Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Harvest is coming... Are you ready?

In the year 2020 humanity found out it was, indeed, not alone in the universe. They appeared without warning above the capitals of all major nations. Huge, menacing, and completely unresponsive space ships dominated the skies and sent the media into a complete tailspin. 
First contact came within hours of the sightings. The question of what these aliens wanted prompted emergency closed-door meetings at NATO. The name of their planet was Ta’Nar—and it was dying. Originally, the Ta’Narians were a dual-sexed warrior race. Chemical warfare had essentially rendered them sterile.
The Ta’Narians required DNA for their harvesting program. Since we couldn’t duplicate their technology, those males who were to participate had to be transported to their world. Here in the United States a lottery system was set up, and each young man between the ages of twenty-three and twenty-eight was assigned a number. 
Once a year, for the next five years, numbers would be drawn and a new set of one thousand males would be collected. The media coined the expression ‘The Harvest’ for the time when the Ta’Narians returned to collect these young men. I was seventeen when the aliens first appeared. My parents assumed I was safe since the final collection would be done before I turned twenty-three. I didn’t fall within the established guidelines. I thought I had nothing to fear.
I was wrong. 
My name is Dale. Are you ready for The Harvest? I hope so, because it’s coming to Storm Moon Press in late October.
That's right, it's coming, guys. Are you ready? The Harvest:Taken will be released by Storm Moon press late October. And... they contracted the second book too. YAYAYAYAY!!! And... lol, they're interested in the young stories. 
I've set up a FB page for The Harvest. https://www.facebook.com/#!/theharvest00 Dale and the gang will be there if y'all want to talk to them, check in, or ask questions. If you stop by, give Dale and rest some love since it's a new page. P-pppppppplease?
Dale will also have his own Twitter too... just as soon as I get it set up, lol. It took forever for me to get their FB page done, lol.
It's been a long time coming, and now that it's here... *laugh* I'm still in shock, I think. So, there we are! We have about 6 more months then it'll be out. I'll update on edits, covers, and stuff. Can't wait to see a cover!
Get ready for The Harvest!