Update: Bite Back 7 & Newsletter

The first quarter of Bite Back 7 is with the beta readers. The events covered were intended in the original plan to be the first 10%, but things snowballed and Amber got the bit between her teeth.

That section is 45,000 words long, which suggests book 7 will be 180,000, which will be approximate the length of Wild Card. Looking to release in Q3, but it may slip to Q4.


The other news of the week is the first newsletter has just gone out.

Some of you read the novels which I ran in serial form here on the blog. Change of Regime, A Name Among the Stars, A Threat Among the Stars, and The Harvest of Lies all appeared in weekly or monthly sections on this blog before being released as full books. I’m doing the same thing in the newsletter, but on a monthly release with longer sections.

There are two serial novels available with each newsletter. One is Science Fiction and the other is Urban Fantasy.

Science Fiction: The Long Way Home.

Their war has just ended. Their struggle has just begun.
Set in the universe described in ‘A Name Among the Stars’, but much earlier, around the time known as the Third Expansion. Janice and Bjorn are two young soldiers from a remote, pacifist planet on the Frontier who signed up to earn the money for essential Terran technology to save their colony from dying out. But nothing is easy. They have to overcome betrayals, corruption, greed… and pirates, on ‘The Long Way Home’.

Episode 1 is currently only available in eBook form in an anthology called ‘The Great Beyond’ ($0.99/£0.99)

(You can get the FREE audiobook for episode 1 at bit.ly/thelongwayhomeaudio)

Episode 2

Episode 2 ‘Problems and Opportunities’ is ready for download now, and you need to sign up to the newsletter to be able to use the links.


Once you’ve signed up, then the download link is https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ae4uomtjpa

Urban Fantasy: Stand Up

This is an Athanate PNR, set in New York, and the events occur between Bite Back Books 6 and 7. This book is not essential for the Bite Back series. It follows on, in a fashion, from the Change of Regime novella, in that some of the characters return.

Carla is a comedienne, running away from a terrible event in her past, and whose stand up routine has run out of inspiration. Katja is a sophisticated New York Athanate in a state of denial over her broken heart. Neither of them wants what the other needs. Or do they?

Episode 1 is called I Died Tonight.

Episode 1

As before, sign up for the newsletter and then your download link for Episode 1 is: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/2dkw4kl9xq

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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Henwick/e/B008SBO5YK/

8 responses to “Update: Bite Back 7 & Newsletter”

  1. Michelle Quickfall says :

    Thanks so much!

    I just subscribed and downloaded a copy of Stand Up. I am a big fan of your work Mr Henwick and look forward to Bite Back bk. 7.

    Happy writing 🙂

    Warm regards Michelle Q

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thanks Michelle!
      I hope you enjoy Stand Up, which I wrote to the half way point at a writers conference in Edinburgh last year. How different things were then!

      • Barbara Donnery says :

        Hi, My name is Barbara I have been reading them all can not wait for book 8 Thank you and keep righting

        • Mark Henwick says :

          Thank you Barbara!
          I am outlining and writing at the same time. I don’t want to get too far into writing book 8 without getting a very good feel of how it integrates with the end of the story, which is why I’m outlining scenes all the way through to the end. This last 2 or 3 books feels almost like a series within a series.

  2. elkwood says :

    Really liked Stand Up. Found it interesting as it seems to hint at possible emergence?? Thanks for the status report on book 7!!! Can’t wait for it to come

  3. DeeDee says :

    Any further updates on Bite Back 7? I loved the first six books and am eagerly awaiting number 7!

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thank you!

      Yes, Bite Back 7, Queen of Diamonds, is with the editor now. She’s due to get back to me this week and I’m still hoping for publication before Christmas. I really need to post a catch-up on the blog!

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