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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.

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.

Star Hounds - Planet Killer

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.

The Planet Killer – Free eBook on Kindle This Friday

Hotspur Publishing will offer PLANET killer free Kindle eBooks this Friday

Star Hounds - Planet Killer

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.

Don’t miss out!

Free eBooks on Kindle Friday and Saturday

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

“Young Sun Ra”, by David Bischoff. MOVING TALE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH…AND THE PLANET SATURN. The greatest figure in the history of avant-garde big band jazz. Sun Ra claimed he came from Saturn. But we know that Herman Blount (his real name) read science fiction pulps. This story looks at what might have happened had Sun Ra met a science fiction writer when he was a teenager, a very unusual science fiction writer. A long story by the acclaimed New York Time Bestselling Author.

Eat Fish And Die: New Hotspur Short Story on Kindle“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.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing – Susan Cartwright Interview

Adventures in SciFi PublishingThe host of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Shaun Farrell, interviewed Susan Cartwright during  episode 158 of the award winning podcast.

Wolf DawnSusan talked about her background, and explained how she came to writing her debut novel, Wolf Dawn. She also talked in depth about the mixed genres used within the book (SF, Fantasy, Romance), and how parts of the book are considered controversial by some readers.

For the entire podcast, go to episode 158 of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, or download it via iTunes.

New Book Promo Video – Wolf Dawn

Wolf Dawn – Check out our new video!

“In the marvelous tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley, “Wolf Dawn” is an exciting Space Adventure Epic, with the heart of Orson Scott Cards ENDER series, the soul of Frank Herbert’s DUNE — and yet, much more that is startling and controversial!”

New Book Promo Video – Freedom Club

Freedom Club – Check out our new video!

Sumeet is the cream of Indian education, and a top notch investment banker. But he’s unhappy with the good life laid before him, and soon meets Shinzou Friemann, a mysterious consultant who offers solace from the fetters of unbridled Capitalism. But Shinzou is not all that he seems, and Sumeet is unwittingly drawn into the hunt for an unusual terrorist group. One where the lines between terrorist, freedom fighter, hero, and madman all break down…welcome to the Freedom Club.

Both men explore a future world overrun by consumerism, technology, and discontent. Where being human isn’t good enough, as God-like Sentient Beings threaten the very meaning of life. Written in a way that echoes John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, Freedom Club is frighteningly prescient, and intensely powerful.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing – David Bischoff Interview

Adventures in SciFi PublishingThe host of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Shaun Farrell, interviewed David Bischoff during  episode 154 of the award winning podcast.

David talked about his early career, and explained how his first award winning short story, TIN WOODMAN, made its way into both a novel, and as a Star Trek New Generation episode entitled TIN MAN. He also talked at length about the state of SF writing, and why it seems to have moved away from being a written genre for young people. Finally, David discussed his efforts to create Hotspur Publishing, already published titles, and the soon to be released lineup of books, such as: DRAGONSTAR, GAMING MAGI, and STAR HOUNDS.

For the entire podcast, go to episode 154 of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, or download it via iTunes.

The Destiny Dice – Now on Smashwords

Destiny Dice on Kindle

Book One of this Classic Fantasy Trilogy is now available on Smashwords. For those readers who are not on Amazon, this version of the book is for you.

THE RELUCTANT HERO

Ian Farthing, apprentice cobbler, was the town fool. Hardly the stuff from which heroes are made!

But Ian, it seemed, had a destiny to fulfill. And Destiny — or was it just a roll of the sorcerer’s dice in the multiverse Doom games? — wanted Ian to enter the Dark Circle, where Dark Lords bought Bright, and demons, dragons, talking cats and magic were the least of the perils a hero must brave on a misguided quest to save a beautiful runaway princess…