It occurred to me that not only did my health crash — and it has its up and downs. The reason this is so late today is that I’m actually fighting SOMETHING that kept me in bed till eight thirty — make it very difficult for me to do promo guest blogs, but that I’ve been very bad at promoing here. And since I have a book recently published, another book coming out in a couple of weeks, and another in July, I thought I’d go ahead and tell you about them.
The book that came out in December is Darkship Renegades, the second book of the Darkship Series — when Kit and Thena get to Eden they find all is not sound. Or at least Kit gets arrested, and, after they spring him, he gets shot in the head. To save him, they have to return to Earth and figure out things they’d rather not know about Jarl and the rest. (click on the picture for the Amazon link.) In this book we find out how truly interesting it would be to have angels govern us. Or, as close to it as we can get.
This book is the sequel to the Prometheus Award Winning Darkship Thieves
In which a shy young lady… Oh, stew it, in which a hellion of what Jerry Pournelle called (in his very nice review) “a princess of Earth” meets a rogue from a largely libertarian world and fights her way into a new home. Cruel and unusual violence, explosions and torn nightgowns.
Coming out in March is A Few Good Men, the first book of the Earth revolution that starts immediately after the end of Darkship Thieves. In both Darkship Thieves and Darkship Renegades you read about that weird sect, part religion part political movement, the Usaians. Well, when Lucius Dante Maximillian Keeva, who’s been in solitary for 15 years and only didn’t go nuts because of being given access to literature and history “gems” (what they use instead of disks, deal) from the past breaks out of Never Never, he finds that there is an armed branch of the Usaians, the Sons Of Liberty, who appear to have murdered his younger brother, Max. Imagine how thrilled he is, when he finds out his only hope of surviving is to ask the Sons of Liberty for help… The tag line for this book (in the bookmarks) is “Your live, your fortune, your sacred honor, did you think those were just words? Did you think this was just a game?”
Completely unrelated, but coming out in July — and I understand that the previous are schedule for re-release soon — is Noah’s Boy, the third book of the shifters series (the first two are Draw One In The Dark and Gentleman Takes A Chance. The fourth will be Bowl of Red, and I’ll try to get to it this year.) I don’t have a picture here, though I understand it’s in the Simon and Schuster Catalogue, and if someone links in the comments, I’ll swipe it. It’ s a very pretty cover.
Diners, dragons, panthers, were lab-rats, tuckerized flies, unnatural cavalcades of shifters and lion-policemen, oh, my. I suspect the d*mn series is actually SF masquerading as fantasy and this book is a huge step in that direction.
Also upcoming soon enough but not from Baen, a YA called Shadow Gods, in which high school students save the world from an invasion of the Titans, which in this version are eldergoddish, with the help of some of the Olympians.
And of course Witchfinder.
D*mn sequel btw, wants to be called Rogue’s Progress, which gives no hint at all that it’s fantasy. I SHOULD know that Jonathan Blythe would be trouble.
And this afternoon I’m going to try to get to the long-delayed (LONG delayed guest blogging, supposing I don’t crash, burn and end up sleeping. I really don’t feel well.)
Anyway, spreading this self-serving, self-promoting page would greatly help the author continue writing and
providing free ice-cream doing these free blog posts, as well as the free novel Fridays. If any of you are willing to take bookmarks to cons, let me know, and I shall send you little bundles of them. Books are also available, if you’re willing to do a review. There are also (very few) t-shirts for Darkship Renegades and a few more t-shirts for A Few Good Men, which I’ll be happy to give away in contests.