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Histria Books announces the publication of Vegas Die: A Quest Murder Mystery by S.P. Grogan https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-publication-of-vegas-die-a-quest-murder-mystery-by-s-p-grogan/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-publication-of-vegas-die-a-quest-murder-mystery-by-s-p-grogan/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 05:30:36 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2918 Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of Vegas Die: A Quest Murder Mystery by bestselling author S.P. Grogan. The book is published by Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an imprint of Histria Books dedicated to outstanding original works of fiction.

In Vegas Die, someone is killing off the old mobsters of Las Vegas and the mayor is the #1 suspect. When Casino Executive Owen McCombs discovers a dead gangster in the trunk of the Mayor’s car, he needs to find answers quick – not only to save the Mayor’s political career but to keep his own freedom since Metro Homicide Detective Chastity Tempest Taggart, already pumped up from throwing her ex-husband into jail, is motivated to prove McCombs and the Mayor guilty!

The best stereotypical Sin City characters and events pop up in Vegas Die: the imploding casino, the buxom stripper, the nerdy card counter, superstar twins, the Elvis impersonator, the Graffiti Vigilante, and associated corpses, immolated, shot, sliced, and diced.  In deadly play is also the desperate hunt for $7 million in twice stolen jewelry. Hidden within the book is also a real life treasure hunt! Readers can visit spgrogan.com for details. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, S.P. Grogan is a best-selling author specializing in historical fiction. His other books include Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive.

Vegas Die: A Quest Murder Mystery, 418 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-042-1, is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. Titles published under the various imprints of Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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Histria Books Announces its Spring 2021 Publication Schedule https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-its-spring-2021-publication-schedule/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-its-spring-2021-publication-schedule/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 05:00:14 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2888 Histria Books is pleased to announce its official publication schedule for Spring 2021, covering the period from January 1 to June 30, 2021. The list includes a great selection of trade and academic titles, both fiction and non-fiction.

January 12, 2021

Revelations of Byzantium: The Monasteries and Painted Churches of Northern Moldavia
by Alan Ogden. Historical introduction by Kurt W. Treptow.

Synopsis: Revelations of Byzantium is a full-color album celebrating the world-renowned monasteries and painted churches of Northern Moldavia. Each church is presented in words and pictures to reveal its own unique history and artistic beauty. Also included is an introduction to the history of Moldavia and Romanian lands during the Middle Ages.

ISBN 978-1-59211-057-5
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Paperback, 288 pp., 10.5×12”, Illustrated, $39.99

The Formation of the Albanian National Consciousness
by A.K. Brackob

Synopsis: As the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Albanians faced the peril of being absorbed into the surrounding nation-states of Southeastern Europe. Albanian leaders met to devise a strategy to defend their national rights. The Formation of the Albanian National Consciousness explores the origins of the movement that led to the creation of modern-day Albania.

ISBN 978-1-59211-050-6
Imprint: Vita Histria
Hardcover, 112 pp., 8×5”, Illustrated, Bibliography, Index $34.99 

January 19, 2021

Lucrezia Borgia: Daughter of Pope Alexander VI by Ferdinand Gregorovius. Introduction by Samantha Morris

Synopsis: Lucrezia Borgia is among the most fascinating and controversial personalities of the Renaissance. This biography by German historian Ferdinand Gregorovius goes beyond myth and romance that has obscured the fascinating story of Lucrezia Borgia. It is enhanced with an introduction by Samantha Morris, a noted expert on the history of the Borgias.

ISBN 978-1-59211-040-7
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
Softcover, 312 pp., 9×6”, Illustrated, Bibliography, Index, $29.99
 

The Origins of the Changos by Dumitru Mărtinaș

Synopsis: Chango (Csángó) refers to a population living in Romania whose ethnic origin has been the subject of controversy. Many are bilingual, speaking Romanian and Magyar, and their religion is Catholic. This book makes an important contribution to the discussion of the origin of the Changos and sheds new light on the history of this fascinating people.

ISBN 978-1-59211-079-7
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softcover, 240 pp., 8.5×5.5”, $29.99

February 1, 2021

Orphan Wish Island by Sarah Anne Carter

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Miriam discovers a tropical island where fairies tell her and other orphans that they have been granted yearly wishes, but the magic only works if the child is willing to work for the wish. Along the way, she learns lessons about hard work, friendship, trust, and loyalty.

ISBN 978-1-59211-085-8
Imprint: Histria Kids
Casebound, 224 pp., 9.21×6.14”, $29.99 

February 9, 2021

Nicolae Iorga: A Biography by Nicholas M. Nagy-Talavera

Synopsis: Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga was one of the most important European cultural and political personalities of the first half of the twentieth century. The only English language biography considers of Iorga, it considers his career as a historian, politician, journalist, literary critic, playwright, writer, poet, linguist, orator, and teacher.

ISBN 978-1-59211-075-9
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 588 pp., 9×6”, $39.99 

February 14, 2021

Penelope Pine by Amelia and Evan Balkan

Synopsis: Penelope Pine teaches young readers to be happy with who they are! Penelope is a pine tree who lives in the forest with her tree friends. When fall comes and her friends turn beautiful colors, Penelope thinks she doesn’t measure up. But when winter comes and her friends are cold without their leaves, Penelope learns she’s perfect the way she is.

ISBN 978-1-59211-086-5
Imprint: Histria Kids
Casebound, 28 pp., 11×8.5”, Illustrated, $24.99 

February 23, 2021

Odessa, 1941-1944: A Case Study of Soviet Territory under Foreign Rule by Alexander Dallin.
Introduction by Larry Watts.

Synopsis: Odessa, 1941-1944 is a comprehensive study of the Romanian administration in Odessa and Transnistria during World War II. It draws a sharp contrast between Romanian occupation policies in Odessa and Transnistria and those of Nazi-occupied areas of the Soviet Union. A must-read for anyone interested in World War II on the Eastern Front.

ISBN 978-1-59211-081-0
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 298 pp., 6×9”, Bibliography, Index, $34.99 

The Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas: How a Secret Society Shaped a State by Randolph W. Farmer.

Synopsis: The Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas is a study of the notorious group that encouraged the most disastrous war in American history. The KGC sought to create a new society separate from the United States dedicated to the preservation and expansion of slavery into Latin America. It played a significant role in bringing about the Civil War.

ISBN 978-1-59211-087-2
Imprint: Vita Histria
Hardcover, 420 pp., 6×9”, $59.99 

March 2, 2021

Percy St.-John and the Chronicle of Secrets by E.A. Allen.

Synopsis: An unbreakable cipher, a dead priest with expensive shoes, a hermit who converses with saints, an angry French girl, and much more might stop an ordinary fifteen-year-old safe-cracking genius, but not Percy St.-John.  He’s out to prove he did not steal a mysterious ancient book that may hold the key to mankind’s greatest hope and greatest danger.

ISBN 978-1-59211-084-1
Imprint: Histria Kids
Hardcover, 176 pp., 6×9”, $29.99

March 16, 2021

Americans and Queen Marie of Romania: A Selection of Documents, Diana Fotescu, ed.

Synopsis: Americans and Queen Marie of Romania is a collection of documents that vividly illustrates the queen’s relationships with two remarkable Americans, George Huntington and Ray Baker Harris. It contains insightful material about royalty, politics, and life in inter-war Europe.

ISBN 978-1-59211-083-4
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 286 pp., 6×9”, Illustrated, Index, $34.99  

March 20, 2021

Molly: A Love Story by Dana Brackob

Synopsis: Molly – A Love Story is a true story about a cute little pit bull, lost and alone in the world until one day she was rescued and given a home. Molly’s story teaches children about the unconditional love that a dog can bring to a family. Dog lovers of all ages will be moved by the story of Molly and her adopted brother Logan, a Siberian husky.

ISBN 978-1-59211-100-8
Imprint: Histria Kids
Hardcover, 32 pp., 8.5×10”, Illustrated, $24.99

March 23, 2021

All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray by Judge James P. Gray (ret.).

Synopsis: All Rise!  The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray provides us all with an inside look at Judge Gray’s ideological transformation, giving a clear overview of Libertarianism, the values it holds for America, and how it stands to unite us, which is precisely what we need in these divisive and frustrating times.

ISBN 978-1-59211-092-6
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
Softbound, 224 pp., 6×9”, Illustrated, $24.99

April 1, 2021

The Oar of Odysseus by Richard M. Bank.

Synopsis: As Penelope Bauer celebrates her acceptance into the Classics program at Boston University, she is unaware that fate has groomed her for a grand adventure, a wild ride of Homeric proportions. Like her ancient namesake, the wife of Odysseus, she will have to depend on the courage of a woman warrior to see her through the perils of her own Odyssey.

ISBN 978-1-59211-088-9
Imprint: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Hardcover, 200 pp., 6×9”, $29.99 

April 6, 2021

Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula by Kurt W. Treptow.

Synopsis: Vlad III Dracula, the authoritative biography of the historical Dracula, presents the life and times of this remarkable personality of medieval Europe. The author uses all extant Romanian, Turkish, Russian, and German sources to reconstruct the true history of this famous prince and to discuss the development of the Dracula myth.

ISBN 978-1-59211-038-4
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
Softbound, 296 pp., 6×9”, Illustrated, Bibliography, Index $29.99

April 13, 2021

Romanian/Limba Română: A Course in Modern Romanian by James Augerot.

Synopsis: This comprehensive course in modern Romanian is intended for anyone interested in learning this Eastern Romance language. It provides English speakers with a comprehensive course that goes beyond the basic tourist language courses presently available and provides a serious training program for anyone interested in learning Romanian.

ISBN 978-1-59211-076-6
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 314 pp. 7.3×9”, Illustrated, Glossary, $29.99

April 20, 2021

The Crossing by Ashby Jones.

Synopsis: The Crossing is a powerful and haunting love story of surprising discovery set in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen during Prohibition. Irish-born Johnny Flynn, a former British soldier, is banished from his homeland and sent to America. Hell’s Kitchen, Johnny discovers, is thronged with people whose damaged hearts ache for revenge, repentance, and love.

ISBN 978-1-59211-089-6
Imprint: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Hardcover, 286 pp., 6×9”, $32.99

May 4, 2021

The Invisible Walls of Dannemora: Inside the Infamous Clinton Correctional Facility by Michael H. Blaine.

Synopsis: The insightful book reveals the inner workings of this massive prison where the famous prison break occurred in 2015. It is the first look inside at what it was like to work at the Clinton Correctional Facility, its effects on those who spent time there on both sides of the bars, revealing why nobody escapes The Invisible Walls of Dannemora.

ISBN 978-1-59211-046-9
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
Softcover, 188 pp., 6×9”, Illustrated, $24.99

Why Political Democracy Must Go: The Origins of Socialism in the United States by John Reed. Introduction by A.K. Brackob.

Synopsis: Why Political Democracy Must Go: The Origins of Socialism in the United States is an insightful analysis of the origins of the socialist movement in the United States, written by famed journalist John Reed. He exposes the myth of ‘democratic socialism’ by providing an overview of the development of socialist thought in America.

ISBN 978-1-59211-099-5
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
Hardcover, 128 pp., 6×9”, Index, $29.99

May 18, 2021

Dying Art by Joe Kilgore.

Synopsis: Brig Ellis is a private investigator hired to protect an artist who paints using cremated human remains. Many people less than thrilled by his art and some are determined to stop him one way or another. While Ellis tries to keep the artist safe, he wrestles with his own moral beliefs surrounding this fascinating but questionable form of Dying Art.

ISBN 978-1-59211-091-9
Imprint: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Hardcover, 260 pp., 6×9”, $29.99

June 1, 2021

The Red Army in Romania by Constantin Hlihor and Ioan Scurtu.

Synopsis: The first comprehensive study of the Red Army’s occupation of Romanian territory in 1940-1941, and its occupation of the country at the end of World War II, which lasted until the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country in 1958. The authors are two well-known specialists on twentieth-century Romanian history.

ISBN 978-1-59211-077-3
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 290 pp., 6×9”, Bibliography, Index $29.99 

June 8, 2021

Fortresses of Faith: A Pictorial History of the Fortified Saxon Churches of Romania by Alan Ogden.

Synopsis: Fortresses of Faith celebrates the magnificent architectural legacy of the German fortress-churches or kirchenburgen of Transylvania or Seibenburgen. After a comprehensive introduction covering history, architecture, and decor, the author takes us on an enthralling photographic tour of these remarkable monuments.

ISBN 978-1-59211-082-7
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 134 pp., 12×10”, $29.99 

June 29, 2021

Romanian Gymnastics by Kurt W. Treptow. Foreword by Nicolae Vieru.

Synopsis: Romanian Gymnastics was originally published on the occasion of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta to celebrate Romania’s remarkable achievements in the sport. This 25th-anniversary softbound edition is issued to commemorate the Tokyo Olympic Games. The book profiles such stars of the sport as Lavinia Miloșovici, Simona Amânar, and Gina Gogean.

ISBN 978-1-59211-048-3
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
Softbound, 68 pp., 8.5×11”, $29.99 

Histria Books is distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. These Spring 2021 titles are available for preorder through all major book distributors and at Histria Books.com.

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Histria Books Offers a Student Internship https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-offering-a-student-internship/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-offering-a-student-internship/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:33:07 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2859 Histria Books is offering a publishing internship for qualified students interested in working in the editorial field.

Histria Books is an independent publishing house based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We publish approximately 30 print titles annually (both academic and trade), including both fiction and non-fiction, across five imprints: Vita Histria, Gaudium Publishing, Center for Romanian Studies, Addison & Highsmith Publishers, and Histria Kids.

Histria Books is offering this unpaid internship for qualified students. The intern will work with our editorial team remotely via email, Skype, and Zoom. The intern will undertake some administrative tasks, help to write some content, do picture research, proof and edit manuscripts, and work on interior design and layout of books, as well as assist in preparing our annual catalog of publications.

The duration of the internship will be for up to 10 weeks, approximately 20 hours per week. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Dana Ungureanu at info@histriabooks.com by September 30, 2020.

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Histria Books launches its new Histria Kids imprint with the release of Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles by Rod Martinez https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-launches-its-new-histria-kids-imprint-with-the-release-of-powerfully-perplexing-presidential-profiles-by-rod-martinez/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-launches-its-new-histria-kids-imprint-with-the-release-of-powerfully-perplexing-presidential-profiles-by-rod-martinez/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 01:39:58 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2857 Histria Books is pleased to announce the launch of its Histria Kids imprint with the release of Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles by Rod Martinez. Histria Kids is a new imprint dedicated to books that serve to educate and entertain children and young adults.

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles is a fun fact/trivia book on our United States Presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump, written in a fun, witty, non-partisan style, to make learning entertaining and enjoyable. As the Manager of Histria Books, Dana Ungureanu, explained, “We are delighted to launch this important new imprint with this fun, educational book that is entertaining and informative for children of all ages, teaching them about the Presidents of our great nation and also about the women who supported them.”

Just in time for the 2020 election, you will find a wealth of stories and facts to be shared that could spark conversation or debate at any party. After all, George Washington’s kids were the first to play on the White House lawn right… or were they? This book covers a vast array of presidential trivia and facts, making it a fun read for kids and adults alike.

The author, Rod Martinez grew up on Marvel Comics and The Twilight Zone. He also had a fascination with American History dating back to grade school. He is a freelance writer of middle grade and young adult fiction and author of The Juniors. Rod regularly speaks at schools, conferences, and libraries promoting a love of the written word.

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles (Casebound, 96 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-059-9) is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. Titles published under the various imprints of Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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Histria Books Announces the Release of the Paperback Edition of Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 1757-1777 by S.P. Grogan https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-release-of-the-paperback-edition-of-lafayette-courtier-to-crown-fugitive-1757-1777-by-s-p-grogan/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-release-of-the-paperback-edition-of-lafayette-courtier-to-crown-fugitive-1757-1777-by-s-p-grogan/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 01:34:27 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2854 Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of the paperback edition of Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 1757-1777 by bestselling author S.P. Grogan. The book is published by Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an imprint of Histria Books dedicated to outstanding original works of fiction.

Deeply rooted in historical fact, Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 1757 to 1777 delves into the mystery of how the character of Marquis de La Fayette rose to the occasion in his desire to fight for the underdog rebels in far-away America. Author S.P. Grogan places the youth of Gilbert into the context of the world around him in late 1700s France and the scandalous court of Queen Marie Antoinette and her clique of which the young noble was an active participant.

Lafayette, Courtier to Crown Fugitive will open your eyes to everything that impacts young La Fayette’s understanding of the world, and what fed his desire to seek glory and honors. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, S.P. Grogan is a best-selling author specializing in historical fiction. His other books include Vegas Die: A Quest Mystery.

Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 370 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-036-0, is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. Titles published under the various imprints of Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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Histria Books announces the publication of The Invisible Walls of Dannemora by Michael H. Blaine https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-publication-of-the-invisible-walls-of-dannemora-by-michael-h-blaine/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-publication-of-the-invisible-walls-of-dannemora-by-michael-h-blaine/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:43:42 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2774 Histria Books is pleased to announce the release today of The Invisible Walls of Dannemora: Inside the Infamous Clinton Correctional Facility by Michael H. Blaine, under its Gaudium Publishing imprint. In 2015, one of the most famous prison breaks in modern American history occurred at the notorious prison in Dannemora, New York. News of the event spread throughout the country and around the world and it even became the subject of a television drama. This exciting new book provides the first inside look at the facility and the conditions that led to this tragic event.

Dannemora had a proud past. Every employee chose to work there, and there was always a transfer list of staff waiting to work there. It was a hard prison for hardened criminals. Having housed the likes of mobster Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz, Rappers Tupac Shakur, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and countless other infamous criminals, the staff at the Clinton Correctional Facility knew how to handle even the toughest of men.

The author, Michael H. Blaine, spent a career at the Clinton Correctional Facility. Having been an Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, his story reveals the changes he observed and what he experienced at each rank he earned. Refusing to compromise his principles and sickened by the downward spiral that Clinton was experiencing, he retired less than 10 1/2 months before the first successful escape at Dannemora happened on June 6, 2015.

This new book reveals the inner workings of this massive prison. It is the first look inside at what it was like to work at the Clinton Correctional Facility, and its effects on those who spent time there on both sides of the bars, revealing why nobody escapes The Invisible Walls of Dannemora.

Titles published by Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com.

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“A Treasure Hunt within a Thriller” Vegas Die –New Quest Mystery™ coming September 15. Pre Order Now https://histriabooks.com/a-treasure-hunt-within-a-thriller-vegas-die/ https://histriabooks.com/a-treasure-hunt-within-a-thriller-vegas-die/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:00:53 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2744 Author S.P. Grogan’s debut novel, Vegas Die, went on sale in 2008 priced at $16.95 and went on to sell a respectable 12,000 copies. The Las Vegas Review Journal said it was ‘one of the top summertime reads’ and the mystery even won an award for ‘Best Regional Fiction’. By 2020, the novel about ‘retired mobsters being bumped off and the Vegas Mayor the Number One Suspect’ was lost on the shelves, forgotten, selling at book stores and online sites for a mere $7.00. Today, within the last month, if you can find a used Vegas Die copy, they are selling for $49-$59, with copies in the United Kingdom going for nearly $65. Why the rapid price increase for the 352 page thriller.

Author S.P. Grogan

There are several answers to that question, the main one being, Vegas Die is a “Quest Mystery”™. “My goal,” explained author S.P. Grogan, “was to create a treasure hunt where the clues were hidden within the writing. A reader would first enjoy the mystery, then go back to seek a hidden dagger secreted somewhere in the Vegas Valley that was redeemable for $25,000 cash.” After three years of searching by those called ‘Questors’, with bus tours to clue locations, creation of Questor Club discussion groups, and hundreds of arm-chair Questors around the world sending in their guesses, the dagger was never discovered, though many were close.

Fast forward to 2019 when independent publisher, Histria Books, which specializes in non-fiction, decided to expand into literary fiction by acquiring the boutique publishing house, Addison & Highsmith Publishers, which held the rights to all of author S.P. Grogan’s works.  The editors at Histria Books agreed with author Grogan to republish Vegas Die if he would incorporate a new Quest Mystery in the story. So it was, and a new treasure hunt is now ready for launch.

“I think Questors, old and new, are buying up the 2008 Vegas Die edition,” said Mike Cowling, a major Questor in the original hunt, “because they want to re-familiarize themselves with the nuances within what we call Vegas Die 1.0, and following the Quest Mystery mantra: “Nothing Is As It Seems”. In recent years, Mike Cowling and Kristie Thor have become the main stars in the treasure hunting world, most recently being vlog leaders and influencers in the Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunt of a chest filled with $1+ million dollars of coins and jewels, which one month ago actually was found. Cowling and Thor through their active treasure hunt forum, https://www.hintofriches.com/ have been designated one of the Official Questor resource sites. They will be active in the Vegas Die hunt themselves, as well as imparting news and information to any interested Questors.

The prize of the Vegas Die 2.0 Quest Mystery, the 2020 Anniversary Edition, is a base of $2,500 with a percentage of book sales going to increase the prize pool to be awarded to the lucky treasure discoverer. Instead of a dagger, a pirate-era doubloon is out there, somewhere hidden in the Vegas Valley. Go to the author’s site: www.spgrogan.com for QM hunt rules.

Vegas Die will be released in hardcover by Histria Books on September 15th followed by an eBook release on October 15th. You can pre-order the book at HistriaBooks.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major bookstores and online retailers, as well as at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/210178672890280/

Getting a head start by buying Vegas Die 1.0 might be a smart move, if you can find any copies. Owning a copy might be your first treasure rarity. Histria Books will be releasing another Quest Mystery, Captain Cooked, in December 2020. While our heroine looks for love on all the wrong beaches, someone has poisoned the island’s famous singing star.

Titles published by Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com. For more info on Vegas Die, contact: info@histriabooks.com or write the author directly at grogan.sp@gmail.com or visit www.spgrogan.com

 

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Histria Books announces the release of Verona van de Leur’s autobiography, Simply Verona: Breaking All the Rules https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-release-of-verona-van-de-leurs-autobiography-simply-verona-breaking-all-the-rules/ https://histriabooks.com/histria-books-announces-the-release-of-verona-van-de-leurs-autobiography-simply-verona-breaking-all-the-rules/#respond Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:01:24 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2455 Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of world champion gymnast and adult entertainment star Verona van de Leur’s autobiography, Simply Verona: Breaking All the Rules, released under its Gaudium imprint.

Verona van de Leur rose to fame in 2002, winning a silver medal on the floor exercise at the World Gymnastics Championships. She became the most famous gymnast from the Netherlands was named ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ in 2002. Although her remarkable talent brought her medals, money, and fame, and she seemed like a young woman on top of the world, Verona’s life soon spun out of control. Abused and exploited by those closest to her, Verona suddenly lost everything that she had worked so hard to achieve.

Living on the streets of Holland, she was homeless, penniless, living out of her car, contemplating taking her own life. But from the depths of despair, Verona emerged to rediscover herself and to become a successful, albeit controversial, entrepreneur, building a highly successful career in adult entertainment. In her new autobiography, Verona tells her true story to the world, discussing the world of gymnastics, the abuses she suffered in the sport, and her successful struggle to overcome all of the obstacles she faced, both in and out of the gym. She will also reveal how she built a highly successful career in adult entertainment and rebuilt her life from the depths of despair.

Simply Verona: Breaking All the Rules is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. Histria Books is a member of the Independent Book Publisher Association (IBPA). For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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Barnes and Noble hosted a book signing for S.P. Grogan’s new novel Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive https://histriabooks.com/s-p-grogan-booksigning-at-barnes-and-noble/ https://histriabooks.com/s-p-grogan-booksigning-at-barnes-and-noble/#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2020 23:02:14 +0000 https://histriabooks.com/?p=2406 Barnes and Noble invited author S.P. Grogan to sign copies of his new book, Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive at their Summerlin location in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Numerous fans, admirers, and book lovers turned out to talk about the Lafayette and his future writing projects with the best-selling author, as well as to take home a signed copy of the book.

In Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 1757-1777, S.P. Grogan writes a fascinating fictional narrative about Gilbert Lafayette and his coming-of-age in the mid-1770s amidst the decadence of Queen Marie Antoinette’s French court. The story begins with young Gilbert sworn to avenge his military father’s death at the hands of the British. The reader will track how a country boy of Auvergne became the richest orphan in France, and how forces behind the throne, trying to gain control over his fortune, seek to marry him off to a twelve-year-old girl to support one of the most powerful military castes in France.

Lafayette – Courtier to Crown Fugitive is an ‘action’ story of highway robbers, spies, and court intrigues. The reader can see the developing psychological make-up of Lafayette: his search for a father-figure, his need for supportive love, and his blind passion for glory and fame. What is revealed is a young boy in the throes of transformation under the influences of Queen Marie Antoinette’s lifestyle of spoiled privilege, his attitude toward his young wife in a forced marriage, the secrets of the Masonic fraternity, the writings of Voltaire, the Encyclopédistes, and the voice of the anti-slavery Abbot Raynal. All come together to transform his mindset, as Gilbert, blinded by class liberté idealism, seeks to run away to join the American revolutionary army. In doing so, he becomes a fugitive from the King’s edicts, and his ensuing flight and pursuit climax in a showdown on the beaches of Spain.

This outstanding novel has been nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award for best historical fiction. This beautiful hardcover edition is available at HistriaBooks.com and at all major book retailers: Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 370 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-031-5. The book will be released in paperback and ebook formats on May 15, 2020. Titles published by Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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