Tess Mercury and the Crooked Pink, a damn good audiobook!

The Press is extremely excited to announce that our first audiobook, Tess Mercury and the Crooked Pink by Eleanor Prophet, read by the wonderful and talented Cynthia Hemminger, is now available on Audible and Amazon. Action, adventure, romance, bounty hunters, and irradiated lizard spit. Rip-roaring fun!

http://www.amazon.com/Tess-Mercury-Crooked-Pink/dp/B012F5AL7E

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Tess-Mercury-and-the-Crooked-Pink-Audiobook/B01298CMN8

In the years after the American Civil War, the West is wild, and the East is run by the robber barons battling each other for power and money. The range is untamed and blood-soaked, and the cities are dazzling tributes to culture and questionable scientific development. Outlaws roam free on the frontiers, and crooked lawmen and Pinkertons compete with lawless bounty hunters for the prices on their heads. Tess Mercury and her posse are the best damn bounty hunters in the West. When Tess and her posse, trick shooter “Bonny” Quimby Burton, mad scientist “Lightning” Hazel Harley and Vaughn, a former slave, are run out of town after brawling with some card players who don’t take kindly to being swindled by Quimby, Tess decides a life of leisure just doesn’t suit them.

They go in search of a new bounty to hunt and discover the case of Zeke “Angel” Cooper, a Pinkerton wanted for murder in Boston. The hunt for Angel leads them through the untamed frontier where Indians lie in wait, young men fighting for honor are shot dead in the streets, Che Chucho and his posse of peculiar bounty hunters are hunting them, and savvy, sophisticated Madam Esther Star courts the big bugs from D.C. at her famous brothel, the Governor’s Mansion. When Tess and her posse finally run into Angel, they’re tangled up in an even greater mystery involving faulty death rays, crooked lawmen, missing secretaries, murdered government agents, bribery, corrupt Congressman, clockwork horses, Tess’ long lost husband, and Sterling Rush, the technology robber baron who might just be a more dangerous enemy than any of them have ever encountered.

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New from the Press: Divine Disorder: The Unmaking, a darkly comedic fantasy by Stella Drexler

Still more from DC Press! We are excited to announce the mostly amusing, often satirical, and occasionally dark fantasy from Stella Drexler, Divine Disorder: The Unmaking now available on eBook and look for it soon in paperback!

http://www.amazon.com/Divine-Disorder-Unmaking-Book-One-ebook/dp/B00YCLUY4U

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/545969

Divine Disorder The Unmaking

In the unpredictable land of Pandia, angels heavenly and infernal interfere in the lives of humans, and trivial, man-made gods muck things up at every turn. Modern technology and ancient magic battle it out in cities populated by men and beasts. Penthos falls prey to a mad necromancer. In Scathach, the Darklords command the darkest of elements, and a mysterious Shadow Council is behind the whole mess, secretly maintaining the divine disorder.

In Hyperion City, the delicate balance is about to be disturbed.

When Zebulon Tan, a runic sorcerer at the Gwydion Academy of Sorcery discovers a spell to unlock the gate to Hao, a dimension of pure, destructive chaos, infernal angel Darius enlists Sho Sange and Associates, a motley mercenary firm with a variety of curious and rather embarrassing abilities. While Sho attends to troubling matters in Scathach where he is heir to Darklordship Blood, his associates Xen, a vigilante wizard on the edge of madness, Oni, a maniac with an alarming adroitness with explosives, and Simon, a mysterious gentlemen after whom accidental nudity follows, take the case. While Xen meets Zebulon’s assistant, Sora, and tries not to lose his head, Oni gets caught up with a number of male professors and the destruction of several valuable items, and Simon is excruciatingly embarrassed. Things are going awfully wrong. If they can’t stop Zebulon from opening the gate, the entire world will descend into utter chaos. The god of Poorly Executed Magic Tricks and his friends, Unrequited Love and Minor Inconveniences, might want to start over with better patron powers, but the rest of the world thinks that’s a pretty rubbish reason to die. What ensues is a series of ridiculous events and endless cock-ups which lead to the very brink of complete disaster, unavoidable tragedy, and the unmaking of everything.

Now Available in Paperback! LITTLE AGNES AND THE GHOSTS OF KELPIE WHARF by Stella Drexler

The Press is pleased to announce the paperback version of Stella Drexler’s Spooktacular Steampunk Halloween Special: LITTLE AGNES AND THE GHOSTS OF KELPIE WHARF. Fun for any time of year!

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Agnes-Ghosts-Kelpie-Wharf/dp/1622010248Kelpie Wharf Print Cover

Dreary, foggy, fishy-smelling Port Enshus is host to the 305th Annual Aquatic Life Acquisition Simplification Exposition featuring the infamous inventor, Dr Nimrod Crowley. Expressly forbidden from concussing any gulpy townspeople, assisting any villainous scientists, blowing anything up–even just a shanty or two–or having any fun whatsoever, lovable, precocious and clinically insane young scientist Agnes Crowley is bored out of her skull. To alleviate her boredom, she visits the local pug where the fishy dregs regale her with tales of twisted ghosts and deadly monsters lurking about the mysterious Kelpie Wharf. Agnes is eager to investigate the dubious claims, but when she arrives at wharf, instead of kelpies, she and the fishy dregs discover two ships come to port, whose crews have vanished without a trace. Armed with naught but tremendous precociousness, an arsenal of death rays, stun guns, ear trumpets, and concussion cannons, Agnes and her ubiquitous companion, Vic, a re-animated clockwork cadaver, set out to discover what has become of the missing men. But to uncover the secrets of the disappearance and the enigmatic island that may hold the key to the mystery, they must first face an army of werewolves, bogeymen, revenants, bog monsters, Spring-Heeled Jacks and other legendary monsters of lore.

Astrid Darby and the Eye of Ra–An Exquisite Re-Release

The Press is pleased to announce the re-release of ASTRID DARBY & THE EYE OF RA by Eleanor Prophet, an elegantly crafted Steampunk adventure, now part of the Smashwords Summer Sale catalogue!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141281

Eye of Ra cover new

It is a time of steam technology, scientific innovation and quietly simmering political tension. Having lost her husband to the dangerous life of an adventurer and the hazards of hot air balloon travel and murderous mercenaries, Astrid Darby has found herself alone in the world, aside from her motley assortment of eccentric associates, mad scientists, cheeky Ministry of Defence agents, and her keen, clever young cousin, Alexander Knightly. Now an esteemed and erudite adventurer herself, Astrid is, once again, embroiled in a grand conspiracy, the scale and nature of which she has only begun to imagine. When Dr Sebastian Cross, one of England’s most acclaimed physicists and inventors, is discovered missing along with the Eye of Ra, the doctor’s revolutionary new directed energy weapon, the executives of Rake & Gage, premier defence contractors, enlist Astrid to locate the doctor and recover his apparatus. Despite Messrs Cole’s and Thorne’s certainty that the doctor and his assistant, Dr Joseph Ramsey, have absconded with the weapon and defected to a rival contractor, Astrid suspects something far more sinister is afoot. Her search for the Eye leads her into a world fraught with colourful characters, improbable death rays, flying airships, awkward wagon rides, uncouth wranglers, murderous mercenaries, perilous train trips, underground tunnels, ludicrous disguises, condescending Ministry of Defence agents, treacherous executives, malicious terrorists, and the destruction of a beloved national landmark.