Besides, Keeva’s career trajectory is inverse to my own. I’m going to Ophion and, someday, Prime. Keeva is stuck in Dosi. I have prestigious accolades, awards and deployments on my resume. Keeva probably sports “Dosi Beer-Chugging Finalist” on hers. That’s not entirely fair. I take it back. I’m sure she won.
Happy early Valentine’s Day! Doesn’t the picture above just scream Valentine’s Day? It’s a pretty good depiction of an actual air traffic controller’s radar scope. It’s relevant to this blog post announcing the release of my new book, Chasing Blue Dots, because the main character, Jake, is a space traffic controller in the Solarian Federation.
Chasing Blue Dots is my first SciFi Romance, just in time for Valentine’s Day:
It’s available on all the major sites you’d expect it to be (Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and others) and it’s a big departure from my other novels. It’s a true romance story. Please don’t go in expecting starship battles, that’s not the kind of story this is.
It is, however, a great look at everyday life inside the Solarian Federation and adds good insight into just how all those starships navigate safely in congested parcels of space. But the story is about the people, their relationships, and one man’s change of heart.
It’s also a book that I really wanted to write. It was challenging to compose, tricky to add the elements of space traffic control while keeping the subject matter relatively light and a downright blast watching the main characters interact with each other. Each of them came to life and I think Keeva might be one of the most fun characters I’ve ever watched grow. I hope you enjoy reading about the entire cast as much as I did writing them.
On a side note, regular readers are probably wondering about Across the Blue Line (the sequel to Hero of the Republic). I have to admit, it is giving me all kinds of trouble. However, I think I’ve had a pre-breakthrough, which is to say that I think I stumbled on a root cause for why that story isn’t coming together the way I want it to. Baby steps.
In the meantime, I hope you take a chance on Chasing Blue Dots. I really do think you’ll enjoy it and at $2.99, it’s a low risk.