James Turbett


Once upon a time, the primordial chaos crossed with the eternal the fabric of reality in an eldritch union that produced a being who was given the legal name James Turbett. Between growing up in suburban America and being raised on a healthy dose of Star Wars and Saturday morning cartoons, James grew up as a quirky fellow who can best be described as an observant introvert and an optimistic cynic.

To quench his appetite for information, half of James’s life is dedicated to the consumption of media. He enjoys political and character centered literature such as Game of Thrones and humorous satire such as Good Omens. Video games are also a favorite, including various Nintendo titles and StarCraft 2, in which he goes by the handle BerserkMecha. All of this causes a lot of thoughts and ideas to brew in his head.

As an outlet for these ideas, the other half of James’s life is dedicated to producing media. He enjoys writing all manner of fantasy and science fiction. His titles vary between the dramatic and the humorous. You can find his short stories on Smashwords.com. In addition to his shorts, he is looking for a book publisher for his novel, a satirical military science fiction piece titled, The 205th Mecha Team. Interested publishers are free to e-mail him at dunedainranger@sbcglobal.net.

Where to find James Turbett online


Damsels on the Drive
Series: Damsels of Distress, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Damsels of Distress mercenary gang is now on the run and decides to take up a quieter gig as hired guns on a cattle drive away from civilization. Unfortunately for them, their new employer has invited more trouble than he expected. They will have to survive a furious centaur war chief and a few overly-aggressive cowboys and still get paid.
Damsels of Distress: Trouble on High
Series: Damsels of Distress, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Meet the Damsels of Distress, a group of six female mercenaries trying to get by in a hostile world filled with monsters, airships, mob goons, and all manner of unsavory characters. After the Damsels bite off more than they can chew from a bank heist, they are forced to go on the lam, but their enemies are catching up with them sooner than they thought. Nothing a few bullets won't fix.
Piracy and Sorcery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Stan Hreston is the captain of a pirate ship, the Knavish Barracuda. After he and his crew plunder a merchant vessel, they discover a stowaway onboard who harbors a dark secret. Now, Hreston and his crew must contend with an enemy more formidable than defenseless merchant ships, and with fey sorcery working against them, the captain must act fast.
A Way Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
For those who dwell within the city of Melxargena, life is full of famine, decay, and corruption. Most wish to leave, but few get passed the guards and walls. Zemir is a mercenary who is contracted for all manner of unsavory jobs from smuggling to debt collecting. Things soon turn strange when he is hired by a foreigner. When sorcerous activity is in play, there is no such thing as easy work.
Bad Harvest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An impatient baroness, a disgruntled sorcerer, and a moronic knight. What could go wrong? As it turns out, plenty. When an act of sorcery meant to cure the infertility of a barony’s land turns ugly, all involved parties deny responsibility. At least the three of them can make a clean getaway.
Sorcerous Mount
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Living in a colony under the control of a larger kingdom is not easy. However, sometimes, the answer to a better life is not rebellion. Instead of working to destroy the system, sometimes, one must work around it for a better life. That is what Dzwache Kojo discovers when a sorcerer gives him an opportunity for advancement in the form of an ill tempered beast.