The Amber Rooms Out Now

In May, 2008, I created a Twitter account for the heroine of my science fiction novels, Saskia Brandt. Her first tweet:

Entering St Petersburg via train. There are men from the Third Section in the next carriage and I think I might need to jump off.

Cut to yesterday afternoon, when I uploaded the final version of The Amber Rooms to the Kindle store. I still can’t quite believe that the book is out in the world and no longer in my head. For the past five years (beginning drafts in 2007), I used most of my spare brain power—and some that wasn’t spare—to figure out solutions to plot and characterisation problems. Now, I get my evenings and weekends back.

You can download The Amber Rooms from the UK or US Amazon stores. Until 25th December, books one and two are free.

Cut to 1907, night, and a train approaching St Petersburg. On that train, Saskia Brandt is running for her life.

The Amber Rooms by Ian Hocking

Published by Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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  1. This is excellent news, I’ve been waiting for this to be released. Now I’ve got it and all I need is to get through the books I got for Xmas (hello 2014!) and I can get stuck into Saskia’s latest adventure!

  2. Glad you’re looking forward to it! Many thanks for the comment and best wishes for the New Year.

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