Huzzah! After a long, long wait--believe me, it's be harder for me to wait than all of you--the Hecate audiobook is finally available! *flails* Want a copy? Can't wait? EARS ARE BURNING FOR THE WORDS??!! Good! Just hit this linkety-link-of-Hecate-goodness and you can clickety-click to get your own copy! Easy, right? Go! Click! Get the words in your ear bones!
Shh! I don't know if I'm actually supposed to show this to you guys yet. Granted, no one actually told me to keep the cover hush-hush, but I kinda didn't ask if I could reveal it either. So, surprise! Check out the luscious cover Tantor Media came up with for the audiobook version of Hecate, Pretty cool, eh? And you can get your hot little hands on a copy soon-soon-soon! As in, October 17th soon! Huzzah!
SFF Reviews--a new website highlighting the best in SFF short stories across the web and print-a-verse--recently launched and chose my little short story, THE SALT DEBT, as its very first review! And as an added bonus, I got a mention File 770--multiple Hugo award winner for Best Fanzine. Go here to see the SFF Reviews write-up and here for the File 770 shout-out.
Blog tour, that is, courtesy of Maia Silverdagger at Silver Dagger Book Tours. Follow along on the blog hop August 14th - September 14th and enter to win some cool swag featuring art from my friend and super talented illustrator Jenny Haines. Oh, and I've dropped a few guest posts here and there, so you might wanna check out those, too. Might. Maybe. Okay, you totally do.
Need more info? Well, there's tons of it on the Serengeti Blog Tour Kickoff, and because I'm nice (Really! I am!) I've included the entire blog tour schedule below.
Kickoff at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Mythical Books- GUEST POST
Triple A – GUEST POST
Rainy Day Reviews – GUEST POST
Books Dreams Life
Jamie Marchant, Fantasy Author
Romance That's 'Out of This World' – GUEST POST
A Mama's Corner of the World
411 on Books, Authors and Publishing News – GUEST POST
Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Readeropolis – GUEST POST
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
Country Gals Book Blog
Bound 2 Escape
Circle of Stalkers
AC Squared Book Blog
Book Bangers Blog
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Spunky N Sassy
Yearwood La Novela
Yah gotta read this
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
Lisa-Queen of Random
Jazzy Book Reviews
For Love of Books4
Indie Wish List
Must Read Faster
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Queen of All She Reads
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
Mello & June
Rabid Readers Book Blog
Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
Susan Heim on Writing
Rainy Days and Pajamas
Teatime and Books
Teaser Addicts Book Blog
The Authors Blog
The Avid Reader
The Bookworm Chronicles
The Book Town
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
Shh, I am Reading
Anna Del C Dye
Turning Another Page
Fellow writer K.C. Shaw and I have been friends for a while now, and I'm a huge fan of her work. So, when I heard her Lizzy and Jo book Skytown was coming out, I got extra, extra, extra excited. Also, EXCITED! Huge thanks to Fox Spirit Books for picking this one up--I've been a fan of Shaw's Lizzy and Jo characters (stars of many a short story adventure) for a long time now, and it's about time they got their own full length novel.
Check out Skytown available,e 8 August 2017 from Fox Spirit Books, with cover art by the multi-talented Jenny Haines!
You know the drill: I watch spec fic movies that are just shy of cheesy and blog about how much I love them. IT'S THE GREATEST NON-PAYING GIG EVER!
For this edition, I reviewed Escape from New York--a 1980s sci-fi classic and inspiration for the lead character (Snake) in the Metal Gear video games. Wanna know more or share in the Escape from New York love? Well, all ya gotta do is click on the link above or the pic below and you'll be transported via the interwebs to the full review in all its glory.
Ladies and gentlemen, as promised, the cover for Hecate, the upcoming Serengeti prequel. Whaddaya think? Seriously, whaddaya think??!!
Oh, and in case you missed it before, here's the back cover blurb to let you know what the story's all about:
Black Ops—the intelligence arm of the Meridian Alliance Fleet. Black Ops came calling with an offer Henricksen couldn’t refuse: a ship—an entire squadron of ships, actually—and crew to command. A chance to get back to the stars.
Too bad he didn’t ask more questions before accepting the assignment. Too bad no one told him just how hinky this particular skunkworks project was.
They call the ship the RV-N: Reconnaissance Vessel - Non-combat, Raven for short. A stealth ship—fast, and maneuverable, and brutal as hell. On the surface, Henricksen's assignment seems simple: train his crew, run the RV-Ns through their paces, get the ships certified for mission operations and job done. But an accident in training reveals a fatal design flaw in the Raven, and when an undercover operative steals classified information from a Black Ops facility, the Fleet Brass cancels the tests completely, rushing the faulty ships and their half-trained crew into live operations. On a mission to recover the Fleet’s lost secrets.
Out of time and out of options, Henricksen has no choice but to launch his squadron. But a ghost from his past makes him question everything—the ships, their AI, the entirety of this mission, right down to the secrets he and his crew are supposed to recover.
J.B. Rockwell grew up reading fairy tales, folklore and mythology, as well as anything and everything about ancient cultures and their history, and never lost her taste for any of it. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and three cats, all of whom provide inspiration for her stories, whether they know it or not.