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.
Until September 14, The Scent of Metal is on sale for a mere $0.99! Even if you already have this book, tell a friend who might enjoy it. Less than a cup of convenience-store coffee, and doesn’t taste like 40W oil!
A very nice review for The Long Way Home was recently brought to my attention. And then, a few days later, it was followed by an equally nice review for the entire trilogy! It’s always a kick to find out what my readers think, but this was no ordinary reader. She’s a writer too, and those are the readers most difficult to fool because we KNOW the tricks we use.
So when I see something like
…the kind of prose that doesn’t call attention to itself or get in the way…
and that was precisely the subtle effect I was striving for in my writing? More than wonderful.