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Oath Bound is live!

I'm surprised and delighted to discover when I woke up this morning that the ebook version of Oath Bound is live on Amazon! I hadn't expected it for a few days yet. It will also be available on other major sites as they update. The print edition will be several weeks more because if the ebook is live, the print version is just going to the printer, and of course the printer also has two holidays in the next few weeks. So the print version is coming, but it's going to be a little bit.

But! Oath Bound is out! I'm so excited. Here's the blurb:

Aces high…

As the threat of European war looms, the Kingdom of Ethiopia is one of the first to come under attack from the Fascist powers. When Dr. Jerry Ballard’s long-anticipated dig in Alexandria is interrupted by the arrival of his old friend Iskinder on a secret mission for the Ethiopian Emperor, Jerry has to make a stand — even if it means delaying his dream of finding the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Fortunately, the rest of the Lodge, Alma, Lewis, Mitch, and Stasi are in Sicily showing the Catalina flying boat at a prestigious European air show. Bound by oaths and friendship, they undertake a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean and into the heart of a battle where they will be tested as never before.


And here's the teaser for inside the front cover:

Robinson’s voice crackled in his ears. “Potez, take off in order starting with Two. Breda, Breuguet, follow Five in that order. Head west on two-niner-zero and be ready to take formation.”

“Roger,” Lewis said, his voice drowned by the others, and advanced the throttle, taking Potez Five out of the hangar. On the bumpy, red-brown taxiway, he eased into line behind Mitch, waiting as the first two planes lifted off. They were quick, bounding into the air, and he began to hope they might be good enough to hold the Italians back. It was Mitch’s turn now, and Lewis watched intently as Mitch turned the little biplane into the wind. This was one of the new designs, with the small lower wing; it was supposed to be more maneuverable, though Lewis hadn’t really noticed the difference in the planes he’d flown so far. Mitch opened the throttle, Potez Four skittering down the dirt track, tail lifting almost at once. Then he was up and away, banking sharply west into the sun, and Lewis swung into line, opening the throttle. The engine roared, he released the brakes, and Potez Five leaped forward. He checked his instruments, everything in order, and felt the tail come up. He pulled back on the stick, and the little plane rose sweetly into the air. He climbed steeply, a hundred feet, three hundred, and banked onto the ordered heading. He could see the rest of the flight ahead of him, dots strung out in the glassy sky almost obscured by the sun: Robinson already maneuvering to get the advantage. Below, the ground showed broken scrub and fields; the airstrip and the village fell away, and he craned his neck to see north toward Gondar.

“All right, boys,” Robinson said. “We’ve got the sun behind us. Potez Two, Three, Brueguet, form up on me. Potez Four, you take Potez Five and Breda. Let’s go find them.”

Lewis brought Potez Five around in a wide circle and took his place on Mitch’s left wing. He could feel the excitement building, the familiar delight that he hadn’t felt since the War. Mostly he was ashamed of it, even in Italy where he had seen it in the other pilots’ eyes, but this time, he could use it, could let it go. He settled himself more comfortably in the cockpit, feeling Diana’s seal heavy in his pocket, warm against his leg, and scanned the sky ahead. They’d come down on the Italians out of the sun: that was all the advantage they had, but he’d made less work for him before. This time the hound could run.

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verdanthe
Dec. 13th, 2015 12:08 pm (UTC)

will it be showing up on kobo sometime?

jo_graham
Dec. 13th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
It should be. Different sites take different amounts of time to update when a title is released. It should be there soon!
aishabintjamil
Dec. 13th, 2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! Just went and grabbed it.
jo_graham
Dec. 13th, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to hear what you think of the Alexandria parts.
melita66
Dec. 13th, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
Bought! And perfect timing, as I just finished the latest episode of Kushner's Tremontaine serial, and two novels last week (Black Wolves and Rider of the Crown). Let's see if I can finish it before SW: The Force Awakens novelization is released on Friday. I'm all about spoilering the movie before I see it on Monday.
jo_graham
Dec. 14th, 2015 08:34 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it! I'd love to hear what you think as you go or when you're done.
hand2hand
Dec. 14th, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
I will be ordering the print version. Can't wait!
jo_graham
Dec. 14th, 2015 08:35 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it! The print version should be out in January.
the_prawn
Dec. 14th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
Squeee, purchased! :D Shall save it to read as a treat for my Christmas holiday week off.
jo_graham
Dec. 15th, 2015 01:06 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it! I had so much fun with it.
tebasile7
Dec. 16th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)
Is it already Christmas?
I find that this book is out AND I am going to watch new Star Wars one minute past midnight local time....it can't get any better :-))))

Okay, if I had time to start reading immediately and didn't have to go to work. ;-)
jo_graham
Dec. 17th, 2015 12:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Is it already Christmas?
I hope you enjoy the book! I'd love to hear what you think.

I'm seeing Star Wars at 11 am on Friday. EEEEE!
hand2hand
Jan. 26th, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
Any word yet on the paperback version of Oath Bound? I want my set to match! :)
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