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Hiram Week: The Twelve Little Hitlers – free today!

January 14, 2014 by Richard Wright in Journal, Writing

Hiram week

Welcome to Hiram Week. It is day two. Click the cover below, and download Scott Christian Carr’s Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers to your kindle for free.

twelve little hitlersIn 2010 Shroud Publishing released five standalone novellas in paperback, each detailing one of the singular and scandalous adventures of deviant globetrotting adventurer Hiram Grange. Each was written by a different author, had a cover and full page interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and was designed throughout by Danny Evarts.

Every day this week you’ll be able to get a new book in the series for free. The schedule is below, but I’ll be reminding you by blog as we go along. Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers has… well… twelve Hitlers in it. After reading it Lloyd Kaufman, head of Troma Entertainment, drunkenly told his bartender that it was “More fun than a barrel full of Hitlers… The best novel since Don Quixote!” The bartender closed shop early that night in his rush to claim a copy, thereby preventing the meeting of David Sherman and Rita Thompson. Their daughter Rose, had she been born, would have gone on to discover cures for several of the most hideous cancers to stalk humanity. Sorry about that.

When I first read Hitlers it made my head spin. I thought it was like my strangest, funniest, most disturbing bender ever, if that had involved a handgun and some Hitlers.

Hiram Grange is a deviant. He is, as one reviewer rightly described, 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.

My own piece of the Hiram puzzle, Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow, will be free on Friday. I once wrote four blogs about the development of the series here, if you like that sort of thing.

You don’t have to download the rest of the series to enjoy Twelve Little Hitlers. 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 come back tomorrow. For free monkeys and Jodie Fosters. Seriously.

Links to each of the books at your local Amazon are below, in case you want a glimpse at what’s coming, or catch up with what you missed. If you prefer a paperback to an ebook, they’re available too (but not for free).

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

Hiram Grange and the Chosen One by Kevin Lucia

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