Free Fiction Monday: Linear Shift, Part 1

Linear Shift, Part 1 was my first published book. After meeting Hugh Howey in 2013, I was inspired to write a serialized novel. This is the first part of the four-part novel. This story stands alone but is the introduction to the complete novel. Here’s the book description: A distraught widower on his last leg. An unexpected mission back in time. When Peter Cooper has a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general, he’s suddenly catapulted to the year 1942—World War II is in full swing. Peter … Read more

Discover Sci-Fi Top 10 List

When it comes to top 10 lists, I normally take them with a grain of salt. Especially when it’s regarding subjective matter. And fiction is certainly that. It’s very subjective. So much so that although I love receiving book reviews for my own novels, I personally do not review other authors’ books. Because it’s too subjective. What I like or dislike might not align with the overall impression of the piece. Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule. If I’m totally blown away by a … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: The Hunted Assassin-Excerpt

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I wrote The Hunted Assassin a few years ago and submitted to the now defunct Kindle Scout. Although it was well received, it was not selected in the end. With the rejection letter in hand, I had the manuscript edited, and about a month later I published it on my own. Since its publication, I’ve worked up outlines for two sequels for Jaxon Rasner, with many more possible in his near-future world. Here’s the book description: His name is an alias. His pretense is a disguise.  … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Rememorations

The Immortality Chronicles (September 2015) was a collection of short stories centered around a common theme: Immortality. There were 12 total stories in the volume, with varying views on the topic. What you are about to read was my contribution to the volume. The Anthology won the award for The Best Anthology Of The Year as voted in the 2016 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. Rememorations was also nominated for Best American Science Fiction. Here’s a quick synopsis: Is living forever all that it’s cracked … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Gateway

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Robert Paulson and Paul Robertson have real a problem. Each of them have suffered physical or mental injuries, causing moderate cases of amnesia. Hypnosis and other experimental devices are employed—with varying levels of effectiveness—in restoring their memories. As their past and present lives are revealed, it becomes alarmingly clear that they each think they’re in the wrong person’s body. In the end, only one can exist. Gateway was originally written to be part of a multi-author anthology, with each contributing tale worthy of being read … Read more

Book Review: Ready Player One

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The first time I read Ready Player One was back in October of 2014. I had recently bought a new Kindle and was in the process of loading it up with some new, unread fiction. By the time I finally bought the book, it had been out for more than three years, and the buzz was still pretty high. To tell the truth, I was reluctant to read it because of all that buzz. Many times, when a book or movie catches wild-fire, it’s usually … Read more