An Update and a Shiny New Story

I’ve been feverishly working on the sequel to The Star Thief, so I haven’t been around the internet as much as I’d like, but I wanted to give a quick update on something else fun coming soon.

In between edits, I’ve been working on a spin off short story that bridges the gap between the ending of The Star Thief, and the beginning of Athena’s Ashes.

Fortune’s Risk will be a stand alone short story that you won’t *need* to read between the two, but will just provide a little fun before the darkness of the second book. Even better, it’s going to focus on two of my favorite characters – Captain Finn and Viktis the pirate as they’re on the run together. Talk about conflict!

I’m hoping to get it out early this summer, so keep an eye out! And if you sign up for my newsletter, you might just get it a little earlier than everyone else!

And just to give you a teaser, here’s the potential opening. It’s still a bit of a work in progress, so this may end up changing 🙂

 

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Captain Nick Finn raised an eyebrow at the Ileth pirate lounging in the captain’s chair.  He knocked the alien’s booted feet off the railing where they were propped. “You want me to do what?”

 

“Help me throw a poker game.” Viktis sat up and glanced around the bridge, lowering his voice so the rest of the Athena’s crew wouldn’t hear him.

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