Tyger: an out-of-this world tale (AKA I finally finished the beast of a novel)

I finally finished writing it, I mean. Not reading it, although I’ve now done that enough times that I could tell you the story off by heart. (Other authors will know that yes, you can really forget the details of your own novel. I’m constantly surprised by twists and turns in my own writing, which I suppose keeps editing interesting.)

Mini blurb:

“Astrid, a young human girl on the alien planet of Tyger, is thrilled to be invited to celebrations at the native palace. But when someone close to her falls for a local who’s completely off-limits, it sets off a dangerous chain of events that change her life forever…”

If you liked that little taste, I’ve got another 129,000 words for you in the novel itself. I’ve gone for quality AND quantity. I even released Tyger with two different book covers – one for the larger trade paperback and hardcover, and one for a smaller, tidier (and cheaper) version.

See what you think:

Left cover – trade paperback/hardcover. Right cover – smaller paperback. Click image to go to Tyger’s web page.

The never-ending series

What’s up next:

‘Whiter Than Snow’ (Across Time & Space book 6) has one more edit to go, so I’m hoping to make it available by the end of the year. I’m feeling pretty good about it, although slightly daunted by the next book looming up on my to-do list, AKA book 7 AKA THE FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES. I feel like this series has stretched across my entire adulthood, which might be the case. It’s young adult, and I realized recently that I had fit in that category myself when I started writing it. (I no longer do, if you’re wondering.)

Take me home

With my extreme ageing in mind, I’m well into a new novella for a general audience rather than specifically YA. ‘Take Me Home’ is NOT about a couple of randoms at a bar – instead it’s about a woman who gets pulled through a portal to a barren, post-apocalyptic world inhabited by a tiny group of human survivors. As you can tell from that description, it’s a comedy. (Also, I think I have portals on the mind. Every book I’ve mentioned in this blog post contains them.)

Here’s a link to the draft covers. The basic idea is there, but they still need tweaking.

Whiter than Snow AND Take Me Home

That’s all. Have a nice day 🙂

M. Marinan


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