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New E-Book Release: Spider Wars: Book 3 of the Black Bead Chronicles by J.D. Lakey

Did you pick up J.D. Lakey’s Black Bead: Book One of the Black Bead Chronicles when it was on sale for only 99 cents last week, as celebration for the upcoming Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles? (Here is my post, in case you missed it). Well, I hope you did! Because today is that day! Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles has been released!

If you would like to learn more about J.D. Lakey, here is an interview I did with her earlier this year.


About the Book:

Winter is a time of quiet industry under the domes. At least it should be. Calamity is stalking the tribes of the high forests. The storms have killed too many of them, man and animal alike and now the bennelk warn of a new threat coming at them from out of the Wastes. Follow Blackwind Pack on their third adventure as Cheobawn and Connor use their wits and their Luck as they explore the wild world in which they live.






*** Spider Wars is available today!!! ***

B1kheVx5vNS._UX250_About the Author:

J.D. Lakey was born and raised on the high plains of Montana under an endless sky and as far from civilization as anyone in the twentieth century could get. There she explored the finer nuances of silence and the endless possibilities of the imagination. The stories were always there. The shifting of fortunes finally granted her the time to gather all the stories and give them flesh.

An avid reader of science fiction and comics, she currently lives in San Diego, California where she divides her time between her writing, commuting on the I-5, and spending time with her delightful grandchildren.

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E-Book Deal Alert: Black Bead by J.D. Lakey

As some of my readers may remember, back in January I interviewed J.D. Lakey. Well, I wanted to let you all know that on Monday, April 11th, Lakey will be releasing Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles and is available for pre-order now.

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Author Interview: J.D. Lakey


Today I am interviewing J.D. Lakey, author of the science fiction series, Black Bead Chronicles.

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DJ: Hey J.D.! (Oh boy, this could get confusing with my name) XD Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

JD: I am at heart a sci-fi geek, comic book fan, and occasional mystic. I started to write volumes about myself, most of which I immediately deleted (to protect the innocent.) In this current incarnation of myself, I am a short story writer turned novelist intent on writing (righting?) the wrongs done to women in literature starting with Ophelia and moving on to Kilgore Trout. Once a wife, now just a mother and a grandmother, I was born and raised in Montana, and if you know anything about Montana women, that should speak volumes. Went to the University of Montana and studied Forestry. I have been, on and off, a restaurant cook, a land surveyor, a civil engineering tech, a witch, a printer, and a forest fire fighter. I once had a short story published in a local paper, and wrote a monthly column for a spiritual newspaper under the nom-de-plum Maggie Lightbody. Of all of them, the tech job paid the best.

DJ: What is the Black Bead Chronicles about?

JD: That is a very complicated question. On the surface they are just simple adventure stories that take place in the distant future on a planet that is not Earth. But underneath the surface roils all sorts of subjects. Human evolution. Civilization. Social order. Utopia. Environmentalism. Eugenics. Population control. Empathic connection. Hive mind thinking. The world building is based on a simple “what if”: what if predators evolved brains so intricate they could psychically influence the minds around them? And what if two kinds of humans settled on this planet: those who wanted to eradicate the aliens, and those who wanted to live – well, not in harmony – but with as small a footprint as possible. Continue reading

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