Four books releasing in March? What the heck was I thinking???
Oh yeah, I remember. I’m going to That Book Place for an Author’s Fair in Madison, Indiana, and I wanted to be able to take new books with me. *headdesk*
So I have the fourth book in the Clan Elves series, THE ELF GUARDIAN:
And a story, “A Recipe For Success,” in SIDEKICKS, the new speculative fiction anthology from Alliteration Ink (writing as Alana Lorens):
And a new contemporary romance called BY ANY OTHER NAME coming from Desert Breeze Publishing March 23…(also writing as Alana Lorens)
Holy Mother of bacon and blueberry muffins, Batman!
I feel like I’m tied to one of the fans on a windmill, spinning around trying to see which book I’m talking about THIS time.
Oh, wait. I know. I’m talking about the first book in the Horizon Crossover series, HORIZON SHIFT.
Here’s the blurb: When Captain Temms Rogers of the Confederation spaceship Doubtful disobeys orders to attack innocent civilians, he and his crew become hunted rebels. In the midst of a desperate space battle, they risk using an experimental alien device that opens a wormhole which hurls them into a new universe.
(Yes, the name of his ship is the Doubtful, and yes, there’s a good reason for it. It’s in the book. 🙂 )
Captain Rogers has a lot on his mind, what with trying to save what’s left of his ship and his crew in the new universe. Even his sleep is troubled with worries:
When he finished saying grace, the children passed bowls of food and chattered about school as Connie corrected their grammar and manners. He could only watch–he couldn’t move.
Connie said something about the Confederation school and Tommy bragged about how he couldn’t wait to become a Confederation officer like his dad.
Temms wanted to tell Tommy he was forbidden to go. Tommy passed the tray of broiled meat, and small marks appeared on his shirt, red marks that got bigger and more liquid. Blood.
Tommy babbled about joining the Confederation corps as he slowly bled out and Connie looked at Temms, accusing him.
“How could you let this happen? How could you?”
He couldn’t move.
Here’s another snippet from December 2012 from HORIZON SHIFT, and here’s where you can catch a whole bunch of assorted free snippets from authors around the world at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday– come by and read them all!
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I posted about how senses trigger memory at the blog of Calisa Rhose–brought back some good farm visit memories!
Also, I wrote a column on promoting, for writers, at Savvy Authors here, in anticipation of the course I’m teaching for them this month. A writer’s life is full of so many things I never anticipated back in the day! 🙂
Two weeks till I’ll be at the Author’s Fair at THAT BOOK PLACE in Madison, Indiana!
Come to the Madison, Indiana Author’s Fair sponsored by That Book Place March 16-17, 2012. I’ll be there with 40 other authors, some 10,000 books for sale, and all of my books, too.
I’d love to meet you in person. I’ll probably even have chocolate!
That Book Place, 337 Clifty Dr. Madison, IN 47250
Friday evening and Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Lots of lovely books and writers to make your weekend!