READ THE BOOK:
I'm excited to spotlight this sci-fi book that's coming out February 6th, 2018! I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for Colonial Prime and I loved it. Then, I read it again as an advance reader and loved it even more! Pre-orders for the Kindle are going on right now, so check it out!
Here is the pitch from Kevin's website:
“Captain Amara Corrin, hero of the late Solar Wars, commands the first colonial fleet. Full of hopeful dreamers looking for a new home, world-weary ex-soldiers, and those just seeking escape, five ships set out from Earth with the hopes of humanity behind them. But Amara soon finds herself with more trouble than she can handle. The Council, Earth’s new governing body, has saddled her with their political rivals, exiling them to a place where they could do them no harm.
Struggling to find balance, Amara appoints a fresh-faced first officer with a hidden past, Nathan Esquina, and tries to figure out a way to keep her son, Jaelyn, free of the political machinations of those aboard the ship trying to destroy the rocky peace upon which they stand. When a message from Earth lets them know that the Council has fallen, Amara, Nathan, and Jaelyn land themselves in a pitched battle where a single mistake could end not only their own lives, but those of every person aboard their colonial mission.
MEET THE CHARACTERS:
Though Amara has been hardened by war, she’s never ruthless or antagonizing. She’s exactly the kind of person I would want in charge of colonizing a new planet. Her competence in her professional life however, doesn’t always transfer to her personal relationships. As tensions on board the ship climb, those very relationships she struggles with could become the only thing that will help her survive.
13 year old Jaelyn doesn't like attention. Unfortunately, as son of the ship's captain it's hard to lay low. He spends his time hiding away in the gardens, but this ship is too small to truly escape getting sucked into the forefront of the adult's problems.
Nathan volunteered to join the colonial fleet to get away from his father. He needs a fresh start, where no one has heard of his reputation so he can figure out who he is, and what why he has such a mysterious gift for mechanics. As the distance between Earth grows, his father's problems haunt him, infecting his new haven with the exact same problems he wanted to escape from.
MEET THE AUTHOR:
When I first met Kevin he was at a convention in Provo, wearing a purple button up shirt, and holding somebody elses baby. Not only is he a baby whisperer, but he's also a prolific writer who balances a full time job and family. The thing I love about his stories are how his characters feel like old friends so quickly. I find myself constantly sneaking away to read his books because I care so deeply about what happens to my peeps! Also, his vocabulary is first-rate, and will leave you feeling both entertained and enlightened. His website has some wonderful advice for new writers, and he works as an acquisitions editor for Immortal Works press.
OTHER BOOKS BY KEVIN L NIELSEN:
When I first met Kevin, I was shocked to learn that he had published three full length novels in his first year. Since then, he has definitely kept that same pace. I own his Sharani series (uh-maz-ing!) and can't wait to get my hands on Resurgent Shadows. His cover art is as beautiful as the stories inside. If you are a fan of Dune by Frank Herbert, the Sharani Series is absolutely for you. You can click on any of the pictures below to see a description and read samples pages.
The Sharani Series
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