More details of EARTH AND FIRE: An Earth Girl Novella

I’m sure you’d like some more details of EARTH AND FIRE: An Earth Girl Novella, which will be available worldwide on Kindle at the beginning of August.

Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire 3000x4500EARTH AND FIRE – An Earth Girl Novella

Into the fire!

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned by her parents to be raised a ward of Hospital Earth, she lives a regimented life in one of their impersonal residences.

Tortured by the knowledge the stars are forever out of her reach, Jarra dreams of learning to fly a plane so she can at least make the skies of Earth her own. She gets her chance to become a qualified pilot, but learning to fly turns out to be far more difficult and dangerous than she imagined, sending her into a literal trial by fire.

EARTH AND FIRE is a prequel novella, set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy (Earth Girl, Earth Star, and Earth Flight).

Cover Illustration (C) Alex Storer

Note that the first two chapters of EARTH AND FIRE have appeared as the title story in the EARTH 2788 short story collection. The other fifteen chapters are entirely new.

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The Longest Goodbye

Earth Flight Cover it's time to risk it allToday I’m over at the Author Allsorts blog talking about finishing a trilogy – The Longest Goodbye!Earth Flight USA

EARTH FLIGHT, the final book in the EARTH GIRL trilogy, is available now outside the USA, and will be published in the USA on the 8th September 2015.

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Countdown to EARTH FLIGHT in the USA

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Earth 2788-400x600At the beginning of July, EARTH 2788: The Earth Girl Short Stories became available worldwide on Kindle.

(Cover art by Alex Storer)

 

 

Earth and Fire 1600x2400At the beginning of August, EARTH AND FIRE: An Earth Girl Novella will be available worldwide on Kindle.

(Cover art by Alex Storer)

 

 

Earth Flight USAAnd on September 8th, EARTH FLIGHT will be published in the USA!

(Cover art by Himisuhana)

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Kindle ebook of Earth 2788 – The Earth Girl Short Stories

Earth 2788-400x600EARTH 2788 – The Earth Girl Short Stories is now available as an ebook on Kindle worldwide.

Cover by Alex Storer thelightdream.net

A collection of eight prequel stories, set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy (Earth Girl, Earth Star, and Earth Flight)

In the year 2788, people use interstellar portals to travel between over a thousand colony worlds scattered across six sectors of space, each with their own contrasting cultures. On the rich worlds of Alpha sector, you aren’t considered fully adult until 25, while the frontier worlds of Epsilon sector expect a girl to marry at 17. Clan centred Beta sector is notoriously permissive, while Deltan worlds consider it shocking behaviour to kiss in public. In Kappa sector, the military battle to make new worlds safe for colonization, while Earth is a semi-abandoned ruin.

Each story features one of the characters from the Earth Girl trilogy. Eight people, with eight very distinctive backgrounds and problems, all destined to get caught up in one girl’s fight for acceptance. A fight that will change Earth forever.

USA  UK  AU  CAN  GER FR  SPAIN  IT

Amazon has exclusivity rules that prevent me using some options if the stories are available elsewhere, including my own website. That means I’ve currently got EARTH 2788 set to the minimum price point for Kindle, and it isn’t included in Kindle Unlimited.

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Remember it’s now only two months to go before the USA release of Earth Flight on 8th September 2015!

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Killing Your Darlings

axeToday there’s a blog piece from me over at Author Allsorts. I’m talking about ‘Killing Your Darlings’, which involves axes, torrents of blood and screaming. No real people were harmed in the writing of this blog piece…

 

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Defying Doomsday

I’ll  be contributing a short story to Defying Doomsday, a crowdfunded anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. The anthology will be edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and published by Twelfth Planet Press in mid 2016.

You can help make the Defying Doomsday project happen  by supporting it here.

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We have a cover for Earth Flight in the USA!

Earth Flight USAAdmittedly I’m prejudiced, but here’s what I think is the rather lovely cover art for Earth Flight in the USA. I believe the cover is once again by Himitsuhana.

Earth Flight will be published in the USA by Pyr on 8th September 2015. You can pre-order it now and there are more details here.

 

 

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UKYA Extravaganza Interview at George Lester Writes

As part of the UKYA Extravanganza blog tour, there’s an interview with me at George Lester Writes, where he cruelly asks me whether I’d rather meet an alien visitor or travel to outer space!

A quick reminder that if you’ve got tickets for the actual event (they’re sold out now), and are planning to buy books when you’re there, then your best option is to customer order in specific ones you want by calling 0121 633 4353

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Southcart Books and the UKYA Extravaganza

UKYAE Blog Tour Banner PictureNext Saturday, 7th February, I should be at Southcart Books, 20 Lower Hall Lane, Walsall for their Flash Fiction event organized by The Penguin’s Head. Entry is free and we are promised refreshments including welsh cakes! Call 07528 144837 for details.

The UKYA Extravaganza blog tour starts today. Click on the banner on the right for details. Tickets for the event on the 28th February are sold out. If you’re coming to it and want to buy books by me or any of the other authors then it’s best to reserve copies in advance by calling 0121 633 4353. There’s a list of everyone’s books here on Goodreads. 

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February events.

UKYAextravaganzaI’ll be one of the authors appearing at the UKYA Extravaganza at Waterstones, Birmingham High Street, UK on the 28th February. Tickets for this are £3 and will be on sale from 10.00 today (Call 0121 633 4353)and I expect them to go extremely fast.

I should also be at Southcart Books, Walsall on the 7th Feb.

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