Nethereal Is Now Available

My first novel, Nethereal, is now live on Amazon. For old school folks, the paperback is available from CreateSpace. Here's the description:
A woman like no other who longs for acceptance. A precision killer inspired by the dream of his captain. The last member of a murdered race, fighting to avenge his people against the overwhelming might of the Guild…and the dark powers behind it.
The Sublime Brotherhood of Steersmen holds the Middle Stratum in its iron grip. Jaren Peregrine, last of the Gen, raids across the fringe spheres beside Nakvin—a pilot whose relationship with her captain transcends the professional, apprentice steersman Deim, and laconic mercenary Teg Cross.
Hunted by the ruthless Master Malachi, Jaren and his crew reluctantly join an occult conspiracy to break the Guild’s monopoly with an experimental ship. But when its maiden voyage goes awry, the Exodus flies farther off course than its crew could have imagined.
Lost in a forgotten netherworld, Nakvin, Jaren, and their crew face mutinous officers, hellish riddles, and a stowaway necromancer whose mask hides more than his face. They turn to an exiled priest who discovers a secret incubating within the Exodus—an enigmatic evil with a startling connection to Nakvin.
When Jaren strikes a fiendish bargain, his bond with Nakvin is tested, Teg’s identity is imperiled, and Deim’s sanity is shaken. Only the Words of Creation offer hope of escape, but finding them means racing a demon lord to the mythical Place where old gods die and new gods emerge—whether for good or ill as yet unknown…

My sincere thanks go out to everyone who helped make this day possible, especially my brilliant editor L. Jagi Lamplighter, my cover artist Marcelo (you're a genius!), and the talented folks at Polgarus Studio.

And thanks again to all of my beta readers and everyone who supported this project. We may have seen the first glimmers of what lies over the horizon.

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  1. How many books do you expect the Soul Cycle to run?

    1. Four in the main series. Souldancer, Nethereal's direct sequel, is almost ready to go to the editor. I'm currently putting notes together for the third book,The Secret Kings. I've got a basic idea of what I want to do with book 4.

      After that, I plan on writing another series of four prequels, making the whole production an octave.

      Thanks for the question.

  2. FYI, I'm only about 25% of the way into this and I keep getting very angry because I have to put it down to do other things like go to my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary party, take my kids to Busch Gardens, go to the beach, and drive 8 hours home. Yes, it's irritating me to put your book down to do those things.

    In other words, it's caught my attention and I'm really enjoying it a lot. As soon as I actually have some time, I'll be finishing this one up.

  3. Glad you're enjoying it! (Please extend my compliments to your aunt and uncle.)

  4. If you don't mind me asking, what is the word count of Netherreal?