Charles G. Dyer

Biography

Charles Dyer is a consulting engineer, former senior lecturer and former technical magazine editor. He creates 3D models to help with visualisation and realism in his writing.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
During the day, I might be gardening, metalwork, woodwork or doing maintenance on the house or on the computer. I recently finished building a car from scratch. It's roadworthy but there are still a few things I want to sort out. Night or day, the computer absorbs a lot of my time with 3D modelling, digital graphics, the occasional RPG game, research for books or simply for interest's sake. After I bath from around 11pm till 12 or 2am, I read in bed.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Email advisories from Goodreads, Amazon, Harlequin, etc. and by searching for specifics.
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Books

My Cars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is a sort of potted history of forty-six years of motoring. It is the story of the vehicles that I have driven, and occasionally wrecked and repaired since I first ventured onto the road. Included are the cars that I wanted to build and the one that I successfully completed.
Abatwa Comic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In days gone by, before man left footprints in the sands of Africa, there were tiny people called the Abatwa who lived with ants. It is a hard life filled with dangers and difficulties. There are enemies both above and below ground. For all we know, they may still share their lives with ants. Tola is standing guard duty when a snake enters the tunnels. He sends the other guard for help...
Aed's Journey - The Complete Trilogy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 152,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
All pretty young Aed wanted was a normal life. But when she is wrongly accused of witchcraft any hope of that is squashed. Ripped from her placid existence, she is humiliated in front of all the villagers only to discover that she bares the marks of a witch. Being bound to the stake arouses her latent magical power.
Meg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,780. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Megumi is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the Octant. He arranges a marriage to improve his power base. Vehemently averse to his choice and the marriage, Meg runs away. She stows away on an interstellar freighter and has to learn to survive. Her father does not take kindly to the insult.
Shit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This is a tongue in cheek (not the bottom one) comprehensive guide to shit. Everything you wanted to know or didn't about poop, crap or whatever you want to call it, plus a collection of jokes and a smudge of verses on the subject.
Centaur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Written over a period of 40 years, there are 47 poems covering a wide range of subjects from nature through daily life, love, work, philosophy, religion and love to excerpts from two novels.
The Octant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The inhabitants of the Octant are human and the androids who created them. Being what they are, the humans turned on their android saviours and made slaves of them. A group of disgruntled androids have had enough. They enlist the help of a human woman. In an exciting adventure full of surprises, they plan their escape. In addition to the hazards of space, they have to contend with pirates.
Fairy Life - Tir Dúchas' No.1 Magazine - Issue # 2
Series: Fairy Life - Tir Dúchas' No.1 Magazine. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is the second issue of our magazine for fairies, elves, mermaids and all the rest of the Fae. We are grateful for the patronage of both the Seelie and the Unseelie courts. The contents of this issue include, Fae magic, Fae cooking, Fae buildings, Fae genealogy, Fae creatures, helpful herbs and a dash of Fae humour.
Fairy Life - Tir Dúchas' No.1 Magazine - Issue # 1
Series: Fairy Life - Tir Dúchas' No.1 Magazine. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
This is a new magazine for fairies, elves, brownies and all the rest of the Fae, whoever you are. Both the Seelie and the Unseelie courts have given the magazine their stamps of approval. The contents of this issue include, Fae magic, dealing with humans, featured Fae homes, current affairs, Fae creatures, essential herbs and a smattering of Fae humour.
Fox 101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Buzz acquires Fox 101, an old interstellar spacecraft, for what he hopes will be a relaxing business. Instead, it becomes an exciting adventure full of surprises. He assembles an unlikely crew. The Fox and her crew attract undesirably dangerous attention. In addition to the hazards of space they have to contend with assassins and bounty hunters.
Pegasus - An interstellar travelogue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,920. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The Pegasus is a unique spacecraft built by a consortium of nations. If the scientists are right, it should be able to distort space and time and overcome the speed of light barrier. The untested technology might be a suicide mission. Will they be in space for a few hours, several years or a lifetime? Nobody knows. Follow the Pegasus and her crew as they attempt to pioneer a way to the stars.
Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tharmithian women are slaves. Their underground movement, Wind plots a revolution. Wind will stop at nothing, including murder and genocide. Malcith, a sympathetic young man, is caught up in Wind's secrecy and subterfuge.
Purging Evil - Fairy Life Vol. 2
Series: Fairy Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,570. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kerry finds out that the accident turned her into an orphan was actually murder. And she knows who did it, an elf named Foley. He is a trained hunter and a felon who is wanted in several countries. To make matters worse, Foley's son is at school with her and he is stalking her. The Seelie and Unseelie queens consider the Foleys to be renegades. Will either of them send support in time?
Fae School - Fairy Life Vol. 1
Series: Fairy Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,980. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A terrible accident turns young Kerry into an orphan. Alone in the world, she is placed in her nasty uncle's care. He and his family make her life even more miserable until the lawyer arranges a change of guardianship. The lawyer reveals that her deceased parents had kept life-changing secrets from her. She is a fairy, but the only way to change into her true self is to go to a Fae school...
L5 CERT
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Damage from meteorites, accidents, equipment failure and ordinary medical problems are all threats to the well-being of Space Station colonists. To deal with such situations the station has emergency response teams. These volunteers are on standby to render what assistance and repairs they can. They never expected to find that sabotage was being added to the list of potential problems.
Space Gypsies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,330. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The year is 2055, the first humans are on their way to colonize Mars. A meteorite shower damages their spacecraft worse than they realize. After months of traveling through space, they arrive in the vicinity of Mars, and then things go horribly wrong. There is no hope of a rescue mission. Incapable of landing as planned and without any contingency plans, they are doomed to drift out of control...
101+ ways to Magic - An Author's Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Throughout the Ages man has been using magic. The majority of religions recognize that magic exists; many of them have gone so far as to forbid its use. What is magic? Does magic actually work? How many different kinds of magic are there? Is magic an exact science, or is it only available to those that have been gifted? In this book, you will surely find a way for any character to use magic...
After the Cloning - The Nubs Trilogy #3
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,880. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The struggle to restore humanity to the Nubs continues. As does the search for more human women to serve as hosts for Valda's cloning programme. Conflicts with the Masses are inevitable. Valda upgrades a few other androids. This leads to unexpected developments on the android production line. The unpredictable conclusion is bound to stir conflicting emotions...
After the Plague - The Nubs Trilogy #2
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A corroded biological weapon wipes out the human population of the Nubs. Android Valda rallies the other androids to improve the Nubs. They start cloning humans, but they need human wombs. Militia patrols extend their search areas. Women are found and convinced or coerced to be party to the cloning experiment. But even the plans of meticulous androids can fail…
After the Collapse - The Nubs Trilogy #1
Series: The Nubs Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Thirty years after the Collapse, the Few are on the brink of extinction. Android Valda helps her master, Martin to stimulate population growth. The Few live in secure Nubs beyond which are countless treasures in a chaotic world. They aren't sure if there are any survivors outside the Nubs, but they want to recover some of their lost culture in the form of books, music, etc.
Dilric's Quest - The Gnome Saga #2
Series: The Gnome Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,910. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A Gnome Lodge is struck by a toxic waste tragedy. The sole survivor, Dilric, faces a long and dangerous journey. He is attacked and seriously wounded. His often-misguided intentions lead him into surprising situations. He uses technology and magic to wreak havoc. Will Dilric ever forgive Humans for the destruction of his home and kin? And, will he ever find comfort in a female companion again?
Troll Wars - The Gnome Saga #1
Series: The Gnome Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,210. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Trolls kidnap Brodo’s wife Ada and his sons, Morel and Rada. Led by Toki, a small group of Gnomes track the kidnappers through the forest to a cave at the foot of a mountain range. The ensuing battle, together with an earlier similar attack, marks the beginning of a war of attrition. Read this action-packed drama to see how the tiny Gnomes cope with the Troll bullies…
Travellers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After 437 years in space, the Phoenix is in desperate trouble. The planets at Alpha Centauri are not habitable & they have no fuel. The cryonics system has failed. The crew is afraid that reviving the passengers is impossible. An alien spacecraft approaches and adds to their worries. The aliens offers help. Can they be trusted? Does the Phoenix have any choice?
Brimstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,800. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Helen Rogers discovers the threat of a cataclysmic asteroid impact. She lobbies rich people to sponsor an escape to Mars. Then she directs spacecraft production. As the asteroid approaches, the spacecraft launches with two dozen carefully selected people. Governments can't hide the threat. Widespread panic ensues. The one-way voyage through space is long and dangerous. Mars is a hostile world.
Accident - A paranormal space opera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,420. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Trusted war correspondent and ex covert ops specialist, Andy Shepstone is invited to interview Naomran, an alien. A freak accident caused Naomran's ship to arrive in the solar system. On hearing of the experiments conducted on her, he fears for her life. Seeing how hopeless she is, he decides to try to rescue her. This thrilling romantic adventure has many unexpected twists and turns.
Abatwa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In days gone by, in Africa, there were tiny people called the Abatwa who lived with ants. It is a hard life filled with dangers and difficulties. There are enemies both above and below ground. For all we know, they may still share their lives with ants. Tola and his wife Noti are on an expedition to another nest to exchange marriageable youngsters. On a hazardous journey, he tells folk tales…
Torpedoed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Doctor Lesley Meredith is tired and terrified after a night shift surrounded by explosions. She gets home to find that a bomb has destroyed her house and killed some of her neighbours. In Germany, U-boat commander Arn Weitzmann is informed that RAF bombs dropped on Berlin killed his father. He swears revenge. Destiny draws these two people towards each other…
Soul Mates
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Martin Williams wakes up in Elly Blake's body and sets wheels in motion that will deeply affect him and other people. His Indian shaman friend has no explanation. Elly reluctantly befriends Martin. The shaky relationship introduces her to the spirit world. She meets her spirit guide who convinces her to fight demons. Will she finally change her solitary ways and find love?
Normal!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Fiona is an only child. She always knew she was not normal, but not how far from normal she is. Follow her life from dangerous tomboy escapades through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in a convent to young woman at college. Guided by an Indian shaman, she develops her strange ability. From life-saving premonitions to spirit warrior, she uses her gift to fight evil.
The Club - Elf Saga Vol. 3
Series: Elf Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Will Brie and Sara find romance? Is the fate of Atlantis really sealed? Are the dragon's predictions and the seers' visions accurate? Will the elfin race survive, and if so, where? And, what will become of the silver dragon? The answers all lie within
Savant - Elf Saga Vol. 2
Series: Elf Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
If Brie, an eighteen-year-old highborn elf girl, thought learning to be a healer and saving the elves from extinction was going to be easy, she was sorely mistaken. Her quest for knowledge frequently puts her in danger. Politics, conspiracies, muggers, rejection, murder and betrayals continue to hound Brie. Being the adopted daughter of Princess Authiel has its advantages.
Brie - Elf Saga Vol. 1
Series: Elf Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
If Brie, an eighteen-year-old highborn elf girl, thought life was tough when her mother died nine years ago, she was sorely mistaken. As part of the punishment for her father's crime of insulting a prince she is placed in servitude. Although she is innocent she has to suffer this humiliation. All Brie ever dreamed of is studying and improving her mind. She believes that all hope is lost ...
Nine Stones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Orphaned as a young girl, eighteen-year-old Mae is an Elf girl who is trapped in a life of drudgery living with her reclusive aunt. Renegade Elves steal Nine sacred magical stones from the Otherworld. This puts the very existence of the Elves in jeopardy. When Mae dreams of the stones, the Elders send her to the surface world to find them.
101+ ways to Kill
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment
Throughout the Ages man has been killing man. Over time, the accumulation of methods of killing has reached staggering proportions. Almost every branch of science has contributed to the insatiable lust to kill. Some methods are not for the faint-hearted. Others can easily be applied by the most gentle among us. In this book, you will surely find a way for any character to kill without detracting t
River God - An Irish historical romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,810. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » New adult
While King Brian Boru ravages medieval Ireland, life is especially hard for a boy that is branded a fool. The blacksmith's son and fool, Balor finds solace swimming in the river. Balor falls in love with Fee. While suffering abuse from village bullies, Balor endures his unrequited love of Fee. Will he succeed in winning her heart?
Strange Times - Aed's Journey Vol. 3
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,620. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Aed starts a new friendship with Rowena. She teaches Rowena magic. They decide to confront Padraig about his part in Aitheda’s death. Padraig sets his Dark Magic familiars on them and initiates a new and dangerous challenge. Once more, Aed’s wanderings weave a complicated and terrible path peppered with betrayal and trickery.
Tragic Events - Aed's Journey Vol. 2
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Aitheda’s past catches up with her and she is abducted by a powerful wizard. He wants her magical sword called Gobansaor. Aed’s desperate chase takes her through several cities along a circuitous route. Along the way, she experiences terrible and fierce battles with wizards who use Dark Magic, tragic losses, the joys of new friendships and trickery.
Innocent Fugitive - Aed's Journey Vol. 1
Series: Aed's Journey, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Wrongly accused of witchcraft, pretty young Aed escapes death at the stake and drowning. Latent magic is aroused in her and she certainly needs it on her journey. At Dragon's Mouth, she finds her sorceress mentor, Aitheda who has a powerful magical sword. This sword will affect their lives far more than they realise.

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