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Reality

It's time I acknowledge reality, peeps. I won't seek a publisher for Tin Soldier, the first in my Peak Oil series, which includes Bella Diana, The Will and Diana Adventures, and Diana's Diary. I'm therefore unlocking it. Here's the blurb I wrote for it:

In an America of scarce and expensive fossil fuels, unstable government, and seemingly endless resource wars, former street punk Donovan Sloan deserts his National Guard unit—an act punishable by death. He wanders onto a farm in an overlooked valley of the desert Southwest, where Amalia Channing and her sister Carina Cunningham are living a hardscrabble existence, bitter over the loss of the easy urban lifestyle they enjoyed before the collapse of the oil economy.

Against their better instincts, the women take Donovan in and he struggles to adapt to honest farm life. But his old lifestyle of drinking, gambling and petty thievery is a constant temptation. When he falls in love with the object of a federal spy's affections, the fate of his rescuers and their neighbors depends on whether he can for once in his life, put the needs of others ahead of his own.


Enjoy Tin Soldier and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

We should get all these books out in e-book format, babe. I bet you'd do fabulously, and the books deserve a wider audience. They're great (what I've read of them).

Since I owe you a million favors, I'll format 'em for you if you'd like.

February 8, 2011 at 10:32 AM
Alice Audrey said...

I have such mixed feelings. On the on hand I hate for your excellent work to not reach the heights. On the other, I have every intention of devouring this new-to-me piece.

February 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM