This is just a quick reminder that I've put out my latest novel, Protostar! It's a Kindle exclusive, at this time, but if demand is high I'll convert it to a hard-copy book. The teaser text goes something like this...
Ensign Lahira Ocean is the chief navigator of the Human battleship, the "George Washington." Born on the world Magellan, she comes from a wealthy family and joined the fleet as a precursor to her future as a trade magnate; aside from astronomic charts and hyper-drive calculations, she studies history as a pass-time as well as a rationalization for her circumstances. She regularly muses retirement, despite her incredible skill in military affairs. Fate intervenes when another world, Hudson, picks up an group of alien ships heading straight for it. The "George Washington" is deployed to help handle this initial contact, but the exact nature of the response is as shocking as it is stereotypical of a 20th or 21st century science-fiction epic!
Now, Lahira has little choice but to accept command of a brand new generation of ship, one born just on the temporal edge of a war unlike any Mankind has seen before. Bringing together a hard-nosed specialist in military doctrine, a free-wheeling reformed space pirate, a nonchalant communications expert, and her own chief rival as a chief navigator, can the now-Captain manage to survive her own crew long enough to face the alien menace? What has made these foreigners so ready to wage war against any species it meets? Will she be up to the task of leading the counter-attack against these mysterious Orphans?
Now, you might remember Protostar from my 2011 National Novel Writing Month expedition. It was a successful mission, and Protostar was the result. Well, a year and a half later and it's done! Now, I might do a sequel to Protostar if it's effective, but I'd do it as a 2013 NaNoWriMo.
So...Encouragement, maybe? ;)