Destiny: Cloud Fist update and cover reveal

Today I’m pleased to announce that my Kindle Vella story, Destiny: Cloud Fist will be coming to regular Kindle eBook and paperback formats. So if you’re not a Kindle Vella reader, and it appears there aren’t many of those, you will be able to read this story.

Destiny: Cloud Fist

A desperate exodus from Earth.

Indentured to the starship captain, young Michael ‘Kip’ Anders was his family’s only hope of fleeing Earth and its constant attacks from the Korg. But even four years out, the colony ship Cloud Fist is unable to escape the Korg’s firm grip on the galaxy. As factions form and unrest invades the ship, Kip finds his loyalties severely tested. Will the new colony fail before it even finds a planet to settle?

Destiny: Cloud Fist is the first book in a new series of space opera science fiction that will expand to include the stories I wrote in my Hearts in Orbit series.

Later this year I will be getting the rights back to Hearts in Orbit, and the books will be reworked, to fit into this new universe. Stay tuned to this space for more information as it unfolds.

Best Wishes,

Steve

Update – Destiny: Cloud Fist

On Tuesday, I released the last few episodes of Destiny: Cloud Fist.

The story is complete, and all episodes are now up for reading on Kindle Vella.

You can read the first three episodes for free, and the rest for just a few pennies each. If you haven’t tried kindle Vella yet, check it out. (There’s a thumbs up button at the bottom of each episode and clicking on that really helps out the author.)

Check out Destiny Cloud Fist here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B095XKSZ6Q

And if you’re not into reading on Kindle Vella, stay tuned, the regular Kindle ebook and paperback versions will be coming out soon(ish)

Destiny (Season 1) is complete.

Today I sent the last three episodes of Destiny (Season 1): Cloud Fist to my editor. The story is complete, and I’m quite happy with it.

There will be a new episode out tomorrow and every Wednesday from now on until the story is complete. If you’re a fan of Kindle Vella, check it out at: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B095XKSZ6Q

If Vella doesn’t fit your reading style, don’t despair, the story will be out in paperback and Kindle eBook format shortly after the end of the year. And it will be free to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Plus, coming soon will be Destiny (Season 2): Morning Star. These stories will for the basis of my new Destiny Universe where i will be placing the updated versions of my Hearts in Orbit series once I get the rights back from my publisher next summer. Look for Blarmlings, Backtechers, and Space Pirates as the universe expands. It’s kind of like having my own big bang.

Find your next adventure in a book,

Steve

Kindle Vella – A new way to read.

Kindle Vella has launched for readers!

Kindle Vella

Yes, Kindle Vella, Amazon’s newest publishing platform has launched for readers. For months now Amazon has been after us authors to post new content in preparation for this day. How well will it be received, time will tell.

It’s serialized stories with the first three episodes free, after that you pay by the episode with tokens, and Amazon is giving away 200 free tokens right now in the app to get you started, so don’t wait.

You can find Vella in your current Kindle device or app, or at: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella

And the opening of Kindle Vella means that my latest story is also available (Well at least the first 15 chapters…excuse me, episodes). Presenting: Destiny: Cloud Fist.

This is a story I’ve been writing off and on for years, and I’m excited to make it available on Amazon’s latest platform exclusively…for now. There will be regular episodes added, I’m planning on one or two per week depending on demand.

You can find the story by searching for S. C. Mitchell in the Kindle app or by going online here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/product/B095XKSZ6Q

Remember, you can read the first three episodes for free, so what are you waiting for?

And you can give reviews, so let me know how I’m doing.

Have a great day,

Steve

A little news from across the galaxy…

Super (not so secret) sale going on right now through Sunday on The Blarmling Dilemma!

Yes, you can now get the Kindle version of The Blarmling Dilemma for just 99¢, but act fast, this deal exits through a wormhole on Sunday.

But, if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the whole Hearts in Orbit series for free.

Check it out:

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And if you enjoy science fiction romance books, check out the Sci-Fi Romance book fair going on right now here: https://books.bookfunnel.com/scifiromanceinkufeb/x9ph46g0c6

Artificial Insanity

***A New Book***

Artificial Insanity

Artificial Insanity

One dark and chaotic night, Eric Johnson must face the possibility that the artificial intelligence he designed for a secret government project might just be insane. And the truth could cost him his life.

A science fiction quick read adventure.

 

Artificial Insanity is a story I wrote for an anthology that didn’t get picked up, so I decided to publish it myself. The kindle version is just 99¢. Also available in paperback.

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Insanity-S-C-Mitchell-ebook/dp/B086H48W98/

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086FXR1V7

 

 

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

So, it’s been a while since I posted. This is by design. Things are changing and I needed a break to retool and recharge. But, I am alive and working on some big changes.

1. The End of Romance.

I’ve never gotten the traction I was looking for in the romance genre and now, with the implosion of the Romance Writers of America, it feels like the right time to go back to my Science Fiction and Fantasy roots. The lackluster release of Triptych had me thinking this way anyway, so for right now, Xi Force and all my other Romance series are on hold.

2. The Demon Gate Chronicles.

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Okay, everything old is new again. This is my transition series. Three Romance novellas I wrote years ago as the Demons Rising Series (Currently out of print forever). The stories have been tweaked, the explicit sex scenes have been shoved behind closed doors, and the Romance elements toned down. Instead I’ve opted for a somewhat darker toned urban fantasy feel to the series. New titles, new covers, and new genres. And there will be new books coming out in the series to extend the story. If you’re interested, links to these books are in the sidebar. —>

3. Reinventing myself.

Did you note the new graphic at the top of the page? That’s the new me. A little darker, a little more mysterious. We will still be adventuring in fantastic realms, but with a little less romance and a little more adventure. You’ll also see the new look on my Facebook and Twitter pages. And over the next few weeks I will also be updating my web site.

4. A hint toward the future.

Very soon I will be announcing a new release, the first brand new novel to kick off my transition to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre. Can you say Epic Fantasy?

 

Adventure on!

Triptych release day

It’s release day for Triptych, the 4th book in my award-winning Xi Force series:

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Triptych

Xi Force: Book 4

 

For most of her life Maggie O’Donnell dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Instead, she ended up flying the Xi Force super jet. Not a bad trade-off. And when she inherits the powers of the Irish goddess Morrigan, she steps into an even bigger role with the super team. But an ancient enemy rises with the inheritance of her new superpowers, one who’s out to destroy her and anyone close to her.

Paul Tompkins is leader of Pike’s rangers, the Xi Force support team. Required to keep Maggie in the friend zone because of his job, her new position in Xi Force suddenly changes everything. But as their friendship sparks into burning passion, an alien invasion force and Maggie’s new nemesis combine to threaten Earth.

Rising to meet this new challenge will take everything Maggie, Paul, and Xi Force have. Can love bloom amidst an invasion from outer space?

Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WQNDN2K/

 

 

The more things change…

I’m at the start of an exciting new transition in my writing life, and I’m excited to share it with you, my readers.

For a while now, I’ve been considering transitioning out of romance and into my first love, pure science fiction and fantasy. And I think now is the time. I’ve made some headway in the romance genre and won a few awards, but I haven’t found any real traction. And by that, I mean sales. I can’t seem to find much of an audience for my books. And I think it’s because I tend to be listed in the wrong genre.

So, I’ve decided to change gears…

Moving forward, I’m planning some new projects that will not be considered romance. Sure, there will probably be some romantic elements, but they will definitely be more fantastic adventures, without the assurance of a “happy ever after” ending.

And that brings me to my first project: The Demon Gate Chronicles.

A little over seven years ago, I published my second book, There’s No Such Thing As Werewolves, which evolved into my Demon’s Rising series. I’ve always meant to revisit this world and continue/conclude the story I began with these first three books.

Demons Rising

Over the past couple of months, I’ve taken these stories, re-titled, re-edited, revised, and re-imagined them, and I plan to release them soon. The romance elements have been softened. I’ve removed explicit sex scenes, and I’ve upped the dark urban fantasy elements to move them into a different genre. While the stories remain essentially the same, there will be some differences. So, to that end, the above books will soon be going away.

Forever!

I’ve reduced the pricing on the Kindle ebook versions of these three books to just 99¢ in case anyone wants to read them in their original form. But they will only be available for the next couple of weeks.

You can find them here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C9F59Q

(But if it was me, I’d wait for the new versions, coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new/old series.

Triptych is coming!

Triptych, the 4th book in the award-winning Xi Force series is now up and available for pre-order on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WQNDN2K/

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For most of her life Maggie O’Donnell dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Instead, she ended up flying the Xi Force super jet. Not a bad trade-off. And when she inherits the powers of the Irish goddess Morrigan, she steps into an even bigger roll with the super team. But an ancient enemy rises with the inheritance of her new superpowers, one who’s out to destroy her and anyone close to her.

Paul Tompkins is leader of Pike’s rangers, the Xi Force support team. Required to keep Maggie in the friend zone because of his job, her new position in Xi Force suddenly changes everything. But as their friendship sparks into burning passion, an alien invasion force and Maggie’s new nemesis combine to threaten Earth.

Rising to meet this new challenge will take everything Maggie, Paul, and Xi Force have. Can love bloom amidst an invasion from outer space?

 

Preorder now and get your copy delivered bright and early on the morning of October 30th.

If you haven’t discovered Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes yet, there’s never been a better time. Start your adventure with book 1:

 

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Book 1: Z-Bot (Winner of the 2018 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Award)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F4NHDX

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Z-BOT-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682916243/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Z-Bot-Xi-Force-Book-1/dp/B07QGBF2W5/

 

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Book 2: Phaze (Winner of the 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award and the 2019 Toronto Northern Hearts Award.)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-Xi-Force-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07B6R5JGM/

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682916707/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-Xi-Force-Book-2/dp/B07TVQG89F/

 

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Book 3: Wylde (Finalist in the 2019 Book Buyers Best contest.)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-Xi-Force-Book-3-ebook/dp/B07D6WG2HX/

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682917606/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-Xi-Force-Book-3/dp/B07WH4DYXR/