Thursday, September 5, 2019

Crocodile God Release

This Saturday, September 7 2019 is the official release date for Stephen Brooke's new fantasy novel, THE CROCODILE GOD (Crocodile Chronicles #2). It is available now at many online retailers in print and ebook formats, as well as at our own store.

Print at the Arachis Press store:
Ebook at the Arachis Press store:

Here is the official blurb for the novel:

Caring for her estate and her two-year-old son was quite enough for Qala, once Queen of Pirates. Gladly had she left the excitement of her former life behind. So what if she had never found the love she had once been promised?

Now the boy was beginning to show his heritage as child of the Crocodile God, disappearing to visit other worlds and bringing home little monster playmates. There were important political negotiations going on practically on her doorstep, negotiations involving kings and empires, pirates and wizards, and try though she might, Qala was going to be swept up in them.

Then Zedos’s father shows up and the gods get involved. Would Qala ever be able to live the simple life she desired and maybe, just maybe, find love? Join her as she searches in The Crocodile God, a fantasy adventure by Stephen Brooke.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Smoke Release Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Brooke's third Cully Beach mystery, SMOKE, is scheduled for release on November 30, 2019. Here is the official blurb for the novel:

A dry Florida spring. Wildfires burn across the state, blanketing it with smoke. In sleepy Cully Beach, the sands reveal a long-buried body — the body of a woman Ted ‘Shaper’ Carrol knew in another life. Soon, he is involved in puzzling out what happened to her and how it ties into an unsolved jewel theft of a decade previous. The clues she left him carry Ted to danger at the smoke-wreathed Florida Folk Festival and back again to the beaches of home, while both police and criminals shadow his moves.

Ted would much rather be busy preparing for his wedding through these slow months leading into the summer, but crime has once again reared its inconvenient head in the third Cully Beach mystery from Stephen Brooke, SMOKE.

Remember also, just one week to the official release of Oliver Davis Pike's science fiction novel, ALIENESE. Already available in print and ebook from most online sources and our own shop.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alienese Links

Although it is a couple weeks yet to the official release of Oliver Davis Pike's science fiction novel ALIENESE, it has shown up here and there on the internet, as well as being available directly from our store. Here are some links.

Alienese print, from Arachis Press (via Lulu)
Alienese ebook, from Arachis Press (via Lulu)
Alienese at Amazon

And here's the Alienese page at GoodReads

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final approval for the print version of the new science fiction novel ALIENESE from Oliver Davis Pike has been given. All is on track for the July 6 release date in both ebook and print form. As usual, expect it to show up here and there online before the official release.

Also, it may be purchased right now at our own store!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Summer 2019 Publishing Schedule

Our planned releases for this summer (dates should be good, but thing do happen, y'know?). THE DICTATOR'S CHILDREN, the espionage adventure by Stephen Brooke, is still set for its official release on May 4.

Next up will be ALIENESE, a humorous but thoughtful sci-fi title from Oliver Davis Pike, on July 6. Here is the blurb:

Dave Ladd, has-been musician, didn’t mind being abducted by aliens. Especially when those aliens had plenty of cash to compensate him. Let them keep whatever secret they seemed to have learned about Earth.

So he thought when he was returned to his home in rural Alabama. But he was already too involved in that secret — a secret that involved the survival of humanity — and soon was on the run with an alien girlfriend, first on Earth and then ‘out there.’ A solution must be found by the motley band of humans and aliens thrown together in ALIENESE, a science fiction novel by Oliver Davis Pike.

This will be our first title by Mr. Pike. It will be followed on September 7 by a new fantasy novel from Stephen Brooke, THE CROCODILE GOD (the sequel to The Crocodile's Son). The blurb:

Caring for her estate and her two-year-old son was quite enough for Qala, once Queen of Pirates. Gladly had she left the excitement of her former life behind. So what if she had never found the love she had once been promised?

Now the boy was beginning to show his heritage as child of the Crocodile God, disappearing to visit other worlds and bringing home little monster playmates. There were important political negotiations going on practically on her doorstep, negotiations involving kings and empires, pirates and wizards, and try though she might, Qala was going to be swept up in them.

Then Zedos’s father shows up and the gods get involved. Would Qala ever be able to live the simple life she desired and maybe, just maybe, find love? Join her as she searches in The Crocodile God, a fantasy adventure by Stephen Brooke.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Upcoming Titles in 2019

Perhaps the title should read possibly upcoming in 2019. Things can go wrong, after all. But here are the likely covers:



Stephen Brooke's THE  CROCODILE GOD is for certain later this year. This is the sequel to his fantasy novel THE CROCODILE'S SON, continuing the adventures of Qala the (former) Pirate Queen. The science fiction title, ALIENESE by Oliver Davis Pike is less certain when it comes to release date. That depends on edits and all the other typical concerns.

We should have the final proof print version of THE DICTATOR'S CHILDREN in our hands shortly. If there are no problems (and we anticiapte none but one never knows) it will be available 'immediately' in our own store and everywhere (it is to be hoped) by the official May 4 release date.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Shiny New Site

We finally got around to a complete redesign of our website, to be found at (of course) http://arachispress.com. Still need to dig into revising the Eggshell Boats site  (our poetry imprint) but that is lower priority than some other projects.

And we will upgrade the AP site as we can; it is admittedly still a tad bare-bones but completely functional. All the books are there! It looks better, we think, or at least more 'modern'—not that there was anything wrong with it before. :)

addendum, several hours later: We had some problems with things synching/linking quite right so repairs were necessary—and, of course, in the midst of FTPing the changes, our internet went out for most of the day.  But it all looks good now, and we even updated the parent site (Insolent Lad) a bit.