Well, it looks like I need to work on the depth in my writing skills, and/or keep closer to the formulas readers desire (at least, according my requesting editors and agents).
I have, at present, three novels I intend to indie-publish before the end of the year–a chance to promote all three while I put them on pre-order with Amazon.
Two of the novels are from a new genre (similar to The da Vinci Code, historical sci-fis, or non-formulaic steampunk), a series I call Ages of Invention.
The two novels from Ages of Invention are Entangled (the image above) and Fly Like An Eagle. Both are also time travels.
The third novel is my only contemporary romance, Open Season, about tennis at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. I can’t wait to work with the artist on this cover.
At present my WIPs are a full-length sci-fi space opera thriller titled Flat Spin and two sci-fi novellas titled Too Pretty and Other.
Please go to my Facebook page, SBK Burns, where I’ll be posting sci-fi and horror short stories and excerpts from my novels.
Also, if you’re a geek like me and want to read nonfiction ideas about my experiment (an analog of our expanding universe) or philosophies on consciousness, life, and death, please visit my Union of Opposites website.
Though I find myself hanging in there with the housework, even though I have loads of writing and editing to do everyday, I’d rather get my readers interested in how my writing life is going–what I’m learning–than talking about household organization, no matter how important that is.
So, here goes my umteenth incarnation as a blogger:
Right now, I’m hoping I hear something from the agents and editors I pitched to at RWA Nationals, that is, before I self-publish the two novels in my Ages of Invention Series.
Have all the covers for the two novels ready to go. I just need to start handing out advanced reader copies for review.
And I’m anxious to finish my WIP space opera, to get to working on a young adult science fiction novella.
I’ve never enjoyed history more than that in the novels of my critique partners, and because of my background in science, I’d like to learn as much as I can about the way people thought about science throughout history. That’s what led to the writing of my historical science fictions.
The Union of Opposites website (theunionofopposites.com) explores different kinds of consciousness that I use in my stories. The site is philosophical and built on my published experiments, but it helps me create a new world of thought for my future novels.
If you’re wondering about the series, take a click on the AUTHOR SHOUT link below where you’ll find my interview and discover how I came to write about the alien psychic vampires (the Goldens) and also some tips on writing.
LOVE ME, BITE ME, the second book in the LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES is in PRE-ORDER for 99 cents at Amazon. It’s the continuing story of Chastity (from A FAR FAR BETTER THING free on Kindle and Nook), the human/Golden hybrid that has the Golden community on edge. She’s fallen for her high school quarterback, who has decided to become officially changed into a vampire at San Diego’s Comic-Con. If she bonds with him before that, she might save his soul, but poor Chastity doesn’t even know how to kiss. So she finds a Zander of the future to practice bond on. Unfortunately practice Zander falls for her and has to compete with her real Zander of his past.
Chastity also appears in subsequent books in the series published by Soul Mate: FORBIDDEN PLAYGROUND and DANCING DRAGONS. She’s the wise Golden elder aunt to her nieces and nephews, the main characters in those books. And she appears prominently with Zander in DANCING DRAGONS.
A FAR FAR BETTER THING prequel novella to the offbeat and quirky LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES of sci-fi, paranormal psychic romances continues to be downloaded and in Amazon’s Best Seller Ranking for several months.
FREE: Please download this introduction to the series where the first Golden/human hybrid, Chastity, is naturally born and creates havoc within the Golden community.