which novels appeal to which readers?
mixed genre novels
Readers who enjoy the hard SciFi combat novels of David Weber, John Ringo, David Drake, William Dietz, Steve White, Travis Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, John Varley, Charles Sheffield, James P. Hogan and Larry Niven will enjoy my Vigilante, Assassin, StarFight and Aliens series novels.
The Vigilante Series novels are Star Vigilante, Nebula Vigilante, Galactic Vigilante and Anarchate Vigilante. Book 5 in the Vigilante series is Alien Vigilante, which I hope to release in late 2017.
My Assassin Series novels are Stellar Assassin and Alien Assassin, both of which are now out and available. Book 3, Human Assassin, will come out sometime in the future.
The Aliens Series novels are Earth Vs. Aliens, Humans Vs. Aliens, Freedom Vs. Aliens and Aliens Vs. Humans, all of which are now out. One other novel is planned for this series. That title is Humans Rule Aliens.
Similar in combat SciFi appeal are my standalone novels Retread Shop, Galactic Avatar and Speaker To Aliens.
If you like tales of Humans struggling with Aliens on the galactic scale, these novels will reward your time. Also, they are all Standalone novels with no cliff-hanger endings, although the Vigilante, Assassin and Aliens series novels have continuing characters and plot elements.
Readers who enjoyed the SciFi novels of Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Alan Dean Foster, Anne McCaffrey and Andre Norton will most enjoy my Young Adult novels Little Brother's World, Genecode Illegal, Mother Warm and the newly released The Memory Singer. Little Brother's World looks at genetic engineering as the "be all" rationale of a Brazil-like culture on a far future colony world, while Singer explores a young Aussie teen girl whose parents, aunts and uncles set up a Memory Singer cabaret in an Alien-run star system. She decides to take a Walkabout in the space station, to dangerous results.
For a Salvage Archaeology Dig In Space adventure, try the novel Ancestor's World, co-written with A. C. Crispin in her StarBridge universe. It is also available in audiobook format. And readers who prefer post-apocalyptic contemporary fantasy novels like Hunter Games, Divergent and World War Z can check out The Gaean Enchantment.
Future novel releases that are mostly written but need reworking include the Star Scouts. It should come out sometime in 2020.
Finally, readers who prefer short stories can take a taste of 16 stories in my collection Judgment Day And Other Dreams. The stories cover the range from space adventure to Earth-based surprises to dark fantasy. The collection has received multiple five-star reviews on Amazon!
The novel I have just finished is GIRL MAGIC. Janie Wilmott never believed her granny's tales of magic and supernatural creatures. Until the night she is attacked by a vampire. And discovers she is an Absorber witch able to take into herself all the powers of any supernatural being who tries to harm her. A side benefit is the two foot tall black bat Abner who announces he is her familiar. The fun part of being a youngling witch are the supernatural friends she makes. Like the gnome Dirt and the ogre Mayhem the Terrible. But when deadly supernatural creatures come hunting for her, Janie needs all her friends and her new abilities--in between serving meals at Cafe Tribal! GIRL MAGIC is a great PWF tale featuring a 20 year old Goth girl in Boulder, Colorado.
If you like space navy stories, try the space fleet action thriller Battlecry! It explores what happens when both human and the Swarm wasps are attacked by amphibian-type aliens who think the universe is theirs to own! It is book 3 in the series that began with Battlestar.
Click on the photos below and to the right to reach the Amazon pages for Star Glory and for Battlecry.
Also released is Mother Warm, book 3 in the YA series that began with Little Brother's World.
What are my upcoming novels?
On Dec. 15, 2020 I will release HARD MAGIC, the sequel to GIRL MAGIC. More Janie the White witch adventures are coming!
One of my most popular series has been the Humans Versus Predator Aliens sequence of Military SciFi that began with Earth Vs. Aliens. This series explores what happens when First Contact happens with Aliens who are 'keystone predators'. In the Aliens universe, only 'predator' people roam the dark starways, ruling over 'herbivore' subject peoples who are treated as resources . . . for rare minerals, food and power challenges. In Sol system Jack Munroe fights these predatory Aliens to prove that Humans are never anyone else's conquest! Then he heads out to other stars to liberate subject peoples and to form a Freedom Alliance! The storyline is far from politically correct! Book One in the series is Earth Vs. Aliens, followed by Humans Vs. Aliens, Freedom Vs. Aliens and now Aliens Vs. Humans!
I write both science fiction and urban fantasy novels. Lately I've been writing on two urban fantasy series.
The Paranormal Women's Fiction novel GIRL MAGIC is an urban fantasy featuring a 20 year old Goth girl in Boulder, Colorado, who discovers she has White witch powers, thanks to her granny Lucille. And her familiar is a two foot tall black bat named Abner! Who is a smart-mouth. Janie's adventure is now out! The planned sequel is HARD MAGIC.
The other urban fantasy series began with the novel KILLER GEEZER. It features a 70 year old guy walking to coffee early one morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who is hit by a white mind flash. When four deadly muggers assault him shortly afterward, he discovers he has super psychic mind powers! He melts down one guy, sets another guy on fire, stabs a third guy to death and waves his hand to knock the fourth guy into a nearby wall. There are now four novels in this series with two more planned.
Another urban fantasy novel is THE GAEAN ENCHANTMENT. While it is primarily a post-apocalyptic contemporary fantasy novel set in a near-future time where Earth has entered a new kind of space, there is a magic realism element throughout the novel.
Earth magic based on Gaean planetary energies become the 'new way things work' and the lead couple cope with this Change as best they can while on a cross-country drive to save the husband's three children from social chaos in Reston, Virginia.
One could call this novel a mix of contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance and post-apocalyptic doomsday story!
The epic Hard SF/Hindu mythic novel Galactic Avatar was released in 2013 and has garnered four and five star reviews on Amazon, along with some unhappy reader reactions. The poor reactions were due to the novel's exploration of sexual relations among the last 16 Human survivors of the destruction of Earth by Aliens known only as the Skrill. But bonding through sex sharing is the way they cope with their Survivor's Guilt.
What made this novel mythic in scope was the answer I got when I asked myself "What happens to the souls of 8 billion dead Humans when Earth is destroyed?" The answer that came to me was that, of course, those souls would journey with the 16 survivors who discover they have become the 'avatars' of various Gods and Goddesses from Earth's religions. All in a setting where a supermassive black hole is used to 'jump' to a new home in Andromeda Galaxy!