The eagerly awaited second book in the Flight of the Kestrel science fiction series, Alien Secrets, is launched on Kindle TODAY!
On a failed mission to look for a secret weapon, Shom Reuel of the Kestrel saves a man – twice. It seems everyone wants him, but is he a friend or a deadly enemy? And will the shock of his identity cause Reuel to reveal his people’s greatest secret?
There are some exciting things happening…
For 5 days from today, Alien Secrets will be only 99p. Then it will be £1.99 for the next week, before going up to it's full price of £2.99. Alien Secrets can be read alone, but if you want to buy Intruders as well, its price will also be dropped to the same. This means you can get two whole novels for under £2!
Free Short Story
In addition, anyone who buys Alien Secrets in the first 5 days and emails me their Amazon receipt, will get a free short story, Hope Deferred, about how Nathaniel Parks, the First Officer, hurt his shoulder and was removed from active duty. In Intruders he was called up as temporary First Officer, and this is his backstory. This is a brand new story, has never been published, and is not available anywhere else. Send your receipt to amt dot tetelestai at gmail dot com.
Virtual Book Launch
I will be holding a virtual book launch on Facebook Live, from 7-8pm tomorrow, Thursday 4th October. I'll be telling you behind-the-scenes stories about the writing of Alien Secrets and will read the first few pages. During the launch there will be a competition to win the proof copy of the paperback when it comes out in November, which I will sign. There is only ever one proof copy, so this is unique.
Here's the reader reaction to book 1, Intruders:
My interest varies when it comes to reading Science fiction but I was totally absorbed, more so as the book progressed and the plot thickened. I could really identify with Tabitha, the main character of the story, especially as her curiosity gets the better of her, and this drew me further into the book. The author uses Tabitha's journal as a clever way of giving us the “real” story – it was a bit like getting the gossip as opposed to the formal report. The plot is well constructed and flows smoothly from introducing us to new worlds to a tense finish. As a history and travel buff, I liked the references to the different cultures and the history of the representatives – so much that I’m sure a spin- off series would be a success. I think that there is a good mix which means that there are things that would appeal to people who were not necessarily sci-fi fans. Well done for a first Sci-fi novel, I look forward to the next book and to discover what happens next! (5*)
This is a well paced, imaginative science fiction novel, not normally my favourite genre but the author brings it alive with a huge cast of characters, many of whom are curious off Earth species who unite in trying to defeat a mysterious alien civilisation the Prin who is preying on all their natural resources. It moves at a cracking pace, piling incident on incident and kept my attention for several hours I was so keen to finish it and find out whether the heroine Tabitha Enns, the new Alphan space cadet, survives despite her inexperience and occasional lapses from protocol. M/s Thomas has created an exciting, well researched action novel. I particularly enjoyed the 'mind-reading' and use of colours for emotions and the battle sequences. (5*)
Ann Marie Thomas is the author of four medieval history books, a surprisingly cheerful poetry collection about her 2010 stroke, and the science fiction series Flight of the Kestrel. Book one, Intruders, and book two Alien Secrets, are out now. Follow her at http://eepurl.com/bbOsyz