Monday Musings: Some Updates

There is just a bit over a  month to go on the presale for Two’s Company.  It will release on December 18, and is available in ebook form at a discounted price until then. You can preorder it at Amazon, Smashwords (in any ebook format, including Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

Here’s the description of the book:

Medusa “Deuce” Grainger is smart, confident, and as good a pilot as she is a poker player.  The daughter of General Patterson Grainger, she had a good future ahead of her in StarForce. Accused of murdering her roommate at the Academy, she cleared her name, but the incident left her with no love for the military life she thought she’d wanted, and a lot of anger toward her father. She left it all behind and is a freelance shuttle jockey working for an independent terraforming company.

Now, her AI has downloaded another Personality off a wrecked ship, and he’s acting oddly ever since. Someone wants to sabotage her friend’s company out of business, evidence of tampering is being corrupted, and people have died.  With an investigation looming that could shut down the company and cut off her main source of income, it’s up to Deuce to figure out what’s going on, and how all the pieces fit the puzzle. Along the way, she reconnects with an old friend and discovers someone is stalking her. Deuce will need to connect all the dots fast, because more lives are at stake than anyone suspects.

I am pleased with this one. I know- I wrote it, I should be, right? But I think this is probably my best story so far.

November is almost halfway over. I can’t believe it! And that also means that National Novel Writing Month is almost halfway over, too. I am way too far behind for it to be this late in the month. That 50,000 word goal looks very, very far away right now.

Topping it all off, I have a cold. The first one of the season always seems 100x worse for some reason. And my right eye hurts. Yesterday, it felt like there were grains of sand under the eyelid. Today, it just hurts. And staring at the computer screen makes it worse. Not really conducive to trying to catch up!

But I am now off to take the Doggo for his walk and then get some lunch. Back to the writing this afternoon.

Happy Monday!

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Two's Company small thumbnailOn presale now and coming in December 2018: Two’s Company, a sci-fi novel in the space opera tradition.

Medusa “Deuce” Grainger is smart, confident, and as good a pilot as she is a poker player. A freelance shuttle jockey working for an independent terraforming company, she’s left her former life, and her father, behind. Mostly.

Now, her AI has downloaded another Personality off a wrecked ship, and he’s acting oddly ever since. Someone wants to sabotage her friend’s company out of business, evidence of tampering is being corrupted, and people have died.  With an investigation looming that could shut down the company and cut off her main source of income, it’s up to Deuce to figure out what’s going on, and how all the pieces fit the puzzle. Along the way, she reconnects with an old friend and discovers someone is stalking her. Deuce will need to connect all the dots fast, because more lives are at stake than anyone suspects.

Learn more here, where you will find links to the presale.

Two’s Company is listed on Goodreads. If you like what you see above, I’d appreciate you adding it to your Want To Read list. Thanks!

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