Well, I’ve had a hard lesson over the past couple of days. If you’ve been following this blog you already know My Lady K had a series of heart attacks and surgeries back in August. The road to recovery is a slow process. She’s not able to do much and the lion’s share of daily chores falls to me.
The big problem, and our vulnerability hit me this week when an injury to my foot made walking difficult and painful. Fortunately, I’m on the mend, but it showed me just how fragile our situation here is. It’s a bit scary to say the least.
Now to a brighter note. The long awaited sequel to SUVI has arrived. In this story we encounter not just the SUVI, but a host of new characters and unseen dangers. For a quick peek inside, check here:
Also, if you prefer a different bookseller, or want a quick preview of the book, or any of my books, check them out on this website. All books have a preview for you. (The preview button is at the bottom of the page)
Now, I have to limp out to the kitchen and get busy. With luck I’ll be able to steal some writing time later today.
At long last! The sequel to SUVI is finally here and ready to go. I know a number of you have been waiting for this one, and I do apologize for it taking so long to get here. Enough of this, here it is:
Well, we’re making progress here on the recovery front. It’s slow, but it is progress. My Lady K is now having more good days than bad, and that is a welcome change. Now, if I could only beat this damn insomnia crap. I manage about four hours then I’m wide awake. I had a few weeks of this last year and it’s still no fun. I know, I know, welcome to the over sixty crowd. I hear ya, fellow baby boomers. I hear ya.
On the bright side, With K doing more for herself and by me not sleeping much, I am managing to get a bit more writing done. Always a silver lining, right? tee hee
Now, about ECHO, the sequel to SUVI. The first round of cover consultations and the rough layout are done. The completed cover should be ready any day now. I know, I know, I promised you another peek at the story of ECHO. First, here’s SUVI and where to find her. 🙂
The small ship, Explorer, settled to the frozen ground and spilled out her crew. They began to search through the ruins, eventually arriving at the resting place of Morthel and Antha.
“Carefully now, Mr. Sacumbtu, carefully. We want to keep anything we find fully intact.”
“Understood, Commander Drake. I’ve about got the doorway cleared now. I’ll use a vac blower to suck out the dust and blow it away, so we can see what’s inside.”
Great clouds of dust rose into the cold, thin air and drifted away as he worked. The same for three others who worked at different shelter domes nearby. Eventually he turned off the machine and called out to his leader. “Commander Drake, I think we’re ready here. Do you want to go in first?”
“You know I do,” she replied, excitement clear in her voice.
Light penetrated the small habitat for the first time in eons, casting eerie shadows as the tall explorer entered and cast the beam around the first room. As she entered a smaller room, she found Morthel with Antha held in her arms, still embracing, frozen in that pose of eternal love and death.
“Holy smokes! People, I’ve got mummies here. Do we have any way to protect and transport them back to the Reacher?”
“Lilly here, Commander. We can use one of my sample crates. There’s nothing alive here for me to take home.”
“Thanks, Lilly. Bring a crate and a couple of guys to carry it. We’ll have to be ultra-careful, I have no idea how brittle these guys might be. We’ll have to keep them cold, too.”
Another woman soon arrived with two men carrying a large crate. The two mummified bodies were gently loaded inside, she set the environmental controls, and then the men took the crate and stored it aboard Explorer One. While this was being done, the commander checked in with the rest of the crew.
Okay, folks, that’s it for now. With any luck at all the next post will have a cover for you and maybe even a link to a sales outlet. Let’s hope.
Lately I’ve been telling you about the Children of the Goddess series. I do hope you enjoyed it. Now let’s go back to my new series, Forgotten Worlds. The first book, SUVI, swiftly became a best seller, and for that, I thank you. Today I’ll give you a peek at the second book. We’re in final edits and hope to have it out to you later this fall.
But first, if you haven’t yet read it, here where to find SUVI.
Struggling to draw breath, Morthel forced down the well of sorrow and fear. Gently patting the cold dead form of her lover, she fought to draw breath and continue her diary entry. “Antha has gone now, she has not drawn a breath for some time, and she grows cold. I’m the last survivor.
“It’s only been a day since the asteroid hit the planet, stripping away much of the atmosphere and pushing us out in the system to a deeper orbit. The power has failed, and the cold of space is creeping in.
“The collision destroyed two thirds of the fleet, so only a chosen few could leave the planet. Even though thousands were killed by the quakes some people still had to remain behind. I lost the draw of lots, and sweet Antha wouldn’t go without me. She stayed with me and so we will lie here, side by side for all eternity.
“I hope someone will find this diary one day and know by it all the joys of the colony, and of its sudden and unexpected demise.” She pulled her dead lover closer as the racking cough from breathing the frozen atmosphere took her life, the diary still gripped tightly in a hand that no longer trembled from the cold.
Time passed, and the broken colony lay quiet on the surface of a planet that could no longer sustain life. Ages rolled by while the small shelters gazed toward the sparkling stars, the feeble light of the now distant sun no longer able to warm the planet. Eventually, even the beacons failed and stopped sending out their pleas for help, dust settled, and bodies disappeared beneath it.
Eons passed before the silent shelters felt another footstep, but these were larger feet of a different species, and even if the machines had power, the strange new voices would not have been able to activate them.
Well, there you go, folks, that’s how book two of Forgotten Worlds begins. In the coming weeks leading up to publication I’ll give you a few more peeks between the covers.
Last time I told you about my dynamic duo, SUVI and Lady Blue. It appears you agree with me because this past week they both earned their gold star. Yes indeed, both SUVI and Lady Blue are now wearing Best Seller labels, SUVI for sci-fi, and Lady Blue for urban fantasy. So, if you haven’t already read either of these, here’s where to check them out.
So far it’s been a good summer, and I personally have managed to find some extra reading time. Sinfully delightful. Anyway, here’s the same old question, stand alone story, or binge read a series. Either way works for me, how about you.
Yes, I been working as well. I’m about 3/4 of the way through a first draft, it’s the sequel to SUVI. Now, if a stand alone story os for you, SUVI can fill that bill nicely.
Having said that, I’ll admit to loving to binge my way through a series. If you enjoy urban fantasy, the Children of the Goddess could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s a complete series of seven books in total. It begins with Lady Blue.
Her story began on a far off forgotten world. A member of a lost colony, she too became infected when a plague decimated the colony, killing thousands. She is one of only nineteen on the infected who lived. They survived, but changed, no longer human, they are SUVI. (survivor of unknown viral infection) She is SUVI 5, the fifth survivor. Her story begins here:
Forgotten Worlds: Humans were seeded out into the stars, and then forgotten, their home world destroyed, and only the One Ship remains with hopes to find some of them, searching for the forgotten worlds.
Hi folks. Yes, it’s me again, blowing my own horn, but I’m really pleased with this one, my favorite of any I’ve written so far. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Here’s what one reviewer has to say: SUVI – Forgotten Worlds Book 1, is Sci-Fi so I will be biased because I just love my science fiction novels. Yet, this particular book is even more. The main character, SUVI5, is half human after her DNA is altered caused by viral infection, and she appears to be unaware of how humans have to behave in a social settings and relationships. Perhaps that is what I liked most: SUVI5’s innocence, and her relationship with Amanda that is so sweet and unforced. Further, the world that the writer created is fantastic with a dose of realism that makes you crave for more. The ending is satisfying with HEA. Hoping that the writer is working hard to provide another installment of this great story soon.
Today I want to say thank you for helping to make SUVI my most successful book to date. Thank you for the support, thank you for the help, and to those of you who took the time to read and review the book, a double thanks. Yes, even to the guy who gave it a two star rating.
SUVI was one of those books that demanded to be written. I sat up late to write, got up early to continue, and couldn’t truly rest until I’d told the story. Well, the beginning of the story, there’s lots more to come. (Book two is well under way.)
Now, for the rest of you beautiful people out there, if you haven’t already read and reviewed SUVI, here’s where to find her:
So, once again a huge thank you to you all, and keep your eyes open cause I’ll soon be telling you about some other great authors, plus there’s a new Lady Hawk adventure on the horizon. (yes, and a new SUVI story too.)
I was asked the other day, “What’s SUVI all about?” Well, this:
Enslaved as a child, her DNA altered until she was barely half human, Jeannie Sorenson still managed to engineer her escape back to the ship that brought her to that deadly planet. Could the humans accept her now that she was half alien? Could she learn to interact with them and still retain her freedom? And why the hell did they keep asking her for answers when they didn’t want to hear them?
What’s that? You want a peek between the covers? Okay, here goes:
It took a few hours for them to explore what was left of the original colony. SUVI 3 showed them where the colonists were buried in a mass grave. They didn’t try to disturb that, but moved on.
The colony had been abandoned in a hurry and a surprising amount of equipment remained salvageable. Six more workers were transported down to help with the demolition and salvage operation. The day was well along when Suvi-jean’s head came up and she was sniffing the air. “Thirteen?”
“I smell them.”
“Get our people inside the ship, quickly.”
Thirteen sped to the task and Suvi-jean ran off in the direction from which she sensed the danger. Dammit, she’d been too distracted, they were close and moving fast. She turned and ran. Jake was waiting at the hatch when she arrived.
“Get in,” he shouted, “get in.” His weapon barked three times and a creature toppled to its side, kicking as its companions sped past it. Suvi-jean leaped through the hatch and Jake slammed it closed behind her. “Take her up.”
So, intrigued yet? Now, get your copy today, ’cause I’ve already started work on the next book in the series. 🙂