…of free book excerpts. Specifically mine, Mourn the Sun, a sci-fi love story. Every other Wednesday, starting tomorrow, June 9, I’ll be posting the next chapter of my book. I’m still early in the search for publication of said book, but I can’t wait to share it, and you like free stuff, so win/win. So hit the follow button or the RSS feed or just mark your calendars. Starting tomorrow you’ll get free reading every other Wednesday. If you’re impatient, I might acquiesce to pleas to post every Wednesday. We’ll see… .

In the meantime, if you’re new to Mourn the Sun, here’s a little info. Also, check the links on the right for chapters already posted.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Mourn the Sun

Jacob Dawes has every reason to be wary of anyone in authority. He should be miles away from the Emperor of half the galaxy, not in his bed.

The social rules of the Empire are simple, one should never aspire above his place. Jacob should never have seen the world outside the slums he was born into. But when his scientific genius is discovered, he’s brought to the Imperial Intellectual Complex. His brilliance will fuel the future of The Empire.

The Empire may want him, in spite of his origins, but the scientists and scholars at The Complex don’t. Jacob beats them at their own game by making groundbreaking discoveries in the study of physics and securing his place at The Complex.

The Emperor himself notices and has Jacob brought to the palace — the last place Jacob wants to be. To Jacob’s surprise they become friends. To his astonishment they become lovers. And though he’d really prefer not to, Jacob falls in love with him.

Jacob is right to be wary. The status obsessed crowd around the Emperor would happily push Jacob out of an airlock. He’s just given them a great opportunity and now even the man he loves may not be able to save him from execution.