Since its beginning, I have been a big supporter of the Superseven web series. Over the years, I have even contributed a little bit of production art, and cobbled together a DVD cover. But the true heart of the show, are the performers in the series – such as Jerry Kokich (as Superseven), Olivia Dunkley (as Sandra West), Anne Leighton (as Sparky) and Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez (as Thunderpussy) – and many other.
But now it appears that Jerry Kokich has gone out and proved that he is more than a man in a shiny red suit, who wears a mask. Recently released from Pro Se Productions is his novel Monuments of Doom.
The story sounds a blast, and I must admit a bit of me is insanely jealous of this incredibly talented man.
Here’s the press release:
From Pro Se Productions, the leader in New Pulp and Genre Fiction, and the creative mind of Author Jerry Kokich explodes the debut adventure of Michael Gordon, The Occultist! MONUMENTS OF DOOM brings the breathtaking action and nail biting adventure of classic Pulps and movie serials screaming into New Pulp today.
“It’s wonderful,” states Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “to get a brand new story that both feels like it should have been published 80 years ago in a Pulp magazine, but also has the freshness of today all over it. Jerry’s MONUMENTS OF DOOM has everything that any fan of Pulp looks for. The plot moves like lightning, the characters spring off the page, and the premise…it’s just…Yeah, this is why we publish New Pulp.”
In the book, Michael Gordon once loved Aurelia Desantis, until she discovered ancient mystical rites of immense power in an archeological dig in Mexico. Gordon realized then just how dangerous she really was. Upon their return to the United States, he told their superiors, his actions leading to her expulsion from the University of Chicago. That day, Aurelia Desantis vowed her traitorous lover would pay.
Years later… New Year’s Eve, 1939. A statue suddenly comes to life and carves a bloody swath through unsuspecting revelers. A cryptic note arrives at police headquarters, and Michael Gordon, now an occult researcher and advisor to law enforcement, realizes the worst.
Aurelia has returned, bent on revenge.
Using her arcane powers to animate lifeless statues, she uses them to turn New York into a slaughterhouse, knowing only Michael Gordon has the knowledge to combat her monstrous creations.
But, will he use the same deadly rites and incantations, risking his very soul, to stop Aurelia? Can he go down the same dark path without succumbing to the temptations that drove his former lover to madness?
Michael Gordon has no choice as he prepares to face MONUMENTS OF DOOM!
“I’m so excited,” Author Kokich says, “about Tommy Hancock and Pro Se publishing “Monuments of Doom”! When I was first writing the short story the novel is based on, walking around New York late at night, taking notes on various statues and locations, I never thought it would wind up as a full-fledged book. I actually wrote a screenplay after the short story, and used some elements from that to flesh out the final novel. Maybe some Hollywood producer will run across this, and it will have yet another life on the big screen!”
Jerry Kokich was born in New York into a theatrical family. Both his parents were Broadway performers, so he grew up surrounded by actors, singers and dancers. Jerry was a hockey player in high school, but actually wound up dancing for The Joffrey Ballet for 8 years (that’s a story for another book). Moving to Los Angeles after retiring from dance, Jerry has appeared on a number of TV shows and in films, and has written and produced two successful web series. MONUMENTS OF DOOM is his first solo effort as a novelist. His favorite writer, and a big inspiration, is Clive Cussler.
MONUMENTS OF DOOM is available in print for $9.00 on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/lvjm5qs or at Pro Se’s own store at http://tinyurl.com/lad97vt. The digest novel is also available as an Ebook for $2.99 for the Nook at http://tinyurl.com/ldpfd2v and for most digital formats at http://tinyurl.com/m3roqhy. Coming soon to the Kindle!
A stalwart hero, a seductive mad villainess, and murderous living statues. Everything an over the top two fisted Pulp tale needs. Fight alongside Gordon as he battles against MONUMENTS OF DOOM by Jerry Kokich. Featuring a stunning cover by Terry Pavlet. MONUMENTS OF DOOM from Pro Se Productions!