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Monday, March 11, 2013

M Pax's Third in the series, Boomtown Craze!

Today I'm featuring speculative fiction wrier M Pax and the third in her space opera, Boomtown Craze!

A Grand New Age of Boom or Dust?
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe.

To secure his future, Craze must propel his world into a more prosperous era. Only days away from the grand opening of his new and improved tavern, he is confronted by a loony Backworlder intent on mucking up his plans. Gaunt and trembling, she claims her spaceship is possessed. She also has a connection to the underworld that shakes loose the dark past of one of Craze’s closest friends. It all threatens to end Craze’s prosperity before it begins.

Meanwhile off world, Captain Talos works desperately to outwit the mercenary Jixes and lure them away from his and Craze’s budding prospects. The mind-control weapon Talos uses against them is wearing thin, and his next move may be his last.

Will Craze and Talos’s efforts bring about a grand new age of boom or damn them to forever struggle in the dust?

ebooks at:  AmazonUS / AmazonUK / B&N / Smashwords
From March 4 to March 22, folks can enter to win the following:
1 set of signed Backworlds paperbacks, including The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, and Boomtown Craze. Will only ship to US residents. Rafflecopter to enter found at

Hugging her telescope!

M. Pax is a Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

Find M Pax on Twitter,  Facebook, You Tube


  1. I'm not a space opera fan, but I love this cover. :)

  2. I just heard about Mary's book. Congratulations to her!!

  3. Looks great! And I'd love to see some of those moon photos!

  4. Congrats, sounds interesting! I'm a brown coat too.
    "Take my love, take my land
    Take me where I cannot stand
    I don't care, I'm still free
    You can't take the sky from me."

    I'll have to check out Boomtown Craze

  5. What a combination, a Browncoat (loved that series)and Jane Austin! Congrats on your book!

  6. Go, Mary. Go, Mary. Go, go, go Mary.