The Ghost Wind - Combing Pulp And Manga Inspirations From Granton City Press

In a remote monastery in the mountains of Japan young Yoshi Kobayashi is trained in the ways of the ninja, forged into a deadly weapon, his instincts and fighting prowess honed to perfection. He is the ultimate warrior. He is the 'Ghost Wind'.
By: Sirius Press, Inc.
March 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Yorkton, SK (CN)— Sirius Press, Inc. announces the addition of a Manga novel, The Ghost Wind–The Torn Veil, the first spin-off title for Granton City Press.

The Ghost Wind is the first spin-off title for Granton City Press.

Following on the heels of The Black Wolf, The Ghost Wind operates in the same fictional locale of Granton City, being a force of good in the city's Chinatown district, a place where the magic of the Far East is still a force.

Indentured into the service of Japanese Crime Lord Hideki Yakamura Yoshi is sent halfway across the world to the glamour and madness of 1920s America and the gritty streets of Granton City. Plunged into a seedy underworld of gangsters and speakeasies Yoshi soon realizes nothing and nobody are really what they seem.

Yakamura is no mere mobster but in reality an ancient sorcerer and the target of powerful supernatural forces hungry for his power. Yoshi becomes embroiled in a dark and terrible war beyond the Veil between worlds which only he alone can put an end to.

In the climactic battle to come Yoshi is forced to choose between his duty as Ghost Wind and the woman he loves. Supported by strange allies and beset by monstrous enemies, is he strong enough to stop the legions of darkness from conquering the earth when the Veil is finally torn?

The story is the result of an online collaboration through Facebook, by Canadian Calvin Daniels and British Mitchel Rose, who have yet to meet face-to-face. According to Daniels, the social networking site has proved to be an exceptional networking tool for Granton City Press, and The Ghost Wind.

Rose says the book, and its follow-up The Runaway Princess which is nearing completion, has been fun. “I've really enjoyed writing for Ghost Wind. I love pulp style adventures and I had the freedom to take it to down some pretty strange and fantastic avenues,” he says.
“It’s sort of Green Hornet and Big Trouble In Little China meets The Untouchables,” Daniels describes. “It’s quite unique from the other books, but has the same terms of reference.”

Ghost Wind is a young ninja who owes his life to a local crime lord and community leader in the ‘Chinatown’ of Granton City in the 1920s, and is a “. . . real roller coaster ride of a story,” Rose adds.

Signed and Numbered Editions
In preparation for the book’s release, Granton City Press did some pre-selling which Daniels said was important to bolster interest in the book, and to offset initial costs. People were provided a chance to pre-purchase the book, however, not just a regular copy of the book. Instead, the first 100 pre-sales were sold as signed &_numbered copies of the book. They were numbered 1/100, 2/100, 3/100, and so on, and signed by both Daniels and Rose.

Anyone purchasing a book through the offer will have an opportunity to purchase signed & numbered editions of future Black Wolf novels with the same sequence number. That will mean ensuring every book you purchase has a matching number such as 3/100, said Daniels, adding there are a few S&N copies of The Ghost Wind–The Torn Veil still available.

Signed and Numbered paperbacks of The Ghost Wind–The Torn Veil can be purchased on the author’s site:

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About The Authors
Calvin Daniels has been a journalist for more than two decades, the last 20-years with Yorkton This Week where he is Assistant Editor. During his time at YTW he has earned 25 Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association Awards, as well as numerous honorable mentions. During his career he has also freelanced extensively, to more than 150 publications in eight countries.

Daniels also published three books before embarking on efforts through Granton City Press; a fiction work Skating the Edge from Thistledown Press, and two non-fiction works from Heritage Publishing: Guts & Go: Great Saskatchewan Hockey Stories, and Guts & Go Overtime: More Great Saskatchewan Hockey Stories.

Drago is his fifth co-authored effort in the world of pulp fiction, and he promises more will follow.

Daniels resides in Yorkton, Sask. Canada.

Mitchel Rose lives in the UK and has been writing fantasy and science fiction since High School.  He cites H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard as his main influences and has thoroughly enjoyed devising thrilling adventures with Calvin Daniels amidst the speakeasies and hidden worlds of the Granton City Universe.

Rose's first novel was The Ghost Wind–The Torn Veil with Calvin Daniels.

Amongst other projects he is also currently working on the second draft of his own fantasy novel Tiger Boy.

About The Book
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher:  CreateSpace (June 12, 2010)
Language:  English
ISBN-10:  1451562446
ISBN-13:  978-1451562446

For further information or interviews contact:
Calvin Daniels
Phone: 306-782-1783

About Sirius Press, Inc.
In addition to upcoming eBook services, Sirius Press, Inc. is a company focused on educating and promoting first time and established authors.

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