Saturday, May 5, 2012

MAY 5th A Launch Party!

Hi Journal & Friends,

I'm excited today to tell you about a fellow Oregonian, M. Pax, who is also a favorite author of mine. Mary was one of the first people on the interwebs who encouraged me when I started this blog. 

And I'm tickled to see she incorporated some of the art I did for her in the book's cover art. If you can see it, the face shimmering in the sky is taken from a painting I did that included an image of Craze, the main character of her book.

I'm so happy I could join her Launch Party for her first book in a series: The Backworlds

The Backworlds is here!
The first story in the Backworlds series by M. Pax. A vision of how humanity might colonize the galaxy some day in the distant future.
The Backworlds
After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.
Available from: Amazon / AmazonUK / Smashwords / Feedbooks
Other links to more outlets can be found at either Wistful Nebulae or MPax 
The Backworlds is an ebook and a free read. All formats can be found at Smashwords and Feedbooks.
It’ll take a few weeks to work its way down to free on Amazon Kindle. It will also be available on B&N and iTunes. Sign up for M. Pax’s mailing list to be notified the day it does go free on Amazon, and when the book becomes available at other outlets. You’ll also receive coupons for discounts on future publications. NEWSLETTER 

M. Pax’s inspiration comes from the wilds of Oregon, especially the high desert where she shares her home with two cats and a husband unit. Creative sparks also come from Pine Mountain Observatory where she spend her summers working as a star guide. She writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, but confesses to an obsession with Jane Austen. She blogs at her website, and at Wistful Nebuae. You’ll find links there to connect on Twitter, Goodread, FB and other sites.
The sequel, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, will be released in July 2012. It will be available in all ebook formats and paperback.

Happy reading,


Day 992


Bluezy said...

How exciting it must be to be a part of something that will pass through so many hands!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Loretta! I loved that barkeep the minute I saw him! :D


Rettakat said...

Even if it's a teeny weeny dinky part, it's still fun. :-)

Rettakat said...

Me too! My favorite feature of his is his long "alive" hair, that moves in response to his emotions. :-O

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Loretta: As I read the book I had a real good visual of Craze(the bartender) in my mind because of your picture. I think "The Backworlds" is a great read and worth the time for those who like an out of this world journey. I'm glad you could be apart of it!

Rettakat said...

I enjoy Mary's writing, too. She has such great powers of description... I can "see" the places and people she writes about. :-)

affectionforfitness said...

How exciting!!! I'm trying to finish a manuscript myself, so I love this kind of news.

:-) Marion

Rettakat said...

Oooh, a manuscript. Be sure to let us know when your launch party date it, so we can join in the fun. :-)

M Pax said...

Thank you, Loretta. :D You rock. I'm glad I could use your art in the cover. It'll show up in the next book, too.

Rettakat said...

You're welcome, Mary. Can't wait for the next installment!

E. Jane said...

This is exciting, and how about your art, Loretta! I'm impressed, and looking forward to seeing it!

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