White Sky is the featured new release on the Speculative Fiction Showcase today. This is a great site that features books that have recently been released. It also has regular posts with an extensive list of links that have anything and everything to do with speculative fiction, including articles, reviews, and interviews with authors. The gals who run this site do a really nice job, and it’s exciting to have my book included.
The excerpt I chose for this venue is one that hasn’t been posted elsewhere; it’s part of a scene I particularly like, in which Jem first meets the old Torvik rebel, Avakab. It did occur to me (after the fact!) that someone looking at the blurb and this excerpt together might assume that Avak is the man referred to in the blurb, but he isn’t — while he’s pretty intimidating, he’s not the ‘villain’ in the story. (Compared with old Avak, that man is, IMO, much less impressive and yet much more sinister!)