Yep, mea culpa. I haven’t written anything new in a while. But life happens, know what I mean? And the creative juices have dried up. If I believed in muses I’d tell you mine was on holiday in the Himalayas or something. So I decided to parcel up my Ptorix Empire series. As you all know, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy is permafree. What if I put that one and the sequel, The Iron Admiral: Deception into one bumper volume, priced the same as for one book?
I’ll be honest, I’m not expecting to have created a best seller, so I thought I’d go cheap and do my own cover. My regular designer is booked up, anyway. So… here are my efforts.
I floated them in the SciFi Romance group on Facebook where they went down really well. Um. Splat?
So I challenged/offered the job to do a new design to KJ van Houten. She’s a graphic designer, but she hadn’t done covers before. Here’s what she came up with – much better than mine. She told me she had fun, but that finding suitable models was harder than she expected. In this case Saahren is a Person of Colour, which ratchets the level of difficulty up a notch.
Anyway, here’s the blurb to go with that great cover. I could use a few sales, so tell your friends.
The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and the Iron Admiral: Deception combined in one big volume.
The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
On a remote planet a deadly virus is resurrected. If it is released, the Galaxy will be plunged into inter-species war. Thrust together in a race against time, ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren and Systems Engineer Allysha Marten, must resolve their differences to solve the political crisis which has brought the Galaxy to the brink.
The Iron Admiral: Deception
Despite Grand Admiral Saahren’s best attempts to keep the woman he loves safe, Allysha is a pawn in a growing power struggle, one where she will need all her skills and cunning to outwit a heinous plot that could result in the loss of billions of human lives. When Allysha decides to tackle the conspirators on her own, Saahren is faced with an impossible choice. Love, or duty?