Artemis Invaded Is Now Officially Released!

Why am I bouncing up and down in excitement?

June 30th marked the release of Artemis Invaded, the sequel to last year’s acclaimed novel Artemis Awakening.

Cover Flat Revealed...

Cover Flat Revealed…

There’s also good news for those of you who don’t buy hard cover books and don’t use e-readers.  Artemis Awakening is now available in paperback!

Cover Revised for Paperback!

Cover Revised for Paperback!

So what’s all the excitement about?  For me, Artemis Awakening and Artemis Invaded embrace the type of science fiction that got me hooked on the genre.  Rather than dystopias that make you feel better when you close the book, here’s a world filled with wonder and the fulfillment of dreams.  Rather than characters you’re glad you’ll never meet, here are characters you wish you could be – and that you can be both while you’re reading and in your dreams thereafter.

Rather than being told everything you can’t have, Artemis is a world designed to make both inhabitants and visitors wiser, stronger, more alert to possibility.  And this isn’t limited to humans.  There are some very interesting animals.  And the planet Artemis herself…

Mystery.  Intrigue.  Romance…  It’s all there and more!

In Artemis Awakening, Griffin Dane achieves his long-held goal of locating the long-lost planet of Artemis.  Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan.  When a malfunction causes Griffin’s shuttle to crash on the planet’s surface, he’s rescued by Adara the Huntress and her puma demiurge, Sand Shadow.

Events cascade from there, including the revelation that many things that both Griffin and Adara held as established truths may not be true at all.

Artemis Invaded continues the on-rush of events triggered by Griffin’s crash – which may not, after all, have been a crash.  Old enemies and rivals are joined by new opponents.  Adara must come to terms with her bond with the planetary intelligence – and with the two men who are best friends, and rivals for her affections.

A new discovery reveals the actual reason the planet was created.  Obsessed with his finds, Griffin is in grave danger of alienating his allies, just when he will need them most.  And the invaders…  Let’s just say you don’t need to worry about this turning into same-old, same-old military SF!  This is much, much cooler.

Who says?  Well, I do!  The question SF/F writers are asked most often is “Why do you write ‘that stuff’?”  This is why, because it’s so much fun to take reality to the limits and beyond.

I hope you’ll join me on Artemis.  Also, if you like Artemis and want to be sure it’s there to go back to, help push out the signal.  Word of mouth is the best way to make sure you get more of what you want.  Don’t stay silent!

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8 Responses to “Artemis Invaded Is Now Officially Released!”

  1. Peter Says:

    One of the great things about e-readers is that if you pre-order a book it’s sitting on the home screen ready to be devoured when you get up in the morning on release day (or, if you happen to live in CST – not that one, the other one – gets automagically downloaded when you get home from work).

    Currently re-reading Awakening to refresh myself before diving into Invaded.

  2. Heteromeles Says:

    Congratulations Jane! Are you going to be touring and doing signings?

    • janelindskold Says:

      So far, touring is in-state and East. However, locations do evolve over time. I’ll be sure to mention here AND my website “Appearances” page is usually current.

  3. Barbara Joan Says:

    As I read the blog, I thought about all the people I should forward it to so they can get as intrigued about the new book as I am. Barbara

    • janelindskold Says:

      This is a great idea.

      Another way to spread the word is to post reviews to places like Goodreads, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and your own blog (if you have one).

  4. Paul Dellinger Says:

    Good idea, forwarding the blog! The Artemis stories are the kind of SF I like to read, and of which there isn’t enough these days. Anxious now for number three.

  5. Paul Genesse Says:

    Congrats, Jane! I love my hardback copy. It looks so good next to Artemis Awakening on my shelf. I posted my review on Amazon last week. I’ll post it on B&N.com tonight. Best regards!

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