OP-GHO, the follow up to OP-DEC, brings Carsten Reiniger back to audiences. After returning from Germany with Claire Healey and her aunt to New York City and a new life, his relationship with the girl has gone a few steps farther. Prepared to leave his bachelor days behind him, he works out the perfect time to ask her to marry him, but the moment is interrupted by a bomb. New York is home to a gregarious Nazi spy ring and they’re seeking help from the IRA to sabotage American installations. Claire is not so convinced that he’s left his spying days behind, and clues start popping up to insist that Carsten is still working for the Nazis.
I spotted this article a few weeks ago and was elated. With the release of the first book in the Trailokya Trilogy (Trailokya Trilogy, Book 1: The Shadow Soul) coming ever nearer, the gratification this gives me is beyond words. I’m living in a great time for this topic.
The women featured in the Trailokya story are in positions of power, battling some of the same issues that Earth women currently face, despite all the knowledge they could ever need and the removal of barriers. When pitched into a life with humans, their advanced society and way of life is often placed to the side. Their enemies use this precarious balance against them, throwing them into turmoil. Are they doing the best they can by their human charges, especially if married to one?
Women’s science fiction takes on these questions and more, read about them here:
“Today, both Hurley and Leckie say that female voices in science fiction are far louder than they used to be, largely thanks to blogs and social media. Now, when men wonder aloud (as they often do on their blogs) where all the women in science fiction are, those women can take to the comment section and point out that they’ve been there all along. They can use Twitter and Facebook not just to promote their work, but to connect with one an other. ‘We mirror a lot of what the overall culture is doing now,’ Hurley says, ‘which is saying that we have always been here you’re just not listening. And we’re able to do that now because there are more channels. There’s incredible profusion of all of these other avenues for us to get our voices out there, and to collaborate right. To say okay let’s go flood that comment system, and have dialogue around that.'”
An old article from earlier this year (March 2014), but worth a read now, especially for you Book Lovers out there. A lot of buzz around my publisher’s other authors regarding BookBub. The reason is that Bookbub promotes books for free, reaching more readers and getting them on board with your other publications. It’s a great way to reach a bigger and better market, normally closed or guarded to new authors. Even for the seasoned veterans, a stand on Bookbub can translate to better sales.