Not all promises are made equal.
Kin Hanford, muscle for the space pirate gang the Damn Shames, is running from his problems—a son who doesn’t want to see him, an ex-wife who would love to see him destitute. He’s got a decent life with his crew, though they’re always flirting with death and dodging disaster.
But real trouble comes for Kin and the Shames in the form of a mysterious stranger with an even more mysterious map, followed by some of the galaxy’s most powerful—and suspicious—elite. When the newest Shames are kidnapped by cruel socialite Tana Zaalis, Kin throws caution to the winds and goes after them. He bravely faces vicious monsters, a cunning information broker, and Tana herself… and learns along the way where his priorities in life truly lie.
This science fiction adventure book is the first in the trilogy A Mutiny of Pirates, which is based loosely on the story of Treasure Island. Readers who enjoy stories about found families, unusual worlds, and multi-faceted relationships will find Kinfolk has what they’re looking for. Though this is an action-packed story, the primary plot points are emotional, so Kinfolk may appeal to readers who prefer a book with a high EQ rather than a high body count.
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August Niehaus keeps trying to write serious books, but it’s no use. She grew up on Star Wars, The Lion King, Redwall, and other fantastical tales of unlikely heroes, which influence what she writes today. “Kinfolk” is her third novel.
After majoring in journalism and minoring in psychology at Seattle Pacific University, August has worked with words in the technology industry for a decade now, in addition to self-publishing two other novels (“Daugment” and “Gods of Atlantis: Boiling Point”) and four non-fiction titles (“Robotics for Writers”, “Promptly”, “Why Aren’t You Cooking?”, and “Short Story Boot Camp”).
August lives on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, husky dog, and a herd of goats (plus a sheep named Betty White). When not writing, you can find August in the garden, in the kitchen, in the music studio, or trying to get the animals to talk back.