Sunday, September 13, 2015
THE ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE VOLUME ONE DEBUTS!
FIRST THREE JAKE ISTENHEGYI OCCULT STORIES IN ONE BOOK! FEATURING NEW DIGEST NOVEL LENGTH ADVENTURE!
In 2014, Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Genre Fiction, introduced an imprint of sorts within its line of stand alone digital short stories known as Pro Se Single Shots. The Pro Se Single Shot Signature line focused on either series or writer centered imprints of forty invited authors, who could in digital singles, tell either stories centered around a particular character or concept or could have different stand alone stories appear each time within their own imprint. The intent for most of the Signature Series is to take the individual stories and collect them into volumes to appear in print and digital format at the appropriate time for each series.
That time has come for Author Nikki Nelson-Hicks’ extremely popular occult detective period series, Jake Istenhegyi, The Accidental Detective. The adventures of Jake Istenhegyi are now available in a first volume, featuring the two original tales which appeared as singles and a third new story, itself a 30 thousand word digest novel.
“When I wrote the first Jake Istenhegyi story, A Chick, a Dick and a Witch,” says Nelson-Hicks, “it was a lark. I never expected it to go anywhere. Then I was asked to continue the Istenhegyi stories into a series and I figured, “What the hell. Could be fun”. So I whipped out Jake #2, Golems, Goons and Cold Stone Bitches, still in the mindset that all of this was just a game. When it was time to write the third story, a cold realization swept over me that was something real, something that people really wanted to read. So I hunkered down to give people what they had been begging me for since the beginning: more story, more mystery, more Jake.”
Desperate to get out of his debt to the Odyssey Shop, Jake Istenhegyi answers a quirky classified ad: TREASURE HUNTERS WANTED. He signs on with a crew that is looking for the Cross of Trismegitus, a relic stolen by Pierre Rameau, the Pirate King of Honey Island and lost during the Battle of New Orleans. According to legend, the Cross of Trismegitus holds a sliver of crystal called ‘Salt Vitam Aeternam’. The Salt of Eternal Life. This makes it more than just a pretty bauble to Istenhegyi. If it is a twin of the crystal that granted the Lombardi sisters immortality, he could use it to avoid their fate: turning to stone in a hundred years. If it there is only a slim possibility that the Salt exists, he has to take that chance.
Unfortunately, Jake doesn’t know that waiting for him deep in the dark bayou is his oldest enemy.
But first, Jake Istenhegyi has to cope with a surprise visit from home, clear his name for the murder of an Irish boxer, and continue the façade of Gunn Investigations, keeping the death of Bear Gunn a secret from Mama Effie and the mysterious owners of the Odyssey Shop.
Who knew what trouble could come from answering a simple classified ad? Find out in Jake Istenhegyi, The Accidental Detective, featuring the new digest novel Boo Daddies, Bogs and a Dead Man’s Booty as well as the first two Accidental Detective stories- A Chick, a Dick, and a Witch Walk into a Barn and Golems, Goons, and Cold Stone Bitches. From Author Nikki Nelson-Hicks and Pro Se Productions.
Featuring an exciting cover and logo design by Jeffrey Hayes and print formatting by Forrest Bryant, the first volume of Jake’s adventures is available now at Amazon and Pro Se’s own store at for 15.00.
Jake Istenhegyi: The Accidental Detective Volume 1 is also available as an Ebook, designed and formatted by Bryant and available for only $2.99 for the Kindle and for most digital formats via Smashwords.
The first two Jake Adventures are also still available as digital singles for only 99 cents at Amazon, Smashwords, and most ebook outlets. The first Jake tale, A Chick, a Dick, and a Witch Walk Into A Barn is free through the month of September.
For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies to review this book, contact Pro Se Productions’ Director of Corporate Operations, Kristi King-Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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