Saturday, May 7, 2022

Captain Hawklin Among the Winners of the Pulp Factory Awards

Captain Hawklin and the Invisible Enemy was awarded Best Pulp Novel at the Pulp Factory Awards on 5/6/2022. I want to thank everyone who read and voted, recognizing my little pulp series. 

While Captain Hawklin was the big winner, STORMGATE PRESS also received several other awards this year, including Best Cover for Pulp Reality 2 by the Hero Maker himself, Clayton Murwin. PR2 also took Best Anthology for the year and Stephen Burks received the award for his art in Pulp Reality 3 (which was also nominated for best anthology).

Brian K Morris (a STORMGATE PRESS contributor) won best short story for his work with Bobby Nash’s BEN BOOKS entitled SNOW Ambition. 

I’m overwhelmed by the recognition that I and Stormgate Press received this year. Thank you to Ron Fortier, Rob Davis, Van Allen Plexico and all those involved with the Pulp Factory and the organizers of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention for hosting the awards. 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

A New Cover for Absolution: A Novel in the Serena Darkwood Adventures

Stormgate Press, in cooperation with Plasma Fire Graphics brings you an all new cover for the Utopia Nominated Sci-Fi novel: Absolution: Smuggling. It can get you killed.

Trouble follows Serena, even from the remote mining colony of Broker Rodune. She lives by a simple code: take the job, don’t ask questions, get paid. When she’s approached by the outpost’s local crime boss, Tobias Grey, she’s compelled to find his missing daughter.

In her search for Astra, Serena becomes entangled in local politics, and a surprising coup on the planet Rygail. With the heir to Rygail’s throne missing, now Serena has two objectives, save Astra Grey and prevent the heir’s death at the hands of the Auroran Brotherhood, thwarting their plans to plunge the galaxy into all-out war.

The life of a smuggler… is never easy.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Retro Science Fiction: Tim Bruckner's Major Marjorie Now On Sale

In the mid-1940’s at the height of the Second World War, Major Marjorie: Space Star Ranger burned up the airwaves in her weekly radio series, battling alien invaders at every turn.

Little did her adoring fans realize, that reality mirrored fiction and Marjorie Pettice was a member of the Intergalactic Ranger Patrol, charged with protecting the Earth from the horrific Manglers, and their human allies bent on world domination.

Aiding Marjorie in her fight is her husband Paul, and their friend and confident Stumbly. Together they stand watch protecting mankind from the evil forces of the galaxy.

Now, for the first time in print, the stories of Major Marjorie are told from some of today’s leading authors in the New Pulp genre, brought to you in a way that only Stormgate Press can.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

On Sale Now... Captain Hawklin and the Anubis Curse

 



January 1939

With the world on the brink of war, Captain Steven Hawklin’s life begins to crumble around him with villains at every turn.

Charged with causing the assault on Crown City by the ruthless pirate Skyhook, Steven is arrested and put on trial. Meanwhile, forces from his past converge on him seeking vengeance.

At his side, are Steven’s most trusted friends including Hardy Miller, Oz Lyman, his half-sister the lovely Juno Li and his Crusaders, pilots of the Clandestine Wing. Adventurers in their own right - perseverant and steadfast but are they up to the challenge to face the dark forces massing against them, and help Captain Hawklin rid himself of the Anubis Curse once and for all?

Find out in the tenth and final book in the action-packed Captain Hawklin Adventures.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Captain Hawklin we are issuing these beautiful trading cards by some of today's tops artists. Commissioned by Stormgate Press, and designed by PlasmaFire Graphics, these 12 stunning cards focuses on some of the iconic characters from the Captain Hawklin Book series depicted by Jeffrey Hayes, Damián Avilés, Clayton Murwin, Ted Davies, Lance Footer and Stephen Burks.

The set sells for $10.00 + 3.50 shipping directly from Stormgate Press.

This series has a limited print of 100 sets, and once they are gone they're gone. There will be NO second print.

If you're a fan of this Pulp Adventure Series, this card set was designed with you in mind.

Order your set now at the link provided below before time runs out, these cards are limited, and there is no guarantee they will be available during Author Charles F. Millhouse's appearances throughout the 10th Anniversary year. ACT NOW.


Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Lost Adventures of Captain Hawklin #1: NOW ON SALE.


FROM Brian K. Morris: Captain Hawklin Starring in THE SKYHOOK REMNANT

When Captain Steven Hawklin escaped from what remained of Skyhook's Island, at the end of "Captain Hawklin and the Skyhook Pirates", he hoped he'd seen the last of the aerial pirate crew known as the Projectile Men. To his dismay, when career criminal Jake Longham also escaped the doomed island with a spare suit of flying armor, Steven's stroll through hell had merely begun.

Launching as an ebook short story, this is the first in a series of The Lost Adventures of Captain Hawklin. Watch for more Adventures, from some of Today's New Pulp Authors... Find a copy here...

Friday, November 26, 2021

CAPTAIN HAWKLIN: THE AUDIOBOOK ADVENTURES

 The first book in the successful Captain Hawklin Adventure Series is now on sale through AUDIBLE and CHIRP... with more audiobook outlets coming soon.


The year 1930: When two of Captain Steven Hawklin's men are killed and he is attacked by a mysterious masked man, he is reluctantly forced into a race around the world against an eccentric philanthropist, to an uncharted island in the South China Sea. Steven's mission: aide his longtime friend Oscar "Oz" Lyman in rescuing legendary big-game hunter Frank Buck and discovering the incredible secrets of Monster Island. 

Captain Hawklin and the Secrets of Monster Island is a throwback to a bygone age of pulp adventure stories. Filled with heroes and villains, gangsters and pirates, cliff-hangers and suspense, in the tradition, of Commando Cody and Buck Rogers. 

Join in his adventures, and become a Hawklin Crusader.

NOW ON SALE...PULP REALITY 3

 
Pulp Reality returns with a brand-new issue filled with action, suspense, and intrigue...

BE THRILLED…
BY THE HIGH-FLYING ADVENTURE OF THE FREELANCER…!
SCREAM…
AT THE EXPLOITS OF THE PURPLE MYSTIQUE…!
APPLAUD…
THE MYSTERIOUS B-MAN…!
MEET…
KORDON, WARRIOR OF THE FUTURE…!


Gathered in these pages are eight stories, written and illustrated by the Masterminds of New Pulp, including Charles F. Millhouse, John C. Bruening, Clyde Hall, Bobby Nash, Candice ComelleriDamián Avilés, Clayton Murwin, Ted Davies, and many more.
Order your copy HERE






Friday, October 22, 2021

Review of Pulp Reality 1

 


Ron Fortier is back with a review of Pulp Reality No 1 from Stormgate Press. A romping fun adventure in the style of old-time pulp tales. Why not check it out, you will be happy that you did.

https://esonetwork.com/pulp-reality-no-1-book-review-by-ron-fortier/fbclid=IwAR1E3TTXami1JuIk5fr61csnPRwPHdKH7a4zIeoORyj_zThKKHWhyp7HWfw

Ten Year Anniversary Omnibus


 COMING in 2022!

The 10th Anniversary of Captain Hawklin. To celebrate Stormgate Press is releasing three Omnibus’ combining the written works by Charles F Millhouse. The back cover blurb reads like this: 

For Ten years Captain Steven Hawklin has thrilled readers young and old alike, sending them to 

the uncharted reaches of the world, from the mysterious Monster Island to the hidden 

Subterranean Empire of Suversia. Captain Hawklin along with his trusted allies, Hardy and Oz, 

have circled the globe facing one adventure after another.

READ, about the forces of evil, determined to stop the intrepid Captain at every turn.

DISCOVER, the high-flying exploits of Captain Hawklin’s pilots, the Crusaders.

& THRILL, to the death-defying cliffhangers, one page after another. 

Collected here for the first time are the first four novels in the long-running Captain Hawklin 

Adventures, bound for you in this Omnibus Volume One and featuring:

The Secrets of Monster Island

The Invisible Enemy

The Subterranean Empire

& The Jade Dragon


This is a must have collection for Every fan, old and new alike. Now’s the time to Choose the Adventure!


Cover for the Omnibus’ provided by Jeffrey Hayes. 

2022 Marks Ten Years of Captain Hawklin

2022 marks 10 years of Captain Hawklin, with celebrations all year long. The short Story Collection is just the beginning. Each story will be released as separate ebooks and at the end of next year will be collected together in a printed volume. More details soon.


Friday, August 27, 2021

The Fight to Win World War II will be Fought… in Space.

 NOW ON SALE!! The Doomsday Blitzkrieg

An adventure from the Greatest Generation


The fight to end the war starts with D-Day across enemy lines deep in the Austrian Alps. 

When the crew of the Flying Rebel fights for the freedom of the world, they battle unimaginable odds, horrifying evil, and the supreme technology of project Aries of the Third Reich. 

Little do they know however that their mission will take them beyond the confines of the planet Earth and to the stars. There they will form a bond with beings from another world. Establishing an alliance that is spawned from the treachery of Oberführer Dominic Hydron. 

A madman hell bent on overthrowing Adolf Hitler and laying claim to the Nazi war machine with designs of world domination and to be the emperor of all mankind under a Fourth Reich with the Aryan race in complete control. The battle rages on in the moon base of Lazarus. An adventure that will shape the destiny of all mankind and will change the world forever!

With 2 great covers…

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Show, Don't Tell

I left this post over on my FB group:

WRITING TIP 101

- If your character has to tell the reader who they are, you’ve lost the reader.
- Show who the characters are through actions. If handled correctly your reader will know them, and by doing so will draw them further into the story.

I thought I would embellish a little on this, and the reason I left that post.


I went to go see Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson, and Emily Blunt. It was a roaring romp adventure yarn set during the First World War with a lot of action, and some pretty decent dialogue. I felt that Blunt's character, a plucky woman out to find a tree of life to help better mankind was solid, but the character, Lily Houghton was, what has been coined today as a "Mary Sue". She could do no wrong and everything she touched went her way. Since Miss Blunt is a damn fine actor I overlooked it, her chemistry with the Rock was fun and they made a pretty good duo.

On their adventure up the Amazon, Lily brought with her, her brother MacGregor Houghton. He was sort of comic relief, who brought extra luggage into the Amazon with him filled with extra clothes, foods, perfumes and the such. His performance was good, and by the way he portrayed the character, it didn't take much for me to understand he was a bit fairer than most men and it told me all I needed to know about MacGregor. But when he "came out" to Johnson's, Frank Wolff, the writer dropped the ball. Telling your viewer, or reader what the character is, in this case gay, you took me out of the story.

NOW. Before you start, I'm not homophobic. The character being gay isn't the point. How the writer had to take the time for him to say it rather than let the actions of the character tell me. That one scene destroyed the character for me in some degree.

As a writer it is your duty to draw the reader into your story. If you have to tell me your character is a chronic liar or a womanizer, or is afraid of his own shadow, or gay, you've dropped the ball in your storytelling. Who your character is, should be seen through their actions, not coming right out and saying, "I can't stop stealing, I'm a kleptomaniac." Show me why he or she is like that. some call it deep POV, I just call it, mastery of your art and it's something I try to do. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I fail, but I am aware of it in the back of my head. You'll hear this a lot as a writer "Show, don't tell."

As for Jungle Cruise, it's a fun movie, not great, but entertaining, and if you get a chance chesk it out.


Charles F. Millhouse is an independent writer and publisher. He has written 25 books in the science-fiction, action & adventure genres. His newest book: Captain Hawklin and the Invisible Enemy is the 9th book in the New Pulp adventure series. Find your copy 
HERE 


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Smacked by the Wall.

You know there are times when a writer hits a wall. You ask yourself a question: "Is this the best I'm ever going to be? Is there no more from me?" Writing can be a lonely place. Your friends and family can't even begin to understand what you're going through. As a writer, you pour your blood and sweat into the project you're working on with the little hope someone will find it and embrace it as much as you. An independent author thrives on input from their readers, and when that doesn't come to them it sends them down this path of darkness, and into the dark forest of despair. 

The reason I'm writing this, is I've hit a wall. (like all writers do from time to time). I have so many things I want to accomplish not just in writing, but in promoting, generating readers, and finding outlets for my work. You realize there is only so much you can do, only so much time that you have and you need to prioritize what the most important thing is.

For me, the number one goal is writing. Without fresh product, people will forget about you. You can promote all the time, but if you're promoting the same thing again and again readers will get bored because they've seen it already. So, make sure writing a new project, (novel, short story, whatever) is at the top of your list, and get it published.

Promoting is another thing that is important. In a fantasy world you can promote everyday, but in the real world, it's just not possible. Pick one or two days and call them promoting days. I'm really bad about this. I usually pick Sundays to work on promoting. Either a new show appearance, or my new book, or something as simple as a blogpost, like this one.

New ideas. Come up with new ideas as often as you can for getting your brand out there. this can be something as simple as creating a QR code, so people can scan it and be taken to your webpage of links. Or, you could create a new bookmark, or business card. 

Sometimes new ideas can get a little expensive, so decide which is the most important thing for you with a new idea, rather it be a big book show to set up at, creating an audiobook, or deciding on maybe the money could be used elsewhere. Everytime you come up with a new idea, it might may not work for you, but if you don't try, you'll never know. A friend of mine says "throw it at the wall and see what sticks."

Hitting a wall can be hard, especially when you try to take on too many things at once. Figure out what words for you. FOR ME it was writing this post. It hasn't eased my mind with decisions I need to make when it comes to my writing career, but it has helped putting some thoughts down. I should do more of this.

Maybe putting more of my thoughts out there, might help you, and if you feel like you'd like to comment on any of my posts, you might help me too.

Have a good one friends. 


Charles F. Millhouse is an independent writer and publisher. He has written 25 books in the science-fiction, action & adventure genres. His newest book: Captain Hawklin and the Invisible Enemy is the 9th book in the New Pulp adventure series. Find your copy HERE 

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