New Pulp Fiction - The Melting Pot
Pulp fiction acquired its name from the low quality ‘pulp’ paper on which it was printed. Hardboiled detectives, classy dames, exotic locations, and over-the-top villains graced the pages of these dime priced magazines. The covers of these works were designed to attract attention on overflowing newsstands and often featured vivid colors, scantily clad women, and ruggedly handsome men. Though it is considered to have peaked before WWII, new works of pulp continue to be produced. All throughout the history of pulp, there are many examples of minority authors and storylines. Now a new generation brings their cultural flavors and experiences to this form of literature.
Let’s add some pulp fiction roots to the melting pot….
You all know that I love anthologies, so when I stumbled upon Black Pulp I was (of course) intrigued. Wow – what a wild ride! Each story packs a potent punch. In true pulp form, you will be transported to gritty urban spaces and exotic locations. You’ll find heroes and heroines you’ll love and villains you will love to hate. Check it out and let me know what you think….
Black Pulp - features works by Walter Mosley, Christopher Chambers, Michael Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, Ron Fortier, Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Phillips, Mel Odom, Tommy Hancock, D. Alan Lewis, Derrick Ferguson, Kimberly Richardson, Charles R. Saunders
From Today's Best Authors and up and coming writers comes BLACK PULP from Pro Se Productions! BLACK PULP is a collection of stories featuring characters of African origin, or descent, in stories that run the gamut of genre fiction! A concept developed by noted crime novelist Gary Phillips, BLACK PULP brings bestselling authors Walter Mosley and Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Phillips, Charles R. Saunders, Derrick Ferguson, D. Alan Lewis, Christopher Chambers, Mel Odom, Kimberly Richardson, Ron Fortier, Michael A. Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Tommy Hancock together to craft adventure tales, mysteries, and more, all with black characters at the forefront! "Literature for the masses kindled the imagination and used our reading skills so that we could regale ourselves in the cold chambers of alienation and poverty. We could become Doc Savage or The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian or the brooding King Kull and make a difference in a world definitely gone wrong."--Walter Mosley from his introduction. Between these covers are 12 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of darker hues that will appeal to audiences everywhere! BLACK PULP! From Pro Se Productions!
J. D. Mason never fails to deliver a juicy story. In her latest trilogy, she’ll immerse you in her Pulp World. I love the fact that all three books stand on their own and yet are still tightly connected. Plus, revenge can be soooooo sweet on the page. Well done, Ms. Mason!
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich: A Novel by J. D. Mason
A gripping new novel from bestselling author J.D. Mason about a wealthy Texas family and the one woman who holds— and will reveal—all their dirty secrets.
Desdimona Green has been the name on everyone's lips in Blink, Texas. Twenty-five years ago, at the age of eighteen, she shot and killed one of the wealthiest men and pillars of the community, oil baron Julian Gatewood. The Gatewood family was considered untouchable, so the whole state of Texas was rocked to its core over Julian's murder. They were even more shocked to discover that Desi is Julian's daughter and her mother had been his lover for years. But when Desi gets out of jail and promptly inherits millions from Julian's estate, everyone knows that there is much more to the story—and Desi Green is the keeper of the Gatewood secrets, including what happened the night Julian died. When a famous true crime reporter shows up on her doorstep wanting the full story, Desi agrees to reveal all, much to the horror of the Gatewoods, who will do anything to stop her. But Desi has more than a few tricks up her sleeve…
Drop Dead, Gorgeous by J. D. Mason
Desimonda returned to seek out revenge in J.D. Mason's Beautiful, Dirty, Rich. Now, in Drop Dead, Gorgeous, her best friend, Lonnie, is out for a little payback of her own
Lonnie Adebayo, best friend to Desimonda Greene, is a walking, talking billboard for the old adage, “You can’t keep a good woman down.” But Jordan Gatewood has done so much more than just try and keep her down. He made a huge mistake when he put his hands on her, thinking that he could get away with it. But he made an even bigger mistake by not making sure that she was dead before he left that house. Finding his secret half-brother is just the beginning of Lonnie’s plot for revenge.
Crazy, Sexy, Revenge by J. D. Mason
Jordan Gatewood's life is falling apart. Murder, sex, betrayal, suicide—the women in his world are paying him back for all the terrible things he's done, and they're bringing on the drama in spades. And now with Desi Green bringing Jordan to the attention of the detective investigating his lover's murder, his tenuous grip on control threatens to unravel completely. Desi refuses to let anyone back her into a corner. For years, people have tried to set her back and destroy her, but now, she's ready to take it to anyone who wants to put her down, including Jordan Gatewood. And when a message comes for her in the form of a brutal attack, Desi will have to fight with everything she has before she gets her revenge…in Crazy, Sexy, Revenge by J.D. Mason.
Columnist: C. Morgan Kennedy
I have a confession to make. I’m a time traveler. I love flinging myself into the future, then hurtling fast to an alternative past. In my usual time-space-dimension, I’m a mechanical engineer and business woman. So, I have a natural penchant for hover cars and steam or aether powered engines. Though I was born in the wrong era, I’m actually a child of the sixties – 1860, 1960, 2060.
My stories feature strong women, who know how to wield their minds like weapons. Their men are smart and often controlling….but, rest assured, my female leads give them a run for their money. They strive to follow their hearts and dreams for the betterment of themselves and their loved ones. Like my life, all of my stories feature a diverse cast of characters.
With my business partner, Therese Patrick, I work to demystify marketing principles for my author friends. Our first book, Author Marketing 101 Guide & Journal, was published by Gazebo Gardens Publishing and released in October 2013.
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