I have just re-signed the Nova Academy series and Earth Interstellar up for Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.com for a limited time. All three are great reads for hard scifi and superhero genre fans.
Earth Interstellar is now available on audiobook through Audible.com (which has cool membership options if you're a fan of audiobooks), Amazon.com, and iTunes!
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Nova Academy: Natural & Artificial is making progress. I'm hoping for late 2019 for release. If you think the AI androids are going to be Theo's biggest problems in his third year at Nova Academy, you're only half right (or maybe a quarter right). It's going to be a great story and worthy of succeeding Books 1 & 2.
By the way, if you read Nova Academy: Bases & Lairs and enjoyed the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.com. I don't use a service for getting reviews like so many others, and it really affects the exposure of the book in search results in Amazon's algorithms. I really appreciate your help!
NOVA ACADEMY: HEROES & VILLAINS
FREE THIS WEEK ONLY 3/3/19 - 3/7/19
I'm Theo, a super genius and would be mad scientist. I am starting my first year in the super sciences program at Nova Academy for Advanced Super Human Studies. Their program is the best in the nation and the school is one of the few that allows both heroes and villains to attend. That's important because I really do not know which I want to become after I graduate. It really is a tough choice in the world I live.
There are some surprises in my first year. I meet a girl at college, Carly, and she becomes both my new girlfriend and my partner. She is a powerful telepath who turns my understanding of supers upside down when she tells me the best kept secret in the world.
There is also an insane supervillain who kidnaps and enslaves the science students as part of his diabolical plot. I'm not overly excited about rescuing my fellow science students, but someone has to do it and no one else seems to even know the kids are gone.
To have any chance of success, I will need to make some major upgrades to my armor and recruit a team of supers from the Academy.
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If you are interested in purchasing the print version of Nova Academy: Bases & Lairs, it should be live in the next 24 hours.
Theodore McCleary is back for his second year at Nova Academy, joined by Carly and sort of ex-girlfriend, Maria. Things get off to a rocky start as the three attempt to navigate their way through a relationship minefield. To make matters worse, Theo is notified his access to the science labs is suspended for the year, due to excessive use the year before. It’s enough to drive a scientist mad.
Even as Theo’s world is crumbling, the telepaths are fighting the still living Wagner, in a silent war for control of the nation. It is not looking good for the pacifistic telepaths at Nova Academy, who come to Theo with a desperate plea for help.
As the conflict sparks into outright war, Theo decides he needs his own manufacturing facility. If only to build the weapons telepaths need to fight Wagner; keeping himself out of the war. But, the only way to get a fully equipped base, is by taking it from an established mad scientist who has what he needs.
Where will he find one? And will it be a base taken from a hero or a lair from a supervillain? Becoming desperate to work on his projects, Theo may not even care.
Nova Academy: Bases & Lairs is in "Review" for publication on Amazon.com for Kindle and Print. (Which means it could be 72 hours before it is finalized and ready for purchase -- I'll update everyone everywhere when it goes live.)
I feel good saying you will love (like?) Bases & Lairs even more than Heroes & Villains. This is my third book and my story telling and writing skills have improved immensely.
The rush I'm felling right now feels really, really good. Thanks to anyone who has been waiting for your patience. I know it was too long in coming. I am starting on Book 3 straight away as I will not have that much of a delay between books again (I've had a lot going on in the last year).
Earth Interstellar was given a new review recently (see below) that I want to share. I can't say how important reviews are for a self-published author. They are the life blood for getting the word out about our books and I appreciate everyone one readers can provide.
ByPatrick G.on January 1, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
A Must Read
The setting is amazing; humans still feel special even as the pawns in interstellar politics (but not too special and overcoming tens of thousands of years of technology and experience through grit and willpower like other books do). Aliens also feel unique and special, although they get less screen time (I would happily read another book in this setting focused on the non-humans, with the Rool in particular having excellent potential for offshoot works). Characters are very believable and well done, and combat sequences are as well, which is typically a weak-point in so many novels, with even the best of authors sometimes falling short (and as an avid fan of Warhammer 40k literature, among others, I like to think I have a high bar set for combat sequences). In particular, the right balance between too much and too little detail was struck. This is also true for technology; it’s not explained so much that you can start to see science nonsense, but it is described in detail to give a clear (and very interesting) picture, and a lot of thought was definitely put into it. All in all, this has very quickly made its way to near the top of my sequels list, if not the top, and I can’t say I’ve ever been so eager for more despite having read hundreds of books and novels. This is the easiest 5/5 I’ve ever given a book, and I’d give a 6/5 if I could.
There was also one typo I noticed, though, which if I recall correctly was of the word “soul(s)” mistyped as “sould” midway through the book.
Disclaimer: This was read via amazon kindle unlimited at no direct cost to me, although I’d have happily bought it in hindsight, and quite honestly it’s a steal at its normal selling price.Earth Interstellar was recently given a new review on Amazon.com that I wanted to share. I am very grateful for any reviews for my books - they are the life blood for getting the word out for a self-published author.
Thank you to Patrick G for his great review.
-- Scott Olen Reid