Local Hero Press, LLC

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Local Hero Press, LLC is a publishing company dedicated to releasing print and ebook editions of novel-length works and collections, focusing on but not limited to works of superhero fiction.

All ebooks released through LHP are guaranteed DRM-free.

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Graceful Blur
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Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 · The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
At Speed Week, superhero Mustang Sally aims to be the first person ever to break the speed of sound...on foot!
The Milkman: SuperSekrit Extra Cheesy Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
When Liza, an intrepid reporter, stakes her career on an interview with a milkman named Blake, things go from weird to worse when they are abducted by aliens. After finding out the real reason aliens anally probe their abductees, the two heroes have no choice but to recruit a makeshift army of genius bikers to take the fight to the aliens and save the world! Includes lots of bonus features!
Tuesday Night at Powerman's
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Series: The Harry Blaine Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
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Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.67)
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
Troubleshooters: The Longest Joke Ever Told
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.60)
Troubleshooters: The Longest Joke Ever Told is a big-budget action movie of a novel, filled with gunfights, explosions, chases, and memorable one-liners. Think Bruce Willis meets Mel Gibson with a dash of Chow Yun Fat and directed by James Cameron, leading toward a last-page punchline like a kick in the head. Buckle your safety harness for this nonstop, in-your-face ride.
Blood on the Ice
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.25)
When a talented new player joins the perennially-losing sub-minor-league hockey team, the Fighting Aardvarks, it marks the beginning of a winning tradition. But things aren't as they seem, and players begin to change. First line center Hammie learns the truth: the Aardvarks are becoming vampires, and it's up to him to stop them before the infestation spreads beyond just the team.
Pariah's Moon
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Series: The Pariah of Verigo, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,550. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.00)
Book One of The Pariah of Verigo series. Branded on his face and exiled following his forbidden affair with the Princess of Aelfland, Elven soldier Giele seeks redemption on the frontier across the ocean, but even fleeing half a world away isn’t far enough to escape the troubles that follow a marked man.
Upon A Midnight Clear
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
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On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.


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  • A Fly in Amber on Feb. 21, 2011

    This story reminds me of the kind of pieces that turn up in the "Probability Zero" section of Analog. It starts a little dry, rather like the scotch in question, I suppose, but has a smooth finish with no lingering nasty aftertaste.
  • Fate's Mirror on July 29, 2011

    FATE'S MIRROR by M.H. Mead is a fun read full of cyberpunky goodness. Morris is a hacker supreme (called a viker in this book), who is recruited by the NSA to hunt and destroy three powerful Electronic Consciousnesses. Should he fail, they will trigger a worldwide electromagnetic pulse to ensure the AIs' destruction. It sounds a little far-fetched, but then this IS cyberpunk. The battle scenes between Morris and the AIs are couched like eighteenth-century naval battles, with cannonades between ships and boarding parties. I thought there was a little too much wandering between narrative point-of-views, although I did enjoy the creative glimpses of the AIs' POV. Morris isn't the most likeable character in the world, but as I said before, this IS cyberpunk. The action is written well, the manuscript is free of errors, and it's a fast read.
  • The Caline Conspiracy on April 20, 2012

    This is another tale set in the same universe and featuring the same characters as Mead's previous work FATE'S MIRROR, which I've also read. In comparison to that work, THE CALINE CONSPIRACY is a much better book in my opinion. The character of Aidra, who is only a secondary character in Fate's Mirror, is a more appealing lead than Morris the hacker, and I found myself identifying with her right away. The story moves along at a brisk pace, peppered with cinematic action sequences. The book as a whole reads like a 90-minute detective/action movie. There's a definite twist that I didn't see coming, and it tied the plot up very nicely. My only complaint is that it was a fast read in the sense that most of the characters besides Aidra are undeveloped beyond talking scenery, and a few of the subplots which are begun are left virtually unexplored. Genetic manipulation makes for some fascinating and scary science fiction, and I felt there were some more opportunities to expand upon the horrors that man might create with it. The book would have benefited by adding some depth to the setting and minor characters. That being said, it was an enjoyable beer-and-pretzels read, and an admirable sophomoric effort. I'm looking forward to further adventures in M.H. Mead's near-future Detroit.