Debra L Martin
Science fiction and fantasy author who started writing with co-author, David W Small in 2006. Writing with a co-author is challenging in itself, but when 1 author lives on the East Coast and 1 lives on the West Coast, the challenges are a bit more daunting, but because we live in an electronic world of email, Instant Messenger and Skype, the partnership is totally workable. What makes the partnership even better is that David is my brother. We love the same types of books and that love naturally evolved into writing our own books.
The newest release is "The Silver Cross" Book 1 in the series, VAMPIRE NIGHTLIFE. "The Silver Double Cross" Book 2 is currently under development.
Our epic fantasy "Assassin's Curse" Book 1 in the WITCH STONE PROPHECY, was released in 2012. "Witch's Curse" Book 2 is the exciting conclusion to the series will be published in 2014.
If you enjoy Arthurian history with a twist, we have published "Quest for Nobility" and "Crystal Facade" in the RULE OF OTHARIA trilogy. The final volume, "The King's Last Word" is forthcoming.
If you prefer post-apocalyptic fiction, we have written three stories in the DARK FUTURE series, "Path to Destruction," "The Right Path" and "Zia's Path."
Debra blogs regularly at Two Ends of the Pen about writing, publishing, ebooks, guest posts, author interviews and book reviews. You can also find a complete list of her published books on the blog.
Where to find Debra L Martin online
The Silver Cross (Book 1, Vampire Nightlife)
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When Detective Lacey Gardner meets bartender, Damon Harte, her heart does a quickstep. As a vampire hunter, she doesn't date much, but something about Damon captivates her and draws her to him. When she learns Damon's devastating secret, she knows what she has to do: kill the man who has stolen her heart.
Assassin's Curse (Book 1, The Witch Stone Prophecy)
When elite assassin Jeda receives his assignment to kill a witch, he has no idea it would be his last. By circumstances he can't control, he's bonded to her twin daughters. He has no idea that the twins are the ones spoken of in the prophecy of The Witch Stone. Forces are gathering: witches, nobles and the guild has sent their best assassin to bring Jeda back, dead or alive. Can he save them?
THE PATH Omnibus (3 Dark Future Stories)
Read all 3 Dark Future Stories--Path to Destruction, The Right Path, Zia's Path.
Learn the origin of the famed memory weapons. Can a ragtag band of soldiers save the US? Continue the adventure with Ham Jones and Zia Slate as they fight to survive in a harsh world where gangs rule the streets and the system cops try to maintain their tentative hold on the last remnants of civilization.
Zia's Path (Apocalyptic Novelette)
In this novelette about teenagers Ham Jones and Zia Slate, they find themselves trying to follow "the right path," but it's not that simple. When they try to save a little girl in a gang-ridden area of the city, Ham's worst nightmare comes true. Zia is snatched by slavers. Can he find out where she was taken in only 2 days and save her before she is sold as a sex slave.
The Right Path
Abraham "Ham" Jones, a cripple, and Zia Slate, a tomboy with an attitude, find themselves unlikely partners In this post apocalyptic tale of survival. Their lives are irrevocably changed when they encounter a mysterious old man bearing gifts - a cane for Ham and a knife for Zia. Nothing is as it seems and they must fight for their lives when it's discovered they have 2 legendary memory weapons.
Path to Destruction (Apocalyptic Novelette)
In a last attempt to turn the tide in a desperate war, General Matthew Smith of the American Freedom Fighters asks Master Samurai Kenzo and his unit of warriors to make a batch of the ultimate weapons--memory weapons that infuse its user with the skills and memories of a master warrior. But, will the cost be too high when the weapons fall into the hands of a unit of unstable augmented soldiers?
The Crystal Facade
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Otharian twins Darius and Dyla Telkur have a problem: they know too much about the forbidden planet Earth. When Dyla's dream visions of London's crime boss portend an imminent threat to her family, she returns to Earth to seek answers. What the twins don't realize is that they have stumbled upon a secret conspiracy. Assassins on both planets are on the move and the twins are the target.
The Quest for Nobility
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When their cousin is appointed Regent, it doesn’t take Otharian twins, Darius & Dyla, long to figure out that he’s bent on stealing their throne. To escape his wrath, they flee to Earth, where they uncover a secret connection between the two planets, but there are some who are willing to kill to keep the secret hidden. Can they find the traveling crystal to return home while dodging assassins?
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- Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)
on Dec. 23, 2010
3.5 stars out of 5
This book is an ambitious story weaving multiple storylines at once. There is Michael Sanderson, President of Canada Corp’s Space Mining Division; Justine Turner, the first female astronaut who pilots Orcus 1 to Pluto; 10 year-old Alex Manez; the criminal base of operations on Luna and the legend of Kulkulkan, the Mayan god of the sun, the oceans, the earth and the sky. Maybe, a little too ambitious.
Alex Manez travels with his parents on a survey mission to the asteroid Macklin’s Rock in the Sol System. This should have been a routine mission, but tragedy strikes and his parents are killed in an explosion. This is no ordinary explosion, but one that will change space exploration for mankind. The asteroid disappears only to reappear four hours later in a Plutonian orbit; the first instance of FTL aided by a mysterious element named Kinemet. Young Alex survives the FTL travel, but his exposure to kinetic element fundamentally changes him. Justine and her crew who were currently serving on a mission to Pluto rescue him. She must abandon her mission on Pluto to bring Alex back to Earth.
I wanted to bond with Alex and everything that he must be feeling, but the author keeps Alex at bay keeping him distant and aloof from every overture that Justine makes to befriend him. We do get to know Justine better, a woman who lost everything in her personal life, because of her unfailing dedication to her career. From the moment Justine rescues Alex, however, she develops an over protectiveness toward the young boy. This is where Mr. Daniels gets it right. I felt that I knew Justine and could understand the reasons why she made the decisions she did in her life.
Not being a scientist, I found myself skipping over many of scientific descriptions and explanations. These don’t interest me, but this is in no way a reflection on Mr. Daniels who obviously did an enormous amount of research for this book. I prefer to know more about people in the story – their motivations, desires, and dreams.
Without giving away any spoilers, there are many events in this book that keep the action moving. All of the storylines came together and I finished the book within a week. It was an enjoyable read and I have no problem recommending this book to fans of science fiction.
I received a review copy from the author.
- From a Far Land: Jaben's Rift book 1
on Aug. 18, 2011
Whenever a book starts out with the sentence, “The others will not know,” I am immediately intrigued. Not know what? Who are the others? FROM A FAR LAND sets up this premise to draw the reader in, and boy, was I drawn into this story. The protagonist, Jason Bennett, is an 18-year-old American visiting his relatives in Scotland. Bored with the conversation around the dinner table about his ancestors, he goes off on his own to explore the countryside. What he finds, however, will change his life forever. Buried deep within an ancient stone building on his great-uncle’s property, a light shines in a doorway and draws Jason to it. When he steps through, everything changes and he finds out that he is a pawn in a centuries-old battle between supreme beings in the Land of Teleria.
The author does a fantastic job of keeping the action moving. Just when I thought I had figured everything out, another plot twist is thrown into the mix. We learn about Reyga, the Emerald Loremaster, and Jason’s guide in this strange land, the other Loremasters of the High Council, magical powers called dimsai, a Shanthi girl named Lenai, strange warrior beings and an event called The Devastation that somehow helped create the supreme beings.
Through half-truths and misunderstandings, Jason is plunged into a battle of words and wits between the High Council and the strange outcast Bodann. He must somehow make sense of each side’s accusations about the other before it is too late and Teleria is catapulted into a full-scale war. Who is telling the truth? Which side should he trust? Lenai does her best to guide and instruct Jason, but even she is not immune to the effects of the conflict between the supreme beings. To make matters even more complicated, Jason finds out that the High Council believes him to be Jaben, the one cited in an ancient prophesy; the being who has the power to either save or destroy Teleria. Not too much pressure for an eighteen-year-old.
The characters are well fleshed out, the action is non-stop, magical mysteries abound and there is a great battle. Really, what else would you expect from one of the best fantasies I’ve read this year. Highly Recommended.
- Easy Bake Coven
on March 28, 2013
This is the first book I've read by this author. EASY BAKE COVEN is a engaging light-hearted story about twenty-something Selene Warren. She's a witch and with her best friends from college, who also are witches, formed their own coven. They only dabble in witch craft, nothing serious in their minds. Everything changes when a handsome brooding stranger shows up and tells Selene that she's in danger. He also tells her that she is part elf. What?
So begins the story of Selene and Cheney and their complicated relationship. I was enjoying the story when I thought she was only a witch, but throw in half-elf and you have my full attention. The author does a great job of fleshing out these two along with a delightful cast of characters. The dialogue was witty and I found myself laughing throughout the book. Each chapter revealed something new and kept me turning the pages. The twist at the end was fantastic. It's a quick, easy and most enjoyable read. I can't wait to read the next book to find out what Selene and Cheney will be up to next. Recommended.
- Hungry, Hungry Hoodoo
on May 02, 2013
This is the second book in the Easy Bake Coven series and it doesn't disappoint. Selene Warren has found love in the arms of her elf husband, Cheney, but the problem is she doesn't remember her former life with him. Who was she and why won't anyone tell her anything? When she tries to force the memories, she is assaulted with unimaginable head pain. Throw in a sexy former lover, a murder and kidnapping and this book is full of exciting twists and turns.
The more I read about Selene, the more I liked her. The author has done a great job letting the reader into the mind of Selene as she tries to figure out who is friend or enemy. Cheney is stoic, but underneath that cool exterior, is a smoldering love for Selene. He's one sexy elf. The action is this book never stops and just when you think you've got the mystery figured out, there's another twist in the story. This is a quick and easy read and it wraps up most of the problems, but there is a cliff hanger that will have you clamoring for book 3. Recommended.
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.