Today is launch day for her latest book, Artemis Invaded, book two of what I sincerely hope will be a trilogy of Artemis novels. I say "I hope" because publishing is a fickle business. My friend Melinda Snodgrass's third book in her trilogy is coming out five years after the previous two. How best to ensure that the third Artemis comes out in a timely manner? Buy the first two books, of course!
From the back cover:
[This book] returns to the world of Artemis, a pleasure planet that was lost for millennia, a place that holds secrets that could give mankind back unimaginable powers.
Stranded archaeologist Griffin is determined to make his way back to his home world with news of the Artemis discovery. He and his gene-modified native companion, the huntress Adara, and her psyche-linked puma Sand Shadow, set out to find another repository of the ancient technology in the hope that somehow Griffin will be able to contact his orbiting ship.
In the midst of this, Adara wrestles with her complex feelings for Griffin-and with the consequences of her and Sand Shadow's new bond with the planet Artemis. Focused on his own goals, Griffin is unaware that his arrival on Artemis has created unexpected consequences for those he is coming to hold dear. Unwittingly, he has left a trail-and Artemis is about to be invaded.
Go read this series while I finish formatting a collection of short stories by Jane, which I will tell you about as soon as I have a firm release date!