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THE TAILSMAN was a short story written by GARY LEE VINCENT that originally appeared in the Bizarro-western anthology WESTWARD HOES. Adapted for comic by horror/bizarro writer RICH BOTTLES JR. (author of Lumberjacked, Hellhole West Virginia, & The Manacled) and illustrated by STUART J. BROWN (creator of the Annyseed vampire comic), THE TAILSMAN follows the adventures of Sly Franko as he makes his way across the old west.
He’s hot on the trail, looking for some tail…
Sly Franko was a man of the West, a forger of the wild frontier. Like the Country Western song that would be written years after he died, the words, “Faster horses, younger women, and more money,” seemed to be the anthem of this horn dog cowboy.
Franko would ride into town on a blazing saddle, find the closest saloon to wet the whistle, belly up to a good card game, and find him a hot-loving hussy to get his cowpoke on with.He would never stay in any one town too long, always mindful not to wear out his welcome and also mindful to glance over his shoulder from time to time just in case his ‘lady of the night’ from the night before happened to be married. The last thing Sly Franko needed was an angry husband hot on the trail of “The Tailsman.”
Yes, Franko quickly earned the nickname of The Tailsman and it would be an accurate statement to say he always seemed to find some tail on the trail wherever he would roam.
In Episode No. 1, Franko finds himself in the rolling hills of western Iowa where a visit to bathroom leads to terror and death. Can Sly and his buddies save the town and still get back to the Parlor of Pleasure in time for a game of cards and some gentlemanly fun? For mature readers only.
Burning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce that THE FALL OF TOMORROW – the breakout horror novel by DAVID J. FAIRHEAD – is now available on amazon!
“David Fairhead writes compelling stories that offer very human characters and very inhuman monsters. There is no subtlety in Fairhead’s imagination – he is simply dying to scare the hell out of you.” – Nelson W Pyles – author of DEMONS, DOLLS AND MILKSHAKES
Hopelessness… How do you protect your loved ones when Hell itself opens its insidious mouth?
Horror… Nightmarish Creatures invade your world and there is nowhere to hide.
Blood… How long can you hold out before they come for you?
Pain… Where do you run to avoid being eaten alive by monsters with a voracious appetite for your flesh?
Screams… While you selfishly run for your own life.
Questions… Who is to blame? Where did they come from? How many people survived…and how does the human race find the means to fight back?
THE FALL OF TOMORROW is man’s last tale of desperation told by those that are striving to salvage some hope against a ravenous bastion of evil beasts bent on ruling our world.
Author/book website: www.fairlydarkproductions.com
★★★★★ 5.0 out of 5 stars
In Dealey Plaza, John Russo deals with horror- only this time around he takes his horrifying cues from real news headlines., April 20, 2014, By Russ Streiner
This review is from: Dealey Plaza (Paperback)
With a sharp mid-career adjustment, John A. Russo shifted his storytelling focus from flesh-eating ghouls and zombies, to a totally different kind of horror- the horror of violence in America. The kind of terrifying horror we Americans inflict, mostly, upon ourselves with our suspicions, hatred, extremism and general madness.
In crafting his latest novel, Dealey Plaza, Russo utilizes his observations of contemporary history to create a spreadsheet of real and fictional historical violence starting with the time-stopping assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and spanning 40-years to the Al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
In Dealey Plaza, John Russo has used real events and media coverage of those events as the sketch pad to create fictional events that his characters have to live and die with.
The characters and details are crisp and clear and the violence, horror and terror they deal with in Russo’s fictional settings are, unfortunately, reinforced by news headlines to this very day.
In Dealey Plaza, Russo holds up a mirror to contemporary society that we don’t really like to look into. Dealey Plaza reflects what is regrettably within striking distance of all of us, at any place, at any time. As a filmmaker myself, Dealey Plaza could be made into a stunning benchmark film.
– Russ Streiner
Burning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce a new Kickstarter Project to help get JOHN RUSSO’S latest novel DEALEY PLAZA turned into a movie. If you have ever wanted to be involved in backing a book-to-movie project, now is your chance. Plus, we are giving away some really cool perks as a thank you. 😉
Pleae check out our project at the following link:
From Bizarro master storyteller Wol-vriey comes a truly weird western tale that will leave you awe-struck and on the edge of your seat…
In the town named Little Ass, tight-assed prostitute Rosa overhears a gunslinger’s plans to assassinate rancher Edison Bennett. Once the badass Bennett learns of the plot, he ensures there’ll be hell to pay for any attempt on his life!
Yes, it’s going to take all of gunslinger Jude’s shooting prowess, his eclectic collection of strange firearms, a trusty horse that requires an owners’ manual, and the help of the lovely and invigorating Nell (who’s EXTREMELY odd when the going gets weird), to survive the Bizarro hell that Edison Bennett unleashes in order to hold onto the land that he’d stolen from Madam Zizi.
Edison returned with his drink. He and Valhalla studied Jude’s gun.“It’s made of bone, Edison,” Valhalla said. “Smells like fish bone.”Edison raised a startled eyebrow. He finished his whiskey, then broke the weapon open to check its ammo.There were three shells in the cylinder, and no spent casings. Edison thought the three empty chambers odd. Even odder, the ends of the unfired shells looked like frayed meat.He shook the bullets out into his hand.Frowning, he held one up so Valhalla and Ike could see it. Lamplight glinted off the bullet’s fingernail. “What sort of a weapon fires severed human fingers?” he asked.
Burning Bulb Publishing is in talks with John A. Russo to publish his next horror/thriller/suspense novel for Spring/Summer 2014. Mr. Russo is best known for penning the original zombie bestseller Night of the Living Dead and was co-screenwriter for the 1968 movie of the same name with George A. Romero.
Mr. Russo’s short horror story Channel 666 was published in 2011 in The Big Book of Bizarro by Burning Bulb Publishing and can be ordered on amazon.com. We are excited to have this legend onboard for his newest project and look forward to working with him.
Mr. Russo’s impressive list of credentials can be viewed on Wikipedia.
Here’s what people are saying:
Superbly executed, brilliantly written!
– GARY LEE VINCENT, Author DARKENED HILLS
Not only will “Boston Posh” serve as a perfect introduction of Bizarro fiction to genre virgins, but will also satisfy the most babble-scarred of bizarro brigadiers.
– RICH BOTTLES JR., Author, THE MANACLED
Wol-vriey is the L. Frank Baum of our perverted 21st Century!
– GREGOR XANE, Goodreads
This book is totally unique, original, graphically depicted and definitely original.
– FRAN LEWIS, Amazon
… a surrealist’s nightmare with so many freaky elements it leaves the reader breathless.
– LEILA ANANI, Goodreads
A bizarro epic. You have been warned…Nothing can prepare you for the world Wol-vriey has created.
– Pedro Proença, Amazon
John D. decided to read VEGAN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by Wol-vriey in one setting and his eyes popped out of his head! OMG!
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Dare to read VEGAN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE for yourself? Check it out here.
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Howdy all you weird Western fans out there! This just in… Westward Hoes: 9 Weird Western Tales is now available on Kindle! For bizarro lovers, this also features the novella “Big Trouble in Little Ass” by Wol-vriey.
Burning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce the Best Selling Books of 2013.
These top sellers make great gifts, so we are releasing the list early!
We are pleased to announce two new book trailers for Wol-vriey’s latest novel Boston Posh are now ready for your viewing enjoyment. Note that background music used on both trailers was composed by Wol-vriey himself!
Be sure to buy the book today at amazon.com, or if you’re feeling lucky, enter to win a free copy on Goodreads!
The first trailer was submitted by Burning Bulb author Rich Bottles Jr. and his daughter Lolita Bottles:
The second trailer was submitted by Burning Bulb author Gary Lee Vincent:
Why are the white robots trying to kill Malone?
In 2028 AD, the USA is a nation ravaged by hungry dragons and dinosaurs.
In Boston, Massachusetts, private eye Bud Malone is hired to rescue a kidnapped heiress. But nothing is as it seems.
Malone works to unravel a tangled web involving Boston Chinatown, a 200-year-old woman with a 9-year-old body, white humanoid robots, a human-liver-eating psychopath, a golem, a porcelain dragon, and a snake goddess with a crush on him.
There’s also a woman obsessed with chicken sex.
Then Malone meets Posh Lane, a gorgeous call girl who’s desperate to quit her pimp. Romantic sparks ignite between Posh and Malone, but Posh’s past suddenly catches up with her in a BIG way.
To save Posh, Malone agrees to run a quest for Earth’s new rulers, the Forks. The quest: recover ex US president Jefferson Lincoln’s liver for them.
Malone has no idea that agreeing to the Fork’s odd request will send him on the weirdest trip he’s ever been on in his life.