Saturday, March 31, 2012


The Ruby Files author and co-creator Bobby Nash was recently interviewed by Jessica Lay for her Jess Resides Here blog. They discuss everything from Bobby’s latest work, the art of making covers, and what types of books he likes to read.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Opening the Ruby Files -- Teaser #3

 From "Tulsa Blackie's Last Dive" by William Patrick Maynard

Jasmine… he could smell Jasmine in the air as he looked up at the stars glittering in the night sky. The toughest part about acting for the cameras was when there was no dialogue or action…like now. He could get his tongue around the two-bit dialogue J. C. wrote and he could handle himself well enough with his fists, jump on a horse, ride and take a tumble like the best of them, but standing still or walking took concentration. At times like this he had to imagine the smell of Jasmine and let it carry him through the scene. He would glide like the wind.

He was gliding now as he undid the tassel of his monogrammed terrycloth bathrobe. His shoulders slumped as he let the robe slip effortlessly down his back and crumple at his feet. He stood there buck naked smelling that Jasmine. The stars were bright tonight, but not as bright as the heat from the arc lamps. He could feel them sizzling down on his spine. He was a big man, muscular with great dense limbs and a barrel chest. His width made him look far taller than his 5 feet, 9 inches.

Best ass in Hollywood, wasn’t that what they called him? There might have been a joke there, but he didn’t care so long as the money was green and plentiful. It didn’t matter how corny the scripts were or that he was stuck at a rundown studio instead of with one of the majors. He had been with Fox for awhile, it was no big thing. Of course, he was only doubling for that song and dance feller, but still at least now he was a star even if it was in a little pond.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Yeah, I know the first volume just came out...

But guess what?

Bobby and Sean and the rest of the team are already hard at work plotting and planning for the next adventures to grace The Ruby Files Vol. 2. 

That's one dedicated bunch. Rick's lucky to have 'em on his team.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spreading the word continues!

Scoop shares the love.

Opening the Ruby Files -- Teaser #2

From "The Case of the Wounded Brother" by Bobby Nash

Richard Ruby was having one of those days.

After the hassles he’d already faced that afternoon, and they had been numerous, the only thing he had wanted from his evening was to be left alone to drink until he couldn’t see straight. And he really wanted to do so in peace. He was in no mood to be sociable, not even to the regulars whom he saw nightly. He had decided to start slow and was on his third beer since he had bellied up to his usual spot at the bar. The brew was cold and stung the fresh split in his lip, and he winced every time the bottle touched it. One more and he would switch to the hard stuff.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Ruby Files debuts with a free preview e-book!


March 19, 2012

Bobby Nash

Sean Taylor

The Ruby Files debuts with a free preview e-book!

Atlanta GA –Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor are so convinced you’ll love their new book The Ruby Files that they’re giving you part of it for free. Yes, free.

“Airship 27 is going out of its way to make this book an excellent jumping on point for fans of action and adventure and guns and gumshoes,” says co-creator Sean Taylor: “This is the first time the company has offered a free preview, and Bobby and I are thrilled to be able to provide it to you. We both think The Ruby Files is a fantastic book, and we’re willing to give part of it away just to prove it to you.”

You can snag your free copy of The Ruby Files preview PDF at

Says co-creator Bobby Nash: "I'm excited to introduce Rick Ruby and his bevvy of beautiful ladies to the world. Sean Taylor and I had a blast creating Ruby's world and all who inhabit it. This volume contains four exciting stories from four incredible creators. Crack open The Ruby Files. It's a wild ride."

It was the 1930s, and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It was a time of speakeasy gin-joints, Tommy guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon and William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

The Ruby Files hearkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson (to name a few). The atmosphere pure noir, gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private.


To purchase The Ruby Files:

$3 digital copy from Airship 27 direct -

For more information:

To learn more about The Ruby Files, please visit the official website at and check out the book’s official trailer at

For more information about Bobby Nash, visit his official website at or his blog at

For more information about Sean Taylor, visit his official website at or his writing blog at

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Get a free preview edition of The Ruby Files!

Hey, all of Rick's book reviewing and blogging amigos!

You've requested a PDF of The Ruby Files for review, and Airship 27 has responded. They've released a special preview edition PDF just for you.

Get your free preview download here:

(Right click and select "Save As...")

Thursday, March 15, 2012


In March, Airship 27 launched its 45th title (the 4th of 2012) about a 1930’s pulp detective named Rick Ruby. All Pulp sat down with co-creators/writers Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor, writers Andrew Salmon and William Patrick Maynard, and editor/publisher Ron Fortier to delve into The Ruby Files.

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THE RUBY FILES is now available at the following online outlets:

Print [Indy Planet] - 

Please visit the official site for The Ruby Files at

Word is spreading!

All Pulp shines the spotlight on the Ruby! 

Ian Shires (of the Small Press Association) shows the love for Rick Ruby!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Opening the Ruby Files -- Teaser #1

From "Wounds" by Andrew Salmon

The grey pall of early twilight muffled the city’s raging at the gradual dying of the light. Thick pewter clouds spanned the horizon, giving the sky the appearance of an inverted bed of coals as they were touched, here and there, with the last rays of the setting December sun between the New York skyscrapers. Such skies always reminded Rick Ruby of his father and the cancerous death dreams die.

His old man had told him once, while on leave before shipping out forever twenty years ago, that overcast skies were a reminder to us down here on earth that sometimes evil is in the air, brewing hate in a cauldron as broad as the human heart, and how easy it was to forget that when the sun was shining and the sky was so blue you felt moved to tears.

However the reasons for Ruby’s mood ran deeper than that. The Christmas season always brought him back to how his father had spent his last Christmas Eve: in a stinking trench in France. That evening, December 24th, 1917, the enemy overran the position and one son of a bitch had buried a bayonet in his father’s chest before the attack was beaten back. His father’s platoon was on the fringe of the battle and was cut off. So his father had lain there, leaking life through a pierced lung while carols were sung and the two armies crossed no man’s land to show family photos, share wine and easy talk until dawn when stretcher bearers finally reached the muddy hole and carted his father off to die at the aid station.

Christmas was a time of hate for Rick Ruby. Hate for the enemy bastard who had murdered his father and hate for cruel fate that had put his dad in that position in the first place. It was irrational, he knew, but years growing up in a foster home, without a real family, skewed things a certain way and Ruby’s hate was the only thing that was truly his.

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