What a thrill! I managed to finish my LGBT novel, Space Pirates of the Black Nebula just this past weekend and once everything is ready to go, the first book in my new Future Earth series is going to be released!
Future Earth? What's that, you ask?
Well, if you visit my website at https://www.delmaribooks.com/future-earth you will see the beautiful page that we developed and it will tell you all about this exciting new science fiction series that I'm developing. The adventures of Commander Reed and his crew of his spaceship, The Freestar, are for readers who would love to delve into LGBT science fiction ... which, honestly ... there seems to be a serious lack of. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places, but most of the gay fiction tends to be smut and romance. That's fine if that's what you're looking for (and hey, let me tell you, my Double Club series can help you get your fix,) but the LGBT genre needs to have more variety, at least ... in my opinion.
I did some research and found that a lot of LGBT readers are craving some seriously good science fiction that features characters they can love and adventures that can grip their imaginations! Well, Space Pirates of the Black Nebula is the first book in a series that is going to do just that.
They also love LGBT fantasy. (Don't worry, that's coming up too in the very near future! I'm a very busy guy with all of these ideas!)
Commander Reed and his crew have been with me for a pretty long time. I used to write a weekly email series that turned out to be pretty popular and it featured the characters in a variety of adventures, but this newest endeavor blows that all out of the stars. It was really a challenge for me, because my heart is with the Double Club and the Blackridge Saga, but I had a blast writing Space Pirates.
A thing happens with me when I write. The work takes on a life of its own and I just do the writing. The fictional reality that forms into one of my novels comes alive and when it does, I know the work is going to be great. I've had some really good feedback lately from readers and it's very positive. I'm glad when it works because if my fingers ever slow down over the keyboard, I know something is up. Fortunately, that almost never happens. I may write myself into a corner now and then, but writing myself back out is the fun part.
Space Pirates was different from most of my recent work because I only had a very vague outline of how this novel was going to progress. That's unusual for me, because like I said once about that publisher that I hated, she asked, "What are you trying to do with this book?" Well, I knew what I wanted to do with Space Pirates, but I didn't actually find myself structuring the entire novel. This one wrote itself. It totally did.
I really let myself go with Space Pirates of the Black Nebula. Hell, there was even a surprise villain that popped back into the story that I hadn't yet figured out. I had him waiting, but he decided he was gonna jump back in and let me tell you, this guy is intense. He's a great villain and there's just something about Commander Reed that makes him form such warm and cuddly relationships with all of his most dangerous enemies. haha! Okay, that's not entirely true. Reed's villains are totally out for his blood. Sometimes literally.
I really like to put my characters through the ringer ... but I've gotta say ... Space Pirates has a lot of heart. The characters are great and their dynamics are all completely individual and unique. It's good to be back with the crew of the Freestar because they used to only be a group of people that I would have in an RPG (role playing game) and my previously mentioned email series.
Yes, that was a thing. I wrote for a friend, who forwarded it to other people and it just caught on. After a while, I stopped writing, but it was a lot of fun. I printed them out once and put them somewhere. I still have it all packed away and MAN let me tell you. If I ever manage to find those stories, FUTURE EARTH is gonna be CRAZY.
That reminds me. I need to do some spring cleaning when the time comes. Maybe I'll get lucky and find that black binder with pages and pages of sci-fi magic in its three rings. Once I do, I'll make sure to let you all know that the adventures of Commander Reed are about to expand out into the stars! If not and that binder turns out to be forgotten and lost to the ether of time and space, well ... that's okay ... because if there's one thing you can count on from me, it's that I'll give you a damn good story.
No matter what, I will do everything I can to make sure you enjoy the work. You deserve it.