I received a fun surprise last night. I decided to do something that was, admittedly, a bit self-centered. I Googled The Hive to see if anyone had been talking about it out there.
I wasn’t all that surprised to find that 99.9% of the posts were from me, but I did find one surprise: a listing on my publisher’s website. And not just the cover art this time. I mean, that’s been out for a while. No, this time, it had the back cover copy.
So what’s The Hive about? Here’s your first little peek:
ON THE RUN TO SAVE HER BABY
A pregnant cyborg and a teenage boy fight against intergalactic governments to protect the unborn in this novel from a Christy Award-nominated author.
Why is Zain pregnant? She belongs to the Hive, a collective of cyborgs who choose to live apart from the rest of human society. At times, the Hive rent out some of their females to produce tailor-made children for paying couples. But Zain is an engineer, not a breeder. When she finds herself separated from the Hive, she decides to find the person who she thinks ordered the baby. Surely they’ll help her find her way home.
Matthew “Scorn” Nelson has spent the better part of his teenage years cracking computer systems, causing mischief and havoc wherever he can. But the night of his greatest triumph turned into a painful memory, one he wants to erase. But that night was also his first step on a road to faith. When Zain arrives on his doorstep, Scorn is horrified. What’s he supposed to do with a pregnant teenage cyborg?
Unfortunately, he’ll have to answer that question on the run. Zain’s people want to reclaim her and terminate her pregnancy. And both the Ministrix and the Praesidium, two intergalactic governments in a constant state of cold war, want Zain’s baby for their own reasons. Will their enemies run them down? Or will Zain find a new Hive for both her and her child?
But there was a little bit of a puzzle for me as well. Why did the page say that the book was already for sale on iTunes?
Well, it turns out it isn’t. It’s only available for pre-order, and…
…wait. My next book is available for pre-order? How cool is that?
Turns out that it’s not just on iTunes. It’s also available on Amazon as well. So if you’re of a mind, go ahead an place your ebook order now. The paper copies aren’t available for pre-order yet, but I suspect they will be soon. And I’ll keep updating the book’s homepage as I get more information.