Friday, December 21, 2012

Daily Kindle Bargains - Full Fathom Five by Peter A. Smalley

Full Fathom Five by Peter A. Smalley is available on Kindle for just $2.99.


The American Civil War has ground the South into the dust for ten long years thanks in large part to the Anaconda Plan: with its naval dominance, the Union's unbeatable ironclad warships surround the entire South, slowly but surely constricting trade and isolating the Confederacy from any outside aid. Despite how long the South has been able to hold out, the end is assured. 

Now two Confederate Secret Service agents and an engineer will take ship with a privateer captain and brave the Union naval blockade of New Orleans, daring the wrath of the North in a desperate attempt to reach Europe where Confederate gold can buy ironclad warships - and help the South win the Civil War. But when their ship is blown off course to an uncharted island somewhere in the Caribbean, the crew must decide if the best course for their mission lies with a European shipyard, or with the island's strange inhabitants. Whatever they choose, the course of the Civil War - and their own survival - hangs in the balance. 

Full Fathom Five is a lovingly researched novella of war and bravery, love and betrayal, and soul-wrenching personal choices set against the rich backdrop of the American Civil War. Inspired by themes in Shakespeare, this story of one man's journey will remain with readers long after the final page is turned.

From the Reviewers:

"Clever, thought-provoking, and superbly written.  Smalley weaves his words onto the page with a flourish and a clear passion for his genre." --The Gate

"If you're a steampunk fan, or merely steam-curious, this is worth your time”

--R. K. MacPherson, Amazon review

About the Author:

Peter A. Smalley was not so much born as he was the object of a suitably ominous origin story. If only Marvel had been more attentive, I, Writer might even now be a successful comic and movie franchise starring Colin Farrell. So it goes.

Like so many writers and mad scientists, Peter knew from an early age he was different from the other children. In the third grade he told his teachers he wanted to be a 'cemist' (sic) and although he has since fulfilled that precocious goal, his youthful ambitions in science came too late to fully obscure his first love; he had already written his first work of fiction a year prior, the accurately entitled A Second Grade Tragedy. Since that tender age these twin abiding passions have illuminated the oft-crooked path leading through both his formal and informal educations.

Peter was raised in Seattle, Washington. In 2011 his picture appeared in the New York Times for something that had nothing directly to do with writing, but coincidentally, his first self-published work also came out in 2011: a speculative fantasy novella titled The Burning Times ( This was quickly followed by the full-length fantasy novel Grimme (, which likewise took place in an alternate-history setting known as The Europas Cycle. He co-edited and contributed to the acclaimed recent anthologie 20,001: A Steampunk Odyssey ( His Shakespearean Steampunk novella Full Fathom Five ( appears in the anthologie and as a stand-alone ebook. Disbelief, his first Paranormal Romance thriller, came out in Summer 2012. He is also the founder of Kindling Press, an independent epublishing imprint, along with co-founder Jason Vanhee.

Follow Peter Smalley on Twitter: @Peter_Smalley

Also, be sure to visit his small press website and his Amazon author link.

Click here to download Full Fathom Five (or a free sample) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.