Ashes of Empire: Imperial Sunset, the first in a new series has hit the bookshelves. Set in the same universe as my other series, but a thousand years after Decker’s War, it tells the story of a desperate attempt to stave off the darkness threatening to smother humanity’s interstellar empire and send civilization back to the Stone Age.
You can get the ebook via this link: Imperial Sunset
Or from my own storefront: Imperial Sunset
And in paperback via this link: Imperial Sunset
If your favorite retailer isn’t yet listed on the Books2Read page, it will be soon so check back later. The hardcover version will also be available within a day or two.
Ashes of Empire: Imperial Sunset has been with my editor since Friday, and so far, so good. It means I’m now back to working full time on Without Mercy (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 5), although I’ve not made as much progress in the last two weeks as I would have wished. This is mostly because revising Imperial Sunset turned out to be more effort than I had anticipated (I decided to essentially re-write the last 25%!) but the end result is a much stronger storyline that gives me greater scope to explore the Ashes of Empire universe in future installments. In fact, you could say Ashes of Empire: Imperial Sunset opens up a whole universe of storyline possibilities. But before I delve into the next installment of that saga, I must finish Dunmoore #5, work on the second Chief Superintendent Caelin Morrow mystery and write another Zack Decker adventure. For 2018, I’ll likely only be able to complete the first two.
And now, since it’s summer, I have work to do on the property, so that we don’t see a repeat of last winter’s problems. And that means trading the keyboard for a shovel for the rest of today. Dunmoore will have my full attention once more tomorrow morning.
By the way, if you want to see what the Imperial Sunset paperback cover looks like, pop over to my Facebook page for a gander.
In my previous blog post, I mentioned that Siobhan Dunmoore was whispering in my ear again after a long silence. Well, I was wrong. It wasn’t so much a whisper as a scream. In the last seven days, I’ve written a full quarter of Without Mercy (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 5). That’s around 100 pages! And I’ve done so while also revising Ashes of Empire: Imperial Sunset. I’m not sure what caused this sudden surge of productivity, but I’m going with it. If I can sustain the pace, Without Mercy will be ready for my editor in late June or early July, and that could well mean an August publication date, or for those who keep score, two books this summer, what with Imperial Sunset due to hit the shelves in late June or early July. If I can sustain the pace. Sometime in the next week or so, I’ll add a synopsis to the Without Mercy page, but you can already see a mock up of the book cover.