Friday, August 23, 2019

TEASER: Book Three, Chapter Six

As promised, here is a teaser from Chapter Six of "Iniquity and Retribution":

"As the first week of their marriage drew to a close, the newspapers were full of news about the sinking of the RMS Titanic after it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Carlos F. Hurd,[1] from the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, was the first reporter to file a report on the tragedy. Edward held onto every word written by the eloquent reporter. He was somewhat amused by the fact that so many rich and famous people had been lost in the sinking. Edward also wondered if the Titanic’s sinking was an omen of things to come in his marriage to Millicent."


[1] Carlos Fayette Hurd (1876-1950) was a second cousin, three times removed, of the author. He was aboard the Carpathia, which was responsible for rescuing Titanic’s survivors. He filed the first news story from the Carpathia, after interviewing numerous survivors as the ship steamed back to New York. The story of how he managed to file that first report is legendary, but too lengthy to tell here.

Monday, August 19, 2019

TEASER: Book Three, Chapter Five


"When they were near the center of the square’s vivid floral garden, Edward invited Millicent to sit next to him on the well-maintained park bench. She sat as invited, in a stiff upright posture, folding her hands primly on her lap. Edward once again was confused. Here he was about to ask this woman to marry him and all he was sensing from her was a cold aloofness that did not suggest she was even the slightest bit interested in him."


Happy Reading!
Michael Paul Hurd
Author
Lineage Independent Publishing

Thursday, August 15, 2019

In Case You Missed It...

Thanks to those of you who took advantage of the FREE e-Book promotion of "Soldier, Citizen, Settler" a couple of weeks ago. I hope that you will enjoy the book.  Feel free to post a review on Amazon.  I can also respond to comments here in this blog.

Happy Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author
Lineage Independent Publishing

Book Three / Chapter Four: Teaser


"It was only a matter of minutes before the pressure in Sylvia’s skull had caused irreversible brain damage. She was no longer Sylvia Dickinson. Aside from involuntary breathing and heartbeat, all other brain function and organ function was slowly shutting down as her body relaxed from its final convulsion."