Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Do I Keep Doing This?

Why do I have a completed story that I'm not getting ready for publication? Let me explain...

I have a story titled "Wanderer," set in the late twenty-second century. It's one of my EarthGov Security stories, which also includes "Last Light" (from Campfire Stories), On A Cold Wind, Rae and The Fault Lies Not... It centers on Special Agent Alexandra Sinclair, a courier with Division Five of EarthGov Security.  Alexa's main trait is here eidetic memory. Essentially she can never forget anything. "Wanderer" concerns a delivery that goes very bad, resulting in Alexa losing part of her memory. (She loses everything before age twenty, so she doesn't remember her parents, who disappeared when Alexa was still a teenager.)

It's finished. It's been finished for what seems like forever. And it's sitting on my hard drive, waiting.

I had always planned on writing a sequel to it but with all the other stories waiting to be completed, I don't know when I'll get to it. I have a few ideas, like Alexa being sent out on another delivery, meeting her future girlfriend/wife, witnessing an ancient race's mass suicide and coming to terms with the loss of her memories. But that can wait a little longer.

I'm probably going to wait until I finish "Raven" and "Stranger" (which are also EGS stories, both concerning Division Two) before I tackle "Wanderer." Since it's already complete, I'll just have to flesh it out a bit with a couple scenes added to the beginning. Then it should be good to go.

Now to keep from being sidetracked by other projects.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Fault Lies Not...



And I looked, and behold, a pale horse:  And his name that sat on him was Death

The Book of Revelation 6:8

In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk. There is little evidence left at the scenes of the murders, and no trace of the killer shows up on any of the city’s scanners. It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him. But is there something behind the murders, something that reaches far beyond the city?

The Fault Lies Not… is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.

Price: $3.99 (ebook) $5.99 (print)

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Monday, April 25, 2016

A Bright Symmetry



A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.

The seven stories in A Bright Symmetry are…

“Only Time” – One year ago – Scott and Zoe travel back to Earth to visit with Scott’s friends, Brynna Alexander and her husband Georges Severin. While they reminisce, Zoe thinks she hears someone saying goodbye to her but can’t find who said it…

“A God To Dance With” – Seven months ago - Scott and Zoe are on an archaeological expedition to the planet Stelvra. They were there to investigate the myth of QuĂ©rahl-tan, the Stelvran’s Sleeping God. They were hoping to conduct the research before the planet’s unstable political system collapsed. But what was waiting for them in the tomb…and who would pay the consequences…

“Being” – Scott begins to come to terms with the aftermath of the events in the tomb, while getting to know the person Zoe had become. The suspicions of the ship’s captain weren’t helping him cope. Then a system failure threatened the whole ship and only one person can help them…

“Intermezzo” – Three months ago – Zoe’s condition has been deteriorating and she doesn’t know why. To help find a cure, Scott has to turn to the Science Directorate once again to set up an expedition to distant sector, one that is believed to be uninhabited…or is it…

“The Arc of Heaven” – One month ago – Scott contracts Arcadia Ryan, an old friend and independent starship master, to transport him, Zoe and a team of scientists and politicians to Zoe’s home to try and find out what’s wrong with her, as well as study her people and establish relations with them. But Scott hadn’t counted on the Science Directorate having its own agenda…

“Circle” – Two days ago – Arcadia brings Scott and Zoe back to Earth so they can tell Brynna and Georges what happened to Zoe. After misunderstandings, Scott finally finds out who said goodbye to Zoe on their last visit a year ago…

“…and Forever” – Now – Zoe learns one last secret as the final circle comes to a close.

A Bright Symmetry is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.

Price: $4.99 (ebook) $6.99 (print)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Campfire Stories



Campfire Stories is a collection of eight stories, ranging from the far distant past to the not-too-distant future. These are stories of self-discovery, exploration and duty, and the consequences of each. From a research project gone terribly wrong, to a an author finding out there's more to his childhood friend than he thought, to an investigator searching for someone who can hide in plain site...these stories show people striving for more and the consequences that brings.

The eight stories in Campfire Stories are:

“The End of Seconds" – A research project to answer an age-old question goes terribly wrong, with consequences that reach across time;

"Games of Life and Cold" – While exploring an uncharted planet, a group of genetically engineered beings finds themselves in a life or death struggle with a race that considers them little more than animals;

"If You Listen Softly" – What if the world around you changed and you were the only one who noticed it;

"All My Yesterdays, Remembered" – An author finds there’s more to his childhood friend than he ever thought;

"Symmetry" – Rosalind had no idea how she came to be on the subway, with the conductor the only other rider, and she wasn’t sure she wanted to know the answer;

"Signpost" – A planetary survey sends Tamara on a journey of discovery and wonder;

"Last Light" – Carly and Alexa were on their way to lunch…then they walked into a hostage crisis…then it fell to Carly to end it;

"The Shape of the Truth" – As an investigator, Dari had to find a suspect who was able to hide in plain sight and also prove his innocence.

Campfire Stories is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.

Price: $5.99 (ebook) $7.99 (print)


Monday, April 11, 2016

With Eyes Open...



There are more things in Heaven and Earth
Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Mira Frayne thought she was going to make a change in her life. Despite a career spent helping people take control of their lives, she found she had been used and lied to, that she had been drawn into someone else’s deceit. Breaking free would lead her to changes she never anticipated or wanted. She would learn there is more to the world than she ever imagined. The Adityas would not be denied. They would have what they wanted no matter the cost to Mira. In the not too distant future, the consequences of those changes would still be felt.

In the late twenty-second century, former government researcher Mandalay Jones had been looking forward to a change in career but finds herself dragged back into the fold to resolve a critical situation. Her ex-husband’s research had gotten out of control and it falls to Mandalay to recover the research, and save her ex-husband and his staff. Along the way, she finds her efforts aided and abetted by a mysterious woman named Mira.

With Eyes Open… is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.

Price: $2.99 (ebook) $5.38 (print)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Books...



Looking for something good to read? Want to escape from the real world and enter worlds where most anything is possible?

Now you can!

All six of my books are available through Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK, Lulu, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, Page Foundry, Baker & Tyler Blio, txtr, Library Direct, Baker-Tyler Axis360, OverDrive, Flipkart, Oyster & Scribd. Print editions can be found on CreateSpace and Amazon.

The books range across the history of the universe, from the distant past, into the far distant future…

With Eyes Open… ($2.99/$5.38) - Mira Frayne thought she was going to make a change in her life, to try and make a better life for herself. Her life did change...but not in any way that she expected.

Campfire Stories ($5.99/$7.99) - Campfire Stories is a collection of eight stories, ranging from the far distant past to the not-too-distant future. These are stories of self-discovery, exploration and duty, and the consequences of each.

A Bright Symmetry ($4.99/$6.99) - An archaeological expedition leads immortal Scott Madigan to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.

The Fault Lies Not… ($3.99/$5.99) - In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk.It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him

Rae ($2.99/$5.99) - EarthGov Security Special Agent Kevin Martin and his partner, Probationary Agent Rachael (Rae) Mercer, thought they had been assigned an open-and-shut case. Things begin to spin out of control when Rae is severely beaten and Kevin is accused of the attack. Who is trying to stop the murder investigation? What is connection between the suspect and the victim? How does the secret Rae is keeping tie into it?

On A Cold Wind ($4.99/$6.99) - Special Agent Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia and her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield, is assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. There is a link between Carly and one of the criminals, one that only Carly's division director knows.

Find links for the books on my website, Wordboy’s Words… - http://wordboy1.wix.com/wordboyswords#!books/cnec