Monday, July 16, 2018

Two Upcoming Releases

All is on track for the official release of Stephen Brooke's 'Tsar of the Empty Lands' on September 8. Print and ebooks should be available 'everywhere' by that date, though the book is likely to pop up here and there before then (at least at our own store).

We also are now announcing a release date for Brooke's latest poetry collection, 'Magic,' set for December 1. The book is being designed and finalized now. Here's a cover reveal:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tsar Release

It is time to announce the official release date for Stephen Brooke's new fantasy novel, TSAR OF THE EMPTY LANDS, coming September  8, 2018 in print and ebook. Here is the cover:

And here is the blurb for the back cover, etc (liable to small revisions):

Nineteen Thirty-Five, Soviet Russia. Josef Dobrov is only a soldier and wants it to stay that way, to be someone nobody notices. Some of his friends have been noticed and it did not end well for them. One of them is on the train of gulag-bound prisoners he is guarding.

Not his affair, says Josef. He has no intention of getting into trouble. But high in the Urals, fate throws the young soldier into not only trouble but an whole new world, a world of savagery and beauty, danger and wonder.

A world he adopts as his own, only to find it besieged by forces from without, and the woman he loves endangered and ensorcelled by those forces. Can he and the ancient and powerful sorcerer, Hurasu, stop them?Jokingly named ‘Tsar’ by his fellows, Josef becomes a man willing to step forward at last, to be seen as leader, as hero, in

Tsar of the Empty Lands,
a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Asanas, Here and There

The official release for Stephen Brooke's new contemporary Florida novel, ASANAS, is almost here—the Saturday, June 16. It has however shown up at most online retailers and, of course, is available at our own store. For those who prefer Amazon (though we are not sure why), here is the page for ASANAS, available in both print and Kindle:

Why not check out Stephen Brooke's other books while you are there? And leave a review, if you would like. Always appreciated.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Donzalo Updates

Through the next few months we will be rolling out updated versions, print and ebook, of the four 'Donzalo's Destiny' fantasies by Stephen Brooke, followed by the paperback and hardcover all-in-one editions. These are typo and formatting fixes mostly—no change to the stories!

We are also lowering the price on the DD ebooks. In fact, we already have at our store; it may take a little while for this to be reflected at the various online retailers. Why? Because they are fairly short, a little over 50,000 words each, and they make up one longer novel, essentially. So the price each is going from 2.99 to 1.99. This way, the entire Donzalo goes for eight dollars rather than twelve.  That seems a more sensible ebook price.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

No More 'Words'

We have decided to drop our 'Words for the Ages' line, so the upcoming Marcus Aurelius book is no longer upcoming. It was a fun project but a distraction from our main focus.

Of course, ASANAS, the new contemporary novel by Stephen Brooke is still scheduled for an official release on June 16. More coming so stay tuned.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Asanas Cover

Full cover for ASANAS, still set for release on June 16  (but as ever it should show up at some retailers before that date). We are at the point of getting all our files to the printer and arranging  details of distribution.

A revised 'Fifteenth Anniversary Edition' of our first book, Stephen Brooke's poetry collection, PIECES OF THE MOON, has also been released. Available in the new version, both  print and ebook, right now directly from Arachis Press, but it may take some time before all the retailers have the new edition for sale.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Free Sampler

We created a little ebook sampler (epub) of Stephen Brooke's adult fantasy novels, one chapter each for all thirteen of them. Free to download, give away, whatever. And, of course, if you like them, you can always buy copies!

We made this, by the way, with the Open Office add-on, writer2epub. Does quite well, but for our commercial releases it's probably safer to stick with the converter at our distributor's site.