Adam Gaffen


Adam Gaffen, Author.
Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
I do too. But then again, it’s something I’ve been working towards for, well, years. So for me, it’s EXTREMELY satisfying to be able to say that with some actual chops behind it.
For today, I’m going to tell you about myself.
I am married to a wonderful woman. I have three children and she has two, none of whom actually live with us; fortunately for them, only one resembles me strongly; the other two have escaped that fate.
If I'm not writing (or doing writing-associated things), I am a nome inspector and household animal-wrangler: we have five dogs and five cats. We live in Colorado now, after living for many years in Maine - no, it’s NOT as cold as you think it is, at least not all the time, and we DON’T all have that ridiculous accent! Boston is my all-time favorite city.
Oh yeah. Writer. Professional, thank you very much.


The Artemis War
The Artemis War is the story of Kendra and Aiyana Cassidy. All Kendra wants to do is explore the stars, but the Solarian Union stands in her way. She doesn't want a conflict, but when push comes to shove? Don't bet against the blonde. Start with The Road to the Stars, where they are pursuing their dreams of exploring interstellar space but are dragged back by an impending crisis on Earth. Unfortunately, the Lunar nation of Artemis doesn't take kindly to Terrans meddling in their plans. In The Measure of Humanity Kendra is forced to confront demons from her past she didn't even know existed. Everything seems calm at the beginning of A Quiet Revolution, but don't be fooled. All hell is about to break loose. And in Triumph's Ashes both sides learn there is no victory without cost.
The Cassidy Chronicles
It's a post-modern America; shattered into a dozen smaller, squabbling nations. The plot centers on Aiyana Cassidy and Kendra Foster-Briggs. Aiyana – Cass – is a genius physicist who has stumbled upon a technology that will revolutionize the world. Kendra’s her best friend from high school who, a dozen years later, has come back into her life. She seems to be a retired actress, but she has secrets. Those secrets might just save their lives, as Cass is nearly assassinated at her wedding and they’re off on a cross-continental journey to find answers. Volume Two is The Road to the Stars. They’re both working towards their dreams and raising their daughters when they’re approached by desperate politicians from within the successor to the United Nations. They believe that Cass & Ken's skills and resources can avert a global catastrophe, and so they’re pulled into an interplanetary conflict they didn’t even know existed. This time, the stakes are higher and the challenges greater! The Measure of Humanity, picks up a few months after the end of Volume Two. The conflict has cooled as both sides reassess and rebuild, but the opposition hasn't forgotten them!


Triumph's Ashes (The Artemis War Volume 4) (Cassidy Chronicles Book 5)
Series: The Artemis War. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 145,790. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Viva la revolucion! The Primus, Vasilia Newling, is facing her worst nightmares, all because of those damned Cassidys! But she's still as ruthless as ever. And if Aiyana and Kendra thought she was playing dirty before? They're going to see how filthy she really can get. There isn't room for both the Terran Federation and the Union. This time, one is going down. For good.
A Quiet Revolution: The Artemis War Volume 3 (The Cassidy Chronicles Book 4)
Series: The Artemis War. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 121,400. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In the heart-pounding science fiction thriller, "A Quiet Revolution," Kendra Cassidy finds herself thrust into a war she never wanted, but one she's determined to end on her own terms.
The Measure of Humanity: The Artemis War Volume 2 (The Cassidy Chronicles Book 3)
Series: The Artemis War. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 109,170. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
The war against the Solarian Union ratchets up a notch! Can Cass and Ken step up their game? Can they rally their people behind them> Will the Union discover secrets in the past which will destroy them? Jump in and find out!
The Road to the Stars: The Artemis Wars Volume 1 (The Cassidy Chronicles Book 2)
Series: The Artemis War. You set the price! Words: 123,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Return to the world of Cass & Ken and see what new challenges await them as they push the boundaries of human knowledge!
The Cassidy Chronicles (The Cassidy Chronicles Book 1)
Series: The Cassidy Chronicles. You set the price! Words: 123,390. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Experience the USA post-union as a couple tricks, treks and speeds their way through the post-apocalyptic nation states that once were us.
A Desperate Gambit
You set the price! Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The conclusion to THE CASSIDY CHRONICLES - A Desperate Gambit is set in 2113 in a shattered America. Follow Cass and Ken as they finally draw back the veil of secrecy surrounding their enemies. Will their new friends and allies be enough to win the day?
The Kildaran
Price: Free! Words: 212,130. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
The Keldara are threatened with nuclear extinction, even as their Kildar plans his wedding to Katrina. Leaving plans in the hands of his staff, Mike and Kat take a tour of the US - but back in Georgia, a plot is afoot where an foe from the past will try to wreak his revenge on one of the Kildar's agents. In the end, who will win the day - and will the victory be worth the cost?
A Deadly Quest
You set the price! Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cass and Ken are searching for answers. WHO tried to kill them? WHY did they have to run from their wedding? HOW does Cass' research fit in? The questions are harmless. But the answers might lead them on A Deadly Quest. Book 2 of The Cassidy Chronicles
Run LIke Hell
Price: Free! Words: 33,250. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It's your wedding day. Everything is perfect. Then the minister tries to kill you. What do you do? Run Like Hell. A novel of the 22nd century. Join Cass and Ken as they try to unravel the mystery behind the attempted murder, where people aren't always as they appear, and often the best choice is just to run.

Smashwords book reviews by Adam Gaffen

  • Ashley's Ass on Nov. 29, 2012

    Quick, but not too quick. Well-written. Descriptive. Ah, hell, she had fun with this and it shows! Yay!
  • Dark Little Women: Girl Power! on March 19, 2021

    It's always interesting when authors take classic stories and upend the reader's 'usual'. Interesting, unfortunately, is not always 'good'. In this case, though, it is. Dark Little Women does a nice job of reversing roles and genders without losing the essence of the characters being written, while bringing unexpected depths to the re-imagined characters. Highly recommended!