M Joseph Murphy


Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from at the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.

As a teenager, he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

When not writing, Joseph works as Lead Accounting instructor at a local college. He lives in Windsor, ON (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband, two cats, and shy-but-friendly ghost.

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Terra Incognita
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Atlantis has risen. A demon army spreads across Europe. And Earth plunges into chaos. Now Travis Froese must master his new fantastic powers to escape an invasion of monsters. Meanwhile, his cousin heads to a secret military base run by the Illuminati. The Activation may be over but a larger threat is coming: Interstellar War. The final book in the explosive Activation series.
Demons of DunDegore
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
One man, one sword against an island of the undead. The Demons of DunDegore is a full-on zombie invasion within a classic epic fantasy setting. Demons have stolen the Sword of Kassandra, using its powerful magics to raise an army of the undead. Few survive the initial assault. Tadgh Dooley, a 17 year old werecat, travels to the island of DunDegore with his companions to rescue an 8 year old boy,
Beyond the Black Sea
Series: Activation, Book 2. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 63,260. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Wisdom, an immortal raised by the djinn, has gathered a band of super-powered teenagers to stop a group of evil sorcerers. In a last-ditch effort to prevent invasion, he use an ancient portal hidden beneath Gobekli Tepe to enter the Black Sea. The rest of the team – a pyrokinetic, a telepath, and a mercenary – head to stop the activation of a terra-forming device.
A Fallen Hero Rises
Series: Sword of Kassandra, Book 1. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Epic Fantasy. Gay Hero. Tadgh Dooley, a young man from Earth, is transported to an alien world where he discovers an dangerous and impossible power: the ability to warp the fabric of reality. Now, a secret war brews at the edge of civilization. Can Tadgh gain control of his power before it's too late? And what does the appearance of the Sword of Kassandra mean for the people of Maghe Sihre?
Council of Peacocks
Series: Activation, Book 1. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 120,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A band of misfit, half-demon teenagers join the ruthless, immortal Wisdom, to stop The Council of Peacocks. The Council, a secret society of sorcerers, has plotted for centuries, and now the time has come for Activation – a hostile takeover of Earth

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  • Olympus Rises (Book One of the Code of War) on June 03, 2014

    Secret armies. Ninja-women. Super-powered suits. I live for this stuff. What starts as a very-grounded military thriller in the last days of the Afghanistan operation ends up in a very different place. I'll try to avoid too many spoilers because part of the fun of Olympus Rises is watching the story escalate. This is what the GI Joe movies should have been like. The action is intense and the characters feel heroic. There is a cinematic feel to Roberts writing and every military element feels well-researched and genuine. If you're looking for a well-written, high-adrenaline adventure, you've found it