First up, my next book, Seven Devils, which is co-written with Elizabeth May, is up on Netgalley US & Netgalley UK. It’s also on Edelweiss (though I can’t seem to link to that directly). So go forth and request if you’re a bookseller, book blogger, librarian, etc. If you haven’t come across it before, here is the cover copy.
This first book in a feminist space opera duology follows seven resistance fighters who will free the galaxy from the ruthless Tholosian Empire–or die trying.
When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy’s most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire’s voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.
Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated.
When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire’s inner workings.
Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire’s continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy. If they can’t, millions may die.
It will appeal to fans of: Mad Max Fury Road, Rogue One, Becky Chambers, Illuminae, Ann Leckie, Gareth Powell, Charles Stross, and more. It’s space opera with a slight fantasy feel. Lots of women supporting women but also being really fucking furious. We wrote this starting in 2015 and sold it in 2018 and edited it in 2019, so it was our response to seeing the rise of fascism over the last few years. I’m really proud of what me and Elizabeth accomplished. It’s more ambitious, perhaps, than we might have tried separately, since we had someone else to bounce ideas off of. It has five points of view plus flashbacks (because evidently I just can’t write a linear plot, all 7 so far have some flashbacks). I’m so fond of this cast of characters and look forward to readers meeting Eris, Clo, Rhea, Ariadne, Nyx, and the other devils. If you check it out, I hope you enjoy it! Content warnings can be found on the Seven Devils page.
Also, your reminder that pre-ordering is so, so helpful to authors, as it helps establish interest in the title to the publishers.
Next up, I have a virtual event at the New Orleans bookstore, Tubby & Coos! It’s at 12 PM central time this Saturday and all the details can be found here.