Persephone’s Curse

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Warning: This novel contains depictions of sexual violence and suicide.

A future USA wrecked by a horrific virus provides the dystopian backdrop for this genre crossing speculative fiction. Elin has escaped a horrible past in the government run labs designed to find a cure. But can she overcome the trauma of her past as a lab rat for the government?

Elin is running out of options to survive in the streets after her escape. Winter is coming and when charismatic Jayden, himself a fugitive hiding from the government, offers her shelter she reluctantly takes it.

Jayden’s past is not very different from Elin’s and yet they couldn’t be on more opposite sides. After years of being forced to work as a guard at the government labs and trying to find and free his kidnapped twin sister he has developed his own, cynical ways to cope.

After reluctantly trusting Jayden Elin fights to overcome her trauma. As both work toward freeing their sisters from the labs their budding friendship develops. But when Jayden’s past is revealed to Elin she needs to decide: Is he the man she knows and trusts now or the corrupted boy he was in the past?

As Jayden tries to improve his self-destructive tendencies an old friend turned foe, reeling from his own loss and bereavements, recognizes an opportunity to settle a debt he deems owed.

A novel for fans of character driven novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and Children of Men who enjoy a dash more romance.

What readers said about it:

This book is a promising debut novel, filled with compelling characters determined to overcome hardship through acts of bravery and survival. ???? Leah, Goodreads

I try to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but read the prologue and you should be hooked. It is outstanding and will set the tone for what you will be in for. ????? William, Goodreads

It’s just amazing how sensitively, vividly and charmingly the characters, especially the protagonists, have been portrayed. ????? Marianne, Amazon.de

This book is an odd, but riveting, mixture of speculative fiction (or dystopia, however you want to view it), and romance. […] It flows well, and it’s nearly impossible to put down. ????? Milk Chocolate, Amazon.com

After chapter two, I was hooked. I knew that this would be a story I was going to enjoy, even if I had no idea how it would turn out. Go read it! ????? Carmen, Amazon.com

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Obsidian Detective

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Two Rebels whose Worlds Collide on a Planetary Level.

On the fringes of human space, a murder will light a fuse and send two different people colliding together.

She lives on Earth, where peace among the population is a given. He is on the fringe of society where authority is how much firepower you wield.

She is from the powerful, the elite. He is with the military. 

Both want the truth – but is revealing the truth good for society?

Two years ago, a small moon in a far off system was set to be the location of the first intergalactic war between humans and an alien race.

It never happened. However, something was found many are willing to kill to keep a secret.

Now, they have killed the wrong people.

How many will need to die to keep the truth hidden?

As many as is needed.

He will have vengeance no matter the cost. She will dig for the truth. No matter how risky the truth is to reveal.

Go up and click Buy Now and prepare for the mystery that determined humanities future.

“An incredibly good fictionalized accounting of humanities future, and what Lin and Blackwell uncovered that shook the foundations of both the powerful and the elite.” – UFE Interstellar News.

The Void Within: The Cluster Saga Book One

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The 25th century. Humanity has discovered a new form of energy, the Source, derived from the very basis of life itself. Using this power to travel instantaneously through space, humans have spread through their corner of the galaxy and coalesced into two groups: the Coalition and the Inner Cluster. They are held in an uneasy economic and cultural relationship by their reliance on each other, the Coalition with the technology of the Source and the Inner Cluster with the materials to make it a usable form of energy. When rumors of conquest, political undergrounds, and alien contact threaten this balance of powers, it falls to three individuals to find the truth of the conspiracies swirling through their governments and to stave off a disastrous war. What they find in the process will change the course of humanity forever.

Praise for The Void Within:

“[A]n excellent work of science fiction that will surprise the reader with its freshness and new ideas.”

“The dialog was interesting and believable. I enjoyed it and also the seriousness of the writing. It was ‘real’ without being technically laborious.”

“[B]eautifully written.”

“This is a book that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys space sci-fi, but who also craves a fresh look at space conflicts and ways to solve the problems with travel in the vastness of the universe.”

“I was captured into the story by the ease of reading this dramatic, exciting and enthralling story which moves at a fast pace with massive, intriguing and very dramatic events.”

“This book was a pleasure to read with an unexpected and extremely exciting ending. Highly recommended!”

Shadow Vanguard Boxed Set

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Don’t dump the cargo – I paid for it fair and square with money I stole!

And so begins the saga of Jack Marber, former Special Assault Marine and his alien band of traders as they cross the galaxy doing the only job that doesn’t leave them homeless.

Gravity Storm:

“I need eyes and ears in every system that would benefit the Federation. One way to do that is for the Free Traders of this universe to work for me…”Nathan Lowell

Nathan has a mission and is willing to pay handsomely for Jack’s time. If only Jack will represent the Federation that kicked him out of the service for what was Jack’s fault.

He’s not sure they should trust him, although he likes it.

His two-legged Yollin partner is trying to learn the English side of the Galactic Common language, but that doesn’t always work out so well.

Adina is a member who Nathan wants on the team. No one is sure of her, not even Adina.

A storm is rising and the misfits of the Fortitude have no choice but to fight it.

Lunar Crisis:

The Shadows have been blooded and survived. There was no time for celebration as their next mission came upon them like a gangster in the night.

Or missiles out of the blue.

Captain Jack Marber, the Yollin Tc’aarlat, and Adina Choudhury take the ICS Fortitude to the moons of Taglen. They have to figure out what’s going on before they can fix it, all the while they are the target of an unknown entity who wants them dead.

No matter the cost. As Tc’aarlat might say, “Don’t put all your eggs in one bastard.”

Slave traders, murderers, thieves, and con men find themselves in the crosshairs of the Shadows. Join the misfits as their intelligent ship rockets them into the middle of it all.

Immortality Curse:

Following a slew of dangerous missions, the Shadows are looking forward to an easier assignment – conveying official condolences to the mourning monarch of an allied planet.

They should be so lucky.

How far would you go to mourn a lost love?

Twisted by grief, the queen has tasked her top scientists with finding a cure for death itself, so that no one else must suffer like she has. But, when the cure is accidentally unleashed upon the world, her subjects discover there are some fates worse than death.

Add to the mix a trio of unruly hawk chicks, a movie-mad android, and a stonemason with an unhealthy obsession with sledgehammers – and you’ve got a mission the team would gladly exchange for a return to the front line.

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*NOTE: If cursing is a problem, even humorous cursing, then this might not be for you.

Kurtherian Gambit Boxed Set One

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What you thought you knew about Vampires and Werewolves is wrong…so very, very, wrong.

This digital box set contains the first seven books, the complete first arc of the best-selling Kurtherian Gambit series from Michael Anderle.

** AMAZON Top 100 Bestselling Author **

Death Becomes Her

A thousand years of effort to keep the UnknownWorld hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired.  He needs to find someone to take over.

He finds Bethany Anne.

Unknown, untested and untried she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future.  One that no one knew was in danger.

And she does it with an attitude that will make you stand up and cheer!

They say a dress can make a woman, but in this case, the dress is Death, and Death Becomes Her very well indeed.

Queen Bitch

The UnknownWorld is reeling from change. 

Bethany Anne has started to make a difference in the first week of being ‘awake’. Now, America has been losing good men since their teams don’t have a Vampire to help them and Frank is hoping Bethany Anne can, and will, help.

Further, the American Pack Council is having internal problems with their own “young and dumb” Were’s who want to ignore Michael’s strictures.

With no one seeing Michael, the fear of the ‘Boogeyman’ is starting to recede.

Love Lost

When one of Bethany Anne’s loved one gets caught in the crossfire between her and the Forsaken, she goes rabid in rage. She doesn’t believe in seeking peace and harmony, but rather revenge and mayhem.

Continuing the story of Bethany Anne and TQB team, Love Lost picks up after Queen Bitch. She works to complete both her business and military team leads and we meet Stephen’s daughter Gabrielle as plans are made to exact revenge South of the Border.

You don’t touch one of Bethany Anne’s loved ones and get away with it, no matter how far away you live.

Bite This

You take out one annoying vampire in revenge, and now you have to clean up the mess? What a pain in the … something.

Bethany Anne and crew are back! They need to grab a ship, figure out who is trying to dig into her businesses, get their hands around the potential for creating an A.I. and the ongoing mess with Anton and South America.

One of these days, she will get a break. Fortunately for us, it wasn’t today.

Never Forsaken

Life is beyond dangerous when you are caught up in the ongoing war between Bethany Anne’s group and the Forsaken.

Both Vampires and Humans have been targeted, but if there is one thing that those who work with Bethany Anne learn, it is you are NEVER FORSAKEN.

Under My Heel

Europe is erupting is tension and violence.

David is only adding to the conflagration by setting a trap, one that our team will trip to save those people still alive.

There is one thing every enemy of Bethany Anne finds out. They will be ground down under her heels.

Kneel or Die

The future just went upside down, when a nascent AI is added against Bethany Anne’s wishes.

Then, there is David and his issues to take care of, permanently.

Bethany Anne has had it with Terrorists.

Not encumbered with law, she seeks only justice for those who were killed in France.

NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don’t suggest reading this book.

Soldiers of Fame and Fortune Full Series Omnibus

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FOOLS DIE IN THE ZOO. THEY DIE FAST AND HORRIBLY.
Born from the fertile imagination of bestselling author Michael Anderle

Read the entire series in the bestselling Soldiers of Fame and Fortune series at a discounted bundle price!

Nobody’s Fool

Decades ago, an alien ship fired a missile at Earth as they passed by, and we caught it. That was when humanity truly opened Pandora’s box.

One more trip into danger, or something beyond danger?

Holly Smith has been hired as a consultant to go into the ZOO and retrieve information to help a company find a unique chemical.

Holly is not a stranger to danger when trying to uncover that next billion-dollar ingredient, but even Holly has to admit something is wrong with the vibe coming from the ZOO.

There should not be a lush jungle in the middle of the Sahara.

Needing more information, she leaves the American security enclave and heads to the French/Israeli/India military encampment where mercenaries are known to congregate.

Plenty of alcohol should get her the answers she needs, right?

The more she learns, the more her concern intensifies. Can she learn if there is real danger, or are they lying?

Nobody Lives Forever

Holly has found FU*BAR in the French encampment and she hopes to learn more about the ZOO from those who have been there.

Will she get the truth, or will she make decisions on tall tales?

JB is looking for someone special, someone to help him in the future. He might have found that person in Holly.

Will each of them find the answers they need?

Holly is back, learning about another story ripped out of the ZOO.

Can she learn enough about the ZOO before those back in America push her to make a decision?

Plus 10 more stories in the ZOO! This entire series boxed set will have you laughing so hard you just might pee your pants, or so frightened you’ll never look at plants the same way again!

The future is looking interesting and humorous, except for the dying part.

Go up and click on the ‘Read Now’ button and enter the ZOO.

The Steel Hounds

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For those who hunt for the very best of the LitRPG genre, an impossible to miss new explosive release sure to catch the eye of all the fans of The Land and Awaken Online!
Stan, also known as Mongoose, is an extreme traceur and a freerunner, whose real-life talents attracted the attention of The Steel Hounds, the most notorious and private clan of the virtual world of Artar, famous for serving the grey cardinal. While the political landscape for this new world is yet to form, intrigues, conspiracy, daring raids, and sabotage are the main weapons of the Hounds, and his evaluation has just begun.

To complete it successfully and become a full-fledged member of the clan, Stan will have to adapt to working side-by-side with the most unique people with shady backgrounds — even if he is not a team player by nature and has already failed at the very beginning by choosing the class least suitable for teamwork: Battle Monk.

Stan is rebellious, free-spirited, and daring. He risks his life every day just to avoid getting bored of the daily grind. Normally, an expelled student has no hope of entering the virtual world of Artar, an expensive online VR project, but when a suspicious organization offers to pay all expenses to let Stan in for a special purpose, Mongoose gets his chance to join the select few. However, to successfully complete his trial, Stan will have to face his main enemy — himself, while finding peace and mastering all five styles of the Battle Monks of Artar.

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The Steel Hounds is the first book of the highly popular Russian LitRPG series The Chronicles of Artar by Vladimir Vasilenko. The brightest representative of a new wave of Gamelit writers, Vladimir has created the story of Mongoose, a reckless teenager kicked out of college, who has to struggle with following strict discipline and finding inner harmony while traversing the difficult path of a Battle Monk.

Project Chrysalis: Gestation

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If you mix Sword Art Online and The Land, and make them both darker — Project Chrysalis is what you get in this new Gamelit series.
Chrysalis is the project of the century. It’s a hyper-realistic fantasy RPG set in the Middle Ages. Chrysalis is a perfect virtual reality game where every orphan under governmental care is placed in an in-game family to finally obtain all the love and care from the parents which kids need so desperately.

But for one orphan who took part in this program something went horribly wrong.

Instead of a happy childhood, Anji undergoes demonification. Betrayed for the sake of someone else’s master plan, he finds himself in the most hopeless place of Chrysalis: Hell, full of bloodthirsty demons, agony, and despair.
Empowered by homesickness and revenge, Anji’s alter ego Sagie will go through Hell to face those who have taken everything from him. Cruel gods, bloody demons, and game moderators whose purpose is to keep order and safe balance will do their best to stop him on his crusade. The road will be long and gruesome, but blessed are those who struggle.

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Project Chrysalis: Gestation is the first of four books of a brand new LitRPG series by John Gold. This is a Gamelit story of a battle for your dreams with a mix of MMORPG, space opera, dystopia, epic fantasy and sci-fi. It is full of plot twists, riddles, and revelations.

The story of Sagie has just begun.
Do not believe your own eyes.

Animus Boxed Set 1 (Books 1-4)

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This isn’t your average academy series. Animus is all about The Nexus Academy. The future of alien warfare.

This digital boxed set contains the first four books in the Animus series. The best-selling scifi series by father and son – Michael and Joshua Anderle!

Initiate – Book 1

It was just one fight, but it changed Kaiden Jericho’s life forever.

He was in a gang but was trying to change his future when a board member of the elite advanced academy NEXUS made a snap decision and offered him a chance.

Then fate, or an unbalanced genius, offered him another.

The Nexus Academy is for the elite trainees from Earth, and now trials from our alien allies, as they teach the future generation how to fight, lead, hack, spy, and many other talents and tactics.

Hired by companies, governments and NGOs, these graduates work to pay off the massive debt their training at the academy accumulates.

You don’t become the best of the best by staying alive. With the Animus, you are closer to perfection with each death you suffer.

Kaiden Jericho would rather skip the death part, thank you very much. 

Co-Op – Book 2 

Kaiden Jericho’s life has been about rocking it like a solo artist, now he has to deal with a partner.

Who is he going to work with, and will that partner be able to handle him… Including his (shall we say) slightly inflated ego of himself?

Even if that ego is deserved, just a little?

Chief is learning to be a little more supportive, except when Chief of Security Wulfson decides a few students deserve a little more intense training.

With all of the additional injuries Kaiden suffers in his extra-curricular training, will he succumb to the blue goop pain killer?

In CO-OP Kaiden has to figure out how best to work with a partner, someone who is as good in their profession as he is in his. 

Death Match – Book 3 

What happens if the final for your freshman year is to take the hardest, deadliest test the Nexus Academy has devised for your skill classification?

And then open it up for player-vs-player action where even your partners can gain skill points for stabbing you in the back?

It is time for Kaiden to grow up a little and play with a larger team to accomplish a three-peat. The only problem?

The test has been engineered to kill the players.

What’s a little blood between friends?

In Deathmatch, Kaiden has to figure out how best to work with multiple team members.

Advance – Book 4 

Kaiden Jericho’s life just went sideways.

He has been working odd jobs since the first school year ended.

(People have to eat, right?)

The problem? He isn’t as prepared as he thinks he is.

Out in the jungles of the Amazon, Kaiden meets a new set of nightmares, and death there is permanent.

Even with all his previous training in the Animus, will Kaiden survive?

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You don’t become the best of the best by staying alive. In the Animus, you are closer to perfection with each death you suffer.

Kaiden Jericho would rather skip the death part, thank-you-very-much.

The future is looking bright, except for the pain.

Go up and click on the ‘Read Now’ button and enter ANIMUS

The Bad Company Boxed Set

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Grab this boxed set collection of the first 4 books in the Bad Company series today!

Humanity’s greatest export—Justice.

Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea.

Here comes the Bad Company.

The Bad Company, book 1 –

Colonel Terry Henry Walton takes his warriors into battle, for a price, in this first installment of The Bad Company. He believes in the moral high ground and is happy getting paid for his role in securing it.

Set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, Terry, Char, and their people—humans, Werewolves, Weretigers, and Vampires—form the core of the Bad Company’s Direct Action Branch, a private conflict solution enterprise.

Join them as they fight their way across Tissikinnon Four where none of the warring parties were what they expected.

Book 2, Blockade –

Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. Here comes the Bad Company.

When the Bad Company learns of a human colony blockaded by aliens, they take the upgraded War Axe into battle. Once again, nothing is as it seems, but this time, they find a single enemy, evil to its core.

Ending that threat is a cause they are willing to die for. What would you do?

Book 3, Price of Freedom –

Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. Here comes the Bad Company.

*** Price of Freedom is a 2018 Dragon Award Finalist ***

On Earth, parents told stories about the devil to frighten children. But devils exist and from time to time, they find their way here.

Terry and Char, take the Bad Company’s Direct Action Branch into combat to rid a world beyond the borders of a new incursion. All it will cost is the inhabitants’ most advanced technology, a miniaturized power supply that will revolutionize the Etheric Federation.  

Nathan wants it, badly enough that he’s made the mission non-negotiable. Terry’s hands are tied as he takes the team into the hot zone.

Join Terry and Char as the War Axe delivers the team to a planet well outside of Federation space where they have to convince the local aliens that the Bad Company is from the government and they’re there to help.

Join the Bad Company as they fight an enemy from their worst nightmares.

Book 4, Liberation –

Space is a dangerous place even for the wary, and especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. Here comes the Bad Company.

When humanity is wronged by the alien AI, the Bad Company leaps to action, but only after the warriors have scattered to the four corners of the galaxy. Nothing like liberty to keep the Bad Company happy and the credits flowing, just like cheap beer.

A side trip to Earth. Vacation on Yol. Meeting a lawyer on Onyx Station. Nothing is outside the realm of possibility as the Bad Company takes much-needed time off.

When the warriors return, they find their ranks bolstered, their weapons upgraded, and their fleet has grown. What they don’t find is the enemy.

The search is on! Between the Bad Company and their target stands too many innocent lives. Join Terry and Char as they confront Ten, a galactic evil…

Join the Bad Company as they fight an enemy from their worst nightmares.

All 4 books are also available on Audio.

*NOTE: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.*