Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 2014 New Releases and News

Hello, friends, and welcome to Splashdown's new publishing season. We've got three new releases to present to you already - and plenty more awesome titles to come, but more on that later. Read on for a chance to win free books - but first, let me introduce the new members of our family!

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Aquasynthesis Again is the follow-up to our award-winner Aquasynthesis from 2011. Despite the untimely loss of our first narrator Walt Staples, we can continue in capable hands as Fred Warren took over the reins. This time we have 16 mostly more substantial stories from 16 authors. 

New to Splashdown are contributors Mary Brock Jones from New Zealand (Yay!), the recently contracted Cindy Koepp and Mary Ruth Pursselley, whose novels you can expect later in the year, and Avenir Eclectia alumni Pauline Creeden and Kessie Carroll with brand new unpublished stories from that shared world. Theirs aren't the only connection with Avenir Eclectia - but I'll leave that for you to discover, along with far-ranging tales from our other novelists.

190 pages / Paperback $4.99 / Ebook $2.99

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Isles of Myst by Robert McClain is one of those books that almost defies description. Part fantasy, part science fiction, and all alternate-history, you'll want to dive into the luscious world of these high-tech Celts from long ago. Castles and flying cars, mystics and Mars bases, lizard people and the threat of global disaster. Can you guess how all these come together? No? Then you'd better have a read!

266 pages / Paperback $13.98 / Ebook $2.99 - special introductory offer!

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Brand new today! Alpha Revelation by P. A. Baines is the sequel to Alpha Redemption, another medal winner from four years ago. It's worth the wait! If you haven't read book one, don't worry. you can currently grab the ebook of Alpha Redemption for 99c. However, this sequel very much stands on its own if you want to dive right in. Be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster as Shor Larkin of Mars Colony Utopia uncovers the devastating truth about his past, everyone's future, and the deadly threat lurking in the colony's servant robots.

342 pages / Paperback $13.98 / Ebook $4.99

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There's a new way to keep up with Splashdown Books and connect with authors and fellow readers. Come and hang out - and hear the news as it happens! New authors and contracts, updates from behind the scenes, progress reports on coming titles, and yes of course you'll have the chance to win stuff from time to time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contract News

So far we have three confirmed new authors and books for 2014, and I'm really excited about all of them:

Mindstorm: Parley at Ologo - science fiction by Cindy Koepp
Song of the Wren-Falcon - fantasy by Mary Ruth Pursselley
The Darby Shaw Chronicles - superhero mystery series by Liberty Speidel

Further contracts have been offered just this week, so we're hoping for more news soon. Watch the Facebook group for details.

Reader Survey and Book Draw

Just one more thing! We'd love to hear from you about your reading preferences so we can serve you better. Please click below to fill out the survey and enter the draw. On April 15th, we'll give away one new release paperback of your choice, one ebook bundle with all three, and three single ebooks, so your odds are pretty good!

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That's all for this time - thank you so much for reading!

Grace Bridges
Splashdown Books

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Greg Mitchell: Dark Hour

Greetings from the southern summer! It's time to announce Splashdown's first title for the year...and it's a doozy :)

The end is here.

Swayed by the demonic Strange Man, the townspeople have sacrificed their freedom for prosperity. Monsters lurk in every shadow and the few who oppose the new regime have been chased out of town, forced to wage their war in hiding. For ex-reverend Jeff Weldon and those under his care, it is a losing battle, but the tale begins to turn with the return of his brother Dras.

Dras arrives at his hometown to find it has descended into darkness - but the worst is yet to come. The Strange Man's final plan is falling into place and the Dark Hour is close at hand. Dras, Jeff, and the last of Greensboro's protectors work frantically to unlock the Strange Man's secrets and uncover the key to stopping the Dark Hour before all is lost. But when Dras discovers the fate of his best friend, Rosalyn Myers, he will realize that he has more to lose in this battle than he ever imagined.

Dark Hour is the explosive final act in The Coming Evil Trilogy. All bets are off as the remnant of light clash with the armies of darkness. The final fates of Jeff, Isabella, Dras, and Rosalyn, along with all of Greensboro, will be decided in a desperate last stand.

Paperback $9.99
Kindle $4.99
Other ebook formats $4.99

If you haven't yet read the first two books in The Coming Evil Trilogy, you can find out all about them at Greg's site,

Coming next from Splashdown: Alpha Revelation by P. A. Baines. This twisty-turny sequel to the award-winning Alpha Redemption will give your mind an unforgettable ride through an underground city and the reaches of space.

As always, thanks for reading - stay inspired!

Grace Bridges

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November News: Prophetess, 2012 in Review, and an Opportunity

Good morning to all the friends of Splashdown! Welcome to our last regular update for the year - we've now finished with the 2012 publishing schedule. Let us present the year's final book...

Prophetess by Keven Newsome

The sequel to Winter is finally here! Keven and the editorial team have been hard at work all summer to bring you the action-packed continuation of Winter's story woven in both past and present.

One act of violence is not enough to fulfill Xaphan's plans. One near escape does not justify Winter's growing gift. There is more. She can feel it. The warnings swell within her. He's searching for someone. A person of promise...a person of prophecy. And Winter must find her first.

Grab it now in paperback at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or in ebook on Kindle or Smashwords.

2012 in Review

What a schedule it's been! Ten releases: nine books and a CD, covering every genre and including brand new ventures as well as anticipated sequels. Not only Winter gained a follow-up: there was Blood and Brine by Caprice Hokstad and Reality's Fire by R. L. Copple, each completing a trilogy, and Seeking Unseen by Kat Heckenbach, book 2 of the Toch Island Chronicles. Frank Creed was new to our ranks with Devil's Hit List, but it's third in a series we adopted. New authors with debut novels this year were Diane M. Graham and Robynn Tolbert, and Greg Mitchell joined us with a new series. And of course we can't forget Avenir Eclectia, the work of 18 authors, and its very own soundtrack by Michael L. Rogers.

With the release of Prophetess we also reached the milestone of our 25th book! Don't they all look pretty...

A Splashdown Opportunity

This press has come to a point in its growth where we are in need of additional administrative assistance. We are now beginning to search for a person to fill this paid position. If accounts are your forte, perhaps along with a little marketing, and you'd like to get in on Splashdown, please email for further details.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October News: Avenir Eclectia, Devil's Hit List, and Free Ebook

Kia Ora folks! October's a VERY busy one for us here at Splashdown, not least because "here" is constantly changing. I'm sending this to you from Illinois, but just in the last two weeks I've also been in Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Missouri. And in that time we've had two awesome new releases, so let's get onto those first!

Yes, it's finally here! Two years in the making, with seventeen authors and 137 stories, the very first Avenir Eclectia collection has hit the streets. You'll recognise many of the names from our Splashdown novelists' lineup, and there are plenty of new faces too. With 20 interior illustrations by Michael L. Rogers and an encyclopedia section at the back, this volume provides an ideal doorway into the Avenir Eclectia world. And if you've been following along at, here's a great way to keep track of all your favourite stories. They've been arranged by Travis Perry into a new order that makes it easy to follow each thread. We've been able to keep the price really low even though this is comparable to a mid-size novel.

Avenir Eclectia Volume 1 - Paperback $5.98 (or 4 for the price of 3!)
Avenir Eclectia Volume 1 - Kindle $2.99
Avenir Eclectia Soundtrack by Michael L. Rogers - CD $15.00 or $8.99 on MP3.

Human settlement in the harshest of places. The Avenir: once a generational ship, now a crowded residential station and dominating force over a hard, broken world. Its people have nearly forgotten distant Earth, its wizards ponder the mysteries of the universe, its orphans suffer and beg, while the aristocrats live the high life. Eclectia: the highly unstable planet far below, pulled by its heavy moons into a fast wobble, its crust fractured and tormented with frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Miners and bug hunters eke out an existence through the grit and extreme seasons. The lucky ones live in undersea colonies, where submarines connect cities in the depths. The oceans teem with telepathic life everyone calls "angels." Sheba and Quatermain, the fractured and molten moons of Eclectia, are settled by miners and spacers, while merchants and smugglers ply their trades. For most, survival is an everyday question. Multi-author microfiction gives a many-faceted view of the future.

Devil's Hit List by Frank Creed is a cyberpunk adventure like no other...

The hottest new thing on the street isn't a drug-it's a virtual reality experience that makes crack cocaine look like cotton candy. There is, however, one side-effect: it's lethal. When the One State contracts the Ash Corporation to produce Virtual-e, a highly addictive entertainment intended to reduce global population levels, Calamity Kid and his crew are tasked to stop its production in North America. But how far can the Underground heroes get when battling the combined forces of global government and mega-corporation?

Ebook Specials This Month!

From October 10th to 14th, Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach will be FREE on Kindle, and reduced from its regular price to $3.99 after that.

For the month of October, Star of Justice by Robynn Tolbert is just $2.99 - for our biggest book ever!

And in preparation for the November release of Keven Newsome's explosive sequel Prophetess, Winter book 1 is now also $3.99. 

If you need an e-reader format other than Kindle, just let us know and we'll sort that out for you - but only while each promotion is live!

Thanks for your support, and happy reading!

Monday, September 3, 2012

September News 2012

Kia Ora, everyone!

A busy July meant that August was quiet on the book front here at Splashdown, but there's all the more going on now! First up, our new release:

Seeking Unseen by Kat Heckenbach
The anticipated sequel to Finding Angel is here!

It may be Angel's wish...but it's Melinda's journey. It's been two years since Angel learned the magic chip of wood inside her locket would grant any wish. What is taking her so long to choose? An alarming discovery about her beloved foster brother Zack makes the decision easy...but everything else gets complicated after she runs into her old friend Melinda, who demands to go along for the return to Toch Island. 

Melinda doesn't fit in with the magical freaks any more than she did with the losers back in Florida, but she never wanted to belong before. A secret world surrounds her where even the bugs have magic... She's more of an outsider than ever. So when ex-con Doran Ashe slinks out of the shadows and offers her an easy road to powers of her own, Melinda follows him despite-or maybe because of-everyone's warnings. 

Grab it now - a fantasy treat for young adult readers!

Seeking Unseen on Kindle - $6.99

Three Splashdown titles available through Kindle Select

That's tomorrow, folks! So get over there and grab 'em while they're hot!

R.L. Copple's Reality's Dawn is also available from now until October 15th as a free borrow for Amazon Prime members. Like what you read? He has two other books in the same series. Check them out.

Splashdown's First Blog Tours

The first Splashdown Books Blog Tour roared through July with satisfying results. What? You missed it? Go here to start your trip through multi-dimensional space with Greg Mitchell, author of Rift Jump, as he showcases his debut novel.

The next tour featured Faith Awakened, the first novel of our own Space Kiwi Grace Bridges. Here's the central hub to find the interviews, excerpts and videos of this tour. 

Avenir is coming!

Later this month, as promised, Avenir Eclectia Volume 1 arrives with all the intensity you could want from micro-fiction in book form. We'll be sending out a short special announcement when this becomes available around mid-September. In the meantime, keep up with story developments at

Arrival in Ten, Nine, Eight...

Grace has crossed the pond. Eager fans, writers and groupies have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Irish Kiwi with a German Twist on her whirlwind 20 States Tour. We'll keep you posted as this world traveler travels our world for far too short a time. The tour plan is here and the photo albums are here (Canada) and here (Eastern states so far)

That's it for now. Never fear. We'll keep you up to date on breaking Splashdown news. In the meanwhile, sit back and enjoy a good book. We have plenty!

Faith Awakened blog tour central

Hang on, I hear you say. That's an OLD book!
It sure is. Five years old. But the Splashdown Blog Tour is a brand new idea, so we'll be touring our older titles in between new releases. As the captain of this-here ship, it's only fair that I should lead by example. It was fun putting together all the bits and pieces for everyone, and here's where to find them...

Mariah All Alone - hosted by R. L. Copple
Geeking Out - hosted by Diane M. Graham
Testing the System - hosted by Frank Creed
The Wedding Night that Wasn't - hosted by Caprice Hokstad

A Vision of the Real and Unreal - with Travis Perry
Early days of writing, my themes and style - with Kat Heckenbach
The Splashdown basics - with Fred Warren
Indepth Interview with Greg Mitchell
The Faith Awakened Video Campaign - with Robynn Tolbert
The Music of Faith Awakened - with Keven Newsome

(Please excuse the lateness of this post. It's been kinda busy...)