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SYRENKA Paperback Now Available

You demanded it, and we delivered. SYRENKA, Stephen Oravec’s reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, is now out in paperback!

Previously only available in digital form, now is your chance to own a physical copy of SYRENKA featuring its gorgeous new cover by illustrator Aubriel Evans.

SYRENKA is also part of the Kindle MatchBook program, so if you purchase the print edition, you get the Kindle edition for FREE.

We’re also happy to announce SYRENKA has just recently been given another five star review on Amazon:

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We appreciate the praise SYRENKA has received, and we hope many more of you will enjoy this tale now in paperback!

New Cover by Aubriel Evans for SYRENKA

We’re happy to announce Stephen Oravec’s SYRENKA has an all-new cover by the talented illustrator Aubriel Evans!

Currently a Kindle exclusive retailing at $2.99, SYRENKA will be free to download Tuesday, January 31 through Friday, February 3, 2017 on Amazon. Additionally, SYRENKA is available through the Kindle Unlimited program as a free title.

We hope you’ll give this reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE MERMAID a read and it and its new cover a review on Amazon!

We Are The Same

“Dalek,” the sixth episode of the new Doctor Who series, is the first 9th Doctor episode I really took to. This has a lot to do with it featuring such a classic antagonist as the Dalek. Their tank design and robotic voices really grew on me while watching the adventures of the 11th and 12th Doctors, and I enjoyed seeing all the swiveling of the head and torso and hearing all the variances in the Dalek’s voice as it struggled with emotion. The regeneration scene, the opening and closing of the armor, and the destruction scene were all just bonuses for an episode which really showcased the Dalek design.

All the scenes with the Doctor and the Dalek and Rose and the Dalek are great, as they deal with questions of ethics and individual purpose. This episode is one of those stories I am a sucker for: where evil shows it is capable of good, and good shows it is capable of evil. Furthermore, it’s a great companion episode in that Rose plays the conscience, guiding not only the Doctor but the Dalek as well.

More Reviews!

Happy Groundhog Day!

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.

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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.

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We hope you get a chance to read SYRENKA sometime soon, and we’d love to hear what you think!