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Getting increasingly excited about the launch of the third and final book in my Orbit Series, Silence, which blasts off at CoxCon, Telford and on Amazon this Saturday, 30th July!
The Advance Review Copies have been distributed (check your email inboxes, everyone who signed up!) but if you weren’t on the list, it is also available for pre-order on Amazon at a reduced rate of £2.99/$3,82
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I can’t wait for this to be out in the universe.
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Silence, Book 3 in J S Collyer’s ‘Orbit Series’, out 30.7.16
Kaleb Hugo has been missing for a year. He disappeared without trace or explanation, but popular rumour is that he has abandoned his position and his family to join the revolutionist group Red Star, alleged to be gathering force in a new colony on Mars and set on a future ruled by a democratically-elected Orbit Alliance and not the militarised Service.
Ezekiel Webb, his former crewmate and best friend, has, on the face of it, taken little interest in Hugo’s fate, rumoured or otherwise. The two men have barely spoken in years and Webb has immersed himself in his new life in the Eclipse Division of the Service. He is captain of his own undercover unit and whilst the Service Commanders don’t always approve of his methods, his abilities cannot be questioned.
It is these abilities that the Special Commander of the Service, Hugo’s mother, now needs to retrieve her youngest son from wherever he has fled to…or wherever he is being held…whether Webb is agreeable or not.
Webb will come to discover far more than he ever wanted to know about the new forces moving against the Service, both from without and within, and, invariably ends up caught in the eye of the rising storm, not knowing who of those around him he can trust, if anyone.
Discovery, betrayal and revelation lie ahead for two men that have journeyed further together than they ever thought they would and will once again learn that survival is a relative term when you turn your back on who you are.
THE TIME IS COMING! SCIFI FANS, GATHER ROUND!
Silence, the third and FINAL book in my Orbit Series is due for release on Sat 30th July 2016. That’s a mere matter of weeks away :O
And so, with a view to helping it reach readers who might enjoy it, it’s time to recruit wonderful Advance Review Copy readers!
Who would like a FREE ADVANCE ebook copy of Silence, in exchange for an honest review for Amazon & Goodreads, to be posted on our around the release day of Sat 30th July? You will earn my undying gratitude and the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from helping readers find new books.
I can’t say EXACTLY when the ARC copies will be distributed, but I’m hoping by the end of June at least at the latest.
If this is something that tickles your pickle, please comment below or get in touch with me via Facebook or Twitter with your email address and I will add you to the list.
Now we’re on the final approach to the final landing of the final ship in my Orbit Series (i.e. the last book, Silence, Book 3, is due out this July) it’s time to start getting the old WordPress tidied up and streamlined!
To this end, I have updated my Orbit Series page, so that it is more comprehensive.
Click here to find out more about the series, the books available now and the dates and details of upcoming book 3.
This has been an incredible and, for me, emotional and life-changing journey. And it’s not over yet!
Not aware of the Orbit Series? Read on, dear friends!
The Orbit Series by J. S. Collyer
“The Orbit Series is J. S. Collyer’s first SciFi novel series. It has been described as ‘James Bond meets Firefly’ with ‘Adrenaline-pumping action’ as well as ‘depth of character’. The first instalment, Zero, was listed in Northern Soul Magazine’s ‘Best Reads of 2014’.
It follows the story of Kaleb Hugo, a high-ranking military officer from a prestigious family who has his entire perception of the world he lives in and his position in it challenged by a twist of fate that results in him being thrust into the underworld of society. Existing amongst the criminals, the misfits and the malcontents of an Orbit where life is scraped from space station colonies orbiting an Earth constantly recovering from war, opens his eyes to more than just an alternate way of living.
One man in particular, Ezekiel Webb, born on the wrong side of the tracks but hopelessly entangled in the future of all humanity, despite his best efforts to remain inconsequential, will lead Hugo on a journey through levels of the universe and his own being that he never previously dreamt existed.
Neither will emerge the same.”
Well, it’s started. It’s 75 days until the 3rd and final book in my Orbit Series, Silence, is launched. It will go live on Amazon that day for paperback & ebook and I will also have paperbacks with me at Jesse Cox’s amazing Game Reviewers’ Con – CoxCon 2016.
I had a great time at this con last year, completely selling out of my first book in the series, Zero. I will be more prepared this year and will have plenty of copies of all three books. Also looking forward to seeing my brother- and sister-in-law John & Genna Bain also known as Mr. & Mrs. TotalBiscuit as well as all the marvellous indie game designers and enthusiasts I met last year.
So, how does it feel to have the third and final book in my first ever published series coming to a close?
There are too many things to list. I definitely am sad to be saying goodbye to these characters. I’ve loved working with them and discovering their stories. We’ve come a long way together and they’ve helped me figure out how to write books. But I also know in my heart their tales are done. Anything further in this universe, I feel, would just end up being filler.
Though never say never.
But either way, long-term, it’s exciting because it’s time for something new. (I already have the next series planned…are we surprised?) But it’s exciting in the short-term too because I’ve just finished the first round of edits on Silence and I’m very, VERY pleased with it. It tugs on my feels every time and I wrote it. I just hope readers feel it is a suitable conclusion to these characters’ stories. I look forward to finding out.
Books 1 & 2, Zero and Haven are available on Amazon as paperback or for Kindle, or will be available from me direct (with optional signing!) at any of my upcoming appearances.
Silence, book 3, will launch on Amazon on Sat 30th July for Kindle and as paperback and I will also have paperbacks with me at CoxCon same day. You will also be able to pre-order through me paying with PayPal, hopefully from end of June!
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Well, how’s this for a pretty thing?
More detailed post to come, but I couldn’t not-share this. Silence will be the 3rd and final book in my Science Fiction Orbit Series.
This wonderful cover design was made by the amazingly talented Matt Davis of Rock and Hill Design Studio.
Books 1 & 2 of this series, Zero & Haven have been enjoyed by fans of SciFi and general fiction alike since Zero hit the shelves in 2014 and have been described as ‘James Bond meets Firefly’. They are both available on Amazon as ebook or paperback, or you can contact me direct on Facebook or Twitter for a signed copy (UK only, small postage charge applies).
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After the truly humbling success of books 1 & 2, it makes me so happy to bring you Silence, the final chapter of my journey with these characters. And, just to warn you, it turns the dial up to 11 story-wise. I have ensured that it is packed with the intrigue, drama and action that everyone has said they’ve enjoyed about the first two, and more.
It is scheduled for release at CoxCon 2016, Telford, UK on July 30th 2016. Amazon release same day.
Mark it in your calendars, fellow space adventurers!
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Lancaster LitFest this year runs 17th – 20th Mar 2016
Very excited to announce that I’ve been invited to take part in this year’s Lancaster Litfest. LitFest has been going for many years, and is widely recognised as a highly-acclaimed festival that attracts great writing names as well as fiction fans of all kinds.
Litfest develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence. The annual festival has been staged since 1978 and they alos have a range of other publishing, development and participatory projects that have positioned the organisation at the heart of Lancashire’s cultural and creative activity.
2016 will be the first year they do a night dedicated to SciFi/Fantasy and other none-literary, ‘alternative reality’ fiction. And they’ve asked me to be involved!
I’m extremely excited. I will be on a panel alongside Eddie Robson, SciFi novelist who also has written Dr Who episodes as well as other writing for TV and radio. We will be doing readings and answernig questions.
There are more details on the website and Facebook event.
I am very much looking forward to attending this festival and meeting other local fiction fans and writers. Hope to see some of you there!
For a full list of all my events & appearences (at which you can purchase signed copies of my Orbit Series novels) see my events page