sparkito press

Sparkito Press is now live.

The first output from my imprint is now available for your reading pleasure.

The Last Ride of the Iron Cowboy The steampunk novella The Last Ride of the Iron Cowboy by James Daniel Ross is now available as an ebook for the Kindle [other formats to come at some point in the future] at the bargain price of $0.99 ! Or you can borrow it for free if you are an Amazon Prime member.

James Daniel Ross is also the author of fantasy novel I Know Not, steampunk story Scoundrel’s Magic appearing in the collection In an Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Elektra Hammond and Neal Levin, The Radiation Angels series, and stories in the award-winning collections Breach the Hull, So It Begins, and By Other Means all edited by Mike McPhail, and Dragon’s Lure edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jennifer Ross and Jeffrey Lyman.

The Last Ride of the Iron Cowboy centers around Sheriff Jack Judge, lawman in the quiet town of Nowhere, Indiana. Although known as a sharpshooter in his younger days, his reputation has largely been forgotten–and he really doesn’t mind. But when his town is threatened by something completely outside the realm of his (or anyone’s) experience, nothing will stop Jack Judge from defending his town, even at the cost of his own life.

Featuring wonderfully relatable, complex characters set in a steampunk version of the Old West, Ross’s descriptive prose will draw you in and keep you reading through to the very end. He creates a beautifully detailed world that you’ll love visiting!

Available right now–what are you waiting for?

Thanks to the efforts of Mike McPhail, Sparkito Press [an imprint of Dark Press Books] now has a steampunky logo of its very own.

Let’s publish some books!

As many of you know, I’ve been copyediting for Dark Quest Books for some months now.

I’ve now agreed to take on some additional responsibilities. Dark Quest has split into several sub-imprints: Ambrotos Press (specializing in Horror, run by Ty Schwamberger), Starsong Press (unmanned as yet) and Sparkito Press (specializing in Steampunk and anything that catches my eye, run by yours truly). I’m really excited about this, and I hope all my friends with help with this new venture!!