The Taskmaster by Katherine Vick
The Perfect Storybook Ending?
Just as Pleasance gets a grip . . .
Just as Dullard realises the truth . . .
Just as Flirt and Shoulders get ahead . . .
Just as Fodder exploits literary convention . . .
Just as Ordinary people actually start to listen . . .
Just as readers begin to feel tantalised by the blurb . . .
You didn’t think we were about to spoil the ending for you, did you? This is the fourth and final book of the Plot Bandits “trilogy”! We’re saying nothing.
Coming June 20, 2023!
Find the rest of the Plot Bandits series (which needs to be read in order) here!
Skate the Seeker by Jeff Ayers
On The Run
Her mentor is dead, but he doesn’t have to stay that way. He’s left Skate a clue to bringing him back, and she and her friends are determined to follow it.
No sooner do they set out for unknown lands, however, than things get dangerous. Hot on their tail is the wizard Ossertine, furious over Skate’s part in her friend’s death and thirsty for revenge. Worse still are the attacks that come at night: dark, mysterious, and palpably evil.
In this race against time, magic, and implacable foes, Skate must rely on her wits and her friends to save not just her mentor’s life, but also her own.
Coming September 12, 2023!
Read The Rag and Bone Chronicles, Book 1: Skate the Thief
The Star-Crossed Pelican by Laura Ruth Loomis
Technology Hexes, Peace-Mongering, and Aggressive Negotiations
The galaxy is a mess: wars, robot uprisings, Jupiterans making bad holofilms, Plutonians insisting they have a real planet, and Earthlings kissing (which is unhygienic and resembles cannibalism). In the Pelican Nebula, the Cygnoids call a peace conference to announce a non-optional solution: obey them or be subjected to the unthinkable agony of their new weapon, the Civilizer.
Janet is long overdue for shore leave, but her peace organization bosses think saving the galaxy is more important for some reason. To solve this crisis, Janet will have to bring together her crew of misfits and their surly computer, her amnesiafied ex-boyfriend, a chocolate-obsessed smuggler, and some guy she found on an alien dating site. Because no one wants to get Civilized.
Coming December 5, 2023!
Read Book 1, The Cosmic Turkey