobby Nash is now available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and more.

You can purchase the Earthstrike Agenda in paperback and ebook format at the following:
BEN Books Direct paperback
Amazon paperback
Amazon Kindle ebook
Smashwords ebook (Multiple formats)
Barnes and Noble Nook ebook
DriveThru Fiction ebook

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA
Whoever controls Earth ...Wins.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com
Visit Bobby Nash’s Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/-/e/B002QJ8QQS

Thursday, June 28, 2012

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA DEBUTS ON AMAZON

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA, the new novel by celebrated author Bobby Nash is now available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and more.

You can purchase the Earthstrike Agenda in paperback and ebook format at the following:

BEN Books Direct paperback
Amazon paperback
Amazon Kindle ebook
Smashwords ebook (Multiple formats)
Barnes and Noble Nook ebook
DriveThru Fiction ebook

Barnes and Noble paperback
COMING SOON!

About Earthstrike Agenda:

HUMANITY HAS GONE TO THE STARS.

Earth, once barren and decimated by war and the depletion of natural resources has been reborn.

Today, Scavengers prey on small mining towns and colonies. The United Planetary Alliance Marshal's Service seems unable to stop these raids. They are outmanned and outgunned, but is the only law on many colonies.

Newly promoted Captain, Virgina Harmon takes command of her first starship, the Pegasus, the latest ship built to solve the Scavenger problem. Plagued by nervousness over her first command Captain Harmon is rocked by the news of her mentor’s murder.  Just days before he was to report to her aboard the Pegasus as chief of engineering.

In Earth orbit, a science station becomes a target.  An enemy has a plan to use the Space Lab facility as a means to claiming Earth.

In deep space, the United Planetary Alliance city-ship Ulysis welcomes aboard a high-ranking officer with a special mission for the crew.  Those plotting against the Alliance are preparing to make their move and their first target is the Ulysis.

Meanwhile, in the deepest regions of space an enemy has returned.  An enemy seeking vengeance.

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA
Whoever controls Earth ...Wins.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com
Visit Bobby Nash’s Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/-/e/B002QJ8QQS

Deadly Games Paperback Sale at Barnes & Noble!

The paperback edition of Bobby Nash's novel, DEADLY GAMES! is currently on sale for the low, low price of $10.79 at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-games-bobby-nash/1036007379?ean=9780615553436

They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

ESO #117: Making Our Escape on the Battlestar Galactica


On this episode Earth Station One flees from the Cylon tyranny on a lonely quest - to discuss the shining scifi franchise known as Battlestar Galactica. Joining the rag-tag crew of Mike, Mike, and Bobby is Dan Carroll. Or at least we think our guest is Dan. He may in fact be a Cylon! We also check in with writer and publisher Tommy Hancock and find out details on the new "Tales of the Rook" anthology. All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs! So say we all!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Making Our Escape on the Battlestar Galactica at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/earth-station-one-podcast-episode-117-making-our-escape-on-the-battlestar-galactica/

Also, ESO’s Mike Gordon and Bobby Nash announce their new graphic novel project, Strong Will, on this week’s podcast.

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:08:07 Rants & Raves
0:30:52 Tommy Hancock
0:52:50 Battlestar Galactica
1:49:55 Khan Report w/ Dan Caroll & Dr Q
2:15:24 Shout Outs
2:26:31 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us at esopodcast@gmail.com

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew is back with a great round table discussion on Movies That Surpassed Their Source Material. It’s sure to be a lively discussion. Also, ESO welcomes Lance Roger Axt, Elaine Lee, and Bill (Bob The Builder) Dufris to the station to talk about their new Audio Comics releases.

ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite movies that surpassed their original source material and why? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, on Twitter at @EarthStationOne, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

RICK RUBY-- WORLD TRAVELER

How cool is this?

Ruby Files artist Rob Moran shared this photo on Facebook. This photo is from Thailand. The lady reading it is Tanja, a fan of Rob's from Germany.

That's right, folks, the Ruby Files is going worldwide!

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA, the new novel by celebrated author Bobby Nash is now available in paperback and ebook formats. The novel will be available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble within a matter of days.

You can purchase the Earthstrike Agenda in paperback and ebook format at the following:

BEN Books Direct paperback

Amazon paperback
COMING SOON!

Barnes and Noble paperback
COMING SOON!

Amazon Kindle ebook
COMING SOON!

Smashwords ebook (Multiple formats)

Barnes and Noble Nook ebook

DriveThru Fiction ebook

About Earthstrike Agenda:

HUMANITY HAS GONE TO THE STARS.

Earth, once barren and decimated by war and the depletion of natural resources has been reborn.

Today, Scavengers prey on small mining towns and colonies. The United Planetary Alliance Marshal's Service seems unable to stop these raids. They are outmanned and outgunned, but is the only law on many colonies.

Newly promoted Captain, Virgina Harmon takes command of her first starship, the Pegasus, the latest ship built to solve the Scavenger problem. Plagued by nervousness over her first command Captain Harmon is rocked by the news of her mentor’s murder.  Just days before he was to report to her aboard the Pegasus as chief of engineering.

In Earth orbit, a science station becomes a target.  An enemy has a plan to use the Space Lab facility as a means to claiming Earth.

In deep space, the United Planetary Alliance city-ship Ulysis welcomes aboard a high-ranking officer with a special mission for the crew.  Those plotting against the Alliance are preparing to make their move and their first target is the Ulysis.

Meanwhile, in the deepest regions of space an enemy has returned.  An enemy seeking vengeance.

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA
Whoever controls Earth ...Wins.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com
Visit Bobby Nash’s Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/-/e/B002QJ8QQS

Monday, June 25, 2012

DRIVE-THRU FICTION MAKES DEADLY GAMES! ITS PICK OF THE WEEK


It looks like my thriller novel, Deadly Games! is Drive Thru Fiction's ebook Pick of the Week. That's pretty darn cool. Check it out at www.drivethrufiction.com
Deadly Games! direct link: www.drivethrufiction.com/product/103193/Deadly-Games!

Bobby

About Deadly Games!:
They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

Visit Deadly Games! publisher BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A DEADLY GAMES! EXCERPT--

Haven't done one of these in awhile so it’s excerpt time again. Here’s a sample chapter from DEADLY GAMES! an action/thriller by Bobby Nash.

BEN Books is proud to present Deadly Games! a thriller by Bobby Nash.

DEADLY GAMES! can be purchased in paperback and ebook editions at the following:
BEN Books paperback
Amazon paperback
Kindle ebook
Smashwords ebook 
Nook ebook
KOBO ebook
Drive Thru Fiction ebook

DEADLY GAMES!
They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com.
Visit Deadly Games! author Bobby Nash at www.bobbynash.com.

SAMPLE CHAPTER--

Philip Jason Hall motioned to the television set mounted to the wall. 

Immediately all eyes focused on it and the little black box the attorney held in his right hand.

“A DVD?” Laura Sellars asked.  She did not seem as surprised by the fact as some of the others at the table, which made sense.  Once upon a time she had been Morehouse’s lawyer so she had a unique perspective on the man and his methods.

“If this turns out to be a porn flick-- or worse yet, a Will Ferrell movie-- I’m going to have to hurt someone,” Benjamin West joked, trying to lighten the mood of the room.  The tension was so thick he felt like he could have cut it with a plastic butter knife.

“West!” John Bartlett said sternly.  As usual, the detective’s sense of humor was missing in action.  “Quiet.”

West shrugged.  “I mean, that is Morehouse’s style isn’t it?  Dragging us all the way out here to the middle of nowhere just to screw with us is exactly the kind of trick I’d expect from that bastard.  This is probably his idea of a sick joke.”

“I assure you that this is no joking matter, Mr. West,” Mr. Hall, the attorney for the deceased, said as he popped the disc into the DVD mounted on a shelf below the television set. 

“Before we begin there are certain ground rules that were laid down by my client.  This DVD is to be viewed once and only once, then it is to be destroyed.  We will not rewind for any reason whatsoever.  It is his request that this be viewed only this one time and I plan to see that my client’s wishes are observed.  Is that understood?”  He waited, not saying another word until they were certain that they understood his client’s position.

“Are you serious?” Vivian Morehouse asked.

“Those are my client’s wishes, Mrs. Morehouse,” the attorney said.  “It is my duty to see that those wishes are carried out to the letter.”

“I just bet you’re a hit at parties,” West remarked.

Ignoring the comments of the reporter, the attorney removed the remote control from his jacket pocket and pointed it to the DVD player.  He pressed the play button.  “As we shall now see.”

The screen flickered as it found focus.  On the screen sat an exquisite desk, framed with untarnished wood and antique lamps.  It looked like the office of a dignitary or a lavish entrepreneur.  A large bay window featured a beautiful view of a wooded area.  It seemed peaceful and serene.

“That’s here,” West said.  “This was filmed in this house.”

“Yes,” Vivian Morehouse agreed.  “That looks like Darrin’s study on the third floor.”
The camera shook as it was adjusted by unseen hands.  Seconds later a man moved in front of the camera as he slowly walked around the desk from the front to the rear.  The man took a seat at the desk.  He was sitting in a very plush leather executive’s chair with a high back. 

“Morehouse,” Bartlett whispered between gritted teeth as the man came into view on the screen.
The man on the television screen acted as though he did not notice the camera at first.  He opened a hand cared wooden box on the desk and selected a nice cigar for himself.  Slowly he clipped the end and lit the cigar, exhaling a thick plume of smoke, but never once looking in the direction of the camera.

“What is this?” Warden Chalmers asked.  He had been silent long enough and his frustration was starting to show.

Suddenly, the man on the screen turned to look at them, or rather at the camera that had recorded these events.  To those seated around the massive table it looked and felt as if man were looking directly at them, as if he were only now noticing their presence for the first time.  He cocked his head from one side to the other as if trying to figure out what it was he was looking at.

The image of Darrin Morehouse puffed on the offensive cigar and let a small smile play across his lips after a few seconds of pretending he didn’t know the camera was there recording him.  He was enjoying himself as he addressed his captive audience. 

Just another game.

“Greetings,” Morehouse said pleasantly.

John Bartlett was on his feet in a shot.  “When was this made?” he demanded of the lawyer. “When was this tape made, Mr. Hall?”

Hall pressed a button and the image froze in mid puff for an instant until the screen returned to the full blue screen image with the word STOP in white letters in the upper left corner.  “I have no knowledge of the exact date that my client recorded his will, Mr. Bartlett.”

“That’s awfully convenient.”

“How so?”

“Your client has been in prison for the past six years.  He died in prison.”  He pointed at the television set.  “Are you telling me that this was made six or more years ago?  I don’t buy it.”

“Neither do I,” Francis Chalmers added.

“I do not know what answers you seek,” the attorney said.  “My job has been to deliver my client’s final thoughts to you in the manner he dictated.  I was not present when Mr. Morehouse recorded his will and I have not yet seen it myself as per my client’s express written condition.  I do not know any more about the contents of this DVD than you do.”

“How long have you had this disc in your possession?”

“It was delivered to me two days ago, Mr. Hughes.”

“Delivered by whom?” Laura Sellars piped in.

“By messenger.”

“I see,” Bartlett said as he rubbed his chin.  He was beginning to like this less and less with every word the attorney uttered.  Because this involved Morehouse, his guard was already raised, but he wasn’t about to let anything slip by him.

“You know, it is possible he recorded this before he was sentenced,” Michael Coombes said.  “John, you know better than anyone that this guy was always thinking four or five moves ahead.  You told me as much yourself.”

“True,” Bartlett admitted.  “Still, this is a bit much, even for Morehouse.

“You think so?” West said skeptically.  “I think this sounds just like him. Before he was arrested he hadn’t had any connection with the judge or the warden.  And since they’re here…” his voice trailed off, letting the meaning behind his words sink in.”

Bartlett opened his mouth to respond, but the lawyer interrupted before he could say anything.  “If we could please continue,” he said.  Hall was beginning to allow these people to annoy him.  They all had questions that he had no answers for, but he would be damned if he was going to let any of them disrupt his client’s final wishes.

Reluctantly, Bartlett returned to his seat.

When there were no objections to the attorney’s suggestion, he pressed the play button on the remote before returning it to his jacket pocket.

“As I was saying,” the deceased’s image said as if he had been expecting the delay.  Morehouse had been a planner so it was entirely possible that he anticipated the interruption from the group.  Certainly, he knew the players.  He had gone up against them all at one time or another.

“Greetings one and all,” Morehouse said with gusto. He had control of the room and he relished it.  The man liked to be in control.  “I assume that there has been a rigorous little debate over when and how I had time to make this little video from my home here.” 

He made a swirling gesture with his hands to take in the expanse of the study.  It was a beautiful room, very extravagant.  Morehouse’s image looked over to the side of the room where Warden Chalmers and Judge Hughes sat. 

“I assume that this revelation might have a profound effect on Warden Chalmers,” he said with a sneer and a puff on his cigar. “Wouldn’t you say so, Frankie?”

Bartlett noticed Chalmers flinch, but he kept his composure. At least now he understood the seating arrangement.  They were like pieces on a chessboard. He suspected that Morehouse’s little video was going to single each one of them out one by one. All part of the game.

“You are probably wondering right about now whether or not I managed to escape from the hospitality of your quaint little prison to record these, my final thoughts.  Are these questions filling your mind right about now, Francis?  Oh come now, you and I both know that they are.  You are as inept as ever...”

Francis Chalmers got to his feet quickly, his composure gone.  “Damn you!” he screamed at the television screen.  The image of Darrin Morehouse leaned back in his seat and puffed on his cigar.  It almost looked as if he was watching the warden’s sudden outburst.  Or expecting it.  He knew each of them so well that predicting their responses wouldn’t be all that difficult.  Score one for the villain.

Bartlett put a reassuring hand on the older man’s shoulder.  “Easy, Francis,” he said.  “Easy.  He is just trying to rattle you.  Come on.  Sit down.  It’s all part of his game.  Don’t take the bait.”

Before the warden was completely back in his seat Darrin Morehouse leaned forward to face the camera again.  Thick smoke clung around his head from the cigar.

“Hit a nerve did I, Frankie boy?”

Once again, Bartlett placed a hand in front of the warden, keeping him in his seat. 

“Of course I did,” the image of Darrin Morehouse began again seconds later.  “We both know that I have...” his voice trailed off.  “Excuse me, had more power in your prison than you ever did.  Now that I’m dead, I suppose you can start running the place again.  I’m sure your chief of
security won’t like it since I paid him more than you did, but these things happen.  We can’t all live forever, right Judge?”

The image of Darrin Morehouse turned to stare down Judge Nathan Hughes.  The older man did not flinch under the gaze of the deceased lunatic.

“What does that mean?” he said as he looked at the others to see their reactions to the man’s comments.

The image of Darrin Morehouse did not respond.  He simply stared at the judge’s assigned seat.
Everyone around the table let out a single burst of laughter at the judge’s blank expression.  Score one for the judge.  He hadn’t taken the bait.  Apparently, Morehouse had not anticipated the responses of everyone as well as he might have thought.

Or had he.

“It wasn’t that funny,” Morehouse said on the television screen before the laughter died down.

Then, as soon as the words left his mouth, there was silence in the room, save from a small giggle that rang from the television monitor.  Darrin Morehouse was playing them all like a well-oiled machine. He was in his element.  Plus, he had six years worth of preparation before arriving at this moment.  John Bartlett, Benjamin West, and the others were now on his playing field and playing by his rules.  The only thing that worried Bartlett was that they did not know what the rules were or whether or not Morehouse would change them in the middle of the game.

With a maniac like Darrin Morehouse making up the rules as he went along, there was no way he could even hazard a guess as to what might happen next.

“Now,” the image of Morehouse said.  “I have called you all here today to my lovely home away from prison to bestow upon you the collected sum of my wisdom, generosity, and kindness.”
West let out a half cough half laugh.  The others just gave him a look.

“I, the honorable Darrin Morehouse, being of sound mind and body do hereby bequeath the following....”

“Here we go,” Bartlett muttered as he straightened in his seat.  Be ready for anything, he told to himself.

The image of Darrin Morehouse scratched at his chin.  “On second thought,” he said.  “Why don’t we just come back to that later.  Since I have all of you here in one room... a captive audience, so to speak.  God, I love irony.”

He laughed

“Anyway, I would like to take a moment and say a few things to each and every one of you before I bestow my good fortunes upon you.  Kind of like my parting thoughts.”

Gasps of astonishment escaped from a few of the people seated around the table.

“Let us start with my lovely wife.  Hmmm...  I guess you are technically my ex-wife now, but why split hairs.  My darling, Vivian, we spent so many years together and I loved you more than...” 

He paused as if to choose his next words carefully. 

“Well, lets not go into all that just yet,” he said with a villainous smirk.  “I just want you to know how much it hurt me when you decided to testify against me at my trial.  You have no idea how it felt to have a knife twisted in your heart like that.  Especially to have it twisted by the one person in the world that you would never have suspected.  I was, shall we say less than happy that you would do that to me, Vivian.”

Bartlett looked at the former Mrs. Morehouse.  She had begun to physically shake and a single tear rolled down her cheek.  He had always wondered if she was in any way complicit in her husband’s illegal activities.  As part of the investigation he dug into her life, but couldn’t find anything that tied her to her husband’s dealings.  He had trouble buying it because there was always something a little off about her, but there was no evidence to back up his gut feeling.

Vivian looked as if she wanted to speak, to cry out, but no words formed.  Perhaps he had been wrong.  The detective no longer suspected her and seeing her reaction to the video only compounded that belief.  Vivian Morehouse didn’t strike him as being that good of an actor that she could fake the nervous breakdown she seemed on the verge of having.

Bartlett could only guess what turmoil was happening inside her mind, but there was nothing he could do for her.  He turned his attention once again to the monitor and the image of his most hated enemy.

“However, dear Vivian,” her ex-husband continued.  “I do not hold a grudge--”

“Yeah, right,” West said.  He made no attempt to hide his contempt.

“--against you anymore.  In fact, there are days when I almost forget that you even existed.”  He shifted in his chair and took a long draw off of his cigar.  He let the smoke billow forth and cloud around his face.  “But you were a large part of my life at one time,” he continued. “I cannot forget about you now like you did about me.  I will not have secrets from you as you did from me.  I sincerely hope that you are as prosperous in life as you have always wanted to be. To help you with your goal to be wealthy beyond your means I leave you a substantial sum of money for your very own use.”

“Wha...?” she managed to stutter.

“Of course, this money is for use however you see fit, Vivian,” Morehouse said as he puffed again on the offensive cigar. 

“For me?” she squeaked.

“Provided,” he continued.  “That you always remember from where this money came.  You must always remember that it came from me.

You’ll have to live with how I came about earning this money.  Can you live with yourself day in and day out knowing that the very money that sustains you came from me?  You once told me that you could not abide by how I did my business.  A business you wanted no part of, if I recall your testimony correctly.  Does that still apply, Vivian.  Or are you willing to cleanse yourself of your newfound conscience and take what I have offered you?”

All eyes in the room were on Vivian Morehouse, those of her former husband’s on the television screen as well.  There was an internal struggle within her and the signs were evident on her tortured face.  Morehouse was playing her conscience against her lifestyle.  It would be a toss up to see which side would win out in the end.

“If you can live with my conditions Vivian, my attorney will discuss the sum with you shortly and it will be wired to your private account.  You know the one I’m talking about.”

A pause as Darrin Morehouse smiled a toothy smile for the camera.

“He will also detail the conditions I mentioned.”

Bartlett thought Vivian was going to explode.  She finally broke down and cried.  She could no longer stand the verbal abuse of her late husband.  He started to stand and tell the attorney that enough was enough when the image of Darrin Morehouse turned toward another at the table.

“Ah, Mr. District Attorney Coombes.  How nice it is to have you with us here today.  I understand that you are probably a very busy man.  There are all of those nasty criminals to put away and the like.  Just like me,” he said as he tapped himself on the chest.  The man was obviously very proud of himself.

Michael Coombes said nothing.  He stared point blank at the smiling visage, but tried to act calm.  John knew it was an act.  He could tell these things.  It was probably obvious to the others around the table as well.  The police officer wondered what type of game Morehouse had planned for the district attorney that prosecuted him.

“Do you like your job, Mr. Coombes?”

“Of course I...” Michael caught himself before he could finish.  He had no intention of playing into Morehouse’s game, whatever it might be.

Morehouse continued, “Of course you do.  It must be very satisfying to be a protector of the innocent and punisher of the wicked.  Your mother must be very proud of you.  I know I would be if you were my son.”

The DA still said nothing.  He was resisting the urge to yell at the image as was probably what Morehouse had intended.  The man had obviously studied each of them very closely.  He was using clinical psychology against them and one by one the pawns were falling into place exactly where and how Darrin Morehouse wanted them to.  The only question was why?

“I have afforded my attorney a check to help fund your political aspirations.  I know that you have held an interest in running for a higher political office for some time, maybe even becoming Governor one day.  I want to help you make those dreams a reality.  I am willing to furnish you with a campaign staff and all the materials you could ever possibly need to run a successful campaign and crush your opposition.”

Michael Coombes coughed once, then adjusted his tie.  That was his tell.  In court, he tended to fidget with his tie when things were not going his way.  It was an unconscious tick he was trying hard to stop.  He let out a breath.

“As with Vivian’s inheritance, there is a catch.  You too would have to know that I funded your political career.  You would owe everything to me, if only in part.  And of course, you would always have to wonder whether or not someone working under my orders would be buying your election for you.  You see, Michael...”

Morehouse’s image leaned in close to the camera. 

“May I call you Michael?” he asked, but continued without waiting for the man’s reply.  “Anyway, Michael, it’s like this, my influence reaches far and wide.  Some of the people that work for me probably don’t even know it.  No matter what you accomplish, whether on your own or with aid from others, that small sliver of doubt will always be there.  Did I do it?  Did you do it on your own?  Who can you trust?  Those are the questions that will haunt your dreams nightly.  You will never know when or where or how someone under my instructions will knock at your door.”

The DA allowed his head to drop.  Just like Morehouse’s ex, he too was now dealing with a question that had no simple answer.

“You just never know,” Morehouse reiterated.

Underneath his calm demeanor, Michael Coombes was seething.  How dare this... this... man do this to him-- to him of all people.  He knew that the man on the recording was only trying to taunt him, to make him suffer.  Wanted to make all of them suffer, but Coombes refused to become a pawn in the madman’s game.

“But we shall wait a little longer for your answer, Mister District Attorney,” the image that was Darrin Morehouse said as he sat back comfortably in his chair.  “Let’s see.  Who’s next on the list.  Ah, yes, the honorable Judge Nathan Hughes.  Who would ever have suspected that you, of all people, would outlive me?  Ha!  Now isn’t that a laugh riot, you old coot?”

The room stayed silent. 

“Ah, come now,” Morehouse continued.  “Can’t you see the humor in that?  You people are pathetic.  Why so dour?  You’ve all won.  I’m the one that’s dead.  Remember?  You win.  I’m gone.  Can any of you honestly admit that you have not thought of my death some time in the years since my imprisonment?  This should be like a party to you people. Sheesh!”

No one dared speak.  Benjamin West opened his mouth, but a gesture from Laura Sellars at his left convinced him to keep quiet.

“Oh well.  As I was saying, Judge.  I know that you cannot be bought.  I tried that during the trial.  Hell, I even had my -ahem- associates try to convince you to swing things in my favor.”

“The bastard tried to threaten me off.  Threatened my family!” the Judge exclaimed.  Morehouse kept talking even as the judge did, their voices overlapping.

“But did you?” the man on the screen continued uninterrupted.  “Noooooooo!”  He drew out the word.  “You were too high and mighty to do that.  I remember what you told me right before the trial started.  You told me that I was going to hang for what I had done.  You had pronounced me guilty before the first witness had even been called.”

Laura Sellars let out an audible gasp, a seed of doubt and distrust successfully planted.  If she had been informed of any threat made by a sitting judge to her client before him she would have made a motion to have the judge recuse himself from the case.  She wondered why this piece of important information had not been shared with her.

“You wanted me gone as much as any of these other vultures in the room with you now.  You just hid behind the law.  That and that big black robe you were wearing.”

“You...”

“Judge...” Warden Chalmers warned as he got a firm grip on the man’s shoulder.  The judge calmed slightly and stayed in his seat.

“Well, since I know that you are above bribes I’m not even going to try.  I guess I’ll simply have you killed.”

“What?”

That protest came from several different people around the table.  The judge’s face went ashen and he seemed in shock. 

“This has gone on long enough,” Coombes shouted.

Morehouse’s image said nothing more.

John Bartlett got to his feet and pointed a finger toward the attorney.  “Alright,” he demanded.  “That’s enough!  How much more of this do you expect us to sit through?”

“Mr. Bartlett,” the attorney spoke quietly.  “The views of the deceased are his own.  I am only required to deliver my client’s final comments.  No matter how despicable I may or may not find them.  I will see my duty through to the end.”

“Your client just threatened a man!”

“I understand that, Detective,” Hall said in the same monotone voice.  “However, I think we can both agree that it is an empty threat at best since my client is, in fact, deceased.”

“Obviously, you don’t know your client as well as you think,” Bartlett said, the muscle in his jaw tightening.

Mr. Hall was unfazed.  “As I said before, Detective, none of you have to stay here.  You are free to leave as soon as you’re ready.”  He motioned toward the door.  “However, if you intend to stay I would ask that you return to your seat.”

Bartlett opened his mouth to retort, but thought better of it and silently sat back down.

“If you will all take your seats we can continue,” Mr. Hall said calmly.

Slowly, the other guests returned to their seats as well.  Somehow, Darrin Morehouse had managed to unhinge three of the people around the table already with nothing but words.  Mere words that had cut to the quick far more severely than any knife could.  It was a not-so-subtle reminder that they were playing in his arena now and just like the lawyers in the room, he knew how to make words work for him.

Bartlett’s internal alert went up a notch.  He knew that his turn would soon come.  He began to prepare himself mentally for the challenge.

In the commotion, Mr. Hall had switched off the VCR and the familiar blue screen was prominent again.  Something about that made John think, but he had no time to further ponder the outrageous thought that had just filtered through his brain like a rogue bolt of lightning.

The cop spared a glance toward Benjamin West and his suspicions were confirmed as the two men locked their gazes upon one another.  The reporter had his suspicions as well and he was fairly certain that the younger man had noticed the same clues that he had.  Still, he could not make himself believe the ridiculous thought that kept running through his mind.

Why does he keep cutting it off?  Why not just pause it?

He closed off the rest of the room from his thoughts and he focused on the attorney at the far end of the room.  He stood stiff as a rail at the head of the table, his body framed by the ornate brick fireplace where a portrait of the deceased hung proudly.  The television sat next to Phillip Jason Hall. 

The blue from the screen stared back at Bartlett.

It’s crazy, he thought to himself.  He was fairly certain that West was having similar thoughts and he also wondered if any of the others had picked up on it.

Maybe, he thought.  Maybe, just maybe Darrin Morehouse isn’t dead after all. 

What if he’s somewhere in this house right now?

Toying with us.

Is this all a game?

Continued in Deadly Games! by Bobby Nash

http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 23, 2012

WRITING WITH EVIL INTENT

I spent most of my workday doing marketing and promotional work (which is important and has to be done) so I didn't get around to actually writing until later in the night. Even then I only managed 700-ish words tonight on the Evil Intent novel. Not bad, but should have been better. I really need to kick it into high gear tomorrow.

Here’s a taste of tonight’s work--

Harold was no longer falling. He planted his feet against a long support beam that supported the stairs and braced his back against the side of the red clay hill. It was solid and held firm, but was slick from the morning dew so he wouldn’t be able to stay in place long. He took several quick breaths of musty air to steady himself. Then he turned and aimed. He was only going to get one chance before the men with the guns below shifted position to get a better bead on him so he had to make each shot count.

He squeezed the trigger.

The man behind the wheel disappeared in an explosion of spider-webbed glass and splattered blood.
#####

A gruesome end. Now I just have to figure out what happens next. Evil Intent is the second thriller novel in what I hope will be a series of novels featuring FBI Agent Harold Palmer. Fingers crossed. I have discussed this novel with a publisher, as well as getting Evil Ways back into print. More details forthcoming when I know anything.

Have a great weekend.

Bobby

Friday, June 22, 2012

7/7/7

Borrowed this idea from Keith R.A. DeCandido on Facebook.

7/7/7

RULES
Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript, the Domino lady novel in my case.

Go to line 7.

Post on your blog or Facebook the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are--no cheating.

Here's my 7/7/7 clip from Domino Lady:

He had a gift for saying just the right words no matter the situation.

She missed that most of all.

There were days when she would give anything just for the opportunity to hear her father’s booming voice tell her that everything was going to be all right just one more time.

Most of the politicians Ellen had dealt with since couldn’t hold a candle to Owen Patrick, a sentiment she had heard others express as well. Those who came after were barely pale imitations of the great man who once protected this city.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Earth Station One Episode 116: Doctor Who Companions – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This week, the Earth Station One crew once again takes a timey-whimey ride in the TARDIS for a look at those lucky enough to share a ride with The Doctor. Join Mike, Mike, Bobby, and William along with Jason and Rita from the Transmissions from Atlantis podcast and Mary Lou Who as we discuss our favorite and least favorite Who companions. Plus we also chat with Daniel Emory Taylor and Jim O’Rear about their latest project and Jim gets caught in The Geek Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Doctor Who Companions – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/earth-station-one-episode-116-doctor-who-companions-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:09:24 Rants & Raves
0:43:47 Meet Jim O’Rear & Daniel Emory Taylor
1:00:27 The Geek Seat w/ Jim O’rear
1:16:05 Doctor Who Companions (Good, Bad & The Ugly)
2:20:53 Khan Report w/ Daniel Emory Taylor & Mary Lou Who
2:46:09 Shout Outs
2:51:45 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us at esopodcast@gmail.com

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew rolls a hard six as they join a rag-tag fugitive fleet fleeing Cylon tyranny, search for a shining beacon known as Earth, and try to figure out just exactly if the Cylons really had a plan.

ESO wants to hear from all you Battlestar fans out there. What are your favorite Battlestar Galactica moments and why? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, on Twitter, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

THE ROOK’S BARRY REESE VENTURES INTO THE BOOK CAVE!

Rook creator Barry Reese visits the Book Cave to introduce his latest Rook bestseller, "Tales Of The Rook."

Listen now at The Book Cave. http://thebookcave.libsyn.com.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AUTHOR BOBBY NASH PLOTS AN EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA

Bobby's latest novel is now available as an ebook. Print version coming soon.

PRESS RELEASE:

BEN Books is proud to announce the release of EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA, the new novel by celebrated author Bobby Nash.

Earthstrike Agenda is currently available as an ebook for Kindle, Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions, as well as in PDF, RTF, and Plain Text formats for easy reading on any PC.

A print edition will be available soon.

You can purchase the Earthstrike Agenda ebook at the following:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/173485

Barnes & Noble (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/earthstrike-agenda-bobby-nash/1111662197?ean=2940014696463

DriveThru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/103271/Earthstrike-Agenda?manufacturers_id=4042

About Earthstrike Agenda:

HUMANITY HAS GONE TO THE STARS.

Earth, once barren and decimated by war and the depletion of natural resources has been reborn.

Today, Scavengers prey on small mining towns and colonies. The United Planetary Alliance Marshal's Service seems unable to stop these raids. They are outmanned and outgunned, but is the only law on many colonies.

Newly promoted Captain, Virgina Harmon takes command of her first starship, the Pegasus, the latest ship built to solve the Scavenger problem. Plagued by nervousness over her first command Captain Harmon is rocked by the news of her mentor’s murder.  Just days before he was to report to her aboard the Pegasus as chief of engineering.

In Earth orbit, a science station becomes a target.  An enemy has a plan to use the Space Lab facility as a means to claiming Earth.

In deep space, the United Planetary Alliance city-ship Ulysis welcomes aboard a high-ranking officer with a special mission for the crew.  Those plotting against the Alliance are preparing to make their move and their first target is the Ulysis.

Meanwhile, in the deepest regions of space an enemy has returned.  An enemy seeking vengeance.

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA
Whoever controls Earth ...Wins.

Keep watching this space for updates on the print edition and once it is available on Amazon soon.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com

Table Talk: In the Wake of the Rook...


Welcome back to Table Talk, a (wanna-be) weekly column where New Pulp authors Barry Reese, Bobby Nash and Mike Bullock babble on about whatever ricochets through their speakeasy. This week, the guys are still inhaling the euphoric fumes of rarified air that is the success of Tales of the Rook, the most recent release from Pro Se Press and Reese Unlimited. For those who have been on the lamb from all things New Pulp, Tales of the Rook has planted its flag squarely on the NewPulp best seller list since it debuted last month. If you haven’t read it yet, grab a copy and enjoy.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled gibber-gabber, already in progress at www.newpulpfiction.com.
Direct link: http://www.newpulpfiction.com/2012/06/table-talk-in-wake-of-rook.html

Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog and let us know your thoughts on this topic. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions.

Have a question you want the Table Talk Trio to answer? Send it to newpulpfiction@gmail.com with "Table Talk Question" in the subject line. Also, let us know if you want attribution for the question, or you'd rather remain anonymous. Please, keep the questions pertinent to the creation of New Pulp and/or writing speculative fiction in general. We'll get the questions worked into future columns.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

DEADLY GAMES! NOVEL JOINS DRIVE THRU FICTION AS EBOOK

Deadly Games! joins Drive Thru Fiction as an ebook. Check it out today at www.drivethrufiction.com/product/103193/Deadly-Games!?

About Deadly Games!:
They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

In addition to the Drive Thru Fiction ebook edition, Deadly Games! is available in multiple formats and can be purchased in print and ebook editions at the following:
PRINT
Direct Sale
Amazon 
EBOOK
Kindle
Smashwords
KOBO
Drive Thru Fiction

Plus, you can always ask your favorite bookseller to order a copy for you.

Visit BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com.
Visit Deadly Games! author Bobby Nash at www.bobbynash.com.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

So... I did a little writing today.

In addition to a good bit of writing-related work I also added a good 1,200 words to the novel. I also worked on formatting the completed novel, but still having technical difficulties. Grrr...

These types of technical issues is a big turn off for me in terms of self publishing. Not my favorite part of the job. Plus, all the work I've been doing in that arena has kept me from writing for two weeks. That's not a good trade off. Oh well. Back to it tomorrow.

Bobby


Friday, June 15, 2012

Earth Station One Episode 115: Stargate SG-1 Revisited

The Earth Station One crew once again steps through the event horizon and into adventure with Stargate SG-1. Mike, Mike, and Bobby with guests Dave Slotter, Tracey Dawn Allgrove, and Andrew Leiter uncover the secrets of Stargate Command from the series that launched a sci-fi franchise. Plus, a Khan report from the Knoxville Comic and Anime Show featuring an exclusive interview with Tara Strong! All this and the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Stargate SG-1 Revisited at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/earth-station-one-episode-115-stargate-sg-1-revisited/

Bobby, Rodney Hall, Mike F, Mike G
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:08:45 Rants & Raves
0:25:08 The Geek Seat w/ Dave Slotter
0:32:58 StarGate SG-1
1:15:11 Khan Report
1:37:08 Tara Strong Q&A
2:27:48 Shout Outs
2:33:54 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew once again takes a timey-whimey ride in the TARDIS for a discussion on our favorite, and least favorite, Doctor Who companions.

Sound off, Whovians. ESO wants to hear from you. Who are your favorite and least favorite companions, and why? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

KHAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!

Together again for a simple, easy training cruise. Yeah. Right.

Feel the wrath

 
I watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen tonight. Truly incredible movie. While I've seen this movie a few times in the past, this was my first time seeing it at a theater, which was a big thrill.

One thing I noticed that had not jumped out at me before is that there are two signs by the turbolifts that read: “No smoking on the bridge at anytime.” It made me chuckle.




Another bit I never noticed before was when the Enterprise enters the nebulae, only the trainees pitch forward from the turbulance. None of the experienced crew did that. It was a nice touch I'd not noticed on the small screen.

A great, fun movie.

You know the line. Say it. Say it!
Buried alive. Buried aliiiiiiveeee....
So, if you see Khan quotes the next few days, you’ll know why. : )

Now, I'm going to watch tonight’s new Burn Notice premiere then call it a night. But first...

“Where are we going?”
“Where they went.”
“Suppose they went nowhere?”
“Then this will be your big chance to get away from it.”

‘night.

Bobby
"You mean he never told you the tale... to amuse your captain?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

PULP OBSCURA’S NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE EBOOKS TAKE FLIGHT!

Cover Art: David L. Russell
He is the Nation's Ace Troubleshooter, the Country's Amazing Master Spy! Jeff Shannon is The Eagle- America's Ultimate Secret Agent! And He Flies Again in six all new stories in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE, the latest PULP OBSCURA release from Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with ALTUS PRESS!

PULP OBSCURA, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, a leading New Pulp Publisher, in conjunction with Altus Press, a top Publisher of both New Pulp and Classic Reprints, that features rare and largely unknown Pulp characters from yesterday featured in brand new stories written by Today’s New Pulp writers!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE is the third Pulp Obscura volume since the line debuted!

From Japan to Berlin, from Paris to Moscow, from London to Washington D.C. and all points between and beyond, his reputation for facing the most dangerous opponents, taking on the most difficult missions is well known.  The Eagle's Mission: To Wage a One Man War Against America's Enemies and those Who Threaten Liberty Across The Globe! From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One of Pulp's Forgotten Heroes! Pro Se Productions in Conjunction with Altus Press Presents a New Volume in its PULP OBSCURA line! Bringing Adventures and Heroes Lost in Yesterday Blazing to Life in New Pulp Tales Today! Thrill to Six Sensational Tales of High Powered Adventure, Heart Stopping Thrills,and Death Defying Action from Nick Ahlhelm, Teel James Glenn, Lee Houston, Jr., Ashley Mangin, Bobby Nash, and R. P. Steeves! And featuring a stunning cover by award winning artist David L. Russell and fantastic design work by Sean Ali!

Join Jeff Shannon as he fights against the foes of freedom in fantastic new adventures! PULP OBSCURA PROUDLY PRESENTS THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE! From Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press! Pro Se Productions- Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!

Get THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE today at

Ebook - Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Adventures-Eagle-ebook/dp/B0089ZA2EM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339702903&sr=1-1&keywords=The+New+Adventures+of+The+Eagle

Ebook - Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170022

Ebook - Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-new-adventures-of-the-eagle-david-white/1111473150

Also available in print from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Adventures-Eagle-Volume/dp/1477577653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339075461&sr=8-1

www.prosepulp.com
www.pulpobscura.net

Bobby’s The New Adventures of The Eagle story is called “Lights! Camera! Sabotage!” which has The Eagle going undercover inside a movie film crew to uncover a Nazi sabotage ring operating within the United States.

NEW PULP’S TABLE TALK RETURNS: TALES OF THE ROOK!


Cover Art: Bob Hall
After a few weeks off, the guys (Barry Reese, Bobby Nash, and Mike Bullock) return to the table to discuss their involvement in Pro Se/Reese Unlimited's most recent release Tales of the Rook.

New Pulp’s Table Talk - Tales of The Rook is now available at www.newpulpfiction.com or at the direct link: www.newpulpfiction.com/2012/06/table-talk-tales-of-rook.html

Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog and let us know your thoughts on this topic. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions.

Have a question you want the Table Talk Trio to answer? Send it to newpulpfiction@gmail.com with "Table Talk Question" in the subject line. Also, let us know if you want attribution for the question, or you'd rather remain anonymous. Please, keep the questions pertinent to the creation of New Pulp and/or writing speculative fiction in general. We'll get the questions worked into future columns.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

HERE A CON, THERE A CON... BOBBY GOES ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Bobby and his book!
The past four weeks have been a whirlwind of activity -not to mention a lot of miles on the ol’ Con-Wagon- as convention season has kicked into high gear. My last convention wrap up was from the new Alabama Phoenix Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. You can read all about that one here.

Click on the photos for a larger view.

Although I had originally planned to stay home the next weekend and write, I was invited to ride up to Con Carolinas in Charlotte, NC and hang out with Starship Farragut’s Michael Bednar, Michael Day, and Frank Parker. I drove up to Charlotte on Saturday, June 2nd and spent a fun day chatting with friends, fans, and many of the guests at the con. It’s always fun chatting with John Hartness, James R. Tuck, Tally Johnson, Jer Alford, and more. It was a fun day and I had a great time. Only took a few photos and sadly didn’t get one with the Farragut guys. Darn it.


A cool Star Trek crew. They were great fun. Photo at the Farragut booth.
The front hallways. This one is almost always crowded.
The dealer's room. The actor guests are to the right of the edge of this photo.
The side hallway. Also pretty crowded.
Check out Starship Farragut at www.starshipfarragut.com
On June 9th I took another ride, this time toward Rome, Georgia, along with my pals, writers Sean Taylor and Michael Gordon, for a book signing at Gordon Lee’s Legends of Rome comic shop. Legends has recently moved into a new location inside the Mt. Berry Mall and I was excited to visit the new location. I loved the wide-open space int he store. It was very warm and welcoming. There was a small crowd and I sold a few books, met some new folks, and had a great time. We even ended up staying a good hour and a half longer than our scheduled signing time. Thanks again to Gordon Lee for inviting us out to be a part of the fun.

My table.

Welcome to Legends of Rome!

Mike Gordon and his Fan-Tiki-Tastic comics.

Mike hams it up for the camera.

A Green Hornet Casefiles on the shelf. I signed it.

Sean Taylor signing a copy of The Bad Girls Club comic.

Sean's Boob Grab Photo (TM) Jack's thinking, "Oh, Dad..."

Sean Taylor, writer of Gene Simmons' Dominatrix from IDW.

The view from behind my table.

Front of the store.

Welcome To Legends.

Sketch I did inside the I Am Googol book I sold.
After the signing, Mike Gordon and I headed over toward Knoxville, Tennessee for the Knoxville Comic and Anime Con. The con ran June 9 - 10, but we arrived after the show closed for the day on Saturday. After meeting up with our Earth Station One co-hosts, Mike and Judy Faber, we had a fantastic meal at a local Knoxville eatery then traveled to McKay Books, an amazing used bookstore in the area. I stocked up on some reading material and only spent a few bucks. I’ll definitely have to get back out there again. 





Me at McKay Books. Looks like I'm the only one there in this pic, but this place was packed.
On Sunday, June 10th, Mike and I sat up our individual tables at the Knoxville Comic and Anime Con and also manned the ESO table after Mike and Judy returned to the Atlanta area. The convention had quite a large attendance on Sunday, and although it was a bit smaller than Saturday’s crowd, there were a lot of folks in costume as well as folks just there to take it all in. I sold a few books and had some fun conversations with the other guests like Don Hillsman, Joe Linsner, Rodney Hall and other zombies from The Walking Dead. It was a great day. Thanks again to Marc Ballard and Wes Tillander for inviting us out to be a part of the show.

My table at Knoxville.

ESO's Walking Dead (L-R): me, Rodney Hall, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon.

Into the dealer's room.

Mike manning his table and the Earth Station One table.

Judy Faber, Bobby Nash, Rodney Hall, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon.

New Krypton Comics

Awesome plaster cast mask. Great costume.

Folks lining up for The Walking Dead panel.

Jack

TARDIS dress

Another awesome costume. Loki. I especially love the detail on the helmet.

Don Hillsman

The ESO Crfew. No, I'm not scratching Mike's head. :)

BWA-HA-HA-HA!

Meet The Walking Dead zombies.

In the dealer's room.

Dealer's room.

They had fantastic hand-made steampunk costumes and jewelry

Don Hillsman  dropping the comic knowledge.

Don's Action Pose.

One of the Sunday costume contest winners.

Shoot first. Ask questions later.

Lining up for the 501st costuming panel.
Capped off the day with dinner with friends, Charles and Beverly Conner and Mike Gordon before hitting the road back to Atlanta. Lots of laughs were had.

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