A press release from a friend of a friend announces the release of a new pulp-style thriller with a little bit o' Lovecraft, The Green Lama - Unbound by Adam Lance Garcia.
The synopsis provided reads:
"When Jethro Dumont’s friend, Jean Farrell, disappears on the small Greek island of Samothrace, he and associates fly off to rescue her. Upon their arrival, they discover the forces of evil have gathered in this out of the way place in search of the Jade Tablet and the unholy grimoire known as the Necronomicon. It is the book of rituals that will allow the Nazis and their allies to call forth the Great Old Ones, led by the demon god, Cthulhu.
Now it is up to the Master of the Mystic Arts, the Green Lama, to uncover the mysteries of those ancient rites and thwart the powers of chaos. But before he can do so, he will have to use all the unique skills at his command at the same time rely on the bravery and loyalty of his friends. THE GREEN LAMA – UNBOUND is a non-stop pulp thriller that explores the Green Lama’s past, detailing for the very first time elements of his origin never made known before."
Looks like fun for readers who enjoy the high energy style of Doc Savage and The Shadow plus the Cthulhu mythos, and it's part of a larger line of books from the specialty press Cornerstone, all with similar slam-bang themes.
Interestingly, they seem to be utilizing the Lulu print-on-demand service for publishing and distribution.
This new era keeps expanding in interesting ways. I've run across some small press magazines utilizing Lulu, but this the first instance I've seen of an established publisher harnessing it, though I'm sure there are others.