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At Last It’s Here!

Hi folks,

As promised, Claimstake is here and available on Smashwords and Amazon. This is book four in the continuing adventures of the Nova Witch and her crew. Here are the links; I hope you enjoy the story as much as I have.

I will confess this book took a while to get finished. A big piece of the problem was to let it finish and to keep it confined to the few main characters. There were many other stories and plot lines that started in this, but they are for future books. For now, it’s time to let this little bird fly on her own. Enjoy!

Okay, for the check-in I have to confess it was another week of no real writing. I put all my efforts into the final touch ups of Claimstake. This one has been in the works for a long while and I am well pleased with the results.

I have set myself some tough goals for the upcoming months. I have spent far too much energy on home improvements over the summer and it is time to get back to writing. My goal is to produce 15K words per week for the next round of ROW80. Wish me luck. (Feel free to crack the whip if I start to slack off.)

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Good Stuff Happening

Hi folks,

We’re closing in on the launch date for our latest book, Claimstake. We’re shooting for September 22nd and I don’t see any reason we shouldn’t make it.
Claimstake is the fourth book in the Nova series. In it I have dealt with a couple of bad guys life has thrown at me. No, not in real life, but in World of Warcraft. I have changed these guys a bit and wrote them in just to deal with their bad attitude. Hehehe… If you’re a player, you will probably recognize a couple of small details that give me away as somewhat addicted to the game.

All right, it’s teaser time. A warrior woman with a patch over one eye walks into a mess hall followed by a large green alien. No one has ever seen an alien before…
Several people were already in the kitchen enjoying a meal when Deann entered followed by Krak’sul and the three hunters, one grizzled old fellow and two females. The room fell silent and everyone stared. Sensing the unease of the Greens, Deann spoke up. 
“What are you all staring at? Is it my eye patch? Is it?”

She turned to Krak’sul. “They’re staring at my patch, aren’t they?”

“It must be the patch, Lady Death. There is nothing else unusual here.”

“Maybe it’s my scar,” she said as she turned back to the room. “Is that it? Is it my scar?”

“It’s not your scar,” said Tarah as he squeezed past the Greens to grab a plate and start filling it, “it’s your nipples showing through that shirt. They sure got my attention.” 

There were a few nervous snickers as she put her fists on her hips and glared at him.
Okay, that’s enough of a peek for now; I’ll give you another look between the covers next week. Now on to the ROW80 check-in.

I spent a lot of time this past week working on the studio extension, but I did manage to get some writing done. I touched on three different stories before settling on the sequel to Hunter as my next writing project. I managed to get four thousand words written on it this week.

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