Kevin Nielsen's newest book, Colonial Prime: Humanity is now available through Amazon, the digital version. You can buy it: HERE. I'm excited for this one--it's the newest publication from Immortal Works Press.
Since I haven't read this one yet, I can't really comment on the book, but I can say a little bit about the author. I've known of Kevin longer than I've known him. When I first began writing and attending conventions, I started to get to know many of the local authors, each having achieved various degrees of published success. I've written before about how generous and helpful other authors have been to me, even though they had no idea who I was and my published credits only totaled a few short stories.
Kevin, by comparison, had several novels published with more on the way. I did at the time--and still do--have a lot of respect for anyone who has written a novel. Kevin was always nothing but friendly to me whenever I'd see him at events and conventions. Side note--if you go to these events and conventions, he's easy to spot--always wearing a purple shirt. You can't miss him.
In the past year especially, I've gotten to know Kevin a little bit better. He and I are both Acquisitions Editors for Immortal Works Press, and now we're both authors from the same imprint. Unfortunately, I've only read one of Kevin's books, Sands, and it is good. I expect no less from Colonial Prime: Humanity.
Here's more on the book from its Amazon page:
Captain Amara Corrin, hero of the late Solar Wars, commands the first colonial fleet. Full of hopeful dreamers looking for a new home, world-weary ex-soldiers, and those just seeking escape, five ships set out from Earth with the hopes of humanity behind them.
Full of hopeful dreamers looking for a new home, world-weary ex-soldiers, and those just seeking escape; five ships set out from Earth with the hopes of humanity behind them. But Amara soon finds herself with more trouble than she can handle. The Council, Earth's new governing body, has saddled her with their political rivals, exiling them to a place where they can do no harm.
Struggling to find balance, Amara appoints a fresh-faced first officer with a hidden past, Nathan Esquina, as she fights to keep her son, Jaelyn, free of the political machinations of those aboard the ship who would destroy their fragile peace. When a message from Earth alerts them that The Council has fallen, Amara, Nathan, and Jaelyn find themselves in a pitched battle where a single mistake could end not only their own lives, but those of every person aboard their colonial fleet.
Yes--this looks great. If you're looking for something new, give Kevin's latest a try. If you do, you'll probably end up a Kevin Nielsen fan, too.