Amy J. Murphy is not a Jedi. (Although she’s married to this Scottish guy that claims to be one.) But, she is a fantastic liar.
She discovered this power at an early age and chose to wield it for good instead of evil. (The evil part remains highly tempting.) With this power, Amy writes space opera books with kickass heroines. These books are sometimes confused for military science fiction which is an easy mistake to make. She’s ok with this as her debut novel, Allies and Enemies: Fallen, was a finalist for the 2016 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel. It so happened that her third book, Allies and Enemies: Exiles, was named a 2017 Dragon Award finalist in the same category. At some point, she infiltrated the ranks of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
When not geeking out at science fiction conventions, she lives in Vermont with the aforementioned Scotsman/Jedi and two canine overlords. Most recently she’s been named a 2017 Kindle Book Award Finalist and her work appeared in the Amazon best-selling space opera anthology, Orphans in the Black.
Praise for Allies and Enemies: Fallen
For fans of space operas like "Farscape" and "Firefly," this novel -- the first in a trilogy -- is well worth a look. Genetically engineered to be the loyal soldier of a totalitarian intergalactic regime, Sela Tyron follows her sense of right -- and her heart -- when her commanding officer becomes a wanted fugitive. The propulsive plot involves family secrets, ancient mythology, "mindjacking" and plenty of kick-assery, with a refreshing gender reversal. Given the flowing prose, fast pacing, believable characterization and world building, it's no surprise Fallen was chosen by SF fans as a finalist for the 2016 Dragon Awards.
- Seven Days, July 2017
A solide sci fi tale. It has a nice layered storyline with a relatively fast paced plot... everything you would want in a sci-fi suspense space opera.
- Midwest Book Review, Feb 2017
Something as trivial as overthrowing a government won’t stop her.
Sela Tyron’s discovery of a secret Ironvale Guild weapon project masterminded by the power-hungry Chancellor Okane also exposes harsh truths: The Poisoncry acolyte, Fisk, is still alive and her partner, Jon Veradin, is the reason why.
Forgive? Forget? Never.
Six years have passed since the Guilds War ravaged the Reaches. Life has moved on for everyone except soldier-turned-bounty-hunter, Sela Tyron.
Driven by revenge, she seeks to eradicate all traces of the bloodthirsty Poisoncry Guild. When her partner draws her into a deadly conspiracy, will Sela choose her quest for vengence? Or help stop a ruthless tyrant?
Now with exclusive bonus content, the Allies and Enemies Trilogy has all the ingredients for a thrilling space opera page-turner.
With a vivid cast of characters—kick-ass heroines, gnarly space pirates, powered armor and vicious cybernetically enhanced assassins— this series pulls you into a ruined galactic empire filled with undiscovered dangers. Buckle up for the world of Allies and Enemies.
If you're going to start a war, know what you're risking.
Ironvale. Splitdawn. Poisoncry. Three bloodthirsty guilds that control the decaying corner of space called the Reaches. This balance of power is at a tipping point. One nudge and chaos reigns. Sela Tyron is willing to supply that nudge to help her partner, Jon Veradin with an important rescue.
Maybe the universe holds a grudge.
For fugitives of the Regime, Sela and Jon, it feels that way.
Their escape into the Reaches meant a chance at a new life together without looking over their shoulders. However, in this savage, hardscrabble region, the pair quickly find themselves targeted by scheming alien gangsters and cybernetically-enhanced Guild agents. What else could possibly go wrong?
Fight. Survive. Repeat.
The rules for a soldier of the Regime are simple.
Born to serve, Commander Sela Tyron is about as subtle as a hammer. To hammers, any problem can look like a nail, but things aren't always that easy. When Sela is abandoned with her team on a planet full of insurrectionists, things get complicated.