The end of the year is creeping closer, probably faster than most of us would like. I know I’m already feeling the pressure! I have books to finish, presents to buy, all the usual stuff. I’ve even managed to add another task to my list of things to do: a survey.
Now that our galactic voyage has brought us to the final month of 2017, I thought this would be a good time to ask you how your trip has been so far and to find out a little more about you.
I put together a short form that I’ll link to at the bottom of this message. I would really appreciate it if you could fill it in. There are seven questions and it shouldn’t take you more than five minutes to answer them.
The weather’s been cold, cloudy and wet here in Taipei. I’m sitting here wearing my son’s specially warm fleece as I write. It’s great weather for reading, and this week I have just one 99-cent suggestion for you. Kevin McLaughlin’s Ad Astra is the first book in his well-loved Starship Satori series.
Dan Wynn wanted to explore space more than life itself, but a tragic accident left him too injured for NASA’s space program. Second chances don’t come along every day, so when an old friend offered him one, he grabbed on with both hands. The next thing Dan knew, he was on the moon, piloting humanity’s first starship while fighting his way through one peril after another.
Little did Dan know that simple offer was anything but, and would lead him to the stars far beyond our own.
The risks are great. But if life knocked you down, what would you gamble to have one more shot at your dreams?
“Dan – ad astra!”
Dan heard the order. Ad astra. To the stars. It was a toast the two of them had shared back in college, when they first stepped onto the roads which would lead them into space. It had been John’s idea to use the toast as a code word now.
Dan didn’t even take a deep breath before executing the order. He’d practiced this with Majel enough times in the simulator – not the part about having a gunman in the bridge, but if that order was ever given, it would be a true crisis.
He checked the screen again. Visual range in only fifteen seconds. No time for anything else. He rapidly initiated the program, said a quick prayer, and pressed the Enter button on his keyboard.
Immediately, the ship began to shudder.
Pick up your copy here.
What’s Coming Up?
I’m pleased to report that the cover designer for my Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer series replied to my email. He’s currently working on a cover for book 5, which should be ready for publishing towards the end of next week.
When that’s out of the way, I can begin writing Daughter of Discord, book one in my Star Mage Saga. I have lots of ideas for this far-future series. Fantastical alien species, drama, intrigue, conflict and magic all have a role to play as Carina Lin searches for her long-lost clan of mages.
Thanks for reading this far. If you spare another few minutes to answer my questions, I would be grateful. Click here for the survey.