Monday, February 10, 2014

Colony Zero -Volume 1 -Contact

Hola, mi amigos! These past couple months have been a hurricane of activity. Not only has the spring semester started up (and stopped and restarted thanks to this Winterfell-worthy snow), but a host of wonderful authors (and myself) have collaborated on a project called "Colony Zero." Well I am pleased to announce that the first volume of "Colony Zero," as indicated in the title, has been released on and Barnes and Noble Nook for only $0.99! This has been such an incredible experience, working with these authors and everyone coming together to make this story the very best it can be. I am simply in awe. Going into this project I certainly had my doubts, but now that I've seen the final product, I cannot be happier.

Here is the book jacket:
In 2810, they’re called Zeroes.

Some Zeroes are born, somehow slipping through the genetic screening and purification tests in utero mandated by an overpopulated Earth. Others become Zeroes later, the worst murderers and thieves and abusers, despite the same genetic screening. Whether born or made, they are Earth’s outcasts, the dregs, sent to a perpetually dark rock orbiting a Y-class brown dwarf star by a society without the patience or desire to deal with them.

The Relocation Ministry cites the humanity of the process, offering the Zeroes a chance at a new life. Yet the overcrowded world secretly knows with silent approval that they’re sent to Colony Zero for one reason: to die. That is until the RM ship Valkyrie 2 arrives on a routine survey mission to retrieve core samples. It is on that dark wind-swept planet that the crew discovers a far different secret.

In First Contact, the opening installment of Remington Colt’s Colony Zero series, the secret discovered not only threatens the crew’s deepest held beliefs, it threatens their return to Earth, a home where some soon realize the word “acceptance” has taken on a very dark and disturbing meaning.   

And the links to both Amazon and Barnes and Noble Nook, respectively:

During the next several months I hope to have guest appearances on my blog, asking each of the authors questions about what they thought of this project, their career in general, and probably a few random ones as well. (Who's your favorite dwarf out of Thorin and Company? You know. Important stuff.)