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Happy October! We have a treat for everyone. We’ve dropped the Kindle price of In the Service of the King, the first Crimson Hawks Adventure, to $1.99. The eBook price will be falling in other channels as well over the next few weeks. The story of James Markson and the Crimson Hawks is a fun swash and buckle adventure, with several twists and turns along the way.
Author Harry Heckel has been focused on his other projects this year, including work with Harper Voyager under his pen name of Jack Heckel (with his co-author John Peck). If you enjoyed Once Upon a Rhyme from Harper (on sale currently at 99 cents!), you may enjoy the drier humor of the Crimson Hawks. We’re in discussions with Harry on the second book in the Crimson Hawks series. Check in for excerpts.
Additionally, we’ve also reduced the price on Harry’s black powder dark fantasy series, the Krueger Chronicles. The eBook prices of Souls of the Everwood and Balefire and Brimstone have already gone down to $1.99 on Amazon and should also fall soon on other channels.
All three books are available in print from Amazon, but those prices will remain the same.
Great news – the long-awaited anthology, HeroNet Files: Book 1, has finally been published. We’ve been teasing it with the fantastic cover art by Sam Kennedy for awhile now, so we’re very excited to be able to announce that it is available in print and in all major ebook formats. Currently you can find it on Amazon (print and Kindle) and on Smashwords, but it will soon be available in all major ebook stores.
This book is written for age 14 and up and may be considered inappropriate for children due to strong language, violence, and adult themes.
An anthology of novellas by Wayland Smith, Dara Hannon, and Harry Heckel.
HeroNet Files: Book 1 contains three novellas about new superheroes and how they learn to come to grips with their powers and responsibilities. And each other.
In the first novella, “Argent and The Cobalt Rose” by Wayland Smith, Laura tries to start her career as the Cobalt Rose and winds up with the mysterious loner, Argent, as a mentor. Argent discovers that he has at least as much to learn about life from her as she has to learn about heroing from him.
In “Murphy’s Hero” by Dara Hannon, Tiger Iron of the world-famous superteam, the Wardens, must investigate a questionable new hero, Murphy, who may be stealing money from the drug dealers she stops.
Finally, in “Hidden Strengths” by Harry Heckel, when Scott develops his own powers, he joins an underground superhuman fighting league and finds himself losing control of his life. Meanwhile, the gladiatrix Diamond decides that he is her hope to escape the brutal world of powered combat.
If you happen to be in the Mechanicsville, VA area this weekend, Blue Oranda Publishing will have a booth at the Hanover Book Festival. Harry Heckel, author of In the Service of the King, Souls of the Everwood, and Balefire and Brimstone, will also be there greeting people and signing books. We will have all of our books for sale there as well, so stop by and see us!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
10AM – 2PM
At the Liberty Christian School Gymnasium
8094 Liberty Circle
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Smashwords is having a July Summer/Winter sale. Simply use the indicated coupon code when you check out (the coupon codes are also noted on the books’ Smashwords pages, in case you forget it). Five of our books are enrolled:
Free (Coupon Code SW100):
- Souls of the Everwood (Book 1 of the Krueger Chronicles) by Harry Heckel
- Servant of the Muses (A Jake Conrad Mythological Mystery) by Brad A. White
- Broken Faith (A Detective Bruce Taiber Novel) by Dara Hannon
50% Off (Coupon Code SSW50):
- In My Brother’s Name by Wayland Smith
- A Pearl for Her Eyes (A Jake Conrad Mythological Mystery) by Brad A. White
The coupon codes are good for the month of July.
Balefire and Brimstone had a slight delay in printing – when we received the proof, the cover art was too dark. We’ve made some adjustments and are awaiting the second proof. We expect that the print version will be available in approximately one-two weeks. Thanks for your patience! In the meantime, Balefire and Brimstone is available on Amazon for Kindle and on Smashwords for other e-book formats. It should be making its way through the distribution channels to other e-bookstores in the next two weeks or so.
Welcome to the new Blue Oranda Publishing website. We’ve imported the information from the old site, but we’re hoping to make this a more user-friendly experience. Of course, please let us know if you have any problems with the new site.
We previously announced that A Pearl for Her Eyes would be available in print. That should be happening in August – and it will include Servant of the Muses, which has never been available in print.
One of our authors, Harry Heckel, now has a live website, HarryHeckel.com – look for his upcoming books, In the Service of the King and Souls of the Everwood.