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.

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The Good Fight 2: Villains
Series: The Good Fight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,590. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The second anthology from the authors of the Pen & Cape Society contains eleven all-new tales from the wrong side of the law. The proceeds of this collection will benefit long-time comic book author James Hudnall, who has fallen upon hard times, losing a foot to diabetes and becoming homeless. They may write about villains, but they're a pretty heroic bunch.
Champion
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Mustang Sally Trilogy 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,660. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a fellow superhero is murdered, Mustang Sally takes up the case to find his killer. At the same time, a new hero named Champion makes a big splash when he announces a competing organization to Just Cause. Somehow, Champion and the murder victim are linked, and Sally must risk everything that makes her a hero to not only uncover the real killer, but the motive.
Just Cause
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Mustang Sally Trilogy 1 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Revised & Expanded! A New Hero For A New Era Mustang Sally has some speedy shoes to fill. This young superhero has waited her whole life to join Just Cause – the premiere team of American heroes. Now she’s hoping her super-speed will earn a spot on the same team to which her parents and grandparents belonged. A chance encounter with the villain who killed her father changes everything.
The Archmage
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Mustang Sally Trilogy 2 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,280. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this sequel to the superhero novel Just Cause, Mustang Sally and the team Just Cause return to face their deadliest foe yet, a magic user who has designs upon ruling the entire world. And even worse, he's powerful enough to do it. Just Cause will have their hands full with The Archmage.
Castles
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As a new president takes the White House, Just Cause returns to New York City for the first time in eight years, under the command of its newest leader: Mustang Sally. But a Senator has made it her mission to shut down Just Cause and put her own parahuman militia into place. With enemies at every turn, Sally and her teammates must risk their lives and freedom to halt the Senator's plans.
Pedals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A Tale from After the Apocalypse Once the gasoline ran out, the only way for the wasteland wanderers to get around was on bicycles. Gibs is one of those lost souls, only living from day to day and mile after mile. Existing, not living. Sometimes hunting, sometimes being hunted.
Deep Six
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 4 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When criminals are convicted, they go to jail. When they have parahuman abilities, they go to Deep Six, the most secure prison facility in the world. Six thousand feet underground, nobody has ever escaped from it. Until now. The parahuman terrorist called Misrule engineers a mass breakout, and it falls to a pair of prison guards to stop the world's most dangerous criminals from reaching freedom.
JCU Omnibus, Vol. 1
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,820. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A collection of seven short stories set in the Just Cause Universe of superhero fiction. The Freakshow, Arrowheads, and Dust to Dust previously appeared in the collection Those Who Came Before (out of print). The Scent of Rose Petals previously appeared as a stand-alone tale. Pride, Falling, and Gideon's Horn are new tales never before in print.
Action! Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book gives writers pointers and guidelines on how to improve their action scenes by implementing some of the same kinds of techniques used in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an introduction to the basic concepts of an Action Scene, and application of the concepts, this book gives writers the tools to write their own expert-level action scenes! KAPOW! BANG! ZOOM!
Day of the Destroyer
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 3 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,050. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
July 13, 1977 - The lives of four super-powered people become irrevocably intertwined when the lights go out in New York City, plunging their world into chaos. The superheroes of Just Cause, grown soft and complacent without any supervillains to challenge them, must overcome their personal demons as well as uphold the law in a lawless land of rioters, arson, and murder.
Jackrabbit
Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the God of Rabbits recruits him to save the world from an invasion of interstellar cockroaches, it seems like it might be a pretty cool gig. Unfortunately, in the spectrum of god-like abilities, rabbits rank pretty low, and Jay received the ability to make snarky wisecracks, jump real high, and… that’s about all. Can Jackrabbit and the Bluebird Herald successfully defend humanity?


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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.