Ricky Sides

Biography

Ricky Sides was Born in Florence, Alabama in May of 1958. He has a wife named Sue that he married at age 18. He has one adult son named Larry Dale.

The author studied martial arts from 1981 to the mid 1990s. He has been an avid camper and student of survival. The techniques described in his fight sequences are often from his own personal experience and training. He has taught women's rape prevention seminars in the 1980's.

The author's writing experience includes The Birth of the Peacekeepers and the four other novels in that series, the Brimstone and the Companions of Althea series which is a nine novel set based on the online game t4c (the fourth coming) and was written by Ricky Sides under the pen name Raistlin and edited and collaborated on by a wonderful lady from Louisiana under the pen name Kittie Justice. The author also wrote a book on women's self-defense named The Ultimate in Women's Self-Defense.

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Books

The Peacekeepers, Book 15 The Base
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,530. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Fiction
A massive Chinese base ship closes in to attack. America’s defenders must stop a determined enemy that is coming at them with an almost indestructible ship of immense power. The Colombian drug cartel’s assassins move in to kill all those connected to the death of the drug lord, Diaz. The peacekeepers recover a carrier and a submarine, as well as much of their crews, from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The Peacekeepers, Books 7 - 9
By Ricky Sides
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 279,860. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
A great pirate fleet has assembled to loot America. They approach with 5,000 ships, and only the Peacekeepers can stop them. The peacekeepers face their greatest challenge yet as they race to save humanity from a plague. It is nothing short of The New Apocalypse. The peacekeepers face a foe dedicated to their annihilation. “Death to all Peacekeepers,” is his slogan. Hatred is his motivation.
The Peacekeepers, Book 14 Redemption
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
Division within the ranks of the peacekeepers threatens to tear them apart as they battle the Colombian drug cartel and a mystery enemy. Adding to their problems, the unidentified enemy is trying to master traveling submerged in ships that are clones of those of the cartel. If ships can approach the coastal cities of America undetected, it would be all but impossible to stop them from attacking.
The Peacekeepers. Book 13 Wild West
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
Two cities are on the brink of war. They reverted to a primitive life, and are fighting over horses and cattle. The Peacekeepers must somehow get the warring factions to stop fighting long enough to solve their problems. The council must form an alliance with Captain Cotton of the Colombia, or all is lost, but many peacekeepers are opposed to this.
The Peacekeepers, Book 12. War
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,070. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction
Without warning, the peacekeepers are attacked by a relentless foe bent on their destruction. This time they face a foe that can match and defeat their armada. Suffering one defeat after another, the council tries to adapt and overcome an enemy that has spies working in Washington to turn the new government against them.
The Peacekeepers, Book 11 Despair By Ricky Sides
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
The peacekeepers in New York City find themselves facing cannibals and wild animals, including millions of starving rats. The above-grounders hate the people who live beneath the city and vice versa. Their mission is to keep the peace and arrange the mass evacuation of the civilians. Complicating matters is a group of men that were sent to the city to prevent the peacekeepers from succeeding.
The Peacekeepers. Book 10. Deceptions
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,410. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
The peacekeepers believed the city was abandoned until a bored drone pilot saw a plume of smoke and diverted his drone to investigate. The Athens, dispatched to learn the truth, is recalled to deal with an emergency. The Women’s Elite Corps is asked to help. Nora’s team enters the city to attempt to solve the mystery. They soon discover that nothing is as it seems in New York City.
The Peacekeeper. Perspectives. Book 1. Lina's Story.
By Ricky Sides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Perspectives series is set in the peacekeeper world. Lina’s Story begins in the weeks prior to the night of the quakes and progresses to a point in book nine. It provides more background material on the natural disasters that were occurring prior to the night of the quakes, and details more of Lina’s career as a fighter pilot, escort pilot, and trucker with the peacekeeper fleet.
The Peacekeepers. Book 9. The Warlord.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
As the plague ravaged America, the peacekeepers were forced to go into isolation to protect themselves from the dread disease. In the absence of the peacekeepers hundreds of outlaws flocked to the standard of a man forming an organization devoted to their annihilation. To make matters worse, the world now blames the United States for the spread of the disease.
The Peacekeepers. Books 4 - 6.
By Ricky Sides
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 245,940. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
This book contains volumes 4,5,and 6 of the Peacekeeper series. Book 4. The peacekeepers struggle to save America from a plague unleashed by a South American drug cartel. Book 5. The peacekeepers are savagely attacked by a cult. What follows is truly a descent into madness. Book 6. The peacekeepers fight to save America from nuclear weapons unleashed by a large detachment of rogue UN forces.
The Peacekeepers. Books 1 - 3.
By Ricky Sides
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 307,370. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
Now you can purchase the first three books of the epic Peacekeeper series for one low price. Enter the world that has been devastated by unprecedented natural disasters. Experience the Birth of the Peacekeepers, a group of men and women who use technology to keep the peace. Then experience their first missions as they gather momentum in their battle against the lawless.
Claws 2. After the Apocalypse.
By Ricky Sides
Series: Claws, Book 2. Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 112,610. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction
For generations, writers, intellectuals, politicians, and military officers had speculated that World War III would be fought with nuclear weapons. They were wrong.
The Peacekeepers. Book 8. The New Apocalypse.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,310. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
It started in Mexico when a man found a briefcase on a beach. He carried the cartel’s plague to his village where it mutated, joining with the flu, thus becoming airborne. It had now become the deadliest plague the world had ever faced. Refugees headed north to escape the onslaught of the plague. They carried it into America. The peacekeepers race to save humanity from The New Apocalypse.
Coping With Breast Cancer.
By Ricky Sides
Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
In the fall of 1994 we were living the good life. We’d just bought our dream house and moved in the previous July and were looking forward to our first holiday season in our new home. Only one thing placed a cloud over our lives. My wife had a mysterious bloody discharge from one breast. She had also lost a considerable amount of weight and I was beginning to become concerned.
Claws
By Ricky Sides
Series: Claws, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 87,450. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Alcorn Corp. is working with an experimental cat food laced with hormones and appetite enhancers. The food causes cats to grow and exhibit extremely aggressive behavior. When the test animals are released, a few people try to prevent them from killing people in a small city. But when the formula is stolen and sold to enemy nations the genie is out of the bottle, and nothing will ever be the same.
The Peacekeepers. Book 7. Oh Say Can You See…
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,530. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Far across the Atlantic Ocean, a great pirate fleet was assembled. For the past several years, these pirates had looted the coastlines of the western European nations. Now they were turning their attention to American, and only the Peacekeepers could stop them. They plan to loot the natural resources and treasures of America. And they are coming with 5,000 ships that are armed to the teeth.
Brimstone and the Companions of Althea. by Ricky Sides and Kathy Young
By Ricky Sides
Price: Free! Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction
Born of the union of Artherk, god of good, and a mortal woman named Evelyn, Brimstone was destined for great things. The followers of his father rejoiced on the night that Evelyn gave birth to Artherk’s son but other, more sinister forces didn't share in that joy. Those forces conspired against the newly born Demigod and his mother.
The Peacekeepers. The Citadel. Book 6.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,320. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas, the peacekeepers discover the base for Phoenix Rising, a secret government project that planned to utilize the work of the development team who’d designed the Peacekeeper. Inside that citadel, they discovered an aircraft unlike any other they had ever seen. Calling on all of their resources, the peacekeepers race to prevent a nuclear strike on American soil.
The Ultimate in Women's Self-Defense.
By Ricky Sides
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
0.5 star(3.50 from 4 reviews)
The information contained within this book could save your life. During an intensive private training course with his master, the author learned the secret techniques that the masters teach their own families. With the blessings and assistance of his master, the author developed a comprehensive training course for his students. He undertook the challenge to write a book detailing that training.
Adventures in Reading.
By Ricky Sides
Price: Free! Words: 57,000. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Fiction
A collection of short stories and the novella The North Room. The Test: fiction The Doll: paranormal fiction The Blizzard: fantasy The Tank: science fiction The Hunt: fiction Round Island Massacre: paranormal fiction America, Land of Mysteries: true The Visitor: fiction The Forgotten: real Night Stalker: fiction The North Room: paranormal fiction Coping with Breast Cancer: true.
The Peacekeepers. Descent into Madness. Book 5.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2009. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A group of peacekeepers had been slaughtered. The crew of the Peacekeeper race to the scene to investigate. Once there they learn that a cult had slaughtered the forty peacekeepers. The council declared war on the cult, for if they would dare to attack a large heavily armed party of peacekeepers then no one was safe. What followed was a descent into madness and not all would emerge.
The Peacekeepers, Eternal Vigilance. Book 4.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,460. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2009. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A boat loaded with the sick and the dead washed ashore. A passenger made it to a small city and hitched a ride to New Orleans. Stopping at every small town they gathered food for the people of the city. The truck driver had delivered a plague carrier into the city. The peacekeepers worked to stop the spread of the contagion and soon learned the source of the plague. The disease would soon return.
The Peacekeepers. Liberty or Death. Book 3.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2009. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
When thousands of escaped convicts enslave the population in segments of Texas and force them to work in munitions factories and plantation-like farms the peacekeepers face their biggest challenge to date. The peacekeepers also discover a secret black project in California that utilizes the same technology they use. They resurrect project phoenix rising and the peacekeeper air force is born.
The Peacekeepers, Some Gave All. Book 2.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,260. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2009. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book 2 details the first seven missions as the crew of the Peacekeeper fights to protect the innocent from the roving bands of Marauders. An old enemy is encountered after he murders a group of peacekeepers in Jewel Mississippi. A thousand outlaw bikers descend on the unsuspecting town of Alamo Tennessee. Can the peacekeepers protect the citizens or will there be another massacre at the Alamo?
The Birth of the Peacekeepers.
By Ricky Sides
Series: The Peacekeepers., Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 125,860. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(3.57 from 7 reviews)
A series of natural disasters of biblical proportions occurred on a global scale. Around the world tens of millions died as a result. When the survivors looked around they saw a world drastically changed. Most men and women struggled to cope with the devastation. Many turned to marauding as a means of survival. A few of the survivors banded together to protect the weak. They became Peacekeepers.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ricky Sides

  • Celtic Evil A Fitzgerald Brothers Novel: Ian on May 23, 2010
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    Hi there, I just read Celtic Evil, and found it to be a skillfully woven dark fantasy. The ease with which the author manages to keep so many main characters in character is astonishing. The characters are richly detailed. They interact in a believable manner. The complex relationship of the brothers reveals everything from tension to love, and there is no denying the underlying family loyalty. The premise of Celtic Evil can be said to be good verses evil, but there is more. I don't want to get into spoilers, but I will say that I found the author's knowledge of her subject matter extensive. I've seen fantasy books where the authors didn't understand their subject matter well enough to help the readers understand the concepts that they were trying to convey. Mrs. Rose conveys the complexities of the fantasy aspects of her tale with ease and clarity. Sierra Rose makes you believe in magic. She opens the imagination of the reader and fills it with magic. In the final analysis, that's what an author is supposed to do. The good ones can cause us to suspend our disbelief and make us believe their tales with the same wide-eyed wonder with which we enjoyed tales when we were children. Have a great day, Ricky
  • The Id from Eden on Feb. 01, 2013
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    Hi there, I had the opportunity to read this book and give the authors my feedback prior to its being published, so I'd like to thank them for the opportunity to enjoy their creation prior to its release to the public. I loved "The ID from Eden," or as I prefer, "What's Your Pleasure?" There was a lot of attention to detail in the case of the Coach owner, victims. The two authors have created a wonderful book. They should be proud of their achievement. It flows well and has a great mix of backstory and action. It is thought provoking on several levels. Early in the book I found myself wanting one of the Coach cell phones. By the end, I found myself questioning things such as the amount of information we give about our activities to online sources, our dependence upon technology, and whether or not I'd still like to have a Coach. By the 4.0 release that was an easy question to answer. Oh Hell No! Authors John Altson and Bob Lee have written a book that depends heavily upon the reader understanding the reasons behind the actions of the characters, and boy did they deliver! This book contains several interesting short stories profiling some of the main characters that were woven into the narrative at just the right time. These stories enhance the reader's understanding concerning the motivations of the characters and cleverly add to the overall story arch without becoming an unwanted distraction. In my opinion, they spiced it up quite nicely because I found myself wanting to know more about the Coach owners. One of the things I like most about the book is the way that it had me questioning my own lifestyle, which is usually the hallmark of a great book. In a way, "The ID from Eden" should serve as a wake up call on many levels, especially where what we reveal about ourselves to online sources is concerned. I don't think it far fetched at all that some companies could use, or should I say abuse, the information with which we entrust them. I now think twice before revealing too much. By the end of the book, I think many of you readers will agree on that score. Thanks for the heads up guys. I think I needed that. Well done guys, Ricky Sides