Rob Preece

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When he's not writing, Rob Preece is playing competitive bridge or planning long distance bicycle trips. He's a fan of fantasy and science fiction, spent months trying to build a staff that would work like Gandalfs (and studied Bo fighting) and does magic tricks on dates. Yeah, he should probably stick with writing.

Rob is the publisher for BooksForABuck.com, a small primarily electronic publisher of novel-length mystery, science fiction, fantasy and romance.

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Path to the Night Mountains
Series: The Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,530. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The alliance between the human-led Coalition and the mysterious Orthodoxy is shaky enough but now it's under sustained attack. Someone seems to know every weakness in both sides and is exploiting them to destroy the only thing that can save both humanity and the Hahtooshan civilization. J. E. Bruce writes a compelling SF adventure combining science with memorable characters.
Horseman (Turkish)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 178,930. Language: Turkish. Published: December 17, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary
THE HORSEMAN ihtilâflı bir epik roman. Konya platosunda, sekiz bin sene önce neolitik çağ kenti Çatalhöyük'te yaşanmış trajik bir aşk üçgeni'nin 20. Yüzyılda yeniden canlanışını anlatıyor. Romans, uluslararası siyasal entrikalar, reenkarnasyon, kültürel bağlar, mistisizm, ihanet, intikam, günah, kefaret. O'Donnelly'nin kitabı, ancak yıllar süren araştırmalar, farklı farklı yaşam deneyimleri kazand
Korinna: Daughter of Fire
You set the price! Words: 132,390. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A young woman raised in the temples is suddenly exposed to the brutality of the conflict between Rome and Mithriades, King of Pontus and Rome's great enemy. Korinna calls on memories of earlier lives to survive in these turbulent times even as she develops a relationship with the Roman soldier. O'Donnelly delivers a powerful historical novel with a touch of magic.
Stalking the Apocalypse
Series: The Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 181,760. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
They are A'tuu'shahn'i, the Rim's mercenaries of choice, ancient, enigmatic shape-shifters rumored to be organic machines, possibly from a different dimension altogether. Invincible, implacable, unstoppable—except to an even more ancient, equally implacable enemy from within. The human-dominated coalition fears them but can either survive without the other?
Trojan Enchantment
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rip-roaring contemporary romantic suspense/travelogue in an exotic land. Cornucopia of the sights, scents, sounds and flavors of Lands of the Morning. Olivia Hayden, 24, traveling to Turkey to fulfill her late grandfather's dream of visiting ancient Troy, falls in love with Dr. Somer Berk, 35, a professor of archaeology. But, can she trust him?
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Private Lies
You set the price! Words: 67,500. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2009 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Making it a as a private investigator isn't easy--especially when your parents have been on the run since they were involved in the Weather Underground during the 1960s. But Heather Webb thinks she finally has her life under control--until Jack Eastland walks into her office with a proposition she really doesn't want to accept.
Third Contact
Series: Contact, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,410. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sole survivor of a ruthless pirate attack on his planet, Joshua Penbrook vows revenge on the men who destroyed his home. When he gains control of a space ship, Joshua is forced to become what he feared most--a space pirate. Surviving a cat-and-mouse game with space's most powerful navy won't be easy, but Joshua brings some surprises to the battle.
Andromakhe: the Epic Story of Troy and a Woman's Triumphant Valor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 199,990. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Troy is doomed by the gods but the hero, Hector, stands against fate. By his side, Andromakhe, his wife and soulmate, battles as well. The fates cannot be cheated but Andromakhe constantly searches for ways to save what makes Troy special. A confident and exciting re-imagining of the battle for Troy and the special role played by women in this battle and its aftermath. (Combines v. 1 and v. 2)
Blind Woman's Bluff
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Their former partner betrayed criminals Mike Zeeman and Tio Menotti and now she wants to hire them for a job. The job, it turns out, is stealing diamonds from a blind woman--which sounds easy. But Zeeman and Menotti don't know a crazy man and a Russian mobster are also after the diamonds, or that their partner has her own plans. Then there's the blind woman all of them take too lightly.
The Horseman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 226,520. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » General
A sweeping epic featuring a strong and beautiful woman caught in a love triangle, with the entire history of Turkey as background. The Horseman is an award-winning novel by Kristina O'Donnelly, who writes fascinating and powerful stories that combine modern adventure with ancient myth.
Clarion of Midnight: Megali Idea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,850. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Clarion of Midnight is a fast-paced, international thriller with a tender love story at its core, unraveling in locales continuing to create headlines. American archeologist Mark Cohen falls in love with Leyla Kayhanoglu the beautiful daughter of a Turkish politician and the two become embroiled in a plot to create a new middle-eastern empire.
Snakestone and Sword: Book One of A Centurion in the Land of the Fae
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 187,400. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00)
“There are places we should not venture; there are peoples we should not confront with our military might... I implore you—heed my warning.” So begins Centurion Arius (Arri) Marcus Niger in his account of the defeat of his Roman legion, the fae Tuatha de Danann who “rescued” him and took him beyond the end of the world to lead an army of humans to fight their wars.
Hide and Sidhe: Book II--A Centurion in the land of the Fae
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 183,690. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
Under control of the Sidhe, Arri's men have trained for the day they'd fight for the human race in a battle in the stars. Now, though, Arri wonders if he and his legion have been abandoned, if the great battle isn't just an excuse for slaughter. If they have been abandoned, an all-male army is bound to have problems, especially with plenty of females with the supposed enemy.
First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri
Series: Contact, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A group of scientists escapes persecution on Earth by travelling into space. Unfortunately, what they find is that the stars are already occupied... and nobody is prepared to make room for humans. In fact, they're prepared to make sure no other humans follow... in the most final way possible. Marie Presk and her crew must fight for survival... and for the survival of the Earth that rejected them.
Freedom's Hammer: Abradus, Viridian’s Secret
Series: Contact. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In a prison planet ruled by a ruthless oligarchy, freedom is just a dream. But when one man is given a chance to help overthrow the dictatorship, he finds himself in a position to become Freedom's Hammer... even if this means going up against those who gave him the chance. Exciting SF action in Kenneth E. Ingle's Contact universe.
Out of the Embers of Hell: Book III in the Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe
Series: The Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,180. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The alliance between the human-dominated Coalition and the Hahtooshan Orthodoxy was born of convenience and mutual enemies, certainly not the result of trust or affection. But unsettled scores and long-standing prejudices rule as opponents on both sides try to sabotage the fragile truce, with Khusaaq, the mercenary officer who forced the alliance as prime target. Exciting space SF adventure.
A Cry at Midnight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,200. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Randi Galloway is hurled from the present into the ante-bellum south. She finds herself holding a baby history says was lost in a flood, and falling for a man who regards her as completely unsuitable for the gentile life of a southern planter. Victoria Chancellor creates a moving and sensitive time travel romance.
Blind Date
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 45,190. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00)
Mark Barnes lost his eyesight--and his fiancee--when he stepped on a landmine in one of America's overseas wars. He knows better than to fall for the sexy ex-basketball star, but Amy Halprin invades his thoughts. Amy isn't looking for a man, but if she were, she'd want someone who could play catch with their children, go for long runs with her. Still, there's something compelling about Mark.

Books

The School for Monsters and Misfits
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When young fae don't fit in, they're sent to the School for Monsters and Misfits. Supposedly, they'll learn how to control themselves but why, new student Matt Carnecero wonders, doesn't anyone ever seem to graduate? Carnecero must make a place for himself in a school where every student is a predator--but where the teachers and guards are even more dangerous.
Hunger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,880. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ewan drops into Tia Burns's life like Lucifer falling from the sky. His eyes hold ancient secrets. From the moment he arrives, she's constantly under threat. Her girlfriend guesses he's a vampire. Ewan isn't a vampire--exactly. But he hungers for Tia in a way she can't understand, won't accept, yet finds herself unable to resist. They need to work together to survive but can Tia's heart bear it?
A Really Bad Hair Day
Series: The Return of Magic Plague, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lawyer Erin Tsong's life is turned upside down when snakes grow out of her hair. Turns out, she's not the only person changing. Werewolves, vampires, fairies and others fill America--and those who weren't changed feel threatened. Erin finds herself defending a vampire accused of rape, unemployed, and lusting after a sexy college prof who wants her snakes more than her body.
Veil of the Goddess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,480. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the True Cross is discovered beneath a bombed Iraqi mosque, a countdown to the ultimate Crusade begins. Can Sgt. Ivy Newland control the power of the Cross, or will the Foundation bring about the end-times? Assisted by Capt. Zack Herrera, a mysterious priestess, and growing powers, Ivy flees the CIA, the Foundation, and Iraqi insurgents across Iraq, Turkey, Greece, and Ital
In the Werewolf's Den: The Return of Magic Plague
Series: The Return of Magic Plague, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When vampires and werewolves threatened to overrun human society, the 'normals' reacted as best they could--mandating separation and creating the elite Warders to protect the normals. Warder Danielle Goodman is assigned to 'herd' the werewolf scientist who claims he may be able t 'cure' the return of magic plague. She doesn't count on falling for his tricks.
Hot in the Saddle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,840. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Joli Start needs a miracle. Unless she can win a cross-country bike race, her cousin will win control of their grandfather's bicycle company and she'll be out of her job and cut off from the only family she's ever had. Her plan, "Miracle-Max" Sandow has coached champions before. If she has to use her body to convince him to help her, well, that wouldn't be the worst thing. Sexy and fun.
Kingmaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ellie Winters thought her life was normal... until her parents were murdered and she discovered their secret. Her parents had carried her across the dimensions and their killers had followed. The only way she can get justice is to follow the killers back. What she finds is a civil war and her desire for vengence wars with her hopes to help create a better world.
NanoCorporate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,280. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the near future, government has vanished and corporations rule. Even the police have to make a profit--and when a cop stands in the way, that cop has to go. Detective Olivia Jardan finds herself on the run, hunted by the man who mentored her and taught her everything she knows. Only by changing the rules of the game can she survive, but can she trust anyone when everyone is for sale?
One Handsome Devil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,930. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Her parents' old spellbook was too tempting and Sara Slocum couldn't imagine anything happening when she and her friend wished for a perfect boyfriend. She certainly didn't imagine summoning a demon. Still, once he arrived and she couldn't send him back, she figured she should get some use out of him. Sexy and fun.
Medium in the Middle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Nobody believes Annie Neeter can see ghosts. She's not surprised when sexy cop Arran Dane joins that list. Unfortunately, the local mob leader is a believer and can think of multiple ways to use her talent...no matter who gets hurt.
Merchant Prince of Arcadia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marooned on a low-technology planet, a young space merchant should be able to whip up some inventions and take control. Unfortunately for Jake, his background is in business--and English Lit. Still, with the greatest civilization of Arcadia in serious decline, Jake has to make a decision--do what he can to save it, or look after his own rear end. Science fiction adventure.

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