Sidespace Release Date, Excerpts and More
SIDESPACE (Aurora Renegades Book One) will be released and in your hands on NOVEMBER 9, 2015. Otherwise known as one month from today.
As that date draws closer I'll have various fun promotions and the like to announce, including a Goodreads paperback giveaway, a string of teaser quotes, a "behind the scenes" blog post, sales on the Aurora Rising books and a Sidespace-themed makeover of the website and social media pages. To kick things off today, I'm excited to share the back-cover blurb for Sidespace (click the image to enlarge):
And while I'm at it, have the first teaser quote (click the image to enlarge):
More quotes will be revealed on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr) and on the website here with increasing frequency leading up to Nov. 9, so feel free to check in often.
Starshine (you remember it, right?) had a very good September - and since you all are on this ride together with me, I thought you might like to hear about it....
First off, tremendous thanks to S. E. Lehenbauer at Novel Commentary for her drop-dead fabulous review of Starshine. It's as if she knew tossing in all the Firefly references (including calling Alex a "damn shiny pilot") would have me shedding tears of joy even without saying it "might be the perfect set-in-space science fiction book."
Now for a completely self-interested but nonetheless truthful plug: check out all the reviews on Novel Commentary. They are working hard to shine a light on deserving indie-published works, particularly SFF books, that are overlooked by the legacy publishing press.
If you are friends with me on Twitter or Facebook then you already know this (because I kind of shouted it from the rooftops with notable glee), but as a result of a promotion in Canada and the UK last month, on Sept. 19, Starshine reached #6 in the entire Amazon Canada Kindle Store and #1 in Science Fiction and Fantasy there (ahead of, ahem, The Martian, an amazing book and film you should both read and see). On Sept. 20, it also reached #85 in the Amazon UK Kindle Store and #2 in Science Fiction in the UK. Needless to say, that was a GOOD weekend around this house.
So a new batch of readers are now making their way through the Aurora Rising books, and hopefully finding their way here, just in time for a new adventure to begin with Sidespace. If some of you are already here, thank you and welcome :). If you're interested in learning more about what's coming, the answers are in this blog post: A Confession, A Reveal, and A Promise.