On the world scene, 2016 had quite a few down points, so I thought I'd start the new year off with a small gift for my fans. Now I know I've been promising a Touchstone short story for years, but I'm afraid I'm just not a short story writer...so you're going to have to make do with a brand spanking new Touchstone novel.
My first outright romance novel, in fact, with the story of how Cass' Mum Laura gets together with Tsur Selkie. Well, you know me - it's more a slice-of-life geek-fest because how would you feel getting to move to a place like Muina? Though Tsur Selkie sure as hell knows how to make a romantic gesture. [And I hope you all fall in love with Aunt Sue, because I sure did, and Aunt Sue will definitely be getting her own adventure some time.]
I love this cover image, btw.
One does not simply walk onto another planet. At least not without the help of a daughter who has developed unlikely powers, fought an intra-dimensional war, and then arranged for a family relocation to a futuristic clone of Earth. Laura Devlin would gladly have paid any price to have her daughter back, so living in a techno-paradise with spaceship views is merely an added bonus. And a dream come true.
But Arcadian paradises do not come without complications. Laura's include a plethora of psychic grandchildren. Interplanetary diplomacy. Her daughter's immense fame. And KOTIS, the military watchdog that seems to consider Laura's entire family government property.
Forewarned by her daughter's experiences, Laura had anticipated as many problems as she could, and didn't doubt her ability to cope with the rest. But she had not planned on Gidds Selkie, a military officer 'chipped from flint' and not at all the sort of man lifelong geek Laura had ever imagined would find her interesting.
Burned in the past, Laura is surprised to find herself tempted. Is this a new start to go with a new world? Or a mismatch doomed to failure?
I had a number of large magnets made up from the cover to give away, for those who are really keen on some new fridge decorations. When I say large, I mean large:
To enter, just add 'enter' in the comments of this post (or, if you can't comment, email me at mail at andreakhost.com). [Feel free, of course, to squee as well, but try to keep this relatively spoiler-free.]
Competition closes end of January. I can also sign your magnet with a glittery pen, if you so choose, or even a short quote from the novel of your choosing.