Outskirts Press Announces Halcyon, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Action & Adventure Book from Jardim Alto Da Barra, Campinas Author Kippen Horrocks

Jardim Alto da Barra, Brazil, August 24, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Halcyon by Kippen Horrocks, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Action & Adventure category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/halcyon was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

She tapped me on the crown of my head with the pistol barrel, just enough to hurt and to irritate my headache. “Listen lady,” I said. “If you really are one of them sisters from whatever back then and if you have tracked me down for some sort of a sexual get-together...okay then, lady, we may be able to consider taking it up again at some point after where you lost your virginity?”

“This is not about me ever having sex with you again, you *****. This is all about revenge. You are my revenge, Fagundes. This first part is to have you remember me; you are to know who is taking this revenge on you. Now, are you ready for the rest? Are you listening, smart arse?”

In his wild youth, American-Australian born and Brazilian raised Reynaldo Fagundes made the terrible mistake of having sex with two sisters, thereby winning a foolish wager with another ship’s officer. The girls’ mother, a vengeful person possessed of a horrific temper and a talent for mendacity, frames Fagundes for a crime he did not commit, one that ends his promising career in the merchant navy and sends him to jail for six years.

After his release, Fagundes buys the Halcyon, an Amazon River boat that, like her new captain, has seen better days. Now a permanent drunk, Fagundes tramps the Amazon waterways, searching for cargo that no one else will carry. However, Fagundes’ tormentors and persecutors are not finished with him yet as the vengeful mother, her two daughters, and a corrupt cop re-appear, intent on sending him to jail for life.

Halcyon takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through the heart of Brazil’s Amazonia and to the uppermost source of the Amazon River, deep into the volcanic region of Ecuador. Along the way, Fagundes will face the darkness of his own heart, fall in love, and attempt to settle the score with the vengeful mother, Regina Almeida Amaro, for the last time. In the end, however, it is the angry volcano El Reventador that will have the final say of who will live and will die.

Deftly constructed at 332 pages, Halcyon is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Action & Adventure category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Halcyon meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, Halcyon can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781598004267 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/halcyon

About the Author

Kippen Horrocks is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. Halcyon is the second in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-ups.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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