Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Guest- Greta van der Rol

Greta van der Rol loves writing science fiction with a large dollop of good old, healthy romance. She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavours.

Thanks so much for giving me room on your blog. I'm really excited to announce the publication of the second, and concluding, “Iron Admiral” book.

In the first novel, “The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy”, hostility is growing between the vast Ptorix Empire and the Human Confederacy. Admiral Chaka Saahren, hero of the Confederacy, is dismissed from his post after he is blamed for the massacre of ptorix miners on an obscure planet. On a search for the real culprits he accepts a job as a security guard on the mysterious planet Tisyphor. There, he meets brilliant systems engineer Allysha Marten. Saahren never had much time for women but he falls head over heels in love with this one. Allysha has taken one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband and despite her misgivings soon finds herself falling for the man she knows as Brad Stone. When she learns that Brad Stone is really Chaka Saahren her world falls apart – she believes he is responsible for the deaths of millions of civilians, amongst them, her father. Things (of course) get worse before they get better. At the end of the book, Saahren has been re-instated and he and Allysha have averted a cataclysmic viral attack on her home planet. She is certainly not open to Saahren's suggestion of marriage, but things are much too volatile for her to go home, so she accepts his offer of a half-year contract with the Star Fleet.

That's where book two - “The Iron Admiral: Deception” - begins. Allysha is working for the Star Fleet in the Confederacy's capital city. Everybody still wants a piece of her. Saahren has been promoted to Grand Admiral but that doesn't bring him any closer to winning Allysha. Allysha's husband has been dragooned once again to deliver his wife so she can complete a job for the shadowy Galactic People's Republic. If he fails, he dies. We follow Saahren and Allysha as he learns he can't order her around or keep her in a cocoon, while she learns that truth is so very often a matter of perception. Eventually, she must confront the issues of the past and deal with them on her own. Before it's over both Allysha and Saahren will be confronted with excruciating decisions.

I'm proud of the book. I'm sure readers will find it's a worthy successor to Book One and all their questions will be answered.

Buy "The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy" from
Smashwords for Kindle, ePub and more as well as print
Amazon US for Kindle and print
Buy “The Iron Admiral: Deception” from
Smashwords for Kindle, ePub and more as well as print
Amazon US for Kindle and print

Twitter: @GretavdR

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