Try something new

When I set out to write Resurrection which was to be Book 5 in the Col Sec series I had the story firmly planted in my mind, I had the antagonist, the settings everything I needed for another great addition to this rollicking series. As I began to write it though there was something missing, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I changed the layout, I changed the title and a whole mess of other stuff but nothing I did got me the results I wanted. So I put it to one side whilst I thought it through.

During this process I came up with an idea for another set of characters I’d used in a previous book. So I began to write this story and I quickly realised this was what I was missing.

Let me explain a little more. Other authors who have series out have written short stories to introduce other characters, for example James Rollins wrote Tracker, a short read which introduced Tucker and Kane who featured in Bloodline. This story gave the necessary background into these two new characters and made the reader want more. I thought I could try something new and so I embarked on a little experiment.

Captain Tony Storm and his team of Hacker and Cowboy featured heavily in Ronin, Book 1 in the series and I thought I would give them an adventure of their own. Extinction brings these guys and their new teammate, Hellcat into the forefront of the action in a short adventure that despite its fewer pages has no less impact on the safety of the Confederation. Indeed as the title states they are thrust into a situation that could lead to the very extinction of humanity if they are not successful. Not only does this short story leave you breathless but it acts as a bridge between Retribution, Book 4 and Resurrection which will now be Book 6.

Extinction will be released soon.

Jan.Extinction - High Resolution

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About jandomagala

Having worked in the ceramic printing industry since leaving school in the early 70's I've had a passion for the written word. I started writing in the 80's and since discovering the self publishing world have finally seen the first part of my ambition come to fruition, my name in print. Now with the help of wordpress and other promotion tools I hope to see the second part of my ambition come true, to earn a living from writing.
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