Blue Star Setting Named Best of The Year

We were gratified to see such a thoughtful review of Tethered Worlds Book 2, Blue Star Setting, by DED over at The New Podler Reviews. We are doubly pleased to find it now named best of 2015. If any of you enjoy reading fun science fiction, please go over to Podler and check out what they have to say. It’s illuminating.

The New Podler Review of Books: The Best of 2015

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Being named best of 2015 is an honor, and we are grateful. We will endeavor to make every future entry live up to its promise and potential.

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Tethered Worlds Book One Thanksgiving Weekend Sale — Done & Thanks!

 POST SALE UPDATE: We are grateful to those who helped support our sale. To all who purchased, thank you and happy reading. We hope you enjoy the series, and if you do, let us know!

UNWELCOME STAR For $0.99—Thanksgiving Weekend Only!

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We are running this special for four days, November 27-30. The Tethered Worlds series has been well received. Now you can start from the beginning with the Kindle edition of book one, Unwelcome Star, for only $0.99.

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Be there with Jordahk as he is thrust into a quest to save his world—and find out more about himself. Glean hints from Jordahk’s mysterious grandfather who knows more than he’s willing to say. Watch the whole family square off against a cunning fleet commander and a ruthless technology hunter.

Check out our newly released trailer and then go on an adventure!

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space_invaders_signatureGregory Faccone hopes you will also check out the Tethered Worlds series. It may not make colorful fractals leap off the page, but they still can in your mind!

Tethered Worlds Series Trailer Released

We just finished cutting the new Tethered Worlds series trailer. It is a fun, colorful, fractal filled experience! You will see some production art included. We also added tags for the first two books currently available in the series.

Book trailers are a relatively new phenomenon, but can be an entertaining and fast way to give people an insight into a novel. They transform the gist from a written piece of work into another medium well suited to the internet. Watch it full-screen and enjoy!

Tethered Worlds: New Covers for the Release of Book II

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New! & Improved!

With the release of Tethered Worlds book two, Blue Star Setting, we have commissioned new covers for a new look to the series. We went classic for the introductory phase. Now that two books are out and the series is advancing in earnest, we decided on a more “techy” look. First, the redesigned Unwelcome Star cover:

Here is my rough layout for the new cover with the original classic font.
Here is my rough layout for the new cover using the original classic font.

You can see all the similar elements from the first edition cover, just rearranged. Again I called upon the fine artistic services of Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe, who has painted all the Tethered Worlds covers up to now. I originally planned to have the spaceship coming through the hexagon on the first edition version, but could not get it to work well enough. This time we pulled it off.

Notice our new, fine-looking "techy" font. We retained the signature hexagonal egress replacing the "O" in "Worlds."
Notice our new, fine-looking “techy” font. We retained the signature hexagonal egress replacing the “O” in “Worlds.”

For the Blue Star Setting cover, I wanted to convey an epic space battle, and of course the blue star. Two massive fleets exchanging fire in a largely blue system, and with the hexagonal egress still nearby.

I thought the egress placement was best highlighted on the sun's edge. The white star is the second in this binary system. For the final, you will see it moved to the back cover.
I thought the egress placement was best highlighted on the sun’s edge. The white star is the second in this binary system. For the final, you will see it on the back cover.

We moved some of the elements around for the final, including the title and author text. Flexibility is a must when everything is jockeying for position on a book cover. Lorenz did a fine job making the egress angle dramatic.

One ship needed to be more massive than all the rest. (Those who had read the book know to whom it belongs.)
One ship needed to be more massive than all the rest. (Those who have read the book know to whom it belongs.)

We want the Tethered Worlds experience to be a quality one both inside and on the cover. Now that you have enjoyed the covers and the story behind them, consider reading the series and find out what this hexagonal thing in space is all about.

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Gregory Faccone is author of the Tethered Worlds series, available at Amazon. He wants you to go on an adventure into space with his series. And honestly, it is a lot cheaper than trying to get to the international space station.

Tethered Worlds: Unwelcome Star Print Edition Now on Sale!

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Don’t have an e-reader? Like the feel of paper? Want the classic reading experience? Tethered Worlds: Unwelcome Star has been released in paperback.

Buy it on Amazon, or preferably directly from the publisher to get a 15% discount. Enjoy!

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