Signed in Blood
Bold Venture Press

Reviewed by Barbara J. Rearick

NEW: Produced for Black Cat Media by BOLD VENTURE PRESS: Twisted “soulful” tales of terror and humor about those who seek fame, fortune and power the easy way -- but at the greatest expense.
~~~ SIGNED IN BLOOD ~~~ Stories collected by Rick Leider including authors Mickey Spillane., CJ Henderson, John French, Gary Lovisi, Patrick Thomas, J. Brad Staal, Jean Marie Ward, Robert E. Waters, Duncan Ralston, Patrick Loveland, Jack Dolphin, Quintin Peterson and a poem by Audrey Parente

This collection of excellent entertainment is created by long-time film reviewer/screenwriter R. Allen Leider who began his career at CBS news as copy boy for The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. In 1973. He became features writer for The Monster Times and went on to work at Show, Celebrity and Glitter magazines and other international publications. His photo journalistic work has been syndicated worldwide. In 1984, he created the original story and screenplay for The Oracle
(1985). He hosted his own radio show Cinemascene on WWFM for five years. He created the Wicca Girl novel series. He writes and edits the online Black Cat Review magazine, and compiles and edits the Hellfire Lounge anthology series and Awesome Tales pulp fiction magazine. He lives in Manhattan with wife Barbara, a professional photographer. Just sign on the dotted line and your dreams come true ... for seven years, then Hell is in session!

BOLD VENTURE PRESS has a book or two to suit your tastes. You won't see any of them on the Times Best Seller List because we didn't pay for any advertising in the Times or any other newspaper. You won't find them on the shelves at the last standing corporate bookstores because they only buy from authorized distributors. Some of the Bold Venture Press books have great reviews from Publishers Weekly, even though we don't pay for any advertisements in Publishers Weekly. We don't buy Kirkus reviews, and any Amazon reviews are voluntary. Be encouraged to try a few of our books for yourself, from our website (or Amazon, if you must). Publisher Rich Harvey and Audrey Parente, editor, want you to know, you won't be disappointed.


The Sicilian

by Gary Lovisi

TJust out! AUGUSTUS THE UNDEFEATED: The Sicilian Book #1 by Gary Lovisi, (Wildside Press, tpb, $12.99 + postage), is book #1 in a new adventure series set in Ancient Rome. This exciting action-packed war and sword fight novel continues the story of the first Roman emperor Augustus after he defeats Cleopatra and Mark Antony -- at a time when he was the sole ruler of Ancient Rome and expanded the Empire as first emperor for the next 43 years!

The story is told through the words of one of his most trusted agents, Gaetano Salvidienus Rufus, aka The Sicilian, a fighter specially raised to serve Augustus and new Rome, who finds himself involved in many battles, intrigue, betrayal and more. It is an action-packed battle-drenched story of the war in Hispania. Cover art by Marcus Boas.

You can order copies now on Ebay, Amazon, ABE, and from me through Facebook via Paypal. I will gladly sign copies for anyone interested. I hope you will give this book a try, I am sure adventure and pulp fans will enjoy it!

Chasing the Trickster is a uniquely original horror/fantasy tale combining the mythologies of the Southwestern United States and Central Europe. It's crafted wityh believable characters that you actually care about. Aprtil Grey came up with a great idea, to take an old European Pagan minor god made christian serf who finds himself in the New World and exercises his considerable power with surprising results.

The book advertizes - One Man, Two Women, Two Gods...who will survive the Trickster's snare? Ghostly images materialize in Nina Weaver's photos. Goons try to kidnap her. When her photographs are stolen and her best friend is shot, she realizes that she has no one to turn to but her ex-lover, Pascal "Goofy" Guzman. Together they go on a desperate road trip in search of answers. The truth is darker and more terrifying than Nina could ever have imagined. After their love re-ignites, they fall into the Trickster God's trap.

And it delivers over and over on that hype. Grey keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Chasing the Trickster has a lot of twists that just keep your head spinning from front cover to back cover. Grey keeps you on the edge of your seat and takes you on a real wild ride right up until the end. You think you know what is going on, then you turn the corner and WHAM!


April Grey writes urban fantasy novels such as Chasing the Trickster and St. Nick's Favor. Fingering Perdita is her most recent novel soon to be published by Damnation Books. Her short stories have been published in such print anthologies as Demonmind's Halloween 2010, The Best of Everyday Fiction 2, Northern Haunts, Ephemera, Love Hurts and Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry. Her work also can be found in many of Rayne Hall's Ten Tales anthologies. Her collected short stories can be found in The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe and I'll Love You Forever. She is the editor of the anthology Hell's Garden: Bad, Mad and Ghostly Gardeners. She and her family live in Hell's Kitchen, NYC in a building next to a bedeviled garden. Gremlins, sprites or pixies, something mischievous, lurks therein. Someday she'll find out.


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