Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Airship 27 Productions presents a vampire thriller by new pulp writer Jack Beddows.

The Shadow of Her Smile, is an old fashion erotic thriller,” declared Airship 27 Production’s Manager Ron Fortier.  “It has all the moody atmosphere of those old classic horror novels long since forgotten.  While reading it for the first time, I kept envisioning the black and white Universal classic, Dracula’s Daughter.  The female vampire Beddows has envisioned here is a deadly beauty no reader will soon forget.”

It is 1914, on the eve of the Great War, young 19 yr old Abraham Helmsworth, the only son of a royal British family, is about to embark on what he believes to be a noble adventure.  He has enlisted in the army as a commissioned officer and is soon to sail for France with his troops.  He has also become engaged to the lovely Agatha Fenton, his childhood sweetheart who has promised to wait for his return to marry.

Then, a few days before shipping out, Abraham attends a musical show and meets Lucilla Deauville, a stunning beauty who instantly mesmerizes him.  He has never been so attracted to a woman in such a visceral way.  Weeks later, he encounters her again but this time on a bloody battlefield.  With this encounter he learns the dark secret she hides in the shadow of her smile.  It is a secret that will lead him through the gates of a living hell from which there is no escape.

All art of The Shadow of Her Smile is provided by Adam Shaw from his stunning cover to the nine creepy black and white interiors with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.

Available now at Create Space and soon on Amazon in both hard copy & Kindle.

Friday, February 13, 2015



Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting.”

A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysterious confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.

“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”

In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.

Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!

The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.


Available now at in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Here is the Official Ballot for this year's PULP FACTORY AWARDS to be presented at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con. in April.

Voting is open to the public.  Simply fill out the form below and it e-mail back to Andrew Salmon. Congratulations to everyone nominated and good luck.

Captain Ron -


VOTERS NAME (_________)
Please vote for only one in each of the four categories by putting a X in the appropriate circle. Once completed, send directly to You have until the end of March to vote and turn in your ballot.

(  ) The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
(  ) Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
(  ) The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)

(  ) The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
(  ) Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
(  ) Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
(  ) Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)

(  )  "Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
(  ) "The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
(  ) "Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
(  ) "The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
 (  ) "The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)

(  ) Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
(  ) Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
(  ) Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
(  ) Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
(  ) Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)

(  ) Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)

Nominations Represented 24 Different Publishers

Friday, January 16, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be kicking off our new production year with the release of an old fashion western novel by veteran writer, R.A. Jones.

Young Jason Mankiller never believed his surname was an omen of his future until the Civil War broke out and he joined the Union Army.  Fate took to him the fields of Gettysburg.  By the time the battle ended, he was sitting atop a small rise surrounded by the bodies of dozens of Confederate troopers.  Days later, while drunk, his fellow soldiers had tears of blood tattooed onto his face.  From that day forward, the Man Who Cried Blood’s reputation spread far and wide.

Ten years later, Jason Mankiller is in Ft. Rogers, Texas, hoping to find a job and bury his past.  But the blood tattoo won’t let him escape the gunfighter’s trail.  Writer R.A. Jones delivers an old fashion western adventure in the grand tradition of Max Brand and Louis L’Amour.  Here are pioneering men and women facing the birth of a new American destiny that will demand their blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.  For Jason Mankiller, that promise of a better life will be claimed at the end of a smoking gun.

“Gun Glory is a project R.A. Jones has wanted to write for a long time,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “A straight out, traditional western melodrama as has been a staple of American literature for decades. Capturing the feel of those classic western writers of the 40s and 50s.  It’s a great book and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to our readers.”

“Gun Glory” features a cover painting by Graham Hill and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.


Now available at


Wednesday, January 14, 2015


By I.A. Watson

Available on Kindle Only

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to present for the time ever, seven of award winning writer, I.A. Watson’s fabulous Sherlock Holmes adventures.   This first volume, available only on Kindle, collects Watson’s first six Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson tales that have appeared in the first six volumes of Airship 27 Productions’ bestselling series,
“Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.”

“I.A. Watson has had a new story in each volume of “Consulting Detective,” since its inception,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor.  “In fact his third entry in the series, ‘The Last Deposit’ won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story.  So we are extremely excited to be putting all these amazing stories together for our Kindle readers.”

As an added bonus, Airship 27 Productions is including an eight and brand new, never before published adventure, “The Adventure of the Fading Light.”  That makes this digital book twice the size of the regular volumes for the exact same price.

This Kindle collection also features all the original illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, and Airship 27 Productions Art Director, Rob Davis.

“I.A. Watson’s Holmes stories are meticulously researched and set in the established Arthur Conan Doyle canon,” Fortier added.  “I know of no current writer who research his work as much as I.A. Watson and his stories are a pure light.”


Available only in Kindle here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014




Airship 27 Productions 26th release of the year is the first volume in a brand new pulp series, “Occult Detectives.”

They battle demons and monsters, hunt ghosts and defend us against the things that go bump in the night.  They are Occult Detectives and they’ve been a staple of pulp fiction since the beginning of those glorious, garish magazines.  Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you a quartet of tales starring some of the most unique Occult Detectives ever created; three newly minted heroes and one classic master of mysticism.

From the days of the Wild West, Joel Jenkins offers up his Indian Shaman hero, Lone Crow.  Then we have Josh Reynold’s colorful Charles St. Cyprian, the Queen’s own Royal Occultist, followed by Jim Beard’s Sgt. Janus, the Spirit Breaker.  And we culminate with a little known pulp classic figure, Ravenwood; the Stepson of Mystery as chronicled by Ron Fortier.

“The idea for this collection came from Josh Reynolds,” reports Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The idea of bringing together, in one book, some of the most exciting new pulp characters in print today appealed to me immediately; especially if our line up included such popular heroes as Lone Crow, Charles St. Cyprian and Sgt. Janus.  Since their appearance, each of has won over a loyal following of readers.  But that still left us with one empty slot and that became the opportunity I jumped on instantly.”

Seven years ago, Fortier and Airship 27 Productions Art Director Rob Davis, had produced an adult horror graphic novel entitled, “Daughter of Dracula,” that received rave reviews upon its release from Redbud Studio and is still one of that company’s biggest sellers.  Fortier had long wanted to do was write a sequel that would answer some of the questions posed by many of the comic’s readers.  In particular, “What happened to the main character after the events in the story?”  Now, this anthology offered him that stage combined with the added bonus of allowing him to write a character that was one of his favorites.  “Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery is such a cool, occult detective and I was itching to get my creative mitts on him,” Fortier confesses.  “This is a story I’ve waited a long, long time to tell.”

The book features interior illustrations by Davis and a cover, colored by Jesus Rodriguez, that spotlights all of the heroes together in a setting outside of space and time.

Get ready to take on possessed gunfighters, eerie mesmerizing spirits, a bewitching temptress and a legion of the undead as these four brand new tales usher you into  thrilling adventures beyond the realm of the ordinary; your guides….the Occult Detectives.


The book is now Available at and will soon be out on Kindle.


Saturday, November 29, 2014


Ron Fortier's award winning pulp graphic novel is now available in a brand new edition (and for a cheaper price) from Redbud Studio.


The 176 black and white comic features an introduction by writer Van Plexico.