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release date: Mar 25, 2017
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Bad Space (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Their spaceship is falling apart. There's a substantial bounty on each one of their heads. Their captain is a stark, raving lunatic.

Making a decent living as a space pirate is hard enough, what with the near-constant spaceship repairs, the dogged bounty hunters and the treacherous galactic underworld one must navigate to survive. The crew of The Unconstant Lover, therefore, have plenty on their plate, attempting to both turn a decent profit and stay one step ahead of the forces of law and order.

Now add Captain Nemo – ace pilot, megalomaniac and complete moron – to the mix.

Hell-bent on becoming the most fearsome dread pirate the galaxy's ever seen, Nemo leads his motley crew with bluster and bravado through planetary blockades, space station shoot-outs and rowdy barroom brawls.

Before long, the galaxy at large starts to take notice. Before long, The Unconstant Lover and her crew are caught in the crossfire of a bidding war between three of the galaxy's most dangerous crimelords.
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release date: Mar 25, 2017
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Portals (7 Book Series)
From Book 1: Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.
Enter, and you'll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!
Contains 10 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.
release date: Mar 25, 2017
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Lacuna Short Stories (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: "Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to."
- Toralii Proverb

Hundreds of years before the Toralii attacked Earth, destroying the cities of Beijing, Tehran and Sydney, before they developed the voidwarp technology and destroyed their homeworld, they warred amongst themselves.

The hills of the occupied Kaater Mountains were home to thousands of prisoners.

Including Tami.

A 1900 word story set in the Lacuna universe suitable to read as a stand-alone story.

Parts of the Lacuna universe:
  • Lacuna
  • Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
  • Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
  • Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!)
  • Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe:
  • Magnet
  • Magnet: Special Mission
  • Magnet: Marauder
  • Magnet: Scarecrow
  • Magnet Omnibus I (new release!)
  • Imperfect
  • Faith
release date: Dec 01, 2015
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Code of Conduct (The Jani Kilian Chronicles Book 1)
Captain Jani Kilian’s life should have ended in front of a firing squad. Instead, she evaded battlefield justice by dying in a transport crash. End of story, according to official Commonwealth Service records.

But doctors repaired her in secret, using the most advanced Service Medical technologies available, or so they assured her. In the last days of the idomeni civil war, she escaped their homeworld of Shèrá, and spent the next 18 years on the run.

But someone like Jani leaves a trail no matter how hard they try to hide it, and she soon learns the Service hunt for her never ended. When Interior Minister Evan van Reuter, her former lover, tracks her down and begs her help in finding his wife’s killer, she has no choice but to agree.

The search takes her to the Commonwealth capital of Chicago, a hotbed of political intrigue as dangerous as any warzone. As the danger mounts, so do Jani’s struggles. Her rebuilt body is breaking down, and memories long suppressed are flooding back. Of one horrible night 18 years ago, and the gut-wrenching decision that changed her life forever.
release date: Apr 30, 2013
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Earthrise (Her Instruments Book 1)
"The thrills are nonstop, the alien cultures and races are well developed and fascinating, and there’s just the right amount of humor to keep the whole thing fizzing." — Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Reese Eddings has enough to do keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to feed herself and her crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to run for the hills. Unfortunately, she did promise to repay the loan. But she didn't think it would involve tangling with pirates over a space elf prince...

Book 1 of the Her Instruments trilogy is a rollicking adventure set in the expansive Pelted universe, and kicks off an epic space opera series where the fate of worlds hangs in the balance. Fans who enjoyed Firefly or Andromeda will like this series.

Rating: PG-13 for violence
Tags: found family, woman protagonist, minority/POC protagonist, adventure, space opera, romance, furries, space elves
by: Reiter
release date: Mar 20, 2017
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Knights of the Inner Rim (Beyond the Outer Rim Book 0)
It all began with One Last Errand (SylverMoon Chronicles Vol V). Before Dungias, before JoJo Starblazer, before the games being played to change the known universe... First there was a single young boy touched by fate.

Orphaned at a very young age, Valian Styrke found himself in a realm far away from where he was born. Adopted and raised by the House Jhormynn, Valian was part of a world to which he never truly belonged. A world that tried to label him - a world that tried to change him.

But Valian ketp to his heritage; he maintained his identity and most importantly, he kept to the dedication of courage and honor demonstrated in his parents’ final act... A dedication and loyalty which will be tested time and time again in his quest to become the man his parents meant him to be.

“A venturesome sci-fi/fantasy novel for readers who really want their action set where no man has gone before.” - Kirkus Reviews
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release date: Dec 17, 2016
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Death to the Witch-Queen!: A Post-Apocalyptic Western Steampunk Space Opera (The Avenjurs of Williym Blaik & the Cyborg Qilliara Across the Ruins of Space-Time Book 1)
Williym Blaik's plans just changed:

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1) Overthrow the immortal tyrant of a wasteland.
2) Save the ^&#* universe.

"Enjoyed this book immensely. With Discworld now defunct I have been searching out books to fill the void." Amazon customer

Join a half-mad drifter and a trigger-happy vegetarian cyborg as they bring DEATH TO THE WITCH-QUEEN! It's the start of an epic, genre-blending adventure across a doomed universe.


Williym Blaik - He's lived all his life in a wasteland, stealing from its tyrant, the Witch-Queen Jaxitza. He doesn't know how a hot-air balloon works. He can't pronounce tough words like facilitated. In times of stress, he speaks to inanimate objects... and hears them talk back.

Qilliara - She's a glitchy cyborg who takes 37 minutes to reboot. She utterly lacks a sense of humor, so when she brutally mocks you, it's no joke. Nor is she joking when she says she'll kill you if you lose one of her guns. In fact, she doesn't care at all whether Blaik lives or dies, which makes it doubtful whether he can convince her to show him this thing she calls the universe... the thing she's on a desperate mission to save.

NOTE: This is a novella-length work packed with a full novel's worth of FUN & ACTION. You'll find no padding, no infodumps, no subplots that leave you impatient to get back to the main narrative. There's also no sex or foul language. For those, try my other series, The Hellennium.

Q & A!

Q: The best and most enduring SF tackles heavy themes that are relevant today, including but not limited to: the meaning of being human; sharing the universe; Earth's future; social & class divisions; the repercussions of technological progress; never giving up against all odds; virtues like honor, duty, and loyalty. Will this series address such issues?
A: No, no, no, and no! The Avenjurs of Blaik & Qil is meant to be a fun & fast-paced series. But that's not to say that it will not also have an epic plot that encompasses some dark elements. It is not parody or farce or even comedy, but it does not take itself too seriously... until the time comes for it.

Q: The main character's name is Williym Blaik. There's a famous dead artist & poet named William Blake. Is this supposed to be him?
A: This character comes from a degenerate world, and it occurred to me that his name should be a lofty literary one, but spelled as if sounded out by an illiterate. Why William Blake? His art is blisteringly cool and unlike that of his contemporaries, it has not aged a day in 200 years. His poems were great, too, even to someone like me who don't wanna read no poetry (while understanding that the world requires poets). Blaik is named in respect, not mockery. Since we're dealing with layers of reality here, it does amuse me to think that genetically, Williym Blaik might be an alternate-alternate-alternate William Blake.

Q: I read the book, and I want to know where I can buy the song "The Skull of Eternity" by Astral Titan.
A: Sadly, that song does not yet have a concrete release date in our version of reality. If you want Blaik's theme song, try "Tiger! Tiger!" by Slough Feg. Not only is it awesome in its own right; it also borrows lyrics from "Tyger! Tyger!" by Mr. William Blake, a poem which features heavily in the classic SF novel which the Slough Feg song is about: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, one of the Best. Books. Ever.
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release date: Apr 26, 2012
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The Syn-En Solution (SciFi Adventure)
When man becomes machine, cyborgs are the good guys. And Humans will betray them.

Admiral Beijing York volunteers his army of Synthetically-Enhanced soldiers on a mission to settle a new planet. With the promise of freedom and equality, Bei and his cyborgs encounter death and hardship on a one-way trip to nowhere. Bei has two choices: die slowly in space, or return to Earth and make the Humans who betrayed them pay.

When Nell Stafford passed out it was 2012. When she wakes up naked aboard a starship it's 2138, and she's surrounded by Syn-En carrying a grudge against Humans like her. But Nell gained something in her 120-year sleep; somehow, she knows everything the Syn-En need to survive. Now she must convince Bei and his people to trust her--as soon as she learns to trust the mysterious intelligence.

The Syn-En Solution is the first installment of a seven-book military sci-fi space opera. If you enjoy adventure mixed with compelling suspense, space battles, and a touch of romance, then you'll love this series starter by Linda Andrews.

Buy The Syn-En Solution and climb on board for an interstellar adventure today.
release date: Dec 01, 2015
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Trust & Treachery (Echoes of Sol Book 1)
When space freighter pilot Calen Macleef accidentally wins Larissa “Bit” Earnest in a lucky hand of poker, his main concern is what his gruff and uncompromising brother Jack will say about it. Jack Macleef is the captain of the ship in a world where space travel has only recently become the norm and space piracy abounds. Painful memories of prior abuse surface for Bit as she finds herself on a freighter full of rowdy, ungentlemanly merchant marines. Jack works to find a safe place for frightened Bit amongst the ungentlemanly crew, but good looks and innocent ways continually charm the men. With tension and danger running high, each begins to wonder: will they survive the pirates... and each other?
release date: Oct 15, 2014
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As the intergalactic Alliance crumbles, veteran detective Knog struggles to do what's right -- but with anarchy spreading like wildfire, his fight has only just begun...

For Knog Beutcher, a three star veteran detective, living in the New Alliance has become difficult. He finds himself caught in the middle of the chaos as colonies rebel and populations riot. With the invasion of one of the galaxies by an external enemy, the alliance's future becomes uncertain. Corruption, rebellion, intrigue and lawlessness have come to Knog's world. Since Gruntas don't run, his troubles will have to be met head on...

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A six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?

AMP Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?

OMEGA Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!


HADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?

ARMS Series

ARMS is set in the future after Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.

Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.
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