I released Vitalis – New Beginnings a couple of months ago to begin a new futuristic space-based science fiction series. And if that’s not enough buzzwords for you, it ends up including dinosaurs, pirates, and an undiscovered planet. The story is centered around a woman who has trouble recalling much of her past. She has skills and bits and pieces of her memories, but no good explanation for why she’s so good at what she does. In fact, she doesn’t think very much of herself in spite of her continuing successes. One thing happens after another and she ends up saving the lives of most of her crew on the transport ship she’s piloting. Unfortunately, she ship itself doesn’t fare so well. The good news – they’ve made it to the aforementioned undiscovered planet. That’s where the alien dinosaurs come in.
Now I’m happy to say book 2 in the series, Vitalis – The Colony, is getting ready to launch. I’m working with Willsin Rowe on cover art for it. And by “working with” I mean he’s doing virtually all of it with me giving a thumbs up or down. My experience with Australians is limited but if they’re all as laid back and decent as Willsin is, then I’ve got an entire continent worth of people I’d really like to get to know.
The Colony takes up a few months after New Beginnings left off. Those that survived are making a living as best they can on the hostile new world, but the problem is they’re stranded light years outside of human settled space lanes and they’ve got no means of communication. They did launch emergency distress signals towards the core worlds before they crashed – the question is, were those signals received and if so, how long must they wait until a rescue mission is mounted?
Not to worry – you can find out the answers to some of those questions as soon as The C0lony is released! Stay tuned to my blog, website, Facebook page, and tweets to find out more. The first book earned some great praise, including a review that called it Fantastic and a great introduction to science fiction.
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