John Ronald


John Ronald was born in South Africa in 1974. I have been a life-long Science Fiction Fan. I have spent the last twelve years working in the casino and entertainment industry. After decades gorging myself on every science fiction show I could get my hands on, I have decided to start writing my own stories. In less than two years, I have chewed my way through four on-line writing courses. My first book (Vengeance and Secrets) was a passion project bordering on the obsessive. Even though it can stand on its own as a complete story, I have envisaged it as part of a trilogy and I am bouncing around ideas for a side story. My first review on Goodreads was nothing short of a thrill.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm leaving Syfy to write a ghost story. It will take place 6 000 years prior to my first trilogy but, I have actually set it in the same universe.
When did you first start writing?
the 29th of September 2014 - I turned it into my protagonist's serial number in my first book.
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The Haunting of Brenthurst Manor
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 36,700. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
After her guardian emigrates seventeen-year-old orphan Alison moves in with her Uncle Thomas and Aunt Gertrude. As Alison adjusts to new surroundings and school, a sinister presence worms its way through the rooms of the old estate her new guardians live in. Is it real? What does it want with her? What do her new guardians know? Or is her new friend from school the only one who can help?
Conquest and Secrets
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 93,800. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Conquest and Secrets is the conclusion to John Ronald’s 'Secrets' trilogy. Badiah leaves his self-imposed exile to face Prime Minster Varcus’ nefarious plans. Clutching onto power, Varcus is quick carry out his diabolical schemes. Badiah must lead a special operations company against ever increasing threats.The final confrontation will decide the galaxy’s fate as a haven or hell for all humanity.
Rebellion and Secrets
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 99,060. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Rebellion and Secrets is John Ronald’s sequel to his debut novel Vengeance and Secrets. As Badiah's fame begins to fade his best friend Caleb approaches him with a madcap scheme to rescue an old colleague who has gone missing. As they travel east through the galaxy Badiah is confronted with the harsh reality of an empire going up in flames and a vicious new threat putting all human life in peril.
Vengeance and Secrets
You set the price! Words: 96,290. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Newly promoted to Sergeant, Badiah is the sole survivor after an ambush. After his rescue he joins another group of special operators aboard an aging cruiser as they set off across the galaxy on a mission of vengeance. The Confederacy who rules most of the galaxy with an iron fist dispatches a ruthless agent hell bent on stopping them before they can reveal a history altering secret.

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