ALTERNI Cover Reveal

I’m having so much fun writing this new series with new characters, a new world, and new monsters!  Here’s the brand new cover for The Alt-World Chronicles Book 1, ALTERNI. 

Description: 

Ever have a nightmare where you’re naked in public? What if everyone else in the room was also naked…and also a version of yourself? That’s the reality Esme Kuchis finds herself in, and soon things get even weirder. 

She’s not in her Kansas City anymore. This alternate world is home to an ancient, secret Order with a king, conjuri magicians, cavali fighters, and dozens of paranormal races. And the purpose of this magical Order? They protect an unsuspecting public from malevolenci, demonic beasts from otherworldly rifts. 

As an alterni summoned to this world, Esme must partner with the king and fight using magic only an alterni can wield. Unfortunately, the model-perfect King Owen is broken by grief and guilt, the Order has little faith in her, and the malevolenci are worse than ever.

Eight alt-Esmes preceded her. Eight lost their lives. Can Esme use her unique gifts to master this world’s magic? If she can’t, the consequences might be more devastating than Owen is willing to say.
Stay tuned for some cool stuff ahead until the book release on 12/12/17. 

Preorder HERE

Book Giveaway!

Hey, everyone! I have a Goodreads Giveaway running for “The Prophet” if you’d like to enter to win a free paperback copy!  I’m giving away a total of 5.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Prophet by Sunshine Somerville

The Prophet

by Sunshine Somerville

Giveaway ends June 30, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Also, you can grab the eBook for free at http://bit.ly/Amazon_TheProphet  or on Smashwords or pretty much anywhere else.  🙂

“The Kota” Relauched

THIS WEEKEND ONLY, GRAB THE KOTA FOR $0.99! 

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A terrifying virus.
A global tyranny.
Humanity remembers no better life.
It’s time to give them one.

Troy Kandoya wants nothing to do with his brother’s Kota movement. But when the DRK virus threatens mankind and strange portals open in the sky, the Kota are the only people with answers. Troy becomes Trok, the immortal Kota Interceder, and he soon finds himself responsible for more than he ever imagined.

After 500 years of war, genetic manipulation, viral plague, and the Dominion tyranny, Trok must unite four prophesied Kota Warriors destined to save Earth.  But nothing about these heroes is what Trok expected. Loree is an assassin with the ability to dematerialize.  Zaak is forced to grow up on an alien planet. Alex is a telepath missing a year of her life.  Ryu has incredible mutate-genes of strength.

Together, the Warriors join Earth’s rebels and use their abilities to fight the Dominion. But rebel politics are complicated. And always, the Dominion threatens its subjects with an unstoppable weapon – the dehumanizing DRK virus.

For centuries, no one’s been able to stop the Dominion and the DRK. Can four Warriors really make a difference?

Excerpt:

Lee’s expression was one of complete confusion as he looked up from within the cryogenic bed and saw Trok kneeling beside him. Reviving him had been a shockingly easy procedure, but the Kota scientists with Trok had prepared for this their whole lives.

Lee coughed and struggled to sit up in the steaming cryo bed.

“It’s alright,” said Trok. “You’re okay. Just take it easy.”

He was so excited and relieved to see Lee alive that he nearly grabbed him in a long-overdue embrace. Instead, he placed a hand on Lee’s shoulder to steady him. Trok was tense for several reasons, but first off he wanted to make sure Lee was okay.

He’s my long-lost little brother, thought Trok. Please, oh, please, just let him be okay!

As the doctors examined him, Lee looked beyond Trok at the dozen men and women gathered. Then he looked around the lab-cave. Trok knew Lee would see immediately that a good deal of time had passed – the state of the lab-cave showed centuries of disuse. Trok and the descendents of the Kota remnant had always kept a careful eye on the place, but some things couldn’t fight age. Faint running lights hummed overhead, but the balcony around their lower level had rusted long ago and collapsed in places. Most of the ancient machinery was broken. Only the life support functions remained intact, though the system had been repaired many times by the Kota assigned to guard over Lee throughout the years.

Lee looked back at Trok and examined his face. Lee himself had physically aged maybe ten to fifteen years while sleeping. Now middle-aged, his forehead was wrinkled. His hair and beard were peppered gray. His body underneath the medical scrubs appeared only minimally atrophic, though very pale.

“You…” Lee cleared his throat to find his voice. “You were frozen too?”

Trok lifted an eyebrow. “Not exactly. Let the doctors check you over, and then we’ll take you out of here. I’ll explain everything once we’re safely away.”

“These are the Kota?”

“Yes.”

“How long has it been?”

Trok hesitated, knowing this would be hard, but there was no real way to ease into it. “Five hundred years.”

Lee’s eyes widened, but he’d been prepared for this. He asked no more as the doctors finished examining him.

The doctor in charge stood, lowered his x-ray scanner, and turned to Trok. “Sir, he’s as stable as we could’ve hoped. I think we’re safe to move him. He’s weak and groggy, but that’ll wear off soon.”

“Good.” Relieved by this news, Trok focused on the next concern. He lowered his voice so as not to worry Lee. “I don’t want to stay here any longer than necessary. I’m sure Dominion patrols check this place on a daily basis in hopes of intercepting us.”

“Good thing we brought soldiers, then.”

Yes, thought Trok bleakly. Kota soldiers, anyway. And we’ve only got five with us. They’d be no match for Dominion drone soldiers.

“I’d rather we didn’t have to use them,” he told the doctor. “We can’t afford getting caught in a firefight.” He looked down at his brother.

The doctor nodded and turned to help his partners with their patient. Lee seemed curious about why the Kota deferred to Trok, but he allowed himself to be lifted into a wheelchair. Once he was ready, the whole group hurried for the ancient building’s exit.

Outside, the warm sunlight pouring down didn’t bother Trok’s eyes. He looked over the wilderness beyond the crumbling gates, searching for danger. Trok saw Lee take a deep breath of fresh air and close his eyes to feel the sunshine. This once again reminded Trok how disconnected he was from everything around him.

But now Lee’s with me, thought Trok. I’m not as alone anymore. I just hope he can handle this.

“No patrol activity in the area, sir,” called a Kota soldier from his position near a hover hummer.

Trok snapped into action and took over wheeling his brother toward this soldier’s vehicle. “Let’s be sure we’re gone before they arrive.”

“Yes, sir.” The soldier whistled to his partners. “Load up!”

The Kota doctors and soldiers piled into the other vehicles as Trok helped Lee into the backseat of their hover hummer. Once Lee was secure, Trok closed his door and stepped around the vehicle to climb in the other side. He watched as the first hummer started off toward the road.

So far, so good.

Inside the hummer, Trok ordered their driver to go. They took off smoothly, and Trok relaxed enough to face his brother. He remembered the last time they’d been here – at the lab-cave, in a hover vehicle, with a Kota driver.

Things are so different now, he thought.

Lee took a drink from a thermos the doctors gave him. “I don’t think I can wait until we get to wherever it is you’re taking me.” He was coming to life a bit. “What’s happened?”


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#WriterWednesday

For the past however-long, it might seem like I’ve been a bad writer/author.  However, behind the scenes, NOT SO!  I’ve actually spent pretty close to every waking moment working on The Kota Series and Shorts updates.

The facts were these:

I decided at the beginning of January to take The Kota away from my old publisher and go the full, do-it-myself self-publishing route.  Long story less long, their customer service is not making me regret the decision to leave…but it could take up to 30 days…but it’s unclear, so I have no real date to plan a relaunch yet.

So, that resulted in me deciding, “Well, might as well re-edit the whole series and relaunch!”  Enter Sunshine the Editing Zombie as I update The Kota Series Books 1-4.  BUT, they’re nearly done now.  I have awesome new covers, so stay tuned for those.  Each book contains a new map of that book’s world.  They now have sneak peeks of the following book.  AND, these updated versions are going to be on Kindle Unlimited, so there will be ways to get them for free!

Also, as you may recall,  I started working on Ebon, the next Kota Short.  Yeah…it’s going to be a Summer/Fall release now.  😛

THAT’S because another idea popped into my head – writing a Kota Short exclusively for my mailing list.  Because why NOT create even more work for myself?!  The Prophet will be a true prequel to the Kota Series.  This short story will introduce Renny and Hazen, the Kota prophets who wrote the original Kota Prophecies.  The story is coming along nicely, and hopefully it’ll be a good intro to the Kota world while giving old readers new backstory with surprises (wink, wink).  The Prophet will be finished and delivered on 04/01/2017.

BIG NEWS:

I took a leap and now have Wednesdays off my day job to focus on writing.  (Working only 6 days a week?  What?!  This is kinda great.)

My plan is to use the first Wednesday of every month to give you book news via video (on YouTube, Facebook, and my home page).

Also on the first Wednesday of every month, I’ll start monthly raffle giveaways exclusive to my mailing list.  The prizes will include:

  • The Kota Series and Shorts swag (bookmarks, posters, magnets, shirts, etc.)
  • Amazon gift cards
  • eBooks by other authors (only books I’ve read and HONESTLY recommend)
  • signed paperbacks
  • other surprises!

The first monthly giveaway will start on 03/08/2017. (Too busy to start this week!)  Each giveaway will last until the following Wednesday.

If you’d like to subscribe to Sunshine’s Mailing List, remember this also means getting the exclusive Kota Short, The Prophet, on 04/01/2017.  You can subscribe here:

 http://bit.ly/SunshinesMailingList

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(Deep breaths.) Okay, so that’s what I’ve been up to in my absence.  Once I know The Kota is removed from the publisher, I’ll reveal the cover, set it up for pre-release, and create a ReLaunch Party on Facebook.

Until then, cheers!  I’m going to enjoy my Wednesday off. 🙂

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