Posts Tagged ‘Vintage Romance’

New Releases – Donald E. Westlake, Mack Reynolds, Vin Packer, Ed McBain

A nice set of four new eBooks have just been released on Fictionwise and Amazon (for the Kindle). Lots of vintage Science Fiction and Mystery short stories and a Romance novel.

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

There are a thousand ways to die in the Asteroid Belt, but roving claims investigator Ged Stanton wants to be sure–was the death of Jafe McCann planned or accidental? He knows he has to move carefully on this, or he might end up being the next victim!

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Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Jake O’Gara is quickly losing his movie writer touch, what with all the alcohol in his brain. But his big break finally comes in the form of a djinn. Or so he thinks….

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Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Springtime in France, cruel in its beauty, tore them apart. Six people on a vacation in the hopes of redeeming their seemingly lost lives: Todd Phelps–the American newspaper columnist, whose drive for ambition has left him frustrated and discontent; Fran Phelps–his wife, who feels that having been married to Todd did not fulfill her dreams of marriage and family; Edward Allen–the aspiring writer, who believed that his detachment from humanity was because he is not capable of feeling love; Janet Carew–the mysterious Englishwoman, forever seeking what she believes to be love and somehow finding it; Henry Carew–her grotesque husband, outwardly appearing to enjoy his wife’s infidelity; and–Philip Carew–the lonely misguided son, who had a reason for his bizarre attachment to his mother. It drew Todd into a vortex of destructive, wanton passion–for another woman. It gave Fran a glimpse of the forbidden and terrible paths of desire. Then France, mistress of the world, taught them the deeper of meaning of love. Their relationships intertwine, and they will have to embrace these demons in order to survive! A novel poignant and searing, by Vin Packer, author of Spring Fire and Dark Intruders. This book was originally published as a Gold Medal paperback original in 195 3.


The Last Spin by Ed McBain

The Last Spin by Ed McBain

The Last Spin by Ed McBain

Edgar Award Winner

Two young men, one loaded gun, one simple mission. For Dave and Tigo, that was all there was to it. Yet in the end, they realize there is more to life, and friendship, than meets the eye. The question remains: Will they be convinced soon enough?


Remaking a Vintage Romance Cover

There’s work and there’s fun. Doing covers for WPG (Wonder Publishing Group) is more the later. We’re publishing, as an eBook, a vintage romance novel by Vin Packer (AKA Marijane Meaker), called Look Back to Love. The book came out as a paperback original in 1953. Back when paperback originals were still a novelty. The cover wasn’t inspiring to me at first, but once I got it completed, I’m a bit more hip to it. Anywho, here’s the cover of the original; a photoshoped cleaned-up image; and the final cover (if I don’t tweak with it) for the WPG eBook, which will be out in two or three weeks.

The Original Gold Medal Paperback

The Original Gold Medal Paperback

The "cleaned" Photoshoped cover

The "cleaned" Photoshoped cover

Wonder Publishing Group eBook cover

Wonder Publishing Group eBook cover

It took me awhile to find the font I ended up using. I was thinking Romance should have something decorative (pretty, pretty). But I like this Balloon font. It reminds me of an old movie poster. Yes, me like retro!

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