Sunday, December 2, 2018

Children's Books

Kids on your Christmas shopping list? We have books for them!
Stephen Brooke's 'The Contrary Fairy' is a chapter book for young readers, telling of the sprite Peri's attempts to keep her thoughtless carefree friends safe. 'A Mouse is in the House' is a picture book in rhyme, featuring the author's illustrations. Both are available at our own store ( and at most retailers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Magic is Coming

The new poetry collection from Stephen Brooke, MAGIC, will be out on December 1, 2018 from our Eggshell Boats imprint. Just in time for your holiday shopping (not that one can't buy it anytime!).

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Tsar is Released

The new fantasy adventure from Stephen Brooke, TSAR OF THE EMPTY LANDS, is officially released today. Here is where one may find the print edition of the novel at our shop: and here is a link to the ebook version:

The book is also available from most online retailers (Amazon included, if one must) or may be ordered through your local book store.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Magic Poem

A setting of the 'title poem' from Stephen Brooke's new collection, MAGIC, coming December 1.

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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fifteenth Anniversary

This summer marks (in any meaningful sense) the fifteenth anniversary of Arachis Press. Yes, we used a different name the first two or three years. Yes, the first book was initially printed locally for sale at poetry readings, rather than going to the POD (via Lulu) approach we have used since. But 2018 does mark fifteen years since ‘Pieces of the Moon,’ the first chapbook of poetry by Stephen Brooke, was published.

So, it also marks the beginning of our publishing enterprise. We have learned a great deal in that time! Certainly, our books look better, are edited better, and so on (revised editions over the years have fixed many of the early mistakes). There was, admittedly, something of a gap between that first book and the second, the novel ‘The Middle of Nowhere,’ but we have published new books every year since.

We shall continue to do so. Primarily my own books (i.e. written or edited by Stephen Brooke), to be sure, though we are quite willing to publish work by others. That will be addressed eventually, not in this blog entry.

I have done a new, revised edition of that first book, to appear later this year. Many of our books could use a new round of editing and proofreading to address small problems. Nothing major in any of them, to be sure; I do not intend to rewrite anything!

And do expect three new titles to see publication yet this year, beginning with ‘Asanas’ on June 16.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Asanas Release Announced

ASANAS, the new novel from Stephen Brooke, now has an official release date of June 16, 2018. This is a contemporary story set in southern Florida, revolving around a yoga class and the women who attend it. More information coming soon.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Woman of the Sky Is Out

The latest fantasy adventure novel by Stephen Brooke, WOMAN OF THE SKY, is officially released. This is the final book of the Mora Trilogy. Find it at Arachis Press or our store at our distributors site.



Or browse all our titles:

'Woman of the Sky' is also available at most retailers, including Amazon.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Book Release and Giveaway

To mark the release of the final novel in Stephen Brooke's Mora Trilogy, WOMAN OF THE SKY (officially out on March 10), we are giving away the first book in the series, GOD OF RAIN, for three days only. Download it in EPUB and/or MOBI, depending on your e-reader of choice. The events in GOD OF RAIN follow after those in my Malvern Trilogy, but those novels need not be read to enjoy the adventures of warrior-turned-trader Hito through encounters with crocodiles, head-hunters, cannibalistic fairies, and a certain dancing girl.

The book may be found HERE

No strings attached, nothing to sign up for, but a review somewhere might be nice (assuming you like the story!). And do consider purchasing WOMAN OF THE SKY and the second Mora book, ARROWS OF HEAVEN.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Woman of the Sky Promo

Out on March 10, 2018, the latest from Stephen Brooke. This is the back cover blurb.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Ways Is Out

Today, Saturday January 6, is the official release date for the latest fantasy adventure from Stephen Brooke, THE WAYS OF WIZARDRY. Available everywhere, including our own site, in print and ebook. Alas, not at our own office, for the blizzard prevented copies from arriving in time (we'll have some on hand next week).

The cold weather is also keeping me from going into the office and retrieving the cover picture for our next release, another fantasy novel titled WOMAN OF THE SKY. But I shall announce that it is set for March 10. 'Woman' is the third and final book in Stephen Brooke's Mora Trilogy. More announcements for this new year to come!