International selling Star Trek author, Russ Crossley writes science fiction and fantasy, and mystery/suspense. Over his more than 15 year career he has published 10 novels and almost 100 short stories.
His latest science fiction satire set in the far future, Revenge of the Lushites, is a sequel to Attack of the Lushites released in 2011. The latest title in the series was released in the fall of 2013. Both titles are available in e-book and trade paperback.
He has sold several short stories that have appeared in anthologies from various publishers including; WMG Publishing, Pocket Books, and St. Martins Press.
He is a member of SF Canada and is past president of the Greater Vancouver Chapter of Romance Writers of America. He is also an alumni of the Oregon Coast Professional Fiction Writers Master Class taught by award winning author/editors, Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.
Feel free to contact him on Facebook, Twitter, or his website http:www.russcrossley.com. He loves to hear from readers
Amanda Dark faces paranormal forces to assist spirits of the dead to cross over to their final destination. Too often she faces danger and deception by those bent on evil in this world trying to stop her from uncovering the truth.
Eccentric law school dropouts Razor and Morton Edge become private investigators on Staten Island, NY. Together they solve crimes from lost car keys to murder. In the mould of the Nero Wolfe mysteries these are entertaining and dramatic. Razor and Edge strive for justice.
Space opera adventure set in the far future taking a satirical look at addiction and it's extrapolation to the absurd. Fast food, video games, smoking, alcohol, and many other vices run rampant in the future. Hilarious send ups of our possible future.
Aloha Armstrong is a spy for a worldwide organization known as the Legal Investigative Intelligence Service or L.I.P.S.. Aloha fights for truth and justice against the forces of evil bent on world domination.
During this scary time of global pandemics and economic uncertainty we thought it a good idea to offer this collection of stories to hopefully brighten your day a little and give you optimism for the future. We truly hope you enjoy these wonderfully funny, fun, and entertaining stories.
Amanda Dark has an unusual gift. She sees and communicates with the spirits of the dead. Not just any spirits, those who are unable to cross over to their final destination. Amanda greatest challenge is to discover why these spirits have been unable to cross over and must solve the mystery so the spirit is freed of their earthly existence. Too often the solution leads to the unexpected.
This is the complete story of Blaster Squad versus the Master originally published in seven volumes.
In the 42nd Century mercenaries Blaster Squad are hired by the Chair of the Galactic Alliance to confront a deadly threat to galactic peace. A being calling itself the Master is scheming to conquer the galaxy to establish an empire ruled by terror and fear.
In this exciting conclusion involving Blaster Squad’s battle to save the galaxy from the tyranny of the evil emperor the empire is about to strike a blow to destroy the Galactic Alliance.
If the emperor succeeds a new dark age will envelop the galaxy and freedom and terror will rule the lives of trillions of beings throughout known space.
Blaster Squad is sent on a suicide mission to stop them.
From modern tales involving myths re-told, to trips to the far future where the end of the world is imminent, to an alternate reality where a jetpack-wearing hero fights for truth and justice. Other tales include a vampire and an elf vanquishing evil thus saving the worlds they inhabit. A remarkable collection of exciting stories guaranteed to thrill you.
At the age of eight Charley Ispaymilt of the Lekwungen first nation meets a mythical sea creature named Robert who appears in the waters off Cadboro Bay near Victoria, British Columbia. Charley is startled to discover the creature speaks his tribes language. A friendship ensues as Robert begins to reveal to the boy the story of his people.
In an apocalyptic future overpopulation and pollution has ravaged the Earth creating shortages of food and fresh water.
In order to survive heavily armed scavengers are elected by desperate residents of massive government apartment towers hundreds of stories high to gather supplies.
The scavengers must traverse a dangerous countryside putting their own lives at risk on every mission.
In Degenerate City there is only one private dick that hunts the names on the naughty list. Christmas Elf Cheerful Baby Vickers, C.B. Vickers to her enemies and Vickers to friends and coworkers, cleans up the streets to safeguard the integrity of the lists.
A thrilling noir elfin mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat as Vickers discovers this case is not a simple assignment.
In this Blaster Squad short story Bones and the Kid decide to enter a jousting contest. They will wear rocket packs and stand on large hover boards wielding laser lances. Captain Nick Justice watches from the stands of the gravity dome fearing he may lose two valuable members of his mercenary team as they race to seemingly certain doom.
In an alternate universe Captain Virtue fights for truth and justice at the direction of his artificially intelligent rocket pack known as RED, and to make a living. They are contracted to take part in a dangerous mission to infiltrate the League of Evil and retrieve top secret files. But they won't be alone.
When the Alliance President and Grand Admiral of the fleet are killed in a deadly attack on Alliance headquarters Nick and Blaster Squad are sent on a suicidal mission to stop the Master from gaining control of Albanel, a planet in the Gateway system. Albanel's mines provide the principal source of plasma ore to drive the Alliance fleet. It's loss signals the end of the Alliance.
When we last left our heroes Bart Butterfinger led them into another dimension. They soon discover radical vegans have taken over the universe and exterminated all meat and diary foods. And as carnivores their lives are at risk. Will they escape before the vegan extremists end their mission permanently?
Trixie Aioli and Cherry Bomb are on a mission to stop a wedding so Trixie will marry Herman Pug and become the CEO of Heavenly Sky Burger.
In part 7 we left our heroes about to be killed by Mega Fried Banana Branch storm troopers.
Now in part 8 they are rescued by intrepid space captain Bart Butterfinger and transported to another time line. This is when things get really weird.
In this instalment Trixie and Cherry confront their duplicate selves from the past and somehow survive.
They discover the past they knew has been changed and they may have changed too.
Just when the menu has gone 69 things get worse...will they make it to their own future and will Trixie become CEO of Heaven Sky Burger or has this disappeared like an ice cream cone on a summer's day?
A Razor and Edge Mystery.
Razor discovers his partner, Morton Edge, has accepted a case to hide a key witness to a murder at their headquarters (Edge's parents basement). And he is none too happy about it. Especially when the witness is a wise ass talking parrot.
After learning Siren and the Kid are being held on a remote planet known as Poseidon, a water world far from Alliance space, Nick Justice and Blaster Squad race to their rescue. Blaster Squad soon find themselves under attack from all sides. Someone is determined to kill them and Nick suspects the mysterious figure known as the Master is behind the attacks.
Late in the 19th century in a frontier town where powerful forces vie for control there comes a woman. A woman on a mission.
Victoria Ann McNichol's mission goes up in flames when she meets mysterious gambler Tyler Scott. Tyler ignites a passion in her unlike anything she's ever experienced. When Tyler saves her life it sets off a series of events that may separate them forever.
Blaster Squad infiltrates the planet only to discover a mysterious figure known only as the Master is behind not only the weapons, but also the threat extends to the stability of the galaxy itself. Join Star Trek author Russ Crossley, in this tale of adventure and pulse pounding action to save the galaxy for all human and alien kind.
In this third mission in the 42nd century Siren is kidnapped by a bounty hunter and taken to a remote mining world known to the locals as the Planet of Doom.Nick Justice and his intrepid mercenary squad Gears, Bones, and the Kid fly to the rescue of their friend and soon discover dark secrets and overlapping conspiracies threaten not only this world but also the galaxy itself.
ln this second pulse pounding mission in the 42nd century by Star trek author, Russ Crossley after an encounter with pirates Nick Justice leads Blaster Squad on a hazardous mission in uncharted space to rescue kidnapped aliens.They become trapped in a mysterious void filled with a sea of lifeless alien vessels orbiting an artificial star powered by the powerful energy field.
In the 42nd century alien pirates steal a deadly virus threatening to wipe out billions of lives. A team of highly trained mercenaries known as Blaster Squad springs into action to stop the pirates deadly plot and save the galaxy from certain doom.
Blaze across the galaxy with Blaster Squad a new brand of mercenaries who are willing to break all the rules to win.
15 Tales of Terror
Blood thirsty vampires.
Flesh ripping werewolves.
Brain eating zombies.
Spirits of the dead who walk among us.
Monsters of unspeakable horror appearing from the darkness.
They attack us from the past.
They attack us from alternate realities,
They appear from the depths of unspeakable darkness thirsting on our fear.
These tales of terror are guaranteed to keep you awake at
Abandoned in a frozen wasteland he expects his next job will be as a stiff. It has to happen someday given his line of work. Mob executioners have a limited shelf life.
But he’d made a fatal mistake. He slept with the boss’s girl. Now he had a price on his head and he had to run or he’d be ugly ass tortured before a premature death.
But he may have a way out at the end of the road.
The end of the world is real.
These five exciting tales explore the aspects and challenges humanity will face when the world explodes and survival seems doubtful.
Tales of high stakes, deadly encounters, the Earth devastated by aliens, natural disasters far beyond our control, and self inflicted wounds humanity may never recover from.
A collection of fifteen stories of wonder and adventure from horror to science fiction to fantasy.
Tales populated with unusual aliens and desperate humans trying to save our future or repair our past. Stories of ghosts, vampires, demons, super heroes and gifted meta humans all trying to save our world.
Five heroes rise...
A paranormal investigator, asked by a spirit to investigate a murder.
The Woman from L.I.P..S., travels into the past to save the future
A vampire, faces a terrible sacrifice to save humanity from the dark forces of evil.
A teen superhero, part of an elite team determined to stop a political assassination
Five courageous women doing what needs to be done.
In the not too distant future meet a cloned Bigfoot in It’s A Small Galaxy, survive the apocalypse with the Neighborhood Watch, meet an extraordinary woman who might be the savior of the Earth in Survivors, and in Replacement Parts, teenage Clubhouse Heroes on a desperate mission on July 4th.
The five stories in this collection are about ordinary people who have suffered during war or who experience small victories magnified by the bloody conflicts they are asked to face head on. I hope you enjoy these stories and that they make you think about war and the people who fought them. The book will be offered at a lower price for 30 days after release.
In the aftermath of an atomic bomb test in 1955 three young children are discovered alive and unharmed at the epicentre of the massive explosion. This event triggers a mystery that leads to a startling discovery. We are not alone in the universe.
A tale of super science affecting the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities.
A fleet of alien vessels hovers in Earth orbit. Thirty days ago the aliens, calling themselves the Hsu-Zat, used aa EMP pulse to knock out all electrical power across the planet. Chaos soon erupted as civilization collapsed. What does this mean? Will the human race survive?
In 1865 the Confederate States of America won the civil war. They won because they had a supernatural ally in a vampire named Argos and his undead slave army.
Today more than hundred and fifty years later Amy Selkirk, driven by avenging the transformation of her sister into one of the undead, leads a rebellion to not only destroy Argos but to end the Confederate States of America forever.
In the future cloning becomes child's play. When his father brings home a science e kit from an alien world when he was ten years old, young Bernie Culpepper clones a Bigfoot which he names Shakespeare.
Now forty years later Shakespeare may hold the secret to change lives and save a father's life. But before he can Bernie and Shakespear must find a man presumed missing long ago.
During World War II a desperate struggle took place in the skies over Europe to free the people from an oppressive Nazi regime bent on murder and conquest. This story tells the tale of one man who fought in those skies nearly losing his life had it not been for his personal angel.
Inspired by a remarkable true story of a Halifax bomber tail gunner who survived being shot down seven times.
They're young. They're inexperienced. They're super powered. They are the Clubhouse Heroes, and they are determined to make a difference. Will their untried powers be successful on their first mission or will evil triumph over good?
It's 1971. A bloody war rages in Vietnam. Young American men die in putrid, rotting jungles far from home.Today Johnny is holed up in a room over a darkened street with a sniper rifle prepared to die if necessary so the pain of war ends. A shattered man cries for the dead.
In Saskatchewan in 1912 it is against the law for a white woman to work for a Chinese business owner. Widow Dorothy McMillian desperately needs money so she and her daughters can travel east to escape the harsh future her late husbands farm offers. Dorothy must confront a valued family friend and convince him of her plight.
Saffron Smythe is rich. Saffron Smythe is spoiled. Saffron Smythe is a daddy's girl. Saffron Smythe is dead. She's been murdered.
When Saffron finds herself at a heavenly way station and discovers she's been murdered she realizes she needs to discover the reason she died and who killed her. She immediately enlists the aid of paranormal investigator Amanda Dark to solve the crime.
Tales of alternate worlds and journeys to a far off world on the other side of the galaxy. Discover a secret world hidden beneath our own where being odd is a virtue, and journey across the galaxy, and join paranormal investigator on a chilling adventure. Tales that will thrill and frighten.
J'inkrac Bay (J'in to his friends) wins he third prize of the all-inclusive trip of a lifetime aboard the S.S. Maid of the Universe. Aboard ship he meets Mitale, an enchanting woman, who makes more sense to him than anyone ever has. Together they begin a journey across time and space to discover an incredible truth neither of them expected.
In an alternate universe a metawave has struck the Earth creating super heroes and super villains, but not all heroes and villains are created equal. A tale of danger, action where super heroes confront the forces of evil bent on world domination (or at least to be paid for non-domination).
In the late 19th century, during the age of steam, heroes rise and Dr. Xavier Devlin and his creation, Ambrose, aim to stop these from becoming out of control. Dr. Devlin latest creation, a steam powered time machine, will allow him to travel to the past and erase his enemies from existence. A steampunk tale of superheroes and super villians fighting to control our past and our future.
Star pilot Arnie Halstron and his co-pilot, Vince, are assigned what at first seems a deep space mission. Their assignment: to deliver supplies and a team of scientists to a the newly discovered planet called Lexicon.
As events spiral into danger Arnie realizes a hidden enemy is conspiring to murder him and his cargo before they can succeed.
On a world orbiting a distant star war rages. A war to decide the fate of creation.
Mid-Level Trooper Judah begins to doubt the cause of their battle when his men and women begin to die all around him. Join the fight to discover the truth.
Nero King, gun for hire, is employed to rescue a professor from kidnappers. It seems a routine mission, easy money, until finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy to overthrow the United States government. Fighting for his life he sets out to stop the militants before they accomplish their bloody goal.
One man stands alone against impossible odds with the future of a nation at stake.
Jimmy Sax has a guardian angel whose help he refuses to accept when he's bullied at school. Jimmy fears standing up to the bullies is social suicide so he decides to stay quiet hoping the bullies will give up. When they don't, and the situation grows more desperate, Jimmy realizes he needs help, but is it too late?
Phillip Host, invents the first nuclear fusion steam driven cycle and his employer tells him the Royal Family expect him to win the Great Bicycle Race from London to South Hampton or the British Empire will fall and the future of Europe will be forever changed. Will Britain rule the road or will the sun set on the empire?
An alternate history steam punk adventure.
For fans of the series this will be the darkest, most gut-wrenching mystery Amanda has faced yet. Following the clues she is forced to deal with not only her uncle's past but a dark secret that threatens her sanity and her growing relationship with Phillip.
An Amanda Dark mystery you won't want to miss!