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Crescent
Amazon.com Best Seller: #1 in Movers and Shakers, #5 in Horror, and #52 overall.
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Darkness has inspired fear since mankind first watched the sun go down. Bad things hide in the dark feral beasts with mouths full of razors waiting for a taste of flesh. But now, the darkness is stirring with a life of its own. Crescent Station is the last bastion of civilization, floating in the cold, outer systems where colonized space gives way to the sparser settlements of the Frontier. Like the boom towns of distant Earth s Old American West, Crescent Station is a gateway to power, wealth, and opportunity for anyone who isn t afraid to get his or her hands dirty. But deep within the station s bowels, in Crescent s darkest and most secret places, an ancient evil is awakening and hungry, and it threatens the very fabric of space and time. Will the residents of Crescent Station find a way to stop it before the terror drives them insane? Or is it already too late?

"CRESCENT is the last stop at the intergalactic crossroads of gritty scifi and pucker-inducing horror--Blade Runner as written by H.P. Lovecraft, a horrific hard scifi express-ride." - Scott Sigler, New York Times Best Selling Author of Contagious

"Space opera - of the Sweeney Todd or Phantom of the Opera variety. That's right. Phil Rossi has crafted a space station tale with sex, horror, and vibrant attention to tech and human detail. Evocatively served, highly recommended." - Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates

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Eden.
The tree is beautiful and they call her Eden. Her branches reach for the stars. She is like all other trees on planet Earth save for her enormous size. Still, she has leaves and she has bark. She turns sunlight into life. But this tree does not sprout from the dirt. Eden fills the sky, high in orbit above the blue expanse of Uranus. There she changes humanity's very concept of extraterrestrial life. Dr. Malcolm Green is sent to Eden to audit a science team studying this extraordinary tree from the dark confines of space station Lola. But with unexplainable accidents plaguing the team, tensions are mounting between scientists and custodial staff. Is there a future for this project and Lola? Only Malcolm Green can make that call. From the second he sets foot on Lola, Malcolm’s own future becomes at stake. He soon finds that love, friendship, and his own mortality tremble like a leaf at the sound of Eden's call.

Eden is the latest podcast fiction offering from Phil Rossi, author of Crescent and Notes from the Vault

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Notes from the Vault: Crescent Vignettes and Other Stories is a short fiction anthology that includes the first 7 original Crescent Vignettes as well as new Vignettes and other short fiction.

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Harvey: Episode 9 - Chapter 9

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Chapter 9

Deputy Currie arrives at JPs to secure the scene and take statements. Calvin and Megan go for a jog.

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Harvey: Episode 8 - Chapter 8

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Chapter 8.

Calvin kills a little time and catches some needed inspiration. JP’s is the place to be for a good time.

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Harvey: Episode 7

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Chapter 7.

Kate has an moment of introspection only to be interrupted by an unexpected guest. Meet Terrence “Tee” Mattes, King of James Monroe High School. It’s a perfect night for a fire.

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Harvey: Episode 6

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Chapter 6.

An investigation is set up at the Morrison residence. Meeks blows off some steam.

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The Harvey Universe Coming Alive

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The Harvey Universe is coming to life with the addition of Harvey the Novel(dot)com, the Ozzy Sheraton: Celebrity Gossip web site, and Calvin Hubbard’s personal blog.  Visit the sites by clicking the banners below.  What to expect? Extra content in the shape imagery, lyrics, Calvin’s studio sessions as he builds his album at the little rock hotel, celebrity gossip, and Hubbard back story.  Not only that, but be sure to visit these sites on ways to get involved in the Harvey universe.  Really, this is only limited by your imagination (and my need for sleep).

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Harvey: Episode 5

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Chapter 5.

Beth is having a hard time sleeping. Deputy Frank Meeks goes looking for Ray Morrison.

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Harvey: Episode 4

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Chapter 4.

Beth is having a hard time sleeping. Tim Fellows is caffeinated and ready to do business. Calvin decides to go for a stroll in search of inspiration.

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Crescent Tops Amazon.com Charts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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AUTHOR PHIL ROSSI’S DEBUT NOVEL
CRESCENT
TOPS AMAZON.COM CHARTS


Book reaches #52 in the Top 100 Amazon.com Bestsellers
Surging sales on July 9th land the book at #5 on the horror fiction charts
Amazon.com announces book is available on Kindle
 
“Crescent is the last stop at the intergalactic crossroads of gritty sci-fi and pucker-inducing horror.”
–Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious
 
“Crescent is the ultimate sci-fi / horror mashup. It’s a wicked blend of the claustrophobia seen in Ridley Scott’s Alien, and the viral demonology of Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness with the hard-drinkin’ bad attitude of Battlestar Galactica added for good measure. The future has never been so frightening. Phil Rossi brings it.”
–J.C. Hutchins, author of Personal Effects: Dark Art and 7th Son: Descent
 
“Phil Rossi has crafted a space station tale with sex, horror, and vibrant attention to tech and human detail. Evocatively served, highly recommended.”
–Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates
 
(July 22, 2009) Ashburn, VA – Phil Rossi, a musician and author, announced today that his debut novel Crescent recently dominated the Amazon.com bestseller lists in several popular categories as well as in the Top 100. In addition, Amazon.com recently announced that the horror/sci-fi novel is now available on Kindle from Amazon.com.On July 9th, Crescent reached the top of several Amazon.com lists. Amazon.com is a popular online destination for book lovers everywhere. Crescent appeared on the following lists:

    # 1 in Movers and Shakers
    #3 in Hot New Horror Releases
    #5 in Horror
    #16 in Science Fiction and Fantasy
    #52 in the Amazon Top 100

after the author announced a “chart rush” and hosted a live uStream event, fans swarmed the site with orders and five-star reviews. Rossi shared the Amazon Horror top five with a popular vampire novel series.

“In less than one month after publication, fans old and new alike have embraced Crescent. I am grateful for the support of fans everywhere – from the original podcast devotees to the new readers. July 9th was just the beginning. Let’s keep the “Phil Rossi Scares Me” movement going!” said the author from his home in Virginia.

As a bonus, Rossi is giving away the Crescent Original Soundtrack (composed at the time of the initial podcast release) as a free digital download. On the final page of the novel is a promotional code that can be entered at Rossi’s web site to gain access to the soundtrack page.

“The [soundtrack] page will be periodically updated with extras—acoustic versions of songs, remixes, and so on, in effort to show fans my continual appreciation for their support.”

Crescent tells the story of Gerald Evans, a smoking, drinking salvage pilot and anti-hero with no small amount of self-love, who comes to Crescent Station seeking a small fortune and early retirement. He lands a lucrative contract with Crescent’s corrupt mayor, Ezra Kendall, only to get caught up in the mayor’s devious machinations. But, in the shadows, Gerald soon discovers that the evils of man are the least of his worries. An ancient malevolence is stirring within the bowels of the station; it’s hungry as hell, and it’s coming for everyone.

A writer, a musician, and an embracer of new media, Phil Rossi has a passion for story-telling matched only by the pleasure he derives from music. Crescent, Rossi’s debut novel, was originally released as a podcast in 2007 and was listed as “What’s Hot” on the iTunes Music Store Homepage, a featured iTunes Literature podcast, in iTunes Top 25 Literature Podcasts, #1 in Podiobooks.com Top 10, and has since lured 20,000 listeners into a dark, twisted world of nightmares and things that go bump in the night. Rossi’s writing has been paralleled to Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, and HP Lovecraft. He has a flair for vivid and often chilling imagery that lends itself to engrossing narratives and an undertone of inescapable, creeping dread. In addition to writing, Phil Rossi is a professional singer-songwriter in the Washington DC metropolitan area. His unique brand of Alt-Country/Rock and Roll, combines influences from 80’s New Wave to Blue Grass. In 2003, he was nominated by the Washington Area Music Association for Best New Artist.

Crescent is also under contract with Sydney, Australia based production company, Precision Pictures. The film project is currently under development.

At this time, Rossi is releasing a new novel, Harvey, as a free podcast. Harvey is the story of a musician and ex-popular-singing competition contestant, Calvin Hubbard, who travels to the small town of Harvey, Virginia to record his opus and regain his musical credibility. Harvey doesn’t turn out to be as quant and quiet as Calvin had hoped it would be. Someone or something is killing the town’s residents and it’s not long before Calvin, oblivious, steps right into the whole mess. In tandem with the podcast, Rossi is releasing the album that Calvin Hubbard is recording in the book. There will be companion episodes that will involve the real-time construction of the album—Calvin’s actual songwriting sessions—and provide some insight into the character’s creative process and how the action in the novel ultimately affects the song-writing.

“I’m extremely amped about the Harvey novel and podcast. With Crescent, the original soundtrack served as aural backdrop, with Harvey, the soundtrack is more intimately tied to the narrative.”

Rossi intends to form a band to bring the Harvey soundtrack as well as music from the Crescent soundtrack from studio to stage.
“My goal for 2009-10 is to get my band together and hit the road with some dates for a concert tour/book signing—again, showing that these seemingly disparate passions of mine are, in actuality, intimately linked.”

Rossi is currently editing his next novel 0 (Zero), what he calls a psychological romantic thriller, and recording a follow-up album to his 2008 release, Spent.A graphic novel project Crescent: the Asherah with Crescent cover artist Neil Aschliman is currently in development and takes place between Crescent and its sequel novel, New Memphis, currently being written.

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About Dragon Moon Press
Dragon Moon Press is an independent publisher of science fiction, horror and fantasy books among other categories. Visit www.dragonmoonpress.com for more information.

Publication Information:

Title: Crescent
Author: Phil Rossi
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1896944523
ISBN-13: 978-1896944524
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Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
Pages: 320
Publication date: June 26, 2009

For more information about Crescent or to contact the author visit:
Web site: http://www.crescentstation.net
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/philrossi

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thephilrossi

iProng Magazine

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I’ve got a great feature in iProng Magazine.  Check out the .PDF version, because it’s slick as hell. Click the above image to download or go to:

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uSTREAM link

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/crescent-amazon-com-chart-rush

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