I have a little surprise for you. I was going to put this novella into an anthology, but that book didn't happen, so I'm giving the novella to you FOR FREE.
You can pick it up here in exchange for your email address: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/dbghsvqqq1
Or, if you're keen to spot me enough coffee grounds to make a cup of joe so I can keep banging out the stories, then pick it up here--and keep me from spamming your inbox in the process ;)
Also, this novella is my first foray into going "wide" as we authors call it, and it will shortly be available on iBook, Google Play, B&N, and Kobo. If you read on those platforms, watch this page to see when its out: https://books.pronoun.com/rika-mechanized/
What's it about?
Rika is a scout mech, once human, now she is the property of the Genevian military.
Rika's crime was small, stealing food. But when faced with a five-year prison term, or conscription in the Genevian military, she chose war.
She had no idea what that conscription would entail.
Now little of Rika's human body remains, and she serves as an SMI-2 scout mech, the meat inside a cyborg body. She, and others like her, are sent in ahead of the human soldiers to tip the scales of war.
But the enemy has upped the ante and the mechs of Rika's fireteam will have to go up against unimaginable odds if they want to serve their time and become human again.
This tale leads into the Rika Outcast story, which ultimately connects into the broader Orion War storyline. I hope you enjoy it, but if you get a bit misty-eyed at the end, I won't tell anyone.