Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A NEW THE RUBY FILES VOL. 2 SNEAK PEEK!

From "Takedown" Art by Nik Poliwko
Artist Nik Poliwko shared a new illustration from the upcoming The Ruby Files Vol. 2. The book will be hitting the shelves this year. This illustration is from my story, "Takedown."

The art looks great, Nik!

More to come...

Bobby


Don't forget that The Ruby Files Vol. 1 is still available.

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1
A pulp/noir anthology

2013 PULP ARK WINNER- BEST NEW CHARACTER

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD WINNER- BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Die Giftig Lillie, Sean Taylor from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Tulsa Blackie’s Last Dive by William Patrick Maynard from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COVER ART


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST INTERIOR ART


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, 

“CASE OF THE WAYWARD BROTHER” BY BOBBY NASH.

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “DIE GIFTIG LILIE” BY SEAN TAYLOR.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “WOUNDS” BY ANDREW SALMON.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP COVER BY MARK WHEATLEY.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.


Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest pulp star in THE RUBY FILES.

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson to name a few. The atmosphere is gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private Eye.

Bobby’s story is called “The Case of the Wayward Brother

On the surface, the case seemed simple enough. All Rick Ruby had to do was track down the runaway brother of the sexy socialite from California then collect his fee. Of course, in Rick Ruby’s world, even the simplest case is never that simple.

Get your free preview download here:

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (paperback)                      Createspace (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)       BookAdda India (paperback)
Bookwire (paperback)                   Books-A-Million (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)                            Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)

Rick Ruby returns in 2016.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DOMINO LADY TRADE SOLICITED IN FEBRUARY PREVIEWS!


Moonstone Books has released their April 2016 solicitations. One of the books includes stories by me and my frequent collaborator, NY Times best-selling author Nancy Holder. Comic shops will find an ad in the February issue of Previews magazine (in comic shops January 27th).

SHERLOCK HOLMES / DOMINO LADY is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161650. Give this number to your local comic shop and they will happily order a copy for you.


I am putting the finishing touches on the new Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady prose story for this collection.
This is a must for Sherlock Holmes fans and pulp fans alike.

Bobby

Art: Mike Fyles
Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady TPB
Writers: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Reno Maniquis, Nick Diaz, Mike Fyles
Cover: Mike Fyles
124Pgs, $14.95, 7” x 10”, sc, color
ISBN: 978-1-944017-03-3(1495)

Contains a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story with NEW illustrations, and reprints Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues#1 and 2, and The Holmes Holiday Special story!

Special thanks to Pulp Coming Attractions for showcasing this collection on their January 22nd update.



FUN AND NOSTALGIC! THE BLACK BAT RETURNS REVIEWED AT AMAZON!


Big thanks to reader J. Rabe for his Amazon review of The Black Bat Returns from Moonstone Books. Much appreciated. You can read the full review here.

As authors, we love reader reviews. Not only do we like knowing that someone read and enjoyed the book we worked on, but reviews also help increase the rankings on sights like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-MillionGoodreads, Smashwords, etc. so other potential readers can find the books as well.

To everyone who takes time to leave a review, thank you.

Bobby
Cover: Mike Fyles

THE BLACK BAT RETURNS
A Pulp Anthology.

The original Black Bat returns in this thrilling collection of all NEW action-crime stories! Read the character that was created at the SAME TIME as Batman! Ex-District Attorney Tony Quinn is blinded in a courtroom assault! He now seeks justice outside of the law as the relentless hero who can see in the dark: The Black Bat!

Guest-starring: The Green Lama, Domino Lady, and Golden Amazon!

Stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Adam L. Garcia, Colin B. Harvey, Sean Taylor, James Palmer, David Boop, David White, and Josh Vogt!
Cover art: Mike Fyles
Edited by: Joe Gentile and Kimberly Perisin



THE BLACK BAT RETURNS is available from the following:

Moonstone Books (paperback)     Amazon (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)               Amazon CA (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)     Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook Book)    Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon CA (Kindle)                      More to follow.

Pre-order The Black Bat Returns hardcover here.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

THE PULP SUPER-FAN REVIEWS ALL-STAR PULP COMICS!


The Pulp Super-Fan, Michael R. Brown looks at All-Star Pulp Comics at ThePulp.Net. I have stories in volumes 1 and 3, but my character, Lance star: Sky Ranger also appears in volume 2 in a story by Sean TaylorYou can read the full article here.

From the site:
All-Star Pulp Comics, published by Redbud Studios, has new black-and-white comic stories of original and New Pulp characters. Three issues are out so far, available in digital and hardcopy versions. The first two issues can be obtained from IndyPlanet, while the third is on Amazon.

You can read the full article here.


AIRSHIP 27 PRESENTS: ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #1
2012 PULP ARK AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PULP RELATED COMIC.

This massive comic one shot features 58 pages of wall to wall pulp adventure in graphic form. Seven old and new pulp heroes as written by today’s most exciting new pulp writers and brought to glorious graphic reality by super talented artists.

Here are the Green Lama, Domino Lady, Jim Anthony Super Detective to name only a few. The volume also contains the very first ever comic book adventure of Barry Reese’s highly popular hero, the Rook. The color cover features the Green Lama & the Domino Lady by Jeff Butler.

Secret agent X
Stories include:
•Green Lama by Adam Garcia & Mike Fyles
• Jim Anthony by Erwin K. Roberts & Pedro Cruz
• Black Bat by C. William Russette & Wayne Beeman
• The Blue Lady by Sean Taylor & James Ritchey III
• The Rook by Barry Reese & Craig Wilson
• Secret Agent “X” by Bobby Nash & Jeremy McHugh
• Domino Lady by Percival Constantine, Rock Baker & Jeff Austin
• Cover by Jeff Butler

A collection of stories in varied styles from retro to new age digital painting here comes a collection of Pulp Age characters in comic storytelling- some in that form for the very first time. New Pulp writers and artists bring you stories with fists flying and action galore. Join the fun in ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #1.

Bringing together some of the most intriguing characters from the Golden Age of the Pulps in comics form- some for the very first time!

AIRSHIP 27 PRESENTS: ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #1 can be purchased at the following:
Indy Planet (paperback)

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AIRSHIP 27 presents ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 2
(Portion of Profits Goes to Boston Red Cross)

Airship 27 Productions has once again teamed with Redbud Studio comics to release the second in their on-going pulp comics anthology.  The first giant issue in this series won the coveted Pulp Ark Award for Best Pulp Comic of 2010.

Volume two of the series, co-edited by creators Ron Fortier and Rob Davis, is even bigger than that stellar premier issue.  Contained here are eight stories featuring both modern and classic pulp heroes; Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, the Black Bat, Cain, Robin Hood, Lance Star, Brothers Bones, Dillon and Domino Lady. 

The cover is by Will Meugniot and features Ki-Gor’s lovely mate, Helene, battling back to back with Derrick Ferguson’s modern day adventurer, Dillon.  Other creators represented are Russ Anderson, Fortier, Davis, Ian Watson, Thomas Deja, Michelle Sciuto, Sean Taylor, Aaron Meade, Todd Jones, Lee Oaks, James Gaubatz, Van Plexico,
Andrew Salmon and Kelly Everaert. 

Lance Star: Sky Ranger
The book is available from Indy Planet.com and part of the proceeds are being donated to the Boston Red Cross.  “We were the last stages of assembling the book,” explains Editor Foriter, “when the Patriots’ Day bombings occurred in Boston.  All of us, like the rest of the country, were in shock and felt helpless to do anything.”  It was writer Van Plexico who contacted Fortier about possibly offering some of the sales proceeds to help those injured in the terror attack.  “The second Van brought up, I knew it was something we had to do,” Fortier continues.  He contacted Davis and all the creators and the decision was made to take all the profits earned by the book during its first six months in print and donate them to the Boston Red Cross.

“We truly hope our fans, when they learn of this idea, will want to rally around a truly good cause and help us put sales over the top,” adds co-editor Rob Davis.  “We really want this to be the best selling title Redbud Studio has ever produced.”

AIRSHIP 27 PRESENTS: ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #1 can be purchased at the following:
Indy Planet (paperback)

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AIRSHIP 27 presents ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3

Airship 27 Productions in conjunction with Redbud Studios is thrilled to announce the release of  ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3.  “We’re thrilled to offer up another great collection,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “comic strip adventures of classic pulp heroes. The contents in this third volume is really eclectic representing a wide variety of pulp genres by some of the finest writers and artists in the graphic world.”
Lance Star: Sky Ranger

The eight featured stories include :

“Sinbad and the Isle of Stone”
Scott “Doc” Vaughn

The Black Bat in “Blind Justice”
Ron Fortier and Eric Johns

The Purple Scar in “Breaking Point”
Percival Constantine 
and Carl Yonder

Lance Star Sky Ranger in “Gods of the Molten Sea”
Bobby Nash 
and Rock Baker and Jeff Austin

Mars McCoy Space Ranger in “Crazy Horse”
Mike Baron (with Ron Fortier) 
and Eric Hurley and Warren Montgomery

The Crimson Mask in “Killing Rain”
Aaron Smith 
and David Nehaus

The Moon Man in “Dance of the Black Flamingo”
Michael Leonard 
and James Lyle and Greg Keyzer

The book has a cover by Rob Davis with colors by Warren Montgomery and features the Moon Man battling side-by-side by Lt. Betty 12 from the Mars McCoy Space Ranger pulp series. 

AIRSHIP 27 PRESENTS: ALL-STAR PULP COMICS VOL. 3 is available at the following retailers:
Amazon (paperback)

About Lance Star: Sky Ranger “Gods of the Molten Sea”:
Written by Bobby Nash with art by the superstar team of Rock Baker and Jeff Austin:
It started out as a simple supply run to a scientific camp on a small volcanic island. The last thing Lance Star and Buck Tellonger expected was to be captured by an angry local cult as the latest sacrifice to the local Gods of the Molten Sea. Can Lance and Buck rescue the science team and escape before the volcano erupts and kills them all?

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

FIGHT CARD: BAREFOOT BONES REVIEWED AT AMAZON! 5 STARS

Big thanks to Dave Wilde for his kind words in a review of Fight Card: Barefoot Bones by Bobby Nash writing as Jack Tunney. You can read the full review here. Published by Fight Card Books.

Barefoot Bones is an absolutely awesome boxing adventure story. It is a fast-paced, action-packed story that takes the reader from backwoods Georgia where a young man learns how to face up to grade school bullies, to Chicago where he continues to encounter bullies, and to the Korean War where he takes on the enemy in furious hand to hand fighting.

If you are looking for a solid coming of age boxing story, it simply doesn't get any better than this. The author nails the narrator's voice. Move over Oliver Twist, here's an orphan who knows the sweet science of boxing.


Thanks again, Dave. Much appreciated.

Bobby

Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is still available in paperback and ebook for your Kindle.


About Fight Card: Barefoot Bones: 

Korea 1951. 

Corporal James “Bones” Mason finds himself in the middle of a war zone. He is thrilled when his CO volunteers him for an inter-camp boxing tournament. The cease-fire is broken when a mortar attack hits interrupts his bout.


But that’s not where his story begins. “Barefoot Bones” Mason was a poor backwoods skinny kid, picked on by the larger boys, unable to fight back. All that changed the day he met Old Man Winters, a mysterious loner who teaches young Bones to defend himself.


Forced to leave behind everything he ever knew, teenage Bones hits the road, taking him from sweltering hot Georgia summers to freezing cold Chicago winters. Along the way, he has no problem finding trouble. But Bones knows how to handle trouble-- with his fists.


Can this skinny kid form the North Georgia Mountains survive the wilds of Korea so he can climb back into the ring one more time?


Bobby Nash’s Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is available now in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NEW 5 STAR FREELANCER: THE TRAVELER SANCTION REVIEW AT AMAZON!


Big thanks to Michael A. Dubrow for his kind review of From the Pen of Bobby Nash, Book 1: Freelancer - The Traveler Sanction at Amazon. It is much appreciated, sir. That last line still has me smiling.

Fast paced, action packed, and fun. But most impressive about this story is it's tight plot. There is not a wasted moment. The twists are unexpected, the characters are briefly introduced yet fully realized, and when you get to the end, you realize that though its a novella, a lot happened and it all made sense. This book is like a text book on what an action novel should be.

Bobby

You can still get the FREELANCER: THE TRAVELER SANCTION ebook novella by Bobby Nash for FREE from Barnes and Noble or Smashwords. Pro Se Productions has a number of their Single Shot Signature line of ebooks for free at the moment, including mine. You should check them out.

From the Pen of Bobby Nash, Book 1:
Freelancer - The Traveler Sanction
Published by Pro Se Productions
Cover: Jeff Hayes

Get it free at Barnes and Noble or Smashwords.

For years, award winning author Bobby Nash has defined action and adventure with his own unique style of storytelling. Now Nash brings both his talent and imagination to his own digital short story creator’s imprint as a part of Pro Se Productions’ Pro Se Single Shot Signature line- From the Pen of Bobby Nash!

Nash’s Signature imprint debuts with Freelancer-The Traveler Sanction! When trouble rears its ugly head and you’ve no one left to turn to, call in a specialist. It’s time to call in The Freelancer. When the Secretary of Defense’s daughter is kidnapped, the Freelancer is called in to rescue her, but is there something more sinister afoot and will this mysterious heroine figure it out in time?

Freelancer-The Traveler Sanction, the first story From the Pen of Bobby Nash, as a part of the Pro Se Single Shot Signature line from Pro Se Productions. 

Get it FREE at Barnes and Noble or SmashwordsAlso available at Amazon, although not currently showing there for free, but at the standard $0.99.



Freelancer will return in 2016.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!

The Pulp Ark Awards Have Returned!
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!
The Pulp Ark Awards return. Now accepting nominations. I plan to submit some nominees and I hope you will too. Hopefully, some of my 2015 work will make the ballot.
Vote Today!
Bobby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!
Pulp Ark, a convention focusing on New Pulp Fiction and Culture, was held from 2011 to 2013. In 2015, Pulp Ark returned as a major component of the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR. A primary part of Pulp Ark for its first three years were The Pulp Ark Awards, fan voted awards for Genre Fiction defined as New Pulp.
According to Tommy Hancock, founder and coordinator of Pulp Ark and the Awards, The Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are continuing in 2016 and will be awarded at the River City Comic Expo June 11-12, 2016 in Little Rock, AR.
“It feels right,” says Hancock, “to return the Awards to their association with Pulp Ark, especially with the successful return of the convention in a slightly new form in 2015. We’ve reviewed the slate of awards given in the past and have reduced the number for a variety of reasons, and although we may add removed awards back or even new categories at a later date, we feel like the awards offered are comprehensive for the state of New Pulp today. Pulp Ark was conceived to bring the best and brightest creators to the public’s attention and the Awards proved then and will again prove to be one of the best possible ways to do just that.”
Nominations for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are now open and will close at 5 PM CST on February 1, 2016. Anyone can nominate in any of the available categories for work that was published in 2015, either in print, ebook form, or in an established internet venue, such as an e-magazine. Postings on personal blogs do not qualify.
All nominations that are made that fit the qualifications of New Pulp will be placed on the final ballot, regardless of the number of nominations any one work or individual receives. NO CREATOR MAY NOMINATE HIM/HERSELF OR HIS/HER WORK FOR A PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARD. Publishers may, however, nominate works from their own publishing houses as long as the Publisher is not a writer or artist involved in the nominated work. This is also a change from previous years.
To determine if a work or creator qualifies for these awards the definition for works that qualify is as follows-New Pulp is fast-paced, plot-oriented storytelling of a linear nature with clearly defined, larger than life protagonists and antagonists, creative descriptions, clever use of turns of phrase and other aspects of writing that add to the intensity and pacing of the story.
Hancock also states, “Every year we held the awards, we received nominations that, due to the subjective way that New Pulp is defined, might be questionable in terms of qualifying as New Pulp. As we have done in the past with the Awards, there will be a selected committee of 4-5 New Pulp creators who will, when such questions arise, be consulted to determine inclusion of said work as a nomination.”
The only works eligible for the 2016 New Pulp Awards are those produced between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Anyone can make a nomination and anyone that makes a nomination will receive a ballot on February 2nd and voting will be open until 5 PM CST on February 17, 2016. Also, ballots will be posted on the Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards 2016 Facebook page and available for anyone who wishes to cut and paste and email the ballot to PulpArkNewPulpAwards2016@yahoo.com. Each ballot must contain a link to a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an email profile, or some other verifiable source by which the identity of the voter can be affirmed.
In the past, the Pulp Ark Awards were physical plaques presented to each winner. The final form of the 2016 Awards has not be determined at this point, but a physical award of some sort will be given to each winner.
The Categories open for Nomination until 5 PM CST February 1, 2016, are as follows.
Only One Nomination allowed per person per category in-
1. Best Novel (This includes E-books as well as print books and length must be 40,000 + words)
2. Best Collection/Anthology (This includes single author story collections and multi- author anthologies. This includes E-publications as well as print books)
3. Best short story (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500 words or less.)
4. Best Novella (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500- 40,000 words)
5. Best Cover-(This is restricted to prose book publications, including e-books)
6. Best Artist (This reward refers to the artist only and any artist with work published in New Pulp works, including novels, short stories, magazines, e-publications, and covers or interiors as well, in 2015 is eligible).
7. Best Author (This reward refers to the author and any author with work published in 2015 is eligible, including novels, short stories, etc. This includes e-publications as well).
8. Best New Writer (To be nominated, a writer must have been published for the first time in the pulp field in the calendar year of 2015. This includes e-publications as well).

Send all nominations or any questions to pulparknewpulpawards2016@yahoo.com.
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Bobby's work released in 2015:

Novels
*Domino Lady: Money Shot hardcover - Moonstone Books

Collection/Anthology
*Earth Station One's Tales of the Station - New legend Productions (Change of Station by Bobby Nash)
*The Black Bat Returns - Moonstone Books (Dead by Dawn by Bobby Nash)

Short Story
*Change of Station by Bobby Nash (Earth Station One's Tales of the Station - New legend Productions)
*Dead by Dawn by Bobby Nash (The Black Bat Returns - Moonstone Books)
*Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction (Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series - From the Pen of Bobby Nash - Pro Se Productions)

Monday, January 18, 2016

ATCON 2016 CONVENTION WRAP UP!


With the award-winning Mark Maddox
I had an amazing time at AthCon this weekend. Here are some photos from the weekend I posted on Instagram. It was a fun time. A little on the cold side as we were set up outside, but a good time was had. I even sold a couple books.

Despite the cold, I got to hang out with some cool folks like Mark Maddox and his the Maddox kids, James and Ava, Michael A ClarkJim AdamsBryan SilverBax, Mark HelwigJohn PenceDimitri Walker, Mike Gordon, Tim Norris, Alan Siler, Bill Ritch, Michael Bishop, Kyle Puttkamer, Greg Crews, Sonya Thompson, and more.




For me, the panels were the highlight of the weekend. There was a writing panel each day and they were a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the chance to talk writing with Michael Bishop, John Pence, and Tim Norris (above). We had a great time.

Bobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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