EVOLUTION AND ESPIONAGE

NINETEENTH CENTURY PULP ACTION-MICHAEL PANUSH’S ‘VICTORIA’S APE: APE’S HONOR’ DEBUTS

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Known for publishing cutting edge concepts and tales beyond the norm, Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the first in a series of innovative novels from author Michael Panush. VICTORIA’S APE: APE’S HONOR is now available in print and digital formats.

In 1859, Charles Darwin proposed the Theory of Evolution. In 1860, Oswald Oliphant turned that theory on its head. His revolutionary process of “Dynamic Darwinism” granted powers of speech and intelligence to animals, changing the lives of all living creatures—particularly that of a young gorilla named Cooper.

Owned by famed British nobleman and explorer, Lord Percival Grey, Cooper became the first animal to receive Dynamic Darwinism. He gained intelligence—and a love for Queen and Country. Now, he has inherited his father’s title and become Lord Cooper Grey—the only gorilla of the peerage. Along with Penny Prescott, American inventor and adventuress, he travels the world as an agent of the Queen, helping to handle the matters of beasts for the British Empire.

When a terrifying and murderous apparition known as the Wraith begins leaving a bloody trail of sundered bodies and gutted Dynamic Darwinism laboratories through the streets of London, Cooper is sent to stop him. His pursuit takes him from the seething rookeries of Whitechapel to the rarefied eyries of London high society. Cooper and Penny clash tooth and claw with a Chinese gibbon trained by Shaolin monks, a Russian bear beloved by the Tsar, an Irish rebel Spider Monkey, and an American gunslinger chimp, as they discover that the Wraith hunts a secret that could bring doom to Lord Grey—and the Empire. To protect his family and his Queen, Lord Cooper Grey and his allies will rely on their dynamic power, their animal instinct, and their Ape’s Honor. First in a new series of novels from Michael Panush-VICTORIA’S APE: APE’S HONOR. From Pro Se Productions.

Featuring an atmospheric cover, print formatting and logo design by Antonino lo Iacono and Marzia Marina, VICTORIA’S APE: APE’S HONOR is available in print on Amazon for $14.99.

This first volume in an exciting new series is also available as an eBook formatted by lo Iacono and Marina for the Kindle for only $3.99. The book is available to Kindle Unlimited members for free.

The second volume in Panush’s primate fueled pulp series, APES ABROAD, is currently scheduled for August release from Pro Se Productions.

For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies for review, email editorinchief@prose-press.com.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, and check out our catalogue and our open calls. Like Pro Se on Facebook to follow all the latest happenings and news.

Thank you for reading,

Ernest

Some Happy, Some Sad

 

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Foggy early morning,
Tread lightly,
On a bridge of sorrow.
Decide,
Up
Or
Down.
Follow the stream.
Freshly motivated,
Wary grey eyes float
Reflect on
Where we’ve been
Where we are going.
The black dog
Watches from the woods.
A symbol,
Poetry of my stories,
Flying.
Imagination is within,
Chasing the moon,
As galaxies gyrate.
Quench my spirit
In ambrosia
Of
Existential thirst.

 

Thanks for reading,

Ernest

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MR. RISK!

THE MAN BORN WITHOUT FEAR RETURNS FROM OBSCURITY! OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL FOR ‘THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MR. RISK’ ANTHOLOGY

Risk

Considered the Golden age of entertainment in several mediums, the 1920s-1950s gave rise to a plethora of characters who, for whatever reason, have fallen into the Public Domain and, in many cases, have been nearly forgotten. As a part of its continuing goal to bring new life and new readers to these characters, Pro Se Productions announces an open call for submissions to THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MR. RISK!

Originally published in various comic titles, Mr. Risk is literally the Man Born Without Fear. Incapable of feeling terror, Mr. Risk turned this unique trait into an even more original career. More than just a typical private detective, Risk only takes on cases that have him assume his namesake, the risk that another person faces. A simple murder is not enough to draw his attention, but a murder that puts his life or freedom at stake instead of someone else’s is his cup of danger. Although many of his cases seem to have supernatural twists, they all have very human sources going to incredible extremes for their evil goals and Risk, with his companion Abdul, literally gambles with his life to stop them.

Writers interested in submitting to THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MR. RISK may request a bible from Pro Se’s Editor in Chief, featuring material provided by Gwandanaland Comics, a publisher of public domain reprints of obscure and rarely seen characters.

Risk’s companion, Abdul, appears in some of the stories throughout the character’s run, but inexplicably does not appear in others. Abdul definitely has potential to carry his own stories. To explain and take advantage of this, Pro Se Productions is seeking two types of stories. Writers may propose a single 10,000 word story featuring Mr. Risk and Abdul, or they may submit TWO stories totaling ten thousand words, a six-to-seven thousand word tale featuring Risk solo and a ‘back up’ three to four thousand word story featuring Abdul on a solo adventure. Regardless, the stories must be set in the 1940s or 1950s.

All interested authors should submit proposals for a 10,000 word work, within the two options outlined above, to submissions@prose-press.com. If accepted, the story will be due within 90 days of acceptance. The volume WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR EDITING OR SCHEDULED FOR PUBLISHING until the volume is full based on number of accepted proposals, not completed stories.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to our webpage for more information on this and other open calls. Like Pro Se on Facebook to follow the latest news and happenings.

Thanks for reading,
Ernest

CoastCon 43

You do not want to miss some of the great guests at CoastCon 43.

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Check these Great Guests of Honor: Artist Melissa Gay, Game Designer Jay Little and Voice Actor Morgan Berry.

Guess what other cool people you can find other cool people at the convention this year.

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And, of course, Me!

I’ll be out with more books and fun panels.

Ernest Russell

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Thanks for reading,

Ernest

THE MURDER OF MAGIC ANTHOLOGY

OPEN CALL FOR ‘THE MURDER OF MAGIC’ ANTHOLOGY

TO SAVE OR KILL THE SUPERNATURAL?

Pro_Se Productions

In the last several years, the paranormal and powers beyond humanity have worked their way into multiple genres, from westerns to mysteries to romance and more. Occult adventurers populate movies, television shows, and books more and more, ranging from the Winchester Brothers to Indiana Jones to Dr. Strange, to name a few.

These types usually have one of two goals-to save the world from magic or to keep all that is mystical safe. Pro Se Productions announces an open submissions call for an anthology focused on introducing new occult adventurers to readers, each one thrust into either protecting or destroying magic. THE MURDER OF MAGIC is now open for proposals.

THE MURDER OF MAGIC is an anthology focused on never before published occult adventurers making their debut in this collection. The only requirements for the stories is that the lead character must be an adventurer of some sort involved in occult situations and the central part of the story must be about someone or something attempting to destroy magic or magical beings on a massive level. The lead character can either be the one attempting to save magic or the one attempting to destroy it. Stories can be set in any time period as long as those three perquisites are met.

All interested authors should submit proposals for a single 10,000 word story to submissions@prose-press.com. If accepted, the story will be do within 90 days of acceptance. The volume WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR EDITING OR SCHEDULED FOR PUBLISHING until the volume is full based on number accepted proposals, not completed stories.

Again, this anthology is open only for stories focused on newly created/never before published occult adventurers.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, and other Open Calls visit our website. Like Pro Se on Facebook to follow all the latest news and happenings.

Thank you for reading,
Ernest

Editing adventures

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I have just finished editing one of the strangest, bizarrely twisted tales I have ever read. The author has woven threads from Barre’s Pan, Stoker’s Dracula, Baum’s Oz books, Carrol’s Alice books, Machen, Lovecraftian lore, Christian and Jewish Myth and Mysticism into something truly unique.

The book will be coming from Pro Se Productions in the not too distant future. 🙂

(The image above is not associated with the story. It was chosen from Pixabay for its aesthetic.)

Thanks for reading,

Ernest

Perigrine

NEW PULP’S ICONIC HERO READY TO TAKE FLIGHT ONCE AGAIN-OPEN SUBMISSION CALLS FOR ‘THE PEREGRINE’ VOLUMES 7-9

Perigrine

Without question, a character that has defined what New Pulp is for many since his debut in 2008 is Max Davies. Formerly known as The Rook, more recently renamed The Peregrine, Max and an entire limitless universe of heroes and adventure erupted from the mind and imagination of award winning author Barry Reese. Through six volumes of thrilling tales literally taking The Peregrine where other heroes have never been, thanks to Reese, as well as short stories by other authors featuring the masked vigilante, he remains a character dear to many fans’ heart. Now the property of Pro Se Productions, this innovative publishing company is ready for The Peregrine to soar once again in full length novel adventures.

“The Peregrine,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “stands at the top of the most loved characters of the New Pulp Movement, right alongside such stalwarts as Dillon and Brother Bones. And Max isn’t alone. From stories about this one man troubled by horrific dreams and driven to don a mask and fight evil have come some of the most legendary tales and characters, all thanks to Barry Reese, the epitome of the modern day Pulp writer. With Pro Se adding Barry’s Universe to our properties, we feel its only fitting that the mask that started it all return to his own solo adventures, continuing with Volume Seven of THE PEREGRINE. And with Barry having no immediate plans to return to Max in that format, it’s only fitting that we reach out to other Pulp writers, many of which are die-hard fans of Max to help The Peregrine take wing once more.”

Pro Se Productions is currently seeking proposals from authors interested in writing THE PEREGRINE Volumes 7, 8, and 9. Each volume must be a minimum of 60,000 words and either be a novel length adventure or two thirty thousand word stories. The plan for these three new volumes is to produce Volume 7 in 2020 and potentially Volume 8 six months later and Volume 9 six months after that. The three volumes will not be published more than a year apart from the preceding volume.

Proposals should show a knowledge of the character and the universe he exists within. Interested authors may request materials from Pro Se Productions in order to build proposals.

Any authors who have not previously submitted work to Pro Se before must include a four page sample of their work. The first proposal accepted will be Volume 7, the second Volume 8, and the third Volume 9. Terms of contracts will be discussed after proposals are accepted on a per writer basis.

All proposals must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, follow the link to our webpage.  Like Pro Se on Facebook and follow the latest news and happenings. 


Promotional Piece by Sean E. Ali

Calling All Occult Detectives

WHERE THE OCCULT AND DETECTION COLLIDE-OPEN CALL FOR ‘THE MAGIC OF MURDER’ ANTHOLOGY

Pro_Se Productions

One of the most intriguing characters in genre fiction, and star of a growing genre in the last few years, is the occult detective. Masters of crime solving who take on cases that venture into the paranormal. Pro Se Productions announces an open submissions call for an anthology focused on introducing new occult detectives to readers, each one thrust into solving that most heinous of crimes using supernatural means. THE MAGIC OF MURDER is now open for proposals.

THE MAGIC OF MURDER is an anthology focused on never before published occult detectives making their debut in this collection. The only requirements for the stories is that someone must play the role of detective and the crime being investigated is murder and the commission of that crime must somehow relate to/involve magic of a supernatural nature. Stories can be set in any time period as long as those three perquisites are met.

All interested authors should submit proposals for a single 10,000 word story to submissions@prose-press.com. If accepted, the story will be do within 90 days of acceptance. The volume WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR EDITING OR SCHEDULED FOR PUBLISHING until the volume is full based on number accepted proposals, not completed stories.

Again, this anthology is open only for stories focused on newly created/never before published occult detectives.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to follow the link to our webpage. Like Pro Se on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and happenings. 

Covert Ops Gemini Volume II – Horror at Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TERROR AND EVIL HIT HARDEST CLOSE TO HOME-“COVERT OPS GEMINI: HORROR AT HOME” DEBUTS

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Pro Se Productions presents the continuing adventures of government agent Steven Graves, aka Casanova and the mysterious Mr. James in the second volume of COVERT OPS GEMINI, now available in print and digital formats.

COVERT OPS GEMINI: HORROR AT HOME sees the return of Graves and his very specially trained group of operatives, each one living a normal life until they receive a message summoning them into duty and ever closer to death. Authors James Hopwood, Steve Lewis, Shane McInnis, Marie Beaud, Mike Hintze, and Ellen Thomasson take Casanova and his agents deep into danger and intrigue, each story set within the boundaries of the United States. When our home is threatened, sometimes the only people who can save it are those willing to die anonymously for it. COVERT OPS GEMINI: HORROR AT HOME. From Pro Se Productions.

Featuring a fantastic cover by Percival Constantine and print formatting and logo design by Constantine, COVERT OPS GEMINI: HORROR AT HOME is available in print on Amazon for $9.99.

This unique espionage thriller is also available as an eBook formatted by Constantine for the Kindle for only $2.99. The book is also available to Kindle Unlimited members for free.

For more information on this title, interviews with the authors, or digital copies for review, email editorinchief@prose-press.com.

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, please visit our website to view our catalogue. Like Pro Se on Facebook to keep up with the latest news at Pro Se Productions.