Sorry this is so late. I woke up to this picture making the rounds of facebook:
Followed by this:
Which I’m not even absolutely sure WHAT if anything it means.
Anyway, so yeah, it’s release day for this:
NEW ENTRY IN THE BESTSELLING MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL SERIES BY DRAGON AWARD–WINNING AUTHORS LARRY CORREIA AND SARAH A. HOYT
When Owen Pitt and the rest of the Monster Hunter International crew are called away to mount a month’s-long rescue mission in a monster-infested nightmare dimension, Julie Shackleford—Owen’s wife and descendant of MHI founder Bubba Shackleford—is left behind. Her task: hold down the fort and take care of her new baby son Ray. Julie’s devoted to the little guy, but the slow pace of office work and maternity leave are starting to get to her. But when a routine field call brings her face-to-face with an unspeakable evil calling itself Brother Death, she’ll get more excitement than she ever hoped for.
Julie is the Guardian of a powerful ancient artifact known as the Kamaresh Yar, and Brother Death wants it. In the wrong hands, it could destroy reality as we know it. Julie would die before giving it up.
Then Ray goes missing, taken by Brother Death. The price for his safe return: the Kamaresh Yar. If Julie doesn’t hand over the artifact it means death—or worse—for baby Ray. With no other choice left to her, Julie agrees to Brother Death’s demands. But when you’re dealing with an ancient evil, the devil is in the details.
To reclaim her son, Julie Shackleford will have to fight her way through necromantic death cults, child-stealing monsters, and worse. And she’ll have to do it all before Brother Death can unleash the Kamaresh Yar.
It’s one woman against an army of monsters. But Julie Shackleford is no ordinary woman—she’s one tough mother!
And for those who read that and want to read something of mine — many of whom are stumbling around in the dark and buying things like Ill Met by Moonlight then saying they don’t like my fiction. If you liked Monster Hunter Guardian, you should probably check out
Athena Hera Sinistra never wanted to go to space. Never wanted see the eerie glow of the Powerpods. Never wanted to visit Circum Terra. Never had any interest in finding out the truth about the DarkShips. You always get what you don’t ask for. Which must have been why she woke up in the dark of shipnight, within the greater night of space in her father’s space cruiser, knowing that there was a stranger in her room. In a short time, after taking out the stranger—who turned out to be one of her father’s bodyguards up to no good, she was hurtling away from the ship in a lifeboat to get help. But what she got instead would be the adventure of a lifetime—if she managed to survive . . . .
Yes, I know “but that’s science fiction.” Yeah, but the touch-feel of it and the action and plotting is more like MHI than other stuff I’ve written. (Not all of it, just the reverted novels that are up there.)
In fact, it was reading this book that led Bridget to recommend me to her husband as someone who could do Julie. So… Probably a good bet.
Also, please be aware the series is five books. For reasons known only to Baen, they have refused to add the last book to the series listing. Amazon, after my losing months in this allowed me add it to the PRINT book series, but not to the kindle. No, I have no idea why, in both cases. But, anyway, it’s a five book series. The last (missing) book is Darkship Revenge. You’ll find a link on the right side and up.
And now, hoping you guys forgive me the blatant promo, I have — when don’t I? — an overdue short story. And I need to finish a novel, so I can put SOMETHING out this month.
Until then, I leave you with this imperative: