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New Release: The Knife’s Edge


A mission failed…
A civilization on the edge of collapse…
A dangerous alliance to save it…

Colonel Mitchell “Ares” Williams has never been one to accept failure. While the outcome on Liberty is a crushing setback to his and the Rigger’s chances of salvaging the war, there’s no time to waste on regret. After all, the mission wasn’t a total loss, delivering an unexpected asset in the wake of their defeat:

Liun Tio, a.k.a the Knife, a notorious warlord and enemy of the Alliance, whose deep-seated mistrust of artificial intelligence and control over what may be the largest free fleet in the galaxy have made him the most important man alive.

If humanity is going to have a chance to survive the Tetron onslaught, Ares and the Knife will need to find a way to work together. But can the two learn to trust one another enough to bring the power of their joint forces to bear against a common enemy? Or will their fragile alliance crumble beneath the weight of personal motives and divergent goals?

As Mitchell and the Riggers will soon discover, the knife’s edge cuts both ways.

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New Release: His Final Secret


The fight is nearly over. His reign of darkness is reaching its end.

The cure for magic has been discovered, and for Talon the truth of its source is more horrible than he could have imagined. Tormented by what he has learned and on the verge of falling from reason to madness, he leaves the Refinery more determined than ever to put an end to his tyranny once and for all.

Oz has led Eryn and their companions deep into the mountains, to a place long buried beneath the stone. They have a plan to set the Empire free, but first they must find a way to escape the relentless pursuit of General Spyne and his strange and silent hunter.

Battles will be fought, bonds will be broken, and his final secret will be revealed.

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I don’t usually write that much here to accompany my new releases. I tend to save most of my words for the INSIDE of my books. This is the final book in the Tears of Blood series, and I want to thank all of you who have read it through to the end. Writing ToB been an interesting journey for me. His Dark Empire was the third book I published, and after the success of the Divine series I thought I knew how to sell books.

I was completely wrong. The covers were okay, but not great. The blurb was weak. It has been a constant struggle to get readers to these books for the last two years. With the success of my other series, especially War Eternal, ToB became more a labor of love than anything else. I had a vision for the story from day one. I exactly knew where and how I wanted it to end. That doesn’t happen often for me. Books change as I write them. They grow and mature as the pieces fall into their places. The endings shift, sometimes a little, sometimes completely. Not ToB.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be happy with the ending. It’s bittersweet. Depending on your perspective, it may lean more towards the bitter side. It’s the kind of ending I don’t think a traditional publisher would have ever let make it into print.

But that’s why I’m proud of these books, and this series. That’s why I’ve invested in new covers for all of them, and spent hours tweaking the lead-in blurb in an effort to find more readers. I hope when you read His Final Secret, when you reach the end, that you either love it or hate it. A one-star or a five, with no in-between. I hope that you feel something when the curtain comes down, because I surely did. I hope the characters have become as real to you as they have to me.

Thank you again.

New Release: The End of Liberty


An ancient starship discovered…
An eternal enemy revealed…
An impossible mission to save humankind…

The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin’s lost memories before the enemy can complete their violent conquest.

It’s a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept, and skilled enough to survive. A mission that will test the limits of Mitchell’s mind, body, and soul, and force him to make an impossible choice that could cost the lives of millions.

This is war, and if he can’t win a battle for a single planet, how can he possibly change the outcome of a conflict that has raged beyond eternity?

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New Release: Dead Red. Plus, I’m a Kindle All-Star

First things first.

Ghosts & Magic Book Two, Dead Red, is now available on Amazon:

Dead Red Cover

Second, Starship Eternal was one of top 50 most read Kindle exclusive books for February, which is AMAZING. It also made me one of the Top 100 Kindle exclusive authors for the month, which is also AMAZING.

I’m overwhelmed by the positive response to the book, and appreciative of not only everyone who gave it a try, but also the many people who have checked out some of my other work in response. You are the BEST!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Starship Eternal is a Kindle All-Star

For those of you who don’t know, Amazon runs a program called ‘Kindle All-Stars’, as a kind of incentive for authors to enroll in the Select program and sell their work exclusively through Amazon. Essentially, they take 2 groups:

1. Top 100 Kindle exclusive authors by sales volume
2. Top 100 Kindle exclusive books by sales volume

I found out yesterday that Starship Eternal somehow snuck its way into the bottom of the second group, finishing January as one of the 100 most downloaded Kindle exclusive novels (out of over 700,000) and earning me a $500 bonus.

As a result, the book has a nice new shiny added to its detail page:

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How many books is that? Over 6,000 in the U.S.

What’s more, it might make the list again for February. I’ve already had over 7,000 sales/borrows, and there are still 9 more days in the month (maybe enough time to get to 8,000?).

I’m shocked and awed by reader response to the book. If you’re one of the people who bought/borrowed it, thank you so much for being AWESOME!

If you haven’t bought it, why not find out what you’re missing ;) ?