Caffeinated Press is pleased to announce the release of two new titles.
A Broken Race, a speculative-fiction story, marks the debut novel of Holland-area author Jean Davis. A Crowd of Sorrows, a poetry collection, represents G.R.-native Lisa Anne Gundry’s first launch into publication.
Kick-off events for these works will be announced soon. Books ordered now will be fulfilled when our initial shipment arrives from the printer in early November.
A Broken Race
From the back cover: “The fortress is home to the last remnants of civilization. The few remaining women live in a vault far below the gardens, while the men stand watch and maintain the walls that protect them all. A virus from long ago, and generations of inbreeding since, has left average men severely outnumbered by Simples. Humanity, as it once was, is broken.
“Outside those walls live the Wildmen—starving, poor and desperate for the treasures of the fortress. Seeking women to once again fill their own ranks with healthy children, and something other than rats to fill their stomachs, the Wildmen launch one last raid.
“One-fifty-two is a Simple man. The raid disrupts his calm and orderly world with smoke and fear, the need for the comfort of his mother and the promises of a lone Wildman captive. With his eyes open to the secrets behind the order he had always known, One-fifty-two must find the courage to stop being a cog and take hold of the wheel—or the fortress may be the end of them all.”
A Crowd of Sorrows
From the back cover: “In this powerful collection of poems, Lisa Anne Gundry shares the depth of her experience as a young victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a family member. Witness the shame and the anger, the fear and the triggers, the pain and the healing, as she learns to accept and to live with her history, but no longer as a victim.
“This volume includes Bye, Bye Blackbird, which placed third in the adult division of the 47th annual poetry competition sponsored by the Dyer-Ives Foundation.”
We’re pleased to offer this book for sale for $9.95. A portion of our profit will be donated to local organizations dedicated to helping at-risk women and children.
Thank you for supporting local authors through your purchase of these great new books.