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The Book 4 has a cover! It is gorgeous, as all Najla Qamber’s covers are:
The Book 4 has a release date! That release date is June 30.
What to know what it’s about? Here is the blurb:
Cas Russell, antisocial mercenary, has decided to Fight Crime. With capital letters, like in one of her friend’s comic books.After all, she has a real-life superpower: with her instantaneous mathematical ability, she can neuter bombs or out-shoot an army. And it’s Cas’s own fault violence has been spiking in the world’s cities lately — she’s the one who crushed the organization of telepaths that had been keeping the world’s worst offenders under control. Now every drive-by or gang shooting reminds Cas how she’s failed, and taking out these scumbags one at a time is never going to be enough.
She needs to find a way to stop all the violence. At once.
But Cas’s own power has a history, one she can’t remember — or control. A history that’s creeping into the cracks in her mind and fracturing her sanity . . . just when she’s gotten herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast.
Cas isn’t going to be able to save the world. She might not even be able to save herself.
Oh, you might be wondering about the title. All the titles are number titles, you might say. What’s with Book 4? Well, there actually is such a thing as the plastic number. It’s equal to about 1.32471…, and its applications have to do with the ratios of numbers humans are able to perceive. As usual, it’s a bit of both a mathematical and thematic pun on the events of the book.
There is also a bundle! The bundle is the first three books in the series, plus the short stories. It gives me something else to run sales and such on, too. It exists now! On retailers! (Amazon, Kobo, and Apple, at least; B&N is still lagging.)
It also has a cover! It is gorgeous and 3D:
What about BOOK 5?! Book 5 is written and in editing, and just came back from its first round of beta. What about BOOKS 6 THROUGH 8?!! They are in the beginning stages of being written! WHAT ABOUT BOOK 9?!!! It… has a title. Don’t ask me about book 10.
I will also hopefully have some fun announcements soon about some non-Cas Russell projects. Because I don’t always write mathematical fiction with kickass women and lots of guns. Sometimes I write fantasy with kickass women and lots of guns. Or swords, or staves, or slingshots…
I may have a type.