B.B. Irvine

Biography

B.B. Irvine was born in New York City in 1959. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art N.Y. (1976 music), New York State University at Stony Brook (1980 B.A. liberal arts), and in 1982 received a certificate as a Physician Assistant from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He has worked in settings including emergency medicine, AIDS research, and addiction treatment in New York City where he lives. In 1994 he earned a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Grandmaster Richard Chun. His novels and screenplays evidence his knowledge of people and frequently weave medicine, science, history, romance, and martial arts into the action.

Books

Just Do Me A Favor
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 40,110. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Doing a friend a favor isn’t supposed to risk life and limb, but that’s what happens when millionaire Baxter Benton asks his old pal Leto Macellum for one. Within six hours Leto has nearly been blown up, beaten up, shot (twice), and Baxter has vanished into the Florida sunshine. Will this be a favor that costs Leto his life?
Hawkdove-Afghanistan, 11 December 2012
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 45,890. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Did the U.S. Secretary of State get a concussion in early December 2012 during her “beyond secret” mission in eastern Afghanistan? After her helicopter crashes, Army pilot Lt. Michelle “Hawkdove” Paris must keep her alive and out of enemy hands until they can be rescued from hostile territory.
Running A.M.U.C.
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 38,800. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Welcome to this opening of the Arte Museum of Unusual Crafts,” reads the press release; in fact, the museum has been open for eight months with few visitors. Will this “Opening Night” do the trick? It starts with the main show going missing, includes a killer cook in Café D’AMUC, a temperamental artist, and a local burglar hiding in the museum. Have fun, just don’t eat the crunchy cheese!
Past, Present, and Future (2176-2194)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,850. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Interstitial short stories" include Ecurba’s rescue of 31 kids during Operation NESTKNOCK (2176), his meeting of a daughter he did not know he had (2194), the full closing of the circle between Admiral Xiu-Li Chen and Captain Priti Fareyes (2192), and Admiral Chen’s meeting with “Katsavr’s Qitten” (2194).
A Selection from the Memoirs of Leopold LaPied
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Found in an old shoebox, this exercise in academic satire features the section in which an obscure medieval author travels with Geoffrey Chaucer and the pilgrims to Canterbury, as Chaucer chronicled in The Canterbury Tales. Leopold LaPied was there, although he did not make it into the Tales. Included is an afterword (sort of), commentary (kind of), and updated afterword.
Dishings at Fiasco's
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 43,040. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A writer recounts odd conversations and other humorous diversions he has experienced at FIASCO'S, winner of a Least Awful Gourmet Award for its "signature Italian-type food," whatever that is. Meet owner Adolfo MacDuff, maitre'd Carmina Burana, chef Falcon Roost, and all the characters often present as they seek answers to questions like whether a vampire polar bear could turn into a bat.
Qet Toccata (2181)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,590. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On planet Deepstrike Captain Ecurba battles a plan to imprison and control Ceti Cats in order to kill seventy eight billion Qet and destroy the Qet Sphere, while on Cape Of Velvet Captain Xiu-Li Chen seeks out the Niv criminal responsible. Book 8 of the Spacer Series.
Shoggoth Unbound
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00)
Former Air Force Pararescue specialist Sam Oliver joins the Hobblestone-Thorpe 2012 Antarctic Expedition on the ice sheet at the base of Mount Takahe, never dreaming that within it he will encounter an absolute impossibility and be the only person to return alive and able to warn the world what has broken free.
Greatstar Lost (2181)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,190. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Greatstar Lost (2181): As Captain Xiu-Li Chen settles into her role as Steward of the Human Sphere, the catastrophic destruction of a GREATSTAR ship in an attack sends SAS VICTORY and newly promoted Captain Ecurba and his wife Qet-Sia on a deep space rescue mission. Book 7 of the Spacer Series.
Qet Contact (2180)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,140. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Qet Contact (2180): During final negotiations for the Human Sphere’s entry into the Assembly Of Sentients, Captain Xiu-Li Chen and Commander Ecurba save the alien Qet leader from an assassination attempt; Ecurba falls in love with the Qet-Qeta’s daughter during sanctuary on SAS JAGUAR; and the Human Sphere is formalized. Then assassins attack again. Book 6 of the Spacer Series.
Phase Change (2180)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 147,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Phase Change (2180): New Captain Xiu-Li Chen leaves her starship SAS JAGUAR to discover what happened to the missing crew on board the drifting, empty science ship ROSALIND FRANKLIN. When armed raiders arrive to salvage the hulk, First Officer Commander Ecurba must take JAGUAR into harm’s way to protect his captain. Book 5 in the Spacer Series.
Victory Saved (2179)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
First Officer Xiu-Li Chen saves her crew on battle damaged IWG VICTORY then faces mutiny during return to Earth, while on Niv, the planet at Tau Ceti, Lieutenant Ecurba becomes a hero to the mysterious Ceti Cats and the neosapien Niv.
Darkeyes (2178)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,310. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
After a combat rescue mission crash on Jade, an Exotic Niv woman with matte black skin rescues Lieutenant Commander Xiu-Li Chen, then both are transferred to JOHN A. WHEELER, the first starship Xiu-Li served on. Later, the WHEELER needs Lieutenant Ecurba’s skills during a dangerous tactical interception at planet Deepstrike.
Knife Hand Strike
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 66,510. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After his Tae Kwon Do teacher becomes a serial murder suspect, Doctor Andy Bosch joins the legal team and lawyer Jenna Gates to find the real killer. Suspense, romance, and a confrontation with a deadly fighter result.
Love At Many Speeds
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Series: Anna and Caitlin Adventures, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Moving to a new Indy Type car team, driver Anna Korsova also faces two rivals: Patti York on the race track for a first win, and Sarka Sandbourne at home, where the British starlet is researching a film role by spending time with Caitlin Shea while Anna’s on the road. Third book in the Anna and Caitlin Adventures, after Silk In A Firesuit and Racing Hearts.
Racing Hearts
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Series: Anna and Caitlin Adventures, Book 2. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 60,870. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Racing Hearts (the sequel to Silk In A Firesuit). Caitlin Shea is kidnapped by a man obsessed with killing race car driver Anna Korsova. He flees when Caitlin escapes, and the event brings the estranged Anna back into Caitlin's life again. Does Caitlin want that? Then when the danger to Anna returns, Caitlin must fight to save the life of the woman she loves!
Conflict (2176)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,730. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Conflict (2176) – Book 02: Lieutenant Chen (sequel to MARIPOSA). Commanding her own combat rescue ship SR-T CATFISH within an InterWorld Group Training Group based at Van Mannen’s Star (Hellhole), on 29 February 2176 Tac/SAR specialist Lieutenant Xiu-Li Chen finds herself leading a critical tactical combat mission at what will be known as the Battle Of Hellhole.
Russia Del Sol
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 66,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
Former SAS soldier Robert Kinross wakes up in the trunk of a car in St. Petersburg, Russia on his way to an interview for a job that puts his life and the lives of the people he is guiding to Spain for a wedding in jeopardy. Their dangerous journey is from Russia, to Finland, Marseille, and then a treacherous ocean passage to Spain. Not for the faint of heart.
Silk In A Firesuit
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Series: Anna and Caitlin Adventures, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(5.00)
Pulled from a firey crash on a mountain road in northwestern North Carolina, engineer and race car driver Anna Korsova falls for her rescuer, Deputy Sheriff Caitlin Shea. When Caitlin later joins Anna's new stock car team as security director, she soon finds herself drawn to Anna as life zooms around them.
Mariposa (2173)
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Series: Spacer Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 110,410. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.25)
On a survey of planet Deepstrike, 34 light years from Earth, newly promoted Space Fleet Ensign Xiu-Li Chen uses her butterfly swords and fierce determination to survive first contact with the Qet, a violent human-like alien species. The first of a 12 book S.F. series starting in 2173 that follows Xiu-Li Chen's InterWorld Group Space Fleet career from "Crewper" to Captain.

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