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The Press is excited to announce we are giving away 3 Audible downloads of the new audiobook Tess Mercury and the Crooked Pink by Eleanor Prophet, ready by Cynthia Hemminger.

Just click this Rafflecopter link between August 10 and September 10 and visit ours or Cynthia’s Facebook pages to enter the raffle! We look forward to seeing all of you!

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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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Calling all voice actors!

Lots of things happening here at the Press! What, did you think we did nothing all day long? We don’t! Well, sometimes we do but only when a new season of Once Upon a Time or something is on Netflix.

We are extremely excited to announce the Press will release its first audiobook, Tess Mercury and the Crooked Pink Eleanor Prophet, read by the talented Cynthia Hemminger, in July through the great folks at Audible.com.

If you are a voice actor or a producer interested in reading one of DC Press’ great books, visit our projects currently open for audition:

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Angel of the Abyss, a steampunk fantasy by Stella Drexler:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/AR7FB2ANNYR9R

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Tooth, Claw and Venom, an erotic supernatural thriller by Delia Cortez:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A349HELQDFUOA7

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CHANT, an urban fantasy by Stella Drexler

https://www.acx.com/titleview/AYI804WM37KS

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and Astrid Darby and the Eye of Ra, an elegantly crafted steampunk adventure by Eleanor Prophet

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A31JRZAS0DZHNT

And look for more audiobooks open for audition for the Press at http://www.acx.com!

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

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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.

Drift away with DC Dreams!

We here at the Press are beside ourselves with glee to announce our new imprint for children and teens:

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Look for our first title from DC Dreams: Wandering Star by Stella Drexler

New Coventry, Virginia was a quiet peaceful town until the monsters arrived. Despite all the mysterious deaths that have happened since his family arrived, Aurora is enthralled with the mysterious Jayne family, particularly Sable. Though they are forbidden to be together, Aurora and Sable are in love, but if they don’t stop the monster responsible for the deaths, they could be torn apart forever.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/545965

Now Available from the Press: Why Some Animals Shouldn’t Live in the House

The Press is delighted to announce the eBook release the illustrated children’s book Why Some Animals Shouldn’t Live in the House.

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Penguins in the freezer! Hippos in the bathtub! Salamanders in the bed! Ferrets in the coffee! Whales in the birdbath! Some animals shouldn’t live in the house!

A beautifully illustrated cautionary tale by Christina and Tony Hawkins, illustrated by Barbara Thornton-Haas.

Buy it now for your device! http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/502763 and look for it soon in brilliant full-color print from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other fine booksellers.

A thrilling re-release! ANGEL OF THE ABYSS by Stella Drexler

The Press is thrilled to announce the re-release of ANGEL OF THE ABYSS, a steamy steampunk fantasy by Stella Drexler now part of the Smashwords Summer Sale Catalogue!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/159673

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Abyssium, the mysterious, toxic blue rock mined from the deepest caverns of the Scyllan Sea, can sustain life, power astonishing and impossible machines, and turn men to depraved monsters, hopelessly dependent upon the resource to survive. Duke Julian of Tyr, one of the three tenuously peaceful nations in the Abyssium zone, has become so addicted to the Abyss that he has fallen deeply into debt to Jila, Queen of Varuna, a country rich in the resource and plagued with its own troubles. When Jila refuses to dissolve the rapacious Duke’s debt to her nation, she falls victim to an assassination attempt, which ends in the loss of a young, heroic soldier. Fearing more lives may be lost to the Duke’s hunger for Abyss, Jila engages Kai Vale, an Abyssally augmented mercenary with peculiar abilities. In her quest to discover the identity of her Queen’s true adversary, Kai is pursued by monstrous Ducal guards and meets the dashing Draven Lockley, Commander of neighbouring Leza’s Imperial Guard. As Leza becomes embroiled in the conflict, mercenary, soldier and sovereign run afoul of a guild of assassins, murderous nobles, fantastic and dangerous Abyssal machines, and a deadly man with no face and an inexorable thirst for the Abyss.

Astrid Darby and the Laughing Coffin–a Lovely re-release

The Press is pleased to announce the re-release of ASTRID DARBY & THE LAUGHING by Eleanor Prophet, an exquisitely constructed Victorian mystery, now part of the Smashwords Summer Sale catalogue!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/148600

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Now rogue from the Ministry of Defence for his outrageous accusations against the renowned and well-connected Professor Julius Coffin, Agent Asher Key engages Astrid to help confirm that the professor is indeed responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of no less than ten people. Despite her scepticism, Astrid concedes to facilitate his investigation, and they join the professor’s annual retreat to his private island, the Isle of Jules, an island rumoured to be home to mysterious and sinister forces. Amidst jealousy over Asher’s attention to their fellow reveller, the lovely Chanha Behari, Astrid’s own distraction by Chanha’s handsome brother, Imaron, and her young cousin Xander’s particular attachment to the professor’s frail and bafflingly ill daughter, Juliana, Astrid and Asher attempt to unravel the dark secrets of the island. The sudden disappearance of their man, Reinhart, persuades Astrid that something treacherous and terrible is truly afoot on the island. If they cannot discover whether their deadly foe be head hunters, exotic beasts, ghosts, vampires or their odd, secretive host, their island holiday could become something far more perilous, indeed. What they reveal about the island and its master, however, is far, far worse than their wildest suspicions could possibly conceive.