K S Ferguson


K S Ferguson has already published one critically-acclaimed novella, Puncher's Chance (co-written with James Grayson,) which appeared in the June 2006 edition of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, America's longest-running science fiction magazine. She enjoys writing suspense and murder mysteries in futurist and fantasy settings, and also writes fiction in the guise of technical manuals for unfinished software—otherwise known as help documentation.

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Undercover Madness
Series: River Madden. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 97,170. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
River Madden, the new recruit at Dimensional Protective Service, is anxious to prove himself. His first assignment: rescue a lost scientist. But the man's dead. The Neanderthals say a demon did it. And there's a Chinese mole at DPS (no, not the furry kind) stealing the secrets of interdimensional travel. Can River unravel the lies to find a killer? If he does, will it cost another uniform?
Hostile Takeover
Series: Rafe & Kama, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 93,310. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rafe McTavish, security expert and new CEO at interplanetary mega-corp EcoMech, and his undercover ally Kama Bhatia, hacker and corporate spy, continue their pursuit of a ruthless blackmailer in the sequel to Calculated Risk. When Rafe's arrival on EcoMech's frontier colony world ruins their adversary's plan for supremacy, events take a deadly turn.
Touching Madness
Series: River Madden. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Light bulbs talk to River Madden; God doesn't. When the homeless schizophrenic fractures a dimensional barrier and accidentally steals a million dollars, everyone from the multiverse police to the local crime boss—and an eight-foot tall demon—is after him. Can he dodge them long enough to prevent the destruction of three dimensions? If he does, will the light bulbs stop singing off-key?
Calculated Risk
Series: Rafe & Kama, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Self-made security professional Rafe McTavish agrees to investigate his brother-in-law's inexplicable purchase of a dilapidated deep-space mining station. When the miners turn violent, Rafe's only ally is Kama Bhatia, computer hacker and spy, at the station on a mission of her own. Now they must put aside their mutual attraction and distrust to unravel fraud, blackmail, and murder.

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  • Long Pig on Feb. 05, 2015

    This is the amazing and touching story of one woman's transformation from enthralled cult member to free citizen. While the cult practices a pretty awful ritual, I'm not sure that this book fits in the horror genre. There's conflict and suspense as Angelina and Connie see the cult for what it is and attempt their escape. Is William's influence over Angelina real, making this a fantasy? Or is it all in Angelina's head, placed there because of the brainwashing and shocking losses she's endured? It's an open question left for the reader to explore. The work is definitely inspirational, and while the two main characters display faith, it doesn't push religion in the reader's face. I very much enjoyed this story and will be checking out other works from this accomplished author. I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
  • Dancing with Mortality on May 01, 2015
    (no rating)
    Dancing with Mortality follows Harry, a linguist from New Zealand, who finds himself sucked (or suckered) into working for British Intelligence during the Troubles in 1980s Ireland. He's supposed to translate Irish documents, but he soon finds himself involved in an operation that goes horribly wrong. Fast forward twenty years, and we see Harry in his new life as a banker with his new wife. His past has continued to taint his life, but he has a chance to lay the dead to rest. I like historical mysteries and thought the author handled the details of the time well. The characters were well drawn and engaging. While the ending has a few surprises, the plot is moderately predictable and could use an additional small twist or two earlier. The book suffers from too much exposition that holds back the pace of an otherwise solid story. If you enjoy British mysteries, give this a try.
  • The Adventure of Stan and the Emerald of Foundation on Nov. 06, 2015

    This is an amusing sword-and-sorcery fantasy most probably for the 10-13 year old age range. The mid- to upper teens will find it too young for their tastes. As other reviewers have noted, the book surrounds the adventures of Stan. In some ways, he reminds me of Charlie Brown. It's like a black cloud of Fate follows this kid wherever he goes. He's accompanied by his loyal friends and eventually joined by a group of adults to go against a goblin army to save his village and his kingdom. The relationships between the children were endearing. Events occassionally seemed contrived to get the right character in the right place at the right time instead of being the consequence of choices. The book definitely needs an edit. It's not a great example for readers of a young age trying to grow their vocabulary and being misled about the definitions of words based on their usage in the text. I debated whether to give the book four stars or only three based on the editorial issues, but based on the storytelling, I decided four was an appropriate choice. Three and a half would be more realistic until the book gets a professional edit. I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review.