LONELY SHORE has been out for almost two weeks and we’ve gotten some great reviews!
Library Journal: “With their beat-up ship and eclectic group, comparisons with the fan favorite TV show Firefly are inevitable, but in more of the way of homage, since Burke and Jensen’s characters take center stage all on their own.”
Joyfully Jay (and it’s one of their favourite books for May 2015!): “This is really an amazing novel and I would encourage even those who normally don’t enjoy science fiction to give it a try. Felix and Zed make a fantastic couple and following their adventures is a true pleasure!”
Prism Book Alliance: “If you love sci-fi and space operas, you need to read this series! Looking forward to book three!”
The Jeep Diva: “Oh readers, grab that jumbo box of tissues once the Chaos takes its crew to Ashushsk Prime.”
Smitten With Reading: “When a book moves me to tears, that’s always a sign that it’s a really good book. And while I do cry every once in a while in books, there are only a handful that I can say reduced me to a sobbing, ugly crying mess. This is one of those books.”
Fiction Vixen (featured on What-to-Read Wednesday!): “I was expecting action, adventure and finding out how Zed and Felix were getting along after finding each other again. I was not expecting how emotional and gut wrenching the ride would be.”
Dear Author (and it’s a Recommended Read!): “I thought the reasons for the tension between Zed and Flick in this book were *perfect*.”
A huge thank you to everyone who has bought Chaos Station and/or Lonely Shore and hugs to those who have taken the time to leave a review! It feels so good to know that readers are invested in these guys as Kelly and I are!
On Here Be Magic, we’ve got a fun short story that will post today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, called “Kiss the Guardian”. (Not gonna lie, we wanted a fun short story because Lonely Shore is…well…reviewers have warned readers to have tissues handy. That’s all I’m saying.)
Later this week, we’ll be blogging at the Carina Press blog about sexuality in the future and there will be a new Chaos Station universe short story on Here Be Magic on Wednesday. On Friday, check out Kelly’s blog to pick out your ashushk name and enter to win a copy of CHAOS STATION. Also on Friday, you can meet Brennan, Zander’s brother, over on Angela Korrati’s Boosting the Signal.
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Thank you so much to all of our readers who make this adventure even more fun.
In the meantime, if you haven’t read the first book, CHAOS STATION, the long weekend is the perfect time to get up to speed! Here’s a little teaser to whet your appetite…
“Flick,” Zed whispered.
He was already so close. Embarrassment wound through him at that, but there wasn’t much he could do about it. He hadn’t been with anyone for…what, three years now? Longer? And it had never been as intense as it was with Flick. Because he’d never loved anyone but the man in his arms. His hips rolled, finding a rhythm that made him groan, a rhythm Flick encouraged.
“You’re gonna make me come,” he breathed against Flick’s mouth.
CHAOS STATION has been out for just over two months now, so I thought I’d take a minute to reflect.
“Wow” pretty much sums it up.
When our boys went out into the world on March 2, Kelly and I hoped that people would like them. Felix can be kind of an ass and Zed’s got a martyr streak a mile wide, but they’re good men. Broken, but good. It seems that resonated with readers. We’ve gotten some amazing reviews from individual readers and from some big sites, too. CHAOS STATION was marked as a recommended read by Prism Book Alliance, Fiction Vixen, Heroes and Heartbreakers, and Dear Author.
For a couple of authors no one had heard of, that’s all pretty cool!
And now we’re two weeks from the launch of LONELY SHORE, book 2. The feedback we’ve gotten on this one so far has exceeded what we’d hoped for. There’s a sort of sick joy when you hear a reader cried really hard while reading your book. On the one hand, you want to hug them, apologize, and hand over the tissues. On the other…
So…to all the readers and bloggers and reviewers: Thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on a pair of relatively new authors. Thank you for opening your hearts to a couple of broken ex-soldiers. Thank you for the kind words about the world we’ve created and the characters in it. We hope you continue to enjoy this series as much as we enjoy writing it!