Part 1 of Red Wolf: Scout (book 2) is now live on Amazon! Soon to appear at all the usual book sites.
An unexpected hazard of going from a world of modern technology to a primitive, alternate Asia: explaining the concept of “swimsuit” to people who can’t swim. Nic must train a truly effective special forces team, and protect the only safe haven she’s found. The people of Shanmen fortress have accepted her— even if some still think she is a wolf demon in her spare time—but Feng Guo, the general in command, has a powerful enemy determined to wipe them out.
Nic must save the fortress and the people within from sabotage, single spies, and entire squads of soldiers in a world wracked by rebellion. She only has her wits and what she had on her when she was shunted to this timeline. What can she do with a cell phone, a tourist guide, and a very slightly used geology degree? Wreak havok, and let slip the Red Wolf of war!
All three parts are live and for sale. The preorders worked very well this time, so I think I’ll keep doing that. So what comes next?
The ebook version, all three parts in one seamless whole. For the people who prefer having it all in one glorious pile. Which may, possibly, have a teaser chapter …
The print version, and
The next book, Red Wolf: Scout! I am busily writing it even now. This will probably follow the same path as the previous with three serialized parts, an eARC for the impatient, and then a full ebook and print book once the third part is published. I will post when I have more definite dates for all of these, but first … I must wake up my cover artist. Gets out artist-poking stick …
The next installment of the cross-dimension adventure is now available wherever fine e-books are sold. Part 3 will be available sometime in April, or the impatient can go to Gumroad for the eARC.
Meanwhile, your humble author is scribbling furiously to complete Red Wolf: Scout so my editor can latch onto it like a starving lion seeing a limping wildebeest. Writing may seem quiet and peaceful from the outside, but there is a Darwinian element we hide from you. Only the strongest survive!
Going live next week! Red Wolf: Exile is the start of a new parallel world series. I will be releasing it as a serial at first, and Part 1 (the first third of the first book) will be followed by the next part in about six weeks. Stay tuned!
Same map, different world.
Nic Duncan must prove she has what it takes to follow her uncle into the Special Forces. To get his backing she infiltrates a lawless area of postwar Asia posing as an adrenaline-junkie hiker. Checking out a newly discovered cave follows naturally as part of her cover.
But in that cave she encounters a strange artifact—and when she emerges, the world she knows no longer exists. While the terrain remains the same, every sign of civilization has disappeared. No road, no power lines, no GPS, nothing.
Starving and desperately searching for a way back, Nic discovers the relics of the past have vanished too – and the pre-technology people she encounters either terrified of outsiders or ruthless killers. Can Nic find any safety in this strange yet familiar world … and what must she sacrifice to get it?
Jens-Peter Oberacker thought the secret research facility for magical craft would be peaceful and quiet–the perfect place to finish his engineering research paper. He didn’t expect a violent gang of thieves to have their eyes on the ships, or having to escape to save his life. Worse yet, he’s now being blamed for the entire thing!
On the run in the last, badly damaged ship, an unexpected encounter with a housemaid on a mansion rooftop saves him from immediate disaster. But why would she lurk on a roof at night? And where did she learn her utter fearlessness of heights?
Perhaps unwisely, Jens-Peter ignores these questions—and the housemaid’s unexpected knife—desperate to find someone, anyone, who can clear his name. And let him finish his paper…
January is a cold, dreary month suited for curling up with a cat and a good book. So to help that along, The Scent of Metal and The Last Mage Guardian, first books in their respective series, are half-off at $1.99, and Rogues and Heroes, my latest short story collection, is FREE! (But only for 3 days, so act soon!)
Half-price sale runs 1/13-1/22, and the free book is only free on Jan. 16, 17, and 18. (and it is only on Amazon).
Support Cat-Related Happiness, and read a good book!
Got a new collection up, with some old favorites and some stories that have never seen the light of day before — including the origins of Inathka from the Sequoyah trilogy! Plus a few that were first seen in Pulphouse.