Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sequel to the Phoenix Rebellion Series

Gail, tell us about your latest book

Phoenix Rising Book One: Janus released on 21 May 2012, Janus is the first book in a new series which stands as a sequel to my series The Phoenix Rebellion, both futuristic speculative romance.

Give us a blurb?
It's been a year since Humanity rose up against their alien oppressors and took back Earth from the Sorracchi.  The war left Earth devastated, crippled, but not beaten.

Under the leadership of President Nick Tanner and in collaboration with their new Areth and Umani allies, the Earth seeks stable ground again.
John Smith of the Areth was a soldier before his queen asked him to serve as ambassador to Earth, and he is out of his element. Restricted in his position from carrying a weapon, he has no way of defending himself or his adopted son when the Xenos -- a group of Humans wishing to purge the Earth of all alien influence -- decide they want him dead.
Jenifer is a soldier for hire, and answers to no one but her own common sense. She first refused the "job" of serving as John's bodyguard, but a glimpse at the heart of the man convinces her to accept the responsibility.
John has two faces: a soldier and an ambassador of peace. Jenifer has two faces: the steel-skinned warrior and the forgotten person she once was. Too many people hide behind masks, and it's those hiding who want John dead.

I have downloaded and am looking forward to jumping into your new book. Tell me about your relationship with readers.  What do you hope readers take away with them after reading your work?
I hope they come away with new friends. I work to make my characters living, breathing people with deep emotions and deep affection. I want them to be real, and honest, and authentic. Real enough readers truly hope they find happiness.
I told someone once I want to make you cry at least once when reading one of my books. Whether those are tears of joy, tears of sadness, or tears at a beautiful ending... if I bring a tear to your eye I feel I've done my job.
I don't write angst. It's not melodrama. But, it's life.
Do readers ever contact you?
I have been contacted by readers, but I'd love to have more contact. I love getting emails or guest book notes or posts at my Facebook pages. It tells me my work isn't just disappearing into the ether. I love having a reader contact me -- by email, or whatever (hint... gail@gaildelaney.com) and tell me how much they felt for my characters. How much they cared. How much the fell in love with my hero. J It's then I know I've done a good job. I love when they speak to me about my books as if they're speaking of old friends.


  1. I just wanted to leave a comment and appreciate you for this blog of yours. The content is really indulging and i just love the back wall of your blog. Keep it coming.

  2. Thanks for the comment E.D. There are so many great books out there, and ideas for content, that I won't run out of topics. Hope you keep stopping by PS the background is a free template in Blogger and I like it, too