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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.

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VENATORIS Short Story Now Available (Free) & More

First, a quick note: The response to ABYSM has been tremendous, exceeding my highest expectations. You continue to reward me for taking risks in order to tell a unique, memorable story, and for that you have my gratitude.

  • VENATORIS, an Aurora Rhapsody short story that appeared this spring in the anthology Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far, is now available as a standalone story - and it joins Apogee, Solatium and Restless as FREE on Amazon in the U.S. and Google Play everywhere. In other countries it can be picked up for the currency equivalent of $0.99, or you can download it directly for free here. Venatoris is a thrilling, fun (and funny) Alex-and-Kennedy space adventure:

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ABYSM Is Live

ABYSM: Aurora Renegades Book Three is now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon worldwide.

  • Don't have a Kindle & prefer ebooks to paperbacks? Kindle apps for your tablet or phone (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), PC, Mac and the cloud can be downloaded here: Kindle Apps. If you read ebooks on something other than a Kindle or Kindle app, send me an email.
  • As the paperback is added to more sites, links will be posted here (click the "Paperback" button to see retailers). 
  • 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 Abysm moves you, tell others about it.

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DISSONANCE Audiobook Available, New Interviews & an Update on ABYSM

The DISSONANCE audiobook is now available on Amazon and Audible and iTunes.

New to audiobooks and want to catch up? Here are the links to the StarshineVertigo, Transcendence and Sidespace audiobooks (note: they may also be discounted on Amazon if you own the Kindle version):

* Starshine on AmazonAudible and iTunes

* Vertigo on AmazonAudible and iTunes

* Transcendence on Amazon, Audible and iTunes

* Sidespace on Amazon, Audible and iTunes

Yet again, all my thanks to Pyper Down for giving another fabulous performance - in my opinion, her best yet.

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Dissonance Is Live

I'm thrilled to announce that DISSONANCE: Aurora Renegades Book Two is now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon worldwide.

Don't have a Kindle & prefer ebooks to paperbacks? Kindle apps for your tablet or phone (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), PC, Mac and the cloud can be downloaded here: Kindle Apps. If you read ebooks on something other than a Kindle or Kindle app, send me an email.

I can't wait for everyone to read Dissonance. As I talked about at greater length in this blog post, this book is special in many ways. 

As Book 5 of 9, it truly is the Pivot Point: this is the book where everything changes, in ways large and small & several ways we won’t fully understand for a while. It ventures to some dark, tumultuous places and doesn’t always return from them by the end, but it’s also full of triumphs and joy. Secrets are revealed—including The Secret, the one that does and will matter more than any other for the future of Aurora Rhapsody—and a few new ones are born.

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APOGEE and SOLATIUM Now Available, DISSONANCE Behind the Scenes & More

The two most recent Aurora Rhapsody short stories, APOGEE and SOLATIUM, are now available as stand-alone short stories on Amazon, for $0.99 each. Follow the links! APOGEE / SOLATIUM.

If you haven't read them in their respective anthologies yet, I highly encourage you to read them now. (If you have read them, a quick little review of the stand-alone stories would be most welcome.) 

  • As I talk about at greater length in today's blog postSolatium is a compelling look at Mia's origins as well as a rollicking Caleb-and-Samuel buddy action-comedy. I think you'll really enjoy it.
  • Apogee, however, is important - so important I'm labeling it Aurora Rhapsody #4.5. I'm not calling it required reading, as you'll get the bare facts in Dissonance, but it's damn close.
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