For those of you still smarting from the cliffhanger at the end of Aetna Rising, relief is at hand. Now available on Amazon are both the second-half of the Aetna story and the complete story in one volume—take your pick. The complete story does include a (very) short prologue, which you can’t find anywhere else. (Even my editor didn’t see it. Yikes!) But for those of you interested in sticking with me for the long haul, it might be worth it to pay the dollar more to get the complete edition. The prologue is a bit of a teaser for things to come down the road.
One interesting note: According to Scrivener my book comes in at 102,000 words. I get frequent feedback stating that my book feels short. I take that to mean that you were so absorbed you didn’t notice the words flying by, but rest assured you are getting a full length novel even if it does fly by.
Next up I have to finish a non-fiction project which I have been neglecting to get this done. Then it’s back to the Pax. I have about 33,000 words written in the next book, but to be honest, I wrote them years ago so it will be interesting to see what I have to do to get them up to snuff. Hopefully, we can all be reading the first chunk of that three volume series in early 2014. Oh—and I have a couple of Pax novellas running around in my head as well. One of them tentatively titled Rena’s Song is just itching to get out. Its about a mom and is told from her daughter’s point of view. I am definitely going to make time somewhere this summer to pound that one out. It’s a bit of a departure from the stuff I have written in the Pax so far and that is why I think it has me intrigued. I keep thinking about that one.
Then there are the other science fiction stories I have running around my head which aren’t directly Pax related. Once I get my clone up and running, I should be good to go. Hopefully, he will be able to punctuate better than I can— eh Jonathan?