I’ve been promising a new book for a while now, and here it is. FLEET. I have to admit, I enjoy writing this series. Every time I try to stick to a plan, new characters show up with, “No, no, dear, it happened this way.” New and exciting people with new stories every time.
So, here’s the scoop on FLEET, when our survivors face the reality of their situation, and decide what happens next. When you’re lost and alone you have to put aside any hope of succor or rescue and become a scavenger, a hunter/gatherer, scrounge, sift through the debris life has left behind, seek out that which you need to survive.
The trick is to remain whole, to keep some sort of moral compass, to find that one line you will not cross. This is now what faces the people of the last star ship Reacher.
Yes, I’m already working on the next one, but also on the sequel to Pushback, and then there the … Well, let’s say there plenty of excitement ahead in 2020. So I guess I should get back to work.
In this writer’s world you just never know what weirdness is going to happen. For example, a book I wrote a numbers of years ago, Hell Comes Home, had started getting a lot of attention on the FB page. Cool, but weird, since I haven’t promoted it for some time.
I’ll be the first to admit, I like the story, it’s one of my personal favorites and I re-read it once or twice a year. It does need a new cover, and a new edit couldn’t hurt (never can), but, all in all, it’s worth a look. Here’s where to find it, maybe you can see what’s stirring up the interest.
Also, keep an eye out for the next book in the Forgotten Worlds series (SUVI series) We’re just waiting for a cover. Here’s a bit of what to expect in FLEET:
When you’re lost and alone you must put aside any hope of succor and become a scavenger, a hunter/gatherer, scrounge, sift through the debris life has left behind, seek out that which you need to survive. The trick is to remain whole, to keep some sort of moral compass, to find that one line you will not cross. This is now what faces the people of the last star ship Reacher.
Okay, so it’s back to work for me. What am I working on? Actually, it’s two stories, the sequel to PUSHBACK and the next SUVI story after FLEET.
If there is ever any doubt if it’s worth it to review, let this dispel it. I’ve been fighting writer’s block for months, but this shattered it. I’ve actually got three new stories started, two are only a few paragraphs, but one, a new SUVI story, is already about 11K words and growing.
If you’ve enjoyed an author’s work, review it. That means as much to them as a great story does to you. 🙂
Okay, no more time to talk, I’ve got work to do.
First, let me start with a bit of amazement. I can’t tell you how great this series is in audio, and now SHIP is available. Here’s what to look for and where to find it.
So, get your copy today and enjoy having a girl read a great story to you.
Now, still on the subject of SUVI, I’ve sent the next SUVI story off to the last editor and cover artist. With any luck we will see it later next month or sooner. Now back to work on another upcoming SUVI story.
The will to survive is in us all, and no matter how bad it gets, deep down, there’s a spark inside us all that wants to fight back, to survive at any cost. And so it was for Terri Dawn.
However, even when you’ve escaped the darkness, a piece of it goes with you. To face that darkness and defy it, or fall under its spell, that’s the real battle. Terri Dawn didn’t know if she could defeat the darkness within her, or if she even wanted to. She’d have an eternity to find out.
“This was a great story that grabbed my attention from the first chapter. Great characters and touching on a subject that there really isn’t any middle ground on. It was good to see how the story changed as it progressed, getting deeper in the emotional and psychological sides. It was fast moving, keeping the story moving and the characters progressing, growing. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I’m looking forward to the next one. Sooo many options and twists it can take. Excellent reading. “
Now for more good stuff. The next installment of the Forgotten Worlds series (SUVI series) is now in the hands of the editors. Look for it to appear later this fall.
And now back to work.
Okay, I did promise to explain the thinking behind the cover of Pushback. The story of Pushback is an exploration of a survivor’s life experience. Even if you survive the abuse, the violence, the trauma, it never really goes away. Depression, insomnia, and so many more ghosts of the past will rise up without warning, and the survivor as well as those around them, have to deal with that.
This cover tries to reflect that feeling of being and not being, of being lost between your own past experience and the life you’re trying to create. So here she is, Terri Dawn, so dramatically portrayed by the ultra talented Perin Squires. Terri Dawn will fight many battles, but her toughest battle will always be with her past.
Yes, the title and author name are hard to read, that too is deliberate, a reflection of the subject matter within. The book may trigger some people, it did me many times as I wrote it, but I promise you, as always with my stories as with life itself, there is hope, there is always hope.
Okay, there it is, the reason the cover is the way it is, the way I wanted it for this one. Please don’t shoot the cover artist, she was just following orders. tee hee
So, back to work for me. What’s that? Yes, I’ve started work on the sequel. Stay tuned for it to appear later this year or early next.
Well, Pushback has been out for a few days now and I’m thrilled with the reception. Here are a couple of the early reviews. I promise you, these people are not my family or neighbors, and I’ve never met any of them in person. These reviews are real.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat StorySeptember 17, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseThis was a great story that grabbed my attention from the first chapter. Great characters and touching on a subject that there really isn’t any middle ground on. It was good to see how the story changed as it progressed, getting deeper in the emotional and psychological sides. It was fast moving, keeping the story moving and the characters progressing, growing. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I’m looking forward to the next one. Sooo many options and twists it can take. Excellent reading.
5.0 out of 5 starsread it in a single sitting.(about 5 hours)September 16, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseOk. I loved this book. loved the premise (renewed life/chance to rescue battered women), loved the world building, the romance, the angst. the action (I love to see bullies get beat, not sorry) I really liked the ending that, while wrapping up the plot well, still leaves room for another story along the line. Yes it is a lesbian romance/adventure; but its not explicit, there is some kissing and it explores polyamory, but the sex is all in the reader’s imagination. This book would be suitable for older teen readers. Overall it was a delightful read.
All right, that will give you an idea of what to expect. Also, a heartfelt thank you to those who took the time to review the book. Bless you one and all.
So, now I have to get back to work. Go ahead, give Pushback a try and let me know what you think.
Until next time
I’ve been promising you something new for months now, and here it is at long last. This one took a long time to write as it touched a few soft spots. Check it out here and see what you think.
Yes, there’s a lot of my life experience in this one, but what parts? I’ll never tell. tee hee hee
Okay, as I’ve said before as I was getting this one ready, this was a tough one and I truly hope you like it.
So, until next time,
It’s been a long quiet summer, but things have been at work in the background. JAKE is now available in audio format. Want a pretty girl to read a great story to you? Check this out.
And that’s not the end of the good news, there’s more to come. Sending PUSHBACK off to the publisher today. With any luck it will be out soon. Here’s the tag line and a peek at the possible cover.
Even when you’ve escaped the darkness, a piece of it goes
with you. To face that darkness and defy
it, or fall under its spell, that’s the real battle. Terri Dawn didn’t know if she could defeat
the darkness within her, or if she even wanted to. She’d have an eternity to find out.
Okay, so that’s an idea of what’s in store for the next few months. I’d better get back to work now.
Let me know what you think of the new cover, and remember to get your audible copy of Jake.
Until next time
Looking for that next great summer read? Try one of these. SUVI, alien survivor taken in by the last human starship. or Lady Blue, the tale of a young woman suddenly granted super powers by an ancient goddess. Who will she become, devil or angel?