Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cool Pursuit Is Available! Broadcast 10 Is Coming!

The files for Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2 were provided early to Amazon and Smashwords in order to get it into everyone's hands by October 21. As a result, most retailers already have it, with the exception of Barnes & Noble who tends to be much slower than all the others.

For anyone who doesn't know, this is the follow up to the first book in the Chaos Core series, which started with Trapped, a free novella. (You can get that for free anywhere eBooks are sold).

Chaos Core 2: Cool Pursuit is much larger, and shows us a larger piece of the Spinward Fringe universe as the main characters make their way through troubled territory.

Here's where you can get your hands on Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2:

Barnes & Noble

Now that this book is completed and released, I'm devoting all my time to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10. It's already the size of an average Space Opera novel, about 95,000 words, but there's a lot of writing to be done. My goal is to get it out for December 7, and to be working on Broadcast 11 by the time that is in your hands.

I'm more excited than I can express to be so close to finishing broadcast 10, I believe it's one of the best in the series, and it's been the most difficult to write because so much is expected of this novel. If you look to the upper right hand corner of this blog, you'll find several preview chapters. If you've already gone through those, I highly recommend checking out the Chaos Core books, Dark Arts or Brightwill. Most of those books are free, so what do you have to lose?

Thank you so much for your support, I hope you enjoy the books that are finally being released!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Release Date For Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2

On October 21, 2016, a very different science fiction space opera novel will become available.

The Chaos Core has the Spinward Fringe series to thank for its universe, but the values and motivations of the characters are often different. The same can be said for the environments they find themselves in and the interactions that take place. It's a novel where even the "good guys" are criminals, and where the bottom can fall out of any plan, no matter how short sighted or far reaching it may be.

Here's the synopsis:
Spin and her crew continue to elude their pursuers. Escaped slaves, they are hunted by law, begrudging masters, and shadow lurking hunters. It's a race to find a new ship and get out of the sector while the new crew try to find their places amongst each other. Revenge is on everyone's mind, but pursuing Captain White is an endeavour that could cost them everything. While her friends track him and ready their instruments of vengeance, Spin pursues a different kind of revenge, one that could separate him from everything he's worked for, but especially his great ship: the Cool Angel.

It's a longer book than the first in the series by quite a bit, qualifying as a short novel. According to the editor and test readers it's still fast paced, but an awful lot happens to the small group of survivors at the centre of the story. This is a book with great consequence, fun, and it explores part of the Spinward Fringe universe that the main series hasn't gone into at all but I've always wanted to get into.

If you haven't checked out Chaos Core Book 1, you can find it for free from most Ebook retailers.

Amazon Link
Kobo Link
Barnes & Noble Link
Smashwords Link

The next book will be available in 2017, but first I'll be finishing Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Foreground.

Thank you so much for reading and buying my work. You can look forward to a couple of podcasts about the Chaos Core series before the focus moves back to the Spinward Fringe series for a while.


[More news about Spinward Fringe and other projects is coming soon, so stay tuned.]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2

The second book in the Chaos Core series is coming fast. I'm working on the last ten chapters this week and next week. I'm aiming for a late September release.

The second book is larger than the first and we get to know several characters much better. The scale of this novella is much broader, with potential new characters from the past entering in with sometimes crossed purposes.

All while Spin's clock keeps ticking down to her final days, and she focuses on correcting the damage done by the Countess.

One of the things I like most about working on this book is how much I was able to explore parts of the broken universe these characters live in. Spin is still new to so much of it, so it's fun to view things from her perspective. The excitement and danger are all still very fresh for her, and it's difficult for her to keep from being distracted.

After this is complete I'll be finishing Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground.  The short break I've taken from it has helped me a great deal. I've fleshed out a few ideas and solved a few problems that have come up in the writing. Both series are exciting to me, and I can't wait to deliver a finished book from both of them soon.

Trapped: Chaos Core Book 1 is available for free everywhere now, so if you haven't taken a look at this snack-sized novella yet, now is a great time to do that.

Thank you for all your support,