I know, I know, I’m swamping the world with books. Just tell me to stop and I won’t, I promise that. I also promise that, for now, this is the last one. Simply because the rest still needs to be written. 😉
For that reason I entertained the idea of trying my hand and keyboard at a naturist work in this genre.
What is steampunk?
Think airships instead of airplanes. Robots and other machines running on steam instead of electrical power (hint, it’s in the name!) and punkers (not so much). Most steampunk stories originate around 1870 / 1880, at the start of the industrial revolution, and in the steampunk realm there is no or only very little electrical power. Visit this link for some more information, if you are curious.
So… what is SkyGhost about?
SkyGhost is the name of an airship, and its crew is naked. For several reasons. Which ones? You’ll have to wait for the book to come out.
Next Saturday. As of writing, that means July 23rd, 2022. I hope you can wait that long. It’s going to be available as an e-book in the usual places, and also as usual, the paperback will take a bit longer.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen and people who don’t fit either or any description…
There is a new book coming out on May 14th of 2022. It’s about superheroes. Superheroes that don’t wear capes. Or anything else.
Let me tell you what the book is about:
Pat and Jody are friends. Together with some other friends they go out and have fun afternoons and evenings. At some point they decide to “visit” a mysterious warehouse, because Jody feels like “breaking in” somewhere. Things happen in that warehouse, and for Pat and Jody life will never be the same again.
Find out how they acquire weird powers and how they have to find a balance between being superheroes and regular people. It sounds easy, until you face the problem.
Today the new Naked Crow book, Jinn, sees the virtual light of day in your favourite e-book space.
Lizzy, an almost forgotten friend of Sheila and Jeremy, gets in touch with a cry for help.
She, with her group of friends, managed to summon a Jinn and now they’re in a fix. The Jinn doesn’t want to go home and causes problems. Sheila’s reputation speaks for itself, and so she is Lizzy’s last resort.
We also encounter a dangerous man at the Mighty Oaks. He’s not dangerous to others, though, but to himself.
As usual, there’s a lot going on and there are many questions to be answered. And not only by that Jinn.
Well, actually they aren’t. They’re going far away. But there is an account of their journey now.
Do you remember Henry Murphy, the Air Traffic Controller and his family?
Henry and his family find themselves on a small spaceship that is taking them away from Earth. After a stop and another start, the trip goes past Saturn, into deep space. The Murphy family does their best to fit in with the others. Suzy enjoys piloting, Mark learns a thing about farming and matters of the heart, and Hannah discovers her scientist side. Henry gets a job that resembles his old, traffic controller job a little. It’s just on a bit grander scale. After an interesting journey they arrive at Ballata, the home planet of Derlan, Heron and Rajin, and all their other friends. Once there, however, odd things happen.
If you enjoyed the adventures of the Murphys in book 1, Pioneer, I hope your joy will continue in this sequel, “Ballata: Murphys in Space – II”.
As I already posted, there is a lot happening in the book area.
Next Saturday Naked Crow 9 is hitting the e-shelves. But as if this is not enough, another book will be out soon, being the 21st of this month.
On that day, an anthology will see the light. Lots of it has already been posted on Twitter.
The name of this book: Murder in the Nudist Colony.
Does this sound ominous enough for you?
Let me tell you a bit more about it:
Early in 2020, naturist fiction author P. Z. Walker had the idea for a collection of mystery stories to be called “Murder in the Nudist Colony,” deliberately using the antiquated term “nudist colony” for a slightly retro, humorous touch. On social media platforms, mostly Twitter, other folks associated with the fine network of naturist authors chimed in. Ted Bun put together the call for submissions, Robert Longpré set up the page to share documents as well as the ISBN, Fabien Barabé designed the cover… and we’ve ended up with fifteen submissions within a relatively quick timeframe. Will Forest and Ted Bun volunteered to edit. The project has been a strong example of an online community working together!
So there you have it. I am the one who’s to blame for the whole thing getting to life. I’m very proud of all my co-conspirators who have done so much work to get this anthology to life.
If you want to have a look at the available bookstores for a preorder, click here for the Amazon store and click here for a selection of other locations!
Yes. There is some news about our Naked Crow. About the ninth one, to be precise. Let me show you…
The only thing I would like to add to this information, which is pretty sparse, I admit, is that you should be on the lookout soon. You might spot this one as of June 13th. That’s when I plan to let it fly.
This story has been in the making for a while, but with No More Unsworth Manor Nudes and a few other bits and surprises coming up, that was to be expected!
So note it down, all you ornithologists. June 13th. Of this year.