My May 2014 newsletter announced that I would soon
be releasing a new book. Although the book was complete, and
could have been released back then, I held up publication so
that readers would have time to adjust to the fact that the new
book is not a Space Opera.
The book is
now set for distribution by Kobo and Apple on June 1st, and
indeed some folks have pre-ordered it for automatic delivery.
The biggest on-line bookstores, Amazon and Barnes & Noble,
don't make it quite so easy for small publishers, but I've done
everything I could to ensure the book will also be available
through those eTailers on June 1st. Amazon doesn't issue an ASIN
until the book is actually published, so I can't yet tell you
what that number will be.
I'm stepping a little outside the genre for which I'm known, I
believe that most fans of my sci-fi books will enjoy the new
novel. It's true that it takes place on present day Earth, and
the bad guys use ordinary firearms instead of weapons that fire
lattice rounds or energy beams, but I've worked to include
excitement like that found in the AGU series. One early reader
commented that the book starts off a bit too slow as I build
the back story and characterizations, but if you
stick with it, I promise you lots of action. And those readers
who have complained in the past that Jenetta Carver leads a
monastic existence will appreciate that the protagonist in this
book enjoys a healthy sex life. But the book is definitely not
erotica. The relationships are explicit, but the sex
reviews are greatly appreciated. That's especially true for this
book since many readers may not realize that Tom DePrima and
Thomas DePrima are one and the same.
I hope you
enjoy reading the new book as much as I've enjoyed writing