In 2002, a new SF Western series came out, called Firefly — the latest Josh Whedon offering. However, despite the big name show runner behind it, Firefly only lastest one season, before being pulled.
But the fans weren’t ready to call it quits, yet. They emails, wrote, and did a lot of screaming on line. They organized and rallied and raised a whole lot of money to give to Whedon to encourage him to keep the series going.
A movie that wrapped up all the storylines, Serenity, was made as a result of fan action, and partially funded by their donations.
That’s the power of fans.
I’ve experienced the same sort of thing–although on a greatly reduced scale!–regarding the Endurance series.
If you’re new to my email list, and my books, you might not be aware of this series. It is a science fiction romance series that I started in 2015, with the release of the prequel introduction, 5,001 (which is actually set much farther into the series). In 2016 I published book 1, Greyson’s Doom.
I really enjoyed writing the series, and quickly put out books, until Skinwalker’s Bane in 2017.
By then, I could measure by sales that interest in the series had faded. If I was to spend the weeks necessary to write more books, I would not earn back the time I had spent via sales.
So I quietly retired the series.
Then the emails started to come in. Plus questions in reviews. Comments on Social Media.
When was I going to release the next book?
I had a few conversations with street team readers, who expressed how much they loved this series and really wanted to find out how the passengers aboard The Endurance fared. They wanted the end of the series.
I continued to get emails and comments, asking about the end of the series.
For years. Very much in the style of Firefly.
So in January of this year, I resurrected the series, and wrote the next book: Mongrels United. I admit that it was purely an experiment because the only true measure of how a book is really received by readers is sales.
Sales for Mongrels United weren’t world-staggering, but they were decent enough that I could stretch and say that another book would be justified.
And that book is on my writing scheduled (delayed a bit by my broken back).
But in the meantime, I grouped together the first bunch of stories into a collection, as many of you like the savings to be made from buying a boxed set, and many more of you like the uninterrupted binge reading you get with a boxed set.
The Endurance Box One was released this morning, at all bookstores.
The AI declares Greyson is going to die and he must train his replacement.
Captain Greyson Durant has been in the job for three months, the youngest captain to ever lead the Endurance, when he is assigned to mentor the even younger Emmaline Victore, who resents the disruption to her life and Grey, too…but the longevity of the Endurance depends on them finding a way to work together.
Only Jonah has the potential to save the Endurance.
Tightening food rations, cramped living quarters, unhappy and frustrated citizens. Life on the Endurance is unravelling fast. It is Marlow Fitzgerald’s job to maintain peace, including containing trouble-makers like Jonah Solomon, the radical thinker and society drop-out who just might be able to save the ship…if only she could believe him.
They can change life aboard the Endurance, if only they can work together.
Thanks to a small disaster aboard the Endurance, popular, beautiful and adored Laura Hyland is unable to meet the terms of a promissory note she wrote. The note has been signed over to the horrible Micah Thorn, an elite coder with a dark reputation and no social skills. The note ties Laura to Thorn and forces her to work with him. When she digs into his personal history, though, his work takes on a far deeper meaning…and could change everyone’s life for the better.
QUIVER AND CRAVE
He broke her heart. Tankball made her whole again.
Quiver Sheenan is the most talented topman the Endurance has ever seen. Despite her incredible abilities in zero gravity, she’d rather have a career in the sciences than play for the Dreamhawks while Kallon Crave is their captain.
These are the first four stories of the science fiction romance series readers are calling gripping, superb and fantastic. Written by award-winning SFR author Tracy Cooper-Posey, it is set aboard the marathon-class vessel Endurance, a generation ship a thousand years from its destination. If you like the smart, romantic SF of authors like Linnea Sinclair and Anna Hackett, you will love the Endurance series.__
This boxed set is part of The Endurance SFR series:
1.0 Greyson’s Doom
2.0 Yesterday’s Legacy
3.0 Promissory Note
3.1 Quiver and Crave
5.0 Junkyard Heroes
6.0 Skinwalker’s Bane
7.0 Mongrels United…and more to come!
A Science Fiction Romance Boxed Set.
Praise for The Endurance series:
To all SF fans out there, I highly recommend this be on your reading list. To the author, PLEASE keep giving us these amazing stories.
I cannot wait to read more in this series and learn more about the people that live on the Endurance as it travels through space.
Thank you once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey, for a fun ride!
OMG, I love the Endurance stories!
Even if you think you won’t like sci-fi you will enjoy this book, the whole series. Love found, lost and found again. This series is one of the best I have ever read.
I’ve been following the entire Endurance series and love them all!
Enjoy the read!!