Turning the Page

2020 was not an usual year, we can all agree on that. Although I was lucky enough to get through it without being physically sick, the stress was undeniable. With changed schedules and upended routines, writing suffered a lot. Stories and ideas continued to brew in my head though, since a storyteller’s mind never does stop dreaming.

But things have been slow. Painfully slow. When Amazon announced the Kindle Vella platform for serialized fiction, it felt like just the thing I needed to get things started again. It was a perfect way to get my new story out. So, here comes my newest venture, Killship Atlantis, on Vella.

The fun thing about Vella is the fact that readers can try out the first three episodes for free and only then need to use tokens to unlock the rest of the episodes. Killship Atlantis has four episodes published at the moment, with additional episodes ready to publish every week.

Direct link to Killship Atlantishttps://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/product/B0994H5FSL

Killship Atlantis is about an archaeologist who is forced into a dangerous interplanetary mission, the course of which changes her and the world she lives in. It is a space opera brimming with action, adventure, and a touch of the paranormal.

If you enjoyed my Dark Universe series, you will enjoy this one too. It features an equally feisty and sharp female protagonist, and a story that has just as many, if not more, twists and turns. The similarities end there though. The plot could not be any more different, and in this book, I’ve brought the storytelling closer with a first-person point of view. It is just as fun, that’s for sure.

So, go on. Give the first episodes of Killship Atlantis a read, and tell me what you like and what you don’t here and through Vella. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Woohoo! It’s now on preorder.

Finally, my book is now on preorder. It’s set to release on June 15, which is next month and yup, I’m excited! That’s the cover down below, designed by the awesome Gergo Pocsai.

RKF1And here’s a quick blurb to get you introduced to the story –

Nothing lasts forever. Least of all, peace.

Sixteen and sole heir to the richest House in the galaxy, Ramya Kiroff has a life anyone would kill for. Only to Ramya, it is a living nightmare. Her father Tyrsten has no use for a female heir, except as bait. When Ramya is handed a diktat–she must marry a stranger who will run the Kiroff business empire in her stead–she decides she has had enough. Ramya’s plan to escape her trappings is flawless. Until she steps into the Endeavor–the one ship Trysten Kiroff is desperate to get his hands on . . .

Former Captain of the Confederate Fleet, Terenze Milos is the hero of the Locusta-Vanga wars, said to have brought the galaxy back from the brink of extinction. Now he lives in obscurity, running a freight operation on the derelict ship, Endeavor. When Captain Milos recognizes the unmistakable signs of deadly Locustan technology in a salvaged fighter craft–the Stryker–he sounds a warning. But the Confederacy isn’t listening . . .

Caught between a corrupt Confederacy and an old enemy intent on eradicating life from the galaxy, the Endeavor and its crew find themselves on the run. Captain Milos knows, time is running out fast. And a young stowaway aboard the Endeavor with an unlikely bond with the Stryker may be the galaxy’s last line of defense.

A grizzled old captain with a mysterious past, a ragtag crew, and a stowaway with a secret–can this band of misfits save the galaxy from annihilation?

What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below.

What’s happening, Alex Sheppard?

Okay. So, blogging is new to me. And I’m not going to promise that I’ll blog regularly. Mostly because I’m too busy finishing up my space opera trilogy. Life in general and the little tykes in particular, don’t help much either. That’s why I’ll keep my visits here short and instead work on wrapping up the books.

So, here’s a quick summary of what’s coming.

An excerpt of the first book in the series, The Last Stryker, will hit Instafreebie in another week or so. Check it out, and if it seems like your cup of tea, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.

The first book will be out on June 01, if I can keep my schedule straight. Then the second in another couple of months and so on.

That’s the plan folks. And I’m gonna be off now working on said plan. Be back soon.