Memoirs of a Synth

Tour guide, emissary, diplomat, thief – and a long-lived, genetically engineered Synth – Brianna Rei travels the Hundred Worlds, changing identities at will, hiding in plain sight. She knows her survival depends on staying one step ahead of the bounty hunters who have nearly exterminated her kind. It is only by her wits that she’s survived through the turmoil and adventures of the past five hundred years.

Camden Park Press is proud to introduce the space-opera series Memoirs of a Synth, with these two excellent tales.

Gold Record

"Memoirs of a Synth: Gold Record," a novel by Leigh Saundersa novel by Leigh Saunders

Tour guide, emissary, diplomat, thief — and a long-lived, genetically engineered Synth — Brianna Rei travels the Hundred Worlds, hiding in plain sight. She knows her survival depends on staying one step ahead of the bounty hunters who have nearly exterminated her kind.

All that changes when she teams up with fellow-thief, Jerrold McKell, and he discovers Brianna’s true identity. Now Brianna must choose between trust and survival, and what it means to be truly human.

Available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and iBooks $5.99

"Memoirs of a Synth: Firstdawn," a short story by Leigh SaundersFirstdawn

a short story by Leigh Saunders

When Brianna Rei, in hiding on the planet Kita as the thief Misha Kif, returns home to discover an unexpected visitor, she knows she must once again disappear into the relative safety of the Hundred Worlds if she wants to elude the bounty hunters that pursue her. But will the final demands of friendship cost her more than she is willing to pay?

$0.99 on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and iBooks.

Camden Park Press is now on XinXii

We’re excited to announce expanded distribution through XinXii for ePub versions of some of our most popular ebooks.

XinXii (which comes from the Chinese word for “information”) was the first Web 2.0 platform of its kind to combine powerful real-time trading tools for self-publisher in the German-speaking area. Today, XinXii is the leading digital text platform in Europe. XinXii expanded its offerings to include English-language text in the fall of 2010.

Look for the following Camden Park Press titles on XinXii today:

As a special benefit for our European customers, the VAT (value-added tax) has been included in the price of all Camden Park Press publications offered through XinXii.

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Just Another Day in Suburbia

Things haven’t been the same since Masaman the Troll bought the old fixer-upper on Oak Tree Lane — and how could they be? He’s got a Zombie overseeing renovations, a Dwarf and a Goblin join him (and the Zombie) for their weekly Poker Night, and there’s at least one person who wants them all to go back to living under a bridge somewhere.

That’s right, we’re talking about characters from Elizabeth Ann Pierce’s new novel, Just Another Day in Suburbia — and we’re absolutely delighted to be introducing them to you!

Just Another Day in Suburbia - a novel by Elizabeth Ann PierceJust Another Day in Suburbia

Forest Glen, Pennsylvania. A peaceful suburban neighborhood where nothing unusual ever happened — until the day Masaman the Troll moved out from under his bridge and bought the old fixer-upper on Oak Tree Lane.

Now Goblins swarm the neighbor’s front porch and kitchen windowsill in search of freshly baked pies and cookies; a cat-food eating Zombie canvasses the residents, looking for landscaping and interior decorating opportunities; and a Dwarf takes time out from Poker Night to investigate the rash of burglaries that suddenly plague the neighborhood.

And the Neighborhood Watch has no idea who it should be watching.

Available on Kindle, Nook, XinXiiSmashwords, and the iBookstore. $4.99

Author Services – Freelance Editing for Indie Books

Camden Park Press supports the work of indie authors — those intrepid writers who are venturing into the exciting, new world of independent publishing. We also know that an author is much more likely to be successful if their work has been reviewed by impartial eyes before it makes its public debut.

With that in mind, we’re launching Camden Park Press Author Services — a resource for indie writers in search of a freelance editor at reasonable rates.

Stop by. Talk to our editor. And if your manuscript is ready, schedule an edit. We’re here to help!

Gearing up for Spring Break

We snuck author Elizabeth Ann Pierce‘s new short story, Eternally Grounded, in on you during Read An E-Book Week — and it was well-received! — without giving it a proper introduction.

So here, without any further ado, we’d like to introduce the newest author at Camden Park Press, together with her first offering…

Eternally Grounded - an Olympus High short story by Elizabeth Ann PierceEternally Grounded

Grounded, guarded by the three-headed dog Cerberus, and forbidden from leaving the temple on Mount Olympus during the first weekend of Spring Break, Zeus and Hera’s teenage son Nikolos and his friends from Olympus High prove once again that teens will be teens — even if their parents are Gods.

An Olympus High short story

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99

International Read an Ebook Week — March 6-12, 2011

Camden Park Press is proud to participate in the seventh annual “International Read an E-Book Week”

What is Read an E-Book Week? According to the Read an E-Bookweek website:

“…Read an E-Book Week educates and informs the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically. Authors, publishers, vendors, the media and readers world-wide are welcome to join in the effort. We encourage you to promote electronic reading with any event. These could include: public readings, library displays, reading challenges, school visits, newspaper and blog articles, chat show appearances, internet radio interviews, e-book give-ways, and banners on your website…”

Here at Camden Park Press, our plans for Read an E-Book week include promotional pricing of books and short stories (through Smashwords), including at least one “freebie” each day. In addition, our authors have promised us some new short stories, to be released during the week.

Stop by frequently this week to see what’s new, visit the E-Book retailer of your choice to browse and download from their huge stock of E-Books, and encourage all your friends to Read an E-Book this week!

Conflict of Interest

Camden Park Press is pleased to announce the ebook release of Lauryn Christopher’s new novel Conflict of Interest — a story of a professional assassin with a problem. Now, we all have work-related issues, but when Meg Harrison (the lead character from Lauryn’s novelette, With Friends Like These) has a work-related issue, someone usually ends up dead…

Conflict of Interest, a novel by Lauryn ChristopherConflict of Interest

It’s a bad idea to piss off a professional assassin, and Meg Harrison — corporate spy and sometimes assassin — is definitely pissed off.

Not only has a new, and very irritating, client hired her to kill her own sister, but to top it all off, Meg didn’t even know she *had* a sister. For Meg, this is a contract that hits a little too close to home.

Available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and the iBookstore. $4.99