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Meet the Crew of the Ghost – Cynthia

SPOILERS AHEAD if you’re just joining the adventures of the crew of the Ghost. You’ve been warned. Cynthia joins the crew after a few adventures. She doesn’t immediately mesh but quickly realizes that the crew of the Ghost has something she’s never had. Family. She grew up trained to be an assassin, then found herself working for a minor crime lord. Through acquisitions and mergers (the violent kind, I mean, crime bosses here) she ends up a lieutenant for Xarrix, head of one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the GC. She’s Tygran, a race that’s part of the Galactic Commonwealth. The Tygran people are well-traveled and progressive, having established civil liberties and equal rights for droids. I wasn’t sure about Cynthia at first. I knew she’d show up…

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Meet the Crew of the Ghost – Gabe

GBE-102002 (Gabe to his friends) starts out as an engineering bot. Designed to spend his entire existence in an engineering department. Gabe goes through some significant changes as the series progresses (no spoilers!) He’s often the straight man or foil for the team. Wil wasn’t initially on board but has quickly come to consider Gabe one of his best friends. He’s straight-forward and blunt and rarely cares to get involved with, as he puts it, “tedious banter”. Dan really captured Gabe here. He’s constantly tinkering and most at home in the engineering spaces of the Ghost. Most of the time the crew interacts with him via the ship’s intercom. Gabe can be tough to write since he stays in engineering most of the time, he’s not around for the discussions…

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Meet the Crew of the Ghost – Bennie

Ben-Ari Vulvo is a Brailack. He’s also an asshole. He met Wil early on in Wil’s career as a smuggler, helping him get an ident (Space drivers license) and a clean, albeit fake, transponder id for the Ghost (Then the Reaper). When Wil brought Maxim and Zephyr to Fury for clean idents of their own, he sent them to Bennie. After some sewer crawling and general abraisiveness, Bennie and the wayward ex-Peacekeepers make it back to the Ghost and begin a life of being “Space Rogues”. Bennie has issues with personal space and property, often hacking into Wil’s personal data archive to watch Earth movies and TV shows. He also views door locks as minor inconveniences and often visits the rooms of his crewmates when they’re not around. Often ‘borrowing’…

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Space Rogues book one new cover

I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about cover updates. The (of countless) upside of indie publishing is being agile. I love the Ghost! Greg did an amazing job of capturing her. But my initial cover updates simply replaced the old version of the Ghost with Greg’s. I love(d) those covers. The Ghost, in space, over a planet or fighting a monster spaceship. Most weren’t very dynamic. That is (slowly) changing. Book One is the first. What do you think? Some common knowledge in cover design is to capture a moment from the book. Book Two did that best. I wanted to bring the rest of the books in the series up to that standard. Another bit of “common knowledge” in cover design is to fit the genre….

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