Ewww! My mother has a boyfriend. That’s like yuck. She’s old. Old people shouldn’t, you know, do that kind of thing. What about me? I’m the person who is most important in her life, except for Essa. How could she do this to me? Just because I’m grown up and don’t want her money doesn’t mean she should date…at her age…I need a box of chocolates…maybe three.
Opi Battles the Space Pirates.
Ms Opeia Gayens, head of AllEarth Corp, has a problem—her company is rotten with Space Pirates. She wants to get rid of them once and for all. An unexpected invitation to dinner challenges her plans to be the bait that will draw the nasty pirates out. It’s been forever since she’s been on a date—just been Opi. Somehow, Owain McDevitt, mild-mannered, potato farmer from the planet Islay 2 is drawn into the intrigue. Yet, no one is who they seem, least of all Owain McDevitt.
Betrayal after betrayal threatens Opi’s existence and she must discover who the traitor really is before she can find her true path to happiness.
Who would have believed my mother was so badass!
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Who knew that it’s been nearly a year since Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures came out. Wow. Time has flown. I don’t think that I’ve shared a preview of the book so I’m sharing this from my main blog.
I think of writing more in this setting. I think it’s time Opi got a few things going for her in the relationship department. Who said mother’s can’t have fun and kick ass too.
Stay tuned for news on this story. Opi Battles the Space Pirates!
I thought I’d share with you the new promo postcard I put together featuring the revamped cover of Rayessa and the Space Pirates and the new book Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures.
I’ll be signing at Supanova in Sydney and Perth so come say hello and pick up a card.
I had a very special email this week from a reader who liked the depiction of Gris and the relationship between Rae and him. It brought home to me how important it is to depict people from diverse backgrounds in our work but to also do it sensitively. While I think Rayessa and the Space Pirates is light fun, being true to characters and treating their differences respectively is still important. If you think about it Rae has a learning disability, although she is still clever. She lacked opportunity but also essential nutrients which means she hasn’t been able to reach her full capacity. This comes out a bit more in Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures.
Hopefully readers will like the sequel so I can write Opiea’s love story, which will feature corporate takeovers and jockeying and maybe a battle with space pirates. Oh and we’ve thought up a series name. What do you think of Love and Space Pirates?
The story continues. Once again Rae is out in space, but this time she’s chased by Essa. Both go searching for Opi, their mother and for Alwin Anton, who have gone missing.
Check out this awesome cover!
Due out on May 8 with Escape Publishing. I’ll come back with a blurb and links when they are up. No more slumming it on an asteroid. No more beans. Rayessa’s in a private school, working on her grades and practicing karate!
Here is the cover of the book. Stay tuned as I fill up this place with Rayessa guff.