Longknifes Defend the Legation!

I’m so pleased to announce that mid-April, there will be a new book for your reading pleasure!

This book is set during Stalwart. It features Grandma and Grandpa Trouble watching Kris’s kids while she and her troops go off to fight. Kris thought it would be a good thing to have her grandparents, both veterans from the old Iteeche Wars, on hand in her absence. It’s the start of a separate series from Kris, called Longknifes Defend the Legation.

Here’s the advertisement for the book:

Grand Admiral Kris Longknife is rampaging across the stars, kicking butt and taking planets away from the Iteeche rebels. She asks her grandparents, Gramma and Grampa Trouble, to came out to spend time with her kids while she is gone.

Meanwhile, back on the Iteeche Imperial Capitol planet, intrigue and power plays continue. Within fifty kilometers of the Imperial Palace are a dozen clan factions who dream of seizing the purple from the hand of the young Emperor.

The Human Embassy once more comes under siege. This time, however, the entire Legation District, all thirty-six blocks and three million Iteeche must be protected.

Meanwhile, the kids are left on their own. Sneaky parents should not be surprised to discover that their kids are just as sly as they are. Before too long, Little Ruth and Johnny, along with thirty of their Human and Iteeche friends, are in way over their heads.

Can Little Ruth keep her friends alive long enough for Gramma Trouble to race to their rescue?

Can Little Ruth, not yet eight, learn the hard lesson of being a Longknife?

This action-packed adventure of just under 100,000 words is a great parallel story for Kris Longknife Stalwart that shows just what measures need to be taken to keep the home fires burning, because – Longknifes do what they have to do . . . no matter the cost.

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It’s currently available for pre-order through all your favorite retailers, currently for e-book at $5.99. Print will hopefully be released on April 15 with the ebook.

New Relase – Kris Longknife: Stalwart

I’m so happy to be able to post Kris Longknife: Stalwart for pre-sale! Look for it over the next few days from Amazon and your other favorite eBook retailers.

Here is the temporary cover and the ad copy:

The foolish Iteeche clans that hauled Grand Admiral Kris Longknife back to the Iteeche Capital and interrupted her campaign against the rebels, are dead. Very dead. Their clans are disgraced and their palaces in ruin.

However, while Kris was handling that noise, the rebels took back one of the planets she had recently captured, Arteccia, and are planning to take more. Now it’s time once more again for Kris to kick butts and take names.

However, life is never easy for a Human in the Iteeche Empire.

The Clan Chiefs expect Kris to retake what the rebels took from the loyalists because that is the Iteeche Way. That is a tune she will not dance to. So, the Clan Chiefs play their ace: Do what we want, or we won’t give you command of our ships.

To their consternation, Kris does not give in. She gives them a literal middle digit salute and invites every minor clan to join the fun and games of capturing planets and gaining plunder.

Not surprisingly, the rebels have used their time well and they have their own plans for Kris, plans that should leave her fleet in ruins and the young Iteeche on the throne dead.

Unfortunately for them, their plans can’t really hold back Grand Admiral, the Stalwart Kris Longknife.

Note to Readers: Stalwart is the longest Kris Longknife book yet, with approximately 155,000 words. This is half-again longer than the books I wrote for ACE 20 years ago. Consequently, the price has increased by $1 for the ebook – $7.99 up from $6.99.

Those of you lovely readers that love to blow through my books in one night might want to allow for two, or a weekend. Also, we also have acquired the services of an outstanding artist, Lee Moyer, for our covers. All your pre-orders will have the final cover in early December for purchase!

Kris Longknife: Commanding Available for Pre-sale!

Kris Longknife: Commanding, the latest new novel in the Kris Longknife series,  is up for pre-sale with Amazon and Kobo! It is the same length as Admiral, so the price will be the same at $7.99 for ebook and $14.99 for print.

Commanding will go live on May 1, 2018. Here is a short teaser for the book:

“Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife is up to her ears in problems . . . again.

While summoned to the Imperial Iteeche Court to be humanity’s Emissary, it turns out that what the Iteeche really want is a fighting admiral!

You see, they’ve got this huge civil war going, and the Imperial side isn’t doing so well.  Kris now has command of the entire Imperial Combined Fleet.  Sort of.

The Iteeche Empire has a ten-thousand-year long history.  There is nothing that won’t say, “We’ve always done it that way,” pointing to a track record lasting for thousands of years.

Even when Kris reminds them they’re losing, many have a hard time changing.

Many Iteeche also wonder if letting a human win this war for them isn’t to lose everything already.

Kris managed to win a defensive battle with a scratch force.  Now she’s thrown together a larger force and is ready to take the fight to the rebels.

It’s full speed ahead with Kris Longknife: Commanding.”

Kris Longknife Commanding cover