Announcing a New Romance Novel by Marjorie Thelen
Wings of the Wind: A prosperous shopkeeper, a pirate captain, a clipper ship, and uncle who isn't what he seems. A historical romance set in Galveston, Texas, 1850.
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Starting Monday, December 3, the second book in the Deovolante Space Opera will be on sale for three days at 99 Cents in Kindle Store for three days, then $1.99 for three days. Look for it under Kindle Countdown Deals. In this spoofy tale from the Deovolante Galaxy Space Opera a reformed pirate, a holy person, and crew end up in the Next Universe Over by mistake.
Rodan, former misguided pirate, leads an expedition from planet Earth back to the Deovolante Galaxy to re-establish contact with the Oversee, the Deovolante ruling entity, who have disappeared. The return trip is plagued with problems. First and foremost, they discover a mysterious being in the ship’s freezer, who shouldn’t be there. She is Freya from a Holy Planet that disappeared eons ago. When the expedition arrives back in Deovolante, they discover there is a strange entity pursing them that may be key to the disappearance of the Holy Planet. Rodan and company decide to confront the strange entity at a black hole rendezvous. Unfortunately, their navigator makes a wrong calculation, and they end up in the Next Universe Over.
A Far Out Galaxy, first book in the Deovolante Space Opera, will be 99 cents on Kindle for three days starting today November 26. The promotion continues for seven days. The next three books in the series will be on sale starting December 3, 10, and 17. A Far Out Galaxy involves a mighty heroine from a utopian Galaxy hell bent on saving Earth and her inhabitants from endless wars. If you haven't read the series yet, try it. Besides memorable characters, the ideas might give you something to think about. Thank you.
Marjorie Thelen is offering a special promotion of her science fiction books on Kindle this holiday season. Starting on Monday November 26, the first book, A Far Out Galaxy, in her Deovolante Space Opera Series will be offered on Amazon.com at a discount for seven days. Look for it in the Kindle Store under Kindle Countdown Deals. The other three books in the series will be offered in the following consecutive weeks. The Deovolante series is about good aliens from a utopian galaxy who are trying to help Earth and her inhabitants. The second book is The Next Universe Over, the third is Hoodoo Canyon, and the fourth is Earth Rising. All these are also found in Kindle Unlimited for free.
Happy Thanksgiving to One and All
Marjorie hopes you all are enjoying friends and family this holiday season. She has been busy writing, editing, and promoting, and, yes, eating turkey. Watch for her latest promotion of the Deovolante Space Opera series coming up in a few days. Happy Turkeys!
It has taken a while but my next book is out and ready to read. This is the fourth books in the Deovolante series which share some of the same characters. But all the books are standalone also. The next book in the series is Return to the Stars but I'm still thinking about this one. It makes me a little crazy when I write these sci-fi books because I have to think in a totally different world. I'd like to write another mystery, I think and I'm doing some research and evaluating my options. Happy Reading!
I haven't blogged in a long time. I didn't feel the need. I'm not the kind of person who writes or talks for the sake of talking. I've been working on Part Two of Earth Rising the fourth book in my Deovolante Space Opera series. I won't publish Earth Rising until all three parts are finished. This book takes place on Earth and Eloise Bright and Mur Ray are back. They are trying to help out the Earth but find there are two many factions not satisfied with events on Earth, including Earth. And it is too close to current events on Earth which makes me uncomfortable. I've been reading a lot of books that inform what I write. Thanks for being Late by Tom Friedman, American After Meritocracy by Chris Evans, Whiplash -- How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito, Return of the Rishi by Deepak Chopra. And I'm currently reading Drift by Rachel Maddox and Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam. All these make me reflect on where I am now and what I am doing and where I am going. I work all of these into my science fiction novels because, you see, I'm working through stuff in general when I write. Creativity is so important for all of us. It helps us work through stuff. In order to grow and develop creativity, it's necessary to be creative everyday. Creativity feeds itself. For me, once I'm in the creative groove, my brain keeps coming up with more and more stuff. Some of it pretty far out. So I keep writing. Get out there and be creative!
Above my computer I have the hand-lettered sign "Write Beautifully". This is my objective now. Each book I try to write more beautifully than the last. I am interested far more in the art of writing than in selling books. Today's genre market is crowded with people trying to market and sell books. I have nothing against that. Selling books is great. But marketing doesn't satisfy my creative spirit like writing does. When I'm not writing I'm cranky. Since publishing "The Next Universe Over", I've worked on bringing five of my books out in print. While that creative process was interesting, it was a total time hog and I didn't write as much as I would have liked. Now I'm back in my writing groove and I'm much happier. Summer is here at last. The weather is spectacular. And my focus is on writing beautifully.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.