Book two in the Generation series is now available to buy from Lulu and most other online bookshops. Ideally, it'd be great if you could buy it from Lulu instead of Amazon as I have to sell...figuring out the maths...almost 20 books on Amazon for same revenue I make for one copy sold on Lulu.
Alternatively, you can purchase one directly from me that I'd be happy to sign (or sketch in for a little extra). Contact me at email@example.com if you'd like that option.
Close Encounters also have a few copies of book one left in stock that come with a store exclusive A5 print.
If you enjoyed the Generation: Origins, then please leave a review on Amazon. The more reviews I get, the more likely people are to buy the book! If you didn't enjoy the book, then skip the review. I'm happy to talk about the book via email whether you enjoyed it or not.
So, what about the contents of the book?
The story picks up straight after the events that ended book one in Blackpool on the 24th January 1986. In Origins, the story was told from the POV of four different characters, Matthew Talbot, his brother, Will Talbot, William Cecil - the real-life advisor to Queen Elizabeth the first - and Henry Williams, a teenager from 80s Lancashire. In this next instalment, there are ten different characters who have their own chapters, including the protagonist from book one, Vitelli.
Origins was a difficult book to categorise, it was a historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy mix. The sequel, A New England, is more sci-fi/fantasy. It's historically accurate in that, for those who grew up in the 80s, or who've studied the decade, there are events mentioned in the book that are historically accurate. But at the same time, it's a very different decade than the one that actually occurred because of events that took place toward the end of Origins. I don't really want to spoil the book for those who intend to read it, so I'll say no more.
I'm currently working on book three. It's had a few false starts as I realised I was writing a story that, while a logical progression, I wasn't enjoying. I also found I was in danger of repeating myself. So, a quick 70,000 word deletion, and I'm back on track.