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Series and Novels => Siobhan Dunmoore => Topic started by: Eric Thomson on March 18, 2021, 04:35:35 PM

Title: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on March 18, 2021, 04:35:35 PM
I'm glad to announce that I began writing the newest Dunmoore adventure today. It's not much, but even a four hundred page novel starts with a few short paragraphs.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Jayme on March 20, 2021, 03:27:01 AM
Woo-hoo! I miss her!
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on March 26, 2021, 05:25:46 PM
At the risk of jinxing myself, things are moving along at a good clip. I just finished Chapter 4 today, and it's nice to bring back old friends and comrades. At this rate, an end of June publication date isn't impossible. The Shrehari War might have ended years ago, but war itself never ends.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Jayme on March 27, 2021, 10:16:38 AM
I hope some Stingray crew are in it. They were my fave. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 01, 2021, 08:41:25 AM
Just passed the one-third completion mark and so far, so good. And yes, Jayme, there are a few old Stingray crewmembers making an appearance.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Jayme on May 22, 2021, 05:40:24 PM
Woo-hoo! Thank you! I'm enjoying your ashes of empire. I've been enjoying the weather and getting some cycling in so my progress is slow but glad to know Siobhan will be here soon.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on June 28, 2021, 04:53:12 PM
I figured people might like a little teaser while my editor is going through the novel. How about the text that will appear on the book's retail page - what we in the business call the blurb? It's not final yet, but almost.

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Life hasn’t been easy for Siobhan Dunmoore and many of her fellow veterans since the Shrehari War ended. The Fleet’s quick return to a mundane peacetime footing left them unmoored and incapable of fully readapting after years engulfed in an existential struggle. Meanwhile, the memories of all those hard-won lessons, paid for with humanity’s dearest blood, are fading as careerists, bureaucrats, and politicians in uniform replace the leaders who brought about the war’s end.

Yet an increasing number of senior officers understand true peace is illusory. Without an external threat to unify them as a species, humans have resumed their favorite activity — fighting each other in dark and dirty wars for power, profit, or glory. And this despite the risk of eroding the Commonwealth’s delicate social and political balance and triggering violent unrest. Ironically, those best suited for stopping nasty, albeit minor conflicts before they escalate, are the very veterans on which the Fleet turned its back.

Will Siobhan Dunmoore and her comrades find a new role in halting what could become fatal to human unity, or will they fade away, unwanted, while the Commonwealth begins a long slide into civil discord?

Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on July 08, 2021, 02:38:47 PM
Another step closer to publication - I just received the manuscript back from my editor. She said she didn't find any major issues, so we're increasingly good for a July release date.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on July 10, 2021, 12:25:48 PM
Keep an eye on this space early next week...  ;)
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on July 12, 2021, 08:18:27 PM
Look for it at your favorite retailer starting July 13.

EDITED TO ADD:

Amazon.com has been working overtime tonight... If that's your ebook store, have at it
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09989DC2V (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09989DC2V)
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Bavarian Barbarian on July 13, 2021, 02:18:42 AM
Well, my plans for the day just changed. I just downloaded it on my iPad. Thank you Eric! Looking forward to your next book.

Best regards from a rainy Bavaria - Manfred
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on July 13, 2021, 06:06:25 AM
And here's the universal link. The various retailers will show up in the next day or so

https://books2read.com/darkdirtywar (https://books2read.com/darkdirtywar)
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Bavarian Barbarian on July 14, 2021, 02:30:48 PM
Well, I finished it early today and it was awesome. You didn't miss a beat. I can't wait for her next adventure and I love how you manage to tie the Dunmoore-Decker timeline together. We know of course from earlier references how the careers of some of the characters proceed. Now the long wait for your next book begins. A fair wind and following seas for your next writing adventure, metaphorically speaking.

Best Regards - Manfred
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Jayme on July 15, 2021, 12:48:41 AM
Yeehaw!
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on July 15, 2021, 07:24:17 AM
Well, I finished it early today and it was awesome. You didn't miss a beat. I can't wait for her next adventure and I love how you manage to tie the Dunmoore-Decker timeline together. We know of course from earlier references how the careers of some of the characters proceed. Now the long wait for your next book begins. A fair wind and following seas for your next writing adventure, metaphorically speaking.

Best Regards - Manfred

I'm glad you liked it.
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Sully on August 05, 2021, 09:08:39 PM
Wow I can't wait for more. Fantastic job and worth the wait. Keep the juices flowing!
Title: Re: A Dark and Dirty War - Siobhan Dunmoore Book 7
Post by: Eric Thomson on August 06, 2021, 01:08:47 PM
Very kind of you to say so. Thanks!