Two new stories coming 2011

Okay so it’s been a while since Loose Ends released, as I mentioned in my previous post.  So I bet maybe two or three of you might be wondering what I am working now.  Though I do have a lot of non-writing projects keeping me plenty busy in my free time, I have continued writing.  So I thought it would be time to announce a couple things.

Firstly, I want to announce my first full novel.  This novel is currently untitled but I will tell you a bit of what it’s all about.

Below is a short description of the story, hopefully enough to get you intrigued, but not so much that it unveils too much.

Isaac Webber, a materials cargo hauler, is headed home to the planet Kortalluh from a long day of work.  Isaac is by no means rich, but with a loving wife and two incredible children, he feels his life is pretty much perfect.  When Laryn, his wife, tells Isaac that the kids are both going to be away from the house that night, the two look forward to a long overdue romantic evening together.  These plans, however, are interrupted when an invading group of Raiders storm the small mining planet and ends up abducting Laren and Sierra (Isaac’s daughter) along with thousands of others on the planet.  Isaac, along with his son Caedon, and a good friend, Colonel Ruiz, will track down the group and attempt to make a daring rescue effort, or die trying.

Much to my surprise, the story’s theme revolves around love, and the lengths a man will go for it; good or evil.  Right now I am classifying it as a “Dark Sci-Fi Thriller” – There are moments of intense action, but I feel that it’s more of a thriller than an action.  I’m approaching the halfway mark on the first draft, and hope to have it wrapped up by early September, with a release by Thanksgiving.

The next announcement is one that some were probably expecting, but I figure I’ll make it official.  “Nothing Personal” (Working Title), the sequel to “Loose Ends”, will be released later this year as well.  Nothing Personal will pick up approximately one month after the final chapter of Loose Ends, and will be written from the perspective of Rebekah Dickson.

When I first wrote Loose Ends I was undecided whether I would write a followup story or keep it as a one off.  I was going to let the folks who read the book decide that for me.  I have had an overwhelming positive response to the book, and many of those that read it have asked me for more.  So I am officially letting you all know, this is in the works.  At this time I am not unveiling any of the story for Nothing Personal, but plan on it being longer, and answering any questions you had at the end of Loose Ends.

Some big stuff coming up for me soon.  Enough to keep me busy for quite some time.  I really am looking forward to getting my novel released to the world.  I’ve never taken on something as massive as a novel, so I’m a bit nervous.  It’s also my first dabble into sci-fi writing.  Though I’ve been a big sci-fi fan for most of my life, I’ve never tried to write it, so this will be interesting.
Hopefully sometime in September or October I’ll be seeking out Beta Readers for the untitled novel.  Hope to find a good 6-10 folks for that.  I’m sure I’ll have no problem finding some quality people at the ol #pubwrite to sign up for that one.  🙂


About AJ Powers

I am a professional game developer during the day, but at night, my true passion comes to life when I read and write books.
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2 Responses to Two new stories coming 2011

  1. Loose Ends was a good read, look forward to the sequel. You push yourself pretty well if you’re going to be done and edited by your deadline. I’ve written my share of novels, not so much shorts and the hard part is always the edits. Good luck. Keep writing.

    • AJ Powers says:

      Thank you very much! That is definitely my style: push myself harder than I probably should. LoL! One of these days I’ll give myself a realistic date that won’t stretch me too thin.

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