Happy Autumn! I know, I know, it’s a tiny bit early. But the bite of Fall is in the air and that brings us to the best part of all – the release of this year’s Charity Sip Blitz by Torquere Press! In 2013, all profits will benefit OutServe, which seeks to assist service personnel and the families affected by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell legislation. Rachel Wilder and I are pleased to bring you “Seeking Hearts”, our short story that brings us back to the Persis Chronicles.
When Torquere issued the call for stories to focus on men and women in uniform, we considered returning to the world of Jay and Chance from Taking a Chance, our charity sip for 2012. We have a small town sheriff whose story is begging to be told, but it really will fit a novel-length scope and is actually Book 2 in that series as we have it planned. We couldn’t get Book 1 done fast enough for the call, so then what? We batted around some ideas and then hit on Persis. Why not use our science fantasy world that we created in Emerald Fire?
We’ll grant that it’s not what comes immediately to mind when one says “men and women in uniform,” but we believe that every society has a need for peacekeepers, lawgivers, and warriors. On Persis, the Seekers are a combination street judge and FBI Agent and have broad authority to pursue wrongdoers. Much mystery has built up around these people and they’ve attained a legendary status. But, as they say, “They put their pants on one leg at a time, same as everybody else.” Granted, that’s not really a Persis saying, but it fits.
And want some even better news? It’s the Tenth Anniversary of Torquere Books! Happy Anniversary, Torquere! In celebration, they are offering a 20% off coupon good through Wednesday, September 18th – coincidentally, the date the Charity Sips release. Just put ’10years’ in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before midnight on Wednesday to get 20% off your order. You can save when you purchase “Seeking Hearts” and any of the other sips of your choice.
Blurb for “Seeking Hearts:”
On the harsh desert world of Persis, most of the inhabitants flee to the cliff cities during the searing heat of Daymonth. A young hosteller and his grandparents choose to remain in their waystation as caretakers. This proves to be a wise decision, as a Truth Seeker is stranded there with them. Isolated, the Seeker and the hosteller begin to develop feelings for each other, but the discovery that they are not alone could threaten more than their relationship.
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The only question left is, which one will you buy, or will you buy the whole set?