Thursday, January 16, 2020

Excerpt from Book Four, Chapter One

Here is a little tidbit from Chapter One, Wayward Son: Lineage Series, Book Four:


"As Virgil grew through childhood and towards adulthood, his father taught him everything there was to know about running a horse farm. George put heavy emphasis on the importance of arithmetic and accounting, even letting Virgil handle the farm’s ledgers after he became a teenager."

Happy Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Series
Lineage Independent Publishing

Monday, January 13, 2020

Posting on English Historical Fiction Authors blog

As mentioned in my last post:

https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2020/01/escape.html

"Iniquity and Retribution: Lineage Series, Book Three" also listed as the 13 January 2020 Book of the Day on the EHFA blog.

Thanks to Annie Whitehead and her team for their help in making this happen!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
"Lineage" Series
Lineage Independent Publishing


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Book Four

Title: Wayward Son: Lineage Series, Book Four

From the Prologue:


"Closing his eyes, David was instantly transported to the nether reaches of his memories. His mother telling of the hardships of the trip west from Virginia, overland to the Ohio River and downstream to its confluence with the mighty Mississippi River. The slave that fell overboard and drowned. The wagon that lost a wheel and dumped some of the family’s possessions into the mud. He could hear his mother telling these tales as if it were yesterday."

Book Four tells the story of how the family of Millicent Blanchard Smith (one of the central characters in Book Three) ended up in Missouri from Virginia in the 1830's.  The anticipated publication date is April, 2020. 

Happy Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
"Lineage" Series
Lineage Independent Publishing

WATCH THIS SPACE!

The English Historical Fiction Authors (EHFA) group was looking for guest authors to write about something discovered during research. My first two books had a heavy emphasis on English history on both sides of the Atlantic up through the War of 1812, so I submitted a proposal to the group -- which was accepted for publication on their blog! I hope that it will be "live" on Monday, January 13. When it is finally available, I will be sure to post the link to the EHFA blog on my own pages.

Happy Reading!
Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
"Lineage" Series
Lineage Independent Publishing

Sunday, December 22, 2019

PRICE REDUCTION: E-Books

Readers,

I have just reduced the prices on all three of my e-books.  For the U.S. Marketplace, pending Amazon's page update, prices will be:

Lineage: A Novel                                                            $2.99 (a reduction of $3.00)
Soldier, Citizen, Settler:  Lineage Series, Book Two     $3.99 (a reduction of $2.00)
Iniquity and Retribution: Lineage Series, Book Three  $4.99 (a reduction of $1.00)

All three e-books are FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Unfortunately, because of Amazon's printing and shipping costs, I cannot reduce the prices of the paperback versions.

Globally, the pricing will reflect Amazon's exchange rate for each marketplace.

https://amazon.com/author/hurdm

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Series

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Book Four Already In The Works!

Book Four of my "Lineage" series is already in the works. The working title is "Wayward Son: Lineage Series, Book Four."

The book is set in the 19th Century, beginning in approximately 1800 on Virginia's Northern Neck. A century later, the main characters' family has migrated west to Missouri and survived the Civil War -- but not without family turmoil. Essentially, this book is a prequel to Chapter Six of my first book, "Lineage: A Novel," the Second Edition of which was released in early May of this year.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my previous books and will look forward to the release of "Wayward Son" sometime next spring.

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Independent Publishing

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Today is "R-Day" (Release Day) for "Iniquity and Retribution," Book Three in my "Lineage" series. It is available from Amazon in paperback right now; the e-reader version is in final review before release.

Synopsis:


As a young man, Edward Smith was devoted to his mother, or so everyone thought. When she disappeared, Edward began a downward spiral into the dark abyss of mental illness. In spite of his illness, Edward was a genius with an eidetic memory, and he used those attributes to his own advantage many times throughout his relatively short adult life. He even fought heroically in World War I and earned the nation’s third-highest honor for gallantry in combat. He gets justice in the end for his wrongdoings, but from a very unexpected quarter.

This book, the third in the author’s “Lineage” series, expands on the main characters of Book One (“Lineage: A Novel”), Chapter One.

Happ Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Series
Lineage Independent Publishing
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