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Monday, October 12, 2015

Two new preorders

Remember this beautiful image from my talented friend Gretchen Chappelle?

© Gretchen Chappelle
Well, it was inspiring. Gretchen was so gracious to let me license it for a book cover and I'm so excited to finally see it out there. The Gaijin Girl, a short story set in the world of the Mayake Chronicles, is launching this Wednesday. It's only 99 cents and if you happen to enjoy it, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a review on Amazon.

"Twenty years ago the Gaijins lost the battle against the deadliest and most infectious bacterium ever engineered. To save themselves, the few survivors retreated to complete isolation, surrendering their lives and all human interactions to computers and artificial intelligence.

Now, two decades later, a sixteen-year-old girl eagerly awaits the New Queen’s ending of the mandatory quarantine, allowing the Gaijins to finally step out a of their forced segregation. Lilun longs to start a new life, away from the sterile prison of her virtual world and the control of her robotic mother. But what she doesn’t know is that the world outside has irreversibly changed ..."

In the meantime, Athel, Book 2 in the Mayake Chronicles, has gone up for preorder too. But wait, don't buy it yet: if you can commit to writing a review on Amazon by launch day, November 10, I'll send you a free ARC copy. Ready? Then sign up for my newsletter. I'll be sending out announcements on Wednesday.

And finally, the AI Chronicles -- a collection of AI short stories from some of the best of today's sci-fi writers, featuring my short story Narai -- is on sale for only 99 cents!! Grab your copy because they are going away fast! ;-)


  1. Two books - awesome!! Both covers are great. That was nice of your friend to let you use her shot for your book. It fits it well.
    Will announce the first book on Monday for you.

  2. Oh, so exciting! Gretchen's image is gorgeous. How cool that she let you use it for the cover of your short story! Best of luck with it and the second Mayake Chronicles book! :)

    1. I licensed it... good work should be paid for ;-) Thanks Heather!!

  3. How exciting. I loved Akaela and can't wait to get book 2. No idea if I could review it in time, so I'll just buy it.

  4. The first book gave me a chill, but I'm looking forward to both. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing


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