New Release Books by Kacey Ezell

Kacey Ezell is the author of The Romanov Rescue (2022), Ally (2021), Second Chance Angel (2021), Watch the Skies (2021), Salvage Mother (2021) and other 21 books.

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The Romanov Rescue

release date: Oct 25, 2022
The Romanov Rescue
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK: A NEW NOVEL OF ALTERNATE HISTORY FROM MASTER OF MILITARY SF TOM KRATMAN, JUSTIN WATSON, AND KACEY EZELL. As WWI comes to a close, a German general, an escaped prisoner of war, and the crew of an airship converge to effect THE ROMANOV RESCUE. Can there be a world without communism? Mankind''s history is bound up in the fabric of fate, a strong cloth, tough and closely woven. It is the beginning of 1918, the last year of the greatest war in human history to date. All the belligerents stagger on their feet. Starvation is an ever-present reality, while disease waits in the wings. In Russia, no longer a belligerent but, instead, rapidly descending into civil war and chaos, a lone family—father, mother, four beautiful young girls, and a brave but sickly boy—await their own fate, shivering and hungry in the dark, hoping and praying for salvation. Their relatives in England have turned their backs. The guards set over them do little but torment them. They look Heavenward, but God doesn’t answer. They know they’re a threat to the new regime, a threat that will, in time, be eliminated. But even the strongest fabric has flaws. An escaped prisoner of war, caught, injured, and punished, but still highly capable, might be one. An airship, returned and at loose ends after a failed mission to Africa, might be another. A German general, taking a wrong turn on his nightly walk and suddenly coming face-to-face with the reality of the monster rising in the east, would be a third. Follow, then, as the general gives the orders, the prisoner of war raises the men from among his fellows, and the airship launches itself forward to contest fate, to tear the fabric of time, and to effect The Romanov Rescue. “. . . this alternate history employs vibrant steampunk vibes and aptly captures the uncertainties of the tumultuous era, as well as the courageous desperation of the world-weary men and women involved. Fans of detailed and technical military fiction will enjoy this, as well as those who appreciate real historical figures as characters.” —Library Journal About the Carrera series: “[I]nterplanetary warfare with . . . [a] visceral story of bravery and sacrifice . . . fans of the military SF of John Ringo and David Weber should enjoy this SF action adventure.”—Library Journal “Kratman''s dystopia is a brisk page turner full of startling twists . . . [Kratman is] a professional military man . . . up to speed on military and geopolitical conceits.”—Best-selling author of America Alone Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman’s uncompromising military SF thriller Caliphate “Kratman raises disquieting questions on what it might take to win the war on terror . . . realistic action sequences, strong characterizations, and thoughts on the philosophy of war.”—Publishers Weekly About Tom Kratman: “[Baen publisher] Toni [Weisskopf] and I disagree about everything except about how good his books are.”—John Birmingham

Second Chance Angel

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Second Chance Angel
After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station''s premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars. Night after night he listens to the club''s star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease some of his aching loss. But when Siren goes missing, Muck finds himself drawn into a world of dirty cops, drug lords, and conspiracies that trace back to the war itself. The only person he can trust isn''t even human. Angel, Siren''s personal AI, was ripped from the singer''s mind the night Siren disappeared. With no idea what has happened to her human host, and pursued by a killer virus, Angel flees to Muck for answers. Together they struggle to comprehend the conspiracy that entangles both their lives. Can Muck and the angel on his shoulder recover Siren before it''s too late? Or will he lose everything that matters to him one more time?

Watch the Skies

release date: Sep 22, 2021
Watch the Skies
In the months since the raid that destroyed the transmitter, the Lost Soldiers have scratched out a permanent base on the world of R''Bak. But life in an often surprising and very alien binary system has not become any easier. Major Mara "Bruce" Lee''s pregnancy becomes a powerful reminder of that: without special indigenous plants, she might lose both her unborn child and her life. And, in the process of securing enough of that rare compound, her friend and crew chief Elroy Frazier will have to risk life, limb, and mind. Meanwhile, under the guidance of Major Bo Moorefield, the Lost Soldiers are now spearheading the offensive of their indigenous allies throughout the wastelands known as the Hamain, even as the Sear approaches with its seven years of intense radiation and heat. Before it arrives, Colonel Rodger Young Murphy has laid plans for securing the information, weapons, and human capital necessary for the critical spaceside operations that will occur after the Kulsians'' pioneer teams-the surveyors-arrive. The key to the success of the dirtside operations is to seize and hold Imsurmik, a major J''Stull-allied power center, thereby paving the way for Lieutenant Tyree Cutter and his specially trained team to search for the high value targets-citizens with knowledge of the soon-to-arrive Harvesters-that possess the information that will make it possible for Murphy''s Lawless to surprise and overcome the approaching Kulsian invaders. Charged with identifying those high-value targets, newly-promoted Lieutenant Aliza Turan has been embedded with a group of locals inside Imsurmik''s walls, where the risk of discovery is constant, and trouble lurks around every corner. Her mission-to find the necessary intel without attracting the attention of a fearsome warlord-may be the most dangerous of all. But all the risks facing El, Bo, Aliza, and Tyree are not just the price of success; they are the price of survival. Because if each piece doesn''t fall into place, and at just the right time, there will be no way to survive the onslaught of the Kulsians-who will surely hunt down and exterminate every last one of the time-stranded refugees known as Murphy''s Lawless.

Battle Luna

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Battle Luna
THE EPIC FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE ON OUR MOON HAS BEGUN! The Lunar colony is a mining colony with only internal security capabilities. Nobody had even considered that there might soon arise a need to defend the colony from the Earth! But that day has come. Something has been uncovered on the Moon. Something important. Something . . . alien. The Lunar colonists perceive this great discovery as their own. Finders keepers and possession being nine-tenths of the law is how things are on the Moon. But as far as the governments of the Earth are concerned, they paid for everything on the Moon, so it belongs to them. There is only one solution: turn Luna into a battlefield! About Travis S. Taylor: “[E]xplodes with inventive action.”—Publishers Weekly on Travis S. Taylor’s The Quantum Connection “[Warp Speed] reads like Doc Smith writing Robert Ludlum . . . You won’t want to put it down.”—John Ringo About Timothy Zahn: “Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.”—Publishers Weekly “[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel.”—Blogcritics “[Conqueror’s Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.”—Booklist “Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.”—Kirkus Review About Michael Z. Williamson: “A fast-paced, compulsive read . . . will appeal to fans of John Ringo, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber.”—Kliatt “Williamson''s military expertise is impressive.”—SF Reviews

Lost Signals

release date: Jan 27, 2021
Lost Signals
Welcome to the Twenty-Second Century!Ever-turbulent humanity has reached out to the stars and found itself challenged by several "exosapient" species whose motivations are as unusual as their physical forms. Troubleshooters like Caine Riordan must contend with both humans and aliens during this epic plunge into the high-stakes exploration, statecraft, and warfare that churn and change our post-contact world.But no world is defined just by the characters who occupy center stage. "Lost Signals" digs deep into the lives-and struggles-of those beyond the spotlight by bringing together twenty new voices and new stories in a format that blurs the line between fact and fiction in the Consolidated Terran Republic.With stories by:Charles E. GannonGray RinehartBarbara KrasnoffKacey EzellMike MassaRobert E. WatersRobert R. ChaseJoelle PresbyAlex ShvartsmanDoug DandridgeWalter H. HuntVonnie Winslow Crist Alan BrownLawrence M. SchoenAlistair KimbleGriffin BarberRobert E. HampsonTom DoyleRick BoatrightMarc MillerJean Marie Ward

Promises

release date: Jun 15, 2020
Promises
Taken from their planet and their century,they are?the Lost Soldiers.Some of the hijacked Twentieth Century troops known as the Lost Soldiers have made planetfall on R''Bak and are working to establish their base there. If they are to be successful, though, Murphy knows they will need the continued support and cooperation of the SpinDogs and, more importantly, their trust. One way to build a bridge to them is to provide the SpinDogs with something they don''t have-rotary wing aviation.Captain Mara "Bruce" Lee was a Huey helicopter pilot back on Earth, and was often called in to help foreign students learn to fly the venerable Huey. But when Ozzendi, her first SpinDog student, reminds her strikingly of her ex-husband, her skills and professionalism will be tested as they war against her most primal aspect-her heart.Murphy is counting on Bruce to train the pilot and develop a helicopter pilot school for the SpinDogs, and she can''t afford to fall in love with her student. As he grows closer and closer to her, though, she can''t see any way for it not to happen. After all, is it so wrong to want a little love when you''re so far from everything you''ve ever known?But Ozendi is her student and forbidden to her, and she can''t afford to destroy the Lost Soldiers'' relations with the SpinDogs. If she breaks their trust, it will be all over for both her and every other time-stranded soldier in Murphy''s Lawless.

Over the Night Horizon

release date: May 27, 2020
Over the Night Horizon
Lady Lucia Delsarte was an educated and proper woman, from a noble background. Unfortunately, she was not interested in a "proper life;" getting married and spending the rest of her life darning trousers by the fire was not what she had in mind for her adulthood. And then Captain Johannes de Graaf entered her life. A NightShip captain-one of the Immortal vampires-he was the exact opposite of what Lucia''s parents had in mind for her. But the captain was noble and dashing and her father''s business partner-what could be the harm in spending some time with him? Especially since he offered her the one thing she''s wanted most in life-the opportunity to travel.But there are forces in the town of Marinport that don''t want the NightShips and the troubles they bring, and they are trying to ban de Graaf and his kind from the city forever. And, if that happened, Lucia would never see him again.Slowly she is drawn into his world as the town falls apart around her, despite her parents''-and even her own-best wishes. The only question is, once she gets the first bite, will she ever want to go back?

Minds of Men

release date: Mar 04, 2020
Minds of Men
*2018 Dragon Award Finalist for Alternate History Novel** Evelyn Adamsen grew up knowing she had to hide her psychic abilities, lest she be labeled a witch. However, when the U.S. Army Air Corps came calling in 1943, looking for psychic women to help their beleaguered bomber force, Evelyn answered, hoping to use her powers to integrate the bomber crews and save American lives. She was extremely successful at it…until her aircraft got shot down. Now, Evelyn is on the run in Occupied Europe, with a special unit of German Fallschirmjager and an enemy psychic on her heels. Worse, Evelyn learns that using her psychic powers functions as a strobe that highlights her to the enemy. As the enemy psychic closes in, Evelyn is faced with a dilemma in her struggle to escape—how can she make it back to England when the only talent she has will expose her if she uses it?

Gunpowder & Embers

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Gunpowder & Embers
In the smoking ruins of our world, will the struggle for yesterday''s technology spark tomorrow''s global war? A new postapocalyptic novel, in which a young cowboy claims his destiny—and tries to prevent a catastophic war—from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo, Kacey Ezell, and Christopher L. Smith. WAR IN THE SMOKING RUINS OF TOMORROW! Thirty years ago, the world ended. Giant electrovoric ants and pterodons came through a rift in space-time, millions of humans died, and that was that. Without electricity, human ingenuity has provided some creative work-arounds to the energy problem, but most people survive at subsistence level. For Chuck Gordon, the simple life of a rancher was enough. But then he met a mysterious dying stranger and now he’s on the road of destiny across America accompanied by a warrior monk, a beautiful dragon tamer, a runaway cultist, and a mystic drunken lecher—all searching for the key to reclaiming humanity’s past—and future. At the publisher''s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Valley of Shadows by John Ringo: ". . . fast-paced . . . building to an exciting climax . . . Ringo and Massa have written an end-of-the-world novel that is unconventional and entertaining."—Daily News of Galveston County About Black Tide Rising, coedited by John Ringo (featuring stories by Kacey Ezell and Christopher L. Smith): “. . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”—Booklist "This anthology broadens Ringo’s Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled."—Library Journal About the Black Tide Rising Series: “Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he''s using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist on the Black Tide Rising Series About John Ringo: “[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.”—Library Journal “. . . Explosive. . . . Fans . . . will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.”—Publishers Weekly “. . . practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.”—Booklist “Crackerjack storytelling.”—Starlog About the work of Kacey Ezell: "Gritty, dark and damp. Much like the war itself."—Michael Z. Williamson, best-selling author of A Long Time Until Now "I loved Minds of Men."—D.J. Butler, best-selling author of Witchy Eye

A Fistful of Credits: Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe

release date: Jun 27, 2020
A Fistful of Credits: Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe
Fourteen outstanding authors. Fourteen extraordinary stories. One bestselling universe. It’s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of stargates and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures. There’s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain. Enter the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. Enter a galaxy not only of mercenaries, but also of Peacemakers, bounty hunters, and even a strung out junkie in the way of a hired assassin. Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy, “A Fistful of Credits” includes all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by a variety of bestselling authors—and some you may not have heard of…yet. The fourteen authors take on various aspects of the universe, giving you additional insight into a galaxy that isn’t at war…but definitely isn’t at peace. There’s only one thing for sure—anything’s possible for a fistful of credits! Inside you’ll find: Foreword by Dr. Charles E. Gannon "The Last Alpha" by Mark Wandrey "Breach of Contract" by Terry Mixon "Paint the Sky" by Jason Cordova "Surf and Turf" by Jon R. Osborne "Stand on It" by Kevin Ikenberry "Lost and Found" by Jon Del Arroz "Gilded Cage" by Kacey Ezell "Legends" by Christopher Woods "With the Eagles" by Doug Dandridge "Dead or Alive" by Paul Corcoran "Hide and Seek" by Christopher Nuttall "Information Overload" by Charity Ayres "Enough" by Chris Kennedy "CASPer''s Ghost" by Brad R. Torgersen

The World Asunder

release date: Jun 06, 2019
The World Asunder
"Cold War espionage¿with psychic powers! The World Asunder manages to be both thrilling and poignant at the same time!" D.J. Butler, author of Witchy Eye "Meticulous historical detail¿sparkling storytelling¿an amazing, addictive ride." Robert Buettner, bestselling author of My Enemy''s Enemy The war had taken everything from Lina Sucherin-her parents, sisters, a fledgling romance¿even her faith in herself and her psychic abilities. All of it, ripped away with the fall of the Third Reich and the brutal Soviet sack of Berlin. Three years later, amid the suspicion, paranoia, and fledgling brutality of communist East Germany, danger threatens the only people Lina cares about, forcing her to overcome her lingering self-doubt. In order to save the only family she has left, she will have to rise above her past and learn to trust an old enemy-and herself-if she is to be successful. But does she still have enough of her psyche left to do so? Or has the war torn her world too far asunder for it to ever be whole again?

Flights of Fantasy

release date: May 06, 2020
Flights of Fantasy
12 Excellent Writers?12 Outstanding Stories?12 New Worlds to ExploreDo you believe in hidden worlds?and romance? "Flights of Fantasy" proves that love always deserves a happy ending?no matter what species you are!Come along as the incarnation of Death tries to negotiate life as a high school senior, a shape-shifting centaur tries to do the right thing, and a valkyrie tries to guard her boss?who just happens to be a phoenix!With characters who find love at the circus, or learn their boyfriend is now a werewolf, or who have to deal with the man of their dreams being turned into a vampire in front of their eyes, "Flights of Fantasy" delivers romance to strike every reader''s fancy?and fantasy.Like a flight of food or beverages, "Flights of Fantasy" has a variety of short stories from talented authors you know and love, as well as some others you may not know-yet. Take a look and find a new hidden world to love!

To Slip the Surly Bonds

release date: Sep 10, 2019
To Slip the Surly Bonds
Thirteen outstanding authors. Thirteen aviation stories that never happened. Throughout the human experience, historians have wondered, "What if?" What if Americans had fought on the side of Germany in World War I? What if Germany had invested in naval aviation in World War II? What if Russia had started World War III? Wonder no more, for these questions, along with many others, are answered within the pages of this book. Told by a variety of award-winning authors, like Sarah Hoyt, the 2018 Dragon Award Winner for Alternate History, Richard Fox, the 2017 Dragon Award Winner for Best Military Science Fiction, and Kacey Ezell, the winner of the 2018 Baen Reader''s Choice Award, "To Slip the Surly Bonds," deals with aviation warfare that never happened in our world¿but easily could have. The second book in the exciting new "Phases of Mars" anthology series, there is something for everyone inside! From fighting alongside the Red Baron, to flying a P-38 Lightning, to present day air warfare, "To Slip the Surly Bonds" traces a century of aviation warfare¿that wasn''t. From learning how the PBY got to the new world in Taylor Anderson''s "The Destroyermen" series¿to fighting the French in a very different Vietnam, this book has it, so come aboard and find out "what if" all of these things had changed history¿just a little. You''ll be glad you did! Inside you''ll find: Friends In High Places by Joelle Presby and Patrick Doyle In Dark''ning Storms by Rob Howell Perchance To Dream by Sarah A. Hoyt Trial of the Red Baron by Richard Fox The Kaiserin of the Seas by Christopher G. Nuttall Through the Squall by Taylor Anderson The Lightnings and the Cactus by James Young Catching the Dark by Monalisa Foster Do The Hard Thing by Kacey Ezell Tail Gunner Joe by William Alan Webb

Hope is Not a Strategy

release date: Feb 27, 2019
Hope is Not a Strategy
Fifteen of the best Indie authors. Fifteen extraordinary stories. One bestselling universe.It''s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of stargates and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures. There''s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain, and there''s only one way for humanity to move up-by becoming mercenaries.In every mercenary''s life, though, there comes a time when things go wrong and even the best laid plans go awry. When they do, though, the best mercs fall back and work out new plans, and you can bet on one thing-hope is not their strategy. Whether you''re a kid looking to get off your planet, or an unarmed merc facing an overwhelming force, or even the sole survivor of a pirate attack, there''s always an edge-and it''s up to the merc to find and exploit it!Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey, "Hope is Not a Strategy" includes all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by some of the bestselling Indie authors currently in the business. These authors take on various aspects of the universe, giving you additional insight into a galaxy that isn''t at war¿but definitely isn''t at peace. There''s only one thing for sure in the 4HU-anything''s possible¿for a fistful of credits!

Weaver

release date: Jun 27, 2018
Weaver
A Tortantula and a Flatar. The most enigmatic teaming in the mercenary guild, it''s also a perfect pairing, where one''s strengths cover the other''s weakness. Raised together from birth, their lives are a brutal series of tests. From the moment they''re thrust together, they are forced to kill their own kind just to survive. No excuses, no mercy, no room for failure. Succeed¿or die. Azah isn''t like most other female Tortantula; she''s much smaller and is made fun of constantly. No one expect her to survive, much less succeed, but she''s still given a chance and assigned a Flatar: Sadek. The two quickly bond and find they complement each other. Against all odds, they survive the breeding dome and join the ranks of their races'' mercenaries. But Azah begins to exhibit some extremely odd abilities, and everything changes. When Sadek uncovers a plan to manipulate the Tortantula breeding program, he''s unable to determine what their goals are¿only that they have plans for Azah. Powerless to stop their shadowy machinations, the two know one thing: they want to stay together ''Zha Oort''-until the ending. But Fate is calling, and Fate doesn''t care what anyone wants.
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