I know many people are dependent on borrowing books from libraries. Now the extras in the Earth Girl series are available in paperback and on Overdrive, I’m pleased to see they are starting to appear in libraries in the USA. Telepath and Reaper are slowly working their way through the system too, so you can try putting in requests to your librarian to stock them.
I’ve just been looking at the post I put up a year ago, where I said that I had a host of book-related plans for 2016. As it turned out, 2016 was a problematical year, when too many good people made their final bows.
Focusing in on my book-related plans though, I did manage to achieve a lot, including the paperback editions that I’d been promising people.
In the spring, I published a new novella set in the Portal Future of the Earth Girl series. Frontier: An Epsilon Sector Novella in both ebook and paperback. There were also paperback releases of Earth 2788: The Earth Girl Short Stories, and Earth and Fire: An Earth Girl Novella.
I then had two short stories published in anthologies. One in an anthology of Space Opera stories, Crises and Conflicts, published by NewCon Press. Another in an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, Defying Doomsday, published by Twelfth Planet Press.
In the summer, I published a full length book set in a new Hive Future. Telepath is now available in both ebook and paperback. If you haven’t read it yet, there are some sample chapters of Telepath here.
Just before Christmas, I published another full length book, this time set in a new Game Future. Reaper is currently only out in ebook, but I expect the paperback will be available in March 2017. (Paperbacks are always likely to appear a couple of months after the ebook because of the time taken up arranging different covers and formatting, as well as checking proof copies.) You can read sample chapters of Reaper here.
I usually put a story up on my website for the New Year. This time the creative side of my brain decided to write a short Christmas story so I put that up early than usual. Many of you will already have discovered and read it. Those who haven’t, can read my Christmas story here.
I think a lot of people are looking forward rather nervously to what 2017 will bring. I have a long list of book related plans again, though I doubt I’ll be able to achieve quite as much as in 2016.
My first release in 2017 should be yet another new book. Scavenger Alliance is set in the Portal Future of the Earth Girl series, but centuries earlier during Exodus century, and features one of Jarra’s ancestors.
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Thank you to everyone who has been reading my books, especially those who took the extra time to do reviews, ratings, or send me personal messages. I hope you’ll enjoy reading more stories from me during 2017.
Happy New Year!
Available Worldwide in Ebook (Paperback to follow)
Nook and a few other ebook formats are still loading
Estimated paperback release date March 2017
Set in the Game Future
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, working twelve hour shifts, and dreaming of when she’ll be legally adult and begin her long-planned idyllic life in Game. When a bomber attacks a Game server complex, one of the virtual worlds of Game crashes, and eleven thousand immortal players die during emergency defrost. Death has struck Game for the first time in centuries, 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 join his investigation into the bombing. Jex must help Hawk catch the true bomber to protect the worlds of Game and save her own future, but the bomber is far more dangerous than anyone realizes.
Read sample chapters here.
Cover art (C) Janet Edwards 2016, Cover Design by The Cover Collection
If you’re looking for physical books for Christmas presents, either for yourself or others, then remember that the extra short story collection and novellas in the Earth Girl series are now available as trade paperbacks. Look for Frontier, Earth 2788, and Earth and Fire at online retailers, and be sure to check the prices because some outlets are charging more than the recommended prices.
You could also treat yourself to my new full length book, Telepath, set in the Hive Future.
My Earth Girl novella, Earth and Fire, is now available as a 152 page trade paperback. As with Earth 2788, this has a very different cover to the ebook. The full details are here.
I’ve now finished catching up with the paperbacks for those who prefer physical books for themselves or to give as presents. In future, any release that’s at least as long as Earth and Fire should appear in ebook first with the paperback following a couple of months later. My apologies that the extra time is needed for the special formatting, expanded cover art, and posting and checking proof copies.
My latest book, Telepath, is now available worldwide in a variety of ebook formats and as a 354 page paperback.
Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes.
Full details here.
I was planning to release the trade paperback of Telepath next, but the printers sent me a proof copy of the wrong book. That delays things so I probably won’t be able to release the paperback of Telepath for at least another two weeks.
Since I was left holding a copy of Earth 2788 that looked perfectly reasonable to me, I decided to surrender to the decree of fate and go ahead with publishing that. The paperback has 232 pages and you’ll notice it has a very different cover to the ebook. I hope you like it.
Full details here.
Today I’ve got a guest post over at Author Allsorts, where I’m talking about a very special library.
Within a couple of days of Telepath being released, people started asking about a sequel. I’ve already started work on Hive Mind 2, but I’m afraid that it’s likely to be about a year before it’s published. Sadly books take a lot longer to write than to read.
The good news is that I’m hoping to get another book out before Christmas. More news on that in a month or two.
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TELEPATH (Hive Mind 1)
Now available Worldwide in Ebook (Paperback to follow)
The ebook is still loading on Nook and a couple of other outlets
A new story, with new characters, set in a very different future from that of the Earth Girl trilogy.
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. Amber’s dream is to be level 10 or above, her nightmare is to be a level 99 Sewage Technician.
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. Her job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but she doesn’t know she’s being hunted herself.
Cover art (C) Janet Edwards 2016, Cover Design by The Cover Collection.