Freighter pilot Hal Spacejock refuses to work for gun runners, drug smugglers and politicians. Unfortunately, this results in no customers, no cargo jobs and no hope of paying off the huge loan on his precious ship.
When a debt collector kicks in his airlock and threatens his life, Hal grabs the nearest job and blasts off without reading the fine print. Can he deliver the freight and pay off his debt, or is this Hal’s last cargo run?
(Book one in the Hal Spacejock series.)
What they're saying:
"Simon Haynes is the Australian Terry Pratchett" - Midwest Book Review
"Fast, funny, quirky, enthralling comedy adventure; not just a genre parody but a well-made story in its own right, told with a light, deft touch. Hal's battle of wills with the uppity airlock is a special joy" - Tom Holt
"The quirkiest genre satire to hit bookshelves since Terry Pratchett's Discworld"
The West Australian
"Things start to go wrong and just keep going that way in this clever novel. A very funny science fiction read." Fiction Focus
"Riddled with slapstick humour and glib one-liners" - Courier Mail, Brisbane
"A space opera full of humorously cringe-worthy moments" - Dominion Post, New Zealand
"An underground cult hit . . . just the thing to read when all you want is to forget your troubles for a while and enjoy someone else's engaging and well-crafted world" - January Magazine
This book is a new genre of poetry called "soulful". This style is extremely eclectic. This book is not gender or race specific. It is for everyone over the age of 16. It is also fiction, but soulful and up to date! This book and style of reading is nothing like the classic/standard soliloquy, but for this fast pace new age of technology and information. It speaks to the soul, the core, the issues people deal with internally and overcome within. The things we don't regularly tell people.
Feonix Seoul is the soul re-birthed from the fire and ash pits.
Time Wanderer new sci fi release...by Gary Starta
Newly released! #kindle #ancientaliens #Scifi #ufo #paranormal
The Camden sisters’ quest to explain the unexplained takes a paranormal turn when a time wandering woman crosses their path. Jumping time, performing superhuman feats and staying one step ahead of an unknown enemy leads Iris and DJ Camden to believe this woman without a home or name she can remember is involved with a nefarious shadow agency, one Iris’ own father works for in this stand-alone thriller.
As each answer comes with a perilous price, Iris surmises ‘Sandra’ is preventing an alien race from coming back into power. But when the time wanderer is compromised and kills one of her new friends, it is strongly suspected she has been turned and is aiding aliens hoping to unlock an ancient construct known as Coyote X. Just who is pulling Sandra’s strings and will it cost investigators their lives to find out? Can this woman with no recall of her childhood utilize her superpowers to stop the nefarious Grey aliens from taking the planet?
A Perfect Patricide, looks like a wonderful series. How many books total are planned?
That’s a tricky one, as I never have a specific outline, so until I actually finish with writing a story everything remains on the table. All I know is I’ll need at least one more book to wrap the story up.
What do you think makes a great political thriller?
You can (and should) be innovative, while always remembering to retain a sense of plausibility. This is why I’m critical of Netflix’s House of Cards, while loving an original British series. You can almost create your own universe (for example I managed to include an entirely fictional foreign country for a subplot), as long as you retain basic realism and consult your sources, which is especially important when writing about the political process.
What inspired you when writing A Perfect Patricide?
When I was about 12 years old I’ve stumbled, while scavenging out the school library, upon a collection of short biographies of U.S. Presidents from Washington to Reagan, and been interested in American political history ever since. And, given my early ambitions to become a writer, I always wanted to come up with a story based on what I’ve learned over the years. Eventually post-Civil War South became my favorite subject, which led to writing A Perfect Patricide. Embarrassingly, I’m yet to actually set my foot on the U.S. territory.
As a bit of an afterthought I think me, being a Pole might’ve helped me actually understand better my characters and the overall backdrop of the story. Poles and people from the Dixie famously struggles to overcome their complicated history. Maybe for different reasons, but the mechanism is uncannily similar.
What are your ambitions for your writing career? Full time? Part time?
I hope for writing to become my primarily occupation in life, but I’m wary of ruling out other things to pursue.
When did you decide to become a writer?
It came kind of naturally, so I can't pinpoint the exact moment or situation that resulted in me saying "wow, I want to be a writer when I'm older!" Growing up in a household full of books must've played a role here, but the greater credit should go to my late dad, who was also a published author (though he started off relatively late, while in his early 40s), and who was always supportive of me pursuing this dream.
Connor's Gambit, 99 cent ebook that takes the reader on a wild mental roller coaster ride, with surprises at every twist and turn
After an alien targets his family, Brad Johnson, an entrepreneur on Earth, finds himself on an off world adventure, relying on his skills to survive an intergalactic war. Brad finds himself struggling to understand his place in the universe, as well as the conflict between the aliens. One group threatens Earth's security; the other wants something entirely different. All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.
Woven, looks like a great fantasy book. Any plans to make this into a series?
Thank you! Yes, Woven has a sequel in the works, called Bound, and there may be a third book, but that’s uncertain. For right now, there are definitely two books in the series.
What do you think makes a great story?
Specifcally, for me, I have to connect with the characters and feel what they’re feeling, and that’s what I try to do for my readers with my stories.
What inspired you when writing Woven?
The poem “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred Lord Tennyson is what Woven is based on, in addition to the many tales of King Arthur and Camelot.
What are your ambitions for your writing career? Full time? Part time?
Some day I would LOVE to be full time, for now I’m a part time writer, full time mom of four little kids.
When did you decide to become a writer?
In fourth grade. I read a book that made me cry for the first time and decided I wanted to make others feel emotion while reading something I wrote.
When writing Woven did anything stand out as particularly challenging?
Absolutely! One of the characters has multiple personalities, and it was really tricky to make them sound like different people and not confuse the reader. I had to do buckets of research on Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). I’m something of an expert, now. ;)
How did you come up with the story of Woven?
My mom gave me a writing prompt – to listen to Loreena Mckennit’s rendition of Tennyson’s Poem (Lady of Shalott), and she has a gorgeous voice. I wrote a scene based on what I felt when I heard that song, and the whole book flowed from there.
What do you like to do when not writing?
I love to read, obviously, and I’m a mom, but when I’m not doing either of those I am a professional birth and postpartum doula. Basically, I coach women in childbirth. It’s a really taxing and fascinating career, and my experiences definitely make it into my books. I also love going on dates with my awesome husband and making healthy, yummy food.
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The Root Of All Evil: The Chronicles of Brock Lane (Windy City Crime Series Book 1) (Author Interview)
The Root of All Evil, looks like a fantastic start to the series. How far along is the 2nd book? The name of the second book of the four-part series is The Moment of Truth, and I'm in the beginning stages of this second installment. In fact, The Root Of All Evil is essentially the third edition of the book Ulterior Motives, which was written back in 2008. Blind Love will be the third installment, and Keep Your Enemies Closer is the fourth and last book of the series.
What inspired you when writing The Root of All Evil? I'm a huge sports fan (basketball in particular) and love crime dramas, so I decided to combine these two themes together and create an urban fiction series that's gritty but not vulgar.
What are your ambitions for your writing career? Full time? Part time? I started writing fiction over ten years ago, and my goal from day one has always been to be a full-time author.
When did you decide to become a writer? The birth of my writing career took place in 2005 after a long and frustrating day of work at a check processing center in downtown Chicago. I prayed to God for direction, and He has led me on this wonderful journey of writing every since then.
When writing The Root of All Evil did anything stand out as particularly challenging? My biggest challenge was overcoming the writer's block that I had after I began my spiritual transformation. I then had to figure out how to write as a born-again Christian, and the entire process took two years. Once I learned out how to make stories edgy without being smutty, I was able to write fiction again.
How did you come up with the story in The Root of All Evil? Like I stated in the first question, The Root Of All Evil is the third edition of the book Ulterior Motives. I essentially rewrote the second half of the plot and removed the colorful metaphors.
What do you like to do when not writing? I have a full-time job at a law firm in downtown Chicago, and I drive for Uber part-time. I enjoy dining out or going to the movies when I'm not working or writing.
How can readers discover more about you and your work? My books can be found on my website at www.markonealbooks.com, or they can be purchased on Amazon.
Cat has one choice, stop a blood curse or watch the world die
In a time when mystical beings are hunted, Cathleen Spurlock is forced to keep her magical abilities hidden from the rest of the world. By doing so, she is viewed as a highly skilled human and able to become a top-ranked investigator respected by all.
After years of struggling with her horrific past, she can finally see the perfect life she has always wanted in her near future. That is until the gods need her to embark on a dangerous journey that could reveal her darkest secret or worse get her killed. Now, she has to choose to stay in her comfortable bubble of lies or take the mission and risk everything.
When she meets Hendrick, a powerful, mysterious Dragonvire—half vampire and half dragon warrior of the gods—who saves her from a malicious demon, her decision is made. Now, she is duty-bound to help him solve a kidnapping and save magic.
Together, they hope to save the fallen warrior and stop a monstrous premonition from happening that could destroy all their lives. They just have to survive the demons, unnaturals, hunters, and the grave.
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"If you're reading this, I am not dead. I am so much worse than that."
In the ruins of a state once called California lies the city of Amaranth, where childbirth is impossible, disease is myth, and residents rely on the Lazarus Serum to survive.
When Claire Weston narrowly escapes an encounter with a mechanical man who is trying to kill her, she must travel to the future with Darius, a hardened refugee and the leader of the Octane Angels rebellion, to survive. Unlike Claire, Darius is willing to do whatever it takes to survive - even if it means killing thousands for humanity's second chance.
Together Darius and Claire fight their way to Amaranth to save the world, battling giant glass spiders and Amaranth's agents along the way.
A story about a young man name Chael struggling to find his place in the dystopian world in which he lives. Through supernatural events, Chael gets thrown into a war between two realms of light and darkness. In order for him to survive and protect the ones that he cares about he must embrace the light within him or be overcome by darkness forever.