Sandstorm is receiving getting good comments from readers, though I did have one reader who was a bit put off because of the deus ex machina ending. (I’ll try to avoid spoilers.) Granted, it’s a different situation that I felt builds on the similar, spiritual warfare type of ending from Crosswind, the first book. Suffice it to say that if there is a third Sark brothers book, I’d already planned for an ending that avoids this repetition. I wanted to make it clear in both books that while Winch and Cope can handle some of the human adversaries, they cannot match the demonic ones. Only One being can do that.
The big news, of course, is that Marcher Lord Press is having its fifth anniversary Oct. 1! I was blessed enough to wind up in the third release of MLP books one year after the debut in 2008. The Word Reclaimed, my first novel, was published in October 2009 along with Eternity Falls by Kirk Outerbridge and A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz. If you haven’t read either book by these guys, do so–they’re great works of sci fi with strong Christian themes.
MLP has several giveaways going on to celebrate five years. Morgan Busse is hosting one on her
blog in a few days (Sept. 30), and Nadine Brandes has one up already at her website. Go check ’em out–they’re great chances to get your hands on awesome MLP books!
And by the way, the illustrations you see sprinkled throughout the text are from the creative mind of MLP Founder and Publisher Jeff Gerke. Congratulations to Jeff for starting a publishing house from nothing and building it up into an award-winning collection of more than 40 novels!