No Defense released

My new hockey romance novel, No Defense, is now out in both ebook and print formats. No Defense cover web

After giving up the worst goal of his NHL career and at the worst possible time – overtime of the Stanley Cup Championship Game 7 — Tyler McKenzie flees to Africa. But even a safari into the famed Serengeti can’t wipe away the sting of his failure. He sees it everywhere he looks.

Except when he looks into the eyes of Angie Smolinski, an outspoken, bull-in-the-china-shop firecracker he finds far more interesting than any of the beauties back home.

They fall head over heels for each other until the firecracker explodes like a bomb.

Available on KindleNOOK,  Kobo,  Smashwords,  and Amazon (print).

I’ll be happy to provide autographed and personalized copies of the trade paperback, but my hot-off-the-presses shipment won’t arrive until after the holidays. If you can wait until then, please send $15 to cover the book and standard shipping ($2 extra for Priority Mail).

Even better, select additional titles or copies (whatever combination you’d like) and save even more: $27 for any two, $38 for three, $48 for four, and $58 for five. That includes standard shipping within the continental United States. Pay by Paypal or check. Send Paypal payment to my hewriter@uscho.com account; mail checks to PO Box 482, Andover, MA 01810-0009.

A New Old Title

Bubba Goes for Broke, my comedy and crime caper first published in 2011, has now been reissued under my name. It originally came out under the pen name David Bawdy because it was being released at the same time as my first young adult title, Cracking the Ice. My editor felt strongly that I needed a pen name to avoid confusion between the R-rated Bubba title and Cracking.

But enough time has passed and I’ve written additional Young Adult books as well as those not appropriate for the YA audience and people seem to have figured it all out. If there’s a teenager in sports gear, it’s YA; if there’s a bare-chested hunk on the cover, it’s a romance.

And then there’s Bubba and Tiffany. You may know Tiffany as the star in my quirky short story, “Tiffany Gets her Boobs.”

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“‘Tiffany’ works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman. Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it. You will too.”
–USA Today Bestselling Author Kristine Kathyrn Rusch

Well, here come Bubba and Tiffany, the oddest of odd couples.

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If a dim-witted, sex-crazed crook falls in love, does he get any dumber? You can bet a boob-jobbed Hooters waitress he does. And when she wants to become a televangelist with a little something extra, guess who’s going to pay? Meet Bubba Winslow.

“David H. Hendrickson tickles my funny bone in the best possible way.” — Annie Reed, author of Pretty Little Horses

“Good stuff… head-slapping, outrageous humor” — Terry Hayman, author of Chasing the Minotaur

Available on KindleNOOK, and Smashwords.

A favorite photo

Here’s a photo of my awesome new friend, Tyler, holding copies of Cracking the Ice and Offside.  Tyler, hope you like both of them!

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Ellery Queen’s issue with “Huram’s Temple” now out

The March/April double issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine contains my story “Huram’s Temple”and is now available at your local newsstand. Ellery Queen’s is the number one mystery magazine in the world, so it’s well worth your time and reading dollars.

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Personalized copies available of all my novels

Autographed, personalized copies are available for all four of my novels: Offside, Body Check, Bubba Goes for Broke (writing as David Bawdy), and Cracking the Ice.

For any combination of books, the cost is $15 for the first, $27 for any two, $38 for any three, and $48 for any four. That includes shipping within the United States, autographed and personalized per your request.

Pay by Paypal or check. Send Paypal payment to my hewriter@uscho.com account; mail checks to me at PO Box 482, Andover, MA 01810-0009.

Thank you!

Offside now available in trade paperback

Pentucket Publishing has released my latest novel, Offside, in a very attractive trade paperback edition. It is available at all of the best online and retail stores. This follows the December release of the electronic edition.

Early reactions from readers have been unanimously enthusiastic. I hope you’ll consider it.

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Pentucket Publishing releases Offside for e-books

Pentucket Publishing has released my latest novel, Offside, in all electronic formats. The paper version will become available in early January.

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Officially, it’s a Young Adult title because its hero is a teenager and the content is age-appropriate for readers 13 and up. Offside will also span both the Young Adult Sports and Young Adult Historical categories. Even so, I expect that, as was the case with Cracking the Ice, most of its readers will be adults and they’ll love it. Offside is truly a story for all ages.

Those who like football (and fans of the 1967 Boston Red Sox) will find extra things to appreciate, as will those who remain fascinated by the sixties and all the conflicts that existed in that era. But I’ve also had first readers who aren’t sports fans (and a couple who aren’t American so they aren’t into the historical angle), and they still loved the story.

It’s all about the story.

Here’s the description along with the links:

“Rabbit” Labelle loves football, but the tiny, rural Maine town where he lives isn’t big enough to support a team. After his father moves the family to the big, bad city, Rabbit finally gets his chance to play the sport he loves the most, but he must also confront the dangers of “Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin.” Since it’s 1967 and cities are torn by racial turmoil, this includes his father’s greatest fear: “the Negroes.”

Rabbit, who’d been the most popular kid in Plainfield, Maine, struggles to make friends and wonders if he’ll even survive. Only football can save him.

Find Offside here: KindleNookKobo, and Smashwords. $5.99

“Huram’s Temple” to appear in March/April Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

My story “Huram’s Temple” will appear in the March/April issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.  The issue will appear on the newsstands in late January, so keep your eyes out for it. I’m honored to have this story appear in such a prestigious publication.

“One-Night Stands for Love and Glory” appears in Fiction River

A new story of mine appeared a few days ago when Fiction River: Universe Between released. Fiction River is a terrific multi-genre anthology series that has gained great renown in little over a year. The Universe Between issue includes a rarity for me, a science fiction story, “One-Night Stands for Love and Glory.” What isn’t rare, at least I hope not, is that it will make you laugh; it may also make you cry.

Fiction River is available in electronic and paper formats, and by subscription or individual issue. I’ve been a subscriber since the very first issue and highly recommend it. Click here for further details.

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Price drop

Pentucket Publishing has dropped the price of the electronic editions of Cracking the Ice and my sex comedy Bubba Goes for Broke (written under the pen name David Bawdy). If you haven’t read them yet, now’s the time.