Normally it’s just my ramblings you get here, but MTM mentioned that the next book(s) in her trilogy are coming close to publishing. As I’ve bought and enjoyed the first two and an looking forward to the next, I was pleased and interested. So I’ll let her tell you about it in her own words.
Doing the cover is definitely one of the things I most enjoy about publishing my own stuff. I use a firm of truly excellent designers; A Trouble Halved, in Stratford Upon Avon – http://www.athdesign.co.uk. They are magic and we have a history – they did, still do, I think, most of the design work for one of the companies I worked for. These lovely pictures are the result. My aim is to produce artwork that reflects the quality of the product inside, so now I have this, I’ll have to make sure the books live up to it. No pressure then. Phnark..
So, the K’Barthan Trilogy is about a young outlaw living in a despotic regime in a parallel reality. He has, literally, eyes in the back of his head and, coupled with the fact he’s a terrible coward, this makes him very good at running away, so he becomes a getaway driver. Here’s the official blurb.
The K’Barthan Trilogy
Desperate man seeks quiet, danger-fee existence. Destiny refuses.
All he wants is a quiet life, but he has an unfortunate tendency to complicate things for himself; he falls for a woman living in a different version reality to his, for starters. He also has a knack of getting himself noticed by the wrong people. As a result, his efforts to exist humbly and unobtrusively, and to woo his love, merely get him into deeper and deeper trouble, dragging both her, and his friends, along with him.
As Government forces close in on him, The Pan does what comes naturally to his cowardly nature; he takes to his heels. But the time comes when there is nowhere left to run. He must stand up for his beliefs, face his demons and rectify the chaos he has caused, or die trying.
There are bad jokes, silly names, an unspeakable baddie, flying cars, flying car chases, fights and a smattering of romance. There might even be the odd universal truth buried in there somewhere but if there is, it’s only by mistake.
The two books we’re looking at are:-
One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 3 is due out on 27th April 2014)
Confused ex outlaw, pardoned for all misdemeanours, seeks answers…
The Pan of Hamgee has a chance to go straight, but it’s been so long that he’s almost forgotten how. With a death warrant over his head he is released, given a State sponsored business, and a year’s amnesty for all misdemeanours while he adjusts.
He doesn’t have a year, though. In only five days Lord Vernon gains total power. Unless The Pan can stop him, K’Barth is doomed. The future hangs by a thread, and the only person who can fix it is The Pan: a man without a plan.
Asking For Trouble, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 4 (due out 24th May 2014)
Cornered Hamgeean, with nowhere left to run, seeks time…
The time has finally come when The Pan must stand up and be counted. He must face his demons and rectify the chaos he has caused. He can stop Lord Vernon, and he’s going to, but the timing is crucial.
To succeed he has to stay alive, a possibility if he keeps his head down and maintains a low profile. But that’s not an easy task for The Pan.
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