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Adam Diller Signs On to do BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS Cover

Adam Diller has held a wide variety of artistic positions within the video game industry, ranging from Concept and Production Artist through to Art Director, and has worked on everything from apps to RPGs to third-person shooters for the latest gaming consoles. When the realization hit that he hadn’t had the opportunity to draw nearly as many Martian Princesses as he would have liked–and despite being in high demand for his beautiful artwork–he became an easy mark to recruit for BLACKTHORN.

The result is a gorgeous painting of Princess Aria, destined to grace the cover of I. A. Watson‘s Blackthorn: Dynasty of Mars— coming very soon from White Rocket Books!

Read more and check out Adam’s portfolio at the BLACKTHORN page:  http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/blackthorn

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BLACKTHORN: Spires of Mars–Serial Novel by I. A. Watson–begins NOW at WhiteRocketBooks!

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BLACKTHORN: SPIRES OF MARS Online Serial Adventure!

Continuing the Adventures of the Award-Winning New Pulp Warrior and his Allies!

(July 11, 2012)  A young man desperate to save his sister from the raiders who kidnapped her into slavery…  An ancient undead released after half a millennium… Four sorcerous First Men who will kill half a world to keep their darkest secret…  And three champions who will stand for Mars against horror and tyranny—or die trying!

Award-winning author I.A Watson’s online novel set in the futuristic Martian world of BLACKTHORN offers readers a serial adventure in the tradition of old-time pulps, showcasing the vibrant characters and lush settings of this popular and successful series.

Join Earth General John Blackthorn, Princess Aria of Mars, Oglok the Mock-Man and an ever-expanding cast of rebels, monsters, magicians, and villains as the mystery of the ancient Harmony Spires is explored.  Following on from BLACKTHORN:  THUNDER ON MARS and meshing with the upcoming BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS novel, also by Watson, this stand-alone full-length serial adventure offers a glimpse of a future where magic and technology are one and humanity must face its ultimate challenge.

“This serial adventure gives readers everything they could ask for,” says White Rocket Books Publisher Van Allen Plexico.  “An award-winning character, written by an award-winning writer—and set in the fantastic world of post-apocalyptic Mars.  It’s an absolute grand slam!”

Jump in on the ground floor at www.whiterocketbooks.com/blackthorn with Chapter 1: “A Night in the Deadlands.”  A desperate young man must cross the wasteland where everything dies – but nothing stays dead!

Tune in for new chapters every Monday and Thursday!

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Editor Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.

Find new installments of the series and links to buy copies of the original THUNDER ON MARS anthology by visiting www.whiterocketbooks.com

Ian Watson Visits the Nocturne Travel Agency; Talks BLACKTHORN!

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Ian (I.A.) Watson is the guest on this week’s installment of Thomas Deja’s Nocturne Travel Agency, and he tosses out lots of awesome tidbits about upcoming BLACKTHORN projects, among other items of interest:

http://welcometonocturne.blogspot.com/2012/07/elsewhere-in-multiverse-meet-ian-watson.html

Meet Van Allen Plexico’s SENTINELS!

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A ragtag band of mutants, aliens, androids, gods, and mere mortals all banded together against the most dreaded menaces of all–these are the SENTINELS!

In the days to come, their creator, Van Allen Plexico, will introduce us to the team (and their deadliest foes) one by one, here at Pulp Cosmic.

In the meantime, you can discover how the team first came together–and somehow avoided killing each other!–by picking up the first volume of the six-books-and-counting saga, WHEN STRIKES THE WARLORD!

Get it for Kindle and Kindle apps for only $2.99 here!

Get it for Nook and other e-reader here!

Get it in trade paperback here!

Learn more about the Sentinels at their site: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/sentinels

(Sentinels paperbacks are published by Swarm Press.  Sentinels e-books are published by White Rocket Books.)

The Shadow Legion is on the way, Courtesy of Thomas Deja!

There has always been something strange about Nocturne, Florida.

Built over some of the most dangerous swamp land in the 18th century, Nocturne has become known as The City That Lives By Night due to its multitude of night clubs, music venues and other sources of entertainment.  But it has another reputation, one spoke of whispers in places the revelers and tourists don’t go.  That reputation is one of dark doings, of violence and hate and eldritch evil.

Luckily, The City That Lives By Night….has a darker shade of protector.

Nightbreaker: He spent his life hiding who he was…and now he fights to prove that he exists!

Dreamcatcher: There is magic all around us….and she can bend it all to her will!

Ferryman: He’s the conduit to the other side…and its instrument of revenge!

Black Talon: He is the embodiment of the unfettered fury of the African Veldt…stalking a jungle of concrete and glass!

Together they are The Shadow Legion, a secret alliance of mystery men who battle the fantastic threats that can tear apart the metropolis they call home–and beyond!

The saga of The Shadow Legion begins with New Roads To Hell, which reveals the secret origins of Nightbreaker and Ferrymen, and features the menace of Rose Red, the crimson tressed devil with a magical talent for murder–available soon from Airship 27 (airship27.com) and the mind of Thomas Deja!

For further information, including exclusive artwork from Michelle Scuito (character designer for the series) please visit the Nocturne Travel Agency at http://welcometonocturne.blogspot.com.

RevolutionSF Podcast: Talking Small Press & Indy Publishing

This week’s RevCast (RevolutionSF Podcast) features a discussion about small press & indy publishing, with host Deanna Toxopeus and co-hosts/guests Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books) and James Palmer (Giant Robot Books).  Enjoy!

LISTEN HERE:  http://revolutionsf.libsyn.com/webpage/roundtable-161-indie-publishin

LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING by Van Allen Plexico–now on Kindle!

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The critically-acclaimed LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING by Van Allen Plexico is now available on Kindle for only $2.99!

The Power has returned. And now I, the exiled dark lord Lucian, race across the infinite planes of creation, a charge of mass murder upon my head, vicious foes dogging my every step.

My goals are simple: Justice for myself, vengeance upon my enemies, and conquest of the known universe if I get half a chance.

But events are conspiring to bring me together with some very unexpected allies, and to thrust me into the most unlikely role of all… Hero?!

LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING combines exciting SF/Fantasy adventure with a puzzling murder mystery whodunit in the grand tradition of Roger Zelazny’s AMBER series and Jack Vance’s DYING EARTH.

“Great stuff. LUCIAN is an amazing book.” –James Palmer, Voices for the Cure

“Fans of Jack Vance and Roger Zelazny will eat this up. Good stuff start to finish.” –Pulp Fiction Reviews

Seven 5-star ratings ***** on Amazon.com–and growing!

GRAB IT FOR KINDLE HERE:  http://www.amazon.com/Lucian-Dark-Gods-Homecoming-ebook/dp/B005DSAZAE

Also in trade paperback here:  http://www.amazon.com/Lucian-Homecoming-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0615606423