WIP Blog Tour – ‘Haven’ Teasers and more Writers to Discover

Greetings fellow fiction fans!

I would like to thank Marie Bailey of 1WriteWay for nominating me for this blog-hop tour! It’s a simple and great way to update everyone on current works-in-progress, complete with exclusive extracts, and helps followers discover more writers at the same time.

Check out Marie’s Blog for her great musings on fiction-writing and her WIP post for details of her current novel, Clemency, a compelling tale of a young girl caught up in cogs of fate of family and environment.

The WIP Blog Tour ‘Rules’ – guidelines really – are:

  1. Link back to the post of the person who nominated you.
  2. Write a little about and give the first sentence of the first three chapters of your current work-in-progress.
  3. Nominate some other writers to do the same.

And so, here we go. Do check out my nominees listed below for info on their exciting works in progress and hopefully find new books to add to your to-read list!

My WIP – Haven

Haven, Book 2 in the Orbit Series, contiues the adventures of the Zero crew and is out Oct 2015

Haven, Book 2 in the Orbit Series, contiues the adventures of the Zero crew and is out Oct 2015

My current WIP, Haven, is the sequel to my laser-blasting SciFi debut Zero which was released last year by Dagda Publishing and has been receiving great feedback so far on Goodreads and Amazon.

Haven continues the adventures of Kaleb Hugo and Ezekiel Webb. The former crewmates reunite for a different and far more personal mission than anything they have taken on before, operating outside orders and almost outside the law to bring a dangerous criminal to justice and obtain evidence against Orbit-wide smuggling rings, as well as hoping to attain some redemption of their own along the way.

Of course, since they won’t admit even to themselves, let alone each other, the true reasons behind their motivations, nothing goes according to plan and unexpected events conspire to derail their mission and their relationship as well as endanger their lives.

For more details on this series so far see my Orbit Series page.

Haven is in currently in its late editing stage and is due for release October 2015 by Dagda Publishing.

And so, on to the extracts!

Exclusive Haven Extracts

Here are the first few sentences of the first three chapters of Haven at its current stage of editing. I hope they tease just enough to be interesting! Technically, I think the blog tour asks for just the first sentence of the first three chapters, but I felt like showing a little more flesh, as it were.

As the draft is still being edited, these might change, but they still give you the flavour!


Chapter 1

Early spring sunshine streamed through the window, making the room almost seem peaceful. The soundproof plexiglass revealed the crowded skyways and spacescrapers of central Sydney but kept the tumultuous noise at bay. The only sound in the room was the soft hush of Harvey’s sleeping breaths and the single monitor she was still hooked to that purred in the corner.

Chapter 2

“I should report this,” Hugo muttered as he dragged himself into the scan-proof holding locker under the deck in Nod’s cabin.

“Let’s get the rest of our illegal activity done first shall we, Commodore Hugo, before your honest streak kicks back in? Comfy?”

Hugo muttered as he hunched against the cold metal with his knees up to his chin.

Chapter 3

Webb stood at the window after waking up for the fourth time, arms folded and fingers digging into his arms. Hugo was sleeping, although he twitched and mumbled enough to make Webb think it wasn’t soundly. He glanced at the chrono on his wrist panel again and chewed on his lip then stared out again across the sector, willing his pulse to calm. He’d given his former captain his word, but what he’d agreed to hadn’t seemed quite so real as when he’d seen Sol fending off the pipe-wielding User, a bank of witnesses stood calmly to one side to make sure the fight was legal.

Stay tuned or connect with me through any of the ways on my Contact Page, for updates on Haven during the lead up to its October release!


Next on the WIP Blog-Hop, I nominate:

AK Hinchey582153_4431267618570_141609814_n

A K Hinchey writes mainly fantasy but will jaunt into other genre’s when prompted. She has an unholy love for her kindle and cake, which in turn is essential to life. When she’s not looking after her one year old daughter she’s tidying up after her fiancé (a lot), writing and dreaming up fantastical Worlds she can escape into. She obtained a BA honours degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Wales in Bangor but learnt very little Welsh in three years. Her secret old man crush is Patrick Stewart (I mean who wouldn’t?) and her little family is her entire Universe. She is currently working on Bound, number two in her Angel of Death series.

Helena Hann Basquait

helena-h-b[1]The enigmatic HELENA HANN-BASQUIAT dabbles in whatever she can get her hands into just to say that she has.
She’s written cookbooks, ten volumes of horrible poetry that she then bound herself in leather she tanned poorly from cows she raised herself and then slaughtered because she was bored with farming.
She has an entire portfolio of macaroni art that she’s never shown anyone, because she doesn’t think that the general populace or, “the great unwashed masses” as she calls them, would understand the statement she was trying to make with them.
Some people attribute the invention of the Ampersand to her, but she has never made that claim herself.
Earlier this year, she published Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One, and is about to release Volume Two, along with a Shakespearean style tragi-comedy, entitled Penelope, Countess of Arcadia.
Helena writes strange, dark fiction under the name Jessica B. Bell – VISCERA, a collection of strange tales, will be published by Sirens Call Publications later this year. Find more of her writing at http://www.helenahb.com or and http://www.whoisjessica.com

Connect with her via Twitter @HHBasquiat

BECOME A FAN at PUBSLUSH and pre-order Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume Two and Penelope, Countess of Arcadia!

Michael Patrick Hicks

29063_406543516376_620091376_4676097_6304009_nMichael Patrick Hicks has worked as a probation officer, a comic book reviewer, news writer and photographer, and, now, author. His work has appeared in various newspapers in Michigan, as well as several The University of Michigan publications, and websites, such as Graphic Novel Reporter and Leelanau.com. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of Michigan in Journalism & Screen Studies and Behavioral Science. His first novel was the science fiction thriller CONVERGENCE, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarterfinalist and a Kobo Next Read selection.

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6 Responses to WIP Blog Tour – ‘Haven’ Teasers and more Writers to Discover

  1. Pingback: WIP Blog Tour! | Michael Patrick Hicks

  2. Who do we bribe at Dagda to get an earlier release for you?

  3. 1WriteWay says:

    Happy to meet two new-to-me authors and to read your excerpts, Jex. Thank you for participating!

  4. Pingback: WIP Blog Tour – Bound, Incarnate, Teasers and More | The Torn Page - A K Hinchey's Writing Blog

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