Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Teaser: A Grim Discovery #amediting #scifi #romance

Week three of my long summer break, and today I'm sharing the opening from my RWA LERA Rebecca finalist, working title Revived. Hopefully this might be releasing later this year.

There was a body in the solitary pilot’s seat. Kimri shivered. Damn, but she’d been hoping the egg-shaped escape pod would be empty when it had registered no life signs. She’d only come to Temperis Delta to check on her six-legged construction mechas preparing the asteroid for mining. Finding the escape pod obstructing the site had been unexpected. The metaglass front had been obscured by a mass of spider web cracks patterning the surface, something the pod’s repair systems should have been able to fix but hadn’t. She’d walked straight in through the hatch and climbed into the tiny cabin without the need for an airlock. The pod had power for the door and lighting, but the obvious fracture in its outer shell had been the first thing she’d noticed. The second noticeable thing now was the body.

Late Addition - Important Announcement!
I'm supposed to be in the middle of my seven week social media break, but I've had to come back to make an important announcement. Kobo have failed to pay me royalties since April of this year despite numerous emails, broken promises to pay, silences, and worthless apologies. So from today I will be removing my titles from the Kobo site. I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers, but I refuse to allow Kobo to continue to profit from my titles - pittance though it is - while failing to pay me money owed.
If you need a Kobo version (epub), you can find them at All Romance eBooks/Omnilit, and Smashwords, or you may even be able to use the Nook version which is also an epub file (maybe check using one of my free stories first though, 'k?).
If at any point I decide to return to Kobo it will most likely be via Draft2Digital who will take their cut on top of Kobo but will at least ensure Kobo are forced to pay me each month instead of when/if the hell they feel like it. I'll blog about it in more detail when I'm not supposed to be on holiday.
Be excellent to each other. Pippa Jay signing off.

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