I wanted to put an update here for all my readers and fans who don’t follow me on Facebook.
As many of you know, there was not a new Kris Longknife book for purchase on November 1. This is the first time this has happened in years.
My dear wife of fifty years and I were having some health issues from June through early October. Consequently, I’ve not written anything for months and am slowly getting back into writing.
The next Kris Longknife book, Indomitable, is planned for a first quarter 2019 release. Please follow Mike Shepherd on Facebook for the latest news and updates.
Thank you for all your kind words, inquiries and words of encouragement.
I am doing my best to make sure you have quality stories.
This summer, I wrote the fourth book in the Vicky Peterwald series – Dominator. It is now available for purchase and will be available from Audible late this summer.
Here is the cover copy:
Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald has everything. A loving fiance who’s soon to be her husband, adoring crowds, and she gets to share her golden wedding carriage with Kris Longknife. What more could a girl want?
Well, the Emperor, her father, could have showed up to walk her down the aisle, but she’s not really bothered about that. Then suddenly, she is. It turns out that he didn’t make the wedding because he’s broke and living nearly homeless in an abandoned half-built palace. How’d that happen?
News isn’t coming out of Dad’s side of the Empire, so it looks like Vicky may need a battle fleet to go pay Daddy dear a visit. Oh, and four or six brigades of infantry and tanks. Somebody should have known better than piss Vicky Peterwald off. Now they have, and she won’t let anything get in her way of being Vicky Peterwald: Dominator.
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Vicky and all of Kris Longknife’s stories are available from your favorite book distributor!
Look for Kris Longknife: Indomitable this November!
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
Coming out on February 1 is the third book with Grand Admiral Sandy Santiago serving as Kris Longknife’s Relief, then Replacement, and now Successor on Alwa. She has all the challenges a gal could ask for. Granny Rita is on the rampage, and the cats have gone on strike. Leaving the Colonials to deal with Granny Rita, Sandy heads off to work with the cats, only to discover she is not the only one who has a bone to pick with them – alien monsters have a vendetta as well! Sandy has to work to find a way of peace among the Alwans, feisty cats, and a new alien race.
You can pre-order on Amazon!