Thursday, October 11, 2012

October News: Avenir Eclectia, Devil's Hit List, and Free Ebook

Kia Ora folks! October's a VERY busy one for us here at Splashdown, not least because "here" is constantly changing. I'm sending this to you from Illinois, but just in the last two weeks I've also been in Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Missouri. And in that time we've had two awesome new releases, so let's get onto those first!

Yes, it's finally here! Two years in the making, with seventeen authors and 137 stories, the very first Avenir Eclectia collection has hit the streets. You'll recognise many of the names from our Splashdown novelists' lineup, and there are plenty of new faces too. With 20 interior illustrations by Michael L. Rogers and an encyclopedia section at the back, this volume provides an ideal doorway into the Avenir Eclectia world. And if you've been following along at, here's a great way to keep track of all your favourite stories. They've been arranged by Travis Perry into a new order that makes it easy to follow each thread. We've been able to keep the price really low even though this is comparable to a mid-size novel.

Avenir Eclectia Volume 1 - Paperback $5.98 (or 4 for the price of 3!)
Avenir Eclectia Volume 1 - Kindle $2.99
Avenir Eclectia Soundtrack by Michael L. Rogers - CD $15.00 or $8.99 on MP3.

Human settlement in the harshest of places. The Avenir: once a generational ship, now a crowded residential station and dominating force over a hard, broken world. Its people have nearly forgotten distant Earth, its wizards ponder the mysteries of the universe, its orphans suffer and beg, while the aristocrats live the high life. Eclectia: the highly unstable planet far below, pulled by its heavy moons into a fast wobble, its crust fractured and tormented with frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Miners and bug hunters eke out an existence through the grit and extreme seasons. The lucky ones live in undersea colonies, where submarines connect cities in the depths. The oceans teem with telepathic life everyone calls "angels." Sheba and Quatermain, the fractured and molten moons of Eclectia, are settled by miners and spacers, while merchants and smugglers ply their trades. For most, survival is an everyday question. Multi-author microfiction gives a many-faceted view of the future.

Devil's Hit List by Frank Creed is a cyberpunk adventure like no other...

The hottest new thing on the street isn't a drug-it's a virtual reality experience that makes crack cocaine look like cotton candy. There is, however, one side-effect: it's lethal. When the One State contracts the Ash Corporation to produce Virtual-e, a highly addictive entertainment intended to reduce global population levels, Calamity Kid and his crew are tasked to stop its production in North America. But how far can the Underground heroes get when battling the combined forces of global government and mega-corporation?

Ebook Specials This Month!

From October 10th to 14th, Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach will be FREE on Kindle, and reduced from its regular price to $3.99 after that.

For the month of October, Star of Justice by Robynn Tolbert is just $2.99 - for our biggest book ever!

And in preparation for the November release of Keven Newsome's explosive sequel Prophetess, Winter book 1 is now also $3.99. 

If you need an e-reader format other than Kindle, just let us know and we'll sort that out for you - but only while each promotion is live!

Thanks for your support, and happy reading!