Charles G. Dyer


Charles Dyer is a consulting engineer, former senior lecturer and former technical magazine editor. He creates 3D models to help with visualisation and realism in his writing.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
During the day, I might be gardening, metalwork, woodwork or doing maintenance on the house or on the computer. I recently finished building a car from scratch. It's roadworthy but there are still a few things I want to sort out. Night or day, the computer absorbs a lot of my time with 3D modelling, digital graphics, the occasional RPG game, research for books or simply for interest's sake. After I bath from around 11pm till 12 or 2am, I read in bed.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Email advisories from Goodreads, Amazon, Harlequin, etc. and by searching for specifics.
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Space Gypsies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,330. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The year is 2055, the first humans are on their way to colonize Mars. A meteorite shower damages their spacecraft worse than they realize. After months of traveling through space, they arrive in the vicinity of Mars, and then things go horribly wrong. There is no hope of a rescue mission. Incapable of landing as planned and without any contingency plans, they are doomed to drift out of control...
101+ ways to Magic - An Author's Guide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Throughout the Ages man has been using magic. The majority of religions recognize that magic exists; many of them have gone so far as to forbid its use. What is magic? Does magic actually work? How many different kinds of magic are there? Is magic an exact science, or is it only available to those that have been gifted? In this book, you will surely find a way for any character to use magic...
After the Cloning - Book Three of the Nubs Trilogy
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The struggle to restore humanity to the Nubs continues. As does the search for more human women to serve as hosts for Valda's cloning programme. Conflicts with the Masses are inevitable. Valda upgrades a few other androids. This leads to unexpected developments on the android production line. The unpredictable conclusion is bound to stir conflicting emotions...
After the Plague - Book Two of the Nubs Trilogy
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,600. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A corroded biological weapon wipes out the human population of the Nubs. Android Valda rallies the other androids to improve the Nubs. They start cloning humans, but they need human wombs. Militia patrols extend their search areas. Women are found and convinced or coerced to be party to the cloning experiment. But even the plans of meticulous androids can fail…
After the Collapse - Book One of the Nubs Trilogy
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 114,820. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Thirty years after the Collapse, the Few are on the brink of extinction. Android Valda helps her master, Martin to stimulate population growth. The Few live in secure Nubs beyond which are countless treasures in a chaotic world. They aren't sure if there are any survivors outside the Nubs, but they want to recover some of their lost culture in the form of books, music, etc.
Dilric's Quest - Book Two of the Gnome Saga
Series: The Gnome Saga, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 118,730. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A Gnome Lodge is struck by a toxic waste tragedy. The sole survivor, Dilric, faces a long and dangerous journey. He is attacked and seriously wounded. His often-misguided intentions lead him into surprising situations. He uses technology and magic to wreak havoc. Will Dilric ever forgive Humans for the destruction of his home and kin? And, will he ever find comfort in a female companion again?
Troll Wars - Book One of the Gnome Saga
Series: The Gnome Saga, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Trolls kidnap Brodo’s wife Ada and his sons, Morel and Rada. Led by Toki, a small group of Macans (a.k.a. Gnomes) track the kidnappers through the forest to a cave at the foot of a mountain range. The ensuing battle, together with an earlier similar attack, marks the beginning of a war of attrition. Read this action-packed drama to see how the tiny Macans cope with the Troll bullies…
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
After 437 years in space, the Phoenix is in desperate trouble. The planets at Alpha Centauri are not habitable & they have no fuel. The cryonics system has failed. The crew is afraid that reviving the passengers is impossible. An alien spacecraft approaches and adds to their worries. The aliens offers help. Can they be trusted? Does the Phoenix have any choice?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,800. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Helen Rogers discovers the threat of a cataclysmic asteroid impact. She lobbies rich people to sponsor an escape to Mars. Then she directs spacecraft production. As the asteroid approaches, the spacecraft launches with two dozen carefully selected people. Governments can't hide the threat. Widespread panic ensues. The one-way voyage through space is long and dangerous. Mars is a hostile world.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 96,240. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
War correspondent and ex covert ops specialist Andy Shepstone interviews an alien. He fears for her life. They escape in her spacecraft. On her world, His very existence threatens to disrupt social order and stability of this peaceful planet. Find out he how copes with love and life on this strange world and how Naomran and Lalunith have to compromise for him…
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In days gone by, in Africa, there were tiny people called the Abatwa who lived with ants. It is a hard life filled with dangers and difficulties. There are enemies both above and below ground. For all we know, they may still share their lives with ants. Tola and his wife Noti are on an expedition to another nest to exchange marriageable youngsters. On a hazardous journey, he tells folk tales…
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Doctor Lesley Meredith is tired and terrified after a night shift surrounded by explosions. She gets home to find that a bomb has destroyed her house and killed some of her neighbours. In Germany, U-boat commander Arn Weitzmann is informed that RAF bombs dropped on Berlin killed his father. He swears revenge. Destiny draws these two people towards each other…
Soul Mates
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Martin Williams wakes up in Elly Blake's body and sets wheels in motion that will deeply affect him and other people. His Indian shaman friend has no explanation. Elly reluctantly befriends Martin. The shaky relationship introduces her to the spirit world. She meets her spirit guide who convinces her to fight demons. Will she finally change her solitary ways and find love?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Fiona is an only child. She always knew she was not normal, but not how far from normal she is. Follow her life from dangerous tomboy escapades through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in a convent to young woman at college. Guided by an Indian shaman, she develops her strange ability. From life-saving premonitions to spirit warrior, she uses her gift to fight evil.
The Club - Elf Saga Vol. 3
Series: Elf Saga, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Will Brie and Sara find romance? Is the fate of Atlantis really sealed? Are the dragon's predictions and the seers' visions accurate? Will the elfin race survive, and if so, where? And, what will become of the silver dragon? The answers all lie within
Savant - Elf Saga Vol. 2
Series: Elf Saga, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
If Brie, an eighteen-year-old highborn elf girl, thought learning to be a healer and saving the elves from extinction was going to be easy, she was sorely mistaken. Her quest for knowledge frequently puts her in danger. Politics, conspiracies, muggers, rejection, murder and betrayals continue to hound Brie. Being the adopted daughter of Princess Authiel has its advantages.
Brie - Elf Saga Vol. 1
Series: Elf Saga, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
If Brie, an eighteen-year-old highborn elf girl, thought life was tough when her mother died nine years ago, she was sorely mistaken. As part of the punishment for her father's crime of insulting a prince she is placed in servitude. Although she is innocent she has to suffer this humiliation. All Brie ever dreamed of is studying and improving her mind. She believes that all hope is lost ...
Nine Stones
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Orphaned as a young girl, eighteen-year-old Mae is an Elf girl who is trapped in a life of drudgery living with her reclusive aunt. Renegade Elves steal Nine sacred magical stones from the Otherworld. This puts the very existence of the Elves in jeopardy. When Mae dreams of the stones, the Elders send her to the surface world to find them.
101+ ways to Kill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Throughout the Ages man has been killing man. Over time, the accumulation of methods of killing has reached staggering proportions. Almost every branch of science has contributed to the insatiable lust to kill. Some methods are not for the faint-hearted. Others can easily be applied by the most gentle among us. In this book, you will surely find a way for any character to kill without detracting t
River God
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,520. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Life in an Irish village during the early 11th century is hard, especially for a boy that is branded a fool. Balor, the fool, finds solace in the river that will become be his salvation from a lonely and unhappy life. Balor falls in love with Fee. For ten years, his love is unrequited. A strange and tragic turn of events favour Balor but will he succeed and win her heart too?
Strange Times - Aed's Journey Vol. 3
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Aed starts a new friendship with Rowena. She teaches Rowena magic. They decide to confront Padraig about his part in Aitheda’s death. Padraig sets his Dark Magic familiars on them and initiates a new and dangerous challenge. Once more, Aed’s wanderings weave a complicated and terrible path peppered with betrayal and trickery.
Tragic Events - Aed's Journey Vol. 2
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,540. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Aitheda’s past catches up with her and she is abducted by a powerful wizard. He wants her magical sword called Gobansaor. Aed’s desperate chase takes her through several cities along a circuitous route. Along the way, she experiences terrible and fierce battles with wizards who use Dark Magic, tragic losses, the joys of new friendships and trickery.
Innocent Fugitive - Aed's Journey Vol. 1
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Wrongly accused of witchcraft, pretty young Aed escapes death at the stake and drowning. Latent magic is aroused in her and she certainly needs it on her journey. At Dragon's Mouth, she finds her sorceress mentor, Aitheda who has a powerful magical sword. This sword will affect their lives far more than they realise.

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