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ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Is Now Available

ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Is Now Available

ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available on all major online retailers at a special release price of $0.99 for 2 days only. The Collection bundles together the three novels in the Asterion Noir trilogy (Exin Ex Machina, Of A Darker Void, The Stars Like Gods) in one ebook with a stunning new cover.

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REVIEWS! If you've posted reviews for any of Exin Ex Machina, Of A Darker Void or The Stars Like Gods, please consider copying them over to Asterion Noir. If you’ve read the books but haven't posted a review, well, now's an excellent time to share your thoughts on the trilogy in one place! It's going to take a while for new readers to get through the whole trilogy, so a couple of early reviews will help a great deal in increasing visibility for Asterion Noir. You can review it on Goodreads, too! If you need help locating your already-posted reviews, just email me at gs@gsjennsen.com. You have my thanks.

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Anxious for CONTINUUM: Riven Worlds Book One? The first draft is complete (I posted about it on Facebook and Instagram) and I’m deep into the weeds of editing. There’s so much I can’t wait to share with you all, but instead I’ll finish the book and let it do the sharing ;). If you’re curious about Continuum, see the blog post: “The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits” (includes spoilers for Requiem (Aurora Resonant Book Three) and Asterion Noir!).

THE STARS LIKE GODS Audiobook Is Now Available

THE STARS LIKE GODS Audiobook Is Now Available

I'm excited to announce that the THE STARS LIKE GODS audiobook is now available on Audible and Amazon. Apple is lagging a bit behind, but it should be available on Apple Books here shortly.

Experience the thrilling finale to the ASTERION NOIR trilogy as brought to life by the amazing Pyper Down…and find out what comes next :). Once you’ve finished listening to TSLG, you’ll probably want to check out this blog post for more juicy details on future books.

New to audiobooks? You can find all the Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir novels in audiobook format on AmazonAudible and Apple Books, and feel free to contact me at gs@gsjennsen.com if you have any questions.

The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits

The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits

At the end of Requiem, I said ‘the story of Aurora has come to an end, but the story of Amaranthe is just beginning.’ I hope you knew I meant it.

If you’ve finished reading The Stars Like Gods, you know some of what I’m going to talk about—but stick around anyway, because there’s yet more. If you haven’t finished The Stars Like Gods, there’s a big surprise at the end of the book, and you’re about to find out what it is unless you avert your eyes right now. The choice is yours.

I’ll wait.

Okay, done waiting.

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Cross-Country Journeys, Chicken Scratch & Bossy Characters

Cross-Country Journeys, Chicken Scratch & Bossy Characters

The other day I was cleaning out my notebook collection (which is shockingly extensive, considering I use a PC/tablet/phone for nearly everything). In checking the contents of each notebook before sorting it into the “keep” or “toss” pile, I was surprised to discover pages and pages of handwritten notes in one innocuous looking little notebook. It took me a moment to realize that this was the notebook I took on our cross-country drive from Colorado to Georgia in 2014 for Thanksgiving.*

The drive where Aurora Renegades and Aurora Resonant came to life.

November 2014 places this drive two months after Vertigo was released, which means I was heavy into writing Transcendence. I’d had the broad brush-strokes of the full 9-book saga in place from the very beginning (yes, including the ending!), but up until this point I’d forced myself to focus on Aurora Rising—because if Rising wasn’t a success, there would likely be no 2nd and 3rd trilogies. But by November, Starshine had taken off and Vertigo was doing very well; I was collecting an enthusiastic fan base, and I had started to accept the notion that this writing gig was something I could do. As in, forever.

So it was time to get serious about the rest of the story.

Introducing Asterion Noir

Introducing Asterion Noir

When man and machine are one and the same, there are many crimes but only one sin: psyche-wipe. The secrets it has buried could lead to a civilization's salvation, or to its doom.

The Asterion Dominion is at peace with its neighbors and itself. Its citizens enjoy great freedoms and all the luxuries their biosynthetic minds can imagine, design and create. But beneath the idyllic veneer, something is going wrong. People are going wrong, driven to commit inexplicable crimes without motive or purpose. And once imprisoned for those crimes, they simply vanish.

Psyche-wiped and dumped in an alley 5 years ago, awakened into a culture where ancestral memories stretch back for millennia, Nika Tescarav's past is a blank canvas. But if whoever erased her did so in the hope of silencing her, they should have tried harder.

Someone must speak for the lost.

Someone must uncover how and why they became lost.

Someone must find the lost.

Nika is that someone.

Aurora Rhapsody In Numbers & Pictures

Aurora Rhapsody In Numbers & Pictures

After more than a million words, how does one begin to capture the essence of the Aurora Rhapsody saga in a mere few hundred? Three years, 9 months and 10 days ago, I promised to the world that it would be "an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible." I hope it has become all those things and much more.

Aurora Rhapsody is science fiction, an imagined future, space opera, adventure, mystery, romance, action. It's exploration of space and exploration of what it means to be human. What it means to be alive. It's love and lasers, battles with the characters' internal demons and star-exploding space battles. It's an optimistic vision that dares to believe humanity will prove to be both stronger and better than we believe ourselves to be today. It is, I suspect, something different for each one of you. It can't be defined by numbers, but what the hell - I will anyway.