Friendy...Tuesday? And Typhoon Toby cover reveal!
Happy Halloween Eve! Tomorrow...at some point... I'll be sending you a special treat, so keep an eye on your email! My Roadies Facebook Group gave me some ideas and challenged me to a Halloween short, so... it's coming along haha. You should have at least part one tomorrow afternoon.
I'm thrilled to share with you my next release from Dreamspinner Press! Typhoon Toby will be out January 22, 2019, and it's available for preorder! If you have read Hurricane Reese, you'll recall Toby is Reese's outrageous music partner, and in Typhoon Toby, this force of nature meets his match in mild-mannered therapist, Spencer Hart. More coming soon on this new book, but for now, FEAST YER EYES!!! Isn't this beautiful? I'm so grateful to the art department from Dreamspinner Press and Kanaxa, my cover artist.
Yesterday the blog Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words hosted my cover reveal, so head on over and check them out.
Today we have a special Friendy post to celebrate a new sci-fi release from my author pal extraordinaire, J. Scott Coatsworth! His Liminal Sky series, book two, is out TODAY and I couldn't wait til Friday to share it with you.
Here's the info:
Earth is dead.
Five years later, the remnants of humanity travel through the stars inside Forever, a living, ever-evolving, self-contained generation ship. When Eddy Tremaine and Andy Hammond find a hidden world-within-a-world under the mountains, the discovery triggers a chain of events that could fundamentally alter or extinguish life as they know it, culminate in the takeover of the world mind, and end free will for humankind.
Control the AI, control the people.
Eddy, Andy, and a handful of other unlikely heroes—people of every race and identity, and some who aren’t even human—must find the courage and ingenuity to stand against the rising tide.
Otherwise they might be living through the end days of human history.
Humankind is on its way to the stars, a journey that will change it forever. Each of the stories in Liminal Sky explores that future through the lens of a generation ship, where the line between science fiction and fantasy often blurs. At times both pessimistic and very hopeful, Liminal Sky thrusts you into a future few would ever have imagined.
Cassie climbed the foothills at the edge of the Verge, carrying Eddy up toward the Anatov Mountains. The horse seemed to enjoy being out there in the wilds. As wild as they could be on a man-made world.
Eddy stared up at the vast peaks that towered above them. Even after six years, Forever still had the capacity to surprise him. It was hard to accept that the world—built on such a grand scale—was the work of the hands of man. Or woman. The Anatov—Ana Anatov—who had gifted her name to these peaks.
The foothills were sparsely planted, mostly a crabgrass variant that spread on its own, and occasional wildflowers—though to call anything on Forever “wild” was a stretch.
There were only scattered trees up there. The glowing grass had been beaten down along the path of the marauders, creating a dark and ugly stain across the hills.
It was hard for Eddy to imagine anyone doing something like this on Forever. He’d seen enough of the crimes of humanity when he’d fought in the wars that had consumed Earth in her last decade. But his world was supposed to be different.
The world was like an island among the stars. Where was there to hide?
He checked his loop for the time. It was close to nightfall. His circadian rhythms had adapted, aligning themselves with Forever’s days and nights, but he missed things like cold and hot. On Forever, it was always temperate, a side effect of the seed ship’s living architecture. It never snowed, and it was most certainly never hot.
He climbed to the top of one of the rolling foothills and turned to look at the world behind him. From here, he could almost see the South Pole, the wall that marked the end of Forever. Around him, the walls of the world curled up to meet high above, their point of merger hidden by the sky glow.
Micavery was too small to see at this distance.
He’d come all this way on horseback, while traveling inside a ship floating in the void. It was surreal. He supposed future generations would come to see it as normal, everyday even—but he was still an Earth boy at heart.
The grasses around him went dark, as did the glow that emanated from the middle of the sky. Nightfall swept toward Lake Jackson far below, passing the Verge, the ranches and farmlands, and the orchards where so much of the world’s food came from.
At last, the shores of the lake winked out, and he could finally see Micavery Port, the lights of it, anyhow, as they shone in the newly come darkness.
Above, the golden glow of the spindle had diminished to a silver gleam.
He sighed. It was such a beautiful world, but it seemed it still harbored some of Old Earth’s evil. Wherever mankind went….
Eddy dismounted, lit a lantern full of luthiel, and set about making camp.
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