Friday Fanfare: Circle Unbroken is on Pre-Sale!

Cue the Trumpets!

My sci-fi novel, Circle Unbroken, is going on pre-sale as an e-book starting on Sunday, August 2. The pre-sale will run from then until August 17, and the book will release on August 18, when it will also be available in paperback. It will be available on pre-sale at limited retailers. I will add links to them as I get them. Here is the blurb for the book:

When your family runs the mining operation on a planet that supplies a long-depleted Earth with needed resources, there are bound to be those who would like to see you fail. After five years away with the Interstellar Security Corps, Kaili is coming home after the death of her grandmother as a key participant in the ceremony to install her sister as head of the company and the ruling planetary council. She and her partner land in the middle of old resentments and new threats.

Like all of her people, Kaili is gifted with psi abilities developed over generations living in close harmony with their world- what outsiders see as magic. The ceremony investing her sister with her new positions will be a formal ritual, and Kaili, as her sister’s closest relative, will complete the binding Circle.

Accidents and unrest are growing in the mine operations, and Kaili and her partner, Jeff, uncover evidence that her sister will be formally challenged at the ceremony. When Kaili goes missing right before the ceremony, and returns with no apparent memory of the past few days, Jeff knows something is not right. He will need to use a little magic of his own to make sure Kaili is ready to face the family’s enemies. If not, it could mean both sisters’ lives.

Circle Unbroken is a science fiction novel with a strong element of formal, ritual magic.

For the pre-sale, the e-book will be priced at $2.99, which is a dollar less than it will be after. In addition, if you pre-order the book and send me confirmation of the pre-order from the retailer you purchased from, I will send you a coupon code that will allow you to download one of my other two books from Smashwords at no charge. You can download them in whatever e-book format you prefer, including Kindle. (If you already have both books, you have my sincerest thanks, and send me a confirmation of the pre-order anyway. I might have a little something I can send you. 😉 ) You can send a copy of your order confirmation to me at:

makropp at gmail dot com

Let me know which of the other two you would like to get free (or if you already have those, let me know that, too). I will send you the link to the book on Smashwords and your coupon code. Links to descriptions of the two books are below.

You can pre-order Circle Unbroken from:


Barnes & Noble




Available now:

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.






tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final envinronmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.