Friday, November 29, 2019

Amazon Countdown Deal (US and UK markets only)

In preparation for the release of "Iniquity and Retribution," (Lineage Series, Book Three):

Lineage: A Novel (Book One) e-Reader version set for Amazon Countdown Deal starting on Sunday, December 1 at 8 a.m. PACIFIC TIME. Price reduced to $0.99 (99 pence in the UK) for Sunday and "CyberMonday" before gradually increasing through the week.  Countdown deal expires on Sunday, December 8 at NOON Pacific Time. 

Happy Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Series
Lineage Independent Publishing

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Library of Congress Control Number -- Book Three

Book Three, "Iniquity and Retribution," has a Library of Congress Control Number.  I took the time with this book to make the front matter and layout have a more professional appearance. That included registration with the Library of Congress to memorialize the book in perpetuity. Unfortunately, Amazon still requires the "imprint" to be "Independently Published," despite me having formed my own company for Maryland Sales and Use Tax purposes. So... I listed the book as "Independently Published" to comply with Amazon's requirements, but then add my Maryland trade name in the line immediately below that. It's all on the "copyright page" in the front matter.

By the way, I am about three mouse clicks away from releasing the book. I need one more of my proofreaders to finish their review, make the updates, and recheck the formatting.

Happy Reading!

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Added a Chapter to the Story Line

Well... After reading the story line several times through, I felt I had to add a new Chapter Thirteen... It does ea better job of developing one of the main characters even further.

Also working on the final chapter, so I will post extracts of Chapters Thirteen through Seventeen once that final chapter is written.

Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Independent Publishing

https://amazon.com/author/hurdm


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Teaser: Chapter Fourteen

Here's a sample paragraph from Chapter Fourteen, "Iniquity and Retribution" --


"The following Monday morning, Myrtle headed off for the city. She got to the depot just before noon and found Phineas Barnaby at his desk doing paperwork. “Mr. Barnaby, I am Myrtle Blanchard, a nurse at the hospital near Jeffersville. I am trying to track down someone who is important to one of my patients, a Mr. Edward Smith.” Myrtle did not let on that she was related to Edward by marriage, because she felt that if she played on her hospital affiliation, she was more likely to get an honest result from Barnaby."


Happy Reading!

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Teaser: Chapter Thirteen

Here's a sample paragraph from "Iniquity and Retribution," Chapter Thirteen:

"Myrtle returned to Jeffersville later that evening and recounted her engagement with Nurse Kleinschmidt to her sister. Millicent did not recognize Sylvia’s name in Myrtle’s retelling of Nurse Kleinschmidt’s story. However, Millicent did remember Edward telling her about an incident where a young woman fell off a cliff in an apparent suicide. This was early in their courtship, while he was still an itinerant preacher; at the time, she simply discounted it as small talk. One thing that Millicent vividly remembered from his story was that the poor young woman’s features were so destroyed by the impact that she was unrecognizable."

Happy Reading!
Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Publisher
Lineage Independent Publishing
amazon.com/author/hurdm