Visit this fictional world

So far, the hooks I’ve shared for my upcoming release, Constellation XXI, have included, a cover, a blurb, and the opening paragraphs. Today, something totally different.

For each of my books I create a “travel poster” inviting readers to enter my fictional world. The posters become part of my marketing materials. The travel poster for Constellation XXI is now done, and here’s the Poster Reveal.

Be sure to check out the hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.

Constellation XXI

Rediscovering Love at the Worst Possible Time

Although Sienna Dukelsky had been the most promising student pilot at Keening AstroSpace Academy, she inexplicably settles for a routine, unglamorous job guiding incoming spaceships to safe berths at Farflung Space Station. Rumors blamed her odd decision on heartbreak after Crispin Hunt, the love of her life, got expelled.

Approaching Farflung, Crispin’s freighter is greeted by Sienna’s tugship. Love almost rekindles, but is threatened by old betrayals. And when her ship loses power while aimed straight at the space station, Sienna must confront astonishing secrets about Crispin and his cargo—secrets that make hers the most important job in the whole galaxy.

Constellation XXI, Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, is a standalone book that continues the saga of the Dukelsky family begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station and Escapee.

Constellation XXI will be released February XIV, Valentines Day. Until then, you can pre-order it from these fine sites:




  1. Great poster! Do you do your own graphics, Ed?

    1. On things like this, yes. I designed the covers for the books in my Trilogy of Tompa Lee, too, but it took me FOREVER. For fancy stuff like book covers, I leave it to the pros.

  2. Like the cover and the story sounds intriguing.

    1. Then both cover and blurb are hooking people as they’re supposed to. Thanks!

  3. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    Nice poster

  4. Awesome poster. Makes a great hook to snag some readers.

    1. That’s the idea — another way to be beguiled into the story. The focus is on the story world, rather than the characters or plot.

  5. great idea, the poster is unique and intriguing

    1. Thanks, Helen. The poster isn’t quite unique, though. I created one for almost all my novels.

  6. I love the travel poster idea.

    1. It’s pretty easy, too, if you have a graphic program that allows layers. Just create the frame with the middle ‘cut out’ then find a picture to show in the cut-out space. Creating this poster took less than an hour, most of which involved the wording.

  7. Travel poster is definitely a winner for catching a reader’s attention. Powerful stuff. Space opera sounds like a good change of pace to add to my TBR pile. Best wishes on the new release!!
    JQ Rose

    1. I got the idea from NASA. To build interest in their program that searches for exo-planets (orbiting other stars) they started creating travel posters.

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