This past Tuesday, we held a Pokémon GO meetup at Spiegel Grove, the site of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, in Fremont, Ohio. Though members of all teams were invited, only a few members of Team Instinct showed up.
With five lures down, we managed to attract a bunch of Pidgeys and Weedles (surprise!) but also a couple Nidoran♂, a high CP Eevee, and a Haunter!
The lures were a success as we got to meet and chat with other Pokémon GO players from the area, most of whom were on Team Instinct as well. Consequently, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Pokémon Gym switched colors from Blue to Yellow while we were there.
Thank you to everyone who made it this past Tuesday!
Last month, two more reviews for SYRENKA were posted on Amazon.
The first reviewer wasn’t very happy with the ending of SYRENKA and gave it 2.5 stars although Amazon registered it as three. While we can appreciate that not everyone is into dark fairy tales, Stephen Oravec’s retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is openly and admittedly dark in its book blurb on Amazon. Readers looking for a Disneyesque happy ending will not find it here, and we would argue Oravec’s ending isn’t nearly as depressing as Andersen’s.
The second reviewer rated SYRENKA five stars and offered an analysis of the mood and moral of the story. We appreciate all reviews, but we are particularly happy with this reviewer’s willingness to inspect the depth of Oravec’s retelling of Andersen’s tale.
We hope you get a chance to read SYRENKA sometime soon, and we’d love to hear what you think!
Happy New Year, and Happy First Birthday to us! Here’s wishing you a healthy and productive year with lots of books read and games played.
To celebrate our first birthday, Stephen Oravec’s SYRENKA is FREE to download for Kindle today and tomorrow on Amazon. We hope you enjoy this dark retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE MERMAID told in the world of CINDERELLA CABLEPUNK.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on Facebook, and we hope you’ll leave a review on Amazon to help us raise awareness of Cablepunk Press and our titles.
SYRENKA gets its second review on Amazon, and it’s another 5 stars!
A short review, but very much appreciated!
SYRENKA book blurb:
A reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” Stephen Oravec’s “Syrenka” tells the tale of the double-amputee title character, a soldier discarded by society and reduced to poverty in Typhaon, a city first mentioned by the Prince of Amalthea in the author’s CINDERELLA CABLEPUNK. Obsessed with the Prince of Typhaon whose life she saved during the city’s Civil War, Syrenka will do anything to win him over, including making a deadly pact with the mysterious river witch Sibyl. A short, violent retelling, “Syrenka” will have you looking at classic characters in a dark, new light.
SYRENKA is available exclusively for Kindle on Amazon.