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"Impossible to put the book down. Pryll's prose balances on the brink of poetic." — Asher Syed, 5-star review
We are passionate about what we affectionately refer to as antisanal publshing. What do we mean by that? We seek to pack as much art into each book we publish as we possibly can.
Whether it is the eBook you crave, or the physical books you just can't live without, we want to make sure you are getting the full sensory experience -- lyrical, poetic prose, quirky characters you will adore, a real life plot to give you the feeling of what it was like to live in this European gem of a city at the turn of the century -- packed with art features to go above and beyond a great story.
Here's the secret bonus only owners of the first-run hard cover edition will receive: hidden under the dust jacket, printed on the covers are two more original art works. You have to see it to believe it.
"Spicy, witty, charming and suprisingly hilarious. Unrelenting entertainment." -- Rabia Tanveer's 5-star review
"Its deep psychological inspection of romance, ideals, and realities provides a powerful story that eventually comes full circle back to Joseph's strongest connections as he rejects the past, only to find it intrinsically wound into his future." -- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Don't know about you, but just the sight of the stack of limited-edition first-run hard covers is enough to make us a little giddy. It's something about the heft of a hard cover, the smell of the fresh pages and the glue, the additional features on the dust cover, not to mention the never-before-available ability to print art directly onto the case covers... It's epic. Hidden under the dust jacket, two secret additional pieces of original artwork by Holly Spruck.
It'll look great on your shelf next to the hard cover of The Chimera of Prague, of course, but imagine this: you have friends over and they ask you about the exotic looking book there with the gorgeous cover, and that's where you come in. You pull the book off the shelf, and you reveal the hidden art underneath the dust cover...!!! Now's that for a parlor trick your friends won't soon forget.
“Pryll crafts a highly immersive atmosphere [...] mixing sublime and surreal themes with realistic and relatable social issues to create a kind of accessible space in between that readers can escape to.” — K.C. Finn, 5-star review
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What's a galley? It's an advanced review copy (ARC) of the the book -- electronic or printed -- so that reviewers have a chance to read and write their review before the book comes out. We provide them *FREE* to anyone who will in turn write a fair and honest review of the book. Let me know!
"Author Rick Pryll overlays the rich history of the Czech Republic with Joseph’s radical and courageous life choices" — Dr. Sabrina Brown, author of He Married a Sociopath
Christmas is a very special time in the Czech Republic, but especially in the center of Prague, the Christmas Market in Old Town Square. There is no better way for you to get into the holiday spirit then to visit the enormous decorated tree in the Christmas Village -- we hear it is even taller than the one at Rockefeller Center.
Grab a cup of the hot mulled wine, or get a whiff of the warm rum they call GROG, and you'll be feeling the magic in the air.
In this excerpt from Book 2, Rick captures the sensory experience and feeling of awe and joy that a Christmas in Prague brings.
The chill in the air, the quirky, dark and whimsical Saint Nicholas celebration early in December all the way through the celebration of the holiday, stalls in Old Town are brimming with Christmas cheer.
The food, the drink, the peculiar customs and traditions, including bloody fishmonger featured in the original cover art by Holly Spruck, will keep you guessing. It's a little taste of sensory overload; we hope you love it as much as we do.
Now available: "Christmas in Prague" an excerpt from Part II of THE CHIMERA OF PRAGUE
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Signed copy - Wallow
WARNING: Includes episodes of profanity and sexually explicit language.
"Literary irony, blazing sequences and a brave periscope into fear, loss and the demands of a brain and heart that refuse to let go. The writing began as a radar blip, and then delved into close encounters of human exploration. Raw emotion throughout made this text look effortless, when in truth- simplicity is the most difficult to achieve. The unusual compilation of prose, poetry and letters unsent worked exceptionally well. Writing should be unchained and connect with us. In a world drowning in vanilla and commercial, this writing is brilliant and brave." -- Bibiana Krall, author of the Aether Series
Wallow depicts the plight of Steve, a self-obsessed romantic in the self-induced exile of Prague's expat community. Newly divorced from both the love of his life and his yuppie-dom on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Steve finds himself broke, alone, and smack dab in the middle of his quarter-life crisis. To get through it, he is going to have to give up a few of his favorite delusions. Before he does, Steve takes a moment to bask in the cold sun of Self.
"I was moved to tears by the heart and truth on the pages." -- Linda Ostrom, 5-star review on Amazon