#Interview with Hawk MacKinney, author of Inanna Phantom

Welcome to the blog tour for Inanna Phantom by Hawk MacKinney! If you follow my book blogs at all, his name may seem familiar to you. Today he is here to tell us more about all of his books, plus a little bit about himself. And then there is also an excerpt from this latest title for you to enjoy. Please ask Hawk more questions and let him know what you think! And of course, follow the tour for more chances to win in the great giveaway!

Tell us about your other published works.

Two series plus a historical romance:

  • Sci-fi – The Cairns of Sainctuarie
  • Vol I – The Belikovat Event
  • Vol II – The Missing Planets
  • Vol III – Inanna Phantom
  • Vol IV – [galley edit]

Mystery thrillers:

  • The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series
  • Bk I – Hidden Chamber of Death
  • Bk II – Westobou Gold
  • Bk III – Curse of the Ancients
  • Bk IV – Dead Gold
  • Bk V – [galley edit]
  • Bk VI – [3rd edit]
  • Bk VII – [draft edit]

Historical Romance:

Moccasin Trace, prequel to the Moccasin Hollow mysteries.

On what are you currently working?

Two manuscripts – the next title in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series and Volume IV in the Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series.

What does your upcoming release schedule look like?

Our marketing workaholics usually reserve 7-12 months to market & blog each title. Crowding that schedule cheats each title of the time best required for the word to percolate out and about. My next mystery will be scheduled for release in the fall of 2020, and following that will be the next science fiction title.

What is the best writing advice you ever received?

If you don’t like to write/edit – DON’T.

What is your least favorite part about writing?

Time demands that keep me away from the computer keyboard.

What are you currently reading? Up next on your TBR?

The latest biographies of Napoleon & Jefferson Davis. Both are outstandingly referenced and beautifully written.

What book and/or author changed your life?

Book – Desiree. Napoleon’s jilted girlfriend that became the Dowager Queen of Sverige’s Bernadotte Dynasty & carries the crown of Swedish to this today. Talk about things happening as they were meant to!

When not writing, what can we find you doing?

Libraries are my secret getaways.

If you could meet one person living or dead, who would it be and why?

Czar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov – A warm caring father/husband that would have made an exceptional Constitutional Czar. Why he let tradition blind him to changes that Rossiya desperately needed.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Remain anonymous.

3D illustration. Sci-Fi futuristic abstract gradient blue violet pink neon. A glowing corridor on the reflection of the concrete floor. A dark interior room.

The threat of rift invasions seem long passed. Plentiful harvests abound. The Murian first-contact Terato Outpost has grown into the sprawling Terato-Murian Terminus Terato with a hub of relay portals reaching across the vast uncharted galactic expanses and connecting with its eon-extinct Lantaraan prehistory. 

An exploratory Terato-Murian Jupiterr outpost is established on the gas giant seventh planet, and its quantum and gravitational energies are used to power outpost portals for an archeological survey of the fourth planet, Eorthe. 

The Lantaraan database aboard Terato’s ancient Downday moon shows that one or more planets of the Solaris planets have apparently been lost. Expanded archeological records on other Lantaraan orbital bodies in the Solaris system show the fourth planet from the star—Eorthe—to be a sterile wasteland. Except it is not. Eorthe’s civilization is not to the level of the Murian Empire, but it is far advanced to those of a pastoral Terato. Terato and Eorthe form the confederated United Terran League under the nominal figurehead leader of League High Judikarr Eklam a’Qoc. 

Jupiterr outpost expands into a major League stronghold, Jupiterr Base, when civil unrest erupts in the League, the unexpected return of rift intrusions threatens, and the Murian Emperor Klarvko Celo is assassinated. 

As they prepare for confrontations with an unknown ancient enemy, the internal tensions on Myr and Eorthe push Murians and Teratoans to dangerous discords.

Read an excerpt:

The first anomalies were logged by remote nanoparticle quantum-field sensor arrays positioned on uninhabited dwarf planets, moons and long-orbit asteroids of the star systems of the League. The inconsistencies were short sub-fracture durations and were seismically unremarkable. Across the League’s far-flung frontier systems, seasoned operators monitored the encoded decryption of the scan-logs. Through decades of use, the linknet had become indispensable; supplanting the slower interstellar particle entanglement-based trans-light travel. Linknet protocols established allowances for such random background fluctuations with standard deviations measured against system parameters. The diverse configurations of the link systems were accepted as fail-safe.

Senior specialists assigned to Terminus Terra II protocol-consoles maintained continuous scans for minor time-sync misaligns. Scan records were stored in Murian-designed crystals in tiered sublevels of mantle crust beneath Terminus and in Myraa City. Link schedules of freight shipments, personnel, and communications remained on tight schedules.

The erratic anomalous spacetime oscillations data was logged. The ruse was almost perfect. Except star-core substrate logs registered converter power for the unsanctioned personnel requisition of translinks coordinates for specific network portals. It was a simple oversight but one that had sa s'Blikova'at consequences. Besides, waiting one more day wouldn’t matter.
The following morning Marleen and her three sons would be alone.

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Hawk has authored several works of fiction including a historical romance Moccasin Trace which was nominated for both the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award. His Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series and his Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series have received national and international attention.

With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. His professional writing includes articles on chordate neuroembryology, and aerospace research on muscle metabolic behavior in multi-orbital environments.


Book Video: https://youtu.be/MUnhN8U0Zp0

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HawkMacKinney

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/698008.Hawk_MacKinney

Hawk MacKinney will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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8 thoughts on “#Interview with Hawk MacKinney, author of Inanna Phantom”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

    1. James ROBERT – Sharing with one’s readers is at the top-of-the-list(s) that writers often overlook. “Don’t forget your readers!” I find them great fun, & I’m glad U enjoy the posts with their short reads. Thank U –

      Hawk MacK

  2. Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks & Characters – Thank you for hosting Inanna Phantom, Volume 3 in the latest tale of the bloodlines of the a’Qoc families and the Teratoan League. In Volume 3 of The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series, Eklam a’Qoc and his Teratoan associates lead Terato against invasions of their worlds, allied by a powerful coalition with the immense Murian Empire. Book 5 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series is in galley-edit. Moccasin Trace is an earlier historical romance prequel to The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series.

    Hawk MacKinney
    Inanna Phantom – Vol III video
    URL https://youtu.be/MUnhN8U0Zp0

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