Saturday, April 1, 2017

PATREON EXCLUSIVE FREE EBOOK-- FANTASTIX: CODE RED!


ONLY AVAILABLE ON PATREON! Today, Patrons who pledge $5 or more received their monthly free ebook. This month's free book was the most rare Bobby Nash work in existence-- my 2nd published novel, FANTASTIX: CODE RED. Fantastix was published in 2006 and went out of print a few weeks later. This is the first time in 11 years anyone has been able to read this story in novel form and my Patreons received a FREE ebook copy. Want to get in on the free ebook a month club? Join us at www.patreon.com/BobbyNash. Unfortunately, this out of print novel is not available anywhere else.

FANTASTIX: CODE RED. This was my second published novel, following on the heels of EVIL WAYS, which came out in 2005. Fantastix: Code Red premiered in March of 2006.

By a purely coincidental happenstance, Bibliorati recently ran an old Pulp Fiction Reviews about Fantastix. This is only Nash's second book and it is wonderfully executed. He has matured considerably as a writer since that first offering and the control with which he spins this yarn is both deft and entertaining. I really enjoyed reading this book and came to love these characters. If superheroes are your cup of tea, do not pass up FANTASTIX. It has a lot to say. From Ron Fortier's Bibliorati review of the now out-of-print Fantastix novel, which can be read here.

A little Fantastix history.

The graphic novel cover.
I originally wrote this story as a comic book, which also eventually came out, though after the novel, Sadly, both are out of print and unavailable. I wrote the comic book story for Albino Alligator Studios, who owns the characters. While art was being worked on for the comics, the publisher asked if I would be willing to adapt it into novel form. Being young and hungry for work, I said yes and wrote this novel in 3 months. Yep, I wrote it in 90 days.

Using the comic book script as a guide, I wrote the novel telling the story of these super-powered characters on the run from a mysterious organization called Haven. I also expanded on the comic story. In the comic, the police detective appears in 1 panel, where it is mentioned he is on the case. In the novel, we see him actually working the case. The back story is also fleshed out
Ad promoting my only
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considerably.

Sadly, the publisher pulled the print on demand book after a few short weeks due to low sales and Fantastix faded into obscurity. I do not expect it will ever be re-released. I am proud of this novel and wish more readers had been given the chance to find it. It is my honor to present to my Patrons, for the first time in 11 years, this month's free Patreon ebook-- FANTASTIX: CODE RED! Want the chance to check this novel out? Join us at www.patreon.com/BobbyNash today! You will also gain access to the previous month's free ebooks as well. That's a great deal.

Click Read More... for the press release synopsis and back cover copy for Fantastix.
FANTASTIX: CODE RED
A novel by Bobby Nash

Original novel cover.
Where were you when it happened?

Dominus, the world’s greatest super hero has been murdered. His body left on a battle damaged New York City street for all to see, the media descends on the crime scene, transmitting the grisly images across the globe. Within a matter of hours the entire world bears witness to the gruesome murder.

It is a message for all those who dare oppose Haven.

Message received.

NYPD Homicide Detective Robert Bettina draws the case. Pressured from above to solve the case quickly, Detective Bettina begins his investigation at the morgue where the autopsy of Dominus is underway. The question plaguing the detective and the medical examiner is a tough one. How do you cut open an indestructible body?

Former super hero, Rob Temple, on the run with his new friend Max, whom he nicknames Mouse, arrives in Mongomerey, Alabama. Like most meta humans, people born with special powers and abilities, they are being hunted by Haven, an international criminal organization bent on eradicating those metas who could potentially stand between them and their goals.

Also arriving in Montgomerey is a small team of meta humans. They are searching for something and someone. Soon, they end up on Rob and Mouse’s trail.

Haven agents are already in Montgomerey.

Meanwhile, the world holds its collective breath wondering what is going to happen next.

Together, these elements make up the fabric of FANTASTIX: CODE RED, a taught, suspense thriller from author Bobby Nash (Evil Ways). The novel introduces readers to the world of super powers, the project that inadvertently created them, and the organization that takes advantage of their addiction to the synthetic enzyme commonly referred to as Fantastix.

FANTASTIX: CODE RED delves deeply into the history of Project Code Red, the creation of Haven, the introduction of meta humans into an unsuspecting world, and Haven’s plans for the future of that world.

A world under Haven’s control.

FANTASTIX: CODE RED is the story of Rob Temple, former super hero turned drifter. Does he still have what it takes to be a hero?

FANTASTIX: CODE RED is the story of Mouse, a meta human speedster on the cusp of addiction. Can he beat the addiction that all other meta humans cannot?

FANTASTIX: CODE RED is the story of Lore, Frisk, Kracklin; freedom fighters determined to save as many of their brothers and sisters from Haven with the aid of their mysterious Benefactor, a man with a connection to Project Code Red. Can they succeed against such overwhelming odds?

FANTASTIX: CODE RED is the story of Nelson Coble and Raymond Raibley, two CIA agents caught up in Code Red during the 1960’s. How do they fit into Haven’s current plans?

FANTASTIX: CODE RED is a story about heroes and their destiny.

As FANTASTIX: CODE RED builds to its startling climax, all of these questions will be answered as the fate of the future hangs in the balance. Who will be left standing when the dust clears?

What will happen next?

BACK COVER COPY

original back cover
1966.

Project Code Red is launched with the goal of creating super spies designed to protect the United States and her citizens. It fails. Instead of perfect agents, Project Code Red inadvertently unleashes a chain reaction that leads to the formation of a race of super humans. A race addicted to the designer drug originally given to their parents and grandparents.

Fantastix.

1971.

Haven, a vast criminal organization bent on world domination is born.

2006.

The world’s greatest super hero is dead. As the world mourns the loss of Dominus, NYPD Homicide Detective Robert Bettina draws the assignment. He’s ordered to solve the case quickly.

On the run, former super hero and Fantastix addict, Rob Temple stumbles onto a Haven plot that catapults him into a cat and mouse game where the stakes are life and death, not just his, but for the others like him.

Haven has declared that all meta-humans must die.

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