My Blog

Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Anti-Gravity Steal

For Immediate Release:      January 21, 2014

Contact:         Michael Moss

Noted Crime Fiction author Gary Phillips releases
a new novella for the Stark Raving Group

Los Angeles, CA— Publishing Company Stark Raving Group is pleased to announce it’s unveiling an ebook novella by renowned crime fiction author Gary Phillips in February.  The Anti-Gravity Steal features Ned “Noc” Brenner.  He’s a golden boy millennial, a drifter gifted at whatever he attempts -- surfer, motocross rider, b-baller, a master at blitz chess to shooting craps in a back alley.  It all comes so easy to Noc. But when he saves a fellow player from kidnapping after exiting an all-night poker game, he’s courted by a shadowy entity run by one of the world’s richest, most reclusive and idiosyncratic men. 

Noc is challenged to use his abilities for a greater purpose.  Soon he’s in deep, working with a man who can be anyone else, an enigmatic woman with black ops trained esper powers, and a professor haunted by tragedy loosing himself in creating gadgets.  They're in a race to prevent the super villain Prospero from auctioning off an anti-gravity device he stole – a machine that in the wrong hands would imperil untold millions.  In the vein of Doc Savage and the Avenger, comes Noc Brenner, a 21st century adventurer with a few dark secrets of his own. 

Phillips, author of novels (Warlord of Willow Ridge), graphic novels (The Rinse) and co-editor of the Black Pulp anthology, is currently Vice President of content and editorial for Stark Raving Group, which specializes in action-adventure, hardboiled and pulp novellas, available through its proprietary platform Bookxy –  Bookxy novellas are available for just $2.99, and can be read via computer, Smartphone, tablet, or Kindle.  

Review sites wishing a pdf of The Anti-Gravity Steal for review, or to arrange an interview with Gary Phillips, contact Michael Moss @ 310-869-6333 or email –

About Stark Raving Group: Stark Raving Group is a publishing group with an emphasis in eBooks.  As creator of the Bookxy sales and distribution platform, Stark Raving Group brings novellas by renowned writers to market for readers.  With a focus on taut, terse, plot-driven stories of roughly 70-120 pages, Stark Raving Group publishes crime, mystery, action-adventure and thriller, through the Bookxy platform.  Its unique subscription service provides readers with additional savings, through one, two, and three year subscriptions. For more information visit


No comments:

Post a Comment