Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Secrets and Scandals in Texas

People tell me a little more than they should. Well, a lot more than they should. Actually, people tell me way too much. Or they say too many things where I can hear them, which is just the same as telling me, as far as I’m concerned. Do they really think I won’t share what I heard with anybody? I mean, stories like these can’t just sit on a shelf in somebody’s brain. The more I think about it, the more sure I am that my neighbors want someone to tell their Acorn stories, that they don’t want to be just a small part of a small town in a big state in a big country. People aspire to leave something behind other than babies, a mortgage, and a nasty rumor or two. And they certainly want someone reliable telling it, like what my grandmother did when she chronicled the early folks of Acorn.

The Acorn Stories

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sons of Taldra: A Gay Science Fiction Adventure

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Sons of Taldra: BookTok.

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Sons of Taldra: The Iroquois Scientist BookTok.

Sons of Taldra: Thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. BookTok.

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Sons of Taldra: She Needed to Protect: BookTok.

Sons of Taldra: She wants more power: BookTok.

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We thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. We thought we could trust the Maintainers. We were wrong.

The Iroquois scientist Taldra became Leader of our world a year before the alien shapeshifters attacked. Her twin gay sons, Telius and Argen, will rally to her side.

Telius, a former time traveler, wants to marry his boyfriend, a former spy. Argen, a prodigy with a troubled past, modifies a handsome captain’s vessel for the battle.

Our world’s other protectors hold dark secrets that might pose an even greater threat than the invaders.

“A major voice not only in American literature but also in the LGBTQ genre. Highly recommended.” –Author Grady Harp

“A gripping science fiction novel.” –Scribble’s Worth

“Truly unique and amazing!” —Author Shay Mills

“Refreshingly different, and at its beating heart is some much needed diversity that slots in effortlessly and with purpose.” –Sebastian J. Brook. Read the review at Doctor Who Online.

“Overall, this book was a quick fun read for anyone who enjoys sci-fi and adventure books. The plot was compelling and the characters were engaging.” –Fiction Flock

“An explosive book that will mean different things to each reader. The familial love and romantic love that shine make it even a deeper read.” —N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

“I recommend this book to science fiction readers and those who like complex storylines.” —Review Tales

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New! YouTube & TikTok Space Twins

New! Space Twins Artwork by Kurokoneko Kamen

Degranon and Sons of Taldra in One Volume


Add Sons of Taldra to Your Goodreads Reading List

The Navajo Influences on the Aliens in Sons of Taldra

Why Taldra’s Family is Iroquois

Queer SciFi Novel in Consideration for LGBT Book Award

Interview About Sons of Taldra and More at BooksGoSocial.Com

Interview About Sons of Taldra and More at Our Queer Art

Interview about Valchondria at Our Epic Worlds

Sons of Taldra Review at Strange Book Reviews

Sons of Taldra Review at Enas Reviews

Both Taldra Books Reviewed at Tome Tender Book Blog

Sons of Taldra: What is Gay SciFi?

DuaneSimolke.Com: Pressure Tournament: Scene Cut from Gay SciFi Sons of Taldra

Prism Book Alliance: Sons of Taldra Interview

Book Excerpt at A. O. Chika Book Blog

Chapter 1 at Goodreads

Book Teaser, Spoiler Alert

Writing a Novel

Sons of Taldra was an Online Sponsor of Flame.Con 2018. From their site: “Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con, returns for its fourth year. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more!”

Character artwork for Sons of Taldra: General Sydra, Taldra and Argen, Telius and Jase-Dawn, Telius and Argen.

#IndiePride Book Spotlight 2022 Author Interview

#IndiePride Book Spotlight 2022: The Journey to Sons of Taldra

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Gay SciFi Adventure Returns!

An Iroquois family gets tangled in a war between two repressive planets.

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure is available again through Nook and Kindle.

Revised third edition eBook released in 2016.

In an alternate reality, Earth is the planet Valchondria. No illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, a group called “the Maintainers” carefully monitors everyone’s speech, actions, and weight; the Maintainers also force so-called “colorsighted” people to hide their ability to see in color.

The brilliant scientist Taldra sees her twin gay sons as the hope for Valchondria's future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Keywords: gay, sf, scifi, sci-fi, science fiction, teen, youth, gayscifi, #diversityinsff, time travel, diversity, dystopia, social issues, weight control, free speech, Iroquois, QueerSciFi