Monday, July 23, 2012

JULY 23rd Craze Is Back!!

I wanted to pop in today because my friend Mary Pax's Launch Party starts today! 

It's a Launch Party for the latest book in her Backworld's series, 
Stopover At The  Backworlds' Edge

First, the official announcement, then afterwards I'll give you the straight skinny:

The Backworlds Book 2 is Out!

The sequel to The Backworlds is now available. Craze and his friends continue their adventures in Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge. See what role chocolate plays in the galaxy this time.

The interstellar portal opens, bringing in a ship that should no longer exist. A battleship spoiling for a fight, yet the war with Earth ended two generations ago. The vessel drops off a Water-breather, a type of Backworlder thought to be extinct. She claims one of Craze’s friends is a traitor who summoned the enemy to Pardeep Station. A betrayal worse than his father’s, if Craze lives to worry about it.

Available for all ereaders from:

Amazon / Amazon UK / B&N / Smashwords
iTunes and Kobo will be available shortly.

If you haven’t read The Backworlds yet, it’s available as a free read from many outlets. See HERE for links. []

Inspiring the words M. Pax writes, Mary spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where she lives with the husband unit and two loving cats. She writes science fiction mostly and has a slight obsession with Jane Austen. Mary blogs at


Okay, I promised you the straight skinny. When I review a book, friend or not, I'm honest. And honestly... this was a BLAST to read! 

I thought the first book in the series (The Backworlds) was a fun read... I was delighted to find this one topped it! Once I started, I didn't want to stop. 

It was a fun romp through space and other worlds, with fascinating characters of all "kinds". I'd even venture to call Chocolate a character in THIS story! Danger, betrayal, spies, frizzers, gender-morphing beings, revenge, cruelty, friendship and tenderness... and of course, chocolate. ;-)

The story had so many surprise turns I had to buckle my seat belt. I'm not fond of "predictable" books. Can we say Borrriiinnnggg? But NOT THIS ONE! 

Mary's characters, the pickles they got into, the worlds they were on--and inside of--had me shaking my head at her wild imagination. It had me asking "how does she THINK of these things??!!" And I thoroughly appreciated the ending. And no... no hints.

Yep... loved it. Honestly. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.

And the next time I sit down to have my hot tea and chocolate... I think I'll take a long pause and remember what happened in this story!! :-O

Enjoy the Journey with a good book,


DAY 1065


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. I just may take advantage of the free read and, then, when my kindle is fixed, buy the sequel.

I love the photo of Mary! It a shot that shows both intelligence and good humor. :) Exactly what one wants in a book.

There's a typo under the photo, tho. The sentence should read, "She WRITES science fictin mostly..." The "S" on writes is missing. If this is a back cover piece, I'm thinking she'll want to fix that.

Thanks for the review, Loretta. I really am going to check it out. I'm determined to put a slice of reading in my pie. ;)


Rettakat said...

I really have enjoyed all of her stories. But this series is my favorite now (and not just because this is the story I did some artwork for). Mary has such a fun imagination, I truly believe this would make a fantastic tv series. The characters, the plot, the adventures they get into. And, with out giving anything away, the ending is satisfying on even a deeper level. I found myself nodding, touched emotionally. Anyway, I think you'll enjoy making the a part of your "pie". :-D

M Pax said...

Thank you, Loretta :) I appreciate your review. I was kind of worried about this one ... spent so much time hating it during the final edits. Guess the ripping it to shreds and rewriting a large portion of it worked out. Made me feel good that you liked it so much.

Got a fan letter about it today, too, which made me feel even better. I love the fans. Thanks for being one. :)

Rettakat said...

Wow, if ripping a story makes it this good... rip away, LOL! I'm definitely a fan. :-)

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