I have been very negligent in keeping the blog up recently. Part has been because I was pushing and pushing hard to get the final version of Betrayal from Ashes ready for publication. Part was because of real life. Hopefully, I can now return to blogging on a regular basis. In the meantime, Betrayal from Ashes is now available for digital download on Amazon. The print version will be ready in 10 days to two weeks.
Now for the confession time. Betrayal is different from other books in the series. Oh, it’s not that it focuses on new characters or is written in a different style. It’s the same set of characters and same style. But it is shorter, approximately half the size of the previous books. Part of that is because the story took a left turn I didn’t anticipate. I could have published the entire “story”, but it would have been a goatgagger and would have needed to be priced much higher than I think e-books should be priced at. So I made the decision to cut the book into two or three parts (still trying to figure that one out for sure) and release a shorter novel at a lower price–$2.99.
The good part of that means I am going to have the next installment ready to go by the end of January, and probably sooner.
In the meantime, I give you Betrayal from Ashes.
War is never clean. Honor doesn’t always win out. Betrayal becomes the shadow currency that can tip the balance of power.
Colonel Ashlyn Shaw learned those lessons the hard way. Five years ago, she lost her command and her freedom because of the machinations of those willing to betray Fuercon, the homeworld they’d sworn to protect. Supposed allies conspired with enemies. Now Fuercon and its allied systems face a war on multiple fronts.
A war where the enemy doesn’t want a diplomatic solution. One where the enemy claims victory based on the number of civilian deaths.
This is not a war of attrition. It is a war of survival.
It is also a war Ashlyn and her allies have every intention of winning. But to do so, they must first unravel the layers of a conspiracy that goes much deeper than any of them suspect.
Honor and duty. Death before dishonor.