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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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?
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.
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.
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.)
  • 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."