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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Shorts Collection Audiobook Now Available

I know, I said I'd see you on the other side of the new year. This is just a quick note to let you know that the SHORT STORIES OF AURORA RHAPSODY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION audiobook is now available for download on Amazon, Audible and iTunes!

Audiobook listeners finally get to enjoy the many short stories that span the Aurora Rhapsody timeline, including the brand new, exclusive-to-the-Collection story, MERIDIAN. Wondering what the short stories are all about? Learn more here.

Okay, there is a bit more news. For people outside the U.S. who can't order the custom-labeled wine that's recently appeared in the store, you can now instead order the Aurora Rhapsody wine labels for a couple of dollars. And, as has been pointed out to me, while they're designed to be the perfect size to fit on wine bottles, technically the labels can be affixed to just about any surface. Something to keep in mind ;). Order labels here.

The response to REQUIEM has been out of this world. Thank you all so much for accompanying me, Alex, Caleb, Miriam and everyone else on this incredible journey. If you loved Requiem, let me and the world know - leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Post your thoughts on social media, or if you're the shy type, just send me an email :).

Now I really will see you on the other side. Until then, an early wish of  the Happiest of New Years to you and yours!

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REQUIEM Is Live & Aurora Rhapsody On Sale

Here we go. Four years and three trilogies, all leading up to this. REQUIEM: Aurora Resonant Book Three, the finale of Aurora Rhapsody, is now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon worldwide. The ebook is available at a special release price of $0.99 for today only, so grab it before it moves to its regular price.

* I've never been more proud of a book than I am of this one. These characters long ago became a part of me, and I'm very happy to have brought them through portals and universes to this moment. If you haven't read the blog post from last week, give it a look: Aurora Rhapsody In Numbers & Pictures.

* 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. If Requiem moves you, tell others about it.

* To celebrate the Requiem release, I've got a big sale for everyone. Both trilogy compilations, Aurora Rising: The Complete Collection and Aurora Renegades: The Complete Collection, are on sale this week for $2.99, and Relativity and Rubicon are on sale for $0.99.

* If you know someone who wants to get started on the series, this is a great opportunity for them to dive in. Get links to the sale pages here.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holidays filled with family, friends and books. 2018 is sure to be an exciting year, and I'll see you on the other side.

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Short Stories New & Old, an Aurora Rhapsody Retrospective & Custom-Label Wine

SHORT STORIES OF AURORA RHAPSODY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available in ebook on Amazon and other major retailers (Nook, iTunes, Kobo, GPlay) for $0.99. It's also available in paperback, and I'm thrilled to say that it will soon be available in audiobook as well.

Short Stories of Aurora Rhapsody includes all the stories published to date (Restless I/II, Solatium, Apogee, Venatoris and Re/Genesis), but perhaps more importantly, it includes a brand new, exclusive-to-the-Collection story, MERIDIAN.

Last summer, I ran a poll asking what stories you would like to see in short form, and the runaway winner was David Solovy and Richard Navick's origin story - which was fantastic, since I very much wanted to tell that story. However, if you've finished Rubicon, you know why I held off on doing so for a while, and why I'm publishing it now :). Don't you want to read that before Requiem gets here? Grab it today.

If you've previously left a review on one of the short stories, a quick transfer of the review over to the Collection would be greatly appreciated. If you need help finding your review, just shoot me an email.

I have a new blog post today for your enjoyment, "AURORA RHAPSODY IN NUMBERS & PICTURES." Why am I sharing it today, instead of when Requiem releases? Because nobody's going to stop to read a blog post when Requiem releases - you're all going to be reading Requiem, right? So today, take a moment and enjoy some fond memories with me - then go read Meridian ;).

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A long-requested item has made it to the store in time for Christmas. Aurora Rhapsody custom labeled wine is now available for purchase! Choose from a cabernet or pinot grigio - and when it's empty, save the bottle :D. Shipping takes a little while, so if you want a bottle for Christmas (as a gift or for yourself), get your order in within the next couple of days.

A quick reminder: Requiem already has its own page on the website (with quick-share social media buttons at the bottom), and here's the Goodreads page so you can add it to your "Want to Read" shelf.

Nine days until  Requiem is in your hands!

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Requiem Release Date, Blurb & More

REQUIEM, Book Three of Aurora Resonant and the final novel in the Aurora Rhapsody saga, will be released MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th in ebook and paperback (audiobook to follow in early 2018).

This means you'll have plenty of time to pick it up before heading out on holiday travel, where you can enjoy it on planes, trains and automobiles (...couldn't resist ;) ). You've already seen the cover, but now I'm excited to present the Requiem blurb as well: [see it here]

The end of the world began with a library query…how will it conclude?

What began as a chance discovery of an anomalous signal is now a multiverse war between humanity and its genetic ancestors over who controls the levers of life and death. Over who decides what life is and whether it will be allowed to exist. For the ruling Anaden Directorate, victory means immortality. For humanity, defeat means extinction.

On the heels of a breakthrough in wormhole technology, AEGIS and the anarchs enjoy the upper hand in the war. But their escalation pushes the Directorate to the brink, and now it will stop at nothing to destroy its enemy.

“Dangerous we can do. Nearly impossible we can do. All we need is the tiniest odds of success.”

The Directorate has perfected the art of conquest through obliteration. But humanity has advantages the Anadens do not. They are led by a woman who’s made a career of meeting the devil at the crossroads and sending him home in defeat. Caleb Marano wields a power as ancient as the universe itself. Alex Solovy manipulates the fabric of space-time at her whim. Unlike the Directorate, they fight for something greater than themselves. And now, they have one more Solovy on the team.

In the thrilling finale of Aurora Rhapsody, events rush headlong toward an explosive conclusion that will decide the fate of civilizations, and only the victor is making it out the other side.

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Our universe is but a snowglobe—an experiment born of desperation and hope. The true universe is unfathomably vast, teeming with life and untold wonders. And it is enslaved.

Created by ancient aliens in a daring gambit to understand the nature of the enemy, humanity is now asked to be the savior of a universe not their own. If they are to succeed, they must rise above not only their fractious past but the sins of their genetic ancestors to boldly embrace a future they never dared imagine possible.

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Here's your first quote from REQUIEM. Look for more quotes in coming days on social media (Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr) or see it [here].

REQUIEM already has its own page here on the website, and here's the Goodreads page so you can add it to your "Want to Read" shelf.

I'll have more to say about the book at release time, but I've never been more excited to share a story with the world as I am this one.

ALSO, I have a surprise in the works for you all before the Requiem release, so look for another email in a couple of weeks!

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Starshine Is Free & Other Outlandish Notions

I admit, there was a time when I thought I would never, ever make Starshine free. It was my beloved, my baby, my most treasured creation, the raison d'être of my career. And it remains all of those things.

So why is it now available for free? Because I believe in the Aurora Rhapsody saga. I believe in it so fervently that I want to remove every single solitary barrier to a reader discovering it - which is why the ebook isn't just free, it's available on all major ebook retailers. It's free in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, India, and probably more countries I can't track. Companies offer free trials to customers when they believe in the quality of their products enough to pull back the curtain and let the world look under the hood. This is no different. I'm inviting everyone to the adventure, no risk, no catch, because I believe once they're on board, they'll never leave.

AND, on the off chance that 155K words isn't enough to seal the deal, new readers who subscribe to my website will get the Vertigo ebook for free. So share the links below with your fellow science fiction fans and your irascible uncle. Requiem is coming soon, but there's no finale without the journey that leads to it.

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