Star Hounds Now Published By Crossroad Press

Crossroad PressHotspur Publishing is very happy to announce an agreement with Crossroad Press to publish the Star Hounds series under the Crossroad’s imprint. All three original novels by David Bischoff plus two new novellas co-written with Saul Garnell will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, Diesel, Kobo, and Smashwords.

If you don’t know about Crossroad Press, then you should. It is a growing independent publisher that has published over 650 titles. Crossroad’s original objective was to find out of print books that had been forgotten in the digital age, and bring them back to life as eBooks. As the company grew, Crossroad picked up authors like Clive Barker, Jay Bonansinga, P. F. Kluge, James Dalessandro, Joe Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Chet Williamson, the estates of Hugh B. Cave and Irving Wallace, International best-selling authors Thomas Sullivan and William Bayer, most of the estate of Charlie Grant, works by John Farris and Neil Barrett Jr., and even the eBooks for the Stargate Series.  In addition to out of print classics, Crossroad has developed some original series with increasing success.

Crossroad Press was founded by David Niall Wilson, who has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. David’s background in genre fiction is extensive. He was once President of the Horror Writer’s Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award. His novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea’s Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, and Vintage Soul – Book One of the DeChance Chronicles. In addition to his novels, he has over 150 short stories published in anthologies, magazines, and five collections, the most recent of which were Defining Moments published in 2007 by WFC Award winning Sarob Press, and Ennui & Other States of Madness, from Dark Regions Press.

Star Fall – Free download on Amazon

StarFallCoveBackgroundDo you like this image? Well, it’s the incredible background art used for a new eBook entitled Star Fall, by David Bischoff. It’s being released by our friends at Event Horizon Publishing, and if you act fast, you can download a free copy on Amazon this Sunday..

Star Fall is a science fiction adventure/thriller inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. Want to know more?

Read on.

A First-Class Ticket to Danger!

STAR FALL ! THE GREATEST SHIP-BUILDING ACHIEVEMENT OF TWO CULTURES …

It has taken the combined genius of Human and Morapn civilization to create Star Fall, the vast interstellar liner with luxurious accommodations for every type of intelligent life in the known galaxy, now booking for her maiden voyage. This historic cruise will take her to the legend-shrouded center of the universe itself, old Earth, where her arrival will usher in a new era of peace and understanding.

Or so the brochure said. But someone, or something, hadn’t read the brochure. For hidden on the Star Fall is a box of anti-matter.

Just a small box … one that is just large enough to implode Earth.

“WELCOME ABOARD THE STAR FALL!”

The floating football spoke with an eager robotic enthusiasm. “I am Albert, your guide. We’ll be getting underway momentarily. On behalf of the crew—human, Morapn, Aslasi, and android—I welcome you upon this voyage…”

A scream split the robot’s instructions. A woman bounded through a doorway, her face burnt and bleeding. “Get off the ship!” she screamed. “You’ll die! You’ll all die!”

The Changeling Detective – New Release From Hotspur Publishing

changelingdetective2Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce the release of The Changeling Detective  by new Hotspur author, Phill Berrie.

Phill’s book is an urban fantasy / detective noir story, set in Australia with elements of crime, horror, witchcraft and deep-time science fiction. Sounds good? Read on:

The Australian Capital Territory has been pretty good for a runaway orphaned child with the strange ability of being able to change his face. Now, as the owner of his own detective agency, the Changeling Detective has few regrets about how his life has turned out.

However, when a foul-smelling crime boss takes lethal umbrage at some photographs taken while on a job and he gets to meet an actual witch, it’s time for the Changeling Detective to learn some nasty facts about his strange life and background.

Frank Herbert: The Works – New Release From Hotspur Publishing

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Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce the release of Frank Herbert: The Works, a comprehensive critical biography of Frank Herbert by new Hotspur author, Bob Bogle.

This bountiful biography documents the literary achievements – and sometimes disheartening disappointments – which comprise the legacy of this colossal figure who has for so long dominated the science fiction stage. Herbert’s most famous and compelling works, including Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Whipping Star, Destination: Void and The Santaroga Barrier, are examined from a fresh perspective that establishes  hidden relationships and ideological connectivity woven throughout  Herbert’s oeuvre. A new understanding of his most well-known works emerges from the context of his lesser known fiction and non-fiction alike, as well as from consideration of the times and places in which he lived and worked. Answers to innumerable questions which Herbert’s legions of fans have been pondering for decades are offered here, along with extensive supporting arguments and documentation. What emerges is a new synthesis and appreciation for the expansive mind of a truly original American writer and artist.

Star Hounds Trade Paperback – New Release From Hotspur Publishing

Star Hounds: The Classic Space Adventure Series (Volume 1) [Paperback]

Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce release of Star Hounds, the classic space adventure series. Now in print once again as a trade paperback after more than 25 years. And for the first time, all three original novels in one single omnibus, plus a new forth book that continues the adventure into the new millennium!

Check out Hotspur’s Star Hounds Series main page. It contains information on this paperback, as well as other volumes available on Kindle.

The Infinite Battle – Woman Against Universe : (Book 1): Laura Shemzak. Irreverent, rebellious, beautiful. A woman with an impossible mission: to rescue her beloved brother, the most brilliant physicist of the Galactic Federation, from the clutches of alien invaders, the Jaxdron. To succeed, Laura must gain control of a top-secret Mark XT blip-ship. And to do that, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with the notorious space pirate, the bitter, cynical Captain Tars Northern.

Galactic Warriors – A Universe Torn By War : (Book 2): In the empty depths between the stars, ace-pilot Laura Shemzak struggles on to save her brother from the alien Jaxdron, all while managing her own problems with brooding Starship Captain Tars Northern. Is he just her captain, or is there more to their relation? And what of the moody and dangerous alien Shon’till’s search for his lost race, the Frin’ral? Clues emerge when a Frin?ral derelict is discovered floating adrift. The alien spacecraft may reveal what happened to the mysterious Frin’ral? that is, if the Starbow and its crew survive its deadly secrets.

The Macrocosmic Conflict – Duel Across the Galaxy : (Book 3): Laura Shemzak and Tars Northern continue their fight against an odious Federation, which succumbs to the vile machinations of its leader, Arnal Zarpfrin. Together Laura and Tars continue a crusade of justice against both the Federation and Jaxdron locked in a bizarre apocalyptic war. But as they fight on, a new ally is discovered. Strange beings, the Aspach, emerge from the ashes of Northern’s past and offer clues about the Starbow and the puzzle of its creation.

The Planet Killer – The Classic Series enters NOW Space : (Book4): Laura Shemzak is still hot and ready to party…. But with her handsome brother Calspar? Uhm, time to cool those rockets! And the Federation? Arnal Zarpfrin still schemes to capture that damned Tars Northern, his ship the Starbow and its crew. But there’s a joker in this new deck. One deathly serious — a brain that used to be a man named Dr. Harla Zox. And this Joker packs a sinister power, one capable of destroying entire planets. The cards have been dealt, and with the Jaxdron, Frin’ral and Aspach still in the game, the stakes are now higher than ever before.

Spun Blonde – New Romance Title From Hotspur Publishing

Spun Blonde by Kristin Sparks

FREE on Amazon one day only!

To get away from a randy professor and the pain of a recent romantic break-up, a dowdy bookworm grad student goes blonde and glams up to play the part of her sexy rich room-mate at a ski resort weekend. There she meets and is romanced by the man of her dreams — but can’t tell him who she really is.

“This really delivers on both the romance and the comedy. Old fashioned screwball farce with a sweetness like the smell of holly and hot chocolate on a snowy winter day.”

David Bischoff
New York Times Bestselling Writer

Free eBooks on Kindle Friday and Saturday

Hotspur Publishing will offer free Kindle eBooks this Friday and Saturday.

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FREE on Amazon one day only!

The Classic Series enters NOW Space.

When last we left our heroes they were trapped in a strange dimension with strange aliens and stranger relationships.

Laura Shemzak? Still hot and ready to party… But with her handsome brother Calspar? Um, time to cool those rockets!

And the Federation? Up to their dystopian mischief. It only that damned Tars Northern, his ship the STARBOW and their crew — including Laura and Cal Shemzak could — could be captured. But there’s a joker in this new deck. The joker is dead serious, though — a brain that used to be a man named Dr. Harla Zox, packing a new sinister power in his starship, fresh from destroying the planet that had once harbored him.

 

“Eat Fish And Die”, by Saul Garnell.

This hilarious Mil Science Fiction Short was the inspiration for Saul’s full length novel, VOODOO ROBOT CHILI.

Stuck on a small planetoid, we find Major Joachim Merlot. He’s the military equivalent of a street sweeper, defending Earth against an alien race of stinking fish-like creatures. Merlot wasn’t interested in being any kind of hero- he just wants to return home and see who won the office pool. His odds of making it back alive were only one in sixteen, but that didn’t matter. He was issued one handy dandy Battle Ready Android with the fire power of an entire platoon. The only problem? Don’t let that Android think too much. Too much thinking, you see, can upset it. But there’s the rub. Since everyone thinks most of the time, how can you figure out when it’s too much?

Don’t miss out.