EXIN EX MACHINA Is Here

EXIN EX MACHINA, the first book in the new sci-fi trilogy Asterion Noir, is now available in ebook and paperback! Through this weekend, the ebook has a special release price of $0.99, so grab it before the price goes up :). Then take it to the beach, the lake, the park, your kid's ball game or just out on your back porch, and escape to another universe.

The Exin Ex Machina ebook will be available exclusively on Amazon (and borrowable in Kindle Unlimited) for the first 90 days. After that, my intention is to make it available on all ebook retailers - and I'll of course let you know when I do. The paperback is available only on Amazon today, but it will be added to more retailers in the coming days. Also, Pyper Down has already begun recording the audiobook; it should be available next month.

New subscribers who are still working your way through the Aurora Rhapsody novels, you don't need to have finished Rhapsody to read Exin Ex Machina. While there are some historical connections between the setting of Asterion Noir and Aurora Resonant (the final Rhapsody trilogy) that long-time readers will appreciate, you won't suffer for not being familiar with that background - so feel free to take a break and hop over to this new world :).

Once you've devoured Exin Ex Machina, spread the word! Reviews are the greatest gift you can give, but posts on Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites, your own blogs, and forums are also most welcome. Here's the book's Goodreads page, too. If the book moves you, tell others about it. This is a new series, and the first entry has to earn its credibility just like Starshine did. You all are a huge part of making that happen.

As ever, thank you for all your overwhelming support. Thank you for coming along with me, with Alex, and now with Nika on these many wondrous journeys :).

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Exin Ex Machina Release Date, Retailer News & More

You've been waiting patiently, and here's your reward. EXIN EX MACHINA (ASTERION NOIR BOOK 1) will be released on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th in ebook and paperback (audiobook to follow later this summer).

As I've mentioned, the Asterion Noir trilogy takes place in Amaranthe, the same universe as Aurora Rhapsody concludes in, but it is a new adventure in a new setting with new characters. Prior knowledge of Aurora Rhapsody is absolutely not required, and brand new readers will be welcome here :). If you're curious about how the world of Asterion Noir connects to the events of Aurora Rhapsody, check out this blog post, "Welcome to Asterion Noir."

Exin Ex Machina already has a Goodreads page here; if you use Goodreads, make sure and add it to your "Want to Read" shelf. Over the course of the next two weeks, I'll be sharing short excerpts from the novel on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as posting them to the website here, so keep an eye out. Get a sneak peek into the world, the characters, and the mystery poised to consume them. See the cover and blurb here.

In other news:

All books in the Aurora Rhapsody saga are now available not just on Amazon, but on all major retailers worldwide. Find your retailer of choice at http://gsj.space/books.

On that note, I'm running a super-quick 2-question survey about your ebook buying habits (KU, yay or nay?): Take the survey.

I've switched to a new mailing service provider, so if you see anything wonky or broken in this newsletter, let me know.

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the new people who are here as a result of Starshine's recent promotion. Take a look around, check out some of the blog posts, fun extras and art, and if you have any questions, ask away!

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I want to reiterate that I will not share your name or email address with third parties, nor will I spam you with mailings you didn't ask for. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of every newsletter. I've also posted a new Privacy Policy on my website that explains your rights in greater detail. You can view it here, or via the link in the footer of every page on the site.

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Aurora Resonant: The Complete Collection Is Now Available

AURORA RESONANT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available on Amazon worldwide at a special release price of $0.99 for 4 days only. The Collection bundles together the three novels in the Aurora Resonant trilogy (Relativity, Rubicon, Requiem) as well as the Re/Genesis short story in one ebook with a stunning new cover.

The Collection also includes an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the upcoming novel EXIN EX MACHINA (Asterion Noir Book 1). So even if you've already read the Aurora Resonant novels, here's your reason to pick up the Collection: to read how the epic new space opera/cyberpunk trilogy begins, before it begins. Did I mention it's only $0.99 for the next 4 days? Get it today.

SCI-FI BRIDGE is running an awesome audiobook/ebook giveaway this week. Sign up for a chance to win a Free Audible Credit to use on your choice of these incredible Sci-Fi books! All who enter will receive 2 E-books FREE. Enter here:  9 Winners will receive a Free Audible Credit, and 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive an Audible Credit and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

All the AURORA RISING novels - Starshine, Vertigo, Transcendence and Aurora Rising: The Complete Collection - are now available at all major ebook retailers (Amazon, Nook, iTunes, Kobo, Google Play, Scribd, etc.). Starshine continues to be free at all retailers. If you've got friends who love their non-Kindle ereaders, share the links with them. Much appreciated!

So how is Exin Ex Machina coming along? To the tune of 85K words, that's how :). I'm not ready to announce a release date yet, but the excitement level around here is high, that's for certain.

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Requiem Audiobook Is Now Available

The REQUIEM audiobook is now available on Amazon, and Audible. It should be available on iTunes very soon [EDIT]: here's the iTunes link. I know it's been an excrutiating wait for audiobook listeners, and I thank you profusely for your patience. The wait is over, so go listen to the Aurora Rhapsody finale! (Unless you are a contest winner and chose Requiem as one of your free books - in that case, check your email for your free code first.)

When I released the Requiem ebook and paperback, I said that I had never been more proud of a book than I was of this one. That's even more true today, with Pyper Down bringing this conclusion to life in so many beautiful, touching ways. I'm incredibly grateful for her talent and her hard work - which is why I'm thrilled to announce that she has agreed to narrate the audiobooks for Asterion Noir as well! I can't wait to hear what she does with these exciting new voices and new worlds.

New to audiobooks? You can find all the Aurora Rhapsody novels on Amazon, Audible and iTunes, and feel free to contact me at gs@gsjennsen.com if you have any questions.

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Audiobook Giveaway: Win Your Choice of 2 Aurora Rhapsody Audiobooks

To celebrate the imminent release of the REQUIEM audiobook (hopefully sometime next week), I'm giving away TWO free audiobooks on Audible to 10 - yes, TEN - winners.

7 ways to enter. With the "leave an Amazon review" option, you can enter every day of the contest to increase your odds of winning.

Winners will receive Audible.com codes to download 2 Aurora Rhapsody audiobooks for free - just tell me which two you prefer. Caught up on the audiobooks? Gift one or both of the codes to a friend and get them hooked on the series!

An Audible monthly subscription is not required to download audiobooks. In fact, an Audible account is not required - simply log in using your Amazon account information.

Ready? Enter via the widget below, or go to the giveaway landing page: http://smarturl.it/gsj-giveaway. Good luck!

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Introducing ASTERION NOIR, & A New Look For The Website

Now it really is the other side of the new year, and with it comes new things: a new look for the website, new content and graphics, and an introduction to a new series.

GSJENNSEN.COM has gotten a visual upgrade, new content and better organized, easier-to-find content. I'm very proud of the new look, but improvements can always be made, so take a stroll around the website and let me know what you think of the redesign.

If you've finished Requiem, you know that my next series will be a trilogy titled ASTERION NOIR. Book 1, EXIN EX MACHINA, will be coming your way later this year! I have a new blog post today filled to the brim with Asterion Noir goodness, including an Exin Ex Machina blurb and cover reveal, plus some additional background for Aurora Rhapsody afficionados. It concludes with some sentimental musings about the journey that has been Aurora Rhapsody. Don't miss this one: "Introducing Asterion Noir."

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