K. E. Ireland


K. E. Ireland, born 1984 in California, is an avid lover of scifi and fantasy, so much so, she couldn't help but add her own voice to the mix. She writes for young adult and up, exploring deeply human themes in alien settings. Creating new worlds is her passion, populating them with adventure is her pleasure, and sharing them with others is her delight.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making people cry. Or making them mad at me when something terrible happens in the story.
What are you working on next?
Book 4 of the Natan Fleet Show, Shaxia. I plan on doing that for NANOWRIMO this year.
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Mask of Ashes
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 339,900. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When his father is assassinated, Vathion inherits 12 space ships and a 30yr old civil war. Just when he's getting the hang of things, he screws up and meets the Rebel leader in the worst way possible. When the dust settles after his final showdown with Ha'Likka, he sets aside his own issues and grief to take over as emperor to clean up the mess.
Phoenix Emperor
Series: Natan Fleet Show. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Ha'Likka is dead, but her memory will live on through the scars she left on the Empire. Now, Natan must hold everything together long enough for Vathion to recover, but it's a multi-front fight against the real culprits behind the civil war, and his own biology quickly killing him with Widow Syndrome. Despite all that, his biggest fear is whether Vathion is sane.
Symbol of Hope
Series: Natan Fleet Show, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After the events of Playing the Hero, Vathion is sent to investigate Toudon, where he discovers Ha'Likka's hidden Navy, and is captured when Natan's killer reveals himself. In the chaos, Natan's true whereabouts are discovered. Natan is left torn between duty and family, meanwhile Vathion fights to retain his sanity. Both cling to the only thing they can accomplish: ending the war.
Playing the Hero
Series: Natan Fleet Show, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,040. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Vathion used to be a normal Gilon boy, but the day his father was assassinated, he lost everything. To save his people from the tyrannical rule of a madman he must find a way to end Gilonnia’s Civil War before word of his father’s death spreads. Vathion’s strength of will is put to the test as he struggles to maintain the loyalty of his crew and hide the truth.

K. E. Ireland's tag cloud

action    adventure    aliens    angst    coming of age    drama    epic    natan fleet show    science fiction    sf    social sf    space    space adventure    space aliens    space opera    starships    young adult   

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  • Haunting Miss Trentwood on May 29, 2011

    Overall, this is an awesome read! I thought the beginning was a little rough, but once I figured out that it was set in Victorian England, the beginning made much more sense to me. But then, this was the first historical romance I've ever read. :) I think my favorite character was the ghost, though Miss Mary was certainly a close second, for how inappropriately wild she was for a Victorian lady.