This should come as no surprise for those of you who have been following along on my blog, but my science fiction adventure, Shafter, is now available through Amazon and Smashwords as an ebook (links included at the bottom of the page for your convenience). This constitutes my first full length science fiction release.
The novel takes a young cat burglar with her own set of morals deep into the heart of the political machinations of the leading class on her colony, offering an adventure with close calls and hard questions. Trina has to decide what she’s willing to do to win a place above the shafts where she makes her home with other social outcasts.
Trina dreams of escaping the colony of Ceric and joining the spacer guilds, but it’s just that: a dream.
Reality is a fight for survival in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath First City. Her father may be a polit, the wealthiest of the surface people, but she’s been raised by her shafter mother, taught to thieve by her friend, and mastered knives on her own.
Even though her mother clings to the idea that her polit lover will rescue them from this life, Trina knows better. But when staking out a square during Festival, she catches the attention of her wealthy grandfather. Her life is about to change, but the price of starting over may be higher than she’s willing to pay.
To encourage early readers (with the hope some of you will put up a review), I’ve set the initial price two dollars off for the first month. Right now you can get Shafter for $5.99, but as of January 20th, 2014, it will be $7.99 for the eBook. A print version is in the works and should release in January.
So there you go. I hope you enjoy Shafter and look forward to hearing what people think of my novel. If you do review it, please drop me a line so I can include an excerpt on the novel page.
For more specific information, go here or click the Shafter cover on right side of any page of my site.
See the preview posts you might have missed.
And as you might have noticed, the science fiction imprint has the below logo, designed by my talented sister, Deirdre McGaffey Schwein.
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