Today in the US, my second book Children of Scarabaeus is released. It’s the sequel to Song of Scarabaeus, and for those of you who've read the first book, it picks up right where that story left off. Edie and Finn continue their adventures in a far-flung corner of the galaxy, attempting to bring hope to the Fringe worlds but thwarted in their plans by the dastardly Crib empire.
Edie and Finn are bound together by a “leash” – a transmitter/receiver arrangement whereby if Edie dies or goes out of range, a little bomb in Finn’s head explodes. The bad guys created the leash to force Finn, an ex-con, to become Edie’s bodyguard. Neither of them is happy about it. What makes them even more unhappy is that it’s malfunctioning. Whenever Edie feels strong emotions, Finn gets a blast of uncomfortable static directly into his brain. As you can imagine, this hinders the progression of their romantic relationship. But never fear. This couple has been through a lot together, and they don’t give up easily.
You can read the first few chapters of Children of Scarabaeus on HarperCollins’s website here. If you do read the entire book, I’d love your feedback. Tell me what you think! Email me or write a review on Amazon. If you review the book on your site, drop me a note and I'll tweet about it. Also, visit my blog this week for a chance to win a cool Finn & Edie mousemat, and follow my blog tour for other giveaways.
To celebrate the release, I'm giving away a copy of Children of Scarabaeus along with a nifty matching signed bookmark. For a chance to win, post a comment on this thread and answer this question:
What’s your favorite sci-fi romantic pairing in a book, movie or TV show?
Contest ends on Sunday 3rd April at 11:59 PM EST. I will randomly select one winner and post their name at the top of this post, so please check back after Sunday.