If you're interested in listening to the first chapter of the Nightfall audiobook the mp3 is available for FREE download by clicking on the cover, or this link
Have I mentioned that Nadir, the second book in The Clemhorn Trilogy is scheduled to be released by Zmok Books this US Fall?
"Soon after Iapura led fifty-three survivors to found a new empire on a parallel Earth; he sought to expand that Empire to the Mmbuto é. It was an attempt that did not end well for either party, and led to the Edict that banned any contact with an advanced line.
Now, fleeing the surprise attack by Miro and his new allies; Donald, Conrad and their father find themselves seeking the aid of the Mmbuto é, a line that has no cause to love the Cross-Temporal Empire. But they have no choice if they are to gain the allies they need for their return, knowing that they cannot risk another failure.
Meanwhile Ivy must fight a solitary war on Etu, facing attacks on two fronts, and Arnold’s very personal treachery.
Can they prevail in a war that has set sibling against sibling and shattered the very foundations that bound the Empire together.
More information on the Clemhorn Trilogy here.
I've just sent the final edits for Vortex on Vertu Press back to 'Peasantry Press'. We're now working towards getting everything ready for a February '23 release.
Thrown back in time on a strange planet, Tania, Mark, and Windracer’s only hope of getting home is a bossy, alien teddy bear called Edward. A bear who has decided to adopt Tania, much to her disgust. The last thing Tania needs is someone else telling her what to do—her mother does enough of that! And the holiday had started so well when her mother had invited them to Vertu Station with her.
But the Station is a wreck, and her mom quickly accepts an offer from the manager of Vertu Prime’s 5-star hotel to put the children up for a week. The hotel, occupies the lower floors of the planet's sole remaining arcology; a massive, pyramid-shaped, self-contained city.
When archaeologists accidentally activate an alien temporal warp generator, Tania, Mark, Windracer, and Edward are thrown backward through time. With Edward's power reserves dangerously low, it is up to the three friends to reach the generator and turn it off—before it destroys the planet.
More information on The Portal Adventures here.
And if you haven't read 1827 - Napoleon in Australia by yours truly yet, perhaps you should buy the Alternate Australias anthology (only $6.50AU). Napoleon was shortlisted for the international 2021 Sideways Awards for Alternate History, as well as winning the award for the 2020 Best WA Professional SF Short Work, Western Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards, (Tin Ducks). The anthology also includes the short story that went onto to win the 2021 Sideways Awards -- Matthew Kresal's Moonshot. -- which is well worth a read.
After the success of 1827 - Napoleon in Australia, The Dragon and the Lady of Uliad is to be included in another SeaLion Press anthology: Emerald Isles: Irelands That Never Were in late July. This story is a little longer than Napoleon's, and tells of Merlin's and Uther Pendragon's visit to Ireland to gather help to expel the Saxons from Britain, and what happens when Uther meets the Lady of Uliad. As one of my friends said after reading it - "Really enjoyed reading it. It has the just the right amount of violence and gratuitous sex." My response, "The sex is not gratuitous. Where do you think babies come from?"