I’d seriously like your opinion on cliffhangers. Now, I have no problem with a long story arc that continues over several books, TV episodes, or movie series, but I have to say, this trend of ending every book , episode, or movie with a cliffhanger really rubs my fur the wrong way.
As you know, when I write a series there is a long story arc, but each book in the series ends with a resolution to the current problem for the main characters. Yes, they know there will be more to face, but for the moment all is well, the reader can catch a breather before heading into the next adventure.
The Children of the Goddess series is a prime example of what I’m saying. That one begins here:
Humans have reached out to colonize distant planets, they had no real idea what could go wrong, but they soon learned. The colony was decimated by an indigenous species they knew nothing about, and by a virus that species carried. That virus tried to rewrite the human DNA, to make the host better able to survive, for the most part it failed. Of the thousands infected, nineteen managed to survive. They are the SUVI, survivor of unknown viral infection. Their story begins here:
These three books document the struggles and adventures as the SUVI and the last surviving humans escape the planet and set out to find another home. They will face many more adventures before they find that which they seek, if they ever do.
So, I’ll leave you with this and get back to work on the next SUVI story.
As you all know, I rarely ever discount a book, but this year has been tough on everybody. So, in keeping with the need for a few hours of escape from the madness, I’ve joined with a large group of talented writers, and we’ve all discounted a few of our books. Yep, now’s your chance to stock up. Just follow this link to the goodies.
Herein you will find a myriad of treasure from over thirty top writers. Check it out. Oh, and for you who are faint of heart, know this is all about lesfic. (FF) For my books you will find these super ladies:
So, merry Christmas and happy reading. I’ll see you all again in the new year with a new book in the Forgotten words series.
Lately I’ve been asking in groups about who’s your favorite alien and why. I’ve confessed a fondness for Tars Tarkas as John Carter of Mars was the first sci-fi book I ever read. However, since the day SUVI 5 introduced herself I have loved the SUVI.
What is a SUVI? They were once human, but no longer. The SUVI (Survivor of Unknown Viral Infection) are few, and different from humans, they’re stronger, more intuitive, their brains function differently, and more. In spite of their apparent superpowers, they’re more vulnerable than we are in some ways.
Here’s where the story begins and where you can learn more.
Well, it’s time for me to tell you about another new author I’ve just encountered. Claire Stevenson has reached into the depths of our human experience and brought forth a story and characters all too many of us can relate to. Here’s Claire to tell you a bit about Escape and Freedom.
Two women escaping their own demons. One stuck in the past, the other a very real present.
Lucy Owens’ life was irrevocably changed in a matter of seconds. Life as she knew it was over in the blink of an eye. Moving away from all that she knew, Lucy now lives a solitary life in her cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Filled with guilt and pain, she keeps herself to herself, and for years she manages to avoid immersing back into society.
Nicole Granger has three small children to worry about. Always looking over her shoulder, they arrive at the lake with very little to call their own. Haunted by years of physical abuse, she longs to belong again, to bring normality to her girls’ lives for the first time.
Both women are pulled towards one another in an attraction that could bring both of them their freedom.
So, there you go folks, that ought to pique your interest. Looks like a great story for a hot summer’s night, right?
Here’s another one to keep an eye on, it’ll be out in August. This is sci-fi for a younger audience as well as the young at heart, and author Susan M. MacDonald does not disappoint. Imagine, if you will:
Without your memory, who would you be?
How would you know who to protect?
Would love be enough to pull you from the edge?
Now that Alec and his terrifying abilities are under the control of the traitorous Anna, its up to Riley to save her friend before the entire galaxy comes undone. And she’s running out of time as the final explosive showdown with the seemingly indestructible Rhozan approaches.
Book Three of the Tyon Trilogy comes to a dramatic end. (Or does it?)
So here’s what to look for:
And here’s where to get a sneak peek as well as a chance to pre-order:
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.
I’ve been off world for a while, but I haven’t forgotten all you awesome Earthlings. For those of you who aren’t aboard the spaceship, here’s a great new romance novel for you from Maria Siopis, Music of the Heart.
Here’s Maria to tell you a bit about it:
“Danielle, a New York media executive and owner, Melina, a Greek singer, and Vickie, a flight attendant, will unexpectedly meet, and their lives will change forever.
Danielle believes that the island of Santorini is the perfect getaway and where she hopes to find tranquility. All elements are there to grant her wish, the vastness of the Aegean Sea stretches in front of her for miles, and the rented villa is luxurious and minutes from the town of Oia where the most stunning sunsets occur, and where exquisite white homes with blue domed roofs climbing the mountainside. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her serenity within hours of arrival to the island. Nevertheless, she completely surrenders herself when she meets Melina who threatens to destroy her inane beliefs about love.
Melina is curious about Danielle, the intriguing woman she meets backstage after her concert, but she keeps her distance. Her life is settled, she has a fiancé she adores, and a career that’s taking off. That’s her destiny, yet, a brief moment, a tiny nanosecond changed everything. Her path is crossed, and she is too late to change course. She collides with her destiny, the perfect mate who is right in front of her. Can she make a choice that is truthful to her heart or is she going to allow accusations and lies destroy her better judgment?
Vickie stands between the two lovers claiming Melina’s heart when the dark secrets and lies are exposed. Is Melina going to give in to the gorgeous flight attendant or will her heart be taken by Danielle? In a moment of hurt and disbelief Melina takes the wrong path.
Yet, music cures broken hearts, music mends broken souls. Or so Melina believes.”
So, folks, get your copy today at any of these fine book vendors.
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.)
Today I’ll give you a bit of background about how SUVI came to be. I’ve had the idea of Forgotten Worlds in mind for years, The Elvish Chronicles were my first foray into that idea. In that series the humans have managed to survive and thrive, but have fallen back into a Medieval world which they share with other species. You can find that series and more here: All the good stuff!
In SUVI, I took a different approach. Here the humans weren’t able to survive the harsh realities of an alien planet with any success. The planet’s indigenous species have driven the humans underground and also mutated several of them. In this reality, the last of the humans are saved by the great ship that brought them to the planet, or are they? Find out here:
This was one of those books that demanded to be written. I awakened in the middle of the night with a voice in my head. The first two chapters were written before I was allowed to sleep. I love it when a story grabs me like that.
I’ll sign off for now and get my butt back to work. I have another Children of the Wild story to complete.