I'm excited to announce the release of my science fiction political thriller The Devil's Concubine.(Wayzgoose Press)
ruthless concubine of Levapur's mysterious crime lord, the Devil,
receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with disgraced Thampurian
Kyam Zul. She doesn't trust Kyam enough to drink anything he pours, and
won't help him no matter how hard he begs – or threatens. But when
QuiTai's ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name
of the killer, and he won't tell QuiTai unless she helps him first.
torpid back alleyways of Levapur's tropical colony hide more than
lovers. There are things with claws, beings with venomous fangs, and
spies lurking in the jungle. Most of them want to keep their secrets.
One wants QuiTai dead."
The Devil's Concubine began as a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) novel, where people around the world try to write a novel in a month. It's a real challenge. I decided to write a novel that I'd like to read - science fiction with a strong female lead, a bit of humor, and lots of action.
I didn't like the novel I wrote that November, so I tossed it out and started again. the second attempt was better, but not what I was looking for. The third attempt was my last try, and it worked!