The Perihelix on special offer during Corsair launch

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The Perihelix, book 1 in the series, will be on special offer of $1.99 or the equivalent at Smashwords, iTunes, B&N & Kobo and some other online stores from now through to the end of March.

Why not buy Curved Space to Corsair at the same time – two ebooks for under $5!

Whether Amazon chooses to price match will be up to them.

Don’t forget to visit my blog on Tuesday 22nd January onwards to take part in the book launch and giveaway – first prize a $20 gift voucher.

News of the books

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Just a quickie to tell you that the Perihelix is one of the books being offered FREE for the first 50 people to download it in Smashwords’ Summer/Winter Sale running throughout July.  Click here from 1st July onwards.

Secondly, I’m off to Camp NaNoWriMo to concentrate on editing Curved Space to Corsair so I can send it to my editor. I’ll probably be updating the status bar on the bottom left of this page to show you how I’m doing.  Fingers crossed we’ll get it ready to come out during the winter.

The Perihelix, edition 2, is now LIVE!

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the perihelix coverThe Perihelix (second edition) has been live on and Smashwords for a few hours now.  It will filter through the systems to other Amazon stores and to iTunes, B&N and Kobo (and others) over the next few days.

In the two years since I took it off sales after lukewarm reviews, I have revised the beginning several times, taken it to a new editor, lost that editor in tragic circumstances, and done my best to deliver the changes she suggested.

As you know, I’ve nearly given up on it several times.  I think if I hadn’t already written the second book Curved Space to Corsair, I might have done.  But now I’ve published the revised book, and I’m very happy that I’ve done so.

If you downloaded the old version, you should be able to download the second edition from your buying site free of charge.  Otherwise it’s now on sale for $2.99.

If you haven’t read it yet, it would be really kind of you to push it to the top of your list and review the new edition on your blog, Goodreads, Amazon or your buying site!  Thanks!


Watch out for a new edition of the Sampler

viridian-system-samplerIt was always my intention to have the Viridian System Sampler change from time to time.

It has eight short stories in it, and is only available from Smashwords and its distribution partners (basically, everyone except Amazon).  I’ve updated it already when The Perihelix came out, mainly to add an offer coupon in the back of it.

The benefit of changing the edition rather than putting out a new book is that people with the current version can upgrade free of charge.  It’s my way of giving fans some of the additional stories on their reading devices (although to be fair, they’ll have already been on this website or Jemima’s blog).

So if you want to keep up to date, read the current version you’ve already downloaded – or download the current version in the format of your choice from Smashwords.  The new edition will be coming very soon!

At the moment the Sampler is on free sale – but that’s never guaranteed.

Buy the Sampler – get the Perihelix discount code


With effect from a couple of days ago, if you buy the Viridian System Sampler at Smashwords (for 99c), your copy will include a link to the forthcoming Perihelix, together with a coupon code.

When you buy The Perihelix after it is released on February 16th, use the coupon and get your money back on the Sampler.  That means your Sampler was free.  Or you got two books for the price of one.  Or something.

The coupon ends at the end of April.  The Perihelix price may change at the end of March, but it will definitely change by the end of April.  It’s called promotional pricing, so it depends how long it takes the promotion to work!


If you have already bought the Sampler, check back at your buying site for the new edition, it should be updated free.


Trick or Treat for Halloween

Jemima is participating in the Trick or Treat Book Blog Hop today, and the Viridian System Sampler is included in her treats.

It’s a collection of eight short stories that led to the development of the Viridian System series.  Book 1, the Perihelix, will be out in January.  It’s science fiction, with adult language and nudity, but very tasteful.

All you have to do is to take this code:


and click this link

and you can download the Viridian System Sampler in the format of your choice, absolutely free.  It’s a Halloween offer, so no buying after cock-crow in your location!

Why not sign up for our newsletter and get updates and offers for the Perihelix and future books in the series? [wysija_form id=”1″]

To go to other book bloggers in the Trick or Treat Book Hop, return to Jemima’s blog.

Viridian System Sampler released today


The sampler is out today, price 99c from Smashwords, for your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or any other eReader.  Just go to this link, click ‘Buy’ and you’ll be able to download the file of your choice after you’ve completed the buying process.

The Viridian System: lightyears from any other inhabited planet and several million lightyears from the centre of the Galaxy.  Should be safe from the domination of the Imperium, then.  Big Pete and the Swede think they’re safe, but they’re uneasy.  Asteroid mining is tough enough without the Imperium or the Federation getting involved.

That’s the scene for the Viridian System series – but how did it all begin?  These eight short stories take us to the origins of this universe and the development of the adventures of Big Pete and the Swede, their escorts, and the fixer and bar-owner Zito.  A little back-story, and little scene setting, all in digestible chunks, which hopefully will whet your appetite for the first book in the series, The Perihelix, to be published in January.

If you’ve look at the last newsletter I sent to subscribers, you will have a coupon code to get the sampler FREE.

If you haven’t received your newsletter, let me know below and I’ll send it to your email address as used in your comment.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter, I’ll send out a newsletter to new subscribers at the end of this week, which might just have another coupon code for the Sampler…

Happy reading!

PS Did you know you can send your mobi file to your kindle cloud so that it is there for all your kindle apps?  Once you set up your email address in your kindle settings online, just email future kindle files to it.