Desperation has set in for the Territories of the Twenty. After more than a century at war with the Hegemony, they have suffered two catastrophic defeats: the loss of their main uranium source for... More > their warships and their failure in destroying the Hegemony's main base.
In desperation, Admiral William Savage takes a third of the fleet to parts of the galaxy unknown to the Territories. Arriving in Lonsation space, Savage finds it has been taken over by the Hegemony and in order to take advantage of their uranium supplies, he must free Lonsatia. But do so, he may have to reveal his cybernetic powers as he battles his cyborg brothers exiled long ago for attempting to take over the galaxy.
The missing fleet does not go unnoticed by the Hegemony, and plans are made to invade the capital of the Territories of the Twenty, Veloxora, while part of its defending fleet is missing.
Will Admiral Savage be able to save the Lonsation Colonies, and will there be a home for him to return to at Veloxora?< Less
GEARED UP WRITING STEAMPUNK is a totally rewritten guide to, well, writing Steampunk Fiction. As the 2nd edition, there are elements that remain, some that have been dropped, and new things... More > added.
For instance, this time round the research sections on wardrobes, slang, theatres, and weapons has vanished because in the original book this all focused on the Victorians -- the British.
Also dropped was the list of authors names, mostly because keeping it up to date in the book was impossible, so it moved to a website. The markets remained and gained a few additions.
Other additions are sections specifically on Weird West, the Gilded Age (urban American East), the Belle Epoch (European), Parallel Worlds and Alternative Universes, Time Travel, plus writing the Steampunk romance, mystery, dystopian tale, comedy and adventure story.
As well as cover the American West for Weird West, trips to the Canadian West, Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania are also taken.
So get Geared Up for writing Steampunk!< Less
At some time in our lives, we go from believing in mystical lands and magical beings to believing in only what we can actually see. Yet, incredible tales and folklore still remain to this very day.... More > Perhaps, it’s not so bad to go back in time - to a time when our minds were open and uncluttered with the realities of this world; to a world which was full of mystery, awe and unfathomable feats.
So relax, clear your mind and go back to that time.< Less
An ancient language professor receives a mysterious book that contains messages from thousands of years in the past. Soon the professor finds himself and his nephew, a quantum mechanics experts,... More > kidnapped by the American government. The captors order that a time machine be built.
It is the beginning of an experience that turns the two men's world upside down. Much is revealed to them, including that the life they had been living was an illusion being controlled by a shape-shifting reptillian race known as the Draceye. Escaping in a time machine to the Sacred Circle of Stones, the two men journey back in time where they meet the Nineian Council. It is from the Council members that the men learn of a prophecy about a sacred boy who will change all things as they know it.
Can they find the boy and defeat the Draceye or will the leader of the Draceye, Bezale, outwit them in thier efforts? So begins a tale of time, deceit, illusion, and great ancient magic.
The Draceye saga begins...< Less
Your mentor Osric is dead. The castle you inherited, your new home, is enchanted and alive. Staircases shift. Rooms move or vanish. Voices whisper that alternately make you blush and sweat. A... More > wardrobe eternally hunts a couch through the halls with an axe. Your dog has become-something else entirely. Osric’s friend, the prototype swordsman/hero, thinks you’re a weakling and a fool. And Osric’s lawyer is a wizard who tells you not to leave the castle grounds for one week, but won’t tell you why.
This is the only condition for your inheritance.
But you made a mistake.
You broke the one rule.
And now your terrifying, enchanted castle can't protect you…not even from itself.
Welcome to your new home, Jesse Idlewild.
Welcome to Imago, the Red Castle.< Less
Cera is an ordinary wife and mother who enjoys the simple things in life, until the night she is murdered. In death, Cera finds herself trapped in a shadow land somewhere between the land of the... More > living and the land of the dead, where demons, ghosts, and old gods roam the streets preying on the living. It is up to Cera to find out why the line between the living and the dead is fading and how the rift between worlds can be mended. Pulled into a quest that takes her to hell and back and into the arms of an ancient, demon lover, she finds that she is a child of the Fates and that she alone can challenge death himself for dominion over his kingdom.< Less
"Terror is my world.
I have yet to accept it, to kill my yearning for a brighter future. I am uncertain I will ever destroy that desire.
Though I look the part of a demon, I do not... More > intentionally reap and sow fear, hatred or chaos. To the contrary, I am rather...gentle.
Now, I imagine you must be puzzling over what I mean, wondering which piece fits to which. Sit, if you have the time, and I will tell you."
Painting the life of a demon raised human, "Demon Rising" follows Cory Lawrence, from his youth to modern day. In a world where demons have recently gained rights, the dangers Cory faced as a child are far from over. With the aid of Robert, his therapist, Cory seeks to make sense of a world he barely recognizes and a life he cannot remember. **Note: This novel is also available digitally on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Rising-Gravity-ebook/dp/B00CPF0DEQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368128667&sr=1-1.< Less
Set in modern time, Vampyres are not the beings that Hollywood has made them out to be. Some are better, some are worse. For those unsuspecting, there are far worse things to have taken than your... More > blood.< Less
A CHILD's Stillness:
Is a true account of the hardship and suffering Mr. Andrew Williams experienced as a rare-gifted genius with peculiar abilities. Born a child prodigy, he has worked for different... More > agencies and secret societies. He has seen other children with special abilities captured and killed before one of these secret societies turned on him. Already facing prejudice because of the color of his skin and his peculiar ability as a extremely-gifted genius to know and do all things, Andrew’s childhood was violent and brutal; his elementary school a battleground. But Andrew’s martial art abilities and psychic gifts would always manifest themselves to protect him and ensure his continued survival. Then when Andrew learns that this secret society wants to capture him and have him use his special abilities to kill, he refuses to work for them. Now the elementary school child at such a tender age is facing off with armed men in black who were assigned to capture and hurt him.......< Less
On his way to study for the priesthood, Harow is mistaken for a bold and infamous duke. Instead of study, he finds himself thrust into action to rescue a beautiful queen and her spoiled daughter, as... More > they flee the city. Now, a rebel army is hot on their heels and Harow must keep his wits about him as he leads the small group of survivors to safety.< Less
In this 3rd book of the trilogy, Terran, the ruthless captain of the spaceship Maraudor, is closer than ever to possessing the most coveted treasure in the Universe: the all-powerful Esseen Crystals.... More > From within a UFO in the Bermuda Triangle, the cosmic jewels are casting an irresistible euphoria over all of the peoples of the Earth—except for the greediest scoundrels. Realizing that Bob and his sons are the key to gaining entry to the UFO, the space pirate snatches them from their Paintball Jungle. But just as he gets his hands on the Crystals, he is hijacked by the robots of the Illuminosity, who take Bob captive along with the prize. Ultimately, the boys are faced with the decision to either rescue the Crystals for the sake of humanity or save their dad. They cannot do both.< Less
In 1816, Captain Rosario is enjoying his life of adventure on the high seas until he and his crew are forced into a partnership with a ruthless band of space pirates, the Maraudians, who use the... More > buccaneers as unwilling time travelers in their insatiable quest for gold. After narrowly defeating the infamous Blackbeard, Rosario returns from his adventures in the past, disfigured and craving revenge. He has lost most of his men and his treasure, as well as the one love of his life, the enchanting Aleia. Attempting to flee from the Pirates of Marauda, Rosario is snared by a temporal storm, which takes him back in time once again. Hot in pursuit of Rosario, the superpirates soon recapture him. But their priorities change abruptly when they discover that the temporal storm may have been caused by the legendary Esseen crystals, which bestow divine powers on anyone who possesses them. Rendezvous is Book 2 of the Pirates of Marauda trilogy.< Less
Circles in Time is Book 1 of the Pirates of Marauda trilogy, an adventure through time and space. Out on another of their treasure-hunting diving adventures, brothers Eli and Zoe and their Dad come... More > upon an earthshaking discovery when a powerful storm leaves them shipwrecked on an unknown tropical island. In the jungle, they soon encounter nineteenth-century buccaneers who never age but can barely fend off the Jurassic creatures who rule this place. As they all try to escape the island, they come upon Shakti, a captivatingly beautiful princess, who leads them to her people, the Children of Eden. They soon learn that these people from another world have been conducting a desperate experiment with their crystal technology, in which the trio themselves have become the unintended victims.< Less
The Sanctum, a governing body entrusted to maintain the peace amongst Magicals and ensure the ignorance of humans, has been corrupted by greed and savagery for generations, and is all Wyatt Clayworth... More > has ever known.
Dev, the hybrid demon prophesied to destroy The Sanctum and end the world for Magicals and humans alike, is not what Wyatt expected to find when sent out on his latest mission. Believed to be hunting a killing machine, Wyatt finds little more than a broken girl with haunted eyes and a death wish. Drawn to one another for reasons they cannot begin to explain to themselves, much less anyone else, Wyatt is determined to protect Dev and help her avenge the deaths of her family at the hands of The Sanctum.
Set against a backdrop of New York City, THE GIRL is "outstanding, original, complex, deep and intoxicating", a "well written, unique...fast-paced read" that begins as one girl's simple quest for revenge and evolves into a complicated tale of trust, friendship, honor and love.< Less
What will happen if you dare to pass through the warped door with the faded gilt lettering: Randolf C. Aloysius, Private Eye?
You enter the fantasy world of the Housetrap Chronicles, where anything... More > can happen, and usually does. Here are three stories from Randy’s well-worn case files:
Housetrap: A missing boyfriend, an elf on the run and Martian Vampires? What is a private eye to do?
Dial M for Mudder: Locate a missing statue in the dismal swamps of Venus! No problem? Just assemble an expedition with a curvaceous assassin, a senior citizen, and a teenage guide.
House on Hollow Hill: What could be simpler, simply attend a high-fashion weekend in the country with your half-banshee secretary while posing as another couple, and keep a close eye on the erratic host? Why? Because someone is planning to murder him.< Less
This book is a suspenseful fantasy for middle grade readers that has math puzzles woven throughout. The story tells of the adventures of the good wizard, Galimedes (a combination of the names,... More > Galileo and Archimedes), and his two faithful helpers who must recover the lost scrolls of time and seasons. The story is packed full of action and suspense.
Every page presents the reader with a math puzzle which must be solved correctly. The reason: the pages of the story are scrambled, and the answer to the math puzzle on each page reveals the number of the next page to be read. There is also a hidden secret message which can be found by stringing together the first letters on each of the pages when they are read in the correct order. Solving the puzzles makes for an “adventure inside an adventure.”
Great for math teachers, tutors, and parents who want to inspire young people to see that math can be fun. A great gift for the young person who loves fantasies that present a challenge.< Less
The battle for the Land of Wonder has begun! Who is Nebulzar? Why has he unleashed terror upon the land? What of Kaswan and Delineni? Find out in the exciting second book of The Taslasness... More > Chronicles – The Mystery of Him.< Less
Terish Dozzrine has accomplished a lot in his extended life. More than willing to settle into a future of continuing what he has gained fame doing, he sets to training his new mount, a centaur named... More > Celatia. There are powers that however have their own plans for Terish, and will go to any length to dominate him.
"For the Sake of a Soul" sends the Terish Dozzrine sage to a much higher level of story. Dealing with a malicious deity, he and his friends must face issues that they would have preferred avoiding. Being joined with a young princess and an uncertain satyr, the group must consider what they consider worth fighting for while wondering if they are even worthy of the challenge placed before them.< Less
Part one of a serial by a ten year old home educated scholar.
Îhil Gidnol was platforming and texting on his new jPhone, when he bumped into a billboard that said “Don’t text while... More > platforming!” Fortunately he had slowed down to 5 miles per hour while texting, and just sat down hard.
“Darned signs!” he grumbled as he picked himself up “There’s one of them every 20 feet.”
He continued a bit more carefully and managed to get home before rush hour. He was at a loss at what to do next. He had just passed into manhood.
“What next?” He asked himself aloud. Then he decided that, before money ran out, he’d better get himself employed.
Little did he dream what adventures his first job would lead to!< Less
Calvin King used to lead a normal life with his unmarried mother, and his best friend Joey. On his fifteenth birthday his life goes from normal to... weird. He finds out that his best friend Joey... More > isn't a normal person. From there he is led into an odd and dangerous world, where Calvin, Joey, and Joey's two little twin sisters Megan and Sarah, are off on a hunt for a book that can grant unlimited power.< Less
Returning to the home of her grandfather after her final school year, Petra Morganstern is a changed young witch. Confident in her recent choices, yet plagued by dreams of what they cost her, Petra... More > is unsure what to do with the rest of her life. Petra’s one ray of hope is her young step-sister, Izabella, whose simple-minded charm is only offset by the awful Phyllis, her hateful mother. Desperate to protect Izabella from the increasing rages of Phyllis, Petra struggles to find balance between the forces that seek to rule her heart. Will she cling to the choices she has already made, upholding good over her own greatest desires, or will the ghost of power and revenge, always at work in the back room of her mind, be her final undoing? As things spiral out of control, Petra finds herself confronted with the unforgiving force of destiny, thrusting her into the ultimate choice one more time. Only this time, no one will be there to save the day. This time, the choice will be Petra’s alone.< Less
What would you do if you were forced to live without your family and work in constant fear? When every member of the private sector is controlled by a corrupt and drug-addicted CEO, you must choose... More > between running to fit in and killing to stand out.
Stevens is just another Enforcer employed by the Attila Corporation, biding his time until his work contract expires so he can reconnect with his long-lost love, Aubrey. It isn’t until his refinery is attacked by Duster rebels that his dreams are forced to take a backseat to survival. Mistakenly left alive, Stevens attempts to flee the refinery and seek revenge for his fallen Enforcers. Easier said than done. Jacobson, the CEO of Attila, doesn’t see Stevens’ survival as an accident. He is deemed a traitor and ordered to be captured by the Listeners, the secret police in charge of silencing those against Attila. Without his comrades to back him up, Stevens has no choice but to enlist the help of Decker, one of the rebels who ended his career.< Less