BASE Status: Update (BASE Status 2) – E. Engberts

After the new Flowers and Keyboards serial starting up again, I couldn't leave this one behind. So, here is the second book of the BASE Status series!

This will update twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday!

Some people who may have clicked around here or on the Engberts website, may already have seen that, just like Colour Her, this book is also available for pre-order (everywhere but Amazon because of stupid Amazon rules) while it's running as a serial. The tentative release date for BASE Status: Update as a full book is the 9th of July.

If you've not read the first book, BASE Status: Online, you can buy a copy or read the first draft as a serial through here: BASE Status: Online

With all that out of the way, let's get to the story!

Augmented reality like you’ve never experienced before!
No more need for headsets or other devices to dive into a virtual world, everything comes right from your BASE unit!
Try out this brand new experience with Shades of the Spirit World!

After saving Helheim Fallen Online from certain company destruction and a lot of people from harm, Willow’s life seems to be going in the right direction. She has a job, her best friends in the guild she plays in and plans for the future. A future that she never thought she’d be able to get not even six months ago, a future that was kept from her because she’s autistic.

Now an update to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) unit and platform open up a world of opportunities for her. It promises a full virtual reality experience but as an augmented reality instead, something she’s been wishing for for years.

The new game that’s going to be released at the same time as the update, Shades of the Spirit World, at first just seems like a fun way to spend the time. It’s not the most complicated or involved of games, but it looks beautiful. That is, until some strange things start to happen in the AR world. Some AI are showing very human traits, more so than anything she’s seen before.
And when there are reports of AI going rogue and killing other AI, something the game hadn’t been programmed to do, things start to get really interesting. Read More!

Colour Her (Flowers and Keyboards 3) – Emmy Engberts

YES! It's here! Today is the launch of the newest book in the Flowers and Keyboards series!

You can enjoy two chapters per week of this story, on Wednesdays and on Saturdays!

The story will be available on Tapas and Wattpad, AND, this is a new experiment, I've also put the book up on pre-order on Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Google Play! The tentative release date for publication is June 7th. I say tentative since it's pretty far off and I know that things can get a little wacky sometimes.

There are always a couple of changes between the online serial edition and the published version (99% of that is simple quality increase…), but I know that some people really like to make sure that they can pre-order the book as soon as possible. It's not on pre-order on Amazon because Amazon takes away our pre-order privileges for a year if we have to change the date after we've set up the pre-order. Amazon will probably be added closer to the actual release date, but I'm not sure of that yet.

Also, don't forget that the giveaway is still running, and the first two books of the Flowers and Keyboards series is in the giveaway!! Check it out here: New Year, New Style Giveaway 1!

But, enough rambling from me, I'd like to introduce you to two lovely ladies, Mya (yes, Elliot's best friend) and Amber.

The Rainbow Collection, an LGBTQ+ pride flag themed makeup line, brings two unlikely girls together.

Amber runs a semi-popular makeup channel. It combines the two things she loves best, makeup and sharing her passion. While talking face-to-face with people scares her, talking to a camera is much easier, it feels safer.

That distance between herself and the people who watch her videos has always been right for her, until she meets a girl who makes her rethink that position.

Mya is a girl of many interests, from gaming to anime and manga to makeup and clothes, she loves it all. What she likes even more is to surround herself with people who enjoy similar things.

She’s good at talking to people, she loves it even. That’s why she’s training to become a primary school teacher, but there’s one problem, she hasn’t been able to pass her maths exam yet and if she fails it one more time she’ll have to drop out.

The two very different girls share one passion, makeup, and Mya has been a fan of Amber’s channel for years, a big fan. What starts as an unexpected chat in a store, followed by an anonymous gift from Mya, turns much more complicated when Amber might be the only one able to help Mya pass her maths exam.

Amber has no idea Mya sent her the makeup, and Mya doesn’t know how to tell Amber without ruining everything, breaking the fragile trust between them…

Read More!