Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.'s "Family Cursemas" Available Free From Curiosity Quills Press

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Washington, D.C. author Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. releases holiday murder-mystery "Family Cursemas" for free, via Smashwords, for a limited time.

Family Cursemas, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

Family Cursemas, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. spins a sharp and mysterious holiday murder that should appeal to a broad audience.

As this festive holiday season draws to a close, Curiosity Quills Press is happy to announce that Family Cursemas, Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.’s Holiday-themed murder-mystery, is now available as a free download from Smashwords for a limited time only.

Family Cursemas is the first installment in Mr. Kierkegaard’s Megamillionaire Murders series, a brief synopsis of which is below:

"When the wealthy Goodman family assembles for its gloomy annual holiday reunion in their divorced mother’s crumbling mansion, Holly Singletary is pressed into service to help cater the Christmas Eve dinner. When 'the storm of the century' hits, the attendees have more than a blackout to worry about. Someone – or something – is killing off the Goodman family one by one.

Only Holly can solve the mystery of the murderer’s identity before her first-grade sweetheart becomes the final victim…"

Marketing director Lisa Gus shares news of the encouraging response to Family Cursemas‘ initial test release:

"With several hundred downloads in the first hours of release, we hope our readers will share Family Cursemas with friends and family this New Year’s," Lisa reports. "Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. spins a sharp and mysterious holiday murder that should appeal to a broad audience."

Professionally edited by another Curiosity Quills Press author, Vicki Keire, Family Cursemas is bound to make a splash, along with Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.’s other currently available work, The Department of Magic.

Readers can download their free copy of Family Cursemas at:

About Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and cartoonist best known in the US for his comic strip, “Rock Opera“, which ran as a regular feature in Heavy Metal Magazine during the 1980s.

He is the author of two French graphic novel collections, “Stars Massacre“, (released in the US as “Shooting Stars“) and “Rock Monstres“, both published by Editions Albin Michel, Paris. His first novel, “Obama Jones & The Logic Bomb”, is published by Dogma Press.

“The Department of Magic” and “Family Cursemas (Megamilionnaire Murders, Vol. 1)” will be Rod’s first published works through Curiosity Quills Press this Holiday season, followed by “The God Particle” in early 2012.

About Curiosity Quills Press

Curiosity Quills Press (, launched its independent publishing imprint in June, 2011 by writers, for writers, out of a common frustration with the state of publishing today. Instead of relying on readers to sift through the so-called "Amazon slush-pile", CQ presents a uniformly top-notch level of quality, tastefully curated, hard-hitting storylines, and memorable characters readers won't forget amidst their Kindle downloading sprees.

We know it's hard to stand out from the crowd when it's millions large, but Curiosity Quills Press helps level the playing field through its members' innovative social media approach, a transparent culture, and a deeply passionate team.


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