Fistful of Reefer: A Pulpy Action Series from the Schism 8 World

David Mark Brown (Author)


Where reefer and el chupacabra merge in a life-and-death fight against the Man. Viva this

In the summer of 1918, Chancho Villarreal finds himself spit out by his once-beloved revolution. His ideals dashed, he crosses the border into Texas and starts a new life as a goat herder and marihuana farmer with his friends, Muddy and Nena. When Chancho and Muddy inadvertently create the legend of El Chupacabra in an elaborate scam to protect their cannabis crop, they draw the ire of Texas Ranger J.T. McCutchen, soon to be known as the Reefer Ranger.

Fugitives from McCutchen's brand of justice, victims of racial prejudice, and pitted against the wilds of a Texas haunted by rumors of chupacabras behind every bush, Chancho and his friends are forced out of the frying pan into the fire. Chancho will need to outrun his devils, past and present, if he's to save his friends and rediscover his passion for revolution.

When it comes down to a high-noon standoff between Chancho and the Ranger in the small village of Santo Poco, Chancho gets one last chance to fight for the ideals of his youth--one last chance to stand up against the Man. In the end, only one will stand.

Fistful of Reefer delivers a surge equivalent to a cocktail of one part serotonin, two parts adrenaline, with a dash of grenadine served over ice. This over the top, steampunk western resides between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos.

*Newly Re-released and Edited with Bonus Episodes: Reefer Ranger and Del Rio Con Amor

Dime novelist and pulp fiction writer, David Mark Brown, mysteriously disappeared during the 1930s. Until recently, his obscure writings had all but been forgotten. Violent conspiracy theorists contend his fiction preserves a secret history, a history able to reclaim our future, if the war it unleashes doesn't destroy us in the process.
Ranging from steampunk westerns to campy horror, these lost files harken back to an age of dime-store novels and over-the-top stories full of anti-heroes, complex villains, nightmarish monsters, conspiracy theories, shootouts, and explosions.


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Product Details

Fiction Vortex, Inc.
Publish Date
July 27, 2018
5.51 X 1.06 X 8.27 inches | 1.29 pounds
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About the Author

Raised in Central Texas, David Mark Brown learned to ride horses at a young age. Then learned to hate them after a disastrous attempt to impress a girlfriend. He was five. Turning instead to a life of poetry and prose he eventually migrated north to the University of Montana (the Berkeley of the Rockies) and became the Redneck Granola. Falling in love with a chainsaw wielding mountain woman forced him to reconsider his chosen career path--Hemingway on a sailboat. Instead he illuminated the path of life to college students as a spiritual guide for over a dozen years while his wife (now a pharmacist) squirreled away enough acorns for David to embrace the sultry world of commercial fiction. After legally snatching a little Vietnamese boy and creating another son via more natural means, the happy family settled in Idaho. David still rides horses, but only in black and never for fun.