Tarmachan is a…success?

Though I might have finished writing Tarmachan (Book 1 of the Gathin Chronicles) last month, before any major editing takes place, I sent it out to a couple of betas. I’ll be honest – I rarely use betas. For an established series, CRYO or RENOVO, for example, the characters have already been created, and the stories are percolating in my mind. Of course, when I release a new book, I’m SUPER nervous because you don’t know if everyone will like what’s coming. However, the story is already established. With a new series, however, I like to test the waters.

There are all sorts of questions that run through my brain; what if it’s just 50,000 words of crap? What if I’ve gone off on a strange tangent and readers don’t ‘get it‘? What if my lead is just horrible and unlikeable?

Of course, I hoped this wouldn’t be the case and….having heard back from my betas…I’m happy to report Tarmachan is a THUMBS UP! To be fair, I hope that a young tom-boy lesbian princess breaking out of the confines of her parent’s castle and being unleashed into a world of trolls, sprites, nymphs, centaurs and other creatures MIGHT just be fun not only to write, but to read. And, so far, so good. The beta’s loved Lyllia, the creatures she discovered and the journey she survived.

So, basically, this is a long-winded way of announcing that the Gathin Chronicles are GO! I’m starting on the first edit now and then it’ll be off to the editor and, with any luck, published before the end of the month. Work has also started on RENOVO book 4; there’s A LOT to do!

Book 1 of The Gathin Chronicles is…complete!

I’m utterly thrilled to report that Tarmachan – Book One of The Gathin Chronicles is complete! Well, the first draft anyway. It took a little more effort than I originally anticipated because a) it’s 10,000 words longer than expected and b) I ran out of steam during the past few days and couldn’t get those 3,000 words per day. But, it IS done!

It’s been really fun to write. During the Inside Evil series, the focus was on contrasting Gathin against Earth; the various lives of each doppelganger and how Gathin had made them different from their twins on Earth, for instance.  Take Susan and Sesane. Both fiercely determined to avenge their daughter’s deaths but poor Sesane suffering terribly at the medieval ways of Gathin; both emotionally and physically. Yet it was both women who helped Roberta quell the Ammokra. In The Gathin Chronicles, however, I get to forget about Earth and explore the North Realm in greater depth…and that allows mystical creatures and beasts, along with the huge wolves, cats and horses, of course!

One reason for the extra 10,000 words was that, during the run up to the end, three centaurs appeared and pulled the story in a completely new direction. There are forest trolls, and mountain sprites, and water nymphs who traverse the North Realm via underground wells and hot springs.

Tarmachan is now in the hands of my beta reader. Though I don’t always send work out to beta’s, with a brand new series I like to get an idea of how well the story fits. Especially with Tarmachan, where there are some interesting characters, I want to make sure they sit right and aren’t either too bland, or too annoying. The cover art has been ordered and I should be able to reveal that in a week or so.

In the meantime, all you RENOVO lovers can rejoice because, today, I’m getting to work on Book 4!

Grab Space Opera RENOVO for just 99c!

Well, it’s been a week since RENOVO Symbiosis arrived and though I ran a 24 hour price deal for the new title, it’s now back to its normal price of $2.99. BUT – I thought it only fair to give new readers to the series a little perk; hence the new 99c price point.

I’m not sure how long it’ll last for, but if you haven’t yet jumped into this series and met Dr. Rachel Galliance, Dendrick, Silver and the rest of the crew, now’s the time to do so!

renovoHer mission to Mars just became a fight for survival.

Dr. Rachel Galliance has a simple plan. Head to Mars,complete an 18 month rotation and earn as much as possible. She’s claustrophobic and hates space flight, but her family’s medical bills come first. However, when the mission goes terribly wrong, it becomes clear she may never see her loved ones again.

With her spaceship crumbling and the flight crew missing,Rachel must fight for her life. Stuck with a group of strangers, and stranded in an alien system, the decisions she now makes affect more than she could have ever imagined. Can she survive the RENOVO’s destruction?

Don’t miss RENOVO, the first in the series by G. Wakeling.If you like Battlestar Galactica, the Expanse or The Martian, then this space opera will have you turning the pages. Come check it out!

You can grab RENOVO for the 99c Amazon price here:


Grab RENOVO Symbiosis for 99c Launch Price

As subscribers to my newsletter know – RENOVO Symbiosis is here! I’m running a special launch price of 99c for the FIRST 24 HOURS ONLY (which actually runs out in about eight hours <- so be quick).

Here’s the cover, the blurb and the links!

renovo_symbiosis_finalHer mission was to survive. Now the odds are against her.

When Dr. Rachel Galliance and her crew were marooned on Howler, they fought for answers. Why had they been sent here? Who was in charge? Would they ever see Earth again? It didn’t take long for rebellion to begin.

But so focused on escaping the dangerous alien planet, the RENOVO crew have taken their eyes off the real threat. And in a desperate bid to fuel their way home, Rachel unwittingly leads her friends into mortal danger. Who will survive as the strange world starts fighting back?

RENOVO Symbiosis is the third novel in this thrilling space opera saga by G. Wakeling. If you love intrigue, intense conflict and aliens, then don’t miss this book!

RENOVO Symbiosis is available at:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Google | Smashwords

99c SALE on Fantasy and SciFi

It’s February, and if you’ve already finished all those new books you bought at Christmas, then I have some good news; this weekend there’s over 100 Fantasy and SciFi books costing no more than 99c!


Patty Jansen’s monthly promo has become a go-to place. There are space operas, boxed sets, fantasy novels and paranormal romances to be found so there’s something for everyone, no matter what you fancy.

Simply click on the image (or click here) to be taken to the promo page, choose your supplier, whether that’s Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google etc, and discover a whole library of new worlds to explore. EVERYTHING is 99c for this weekend only, so don’t miss out!

RENOVO: Symbiosis is AWAY

renovo_symbiosis_finalYes, I am thrilled to report that the first draft for RENOVO: Symbiosis has now been given a once over and has been sent off to the editor. That means, with clear days and a spot of luck, it should be ready for publication in the second week of February!

Now it’s time for the scary part…waiting. I always feel like this with sequels. If the first in a series flops and burns, it’s not exactly disasterous. I mean, you wrote, you tried, you didn’t conquer. BUT, when you write sequels to a book that both you and your readers love; that’s scary. What if they don’t like the story? What if there are questions about my character development? Maybe I didn’t answer enough questions. And…the worst…what if it’s BORING?!

So yes, as I said, now it’s the scary part.

However, I’m doing my best to avoid that by focussing all my writing power into The Gathin Chronicles. I’m about 30,000 words in which means there’s only 20,000 to go! SO, actually, if I can get to it, I should be able to wrap the first draft for this book up by the end of next week. My schedule is on track so far; one thing to be pleased about.

There’s already been a small change in that it’s no longer called The Forgotten Lands. I had an ‘aha‘ moment the other day whilst writing, and as a major piece of Gathin mythology fell into place, I also found a much better name for the book, though I’m not quite ready to reveal it <- in case it changes again!

So for now, keep your fingers crossed; Symbiosis is a-coming.

The Cover for RENOVO Symbiosis is Here!

The cover for RENOVO Symbiosis is here! It’s time for the survivors of the RENOVO to continue their story.


I’m working through the final draft and then it’ll be off to the editor. That means that I should have the book ready for launch at the beginning of February; that’s only a couple of weeks away! Dr. Rachel Galliance, Silver, Dendrick and the rest of the crew will, once again, be battling Howler’s wrath, dealing with conflict in the group and continuing to unravel the mystery as to why Earth Command stranded them.

If you’re yet to explore the RENOVO universe, you can check them out and see previews here.

Now, it’s back to writing the first of the Gathin Chronicles for me <- after I’ve taken the dogs out to enjoy some crisp winter air and frosty ground. 🙂

2017 Schedule – Upcoming Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books

Well, there’s some good news – last night I finished the first draft of RENOVO; Symbiosis! Of course, it’s far from the finished article. I need to go through and make changes before it can go to my editor. But it’s just about done, and that means I’ll soon have new Dr. Galliance adventures to share.

But, my writing doesn’t stop and today I’ve picked up The Forgotten Lands and jumping into Lyllia’s story. This lesbian princess wants to go fight trolls and shadow-stalkers in the Northern Realm, so that’s what I’m going to let her do!

I thought I’d outline my writing schedule for the year to come, as much for myself as anyone. Putting it to paper, committing it to blog helps my brain realise it HAS to be done. So, these are the plans (they may change)!

**Winter 2017 – Jan – March

RENOVO Symbiosis
Gathin Chronicles – The Forgotten Lands

**Spring 2017 – April – June

RENOVO – Book 4
Gathin Chronicles – Book 2 (Title TBC)

**Summer 2017 – July – Sep

Gathin Chronicles – Book 3 (Title TBC)

**Autumn 2017 – Oct – Dec

CRYO – Enemy of Earth

For those of you on Facebook, you’ll note one small change already in that the fourth RENOVO installment is delayed until spring. This is simply because I need time for ideas to percolate. I only finished Symbiosis yesterday and will edit in conjunction of writing the first Gathin Chronicles. This way I can stay fresh and eager to each book, instead of feeling I’m simply churning out stories.

So, six books planned for this year. There’s a cover reveal to come in the next week or so, and then Symbiosis should be out at the start of February. 😀