An assassin from the dark districts, a target in a perfect society. And secrets that could kill them both.
Killer-for-hire Rodin prides himself on his control. He trains hard. He keeps nobody close, has nothing anyone can use against him. He’s built his reputation, can pick and choose contracts.
When others want to kill him, he’s forced to take a contract on a distinguished Councillor in the Dome, that idyllic, supposedly secure society beneath the glass. It’s a place where violence is unknown, where manners are everything. A place that will never accept Rodin.
So he must go undercover, be everything he isn’t. He must get close to the target without arousing suspicions.
But the target is protected. As enemies close in, pressure builds, and Rodin’s control starts to slip.
And if Rodin doesn’t remove his target, he’s a dead man.
Dark Glass is the start of Dominions, a series of dark Dystopian thrillers that are violent, intelligent and unexpected.
Meet TW Iain
Married, kids, job; the usual stuff. But there has to be more. Music, and books. Especially books. Fuel for the imagination, energy for the mind. When I was younger, I’d go outside ‘to play’, but I’d take a book with me, find somewhere to sit, and read. I can recall holidays not through what happened, but through the books I read at the time. But it’s never one-way. All those stories, all those ideas — they ferment. They build up, and they need a release. TW Iain is the part of me that acts as a release valve, typing away, crafting tales to put out into the world. There are Dystopian thrillers (The Dominions series) and sci-fi horrors (Shadows). There’s also short stories, both in anthologies and on twiain.com. It’s not enough, of course. Every story gives rise to more ideas that churn away, growing wings and demanding to be set free. It’s never-ending, this writing thing. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The year is 2099, and rich corporations rule a flooded America following the climate crisis to end all climate crises. The wealthy live in luxury while everyone else is either left scrabbling for coins or dependent on the ruling class for survival. Freddie Molloy is a victim of this system. Mutated, cynical, and lonely, he is aware how awful things are and sees no point in trying to change anything. But all of that will change when he first hears a mermaid’s hypnotic song.
Meet Minerva Hart
I am a confirmed bibliophile who loves creating and experiencing stories in equal measure.
You have been marked by the algorithm as a threat to national security.
You are under arrest.
Your peripheral nervous system is now under the jurisdiction of the United States Bureau of Prisons.
You have been charged with attempted terrorism and found guilty.
The judgment of the algorithm is final.
Algorithm (Book 1):
Nanovax was supposed to be our salvation. Death and disease, now obsolete. Until the terrorist attack. Fifteen cities in a single day. Again, they said Nanovax was the answer. The same technology meant to heal us could now be used, through an algorithm, to track us, to predict human behaviors… To thwart future terrorists. I’m Lieutenant Brian Goff. I received the first injection. It healed my wounds in the war. I became the face of Nanovax… Then, the algorithm identified me as a threat… a terrorist… Now, I’m on the run and fighting against the very technology that once saved my life… and if that wasn’t frightening enough… The government has my daughter.
Nanoswarm (Book 2):
The nanonetwork has been upgraded. I can still access the nanobots… But when I do, it leaves the host unconscious. Transferring their mind into the nanoswarm. Dr. Archimedes Flat is expanding his nanoverse. Collecting minds to craft a new “utopia” forged from collective memory. He believes it’s the next step in human evolution. And if a few people have to die to make it happen, well, in his mind that’s nothing more than the survival of the fittest. If I’m going to stop him, I’ll have to fight him in the nanoverse itself. But Flat designed the nanoverse. He’s it’s architect. The god of his digital world. How can I possibly defeat the maker of the nanoverse from within his own creation? After all, in the nanoverse, Flat makes all the rules.
Posthuman (Book 3):
I’m losing myself in the nanoverse… Am I even human anymore? So many connections… so many people… But where am I? The resistance has been attacked. How can I even fight back if I can’t find myself? I’ll have to enter the nanonetwork myself… If I can’t set up a firewall to protect my identity… I’ll be lost forever.
Nanowar (Book 4):
The enemy has learned how to replicate in the nanoverse. His plan remains the same. To usher in the next chapter of human evolution. To convert all of humanity into a digital species, inhabiting a digital world. The government has fallen. The resistance is in turmoil. If I’m going to save humanity I have no choice but to destroy the nanoverse. But can I do that without also destroying myself?
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Meet Theophilus Monroe
Theophilus Monroe is a sci-fi/fantasy author with a knack for real-life characters whose supernatural experiences speak to the pangs of ordinary life. After earning his Ph.D. in Theology, he decided that academic treatises that no one will read (beyond other academics) was a dull way to spend his life. So, he began using his background in religious studies to create new worlds and forms of magic–informed by religious myths, ancient and modern–that would intrigue readers, inspire imaginations, and speak to real-world problems in fantastical ways.
Very few in the worn encampment even notice the boy they have known since birth. With feelings of not being liked or cared for, Edan spends his days exploring and only returns for meager shelter during the night. Believing he is fine on his own, the quiet boy has adapted to rely only on himself. Strangers arrive at a camp built around a structure that was long ago a wondrous house. They come on the heels of fear, but bring knowledge and the promise of travel to a thriving society. The possibility of prosperity within a world of hard work and nothingness would mean tremendous change for those living in the camp. Edan is wary, but interested in the strangers and soon connects with one who believes she is meant to save his people. As Edan’s bond grows with the captivating girl, Vita, the strangers ready themselves to return to Illur with the people of the encampment. Even though he has every reason to go, it is a struggle for Edan to leave the only place he has known to travel somewhere he hopes exists. Trust is hard won for a boy who is used to being alone, but loyalty seems rooted in his soul. He wants to believe, for himself and all the others of his camp who wonder if they can find a better life in Illur. When the strangers come, will you go with them? Book 2 of Divine Land of Illur series – Snare of Illur out on May 10th, 2022
Meet Cajah Reed
With in-depth education and experience in psychology, sociology, and welfare work, Cajah has unique insight into various behaviors within society. She uses this knowledge to construct immersive worlds, dynamic interactions between characters, and inventive storylines. This author is also conscious of the impact trauma can have on individuals and the immense work it takes to build trust. Due to this, she digs deep into internal conflicts within characters to tell the emotional and often raw story in an authentic way.
****Finalist in the 2018 Book Talk Radio Club Awards- Thriller Category**** All Aboard! Allow me to be your personal guide to Ludicrous, a whimsical and seemingly innocent town where not everything is as it seems. Take the butcher for instance. He’s a vegetarian. And there’s the exterminator, he’s positively petrified when it comes to bugs. However there’s also the decrepit mayor and his villainous wife with a dark secret… I invite you to follow along with Priscilla Pinwick, an uptight, rude and prideful woman, as she travels to this town. What could possibly go wrong? Includes a free preview of The Beast, a gripping and intense standalone thriller!
Meet Virginia Henderson
Virginia is a young, Christian author from Texas with a fascination for history, time travel, musicals and weaponry. She loves stories with shocking twists, believable characters and dramatic cliffhangers. As of now she has ten published books and hundreds of unwritten plots and storylines just begging to be told.
What is a superior modern world like? When humans have found the keys to tailoring genes, eradicating diseases, advancing physiques, intelligence and technology? Luke found himself back in Ora, the land of the superior, where everyone was tall, beautiful and perfect, a stark difference from his home, the Origin. When the division happened, Ora detached itself from Origin and raised it to become a perfect society, while Origin went downhill. Even though his curiosity was revived, Luke had only one goal in his mind, to find the cure for the new disease for his companion. They had exhausted all options at home, but he was not about to let her give up. As they navigated their way through the strange and intriguing Ora world, they tried to maintain hope that they’d get what they were coming for, to preserve their existence through the magnificent but exorbitant and mysterious world of Ora.
Meet Sotto Voce
I am a dreamer, used to be an adventurer in real life but now I’m settling more as an adventurer in imagination. Having been moving around since I was young, I have difficulty identifying only one place as home, so instead of being associated with a specific place or culture, home is where the loved ones and the dog is. Twenty-over-years of professional working experience taught me a lot about humans; the good, the bad, the mess, and the reality that despite all those years spent, I still don’t get much closer to understanding them, but continue to try as I believe everyone has their personal struggle in their existence in the world and relationships. Aside from writing and trying as much as possible to avoid awkward social interactions, I actually enjoy socializing with selective people, especially in outdoor activities because nature is my passion; scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, trekking, to name a few. More have been dropped since I haven’t managed to get my hand on the fountain of youth. Besides those, I enjoy chilling and baking at home, riding a motorcycle and strolling at the beach with my faithful dog and befriending whatever dogs that don’t mind our presence.
To confront the future, he must first conquer his past.
Rodin, an assassin for hire in the chaos of the districts, is no stranger to death. He has the scars to prove it, each one a lesson, a mistake he won’t make again. But some scars hide beneath the surface. When Rodin takes a contract within the perfect society of the Dome, he is forced to confront threats that have lain dormant for over a decade. He might think of himself as a man with no past, but everyone has a history. And if Rodin isn’t careful, his past might be the death of him.
This collection contains the first three novels (Dark Glass, Dead Flesh and Deep Water) and the short story prologue (Gatekeeper) of the dark Dystopian series Dominions. Get it now to enter the world of the Dome and the districts, and discover if Rodin has a future.
Meet TW Iain
Married, kids, job; the usual stuff. But there has to be more. Music, and books. Especially books. Fuel for the imagination, energy for the mind.
When I was younger, I’d go outside ‘to play’, but I’d take a book with me, find somewhere to sit, and read. I can recall holidays not through what happened, but through the books I read at the time.
But it’s never one-way. All those stories, all those ideas – they ferment. They build up, and they need a release.
TW Iain is the part of me that acts as a release valve. TW types away, crafting tales to put out into the world. There are Dystopian thrillers (the Dominions series) and sci-fi horrors (the Shadows series). And then there’s the short fiction, in anthologies and here, on this website.
There are also musings on books, and anything related to them. But mainly, there’s the fiction—the stuff already out there, the stories in process, and the ideas that may, one day, grow to become new stories.
And all these stories (the ones I write and the ones I read) spawn new ideas, which ferment and grow into their own stories.
It’s never-ending, this writing thing. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In 2120, New America is the world leader in technology and individual freedom. Why, then, has seventeen-year-old Fae Luna felt like an isolated prisoner her entire life? She survived the worst of the foster care system by honing her skills as a top-level hacker and thanks to the support of her humanoid robot, Sunny, who is illegally upgraded to a human-level AI. Finally, she’s matched with a foster mom who treats her kindly. Fae slowly lets her guard down until a suspicious tragedy tears them apart. With no flesh-and-blood friends, she is forced to call Blaze, a guild-mate from her online holo-game, who introduces her to a motley crew of rebels and loyalists. When they dig into Fae’s mystery, they discover a far-reaching and deadly conspiracy. Fae promised her dying mother she would never alter her body with a brain implant, but with the Evo, her hacking skills would be unbeatable. Lethal battles and devastating consequences will challenge her vow. Will Fae choose the enhancement or trust her own exceptional mind to defeat a secretive and powerful force threatening all New Americans?
Meet Brian Terenna
Brian Terenna is a dystopian, fantasy, science fiction, and cyberpunk author. He grew up in a land of possibilities. He saw a path to all of them, but could only pick one. Now, he creates worlds, where fantasy is reality and reality is anything you make it. He is an avid chess player, an expert vegetable gardener, and a meditation master.
A young girl with a power she doesn’t understand. Is she humanity’s last hope or its harbinger of doom?
Angelica and her companions rise from the ashes of the Battle of Houston, contemplating their next move. After their great victory, they should feel at ease, but Angelica’s newfound powers sense a darkness calling to her from the north. An evil awaits the young girl and her friends, ready to test their beliefs. An evil a thousand times more powerful than the Master they had faced. Can they stand against this dark power, and more importantly, who is the lone warrior that follows their steps from beyond? Author Scott W Kimak takes you on a breathtaking apocalyptic ride in this second installment of the “I call him HIM” trilogy.
Meet Scott W. Kimak
Scott Kimak is the bestselling author of the “I call him HIM trilogy. He is also a history teacher and Kung Fu master. He came up with the story “I call him – HIM” when he was a teenager but failed miserably to put pen to paper. It took nearly forty years for him to make a second attempt. This time the words flowed unrestrained. Mr. Kimak lives in Harlingen Texas with the love of his life Diana and their six annoying pets.