A Storm Hits Valparaíso – Released Today!

In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters.

Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of thieves, mercenaries, slaves, and prostitutes to free Argentina from the Spanish Empire.

A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic, 400-page historical adventure with a huge cast of characters whose stories gradually interweave, including: two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his life, a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption in a foreign land; an Indian trapped in the death mines of Potosí; and a Spanish general who deserts the army to raise the flag of rebellion against Madrid.

A Storm Hits Valparaíso is available for $4.99/£3.99/3.99 Euro from Amazon USAmazon UK, and Amazon Germany, as well as Smashwords (if you own a different e-reader). If you are in Ireland/South Africa/Canada/Australia, you can pick up a copy from Amazon US.

It will also be available from Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Sony shortly, but if you frequent these stores, you can buy a version that works for you on Smashwords.

All of my titles are currently only available as e-books. However, don’t forget that you can read e-books on any computer, tablet, or laptop, and on most phones, with this free software. A paperback edition will be released in January.

Download the first six chapters as a PDF:

A Storm Hits Valparaíso by David Gaughran – First Six Chapters

I’m very proud to publish this book and it marks the culmination of a long journey. I started this novel in 2006, and in the five-and-a-half years since then, I have written and re-written the book more times than I care to remember. I almost walked away from it – for good – this summer, only to be rescued by my talented editor, who steered my over the finish line. You can read the full story of the (long) road to publication here.

Any help you could give by sharing this post as widely as possible would be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas!

37 Replies to “A Storm Hits Valparaíso – Released Today!”

  1. Congrats, Dave. I’ve been following your journey for several weeks now and know you must be REALLY excited. Congrats and best wishes for Storm’s success!


    (p.s. Print some t-shirts with that cover design…it kicks a$$). 🙂

  2. Thank you very much guys. I wish I could stay and see how the book does – I think it’s already around the Top 20 Hot New Releases in Historical Fiction and “Literary”, so that’s a very good start – but my presence is demanded in the pub!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Enjoy the pub and have a Merry Chrsitmas David! You deserve it. :}

    I’ll be pick up a copy sometime after I open my christmas presensce. (Reading on my net book using apps, not very easy.) Plus I do think I will be picking up a paper copy in Jan for my Da’s birthday in March. :}

  4. Hi David,
    Congratulations! If you’re looking for an indie translator for an Italian edition of your novel, here I am! Happy to be part of a great change! (I’ve read your post about translations)
    Hope you have a bright Christmas!

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  6. Congratulations, David, and happy release day!
    I’m looking forward to A Storm Hits Valparaiso and hope it’s a great success.
    Oh yeah, and Merry Christmas!

  7. Not to bang the same drum the others are, but release day always enjoys a hearty congratulations. Will be picking this up when I get the Kindle Fire I’m not supposed to know about for Christmas :).

  8. Congrats Dave! You must be so relieved! Wish you all the best and may it shoot up the charts and may you have the best xmas ever! (sent you a message on Facebook as well )

  9. Congratulations! I look forward to reading it. Have to say one thing first, though… that’s the best cover of a book I’ve seen in years! Fantastically evocative, makes me want to read the story.

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  11. Congratulations, David! How is it that we both managed to publish novels on the very same day? We couldn’t have succeeded if we had actually planned it. : ) I’m off to buy my copy. I’m very much intrigued to find out what happens to Catalina. Best, Katherine Owen

  12. Congratulations, David! I’ll post and tweet and generally shout it about… you must be chuffed.

    Go have a drink on me… I’m celebrating too. Made my political thriller RUNNING free today only and I’ve gotten to #18 on the Free list, and I’ve had 7,000+ downloads so far.

    Oh, and I’m about to go buy A Storm Hits Valparaiso!

  13. Congrats, David. I can’t wait to read! This is the big one. You are an extremely talented writer and I wish you all the luck in the world. 😉

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