ResAliens Press

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ResAliens Press is an independent publishing house specializing in releasing collections of spiritually infused speculative fiction. The latest anthology, "While the Morning Stars Sing," is available from CreateSpace.

Recent titles include T.M. Hunter's anthology of space opera stories, "Dead or Alive - An Aston West Collection" and Stoney M. Setzer's Twilight Zone-like anthology, "Zero Hour - Stories of Spiritual Suspense."

A free monthly magazine is available online at RA Press also publishes a magazine of spiritual horror and suspense at

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Drinking Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
More Mentalist than Medium, Ava Jane Rakowski has finally accepted the fact that she can't speak with the dead. That doesn't stop her from using her paranormal gifts to help the living - especially those in desperate need. With each success, however, comes unwanted attention. But when she captures the attention of a serial killer known only as Carlton, that's when the real game begins.
A Promise of Glory - A Sword of Otrim Story
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Paeter the Nederlander, a young mercenary searching for glory, is captured by Otrim of Idessa, a fierce warrior who sees something good and honorable in the sell-sword. When the time for battle comes, however, will Paeter prove himself true or will he deny his upbringing and betray his new commander…risking his very soul?
West of the Texas Nebula
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Western
While honoring the visiting dignitaries from Tau Ceti, Sol’s Mayor, Wit Thomason, had a heart attack. He spent a good couple of minutes twitching on the floor, soiling his finest suit, right there in front of aliens, citizens, and everybody. It was only a matter of time before some gunslinger made a move to take over the job. If I wanted to save my skin, it was time for me to get out of Dodge.
Zero Hour - Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Are you into tales of suspense reminiscent of the days of pulp fiction? Then you'll enjoy these 15 Twilight Zone-like mysteries served up with a spiritual twist. Author Stoney M. Setzer pulls together an anthology of supernatural thrillers that will transport you to that shadowland where anything is possible, complete with a spiritual twist.
Dead or Alive - An Aston West Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,150. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
ResAliens Press is proud to present "Dead or Alive - An Aston West Collection" by noted author T. M. Hunter. This special collection of 11 new and classic space opera tales features everyone's favorite space pirate, Aston West. Ride along with Aston as he treks across the galaxy and discover for yourself why he is so often wanted either dead or alive.
A Lesson in War - A Sword of Otrim Story [Short Story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
Fighting the barbarian hordes for the Queen of Idessa, Otrim - a fierce yet contemplative warrior - hadn't considered that his real enemy might just be his commander.


A Trumpet for Battle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Veteran soldier, Terell Mowbray, has vowed to follow his leader, the fearsome barbarian, Otrim of Idessa, "into the bowels of Hades." As the close band of warriors make their way to the enemy city of Korreth on a secret and dangerous mission, his commitment and resolve is tested beyond measure. Will the mighty fighter fulfill his vow to his closest friend? And at what price?
Residential Aliens - Issue 4.11
Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Residential Aliens Magazine brings together 5 stories of speculative fiction. From 'sword and planet' fantasy and science fiction to magical realism and zombie exterminators, we have a great issue in store for you.

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ResAliens Press' favorite authors on Smashwords

Grace Bridges
Latest book: One Man's Work: Mariah's Prologue #6. Published August 27, 2015.
Mel Bosworth
Latest book: The Hamper Affair. Published April 2, 2011.

Smashwords book reviews by ResAliens Press

  • The Castle of Endless Woe on Nov. 20, 2011

    This is a solid novelette set in the same world as the author's epic fantasy trilogies known collectively as The Ursian Chronicles. The setting of this story is vivid and the pacing is steady, and like a novel it takes awhile to warm to the plot. But by a third of the way in I was hooked. Johnston is a deliberate writer, choosing words and images with care. His characters are soundly developed with just enough ambiguity to keep you guessing as to their drives and motives. As for the suspense, it definitely simmers but doesn't quite boil over, in my opinion, and ultimately the mystery surrounding the Castle of Endless Woe isn't fully explained. Not all loose ends need to be tied up, but I was expecting a bit more revelation as to the evil residing in the haunted manor. However, if you enjoy storylines with an episodic feel to them, this long short story will provide some engaging entertainment while leaving you wanting more. (Note: I downloaded a free promotional version of this story. It's now 99 cents, which is not a bad deal for an afternoon of reading pleasure.)
  • The Siege of Peter Marak on May 31, 2012

    I had the privilege of publishing this story at Fear and Trembling - but that should say something, right? I enjoyed "The Siege of Peter Marak" when I first read it and now that it's available here, I'm glad it originally appeared in F&T. "Siege" is the right word! A man in fear of his life from those nasty microbes called germs, Peter Marak must face his attackers - and the mad scientist behind them - if he's ever going to break free of the phobia that has kept him a prisoner for oh so many years. Does he succumb or overcome? Read it and find out!
  • The Widows Greer on May 31, 2012

    Creepy and suspenseful. Sort of a cross between a "cozy mystery and a cozy thriller" - although the spiritual warfare and doppelganger horror occurring behind the scenes is anything but cozy. (I think I'm using that term correctly - it signifies to me an adult themed, but clean, non-offensive writing style that ultimately ends on a hopeful note, but not before it takes you on a thrill ride of a story.) Recommended for its Christian values and Twilight Zone-like storytelling.
  • Bring Out Your Dead on May 31, 2012

    I'm glad this story is online - I had the privilege of publishing both of Stoney's "Kirk Ransom" stories via ResAliens Press and really enjoy this new "secret agent" series. In this episode, Ransom uncovers a mysterious phenomena - and the dangerous perpetrator behind it. In the tradition of pulp mysteries and thrillers, Stoney's writing is picturesque and imaginative, transporting you to the days of radio theater or classic television. If you like that genre, you'll like this story.
  • The Other Woman on Sep. 11, 2012

    Fun bit of mystery develops when an old girlfriend pops back into a young man's life and tries to disrupt his engagement to his current love. The thing is, the guy's current love has been his only love - he never had an old girlfriend! But the evidence she provides as to their romantic past simply piles up leaving him confused and his fiance with doubts. Is she a demon in disguise testing his resolve? Has he been living a lie? The answer isn't what you might expect and the gentle twist at the end makes this an enjoyable and agreeable read.
  • Overgrown on Sep. 11, 2012

    I (via ResAliens Press) had the privilege of publishing this story in an anthology of spiritual suspense, so of course I'll give it 5 Stars! :) But the reason I included it and recommend it now is because Stoney has that ability to take an interesting plot idea, add a bit of humor, witty dialog, and that campy/pulp mystery style of writing into a fun "cozy thriller" that gives off the Twilight Zone vibe without going over the top. This is a fun read with a gentle lesson that will make for an enjoyable lunch break.
  • Angels Unawares on Sep. 16, 2012

    I have to admit up front that I'm not a huge fan of angel stories. I find many of them formulaic and although this story does have a bit of a twist on the trope as the story reaches its climax, it didn't strike me as particularly unique. That being said, Setzer is a competent writer and can tell a solid story. If you enjoy speculative cautionary tales with strong moral sensibilities, then this is a good representation of this author's worldview and early writing style.
  • Dead Man Running on Nov. 18, 2012

    Dead Man Running is Stoney M. Setzer's first novel, which I had the privilege to 'beta read' this summer. I found a lot about it that I liked. It's a mystery/thriller and, while adult-themed, is a clean read which is a plus for those who don't want to always be on their guard against vulgar language. At times the plotting and characters get a bit predictable, but the premise had me intrigued (read the blurb) and kept me guessing early in the story. There are some twists and turns, but by and large this is a straight up suspense which wraps up nicely. A pretty fair debut novel. Setzer's typical output has been short stories, "spiritual/cozy thrillers" (a few of which I've published at ResAliens) that have an old time pulpy feel to them. This novel is more in the vein of a "traditional" mystery/suspense and, as Setzer puts it, "perhaps closer to Hitchcock than Twilight Zone." If you enjoy straightforward storytelling that balances a few quirky characters and fast plotting, give Dead Man Running a try.
  • Sixpence and Rye and a Snake in a Pie: A Fractured Nursery Rhyme on June 14, 2013

    Writer Jeff Chapman's fractured fairy tales and nursery rhymes might just be his current hallmark. At least when I read his work I've come to expect an always surprising, always interesting take on the age-old themes and tropes we loved as children and are now revisiting as adults (think television's 'Grimm' but more literary). So in this, 'Sixpence' doesn't disappoint. Chapman's short tale is a solid example of his fluid voice, confident style, and moral compass. The lessons learned, as in any classic children's tale, are not just for children nor are they simplistic. In fact, with a surprising ending, this story can prompt enjoyment as well as self-reflection. That's my kind of storytelling. With this free ebook Chapman is also at the forefront of a trend by writers to release 'permafree' works online via various e-retailers (at least currently, there is no cost) in order for readers to sample one's writing style and storytelling before they invest in a longer work. So if you liked this story (try it without risk! and works for a quick lunch break), you'd likely enjoy his collection of similarly envisioned stories, "Tales of Woe and Wonder."
  • Give Us Barabbas! on Jan. 03, 2014

    A straightforward (and biblically traditional) passion play but one that dramatizes a fictional back-story of Barabbas, a 'revolutionary' who was released by Pontius Pilate to the crowd instead of Jesus that fateful day some 2000 years ago. Setzer is a solid storyteller and this drama (which can be adapted for use during a worship service or special Easter event) is safely well-scripted. Great for conservative evangelical congregations familiar with the central message of Christianity, yet accessible to those who only know the story circumstantially.