The Phoenix Rebellion -- the first series in this Phoenix Universe -- began as several separate, completely unconnected stories I couldn't get to work alone. But then I asked a question... and each of these stand alone stories slid together like puzzle pieces.
These are two very magical words for a science fiction writer. They open up an entire world of possibilities, and it is our job as the writer to answer the question.
What if... an advanced race came to our world and told us they wanted to be our benefactors? What if... they told us they were our ancestors, and we were their descendents. What if... their promises of a better world and an easier life was so wonderful the entire planet eventually welcomed them with open arms?
And what if... fifty years later... it all is discovered to be a lie?
The first series tell the stories of several members of an underground, rebel organization called Phoenix. A network so diverse and interlaced into society, they touch every aspect from government to science. They don't believe the words of the alien benefactors, and they spend decades trying to find the truth. With each book another lie is revealed, and the danger grows until the whole world is enveloped in war.
A war we intend to win.
Phoenix Rising, another four-book series, picks up almost a year after The Phoenix Rebellion. The world is in ruins, in a near-post-apocalyptic state. Our population is a fraction of what we had once been. Our government and military are being rebuilt from the ground up. Our people are beaten... but not yet broken. We have new allies in the universe, and now we know the truth behind the lies.
We face new enemies from within. Xenos. They are they new 'rebels', and they want to rid the Earth of anything they don't see as pure human. But the distinction is almost undetectable. So, like terrorists of today they kill and bomb and cry out against the outrage when they are the source of the problem. The question here is...
What if... not all our enemies are gone?
Phoenix Rising Book One: Janus begins to reveal the deceit that still lingers and the dangers we still face. How do you tell friend from foe when everyone wears the same mask?
Gail R. Delaney has been actively writing 'for publication' since 1996. The first novel she ever wrote is still sitting on her computer, waiting for the major rewrite that will make it acceptable. She says she has learned a great deal since writing that book, and it shows when she looks back at that rough draft.
Gail has had several novels published in the genres of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and futuristic romance. Her novels have received several nominations and awards since she was first published in 2005.
Gail and her family recently moved from the cold and blustery east coast to Southern California, and is loving every moment of sunshine she can soak in -- without risking a sun burn.
Read on to enjoy a blurb and excerpt from Phoenix Rising Book One: Janus