A new hero arises in the Scouts Out universe! Orphaned at an early age, Frank Pierce enlists in the Confederation Army to escape the slums on the planet Alamo. His one goal in life becomes an effort to join the Long Range Scouts. A near impossible task, since they demand experienced soldiers in their ranks. Unless you are a superb shot with a sniper rifle, like Frank. Taking on the greatest challenge of his life, he works unceasingly at honing his physical abilities to a razor sharp edge while risking his life on perilous missions to other worlds. He is challenged both mentally and physically not only by his friends, but by an implacable enemy bent on ensuring he meets a violent death.
An old enemy returns. High Prince Saar, the despot of the Tor Regency, has completed his years-long descent into complete madness. Obsessed with finding Thaddeus Marcell, he is wreaking havoc across the Independent Regions, and his goal is simple: To make Thaddeus pay for Saar’s own failures during the Tor-Dravon War. In his quest for vengeance, he will settle for nothing less than the complete destruction of Marcell and his Organization.
Now, for the first time ever, Thaddeus and his band of mercenaries must go on the defense. He must fight Saar and bring him down, both to protect himself, and for the good of the galaxy itself…
“A brilliant start to the series . . .” Prairies Book Review
“Sci-fi and fantasy readers seeking a story that bridges several subgenres and fills its pages with impossible challenges and hope against all odds will find Birth Right: Galak’s Rising an excellent story that stands well on its own, but sets the stage for more stories in the series. It’s a vivid, memorable tale of choices, consequences, and their lasting impact on the future of humanity that will linger in the mind long after the final struggle’s outcome.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
What do you do when the world’s greatest power has no conscience?
Two, not of blood, but joined in blood,
may conquer only as a selfless act of love.
–from The Prophecy of the Dancers of Silence
The illustrated dystopian science fiction epic fantasy Birth Right Trilogy depicts the first battles of a brutal war between humans, cyborgs, robots, and genetically enhanced beings. In the first book, Birth Right: Galak’s Rising, you are introduced to the Valki and Galak.
At the onset of a technological war that could destroy their race and the technology that made them superior, the genetically enhanced Valki traveled more than a century into the future.
In this new civilization, Galak, a cruel cyborg obsessed with creating his own race of superior beings, induces the remaining human feudal and native tribes to war against one another. To limit the Valki population, births are restricted to one per woman, unless they are twins. Galak demands that Valki teen twins compete for a Birthright, the right to have children—or be sterilized.
The courage of two young Valki women to resist Galak’s law pits princes, kings, and mighty warriors against a merciless and powerful foe.
To save humanity, the girls, named only 99 and 100, and their allies must resist an opponent who has the field and technological advantages. Only those willing to sacrifice everything can defeat their enemies.
The Birth Right Trilogy explores the ethical implications of technology with adventure, romance, humor, and terror.
Kent Burles created the nineteen illustrations for Galak’s Rising.
How does a human survive in an alien dominated InterGalactic Community? By becoming an assassin, of course.
At least, that’s what Leopold thought when he became an assassin for the elite. Pretending to be an alien known as Voidstriker, Leopold feeds his appetite for vengeance, killing aliens as well as taking their money. It’s a win-win to his mind. That is, until a bounty is placed upon his head.
With his true identity now revealed to the IG Community, Leopold knows it’s only a matter of time before the powerful family members of his victims come for blood. Far worse is the fact that the one who put the bounty on his head, is the one he most fears.
A routine job three cycles ago brought him face-to-face with Mastrodai, a prince of the powerful Mrrog Nation. Not only did Leopold—accidentally—destroy part of Mastrodai’s moon, but one glimpse of the mighty alien had him feeling desire for the first time in his life. He ran, and like predator after prey, Mastrodai never stopped hunting him.
Leopold is convinced that Mastrodai wants bloody revenge. But when he finally confronts the mrrog, he is stunned to realize Mastrodai wants something very different. Something surprisingly intimate—the one thing that scares Leopold more than torture.
WARNING: 1) This is NOT a fluffy romance and 2) There is torture/rape OFF PAGE (NOT between the main couple, Mastrodai and Leopold–their sexy times are always consensual), and dealing with the aftermath of assault.
A unit of the Seventh Cavalry is on a mission over Afghanistan when their plane is hit. The thirteen men and women bail out of the crippled plane, but when they reach the ground, they are not in Afghanistan. And it seems they have descended two thousand years into the past where primitive forces fight with swords and arrows. The platoon is thrown into a battle where they must choose sides quickly or die. They are swept along in a tide of events so powerful that their courage, ingenuity and weapons are tested to the limits of their durability and strength.
The possibility of ever feeling like a woman again was a distant dream.
Since her husband’s death, Tricia Adams had been fighting to keep a roof over their heads. With the help of the Grandmothers Four, she’d finally gotten everything under control. She was happier and more comfortable than she’d been in years.
When Carol’s son, Eric Elliott, agreed to help renovate the guest house, she soon learned she was missing something in her life.
However, the dashing and handsome man held a bowl full of secrets and complications, and falling in love was not on her to-do list.
Sam, an ex-soldier who is trying to rediscover himself after twenty years of service, unwittingly stumbles upon a mysterious alien presence in rural Wales. He thought he’d discovered criminal activities, it was more than that and everything he believed in was shattered. He is drawn into a tangled web of intrigue, pitting him against forces bent on destruction and putting his life in peril. Feeling mentally eroded by his time in the army and having worked hard to overcome this, he is thrust upon an alien journey that will change his life and beliefs in a profound way.
Corsair: a planet in thrall to the Imperium. The Imperium: a dictatorial oligarchy which likes to think it’s benevolent.
The remnant of Corsair’s population have sent out a message for aid, for someone to rescue them… and Pete Garcia is ready to answer their call.
Big Pete and the Swede, as they call the two Viridian System asteroid miners, decide to take Dolores and Maggie on holiday, and give Dolores more practice in how to be a space pilot. A course error takes them through a wormhole, into unmapped space. Will they ever get back to fulfil Pete’s mission?
Meanwhile the Imperium declares war on the Federation, while a little personal business by one of the senators leads him off in the direction of the Viridian System to start a canny land grab.
The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….
…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal craters and setting much of the world ablaze.
Tess’s dad gives her a few short minutes to gather her emergency bag and her freaked-out kitten, then leads her outside and into the underground shelter. Terrified, the last thing she expects is for him to leave her there all alone, but he has no choice—he must find her missing brother.
Before leaving, he makes Tess promise to keep the hatch door shut, not to open it for anyone but him, and to stay put until he returns.
But he forgot to tell her one thing: What is she supposed to do if he never comes back?
Asteroid miners Big Pete and the Swede deserve a holiday with Maggie and Dolores, but the Delta Quadrant is hardly a vacation spot. Pete has kept secret the call to his home planet, Corsair, to rescue them from disaster. He uses the excuse of Dolores’ training to become a pilot to give give her more space hours, only to send them through a natural wormhole to an uncharted destination. Meanwhile the Imperium declares war on the Federation, while a little personal business by one of the senators leads him off in the direction of the Viridian System to start a canny land grab.
Curved Space to Corsair is the second in the Viridian series, a proposed trilogy. It follows on from the events in The Perihelix, and includes references to events in that book. It’s mean, lean, and occasionally sexy.