It feels like we’ve been fighting threats from all sides since the beginning of last year. The pandemic, climate change, political turmoil…the list goes on. Our fight or flight response is constantly activated. And we are fatigued. There’s no doubt about it.

Acknowledging that is important. So is finding ways to cope.

Fortunately, you are all readers or you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now. And we readers know how to take those much-needed breaks from reality.

Our fiction friends Boss and Coop know all about fight or flight. The main characters in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Diving series, Boss and Coop return this week with a brand-new, pulse-pounding adventure.

If you supported our Kickstarter earlier this year, you already know I speak truth. But if you didn’t, The Chase will be available in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover on Tuesday.

Here’s the synopsis:

On the run.

After fleeing pursuers from two different missions, Boss and Coop reconvene at the Lost Souls Corporation headquarters. Both share exciting but troublesome news.

And a whole lot of questions.

But before they begin to even scratch the surface of the new information, they face threats from all quarters.

And when an old adversary of Coop’s gets involved, Boss questions who to trust to survive and find some long-awaited answers.

A nonstop new adventure, The Chase provides thrilling new details about Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s award-winning Diving series.

Click here for all the links.

And if you have Kickstarter FOMO, never fear. You still have time to back our latest Kickstarter project featuring Kris’ Spade/Paladin Conundrums.

We’ve already hit five stretch goals, which means all backers at the $5 level above get an advance ebook copy of Kris’ new Spade/Paladin novel Ten Little Fen, plus five bonus ebooks and four pop-up workshops for writers (or to gift to writers). That’s a helluva lot of value for $5!

Check out the Kickstarter here, but do hurry. It ends Thursday.

And so, I hope your coming week is filled with mystery and adventure, but mostly of the fictional kind.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.