I’ve been working away on my latest book, Night Traveller, another story in my Aurigan world.
The book is about 46K words and I’ve been having some interesting discussions on whether to classify it as a novel or a novella. According to Wikipedia, a novella is less than 40K words but many people have pointed out that, these days, readers would be very disappointed with a “novel” as short as 46K.
So, I’m calling it a novella.
Here’s the draft description:
“Lieutenant Mike Oliver has long dreamed of a Patrol ship berth, flying between the stars—surely this time his application will be successful. What he doesn’t expect, is to be sent to establish a Patrol station on Asra, a tiny mining settlement on a frozen mudball of a planet, blanketed with nitrogen storms.
Deeply resentful, Mike suspects he is being discriminated against. The only option he can see is to become celibate, at least while he is on Asra. And that means rejecting the advances of both Callan Rian, the colony’s flamboyant Governor, and sexy Dane, Callan’s business partner, despite the growing attraction.
While sexual tension mounts between them, a far more sinister danger is lurking, and when Callan is abducted, Mike will have to choose—between his ambition and his heart.
(LGBT / Romantic Sci-Fi)
A novella in the Aurigan Space Saga
Watch this space!