Body Check released in electronic formats

Body Check, the new romance novel by bestselling author D.H. Hendrickson, is now available in most electronic formats.

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Sportswriter Olivia Turnbull covers the Blades, Boston’s professional hockey team. She’d never break the taboo against dating one of the players. The temptation never even crosses her mind.

Until, that is, the Blades trade for Chad Finnegan. She and Chad enjoyed a torrid love affair during their college days and when he arrives, one look dooms them both.

Their love breaks all the rules, but the forbidden fruit tastes too sweet until they learn that it could cost them everything.

Body Check provides an insider’s view of newspapers, sports writing, and hockey, but most of all, it tells a captivating tale of star-crossed lovers.

Available on Kindle, NOOK, Kobo, Smashwords, and other formats. $5.99

A trade paperback edition is forthcoming.

Bubba Goes for Broke now in trade paperback

Bubba Goes for Broke, the hilarious sex comedy/crime caper by David Bawdy, is now available in trade paperback for the first time.  It retails for $15.99. Contact us at pentucket.publishing@gmail.com for volume discounts.

For personalized copies, contact the author at dave.hendrickson@gmail.com (David Bawdy is a pen name of his).

New edition of Bubba Goes for Broke

A new electronic edition of David Bawdy’s hilarious novel Bubba Goes for Broke has been released on all sites.  This version offers several improvements and corrections.

Additionally, a trade paperback will be released before the end of the month.  This will mark the first appearance of the title in a paper edition.

Three new stories available

Three humorous David H. Hendrickson short stories are now available in all the leading e-book formats.  They are each available as lead titles with the other two included as bonus stories.

Can Devin Patrick O’Donnell spend St. Patrick’s Day barhopping with a leprechaun without so much as touching a drop of the spirits? The leprechaun has offered a pot of gold. How hard can it be?

At a small town casino in Oregon, Icepick Louie tells all the bumpkins how minor league they are. He bets twenty large they can’t name a thing that can top its counterpart back in Boston. Since people who accept challenges from Icepick Louie often wind up with busted kneecaps, he can barely control his laughter when a scrawny geek with thick glasses speaks up and proposes Flo’s clam chowder.

Olivia loves her books. They fill every shelf, are stacked high on every floor, and have taken over every room. Her boyfriend Charlie can hardly see the TV. And oh yeah, Olivia would rather read than talk to him. What’s Charlie to do? Give her an ultimatum? She can pick him or the books? Probably not a good idea.

“Tiffany” now a bestseller for seven months

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” by David Bawdy has now spent seven months on the Kindle Humor and Short Story bestseller lists (free download category).   This prequel to his novel Bubba Goes for Broke earned a great endorsement months ago from USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathyrn Rusch.

 ” ‘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.”



A first: nonfiction at Pentucket Publishing

We’ve decided to make an exception and start publishing selected nonfiction from our top fiction writers.

The kickoff piece is Hendu’s Story: From Dream To Reality by Dave Hendrickson.

How did the kid who was always falling down achieve his dreams of playing college hockey? How did he finish as co-captain on a team that enjoyed the best season in the program’s history?

This cult classic tells it all: part memoir, part roadmap of how to achieve a dream, and part story of a father’s love for his son.

Hendu’s Story follows the little kid with the big heart through all the tough decisions. Go to the team that always wins or the one with the best coach? Play summer hockey? Leave home for boarding school? Play it safe or roll the dice during the gut-wrenching college selection process?

Hendu’s Story will make you laugh, make you think, and just maybe make you cry.

Although it’s available in six individual parts, the full collection offers the best value and represents the intended reading experience.

Part I: Beginnings
Part II: Youth Hockey
Part III: Summer Hockey
Part IV: High School
Part V: College Selection
Part VI: College

“Tiffany” still in the Top 50

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” by David Bawdy continues to show staying power on the Kindle Humor Bestseller list. It’s now spent the last three months in the Top 50! 

If you haven’t read it, download your free copy today. See the links on the sidebar for the Kindle, NOOK, and Smashwords (for all the e-readers other than Kindle and NOOK). And check out the first two chapters of Bubba Goes for Broke, included in the download.

Here’s what USA Today Bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch said about “Tiffany.”

“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.

The lull before the storm

While extenuating circumstances have prevented us from releasing any new titles recently, that’s about to end. Look for a batch of new short stories to become available soon.

“Tiffany” still strong on bestseller list

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” remains on the Kindle Humor Bestseller list, currently holding strong at number thirty-two. That’s almost two months now in the Top Forty. If you haven’t read it, download your free copy today.

“Tiffany” a Kindle Humor bestseller!

David Bawdy’s hilarious short story “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” is now 13th on the Kindle Free Download bestseller list in the Humor category! 

Here are some reviews:

I was prepared for a funny story from Bawdy, but not one with such a smart girl (based on the title). By the end of the story, I found myself actually admiring Tiffany’s spunk, her intelligence, and seriously out-of-the box thinking. I’m looking forward to buying his “Bubba Goes for Broke” novel set in the same universe. Should be a fun read.

and…

Highly recommended. :-D Couldn’t stop laughing. Don’t be deceived by the title. The story isn’t just outrageously funny, it’s smart.

and…

I wasn’t going to read this one just because of the title – but you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover and besides, a female co-worker told me it was a good short story and had a few laughs.

Well, she was right – this was actually pretty funny and a good 10 minute or so read during my lunch break. Without having a spoiler, there is no sex involved, I did laugh out loud a few times (especially at some of the potential names of the business), and this marketing plan that worked for the main character is so simple and like P.T. Barnum I could see it working on each college campus for one person.

If you are looking for a quick and humorous read during your lunch break or waiting for the carpool line, give this one a shot!