We have cover art! This series had been a huge undertaking. I’ve been thrilled with the amazing covers by the talented Michelle Johnson. You can add it on Goodreads now. For those of you waiting for the next book in this epic saga, it comes out on July 20. The paperback will be coming out the same time as the e-book for this one. Also, I’m having a book release party at a real bookstore soon after. That’s different than the usual FB release parties we’ve been having. I’m pulling together the stories for the next book in the series now: The Actuator 2.5: Armageddon Chronicles! Although it is a short story anthology which is technically outside the main trilogy line, you won’t want to miss the amazing reveals in it. To whet your appetite, here’s a quick blurb for Return of the Saboteur,
Chaos seized the Earth while Machine Monks fight to keep the prized ‘Actuator’ safe from enemy attacks. The ‘Great Change,’ which swept over the prior landscape of the world, left the protectors of this wondrous machine weary, and vulnerable. The only viable resolution for the monks is to push forward and locate the key that can shut down the fantasy realm surrounding the base. If they succeed, Xenwyn will die.
Meanwhile, Jon Van Allen is haunted by the enormous death toll on the rise throughout the earth. He bravely accepts the mission to recover the next key when no one else can find it. Despite pain from his prior injuries, he refuses to let the rest of humanity suffer—even though he and his love, Glass, might not survive to see each other alive again. The burden of allowing millions to suffer needlessly proves too much—especially if he can fix what has caused the living nightmare enslaving the globe.
Desperate to keep Xenwyn alive, Red McLaren determines to find a magical cure to heal her, hoping he can administer it before Jon returns with the critical key. However, every time Red takes Xenwyn across a new border into a superimposed ‘fantasy’, her life might end.
This leaves Dragon Star with no choice but to locate the Saboteur before it’s too late. The architect of the reigning dark world may have some insight that will help them alleviate the resulting disaster. If not, he at least deserves to suffer like everybody else.
Each in their own way fell short in their roles to protect the world from the disaster that unfolded…. None ever dreamed the Actuator—designed to make the world better—could yet make the world even worse.