Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface by Lindsay buroker

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All Sergeant Evrial Yara wanted was to protect the young emperor from those plotting to kill him. Joining forces with a group of notorious outlaws wasn’t part of the plan, especially not when one of them is determined to charm her out of her uniform at every turn. Working with the criminals might have been worth it if their efforts had saved the emperor, but it seems he’s not the rightful heir... 5.5 The Emperor`s Edge

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Lindsay buroker

A book by Lindsay buroker

I`ve been a lifeguard, a fast-food-flinger, a network administrator, and a soldier in the US Army. From 2004 to 2011, I made a living as a blogger and affiliate marketer. I worked from home and made my own hours, so in many ways it was a dream job, but I`d always wanted to tell stories (instructing people on how to select a home security system or which gym equipment to buy wasn`t quite as fun as you`d think). Back in 2009 or so, I decided to “get serious” about finishing up some novels. I had a number of half-written manuscripts I could have focused on, but the characters I`d known longest were the Emperor`s Edge crew, and I also enjoyed spending time with them (seriously, who wouldn`t want to spend time with Maldynado ?). I finished Emperor`s Edge ...

and then let it sit on my hard drive for a year. I wasn`t sure it was good enough to send off to an agent (nor was I excited by the idea of ​​querying ten bazillion agents). And there wasn`t much point in starting EE2 if ...

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I`ve been a lifeguard, a fast-food-flinger, a network administrator, and a soldier in the US Army. From 2004 to 2011, I made a living as a blogger and affiliate marketer. I worked from home and made my own hours, so in many ways it was a dream job, but I`d always wanted to tell stories (instructing people on how to select a home security system or which gym equipment to buy wasn`t quite as fun as you`d think). Back in 2009 or so, I decided to “get serious” about finishing up some novels. I had a number of half-written manuscripts I could have focused on, but the characters I`d known longest were the Emperor`s Edge crew, and I also enjoyed spending time with them (seriously, who wouldn`t want to spend time with Maldynado ?). I finished Emperor`s Edge ... and then let it sit on my hard drive for a year. I wasn`t sure it was good enough to send off to an agent (nor was I excited by the idea of ​​querying ten bazillion agents). And there wasn`t much point in starting EE2 if I hadn`t sold EE1. So, I went on to write Encrypted, thinking that would be easier to sell because it was a stand-alone story and I had more experience as a writer by then. But ... what started out as high-fantasy in a steam-age world ended up having this strange science-fiction bent in the end, and I wasn`t sure how to “sell” it to agents. Cross-genre? Steampunk? High fantasy? It wasn`t really any of the above, and, either way, I didn`t see many agents looking for those things (in fact, I saw more of them saying, “under no circumstances send us that secondary-world-fantasy crapola ”- it`s possible I`m paraphrasing). About that time (fall of 2010), I got my first Kindle and stumbled across JA Konrath`s blog on self-publishing. Within weeks, I`d decided I wanted to go that route. Since I had a background in blogging, search engine optimization, internet marketing, etc., I wasn`t intimidated by the idea of ​​online book promotion (though, as it turns out, my background helped less than you`d think, and I had a lot to learn!). In late 2011, I e-published my fourth novel, and, thanks to your support, I`ve been able to leave the old day job and make this author thing a full-time gig. I`m not making what I used to make, but it`s my dream job, and that`s what matters most to me.