Twenty-Four years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento’s most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration.
He is the author of Clark Reeper Tales, his first novel. Michael began telling stories when he was only nine years old. He won first place in the Sacramento Storyteller’s Guild “Liar’s Contest” in 2002 and was a finalist in the National Youth Storytelling Olympics in in 2003. In 2005, Michael’s short story entitled, Adventures in Algebra, won first place in the annual MISFITS Writing Contest.
In 2007, Michael was selected as a California Art’s Scholar and attended the Innerspark Summer Writing Program at the CalArts Institute. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2008 and has recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz.
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The Damned and the Dangerous
La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town, but it has some dark secrets – and it has its guardians. They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including zombie greaser Roscoe, who stand between La Cruz and chaos with only their wits and some fast hot rods to help them
La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town, but it has some dark secrets – and it has its guardians. They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including zombie greaser Roscoe, who stand between La Cruz and chaos with only their wits and some fast hot rods to help them.
Read on for monsters, muscle cars, magic and mayhem in this Fifties Fantasy.
Clayton Cane is one of the most feared bounty hunters in the bloody American Old West. His scars earned him the nickname – El Mosaico. But the truth behind those scars is that Cane is no normal gunslinger. He’s a patchwork man, created from pieces of corpses sewn together and given life by black magic. And the blistering gunfights, heartless outlaws and legendary monsters that Cane encounters are far from normal.
In these ferocious stories of outlaw violence, Clayton Cane is pitted against the weirdest the Wild West has to offer, as he struggles to make peace with his own nature and ride the dangerous trail of the bounty hunter.
As a bounty hunter, mercenary and soldier of fortune, Clayton Cane takes on the weird jobs that bring him into contact with creatures and forces as strange as him, ranging from monstrous rats in a New York slum to bloodthirsty vampires in a secluded mountain pass.
But Cane has always longed for something different – an end to living from day to day and bullet to bullet. And in the town of Hellfire, Texas, he just might find it. The battle for Hellfire – and for Clayton Cane – is about to begin.
Acheron Island: a world lost to time, home to prehistoric creatures from earth’s savage past–and Sir Edwin Crowe, son of the world’s last Gentleman Adventurers. When ruthless American businessman, Selwyn Slade, brings an army of corporate cronies and modern industrial power to conquer this world from the past, it’s up to Sir Edwin to protect these prehistoric lands.
Jazz Age meets Mesozoic Age in a world where cave men, gangsters, zeppelins, pirates, warlords and dinosaurs clash for a chance of survival.
Times have changed for Acheron Island and the world. The decadence of the Jazz Age has given way to the desperation of the Depression, as war looms over the horizon. Acheron Island finds itself divided between a newly aggressive Japanese Empire, the legend-obsessed spies and agents of Nazi Germany and a burgeoning native independence and union movement in the form of the Communist International-backed Acheron Workers Party. Strikes and spies fill Acheron’s capitol as Victoria City becomes home for a plot that could bring the world to war.
The next chapter in the tumultuous history of the modern Lost World starts here – with gangsters, raptor movie stars, Nazi agents, loyal triceratops pets and much more! .
Morton Candle is a hardboiled ex-paratrooper just back from storming across Europe. Weatherby Stein is a fourteen-year-old boy genius and scion to the greatest occult family in Europe. Together, they form the Stein & Candle Detective Agency—ready to take the weirdest jobs in the Freewheeling Fifties.
From a vampire’s decaying mansion to the mob-controlled streets of Havana, they’ll take on roadside attractions gone wrong, hordes of the living dead, and ride against the Devil in a high speed car race to the death.
A wealthy Hawaiian hotelier is chewed to death by sharks—in his penthouse office. A traveling salesman goes missing—in a shady New England town full of monstrous fishmen. A new casino gets supernaturally good luck in Vegas—thanks to ancient Egyptian magic.
These are the cases taken by the Stein & Candle Detective Agency. But sometimes, arcane evil goes back a long way and a dangerous force from deep in the past of Stein’s family is about rise. Weatherby and Mort will put everything they have into stopping it—and it might not be enough.
For Weatherby Stein and Morton Candle—private detectives specializing in the paranormal—life normally isn’t easy. They deal with cases that pit them against ferocious demons in the Tokyo underworld, Satan-worshipping teenagers in a seemingly normal suburb and lizard-men in a Lake Tahoe lounge, and they still manage to come out on top. But now one of Weatherby’s ancient ancestors, the villainous Viscount Wagner Stein, has been resurrected and is looking to stir up trouble – and he’s not alone.
Weatherby, Morton and their allies must make a stand to stop the evils of the past from corrupting of the future – and only one side will emerge alive.
In the world of Sunder City, crime is king. Corruption and lawlessness have led the wealthy to hide their fortunes inside vaults guarded by magic and monsters – and a new brand of criminal has arisen in response.
Roguish ex-soldier Avery Corners and tough-as-nails Orcish warrior Orgo Bloodaxe are two hapless hoods who practice the trade of high stakes robberies, braving deadly traps, forbidden magic and ferocious monsters for a shot at major scores. Pulling off robberies is one thing – but getting away with the loot may be another. Orgo and Avery are about to discover that robbing the dangerous vaults is the least of their troubles as they seek their fortunes in the wild world of the Looters.