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Latest Release (Set in the Portal Future)

Earth Girl Aftermath Stories 1 – EARTH PRIME

The first of two collections of scenes and stories set after Earth Flight and during the preparations for the expedition to Fortuna. The Earth Girl trilogy was told solely from the narrow viewpoint of Jarra. These collections include stories told from the viewpoints of other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy, and reveal personal details and information that Jarra didn’t know. Earth Prime focuses on Jarra, Fian, and the other archaeologists.

(Best read after the Earth Girl trilogy.)

 

All Other Books:-

Set in the Hive Future

Prequel Novella – PERILOUS

PERILOUS LIGHTER EBOOK COMPLETE

Amber is one of over a million seventeen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s worried about her future, fearing her lack of any obvious talent will mean she’s sent down into the depths of the hive, but her friend, Forge, is addicted to taking risks. When he chooses exactly the wrong moment to put himself in danger, Amber must stop worrying about the future, and concentrate on surviving the present. (Optional series extra. Read before or after Telepath.)

TELEPATH

Telepath Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. When Lottery discovers Amber is a rare and precious telepath, she must adapt to a new life protecting the people of the crowded hive city.

DEFENDER

HIVE MIND 2 DEFENDER COMPLETEBecoming a telepath was hard. Being a telepath is harder. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time her team arrive too late. Someone is already dead. Someone that Amber knows. Amber is determined to catch the murderer, but she doesn’t realize who she’s up against, or the true danger of opening her mind to the thoughts of others.

HURRICANE

HIVE MIND 3 - HURRICANE COMPLETEBeing a telepath means there is always a new challenge. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time a simple case leads on to something far bigger. Amber’s team have to face the unknown and break all the rules they usually follow, while Amber has extra burdens she can’t share with anyone. She has a personal mystery to solve, and questions she wants answered, but curiosity is a dangerous trait in a telepath.

BORDERLINE

HIVE MIND 4 - BORDERLINE COMPLETEBeing a telepath means your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. While preparing to celebrate the New Year festival of families, Amber’s team have to deal with a case where the stakes grow increasingly personal. The help of Amber’s borderline telepath counsellor, Buzz, becomes crucial.

 

Set in the Game Future

REAPER

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In the year 2519, people on Earth don’t grow old and die any longer, their bodies are frozen and they start a new life in the virtual reality of the Game. Jex is almost eighteen, and dreaming of when she’ll begin her long-planned idyllic life in Game, when a bomber attacks a Game server complex. Eleven thousand immortal players die, and Jex is questioned as a suspect in the bombing. With this on her record, Jex will never be allowed to enter Game, but then one of the legendary founder players of Game offers her the chance to save her future by joining his investigation into the bombing.

Set in the 25th Century Portal Future

The Scavenger Exodus Series

(This can be read either before or after the Earth Girl Trilogy.)

Book 1 –SCAVENGER ALLIANCE

SCAVENGER ALLIANCE COMPLETE

2408. Humanity has travelled to the stars through interstellar portals, but the rebels and criminals were left behind on a ruined Earth. Eighteen-year-old Blaze is one of the last seven hundred people scavenging a living in an increasingly lethal New York. She’s survived this long by being too unimportant to kill, but the alliance is on the brink of starvation, and an old enemy is trying to seize power. When an aircraft carrying three off-worlders crashes in New York, Blaze is forced to step into the spotlight.

Book 2 –SCAVENGER BLOOD

SCAVENGER BLOOD COMPLETEBlaze must adjust to being deputy leader of the alliance, and help her father deal with the twin threats of a fugitive Cage hiding somewhere in the area, and his old supporters causing trouble. When a hunting party fails to return, the situation starts spiralling out of control, and the alliance’s off-worlder guests have a key part to play.

 

Set in the 28th Century Portal Future

Set before the Earth Girl trilogy 

Prequel Short Story Collection – EARTH 2788

earth-2788-ebook-completeA lot of readers told me they’d like to know more about the backgrounds of the other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy as well as Jarra.

(These stories will be of special interest to people who’ve read at least the first book in the main Earth Girl trilogy.)

Earth Girl Prequel Novellas featuring Jarra

(These can be read either before or after the main trilogy. New readers will get a first introduction to Jarra and her 28th century future earth, while existing readers will learn more about Jarra’s past and what made her into the girl they met in EARTH GIRL.)

Novella 1 – EARTH AND FIRE

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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. Go into the fire with Jarra! 

 

Novella 2 – EARTH AND AIR

EARTH AND AIR EBOOK COMPLETE

The second in the Earth Girl prequel novella sequence. Jarra is spending the summer at New York Fringe Dig Site with her school history club, but sprawling ancient ruins of New York contain the lethal legacies of the past as well as its treasures.

Don’t breathe! (Read after Earth and Fire.)

 

Prequel Novella featuring Amalie – FRONTIER

FrontierJune 2788. Amalie’s the last unmarried girl in Jain’s Ford settlement. Amalie turned seventeen six months ago, and she’s had nineteen perfectly respectable offers of marriage. Everyone is pressuring her to choose a husband, or possibly two of them. When Amalie’s given an unexpected chance of a totally different future, she’s tempted to take it, but her twentieth offer of marriage is one she can’t possibly refuse. (This can be read either before or after the main trilogy.)

 

A Military Short Story – HERA 2781

HERA 2781 EBOOK COMPLETE

Lieutenant Drago Tell Dramis is a newly trained fighter pilot heading out on his first mission. This is the moment he’s dreamed of for years, but his dream is turning into a nightmare. (This can be read at any point.) 

The Main Earth Girl Trilogy

Earth Girl voyager cover mediumEarth Girl USA cover artBook 1 –EARTH GIRL

The year is 2788. Humanity uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, but Jarra is one of the unfortunate, despised few born with an immune system that means she can only survive on Earth.

 

Earth Star coverEarth Star USA coverBook 2 – EARTH STAR

Earth is in danger, and Jarra is caught in the centre of the maelstrom. Earth is the only world where Jarra and the others born with her immune system problem can survive, but will the rest of humanity consider their home world worth fighting for?

 

Earth Flight Cover it's time to risk it allEarth Flight USABook 3 – EARTH FLIGHT

Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined. Her life, and everything she’s fought for, is in danger. It’s time to risk it all!

 

Set after the Earth Girl trilogy 

Earth Girl Aftermath Stories 1 – EARTH PRIME

The first of two collections of scenes and stories set after Earth Flight and during the preparations for the expedition to Fortuna. The Earth Girl trilogy was told solely from the narrow viewpoint of Jarra. These collections include stories told from the viewpoints of other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy, and reveal personal details and information that Jarra didn’t know. Earth Prime focuses on Jarra, Fian, and the other archaeologists. (Best read after the Earth Girl trilogy.)

32 Responses to Books

  1. Ali Morey says:

    I absolutely loved this series, it’s proudly displayed on my shelf right next to my other favorite, Harry Potter! My question is, will we ever find out about the possible remaining chimeras? I get frizzed just thinking about them, and I hate to think they’re lurking out there ready to infest humanity’s worlds again!

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    • I’m honoured that you have my books right next to Harry Potter!

      Fortuna and the remaining chimera are on my list of things I want to write about, but logically it makes sense to go back into the past and write some other things before that. Like Exodus and the chimera wars. Make sure you keep an eye on my website or get the newsletter, because I’ve a lot of things planned:)

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  2. Megan says:

    Will you be doing a second short story collection in paperback like earth 2788? You already have Hera 2781 that isn’t a part of a printed volume and I would love to know more about the world it’s set in. Maybe one that explains humanity’s views on the know late that God or deity exists.
    I love the series, I have all 6 books and I’ve loved every one.
    I plan on buying your over two books as soon as possible.

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    • Strangely wordpress didn’t tell me about this comment, so I’ve only just discovered it existed. I am thinking about having a second Earth Girl short story collection in the future – if you’ve signed up to get my newsletters then you’ll have seen me discussing that in the last newsletter I sent out. The second short story collection would be in ebook and paperback, but it would be new stories and not include Hera 2781. I hope to eventually write a sequel to Hera 2781 and put those two stories together to make a paperback.

      And I’m delighted that you’ve loved all the books.

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  3. kairi341 says:

    Just finished scavenger alliance. Another excellent book. I loved learning about the early days of the earth girl trilogy. A little disappointed in the ending seemed a bit abrupt but still enjoyed it and eagerly look forward to the sequel

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed Scavenger Alliance. This one is a bit like Earth Star, in that it concludes one set of story lines, but it’s pretty clear that there’s more action to come. It’s also the case that I’ve currently included a sample first chapter of Telepath at the end of the ebook. Since I haven’t done that with any of my other ebooks, I’m wondering if that meant you unconsciously expected a few extra pages of Scavenger Alliance.

      Just to explain the reason I added the sample chapter of Telepath. In some cases, Amazon seems to be sending people to its website the instant their kindle ebook hits 100%, and that can be several pages from the end of a long book. It’s very disruptive for someone to be sent off during the closing pages of a story, and I’ve someone confused because they didn’t realise they’d missed the last chapter of a book entirely, so I added in the sample chapter of Telepath to try to make sure no one missed the short last chapter of Scavenger Alliance.

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  4. Kory says:

    I love the earth girl trilogy, I just wish you would write a 4th one to go with it, The 4th one could perhaps talk more about what the alien world is like and the things discovered.

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    • Hi Kory, I’m glad to hear that you love the Earth Girl trilogy. I do plan to write more about Fortuna, but that story builds on a lot of past events, so I need to write about Jarra’s ancestors’ adventures in Exodus century, and Tellon Blaze and the Chimera wars first. The first Exodus book was published a few months ago, and I hope there’ll be more next year.

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  5. Rachael says:

    What and when is the next book going to be published ? I have read everything you have published and really enjoyed the books.

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  6. Hi Rachel, I’m glad to hear you’ve been enjoying my books. The next book is another in the Hive Mind series and should be out before Christmas. If you’d like me to send you an email alert when a new book is published then just click on the newsletter tab and sign up. Those emails often include a little information about future books as well.

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  7. Naomi says:

    Just finished the third Hive Mind book – another fantastic read! I’ve read just about all if your books (just a few novellas to read) and they never disappoint – the words flow off the page and the plot gains momemtum at such a rate that before you know it you’ve finished. I love the fact that you can write such compelling and exciting stories about such likeable characters! Thank you – I’m already looking forward to your next book.😁

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    • Hi Naomi, Apologies that I saw your comment when I was checking mail on a device where I find it hard to type properly, and it’s taken me a week to get back to write a reply. I’ve been having a few days where silly things kept going wrong. I think the universe was in a bad mood and decided to pick on me.

      It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the latest Hive Mind book, and got swept along by the story and the characters. I hope you enjoy future books just as much.

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  8. Ash says:

    Any plans to follow the ent channels and do a horror set in the Thetis chaos year?

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    • Once the Scavenger Exodus series is complete, the plan is to follow it with a series about Tellon Blaze and the Chimera. In fact, for assorted reasons, I’ve already written part of the first book about Tellon Blaze. The series will hopefully be far more like space opera than horror though.

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      • Ash says:

        I look forward to it either way. I found Earth Girl the most compelling novel I’ve read in some time I’ve read it cover to cover 30 odd times since I picked it up a the start of the year.

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  9. Jo says:

    Loving all your books. I’m not quite a YA – at 70 I’m not sure I’m mature enough to be classified as an adult!

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  10. Marilyn Swift says:

    Having just received your newsletter, may I say your books are never clunky and I much prefer longer books. So pleased Scavenger Book 2 is now becoming available in paperback. Shall also be eagerly awaiting your new Hive book. Have read and loved all your longer books so far. You have brought fresh ideas to the world of Science Fiction and written in such an exciting and thoroughly captivating way. Anyone who reads your books will not be disappointed.

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  11. Joanna says:

    I just finished Borderline and absolutely loved it – thank you! You are one of my favorite authors and I love all of your books but I am particularly partial to your Hive series. Each book in the series continues to expand the hive world in such a fascinating way. Please continue to write more, I can’t wait for the next one!

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    • Hi Joanna, I’m delighted you’re loving the Hive series so much. I always suffer from idea overload, so I have plenty of ideas for more books and different areas of the Hive to discover. The current plan is to keep writing a Hive book a year.

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  12. Monika says:

    Hi Janet,
    thanks a lot for all your totally amaz books! I started reading Earth Girl in German and totally fell in love with your great way of story telling and your fascinating future scenarios.
    I’ve long ago switched to the english versions of the books now and am devouring every one of it as soon as it’s available. Currently, I’m eagerly waiting for Boderline to be published as paperback 😉
    In the meantime, I was super happy to see in your newsletter that you started “The End, and the New Beginning” and really love reading more about Jarra beyond Earth Flight and am looking forward to reading more.
    Thanks again for all these great worlds and characters and good luck with the next book projects!
    Kind regards,
    Monika

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    • Hi Monika,

      I’m delighted you’re able to read the books in English. I’m working on the paperback of Borderline now, which is taking a bit longer than usual because of the length, but it should still be out in February. I was originally estimating the page count at 450, but that’s gone up to 460 now.

      I’m glad you’re enjoying reading “The End, and the New Beginning” while you’re waiting for Borderline, and thank you for sharing the adventures of my characters.

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  13. Ian Bisgrove says:

    Hi Janet,

    Thank you for making the future come to life as well as being thoroughly entertaining. Normally my reading habits for science fiction are hard and / or military science fiction so what would be classified (by me) as YA sci-fi would not be worth reading. However your great writing and great ideas transcends my often narrow view of science fiction so half of me wants you to write more quickly and the other half wants you to slow down and keep up the quality!

    Please continue to write and I personally hope to see more of Scavenger Exodus (Book 3 please) this year, then Reaper (Book 2) then Hive and……

    Like many people who write here I am not a Young Adult (only my youngest boy is) so please help me keep my mind young by writing, writing and more writing. Finally, do you have an approximate date for the Tellon Blaze series.

    Kind regardsd,
    Ian

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    • Hi Ian,

      I’m glad that I’ve been keeping your mind young. 🙂 I’d like to get all of those books written, but as you said I need to keep the balance between speed and quality. The Tellon Blaze series is an interesting case. I think that may end up getting interleaved with books about Fortuna, because there are a whole lot of links between what happened back then and what lies ahead on Fortuna.

      I think the basic situation is that I’ll be getting books out as fast as I can, but it won’t be nearly as fast as either of us would like. I have so many ideas queueing in my head and screaming to be written that I can never hope to keep up!

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  14. Madison says:

    I just discovered the latest Earth Girl short story and read through it as quickly as I could. I can’t wait to read more about Jarra’s and Fian’s adventures! My copies of the original trilogy are prominently on my bookshelf, and I’ll be looking at the prequel series as well.

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  15. Alizon Leese says:

    Hi
    I really enjoy your books although I am not a young adult, but I find your premise of restricting information in the hive mind books quite disturbing. Is the series going to visit this?
    Alizon

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    • The premise of the Hive Future is a dystopian one where the Hives totally control their populations. There are a whole host of disturbing things about that. The Hive tactic of restricting information, and indoctrinating its population that the Hive knows best, is certainly one of them.

      I’m not sure what you mean when you ask if the series is going to visit this. Amber was raised to accept her Hive society as normal, but there are several points in books where she’s unhappy about the information control and questioning whether the Hive really knows best. In book 2 she makes a decision about how to react to it. Amber has and will continue to discover many things about her Hive that trouble her, but her focus is more on emotions than principles. So long as most people living in her Hive are happy, she’s highly unlikely to lead any rebellions.

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  16. Johannes says:

    I really enjoy reading your books and I am looking forward to new ones in each series.

    Every world that you create is very complex and detailed and they make me thinking about being in such a world myself.

    One main common part is, that all the main characters are not known for being good fighters and it was very refreshing for me to read something like this after many other distopian novels, where the main heroes are always well known for their fighting skills or are at least forced to learn them at some point.

    Here I really liked them being normal persons who mostly exceed with their intelligence and decisionmaking while others do most of the fighting.
    That makes me feel closer to the character, cause it isn’t someone who excels you in everything.

    The Hive Mind Series is my personal favorite one so far, although I really liked reading the others as well.

    What makes the Hive Mind series so special is the development of Amber, starting as a normal child that is completely believing in the Hive and its motto. She faces many fears as a telepath and by doing this gets a completely different view of life and the world.
    Special about this are all the small steps in her development and that she isn’t becoming a famous person although she saves the Hive on some occasions.
    I am really looking forward for this series to continue, because I cannot even see the direction in which the storyline is heading. Is Amber going to fight the system or does she only use her influence to make some changes? Is she ever going to become a famous hero or is she going to stay as a telepath, who is only known by her team and a view other people?
    All these questions and a lot more cannot be answered without new books and I genuinely want them as soon as possible.

    I liked the other futures as well and I hope there will be more books about them as well.

    Is any of the three futures already finished or do you plan on continuing each one of them?

    Many authors are working on one fictional world at a time and start the next one after finishing the previous one, but especially the portal future has many hints to different adventures, that are not written down/published yet.
    And the Scavenger Exodus serie does not even look seem to be finished, cause both novels in this series are leading to the main problem being the “Exodus” and the coming firestorm, which would require a 3rd Exodus book.

    And what about the game future? Do you plan to have more books than Reaper in this future as well?
    On amazon the complete title of the book is already “Reaper(End Game Book 1)” which already hints at further books being released, but after reading this book, I think it is a story that can fully stand on its own.

    Please excuse all my grammar and spelling mistakes because English is only my 2nd language and writing is still a problem while reading works perfectly fine.

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  17. Hi Johannes,

    I’m delighted that you’re enjoying reading and thinking about my books so much. As you say, most authors write in one fictional world at a time. In some ways, that’s a far more sensible approach, but I think that alternating between writing in the Hive Future and the Portal Future helps me keep the books fresh and interesting. The Hive Mind books are so complex to write that my brain is wiped clean after writing each book, so I need a break of months before starting the next book in that series anyway.

    Amber has a lot more interesting things to discover about her Hive world, so the Hive Future is nowhere near complete. The Portal Future has even more possible books to be written. As you say, the big series problems are about to hit in the 25th Century Scavenger Exodus series, while things are also progressing forward for Jarra and her friends in the 28th Century. I’m not really in control of which book gets written next in the Portal Future, because it all depends on what is inspiring the creative side of my mind.

    At the moment, I’m not writing more books in the Game Future. Reaper does work well as a standalone, and I can’t write in three different futures at once. If I ever hit problems writing books in the other two futures, then I do have ideas for more books in the Game Future.

    My problem is always that I have a host of ideas for books, and not enough time to write them all. Still, it would be much worse not to have any ideas at all.
    The length of the books also slows things down. If the books were shorter, then I’d obviously be able to write them faster, but then they’d be very different books with far less detail about the characters and their worlds.

    I hope you continue to enjoy my books, and there is no need to apologise for your extremely good English.

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