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The Ocasek Opportunity is Published

Third in the series that started with The Valmont Contingency, The Ocasek Opportunity is the story of Tasha Ocasek’s little brother, Stephan. How he picked up the pieces after his father’s murder and what he did to keep beans on the table and a roof over his–and his younger sister’s–heads.

It was all going according to his plan, until….

Here’s the back cover copy:

Where do you hide in space?

On the courier ship ferrying The Hero of Ararat, the Dragonkiller and their daughter, Ekaterina ‘Kat’ Avondale, from the Saurian homeworld back to human space, newly promoted third-shift commander Stephan Ocasek has found a sneaky ion trail. They are being followed. No, not followed, hunted.

Not by Saurians, since they’re flying an honor escort. Not by humans, because the engine signature is all wrong. When they detect a comm signal that Kat recognizes from Saurian history, they know the Ancient Horror—the species that nearly ended Saurian history a couple of millennia ago—has returned, and it knows where they’re going.

The Saurians sent a suicide ship into a black hole to stop it last time. This time, all they have is Stephan’s reflexes together with Ekaterina’s calculations to save two of the three known sentient species in the galaxy. And even if their plan works, they might not survive long enough for him to finish teaching her how to be human.

And here’s the cover:

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Wanna read it?  Here are the Buy links — if you don’t see the format you want, email me at valmroberts@gmail.com or leave a comment.

At Amazon (Kindle)
At Barnes & Noble (Nook)
At Kobo
At iBooks

 

The Valmont Contingency Released Today

I’m so excited that I finished editing the API docs for the day job and posted them early so I could lurk on the Carina Press website. VC is the first book listed under New Releases:

Carina new releases 1 Oct 2012

I now, officially, have a backlist. In celebration, how about a contest of sorts? Leave a comment and I’ll pick someone randomly for a free copy of The Valmont Contingency.

I’m even taking a break from The Nobinata Gambit (the next book in the series) for the day.

— Val

Release Date and a Title

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Angela James, my editor, that listed my debut novel, “Blade’s Edge,” with its release date, September 8, 2009, at My Bookstore And More, the online storefront for Samhain Publishing.

My husband said this year will be our “publication” anniversary–we were married on September 12, 1992. We’ve had a puppy anniversary, a terrorism anniversary (guess which one that was), a finally-a-honeymoon anniversary and now a publication anniversary.

I hope he gets me a copy of my book. 🙂

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