Friday, May 6, 2016

MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT

NEW! 
A RECKONING FOR KINGS 
AUDIOBOOK

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Reckoning will be available there in a week or so.)

THE FIRST NEW STEN IN 20 YEARS!
STEN AND THE MUTINEERS

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THE STEN OMNIBUS:
All eight novels in 3 volumes
Sten Omnibus #1
Sten Omnibus #2
Sten Omnibus #3

 Hailed as a "landmark science fiction series," the Sten novels have thrilled millions of readers all over the world. Set three thousand years in the future, the eight-novel series tells the tale of a tough, street-wise orphan who escapes his fate as factory planet “delinq” to become the strong right-hand of the most powerful man in the Universe -- a virtually immortal figure known to his billions of subjects as "The Eternal Emperor." 

HERE'S WHERE TO GET INDIVIDUAL 
COPIES OF THE BOOKS
FOR BOTH KINDLE AND PAPERBACK:

 Here's where to get Sten #1. 
Here's where to get Sten #2 - The Wolf Worlds. 


HERE ARE THE LINKS TO 
THE AUDIBLE.COM MP3 DOWNLOADS

Sten #1  Audiobook
Sten #2 The Wolf Worlds  Audiobook
Sten #3 - The Court Of A Thousand Suns Audiobook
Sten #4 - Fleet Of The Damned Audiobook
Sten #5 - Revenge Of The Damned Audiobook
Sten #6 - The Return Of The EmperorAudiobook
Sten #7 - Vortex Audiobook
Sten #8 - Empire's End - Audiobook

*****

MY HOLLYWOOD MISADVENTURES:
IT'S A BOOK!

THE VITAL LINKS:
The MisAdventures began humbly enough - with about 2,000 readers. When it rose to over 50,000 I started listening to those of you who urged me to collect the stories into a book. Starting at the beginning, I went back and rewrote the essays, adding new detail and events as they came to mind. This book is the result of that effort. However, I'm mindful of the fact, Gentle Reader, that you also enjoy having these little offerings posted every Friday to put a smile on your face for the weekend. So I'll continue running them until it reaches the final Fade Out. Meanwhile, it would please the heart of this ink-stained wretch - as well as tickle whatever that hard black thing is in my banker's chest - if you bought the book. It will make a great gift, don't you think? And if you'd like a personally autographed copy you can get it directly through my (ahem) Merchant's Link at Amazon.com. Click here. Buy the book and I will sign it and ship it to you.



Lucky In Cyprus



A True Story About A Boy,

A Teacher, An Earthquake,

Some Terrorists, And The CIA

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LUCKY IN CYPRUS is a coming-of-age story set in the Middle East during the height of the Cold War. An American teenager - son of a CIA operative - is inspired by grand events and a Greek Cypriot teacher to learn about survival and his art. He witnesses earthquakes and riots and terrorist attacks, but in the end it is his teacher's gentle lessons that keep him whole.
Here's what readers say about Lucky In Cyprus:
"Bravo, Allan! When I finished Lucky In Cyprus I wept." - Julie Mitchell, Hot Springs, Texas
"Lucky In Cyprus brought back many memories... A wonderful book. So many shadows blown away!" - Freddy & Maureen Smart, Episkopi,Cyprus. 
"... (Reading) Lucky In Cyprus has been a humbling, haunting, sobering and enlightening experience..." - J.A. Locke, Bookloons.com

*****
THE TIMURA TRILOGY


The Timura Trilogy is the epic fantasy inspired by Omar Khyyam’s The Rubaiyat that has won international praise for portraying a world of breathtaking beauty and savagery. Of noble sacrifice and base betrayal. A world where the most powerful magic of all, for good and evil, lies in the divided hearts of humans and demons. King of Kings, Lord over Men and Demons Alike: Only one ruler had ever held that title, and now Iraj Protarus, an orphaned prince exiled to a small village high in the Valley of the Clouds, dreamed of being the next great conqueror. The key to his destiny would be Safar Timura, a youth with an awesome gift for sorcery, whose visions foretold Iraj's rise to power. And in those visions, Safar stood at Iraj's side, his soul-blasting spells enabling his friend to attain his dreams. But Safar had other visions with darker portents, and his spellbound knowledge raised secrets better left buried. The road the two men followed would be rich in titles and fortunes, but it would also be rich in death and disaster, in intrigue--and in unforgivable betrayal ... 
WHEN THE GODS SLEPT: Paperback - Kindle - Audiobook
WOLVES OF THE GODS:  Paperback Kindle - Audiobook
THE GODS AWAKEN: Paperback - Kindle - Audiobook
(Audiobooks Narrated By John Hough)
*****

A COP'S LIFE


Christmas, 1953: While the rest of Philadelphia sings “Jingle Bells,” Thomas Grubb gets his first taste of a cop’s life. Before he cashes his first paycheck he encounters: A man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; A fighting-mad “mental case” intent on destroying a hospital emergency room; The hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop. That first week is nothing compared to what lies ahead. Working as a street cop, an undercover officer, a detective and finally gang control, Grubb will spend the next thirty years going toe-to-toe with all the fast-changing and sometimes violent events that have rocked American society. A Cop’s Life: The remarkable story of a truly remarkable man. Here's where to get the book:


(Audiobook Narrated By Roy Wells)

*****
    


THE HATE PARALLAX, by Allan Cole and Russian Fantasy Master Nick Perumov, is getting a new lease on life on American shores thanks to Wildside Books. A best seller in Europe and Russia, the book languished here under its old title: Lords Of Terror. Nick and I reworked the book and it has just hit the shelves as a Trade Paperback. Now on Kindle. Other E-Book varieties.  The novel presumes that the Cold War never ended, and instead lasted for a thousand years. The destruction of a holiday starship-cruise liner sets the stage for a Galaxy-wide confrontation. NEW HATE PARALLAX AUDIOBOOK NARRATED BY JOHN HOUGH. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK.


THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES






"AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME" (Publisher's Weekly)  



THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES
(World Fantasy Finalist)

"Allan Cole and Chris Bunch - bestselling authors of the Sten series - now turn their storytelling talents from science fiction to epic fantasy--with a magnificent quest novel. The Far Kingdoms: a place of wonders, riches, magic, and terrors... a place where a young trader will seek wealth beyond imagination and find the adventure of a lifetime." - Publishers Weekly. 
 #1 The Far Kingdoms*  Book - E-Book -Nookbook - Kindle Edition - Audio Book Audible Download

#2 The Warrior's Tale*
Book 
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#3 Kingdoms Of The Night*
Book 
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#4 The Warrior Returns (Written Solo)Book E-Book Kindle - Nookbook - Books In Motion Audio CD & Download Audible.com Download

THE SHANNON TRILOGY: THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT AMERICA'S WARS 

ALL THREE BOOKS REPUBLISHED
IN BRAND NEW EDITIONS!

FOR LINKS TO:
A Reckoning For Kings - A Novel Of Vietnam
A Daughter Of Liberty 
The Wars Of The Shannons



THE WARS OF THE SHANNONS

A NATION AT WAR WITH ITSELF: In Book Three Of The Shannon Trilogy, young Patrick Shannon is the heir-apparent to the Shannon fortune, but murder and betrayal at a family gathering send him fleeing into the American frontier, with only the last words of a wise old woman to arm him against what would come. And when the outbreak of the Civil War comes he finds himself fighting on the opposite side of those he loves the most. In The Wars Of The Shannons we see the conflict, both on the battlefield and the homefront, through the eyes of Patrick and the members of his extended Irish-American family as they struggle to survive the conflict that ripped the new nation apart, and yet, offered a dim beacon of hope.


Nearly Forty five years ago hundreds of thousands of young people descended on San Francisco, Venice Beach, Ca., and other centers of one of the great counter-culture movements in history. It was time of a great war that seemed to go on forever,  racial strife all over America, and lying politicians and corporate leaders. In short, not that much different than today. It was also a time of the flowering of the arts, especially music and poetry. Here are two books - Freedom Bird and Tales Of The Blue Meanie - that celebrate that time. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND LINKS.


THE SPYMASTER'S DAUGHTER
A NOVEL
BY ALLAN COLE
&
SUSAN COLE-BECK


*****
THE STEN COOKBOOK & ALEX KILGOUR JOKEBOOK



Two new companion editions to the international best-selling Sten series. In the first, learn the Emperor's most closely held  cooking secrets. In the other, Sten unleashes his shaggy-dog joke cracking sidekick, Alex Kilgour. Both available as trade paperbacks or in all major e-book flavors. Click here to tickle your funny bone or sizzle your palate.  Also, click here for The Sten Cookbook Audiobook and here for The Alex Kilgour Jokebook

*****

*****
ALL THREE STEN 
OMNIBUS EDITIONS
HIT THE SHELVES
IN GREAT BRITAIN!


Omnibus Editions
FROM ORBIT BOOKS:
BATTLECRY (Sten #1 - #3)
JUGGERNAUT (Sten #4-#6)
DEATHMATCH (Sten #6-#8)

The entire 8-novel landmark science fiction series is now being presented in three three giant omnibus editions from Orbit Books.  The First - BATTLECRY - features the first three books in the series: Sten #1; Sten #2 -The Wolf Worlds; and Sten #3, The Court Of A Thousand Suns. Next: JUGGERNAUT, which features Sten #4, Fleet Of The Damned; Sten #5, Revenge Of The Damned; and Sten #6, The Return Of The Emperor. Finally, there's DEATHMATCH, which contains Sten #6, Vortex; and Sten #7, End Of Empire. Click on the highlighted titles to buy the books. Plus, if you are a resident of The United Kingdom, you can download Kindle versions of the Omnibus editions. Which is one clot of a deal!

Here's the Kindle link for BATTLECRY
Here's the Kindle link for JUGGERNAUT

Here's the Kindle link for DEATHMATCH



MacGregor  



PAPERBACK - Kindle - Audiobook - 
Addison Mizner Flagler Titus Broward MacGregor has roots buried deep in Florida soil, and given his choice he'd spend his days enjoying the sand and surf and the pleasures of Boca Raton. Unfortunately, too many years on the dark side as a CIA operative have given him a need to help when no one else will. When his housekeeper's granddaughter is kidnapped, it's a given Mac will step in. Before too long he's a target for a pair of ruthless, if somewhat clumsy, killers whose one assignment is to make sure he doesn't live long enough to discover a secret plan, condoned by the CIA, to use kidnapped children as bribes to gain the cooperation of third-world dictators. Time is running out as Mac enlists the help of his frog-obsessed cousing, Mad Albert, to track down the kidnapper's lair before the children are shipped offshore to a fate straight out of a horror movie. Audiobook narrated by Lee Strayer.





Drowned Hopes 


NEW EDITION: THE NOVEL AND SCREENPLAY COMBINED. READ THE BOOK, THEN THE SCREENPLAY AND SEE WHAT THE MOVIE WILL BE LIKE. 

TRADE PAPERBACK -  E-Book Kindle Edition - Nookbook - Google E-book- Audio Book (Coming Soon)
Lost In Paradise: Ellen thought she'd hit bottom when her lover left her and the authorities in Jamaica closed her gallery and seized her paintings. She hoped to start a new life and career in Boca Raton, Florida. But there she finds that her mother is in the throes of Alzheimer's and her powerful attorney brother is squeezing her small inheritance dry. When she tries to fight back, she strays into the web of one of the nastiest villains to step out of the hellfires. With death and humiliation staring her in the face and no one to help her, Ellen has to call upon resources she's never tapped before to save herself and her mother.





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SCREENPLAYS


THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN



In the conclusion of Mark Twain's classic novel, Huck says he wants no truck with being "civilized." And if things don't go well he just might "light out for Injun Territory." In this screenplay, Allan and his partner - the late Chris Bunch - pick up from there and Huck flees West, trying to escape "Civilization." Along the way he meets a colorful cast of characters: a teenage delinquent by the name Of Jesse James, Harriet Tubman on a raid to free her enslaved family, a foul-mouthed Kit Carson... and many more.  Available both as a handsome 8x11 paperback, and on Kindle. Note to Kindle Advantage members: you can read the screenplay free. 






THE LAST GREEN RIVER



green river


THE MOUNTAIN MAN AND THE BOY
It's 1837 and a young man finds himself stranded high in the Rocky Mountains and thousands of miles of wilderness from home. After burying his father, a preacher bound for Oregon to bring religion to the "heathen Indians," Isaac Burns picks up his father's Hawken rifle and sets off on a journey that cannot end in anything but tragedy. And then, out of the darkness, strides a shaggy angel clad in buckskins and furs. His name is Noah Smythe, a mountain man who is struggling with his own personal battle to hold on to a world that will soon slip from his grasp. Reluctantly, he takes Isaac under his wing and they set off a incredible journey that will test both spirit and flesh and will reach its shattering climax in a wilderness rendezvous that will go down in legend as The Last Green River.
HERE'S WHERE TO GET THE SCREENPLAY:
(Prime Members Borrow Free!)

CROSSES


Crosses
THE THIEF AND THE NAZI BISHOP
It's Christmas in Berlin, 1944. The city is under constant bombardment. Hitler is in his bunker and the Russians are advancing on the Oder River, intent on exacting bloody revenge. Other than the poor, only the Nazis and the criminals remain in the city. Max is a thief, which in this brutal world gone made, makes him one of the good guys. To escape with his lover, Brigitte, he makes a deal with the devil - a Nazi bishop - to steal a fabled Satanic cross from the art collection of Herman Goering. Max must move fast. The Reichsmarshall is planning his own escape, along with his looted art. At present, Goering is holed up in his fortress/mansion, Karinhall, where he drifts in and out of morphine dreams of a long lost love. 
HERE'S WHERE TO GET THE SCREENPLAY
(Prime Members Borrow Free)
AROCHUKU
It's 1799 and the African slave trade is at its height. Chima - a young Ibo blacksmith - is carried away with his whole village by brutal slaveraiders. Chima and his best friend, Ofo - an Ibo holyman - are sold to Virginia planters. There they struggle to maintain their African identity, but in the end Chima's friend is killed by a white overseer. To Chima the murder has also doomed his friend's ghost to wander this inhospitable land forever. He kills the overseer and escapes, barely eluding packs of dogs and white slave hunters. Then, with every white hand set against him, he travels west - seeking freedom in the lands where the sun goes to rest. And where Arochuku - the sun god - reigns over all. 
(Prime Members Borrow Free)

MACGREGOR: THE SCREENPLAY
50 KIDS ARE ABOUT TO DIE: Mac thought he’d seen every human evil. A former Company man, he’d witnessed mass murder and systematic torture. And he’d meted out justice to the perpetrators whenever he had the chance. But now that he was living the idyllic life of a Boca Raton beach bum, he figured that was all behind him. Then his housekeeper’s granddaughter was kidnapped and Mac was plunged into a conspiracy born from the hells, involving an exiled Central American dictator, the Company, and fifty innocent children. By the time he finds out it’s almost too late and Mac must become a one-man army to save the day.

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ABOUT THE SERIES:
Werewolf was a half-hour horror series created by Frank Lupo (The A-Team, Hunter, Wiseguys) and was one of the original shows in the Fox network's broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987–1988. 
Patterned loosely after "The Fugitive," the series follows the adventures of Eric Cord (John J. York), who is forced to kill his best friend - a recently "infected" werewolf - but not before being bitten and "infected," himself. Now he is on the run - wanted for murder - and desperately seeking the monster who started it all.
If he kills that creature, he is told, then he will be free of the curse. At first he believes the originator of his "bloodline," is a drifter named Janos Skorzeny (played by Chuck Connors in his last television role). While pursuing Skorzeny, Cord himself is pursued by the persistent bounty hunter "Alamo" Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault). However, Cord then begins to hunt down Nicholas Remy (Brian Thompson), the real originator of the bloodline. The show aired a two-hour pilot (written by Frank Lupo) and 28 half-hour episodes before being cancelled in 1988 in a dispute with Fox.     
My late partner, Chris Bunch, and I were story editors on Werewolf and wrote eleven of the 28 episodes - and rewrote most of the other episodes from the ground up under the direction of Frank Lupo, who had a fierce and passionate image of the show he had created.

In our twenty-plus years as writing partners, Chris and I sold more scripts than we cared to remember and worked on many shows. But, Werewolf was the show we preferred above all others and working for Lupo was our most gratifying and artistically rewarding experience. I wrote about the good times we had working on the show in four episodes of my popular blog, My Hollywood MisAdventures, which presents an insider's view of life as a Hollywood screenwriter. Among other things, it reveals once and for all the real reasons Chuck Connors left the show.
Here are the links: MisAdventure # 50 - The Neighbors Are Scaring Our Werewolf; MisAdventure #51 - The Silver Bullet Sanction; MisAdventures #52 - Two American Werewolves In Brighton; MisAdventure #53 - Killing People Is Fun; MisAdventure 54 - Chuck Connors Kisses The Ring.
Because of a contractual dispute beyond my understand, (I was an English major, what do you want?) Werewolf was pulled off the air after only one season. That same dispute kept the series from being sold into Syndication until only recently. A Google search will no doubt turn up a TV schedule showing the dates in your cable neighborhood that it will air. A deal was tentatively approved for making the DVD's of the show available. But, alas, that fell through because of the same old issues that have been plaguing the series from the beginning. There are bootleg copies of the show, but as far as I'm concerned all the pirates of books, music and film can burn in whatever Hell the Gods Of Artists' Livelihoods have in store for them. Be patient, and they'll be available by and by. Hopefully, on Netflix as well.
Meanwhile, after writing the series of MisAdventures about Werewolf, I was besieged by curious readers who wanted to read the scripts that Chris and I wrote for the show. Of the 29 episodes, we wrote 11. Most of the rest were rewritten by us from the ground up, under the supervision of our boss, Frank Lupo. A notable exception was "Gray Wolf," which was wonderfully written by science fiction master, Norman Spinrad, an old and dear friend of Chris'.


To satisfy my faithful readers I'm publishing Kindle versions of the 11 scripts Chris and I wrote. The links will be appearing here one by one, so be sure to bookmark this site so you can come back and see the next one available for download.

THE WEREWOLF TV SCRIPTS
(Kindle & Nook Book)

1. The Wolf Who Thought He Was A Man: Eric runs afoul of a man who has taken the bloody art of hunting to a new - and terrifying - level.

Kindle Nook Book 


2. The Black Ship: Eric is trapped aboard the abandoned hulk of an old freighter by one of Skorzeny's slaves. And now he awaits the arrival of the Werewolf King.


3. Let Us Prey: Hot on the trail of Skorzeny, Eric encounters some holy brothers who take preying to whole different level of horror.






4. Nightmare In Blue: Eric Cord barely escapes capture by Alamo Joe Rogan, but runs straight into a trap set by a monster with a badge and a gun. 







5. Wolfhunt: Eric's fate becomes entwined with a real wolf and the rancher who is determined to hunt them both down with silver bullets supplied by Alamo Joe Rogan.



6. Big Daddy: Eric Cord runs afoul of a legendary political boss - sidelined by cancer - who has some scary ideas about how Eric can cure him. 




7. King Of The Road: Eric is trapped with a band of villainous hobos in a boxcar on a highball express run to the scrap yard. And one of them is a werewolf! 






8. A Material Girl: Armed with a pistol loaded with silver bullets Eric pursues Skorzeny into a closed mall. There he encounters a runaway girl who is hiding out in the mall, living a life of stolen luxury. Meanwhile, the Werewolf King is still stalking the aisles.



9. Amazing Grace: Eric is unintentionally responsible for getting a nice little old lady committed to the Mental Institution From Hell, with a villainous staff straight out of "The Cuckoo's Nest." What's a guilt-ridden werewolf to do? Break the little old lady and her crazy chums out of the slammer, is what. (A change of pace story, this "Grace" was the only comic episode we did for the show.)


10. To Dream Of Wolves - Part 1 
Eric finally tracks down Skorzeny (played by Chuck Connors), but learns that he is not the originator of their 
loodline. To rid himself of the curse, Eric must first engage in a fight to the death with Skorzeny. Then, if he survives, he must track down the real Werewolf King, who is an even greater and more powerful enemy. 


11. To Dream Of Wolves - Part 2
Every hand seems turned against Eric as he tracks down the real King Of The Werewolves - a creature who seems to go back to the dawn of humankind. "Do you think it was I," he asks Eric, "who slew Able?"