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Hiram Week: The Nymphs of Krakow – free today!

January 17, 2014 by Richard Wright in Journal, News, Writing

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of KrakowWelcome. It is the fifth and final day of Hiram Week, and all roads lead to Krakow. Click the cover on the left to jump through to Amazon and download my own entry in the series – Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow – for free. If you know people who might enjoy a frenetic chase around wintry Poland, please do let them know that they can also download this for free.

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow is the second book to take Hiram out of the USA. It opens on werebats and closes on something else with wings and teeth that’s larger by far. It is to date Hiram’s final novella length outing, and an ideal read for a cold winter evening. Back in 2010 horror maestro Brian Keene said it was “Twisted, shocking, and full of pitch black humour and darkly original twists. One of the best books I’ve read this year.”  I gave him back his kittens almost immediately.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of Hiram, then you should know that he is a deviant. As one reviewer rightly described, he is a laundry list of character defects. He’s an alcoholic, a casual misogynist, a heavy drug user. If you had to choose one man on earth to pick up a weapon and defend us from creatures you can scarcely put names to, it would not be Hiram Grange.

Unfortunately, nobody gave you that choice.

Hiram GrangeNo two Hiram books are exactly alike, because no two Hiram authors are exactly alike. It is Hiram who remains constant through the series, and the horrific lunacy he is forced to confront. His adventures are short and fast paced, suitable to be read in a couple of days. They are pulp adventure fiction brought up to date.

You don’t have to download the rest of the series to enjoy The Nymphs of Krakow. Although Hiram’s world changes across the course of the series, each book was written to include the information you need to know for that particular story. The growth of Hiram and his world is a nice extra, for those who begin at the beginning.

Go and download it now, before you forget.

And that was Hiram Week. I hope you grabbed some free reading, and that you enjoy the despicable rogue when you turn to the first page and meet him. It’s a relief and a pleasure to see him finally storming onto the kindle (every book has charted somewhere or other on Amazon this week). Links to each of the books at your local Amazon are below, in case you want to catch up with the rest of the series. If you prefer a paperback to an ebook, they’re available too (but not for free).

Hiram week

Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned by Jake Burrows

Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers by Scott Christian Carr

Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist by Robert Davies (still free for Kindle at time of writing)

Hiram Grange and the Chosen One by Kevin Lucia (still free for Kindle a time of writing)

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow by Richard Wright

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“It was a wicked good ride through some dark, twisted avenues with a demented savior… a gritty and sexy balls-to-the-walls adventure. If you’re a fan of dark urban fantasy like me, then you’ll rejoice upon finding this treasure trove.” – Rebecca Baumann, Dirty Sexy Books.

“In a realm of already murky morality, Wright has dumped Hiram into a fog shrouded mire where once-pure intentions are taking on a sinister tinge. He has done a marvelous job of ramping up the consequences here and it makes for a riveting read.” – Anton Cancre, Horrornews

“I highly recommend the entire Hiram Grange Series and i will be looking into more of Wright’s work. Do yourself a service and use the link to the left to go over to Shroud and snag yourself a copy of the book, you WILL enjoy it.” – Kurt M. Criscione