The Queen’s Advantage Announcement

The Queen's Advantage

Your patience has been rewarded! The Queen’s Advantage, the sequel to The Queen’s Gambit, starts very, very soon. :)

Here’s the rough draft blurb:

When Queen Samara Rani decides to repay her debt to Emperor Valentin Kos by rooting out the traitors in his court, she knows his advisors will despise her presence. The unknown traitors hate her because she tricked them out of five million credits, but even his loyal advisors have no use for the queen of rogues and scoundrels.

True to form, Valentin’s advisors want Samara gone, and they aren’t picky about how. When their tactics turn violent, Samara and Valentin race to unravel the web of treachery and lies binding the court before the next attack ends in tragedy.

Finding traitors is not easy when courtiers learn to lie before they learn to walk. To track down the culprits, Samara must delve deep into the underbelly of a court who wants her dead. But the Rogue Queen isn’t so easy to kill…

Like The Queen’s Gambit, TQA will be posted in a rough draft, serial format for free, then edited and put up for sale as an e-novella. If you didn’t read the edited version of TQG, you may want to check it out.

You don’t have to read the edited version, but there were some changes in the second half that will impact TQA. It shouldn’t be too hard to follow along, but it things seem a bit different than you remember, that’s why.

If you didn’t read TQG at all, you’ll be missing a lot of backstory and world-building. You can probably follow along, but it’ll be more fun if you read TQG first.

I’m hoping to post a chapter a week, but if things get crazy with edits or other contracted stuff, some weeks may have to be half chapters because I write slowly. :)

Happy holidays! I hope you enjoy the story!

11 Replies to “The Queen’s Advantage Announcement”

  1. Thank you! I was hoping you would continue Valentin and Samaras story. I liked both versions of The Queens Gambit, and I am really looking forward to see what happens next!
    And I loved the ARC I got of Polaris Rising! You rock!

  2. Cool I really enjoyed TQG and thought the edited version worked better so good job onboth counts and it was actually good to see a glimpse of the editing process writers have to go through on how the story changes.

    Looking forward to the next part it sounds like it’s gong to be a lot of fun!

  3. Ooooh! Very excited! I love reading the draft as it comes out, and then getting to read the polished version later. Please don’t let people make you feel pressured to post when you have other responsibilities. In my eyes, this is a gift, and I’ll be happy to read it at the pace you share it.

  4. Thank you Jessie. I look forward to The Queen’s Advantage as much as I did The Queen’s Gambit. The final version of Gambit was so worth waiting for because it fleshed out the serial. I know the same will be true of Advantage and I can hardly wait. Your blog and Ilona’s blog are the only ones that I consistently follow and I have never been disappointed.
    My pre-order of Polaris has been in for months and now “that” is a hard wait. Hope you got a good advance for all the “hoops” your publisher makes you jump through.
    Please take care of yourself and have a very Merry Xmas and all the best for 2019.
    Also, love the cover for Polaris Rising. Elegant, sophisticated and very subtly bad ass. lol

    You Rock! Hugs

  5. It was really great to be able to read the serial version against the final one. The way in which your substantive changes made the plot tighter and flow even better was really interesting and improved what was already an impressive story.

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