Once I was a soldier, getting blown up a few times convinced me that a change of career might be a good idea.However, given some of the jobs I've done since, being shot in the chest could be preferable to being stabbed in the back. I'm happily married with my wife helping me proof read my books.
I've studied military history, used most types of swords and medieval weapons. I spent a few years learning how to write and had my fair share of rejection slips. I'm still hoping to see my work in print. However, in the meantime, I want to share my worlds with the world at large. Perhaps someone might suggest ways to improve my writing. I've enjoyed writing "When Twilight Falls" intending to develop the story slowly with an ever increasing threat level. I've written about fourteen books so far, not all were completed. I was half way through a novel about an alien invasion with modern day US Airtforce taking on flying saucers. Then I saw a little film called Independence Day and sulked for a month.
There are too many Sci-Fi books written for children in my opinion. So I'm trying to write for adults, if that includes a bit of sex then so be it. Heroes are just normal people in extraordinary circumstances. When they get the job done, they are still just your average Joe with all the weaknesses of you or I. For some reasons most of my worlds are not very nice, I suppose the good worlds don't need saving. So there is plenty of scope for temptation in many forms for the 'Heroes' to fall into. When you put yourself in their place, wouldn't you give in to temptation too?
All the best to one and all. I wish you the best of luck in avoiding temptation.
I've just uploaded a short novel called "The Streets of Bucharest". I'm still working on the full sized book and expect it to be online shortly. I'm sorry I screwed up not loading the full version. But I did give it for free to make up for my mistake. The Full version of The Streets of Bucharest is now online. It's only 40,000 words but I hope you will enjoy it.
Just finished rewriting an old book of mine "The Bonds of Time". It was an experiment in erotic drama with a lot of BDSM thrown in. For anyone interested it also gives a short description of Aeden, a couple of years after the founding. It was not a very nice place when TIME was first being formed for self defense, and long before the Cosmic Guardians were even thought of to protect the Multiverse.
Finished Isralla and now working on a sequel called Enryn, using a new slant, telling of a war from the Marines' point of view.
I'm writing these with as little sex and as much action as the characters will let me. So if anything goes wrong, blame them!
Date 13 December 2010
Thanks for the rating, for a writer who lives and works alone any kind of a pat on the back is very welcome.
Sometimes I am intending to finish "Of Dusk and Dawn" in the New Year. But I admit to getting writer's block and being side tracked by Isralla and Enryn. I hope these books will keep you all amused till I can get back to D&D.
A word of warning, I've finished a new book called "The Cloud Knights". A sort of cross between Biggles and Sharp, set in a crazy world you will not recognise. So if you like the idea of bi-planes versus airships, politics and treason, and a hero determined to rise from the ranks to become a Cloud Knight, fighting for freedom in a world where everything is for sale to those with the rank to claim it. Then you might like it!
Currently working on a sequel called the Sky Knights, which will be big. And if that works I might round off the trilogy with the Star Knights.
I also draw my own book covers using DAZ Studio which explains how I keep uploading new covers.
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The Sky Knights
Sequel to The Cloud Knights.
A primitive world is targeted for invasion by an army of clones, and the conflict propels the Cloud Knights into a world wide war.
But the clones do not understand that this world was once called Earth, and the remnants of the Human race will not give up without a fight.
Just a short introduction to my latest book set in the far future.
In a world where women are treated as chattel a young princess must battle palace intrigue, a forced marriage to a sadistic brute and dodge a skilled assassin. But the killer must prevent the marriage at all costs before it upsets the balance of world power. However, when they finally meet neither is as the other expected
Following a catastrophic battle a marine is lost in time and space and hunted by an army of alien monsters. No problem, for his name is Simon Percival and he dosn't take prisoners.
But it is when he is left holding an alien baby that the fun starts!
The Cloud Knights
Thousands of years after the seas rose and the skies fell, a young man fights to become a fighter pilot, but that is the one thing no peasant can be. This is a world of biplanes versus airships, politics and treason, and a hero determined to rise from the ranks to become a Cloud Knight, fighting for freedom in a world were even honour is for sale.
Sequel to Isralla.
Following Earth's first space war the Dreadnought Iowa is launched declaring to the Galaxy Earth's coming of age. And her Marines are soon fighting for their lives out numbered and out gunned.
They need help from an unlikely sorce, but will they accept it when they find it?
Or will their pride doom the Iowa?
With a monster moonlighting as a gangster, a hero fighting for his life alongside a mysterious girl who both beguiles and scares him to death, and ten black market Nukes, what else can go wrong?
Besides an alien invasion, a stolen time machine that could erase mankind from existent, and another alien invasion!
John Percival was having a busy day, and Isralla the time of her life.
Of Dusk and Dawn
The Roman Empire stood on the verge of conquering the stars, if Pullo could torture an innocent girl for the secrets of FTL travel. But when he fell in love with her beauty and courage , what then? Could he betray his Empire for a girl who was less than human?
The Bonds of Time
Warning, Sex and Fantasy violence.
When a time travelling adventurer crash lands on the fantasy world of Yag-Urth, he spends more time saving slave-girls than completing his mission. But after saving them, what then? He certainly can't let them go!.
Enigma: The Final Battle
With Aeden under attack the Enigma must risk all to save the Universe, while a traitor plots to bring the Cosmic Guardians down from within, and galactic civilisation stands on the knife edge of extinction.
Enigma: Cosmic Odyssey
Following an atomic war the Enigma is cast adrift in time and space, jumping at random between dimensions. She soon meets new enemies of mind numbing evil, capable of destroying whole solar systems. When they first encounter the Cosmic Guardians things escalate way out of control. Then Erin falls ill and Captain Miles must choose between the safety of the Enigma or his daughter's life
Enigma: Voyage of the Damned
In a night of terror the UK's government and armed forces are decimated by teams of saboteurs, leaving thousands dead and the country in smoking ruins. As further terrorists attack the UK she soon has only a single submarine left to engage an hostile armada. But how long can the Enigma fight knowing that England is doomed and that her maiden voyage is a one way ticket to hell?
The Streets of Bucharest
Paul is a man without honour, broken in body and soul, betrayed by all he held dear, and driven beyond point of sanity by years of loneliness. He buys a girl and get more than he bargained for; a chance at redemption.
Catalina is in a living nightmare and finds help in the most unlikely of ways. Together they could do great things, if they don't betray and kill each other first.
When Twilight Falls
All Reg wanted was to climb the cooperate ladder, instead he found himself fighting space pirates, company security sweepers and even his own corrupt bosses. And the only help he had was a slave girl, a doctor who wouldn't even give her own name, and a nun who was far more than she seemed. Oh, and an archaeologist who couldn't keep out of trouble. But together they would change the galaxy.
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