Ain’t That America
It was supposed to be so simple. Gordon Mitchell had the good life all planned out—a million and a half in embezzled cash, a plane waiting in Mexico to take him far away, and a sexy little thing named Janey to call his own. All he had to do was stop off on the way and kill his wife, Wanda. Simple. At least it was before an Ivy Leaguer-turned-highway robber named Spike Jones held him up, fell in love with Wanda, and shanghaied his RV. Now it’s not so simple. But the way Gordon sees it, the good life is still within his reach. And a little more blood on his hands sure isn’t going to stop him from getting it.
In 1831, when Charles Darwin joins Robert FitzRoy’s HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage, the budding naturalist is a 22-year-old unknown, while the Captain is at 26 one of the brightest stars of the Royal Navy, a descendant of Charles II. By 1865, Darwin is world famous, and FitzRoy is a bitter footnote of history, known only for his role in aiding Darwin’s earth-shaking observations. This is the story of these two men as their faith, ideas, and reputations clash, meld, and fight for supremacy. Told through their decades-long friendship and rivalry, each step in their journey is interlaced with powerful visions Darwin dreams of the many ways life might evolve, as well as with his nightmares just before waking, in the antemeridian of early morning. With Darwin’s Dreams, author Sean Hoade explores the poetry of science; the nonlinear dance of imagination; and the cruelty that life can bring to even the noblest of men.
Choice 3: Inappropriate Behavior
In his first collection of NSFW short stories, Sean Hoade (author of Ain’t that America, Darwin’s Dreams, and The Act) takes readers places they might not want to go, but they’ll love once they get there. Including:Hooker vs. Retard in hotel room trystHusband vs. Wife in S&M Battle Royale
Zombies vs. Gamblers in Post-Apocalyptic Las Vegas
Plus: Jesus, robots, hand harmonicas, porn stars in the Midwest, reality TV, and much more ill-advised literary adventure!
Know When to Run
One poker player.
One million zombies.
Not the best of odds.
Eight years after the Zombocalypse, former poker pro Chris Newman is just trying to make it through the day with his wits and his skills on the felt. But now somebody powerful wants a game with Chris, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: If he wins, he gets to stay within the gates of Dos Vegas, the last zombie-free city in America, maybe in the world.
But if he loses …
DOWNTON ABBEY MEETS LOVECRAFT MEETS NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
It is a world few of us have ever known. A world of masters and servants, where everyone knows one’s place. A world of newfangled technology like telephones and motorcars. A world of vampires, werewolves, zombies, and monsters of the deep. At the center of his necropolis estate lives the Earl of Monroe, who must hold the family he loves and the servants he trusts together against the eldritch onslaught of this rapidly changing world.
The Adventures of Cal Longwood, Porn Star Detective
After super-endowed adult movie star Cal Longwood accidentally causes an on-set tragedy, he leaves the Valley and goes to Kansas to find himself and leave all that fame and sex behind. What he finds there, however, leads him back to Hollywood with a new sense of duty to go with his hella-big dick: Solving the most unsavory crimes in the dark and unsavory world of porn. These first four installments of an ongoing serial will take everything you think you know about for-pay fornication, bend it over, and take your breath away.
Zombie School Confidential
All the facts.
All the lore.
All the terrible truth about ZOMBIES.
Don’t know much about history? Here you’ll discover how the zombie mythos arose, got shambling, and then started running right at the living. Don’t know much biology? Everything you need to know about the most terrifying fictional and actual zombie viruses is within these pages. Don’t know much about science books? Probes from Venus, accidents in government labs, evolution run amok–it’s all here, and it’s all horrifying. “Professor Zombie,” Sean Hoade, taught the groundbreaking first for-credit college class on Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature, Film, and Culture. These 7 interviews were conducted by Matt Scalici of the site FilmNerds.com and have been adapted for extra-fun reading. Reading Zombie School Confidential will catapult you into the true walking dead expert among your friends, family, not to mention those damn fool zombocalypse deniers!
Enroll now. Your real education is about to begin.
The Cthulhu Attacks! Trilogy
For half a billion years, Cthulhu has lain trapped in R’lyeh, dead but dreaming. But now the stars are right, and the Old One is rising. Instant death for hundreds of millions, insanity for many more. And he hasn’t even gotten out of the water yet. World governments and a desperate and frightened populace scramble to understand, survive , and ultimately fight back against an enemy so powerful his presence could kill every human on Earth without him even noticing we are here. Buckle up for apocalyptic suspense as you witness what happens when CTHULHU ATTACKS!
Spinosaurus! A Cryptid Pulp Adventure
Brett Russell is a hunter of the rarest game. His targets are cryptids, animals denied by science. But they are well known by those living on the edges of civilization, where monsters attack and devour their animals and children and lay ruin to their shantytowns.
When a shadowy organization sends Brett to the Congo in search of the legendary dinosaur cryptid Kasai Rex, he will face much more than a terrifying monster from the past.
Congo Bongo is a an old-school pulp dinosaur thriller packed with intrigue, action, and giant prehistoric predators.
<big>Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls</big>
Penny Dreadfuls were inexpensive chapbooks sold by the millions to a newly literate British and (as dime novels) American public. But Moran Press and I have brought them back! New stories featuring Science vs. The Supernatural, Occult Decadence, and more!
Nikola Tesla vs. The Daylight Vampires (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls (#1)
Absinthe in Arkham: Two Tales of Lovecraftian Decadence (#2)
Nikola Tesla Meets The Shadow Man (#3)
: 2 Tales of Miskatonic Mayhem
The Space Pulp Adventures of War Thug
Two generations ago, the planet Earth was attacked by allied alien forces. Over 75 percent of humanity was killed during the invasion and attempted occupation. The carnage ended only when Earth-based military units sent by the all-powerful War Council devastated the home planets of the invaders using untested technology from the most advanced research labs on the planet. But something is wrong about this mission, and none of the crew of the Blue Celeste will ever be the same.
Prehistoric Beasts and How to Fight Them