Things always take longer than expected, and it doesn’t help when I suddenly want to experiment with a new cover idea.
And see, I’m waffling already, when I what I should be doing is introducing you to a new story set on the first Advent Sunday of Christmas now available to download.
I explain more about the story on the page for Yule at Aurora Station, but I just thought I’d talk around it here.
As I’ve mentioned before, December in Greenland is incredibly dark, i.e. no sun. So celebrating Advent, especially if it fell in November, was an opportunity to get the decorations up fast to beat back the winter dark. This really worked in Uummannaq, with a red or green paper star lit with a light bulb in the window of nearly every house in that tiny town on a remote island in the Arctic. The snow reflected the Christmas colours and the Northern Lights blazed in the sky.
So, with that in mind, you might better understand my love of Christmas and the reason why I am often compelled to write a Christmas story.
Yule at Aurora Station is a Christmas story in four parts, one for each Sunday this Christmas.
It’s a little different than my usual crime novels and novellas, and with that in mind I’m giving away the first part for free via a link to my payhip store. (Please note, you will be asked for an email address to register the “sale”, but you are not being added to a mailing list.)
Readers of my Greenland Missing Persons series will be familiar with a certain five-year-old, and she’s back, but she’s all grown up. Luui Angakkuarneq stars in this cute, fantastical story about a pregnant polar bear – the last polar bear in a rapidly diminishing Arctic.
Die-hard crime readers have bailed at this point, and I don’t blame you. 🙂
But if you want to read something a little different this Christmas, then each short instalment of Yule at Aurora Station might be just what you need. It’s packed with Arctic goodness, goons, and mythical creatures. And a little magic, of course.
As I said, Part 1 is free, so you can try before you buy. Each part thereafter will be $0.99 and bundled for $2.99 later in December. Yule at Aurora Station is about 100 pages long in total. I will release the parts via links in a blog post and on the book page on this website.
Here’s a quick overview:
- Sunday November 28 Yule at Aurora Station – Part 1 (FREE)
- Sunday December 5 Yule at Aurora Station – Part 2
- Sunday December 12 Yule at Aurora Station – Part 3
- Sunday December 19 Yule at Aurora Station – Part 4
I hope you enjoy Part 1 as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Have a great Sunday! Oh, and apologies to readers from Australia, as I’m pretty sure it’s Monday already.
This looks great, Chris – especially the attractively bright cover compared to what you showed us previously (I don’t think Luui’s face was even shown on that other cover – now we know what a cutie she grew up to be!). I’m really itching to get into your 4-parter, but I feel I must first finish the two remaining chapters in ‘NORTH STAR BAY’ I haven’t read yet – ANOTHER terrific tale!! Does that story and this Luui series take place around the same time in the future? Happy Advent! (if they actually say that in Greenland!)
Christoffer Petersen says
Thanks, Dave! Yes, the cover, I was trying something with the last one, imagining an interior, but while I geeked out with props, it was missing something. As you said, it was missing Luui! 🙂 North Star Bay is a bit of a special case. I had a blast writing it, and often got lost in it. You’re right, both NSB and Yule at Aurora Station are set about the same time, but I have a classic problem that I have to deal with. Because I jump back and forth, and because Luui didn’t exist when I started NSB and the other Dark Advent books, I have to figure out what happens to Luui and why Petra doesn’t say anything about Luui in The Calendar Man, for example. Honestly, I never expected people to read my books, so I just went with the flow. And look where that got me! 🙂 Have a great day, Dave!