Greetings, space travelers! I have some exciting news to share with you all: the cover for the next Starstruck adventure has finally been revealed! It’s been a long time coming (over a year since Dreadknot, ouch) and I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with all of you.
The next starstruck adventure will be titled… WANDERER! And, as to be expected, I promise you another humorous sci-fi romp through the galaxy. It follows the adventures of Sally and Zander as they embark on a quest to find the mysterious Wanderer, all while dealing with a group of floating octopi who find humans to be the cutest things ever.
I think the cover of the book perfectly captures the fun and adventurous spirit of the story. The bulk of the adventure takes place on a bioluminescent planet, and I really wanted to capture the alien feel of this world. Meanwhile, Sally is really moving up in the universe, getting her own super-futuristic-space-uniform, and I couldn’t be happier for her.
Enough beating around the asteroid, here’s the blurb!
For Sally and Zander, enjoying much-needed R&R means hitting up spa planets and chasing buried treasure. But their sun-soaked vacation is rudely interrupted by a visitation from Nimien, who’s more Yoda than ghost. Suddenly they’re on a wild goose chase for the mysterious Wanderer, and the Alliance is more than happy to let them lead a rescue mission for some good PR. Little did they know that Sally’s bestie Marcy, the newly crowned first-lady of the Alliance, had snuck on board for a chance to escape the responsibilities – and boredom – of her new position.
When their ship crashes on Planet Nope, Sally and the gang find themselves cut off from each other and jumping altogether. And to make matters worse, the planet is home to a race of floating octopi who find humans to be the cutest things ever, and promptly adopt Sally as their unwilling pet. But with no eyes or ears, communicating with these giant cephalopods is a real challenge, especially when they can’t hear Sally’s cries for a hot shower and anything but kibble.
With Marcy missing and Zander fighting to put the pieces of his memory back together, Sally is on a mission to break free from her tentacled tyrants and reunite with her friends. Her only ally is a washed-up alien Rockstar who’s making every moment into a power ballad. Can Sally stage a rebellion and escape the clutches of her pet parents and bring everyone home? Or will she be stuck in her own personal rock opera forever?
“Wanderer” will be released on June 13th, and I can’t wait for all of you to read it. It’s a book that’s close to my heart, and I’m so excited to share it with the world.
In the meantime, be sure to add the book to your goodreads shelf. It’s a wild ride full of humor, adventure, and of course, plenty of floating octopi-things. I hope it piques your interest and gets you excited for what’s to come.
Thank you all for your continued support, and I’ll see you in space!