Action: Pulse Pounding Tales – Volume 2 is live

Last year I was lucky enough to have a story in an anthology called Action: Pulse Pounding Tales, which was put together by Matt Hilton (author of the Joe Hunter series). Now it’s time for a return bout.

Like The Expendables 2, but in book form, Action: Pulse Pounding Tales returns in a second volume that is BIGGER, BETTER and more violent than before. My contribution is a follow-up to last year’s blood and thunder tale Cutter’s Law. The new story is entitled Get Cutter!

This story sees Nathan Cutter behind bars – after the events in Cutter’s Law – with a bounty on his head. In the tradition of Escape From Alcatraz (and I am not ashamed to say, Lockup), Cutter must fight to stay alive in Ironbark Correctional Institution, in Sydney, Australia. Relentless pulse pounding action ensues.

The blurb:

30 Action-packed Pulse Pounding Tales!

That’s exactly what you get in this collection of action stories from Matt Hilton, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Rod Glenn and many other established thriller authors, including stories from bestselling ebook authors and exciting up-and-comers.

Think back to the days when heroes were heroes and the action was furious and full-blooded. When often as not, the hero was quite the opposite: an anti-hero – but he needed to be, to bring the kind of violent justice to villains worse than him. When political correctness took a back seat, even as the bullets and karate chops were flying. Basically it was good old harmless fun. It was a case of disengaging your moral compass and getting down with the hero as they took on all comers, and they did it with balletic grace and uncompromising violence. Gratuitous? Mostly. Realistic? Not always. Great fun? You betcha!!!

Then fast forward to the here and now: What if the current action and thriller authors set their minds to bringing back the action genres of old?

Well, that question is answered here, for the second time: Within these pages you will find hit men, secret agents, vigilantes, private eyes, assassins and professional thieves, savage warriors and one or two others who can’t be easily categorized, all kicking ass and taking names. Some of the tales are delivered with shocking realism, some as lighter entertainment, some on the grittier side, but each and every tale included in Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Volume 2 is sure to get your heart racing.

Kick back and enjoy the ride!

Here’s what you’ll find inside.

Introduction by Matt Hilton
Dirk Ramm: Unsheathed by Matt Hilton
Sins of Omission by Ian Graham
See Saw by James Oliver Hilton
Uninvited Guests by Rod Glenn
The Missionary by Paul D Brazill
Hard Wood by Tyson Adams
Black Tuesday by Alex Shaw
.50 Contingency Plan by Jochem Vandersteen
Cold Redemption By Les Morris
Kokoro by Andrew Scorah
Get Cutter! By James Hopwood
Jardine Rides Again by Ian McAdam
Jack Be Nimble by Gavin Hunt
Exit Wound by Steve Christie
As Heroes Fall By Frank Sonderborg
Goofy Brings The House Down by Richard Godwin
Grand Central: Terminal by Terrence P. McCauley
The Fixer by Dean Breckenridge
Soup Sandwich by Christopher L. Irvin
Pasnuta Means Arena of Death! by Richard Prosch
Mududa’s Revenge by Graham Smith
97 Ways To Die In Istanbul by Paul Grzegorzek
It’s Noir or Never by Absolutely*Kate
Push by Kevin Michaels
You Only Die Once by Rhesa Sealy
Man About Town by Alan Griffiths
Hanoi Heat by Iain Purdie
Hammertime by Asher Wismer
When The Devil Catches Up by Lee Hughes

Bonus Tale
Suited and Booted by Matt Hilton

It’s nice to see a couple of my Fight Card colleagues, Kevin Michaels and Terrence McCauley have stories in this collection.

You can get it by clicking here.

Of course, Volume 1 is still available. It is a great collection of stories – thirty-seven tales of thrills, spills, kills, and guns galore – written by thirty-six authors, including Zoe Sharp, Matt Hilton, Adrian Magson, Steven Savile, Paul D. Brazill, Richard Godwin, and many more.

It’s available from Amazon USA click here and for those in the UK click here.

Action: Pulse Pounding Tales – Volume 2 is live

Paul D. Brazill: Drunk on the Moon

Last week saw the release of Action: Pulse Pounding Tales, an anthology of adrenalin fueled stories, based on the old Men’s Adventure novels of the ’70s and ’80s. I am proud as punch that my story, Cutter’s Law was included in the anthology. The reason for this pride, is the quality of the other authors in the project. To stand alongside these guys and gals is a real honour and a privilege.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to present some of the other projects, that my Action colleagues have been working on. Today, I present Paul D. Brazill, whose contribution to Action is The Liberator.

The work of Brazill’s that I am highlighting as contibutor and editor is Drunk on the Moon.

When a full moon fills the night sky, Private Investigator Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls The City’s neon and blood soaked streets.

Created by Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill, Drunk on the Moon is an international collection of noir/horror stories brought to you from some of the world’s edgiest dark fiction writers.
The Drunk On the Moon stories:

Drunk On The Moon/ Before The Moon Falls – Paul D Brazill (UK/Poland)
The Darke Affair -Allan Leverone (USA)
It’s A Curse -K A Laity (USA/Ireland)
Insatiable – B R Stateham (USA)
Fear The Night – Julia Madeleine (Canada)
Getting High On Daisy -Richard Godwin (UK)
Silver Tears – John Donald Carlucci (USA)
Blood & Alcohol – Frank Duffy (UK/Poland)
Back To Nature – Jason Michel (UK/France)
A Fire in the Blood -Katherine Tomlinson (USA)

Another of Brazill’s projects worth noting is the charity anthology True Brit Grit, which not only features work from Brazill, but many of the other author’s who contributed to Action: Pulse Pounding Tales.

Here’s the spiel:

“The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that’s as black as it’s bitter—this is BRIT GRIT!”

45 British writers, 45 short stories. All coming together to produce an anthology, benefiting two charities…

Children 1st –
Francesca Bimpson Foundation –

You can find out more about Paul D. Brazill’s other projects at his blog You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You?

Paul D. Brazill: Drunk on the Moon