From The Hand of God to KSR: An Introduction to Tony Acree


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Kentucky Sports Radio is the largest sports blog in the country with millions of unique visitors to the site. Today, Hydra Publications owner Tony Acree is featured in an article by Josh Juckett. They met during FandomFest and discussed life, writing and the life at a comic con. You can read the article here.

Hydra Summer Bash III


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Hydra Publications will host the Hydra Summer Bash III with selected titles from some of Hydra’s best selling authors on sale for only 99 cents. The sale runs from August 17th until August 23.

Books from Tom Wallace, Rachael Rawlings, Stuart Thaman, Dave Creek, Tony Acree and many others offers a wide range of genres, from mystery and thrillers, to scifi and horror. Pick up your new end of summer reads today!






FandomFest 2015




This week at Fandom Fest, several of Hydra Publications most talented authors will be at the table offering up a wide variety of genres. Stu Thaman will have his terrifying physiological thriller, For We Are ManyRebekah McAuliffe will be signing her Hydra bestseller Gears of Golgotha, a steampunk grand slam, Rachael Lanham Rawlings will have her mystery, The Parrot Told Me along with her YA paranormal romance Grave Reminder series, Dave Creek will have his scifi novel Some Distant Shores along with his collection of Analog short stories, The Human Equation and I will have my bestselling Victor McCain paranormal crime noir series. A bit of something for everyone!

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Thought That’s Thin by James Peercy


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In this fast paced followup to Without A Conscious…, James Peercy, hits a home run with …Thought That’s Thin..., the latest in the latest Cliff Fulton mystery. Each title in the series are clues pointing to a thrilling final chapter.

About …Thought That’s Thin…

Cliff has a secret, and everyone wants to bury him for it.Walk into the arena of a world gripped in dark secrets, where friend could be foe, and power corrupts absolutely.  It is a place of misleading facts, hidden venues, and unexpected choices.When Cliff attends his grandmother’s funeral, things thought buried come back to life, flames erupt, and his world is blown apart.  With captives taken and a line drawn in the sand, Cliff turns to face an insane assassin, an unlikely hero, and a faceless power that is plotting to steal his soul.”…Thought That’s Thin…” is the second book in a five book series.  It follows “Without A Conscious…”, the first book in the series.  Each of the book titles go together to form a clue in the final book.  The clue so far is, “Without a conscious thought that’s thin…



James William Peercy spent his early years in California (fifteen minutes from Disneyland!). As to the effect of this experience, we can only guess, but imagination seems to make the top of the list.

His later years in Texas, he holds a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Math. Although analytical, the creative side has to find a way out. To ease the pain, he designs websites, programs code,

Sins of Retribution


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Love vampires who don’t sparkle? Like your stories of the dead to be gritty and dark? Then Sins of Retribution is for you. The newest in the Paul Isaac Vampire series by James C. Gillen, is here.

Being a vampire assassin is a deadly way to make a living, but when you’re also considered the new master vampire of Orlando, things can get complicated. It’s a dilemma that has become Paul Isaac’s reality. A late night knock at the door forces Paul to make promises he knows he won’t be able to keep. But when human lives of old friends hang in the balance of vampire politics and law, no choice is easy. After an attempt on his life by a couple of old adversaries, Paul learns no matter which side of the grave or which side of the law, nothing can be trusted. This game of death had become personal and only his spilt blood can stop it. Something is out there hunting him. Old. Powerful. Deadly. And killing it will only make matters worse.

About James:


James C. Gillen is an award winning author in Orlando, Florida. His book, Tortured Skin has won the Royal Palm award for Best in Horror for Florida writers and was a Finalist for Horror book of the year in 2009 by USA Book News for American and International authors. He has been a member of the Disney Writers Group as well as O.W.L. (Orlando Writers League). Besides writing, James enjoys days on the back of his Harley, playing bass in a jazz quartet called Standard Blu, and graphic design. James resides with his wife, Mindy, three daughters and American Bulldog, Pursey.

Bill Noel Joins Hydra Publications


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Hydra Publications is thrilled to announce talented mystery writer, Bill Noel, will be writing his next book for Hydra, titled Boneyard Beach. This will be the 10th book in the Folly Beach Mystery series. Look for Boneyard Beach later this year.

A bit more about Mr. Noel:
Bill Noel’s career as a novelist began in 2007 with the publication of Folly, the first book in the immensely popular Folly Beach Mystery series. Fans of the series have been treated to a new book each year since then. The Folly Beach Mysteries are fast-paced stories mixing humor and intrigue and have been described as “perfect beach reads.” The ninth book in the series, First Light, was published earlier this year.

Mr. Noel is a retired university administrator who now spends his time between writing fiction and photography. He has sold his photographs at local and regional juried art shows as well as galleries in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky.

Rebekah McAuliffe at Barnes and Noble



Today from noon until 4 p.m., Rebekah McAuliffe will be signing her debut novel, Gears of Golgotha, at Barnes and Noble at the Paddock Shops, Louisville KY.

About Gears of Golgotha:

The year is 3141. Rising out of the ashes of World War Three, Planet Earth has been united into the global nation of New Pangaea. But the people are divided into Mages, those who practice magic, and Chemists, those who rely on science. Society revolves around the Gears, large machines designed to protect and power the Earth.

Tony Acree to be on Star Chamber Show



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Hydra Publications owner and author, Tony Acree, will be on the Star Chamber Show on Blog Talk Radio, this Wednesday starting at 9 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press, they will talk about Tony’s upcoming new release, The Speaker, as well as small press publishing, Imaginarium 2015 and whatever else floats through the brain of Mr. Zimmer. Call in with your questions.

Horror Sale


For the next week, Hydra Publications is running a sale on horror!


Start with For We Are Many by Stuart Thaman:


No one believes Fletcher Lee when he says he sees someone lurking in the shadows. Removed from his middle school for frightening the other children, 13 year old Fletcher is forced into psychotherapy where his visions are believed to be the result of a traumatic childhood experience. Pressured into reliving his worst nightmares, Fletcher’s torments grow until they can no longer be written off as mere hallucinations.

When Fletcher’s state deteriorates to the point of causing harm to his psychologist, Dr.Kendrick turns away from conventional medicine and discovers a much more troubling, supernatural answer. Without enough time to rescue Fletcher, Dr. Kendrick must make a choice: is she strong enough to risk her soul to find him?

Now only 99 cents on Amazon



We also have a sale on the bestselling Victor McCain supernatural thriller series by Tony Acree.

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It was 6 p.m. when the Devil walked into my office and had a seat.

Bounty hunter Victor McCain always wondered how his brother, Mikey, went from down-n-out loser to one of Louisville’s richest men. Now he knew: his brother sold his soul to the Devil. And in twenty-four hours, Mikey would die and spend eternity in Hell unless Victor agreed to hunt down a thief, a woman as deadly as she is beautiful. On a journey of murder and betrayal, Victor must now put his own soul at risk to save his only brother, battle a dark underground organization with the goal of nothing less than global war between Christians and Muslims, and fight creatures from man’s darkest nightmares. Then there’s the Hand of God, God’s own bounty hunter. In the end, will he be friend or enemy? Only Heaven knows.

Only 99 cents on Amazon!


For bounty hunter Victor McCain, life is complicated. After losing his soul, he agreed to become the new Hand of God, God’s bounty hunter on Earth. His job? Track down and kill the worst forms of evil Satan can dish out. But when an ancient threat resurfaces, soon the hunters become the hunted. In this action-packed sequel to The Hand of God, Victor is closing in on his brother Mikey, who cost him his soul and stole the woman he loves. Soon he discovers his brother’s “back up” plan: to unleash beings chained in the darkness from the early days of man in order to bring about the annihilation of the human race. With the help of fellow bounty hunter Winston Reynolds, computer geek Kurt Pervis, and the enigmatic Brother Joshua, Victor is ready to spring his trap and rescue the lovely Samantha when it all goes sideways. Now each member of his team is being targeted for elimination. The only question is, can they stay alive long enough to save the world.

Only 99 cents on Amazon!