A reminder that Borderline is now available in both ebook and paperback, and you can also read part 7 of the New Year story on my website.
I should really stop referring to the New Year story and start calling it the never ending story.
You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 7 here.
Hive Mind 4: Borderline is available now worldwide in both Ebook and Paperback
Set in the Hive Future.
Being a telepath means your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness.
Eighteen-year-old Amber is the youngest of the five telepaths who protect the hundred million citizens of one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. Her job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time she must face multiple challenges.
While preparing to celebrate the New Year festival of family, 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.
Borderline is the fourth book in the Hive Mind series. Further books are planned to follow.
Cover art (C) Janet Edwards 2019, Cover Design by The Cover Collection.
More details here.
Part 6 of the New Year story has now been added to the website. Once it’s been completed, it will stay there for a couple of weeks before being removed, tidied up, polished, and published as part of a collection of related stories. Remember to sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to get an email alert when I publish that or other books.
You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 6 here.
Part 5 of my New Year story is on the website now, but I’m not sure that we’re getting any closer to the end.
You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 5 here.
Parts 1 to 4 of the New Year Story have now been posted. I was quite right about this turning into a long story. I’d like to re-emphasize the point that I’m posting this as I write it. Rather than taking the safe option of posting sections of a completed story, I’m sharing an author’s voyage into the unknown with you, so more or less anything could happen. Let’s just hope that we don’t sink without trace or get eaten by sharks.
I’m currently hoping to get to some sort of ending in about four more parts, but frankly I have little control over any of my characters, and Jarra is the worst behaved of the lot of them.
You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 4 here.
I’ve now posted the third part of the New Year Story and there is more to come. You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 3 here.
I’ve just posted the second part of the New Year Story on the website. There is more to come. I’m meekly writing down what Jarra tells me to say, so I’ve no idea where this story is going, but I have a feeling that it could turn out to be quite long.
You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 & 2 here.
Looking back at 2019, I think things were reasonably under control when I published the paperback of the third Hive Mind book, Hurricane, back in February.
After that, the second book in the Scavenger Exodus series, Scavenger Blood was published in June as an ebook, with the paperback following in August. That was the point when a family bereavement followed by illness made me go well behind schedule on writing my fourth Hive Mind book, Borderline. The situation wasn’t helped by the book insisting on being an extra long story.
My deepest apologies to people who were asking about release dates for Borderline. I couldn’t give a firm answer, because I didn’t know if the book would be out before Christmas until the very last minute. The problem with a Christmas release is that some sales outlets have the equivalent of a last posting date for Christmas and it’s quite early in the month. Releasing after that date can mean a book gets caught in a shut down period and doesn’t appear on the sales outlet until January.
Borderline made it out in time though! I’d like to thank everyone who bought it themselves or requested it as a Christmas present. I hope you enjoyed joining Amber and her team to solve another mystery in the Hive. An especial thank you to everyone who found time in the busy Christmas period to send me encouraging comments or write reviews. Reader support is vitally important for authors, making it possible for us to keep writing and publishing books. I deeply appreciate yours.
My plans for 2020 are a little hazy. I’ll be working in the Portal Future for the next few months, and hopefully getting something completed and published in the summer. I can’t predict exactly what I’ll be publishing, because I’ve got several projects in varying stages of being written, and it all depends which the creative side of my brain decides to work on next. The creative side of my brain has a bad habit of getting distracted by new ideas and running off shouting “Oooo shiny!”
At some point I will swap across to writing Hive Mind 5 with the aim of getting that out in December 2020, though there’ll be the usual risk of it slipping into January 2021.
Happy 2020 to you all!
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Happy 2020! I’ve a tradition of posting a short story on my website to celebrate the New Year. This time the story is called The End, and the New Beginning. It’s set in the Portal Future after the events told in the Earth Girl trilogy and features Jarra. This story is packed with spoilers for the Earth Girl trilogy, so please only read it if you’ve read Earth Flight.
Since this short story is turning out to be a long story, I’ve only posted the first part, and the rest will be gradually appearing over the next few weeks.
You can read the first part of The end, and the New Beginning here.
There are currently two active wikis – one covering the Portal Future and one the Hive Future -, as well as three fascinating TV Tropes pages about my books. I’ve just reorganized the Fun Extras section of this website, to add a Fandom Wikis, TV Tropes, and Forums page giving more information and links to them.
It’s worth noting that both the wikis have brand new forums. Please don’t stop posting comments on my website. I love getting feedback on the books, I need the encouragement of knowing readers are enjoying them, and am happy to answer questions.
I know that a few people would have liked to have very detailed discussions about events in Borderline though. The wiki forums could be the answer for the sort of discussion that would get too spoiler-packed for other visitors to my website.