The reviews and feedback for the Alien Safari books keep pouring in (that Bookbub Featured Deal promo at the end of June was spectacular), and they've been overwhelmingly positive so far. A huge thank you to all my readers, the dedicated and the new, for spurring me on to write more intrepid science fiction.
Several of you have emailed to ask what I'm working on next. Well, the good news is I've already started work on Alien Safari Book 3 - the first chapter is done - so that should be out somewhere in the middle of 2021.
In the meantime, I'm proud to announce the release date for my brand new standalone military sci-fi novel, Angel Six Echo. It will be available on Kindle, Nook, Apple Books and Kobo on November 17, 2020, and paperback later that week. It's up for Kindle pre-order now at a reduced price of $2.99, and should be up at the other vendors within the next few days.
And I think you'll agree, the cover artist outdid himself here:
Intrigued? Here's a bit more of what to expect:
Beyond war. Beyond love. Into legend.
Armed with a fabled combat suit left to her by a dying warrior race, Gabby Rojas enters the deadliest standoff of the war as a rogue sniper with one goal: to keep her husband alive at all costs. Dalton is a high school teacher, not a soldier, but he’s volunteered to fight for the good of the colonies, against her advice. Gabby, on the other hand, is a black-ops prodigy who turned her back on the military years ago. The consequences of re-entering the fray alone like this, wielding the power of her extraordinary armoured suit, could tip the balance of power in the galaxy.
To reach her full potential, she must bond with the suit over six gruelling stages. She doesn’t know what form they will take, only that the final bonding is permanent, and any changes made to her will be irreversible. Can she see Dalton safely off Orontes before the final transformation? Stealth is her ally, but it’s tough to stay inconspicuous when you’re taking tactical combat to the next level. No human has seen anything like the things she can do, and word of her exploits soon spreads across the colonies, attracting the attention of powerful enemies, including her old alien nemeses, the Finaglers.
As the stakes rise, Gabby’s loyalties and fighting skills are tested to their limits. But through it all, the love of her life only seems to make her stronger. That, in turn, stirs ancient forces inside the biotech suit, making it far more powerful, and potentially more dangerous, than she could ever have imagined.
You'll be able to read the whole epic story on November 17. And while it is a standalone novel, it's set in the same universe as most of my science fiction books. Regular readers will recognise a couple of very familiar characters who get drawn into the combustible events, and there are plenty of surprises along the way. I've been wanting to write this one for years - I think all authors have a handful of back-burner projects they stir quietly over long periods, waiting till the time is right - and it pretty much poured out of me this summer. The fastest I've ever written a full-length novel. And it's been an absolute pleasure bringing Angel Six's story to life.
I can't wait to share it with you guys!