Yeah, I'm still missing in action. I did get my second book published on Amazon though! And of course I wanted to thank everyone who bought a copy of the first one. I've been on DA for about three years and not sold a single piece of art here. (I will keep trying!) I've sold about a dozen books thus far so I felt it was worth the effort to get the second one published.
The new book is called Standard Affair: A science fiction adventure. Here's a little description of it. Standard Affair is a science fiction adventure that takes you away from earth and gives you your first taste of contact with advanced alien races. A morsel that may just leave a bad taste in your mouth. Owen Ricks, a retired military officer, is unwillingly thrust into the role of ambassador of earth when he hitches a ride on a disabled space craft that he helps repair. Though he is an uninvited guest, his training proves useful and the captain of the ship enlists his help as a bounty hunter of a different kind than what you might expect. It doesn't take Owen long to realize that the captain is being less than honest with him. While constantly being reminded by the captain that earth humans are backwards and uncivilized, Owen sees it differently and has to learn how to deal with aliens that can be just as devious and cruel as earth humans. This book is around 65,000 words, a short novel.
I don't write 'hard' science fiction, so the stories in this book are not tech heavy. Most of them do however incorporate my warped sense of humor and sarcasm. A few are a bit dark, but for the most part, they should put a smile on a readers face, or if I'm lucky, make them chuckle. There are 16 short stories that total around 60,000 words. (About equivalent to a 200+ page novel). I also have a collection of horror shorts in the works as well as another completed science fiction novel. Here's a link to Waves In Time if you want to check it out.
For those who don't own a Kindle, you can get a Kindle reader for the PC free. (Kindle for PC) A lot of people don't know there are many free Kindle books as well.