Update on What’s Happening with my WIP

Just gotta say for starters, Ocean City Comic Con yesterday was amazing!
If I were younger, I’d still be on an adrenaline high. LOL

Today however, I want to tell you, my readers, that book four of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles is being written even if you haven’t seen the word count go up on my website.

I am having to *write* backstory that’s been in my head in a nebulous form for years in order to guarantee it meshes with what will happen in as-yet-unnamed SEC4.

And not just backstory of some of the current characters, but I have to go back to the BeforeTime—before the cataclysmic war of Mattan’s younger years.

😵

This is a first! *author faints*

While scrolling through FB, I saw a lovely shot of a woman relaxing in her back garden reading a book.

Then I did a doubletake: It was one of my books!

Stephanie_McGee DW

If this keeps up, I might actually consider myself enough of an author to have Imposter Syndrome! 😉

(BTW, the ebook version of the novel she’s reading, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, is still on sale for $0.99!)

Yeehaw!

Space Opera ebook on sale for only $0.99!

DW3_bonus

To celebrate book three of the Deuces Wild series: Raising the Stakes, the ebook version of book one, Beginners’ Luck, is on sale this month for only $0.99!

Because, hey, if you haven’t read the first book, that’s probably a good place to start the series.  😎

To get book one, or any of the books in the series, just check out my page with links to all the books in various formats:

https://loriendil.com/DW.php

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Deuces Wild is going wild!

Slap and Tristan get caught in the middle of a war between a galactic government and planetary gods, and Tristan’s past catches up with him in more ways than one in Raises the Stakes, book three of the Deuces Wild series.

And hey, if you haven’t read the series yet, might I suggest backing up and starting with book one, Beginners’ Luck?
Take a gander:

https://www.loriendil.com/DW.php

The print and all the ebook options for all three books in the series are listed on the website page above!

#spaceopera
#sciencefiction

Mourning Nichelle Nichols, but Pressing On

I am beyond saddened by Nichelle Nichols’ passing. I met her back in the day when I went to Star Trek Conventions (dressed as a green Orion slave girl), and she was the most amazing and gracious woman I think I ever met! She had an air about her that was regal. Her kindness I will never forget, or the way she gently chided David Gerrold when he snubbed me during a Q&A session.
She impacted me so much, I named a daughter after her. 
I can’t say much else except she has left a supernova-sized hole in the universe.

sigh 😢

I guess I should try to bring up the tone, eh?

I hope whatever is going on in your life is positive and not negative. Good news is always welcome, so feel free to share if you wish. Hey, we can all use some uplifting, right?

And I do have good news of my own: the release date is getting closer!
Yes, 15 August is not that far off. Have you pre-ordered Deuces Wild: Raising the Stakes yet?

Here is the Amazon preorder page:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6KWK2QW?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

If you wish more preorder options (such as Apple, Google, or Kobo), or if you wish to get the first two books in the series to catch up beforehand, here you go:
https://www.loriendil.com/DW.php

What is the book about, you ask? Glad you did!

Who are these beings that protect certain planets?
Non-corporeal aliens or something more?
Are they…gods?

The Confederation is bent on expansion—
The rest of the galaxy calls it conquest.

And the planetary gods are fighting back.

Slap and Tristan are not only caught in the middle of this war, but old enemies still dog Tristan’s trail, plotting his demise along with crooked cops, space pirates, and local thugs.

As if that’s not enough trouble, a gorgeous, gun-toting old friend arrives, and she causes distraction at the worst possible time.

Can Slap and Tristan navigate all the danger and succeed in their mission to stop the Confeds?

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AND!
I have found a few sales and freebies for you!

The ebook Molting of a Queen, a sci-fi novella by Peter J. Foote is on sale for $0.99.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D59JWTL

Jeannette Bedard’s Fractured Orbits ebook is also on sale for $0.99.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MJNT9LC/

A prequel to the Patriot Files series, Dwayne Trapper’s Holstein Hijack is FREE!
https://readerbarn.com/shop/holstein-hijack/

The ebook Through Stranger Eyes, a cyberpunk thriller by Chris Sarantopoulos is on sale for $0.99.
https://mybook.to/stranger_eyes

That’s all for now. Until next time – be seeing you!

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Deuces Wild Cover Real—AND!!!

Yes! There it is! The cover for book three of the Deuces Wild series: Raising the Stakes.

And guess what else?

Deuces Wild: Raising the Stakes is now available for preorder!

Slap and Tristan are back! And they get caught in the middle of a war between a galactic government and planetary gods, not to mention Tristan’s past catches up with him in more ways than one.

More info available here.

Yeehaw!

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Author almost ready to reveal the cover of Deuces Wild: Raising the Stakes!

Are you ready for the cover reveal for the third book of the Deuces Wild series?

Yes, you heard right! Slap and Tristan are back with more adventures in Deuces Wild: Raising the Stakes!

No I am not revealing the cover right now, but here is the back cover blurb:

Who are these beings that protect certain planets?
Non-corporeal aliens or something more?
Are they…gods?

The Confederation is bent on expansion—
The rest of the galaxy calls it conquest.

And the planetary gods are fighting back.

Slap and Tristan are not only caught in the middle of this war, but old enemies still dog Tristan’s trail, plotting his demise along with crooked cops, space pirates, and local thugs.

As if that’s not enough trouble, a gorgeous, gun-toting old friend arrives, and she causes distraction at the worst possible time.

Can Slap and Tristan navigate all the danger and succeed in their mission to stop the Confeds?

Drum roll starting—I will be revealing the cover “soon” (such a strange word ‘soon,’ it could mean anything).

Hang on, my good and dear readers!

🙂

Author Faces Daunting Conundrum! Can She Overcome Overwhelming Odds?

The third book of the Deuces Wild series is formatted for print, but I am still pondering chapter titles for the last five chapters.

I don’t want to do the ebook formatting until I get the chapters named. So here I am, staring at my computer screen, mind blank.

Such is the life of a writer.

*sigh*