UPDATE Dec 27, 2012: Am in the final phase of revisions with this book. After that comes some line editing by my editor but I am finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel on this one. Meanwhile, if you want to get a bit of the flavor of the setting this story takes place in (cultural-snippets-wise), be sure to check out my brand new novella, Sa’adani Tales: The Annotated Laj Khai.
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Splintegrate is my current work in progress. It takes place in the same setting as Mainline, two years after the events in that book, and features some of same characters.
Note about the title: this is the word “splinter” combined with “integrate”. Pronounce it “integrate” with a “spl” in front.
What’s it about? Well…I’m still deciding what to say about it, work-in-progress as it is. I know this is where I should put an enticing book-jacket style blurb, but since this baby’s still gestating, I’ll just share some snippets about it right now:
It takes place on Lyndir, capital of the CAS Sector – a planet that’s a regular stop for Reva of Mainline fame (and no, Reva does not appear in this book: what she’s up to at this time is a story unto itself, and must be told separately).
It takes us into the Between-World of the licensed entertainers of the Sa’adani Empire. There we meet Kes, a professional dominatrix who has become a celebrity attraction at a place called Tryst.
Janus is back – last man standing when derevin business fell apart on Selmun III, he’s now a major cog in the machine. He’s a client of Kes’, too – and also a problem for a high-powered imperial authority who wants him out of the way. Unfortunately for her, Kes gets caught in the middle of all this. Imprisoned, altered against her will, and used as a weapon – Kes is at war with herself on many levels as everything she holds dear falls apart around her. How she salvages herself and this situation is something you must read the book to discover.
Splintegrate is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com (be aware that the release date at that site is incorrect; a date has not yet been finalized).
Splintegrate is nearly done. I recently untangled a major plot snarl that was a huge barrier in completion of the work, and am now concluding rewrites. I expect to deliver the ms to the publisher very shortly. Thanks for your patience! I’m as eager to get this done as you are to read it, plus, I have new works set in the Sa’adani Empire scheduled for ebook release in the next 6 months. Can’t get into those until this novel is done, though, so stay tuned, and I’ll let you know more as it happens. (If you want behind the scenes info on this and other projects, sign up for my Warped Space newsletter and you’ll get info that does not always reach this blog.)
~~~ Want a glimpse into the world of Splintegrate? Click Here. ~~~