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A fantastic world in which you are never quite sure who you should really be supporting.

A great story from G L Cromarty, set in a world of have’s and have not’s. The have’s are the Aterran colonists who on a planet called Serenity have nothing to fear, living in relative safety and comfort behind a huge protective barrier powered by ancient technologies that few now understand. The have not’s are a warrior class called the Shadowlanders who live outside the protection of the barrier and in perpetual war with the primitive warmongering natives called the Jaru. So when the protective barrier fails, what then?

G L Cromarty has created a fantastic world in which you are never quite sure who you should really be supporting. With some surprising plot twists, G L Cromarty cleverly takes the reader on a journey of treachery, deceit and all consuming hatred to weave a great story that surprises and delights.

The first two books in the trilogy are well written and easily consumed and I can’t wait for the climactic third book to arrive soon. Just be aware that the main character Tanis is certainly no angel and this is reflected in his colorful language.

About Book One ‚Äď Divided Serenity

Long ago, when the ancients colonized the planet named Serenity, they displaced an indigenous population and constructed a dividing force-field wall. But when an earthquake destroys the power to the protective wall, only three people have the skills to repair it‚ÄĒuntil the first two disappear en route. Now Hannah, as the last expert, must go. Her journey will take her into a native land engulfed by war between ancient enemies. Along the way, her own perceptions will be changed and she will find herself playing a part in a new rivalry between powerful forces in Shadowland determined at bringing down Aterra and that threaten to rip Shadowland apart.

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Divided World Series #SCIFI #FANTASY

G.L. Cromarty

About Book One ‚Äď Divided Serenity

Long ago, when the ancients colonized the planet named Serenity, they displaced an indigenous population and constructed a dividing force-field wall. But when an earthquake destroys the power to the protective wall, only three people have the skills to repair it‚ÄĒuntil the first two disappear en route. Now Hannah, as the last expert, must go.¬† Her journey will take her into a native land engulfed by war between ancient enemies. Along the way, her own perceptions will be changed and she will find herself playing a part in a new rivalry between powerful forces that threaten to rip the lands apart

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About Book Two ‚Äď Serenity Falling

With the power back and The Wall operational…

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ÔĽŅSerenity Falling available on Amazon #SCIFI #Bookboost

This time last year, I was on holiday, and finishing the draft of the 2nd and 3rd books in my Divided World Series.

At the time, I had yet to publish any of the series.

It’s been an eventful year, with Book 1 published in December, Book 2 now on pre-order, and Book 3 in the final stages of review before it is ready to go, too.

I often reflect on how much time I spent writing prior to publishing a book…over twenty years. And how easy it would have been to continue dabbling with out direction for another twenty. While I know not all reviews will be positive, I still need to pinch myself when a positive one pops up on Amazon. As a writer your greatest satisfaction comes from the knowledge that someone enjoyed your work.

I am grateful to all the people who offered encouragement (and the occasional threat) to ensure I took that final nervous step with publishing. Both the direct  encouragement from friends and family, and the indirect encouragement from the already published authors whose blogs and articles I read.

If you are yet to publish, I would like to offer you the same encouragement…just do it ūüôā

Happy reading and writing everyone ūüôā


About Book One ‚Äď Divided Serenity

 

Long ago, when the ancients colonized the planet named Serenity, they displaced an indigenous population and constructed a dividing force-field wall. But when an earthquake destroys the power to the protective wall, only three people have the skills to repair it‚ÄĒuntil the first two disappear en route. Now Hannah, as the last expert, must go.¬† Her journey will take her into a native land engulfed by war between ancient enemies. Along the way, her own perceptions will be changed and she will find herself playing a part in a new rivalry between powerful forces in Shadowland determined at bringing down Aterra and that threaten to rip¬†Shadowland apart.

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About Book Two ‚Äď Serenity Falling¬†

With the power back and The Wall operational, the land of Aterra is once more safe from the savage armies that dwell in Shadowland. There is just one problem…the people of Aterra have no way of knowing that their protective wall is repaired, and their President, Bill Bremmer, is determined to exploit their ignorance and fear to pursue an agenda all his own, even if it means war. Once again finding herself in the middle of forces beyond her control, and with enemies and deception on all sides, Hannah tries desperately to save her home, and to discern the truth about those around her.

Available on all Amazon stores, from 21st August [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]

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Divided Serenity (Divided World Book One)

Ten years have passed since John Tanis tried to kill his best friend. Not finishing the job is his only regret.

Where the primitive meets technology, the past meets the present, and former friends become enemies, a quest for revenge will tear a world apart.

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Serenity Falling (Divided World Book 2) Coming Soon! #Scifi

So, book 2 is now imminent. I am hoping it might be out at the end of the month, but will see.

My publisher is providing the official cover, which I am excited to see when it’s ready! But in the interim, I have been playing about on pixelmator. While I claim no particular prowess with this graphics tool, I can manage¬†the basics, and I am pretty happy with the way my temporary banner has come out. I use free images from Pixabay.com and then add the text in pixelmator.

Might have a play with a few more ideas! Let me know what you think of the banner. Would love your feedback.

Here is a cover I knocked-up in pixelmator using the same image. This is my temporary kindle cover for my beta readers for book 3, Revealing Serenity, which I am about to send out for feedback.

I know I should be writing, but sometimes a writer has to play ūüôā

Author Interview – M.L. Williams

Today I have the pleasure of introducing author M.L. Williams who will be sharing his thoughts on reading and writing, and details of his book, SEERS OF VERDE.

M.L. Williams On Writing

When I start working on a project, many times the characters come to me in my dreams and either demand their story be told or provide me with ideas for future chapters.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Be true to your ideas and put in the time. Writing can be lonely. Find mentors or other writers who can be a support group or sounding board. Don’t let anyone else’s opinions influence you¬†during the¬†writing process.

Best thing about writing?

Seeing these characters unfold and tell their stories is fascinating.

Least favourite thing about writing?

Rewriting and editing.

What is your favourite genre(s)?

Science fiction and that curious oxymoron, historical fiction.

Both genres appeal to my imagination. With science fiction, the themes and characters can be endless, only limited by the imagination. I guess historical fiction appeals to my sense of romance for another period of time.

Have you ever skipped something important to stay at home and read a book? 

Interesting question. I have not gone to parties or social events sometimes, preferring to stay home and read. I also put off chores when in the middle of a good book and read well into the night when I should have gone to bed.

If you could have a signed copy of a book by an author (dead or living) What book would it be?

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I read this in a college literature class and was immediately enraptured by his imagination and sarcastic tone. It sparked my love of other fiction, especially science fiction.

Tell us what you are currently reading and your verdict so far?

I am¬†reading Raptor by Gary Jennings. I have had this book on my shelf for years and just needed time to get to it. His writing and knowledge of history and ancient languages is impressive, but he keeps¬†using different languages throughout the story. I was curious about this author since reviewers have raved about his novel, Aztec. I do not like it when authors flaunt their expertise and vocabulary in ways¬†that detract from the story. It’s¬†difficult to¬†stay with the story when the reader keeps stumbling over arcane references and unfamiliar words.

About your¬†book…

You are living in the your latest novel. Where are you living, and what is it like?

In Return of the Earthers, I would be living on the planet Verde Grande, an abandoned and almost forgotten Earth colony. The planet has one huge land mass. A treacherous mountain range divides the lone continent into two tracts.

The largest one is a huge verdant valley that stretches for hundreds of miles. One¬†group of colonists live there and developed a relatively peaceful society ruled by a ever watchful clan of psychic women — the Seers.

The smaller area is a narrow valley strewn with huge boulders but plentiful with wildlife. A second group of colonists escaped to here during an attack and have developed into a hunter society.

The planet was covered by a thick blanket of moss. Most of the moss has been replaced by Earth plants brought by the bioformers and cultivated by the colonists, who have been living there for almost three centuries. However, the mountain range has retained its much of its native moss so the planet looks like a giant emerald as seen by an orbiting space ship.

 You are your most recent protagonist, What do you like doing for fun?

I am Aron Nels, an orchard keeper. Even though maintaining, pruning and¬†harvesting fruit from the trees is my livelihood, I would not trade this¬†lifestyle for another. Being outside in nature and seeing the benefits of my hard work is extremely gratifying. My family has been doing this for generations. It’s in my blood.

After being imprisoned during a misunderstanding, I am told I am one of the last members of a secret warrior sect that has been fighting to protect its people from attackers sent by the Seers. Due to a forced hypnosis, in which my memories have been suppressed, I refuse to believe I am one of the last surviving warriors.

Seers of Verde by M.L. Williams

Marauders from a renegade planet attack an Earth colony ship forcing landing parties to split into two groups in a desperate attempt to escape. Their vessels are destroyed stranding them without their technology on either side of an imposing mountain range on the planet Verde Grande.

Descendants of a mysterious Seer now protect their people but become the bane of the hunter society on the other side of the mountain.

You can also follow M.L. Williams on his blog! https://mlwilliamsbooks.com

If you have recently published a book and would like to feature in an author interview,  please email me at TheWritingChimp@gmail.com

ÔĽŅProgress on Book 2 – Divided World Series #amwriting

It has been a busy few months since the release of book 1 in my Divided World Series. I have been busy editing book 2, which takes me an awful long time, and I went through many rounds before I felt ready to send it out to my beta readers.

I have received some excellent feedback¬†so far (my beta readers are awesome btw), and I have made a few tweaks to address points they raised. Now, I am just waiting for the¬†final batch of feedback, after which I will make any further necessary adjustments. Then it will be onto the last¬†editing checks to make sure I have not stuffed anything up while I was tweaking! Which does happen ūüėČ

While waiting on¬†the beta feedback, I have got straight onto editing book 3, which I finished drafting in June last year…Feels like a long time ago now. Book 3 needed a little more detail¬†on¬†a particular story thread, so a couple more chapters have been added. Once I re-read it, I will get a feel as to whether this is sufficient. I may need to add one more chapter…will have to see. The 3rd book is already pretty chunky at 110k so I am hoping I can¬†chop it back during editing.

Book 3 concludes all the major plot points, and provides a nice container for a significant section of the storyline. However, it will definitely carry on, and I have already started incorporating some new players for book 4 in book 3. So much fun!

One of the things I love about writing, is the delight of sitting on the humongous secrets that your book reveals along the way. I love leaving surprises along the way.

One of my other loves about writing is getting into my characters. I love how they unravel before my eyes and how the personality flaws and nuances emerge the more I think about them. I am really enjoying some of the new characters introduced in book 3 who will become the new players in book 4. I can see that they will nicely take up the slack left from those characters who will be exiting. 

In the background, I have been mulling over the idea of tackling the story of the planet’s inception. I drop hints and details along the way, but it would make a great story in itself. Also the prequel about how John Tanis and Bill Bremmer come to conflict, which I think would also make a great addition at some point…again I am deciding whether to let certain revelations out in book 3 or save it for the prequel book…ah the power you have when crafting a book! So many choices!

Wishing everyone happy reading and / or writing ūüôā

About Book One – Divided Serenity

Serenity Divided, a science fiction novel, is set on a colonised planet, where a force-field wall separates the technologically advanced settlers from the planet‚Äôs native inhabitants. When an earthquake destroys the power to maintain their protective wall, a repair team will need to travel through native lands on the precipice of war, and their unlikely offer of aid will come from John Tanis‚ÄĒthe sworn enemy of the colony leader‚ÄĒwho was exiled ten years ago.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . I started writing a novel. Today I finally published it.

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About the book

He had waited ten years to seek his revenge.

They had waited eons. 

Serenity had been divided as far back as the histories tell.

The Aterran settlers live inside the wall with technology. While the native Shadowlanders and the Jaru live outside the wall with none.

Welcome to Serenity.

Ten years have passed since John Tanis tried to kill his best friend Bill Bremmer. Not finishing the job is his only regret. Exiled from Aterra, Tanis has fought for survival and acceptance in the uncivilized Shadowland.

The Shadowlanders and the Jaru live in a perpetual state of war, but when the scattered tribes of the Jaru begin to unite the delicate balance is tipped. Aterra is also suffering, as a native sympathizer uprising decimates cities in a spate of bombing attacks.

Finding technology outside the wall, Tanis is suspicious that his former friend may have a hand in the troubles engulfing his land. He would relish any opportunity to settle that old score, an opportunity that could never happen . . .

Until the day Aterra lost the wall.

 

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