Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Introducing GLORIOUS SLIP, now available for pre-order

After a year or so of waiting for the right moment, Glorious Slip under my D.L. Boyd pen name is now available to pre-order, and available for print copies. I'll share a snippet of the book in the coming days, just as a taste, but first I want to tell you what the book -- and eventually the series -- is about.

First, the blurb:

Science fiction meets adventure meets romance in this first of a planned historical trilogy by D.L. Boyd!

Nick Smith is a student of history, especially that of his state’s capital, Boston.

Little does he know that he is about to live it.

Jettisoned some two and a half centuries into the past, Nick discovers that he has landed in Colonial Boston. He marvels at finding the Shawmut Peninsula in the years before the Revolutionary War, and witnesses Bostonians’ palpable anger.

Working a farm and falling in love with a young lady three years his junior, Nick must avoid conflicts with his new brother-in-law, a Crown loyalist.

Ride along with Nick as he rubs elbows with early America’s greatest minds, all while concealing America’s destiny.

Not a bad pull, huh?

I conceived the story, an Outlander-esque tale but not as long-winded, back in the fall of 2017, and it took until February 2019 to get the first draft done. Lots stood in my way in 2018, mainly in the form of a new job, and there was the whole two radio shows that I did, which inevitably de-railed any momentum. I managed to finish it when the New England Revolution were in Spain for preseason training in February 2019.

The story, set in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, was intended to be a historical romance, but as it happens, I focused more on the adventure side of things... there is romance, just enough for a taste, but the story is more adventure than anything. You will feel Nick's feelings pulling you in several directions, you will feel for him when he makes an important realization of what he must do.

And not only that, you will feel his pulse quicken as he watches an important event in American history play out before his eyes.

Glorious Slip is the first of three books in this series (I will start writing book two starting this fall, after I finish the first draft to Incoming Private Show, which I hope to resume writing sometime next week), and is available for pre-order at the rather low introductory price of 99 cents for ebook, and $9.95 for trade paperback.

For those picking up the ebook, it will go live on Wednesday, July 1 -- right in time for the Independence Day holiday.

Reserve your copy here:

iBooks (coming soon)

Print copies are available through Amazon.

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