Introducing My Latest Novel - Alien Times - Book 1, Revelation!
This novel took over a year to write, not because it was difficult, but because I became involved as a climate activist and spend a great deal of daily time trying to save the planet. Normally, I complete a first draft novel in 5 months or so. This time it took over 13 months. I finally released this novel on February 1, 2023 as a Pre-order on Amazon.com. It is on sale at 57% off for $2.99 until it is officially released on March 1, 2023! The audiobook version is available now on Google Play Books for $6.99. The print book version will become available soon.
The reason for the delay is the volunteer work I do now. It revolves around Regenerative Agriculture (RA), which is a set of farming and land practices that improve or regenerate healthy soil. I have learned that soil contains a living ecosystem that nature uses to grow plants and food without harming our environment. RA also has the benefit of greatly reducing greenhouse gases that are warming our planet too fast for nature to keep in balance. RA does this by sequestering carbon back into the soil through photosynthesis. If more farmers and ranchers practice RA, we can stop and even reverse global warming in one generation. This is scientifically proven. I recommend you visit the Soil Food Web site for confirmation.
I included some of the damage caused by climate change as a backdrop or theme in my new novel. The facts on climate change are for the most part accurate, but I may have embellished the timing of environmental tipping points to fit my storyline.
Even so, I tried not to make climate change of greater importance than first alien contact and the issues we may have to deal with when this occurs for real. I firmly believe aliens are already visiting us and we are just not ready to deal with what they expect of us. They probably are very concerned with what we are doing to our beautiful planet and to ourselves. Unless we become more attuned with nature and stop killing each other, they will not invite us to explore the galazy with them.
My hope is this book will give some insight on alien technology we may have in our possession per some reports using antimatter reactor propulsion systems that use Element 115 to amplify gravity waves to create space-time distortion fields for very fast and long-distance space travel. If any of this is true, we will all be in for a "really big ride."
Let me know what you think of my story once you read it. If everything works out, I will write Book 2 in my Alien Times Series as soon as possible.
2022 Holiday Post!
It's Christmas Day 2022! One whole year has passed since I posted last. Wow, time flies by faster each year. I realize each story I write could be my last. So, I better make it worth my while, right?
It took over a year to finish my latest draft for my next novel. I was busy keeping up with my volunteer work on Regenerative Agriculture. RA has the potential to stop climate change and get nature back in balance, something most people do not appreciate yet. I hope this year brings this fact to light with passage of the 2023 Farm Bill.
Reading this, you are the first to learn the title of my next book and series. I'm calling it "Alien Times - Book 1, Revelations", first book in the Alien Times Series I plan to write. This is a Speculative Science Fiction story about an alien held captive by a secret black operations group that wants to prevent the alien from meeting our president and going public to finally prove extraterrestrials and UFOs are real. The story is based on reported Area 51 rumors of aliens and UFO sightings since the Roswell crash of 1947. I start with the murder of a reporter who tried to expose the truth to the public, the efforts to prevent the alien from going public and the reasons the alien has for doing so. This all happens during a time of climate crisis threatening our planet and human survival.
It will take me a few weeks to complete the editing and proofreading process, but I plan to publish the ebook, hardcover book and audio book in a month or two. I should have a cover reveal soon and plan a preorder sale at a reduced price on Amazon and Smashwords to kick off book promotions. I hope you like the story. It may be the start of a good series.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
2021 Holiday Post
Hello Readers of Sci-Fi!
It's been a while since I added a new post to my blog. It appears my involvement with the Climate Reality Project has taken up much of my time trying to help save our planet. That and this devastating pandemic with Covid-19 wrecking our lives.
I find the times we are living in the US and other parts of the world have become much too chaotic for my tastes. It seems common sense has been replaced by belief in conspiracy theories that remind me of human history in the middle-ages. You know, when witch hunters burned witches and thought they had justice on their side. I won't even go into discussions of religious fanatics, right-wing militants or autocratic government leaders who think their point of view is okay with everybody else, which of course it is not.
Instead, I will try to spend more time in the new year on my writing of science fiction stories. Afterall, it doesn't hurt anyone and serves as a way to leave the current world behind and focus on the future. My goal is to entertain my readers and make my stories interesting. I try to find scientific topics I can spin a story around. My previous stories involved solar flares, anti-aging drugs, nanomachines, terraforming, antimatter devices, climate change, global warming and other topics. These sub-genres include space opera, military science fiction, dystopian and speculative story lines.
For my next book or series if I can develop one, will be focused on alien visitations and what this may mean to human development. I hope it allows me to speculate what might happen if aliens decide to make themselves known publicly to the world. I think it will cause serious disruptions in current human perceptions of our place in the universe. Sort of like finally realizing the world is round, not flat and God may not look like us everywhere else in the universe. Anyway, I am just speculating.
Since this is the last post for the current year, I will leave you with my best holiday savings on my Sci-Fi books. I am participating in the Smashwords End of Year Sale with many of my stories 50% off! Here is the link:
My three Sci-Fi ebook trilogies are also on sale at Amazon.com at 50% Off at $3.49 each.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Be safe and get vaccinated. It's all based on real science.
Two New Book Releases!
I can't believe how fast time goes by. Since February, I have released two new books that completes my goal of writing a Prequel story for each of my three trilogies.
In February, I released UTOPIAS - The Plaque Wars for my UTOPIAS Dystopian Series.
In March, I released Nanomachine Wars - Nanotech Terror Weapon for my Nanomachine War Series.
In April, I release The Guardians - Threat Of Extinction for my The Guardians Series.
I did this to make available novella length stories that provide back stories to the main characters and plots found in each of my trilogies. I also needed short stories I can can use to promote each series at a low price. So I priced each new story at 99 Cents!
I tried to make each story interesting with new situations that relate directly to main plots found in each series. I hope you like the stories and they make readers want to continue reading the next book in the series. Let me know what you think as you read each novella.
Please remember to post reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and Smashwords if you like my stories. Also, follow me on Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.
New Book Release!
I just released my latest ebook, UTOPIAS - The Plague Wars. It is a Novella Prequel story to my UTOPIAS Dystopian Series for only 99 Cents. I hope you like it. It's available on Amazon and Smashwords.
This is the first of three novellas I plan to write. I am almost done with number 2 and will release in March. All three ebooks are for promoting my three trilogies.
It would be great if readers would post Reviews on Amazon if you like any of my stories. It's the best way to help us Indie Authors compete in the marketplace.
I plan to run special pricing sales on selected books each month. Most sales will be included in my monthly Newsletters. Sign up if you are not already a subscriber.
I also include special promotions in our Writers of SciFi monthly Newsletters.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy from the coronavirus. Get your vaccines as soon as you can.
Thank you for supporting my writing. Spring is around the corner.
End Of Year Post!
Happy Holidays 2020!
This is my end of year post wishing everyone a happy and safe end to this challenging year. It cannot end any faster as far as I am concerned. I hope everyone enjoys a better and healthy new year in 2021.
I also wish to thank all my readers who purchased and read my stories this year. A special thanks to those who took the time to post reviews for my books. It helps a great deal to get out the word for Indie Authors like myself.
Instead of writing a new novel for release in 2021, I decided to write three short prequel stories or novellas, one for each of my three book series. This will allow me to promote each of the trilogies using novellas priced at 99 cents each. When I am done I will combine all three novellas into one ebook novel for sale. This will allow me to sell my regular ebooks at a reasonable price on Amazon.
Currently, I have finished the draft for my first novella titled UTOPIAS - The Plague Wars set in 2096 two years before Book 0 begins. I hope you enjoy the story when released in January.
Please continue to support Indie Authors in 2021. Be safe in the new year and get your vaccine to protect everyone from this cruel pandemic.
Holiday Sales 2020!
I kicked off my Holiday Sales promotions on Thanksgiving day for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with reduced prices on several books - up to 50% off in Smashwords! The reduced prices are good for a limited time only.
The selected books are highlighted in several Sci-Fi book Sales Promotions offered by BookFunnel including my own Holiday Sci-Fi Sales Promo good through December. I will keep offering special prices on selected ebooks throughout the holidays. Visit my Smashwords site to check out the discounts.
I have decided to write three short stories over the winter months instead of starting a new series. These books will be around 20,000 words each and serve as prequels to my three separate trilogies. They will act as book magnets for promotion purposes and help build up my Newsletter subscriber list in 2021.
My first short prequel story will be called UTOPIAS - The Plague Wars and hopefully be ready for release in January.
I hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this pandemic and enjoys the holidays as best as you can.
October 2020 Blog!
October has arrived. Time is moving very fast for me. Fall came quickly, but I'm glad because it puts us one more month closer to getting a vaccine for Covid 19. I'm tired of trying to prevent my family from catching the virus and avoiding friends and family. I hope we can end this pandemic soon!
To keep busy, I have been editing and proofreading the remaining books on my list. I just finished the edits for UTOPIAS - Books 0 and 1 and am about to start Book 2 to complete the trilogy.
I finished the edits for G's Future and G's Journey and combined both short stories into a complete novel. I released the book under the title, G's Story, First Sentient Android. I also released a paperback format and am distributing it widely.
The story is for the YA market, but it is mature enough for anyone interested in A.I. machines and the Turing Test. I hope you enjoy the story and post reviews if you like it.
My next project for this winter is under consideration. I have a new idea for a series, but I may wait to start until next year. I need to write three short prequel stories for my three trilogies in order to use them for promotion purposes. I am still considering my options.
Don't forget to Vote in this election! And please help us Climate Reality people save the planet!
Stay safe people. Keep reading Sci-Fi!
As some of you know by now viewing my Facebook and Twitter posts, I recently joined Al Gore's Climate Reality Project as a Climate Reality Leader. I took the training in July with around 10,000 others from all over the world. We had to attend nine days of online virtual training sessions and commit to performing 10 Acts Of Leadership over the next few months to remain in good standing. I must say, this training on our Climate Crisis was an eye opener, very informative and in spite of all the harm we have done to our planet there is hope and proof we can all stop and reverse the damage we have done. It will take the complete elimination of all fossil fuel industries by 2050 and the use of 100% Clean Energy from Wind, Solar and other sources of electric power which we are well on our way to achieving. I hope everyone does what they can to help save our planet.
So, you might wonder what does this all have to do with my science fiction writing? The best answer I can give is the Climate Crisis we are experiencing is the background theme I used throughout my UTOPIAS Dystopian Series. I started writing the series several years ago and recently published Book 0, Climate Crisis as a prequel story for the series. By this time the Climate Crisis has produced catastrophic weather related events and the rise of CO2 levels above 415 ppm. We need to reduce this level back down to 350 ppm to maintain our environment at human existence levels. If we fail to do this, the world's Sixth Major Extinction Level Event will become inevitable.
Here is my latest UTOPIAS book trailer on YouTube used to promote my series. I hope you enjoy the stories and post some reviews if you like them.
July is a very busy month for my book sales!
I have a special Smashwords 50% off selected books for the whole month. A great chance to buy the first book in my Series at 99 Cents and the rest of the series at half off!
I am still promoting my latest book, UTOPIAS - Book 0, Climate Crisis, at 99 Cents. I would appreciate reviews to help promote the Series. It is a good way to learn about Climate Change and its effects on the world. I just spin it a little to provide entertainment.
As an extra bonus the entire UTOPIAS Dystopian Series ebook is available through Amazon KDP Unlimited and is on a Count Down Deal at $3.99 until July 11!
Many of my books are found on BookFunnel Sales Promos all month long. Support Indie Authors by purchasing and reviewing books you like.
More information is on my website at: https://www.donviecelli.com/
Please stay safe and help stop the spread of COVID 19.
I write science fiction stories. I hope you like them.