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Lost Solace is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater

Genre: Space opera / Sci-fi

Tour Dates: 29th March - 4th April 2024

Publication Date: Originally 2017, new edition 2024

Formats available: Epub or Spotify codes (via Findaway voices)

Estimated Page Count - 258

Standalone first novel in the “Lost Tale of Solace" series

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred), extracts, guest posts and Q&As

Pre-order Link:

They’re called the Lost Ships … but sometimes they come back.

And when they do the crews are missing, while the ships have been strangely altered, rumoured to be full of horrors.

Opal Imbiana has been seeking something her whole life. It’s a secret so precious she’s willing to risk her life recovering it from a recently discovered Lost Ship, in a lonely nebula far from colonised space.

She’s just one woman, entering an alien and lethal environment. But with the aid of an amazing AI companion and experimental armoured suit, Opal might just stand a chance.

This blast of a book kickstarted the much-loved Lost Solace series, about an unlikely friendship between two women who keep hope alive in the darkest of times.

About Karl Drinkwater

Karl Drinkwater is an author with a silly name and a thousand-mile stare. He writes dystopian space opera, dark suspense and diverse social fiction. If you want compelling stories and characters worth caring about, then you’re in the right place. Welcome!

Karl lives in Scotland and owns two kilts. He has degrees in librarianship, literature and classics, but also studied astronomy and philosophy. Dolly the cat helps him finish books by sleeping on his lap so he can’t leave the desk. When he isn’t writing he loves music, nature, games and vegan cake.

Go to to view all his books grouped by genre.

As well as crafting his own fictional worlds, Karl has supported other writers for years with his creative writing workshops, editorial services, articles on writing and publishing, and mentoring of new authors. He’s also judged writing competitions such as the international Bram Stoker Awards, which act as a snapshot of quality contemporary fiction.


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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

29th March


  2.  eBook Addicts

  3. Westveil Publishing

30th March

  1.  Sharon Beyond The Books

  2. Lecari's Livejournal v2.0

  3. Teatime and Books

31st March

  1.  So Many Books, So Little Time

  2.  My Reading Getaway

  3. b for bookreview

1st April

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Bound4Escape

  3. Bookshortie

2nd April

  1.  Reviewsfeed

  2.  Becca’s Book Reviews

  3. Romance that's 'Out of This world'

3rd April

  1.  Scintilla

  2.  What Rebecca's Read

  3. @_lozzieloves

4th April

  1. Bookworm86

  2. Colin Garrow


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