Stephan Michael Loy

Biography

Stephan Michael Loy has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and an advanced degree in Art Education. He is a military veteran, having served five years in Armor and Cavalry commands in Europe and the United States. He uses all of these experiences in the stories he creates. He has published multiple novels and novellas on Smashwords that can also be found in print at Lulu.com and Amazon, among other online sources. Go to stephanloy.com to easily find these books in print or ebook formats.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Indianapolis plays an important role in much of my writing. It is the primary setting of Last Days and Times and is actually an important "character" in Conqueror's Realm. I've spent much of my life in this mid-sized city, and I prefer to write about places I've actually been rather than places I looked up on Google Earth. Not that I haven't traveled. Washington, DC, Chicago, London and the genteel, rolling environs of central Germany also feature heavily in my work.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first complete story I ever read was Space Cat, by Ruthven Todd. My mom took me to the public library to get my first card, and that was the story they let me check out, provisionally until my card came in the mail. I was five years old. This book, a bit above my reading level, was to me a magnum opus of literature. I have read that book at least four times, even as an adult reading it to my young boys. The only book I've read more would be Anna Karenina. Space Cat demonstrated to me the heights the imagination could reach. I wouldn't be surprised if elements of Space Cat could be found deep in the DNA of my space fantasy Shining Star, certainly in my upcoming Galactic Geographic.
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Books

Bad Lands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,260. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bad Lands. A western that ain't quite right. A federal marshal tracks a notorious bad man wanted for murder, mayhem, terrorism, and conspiracy to destroy the eighteen contiguous universes. The lawman's posse of inter-dimensional misfits must brave the weirdest of weird western enemies to save the multiverse from certain destruction. It's Blazing Saddles meets Wild Wild West. Take a gander, pard!
Galactic Geographic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 176,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Meet Charlese Tilbrenner, romantic, ex-Galactic Marine and new-minted reporter for Galactic Geographic, the universe's premier news and feature magazine. From the slums of Mars to deep down in deep space, Charlese brings you the most astounding stories from the stars. Galactic Geographic: the world's first military sci-fi romantic comedy satirical travelogue. What's in YOUR world?
Redemption Song
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 185,110. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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When Sally Reiser joined the mysterious network, she did so to protect her handicapped child. But the network that kept them safe has been infiltrated and has taken up a sinister new purpose, to murder Sally, the seer of God, and also her eight-year-old autistic son. How far and fast will this mother run to escape a fate fueled by fanaticism and decreed a thousand years before she was born?
Fiona Street
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,320. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Through advanced electronics and neuroscience, a special operations agent is paired mentally with an alley cat. Her skills and the predatory instinct of the cat combine to make her the most feared and efficient agent in the world. Her first mission is to bring down her employer, the special prosecutor for the United States government. Think Ghost in the Shell meets The Six-Million-Dollar Man.
Conqueror's Realm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 245,070. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
In the mid-twenty-first century, the United States goes through a fundamental change. White people are now only the largest minority in America. Will they surrender power to the coalition to follow, or fight “to keep what’s theirs”? So begins a violent game of chess played for the soul of a nation. Conqueror's Realm is a deft warning that there can be no justice unless justice is for all.
Shining Star
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,330. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Mankind has wandered in space for 4000 years. If not for the Church, the human race would have winked out long ago. But Church is a theocratic tower of lies. Miranda St. Billart discovers the lie and seeks to expose it. She is opposed by an invincible army, but nonetheless undergoes her quest, for freedom from oppression lives in truth, and truth has never been owned by the state.
Isis Wept
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Egypt, 8000 years ago. The gods make war upon one another, mankind caught in the pincers of their conflict. On one side, Isis, goddess of life, strives to save her murdered love and the civilization he built. She stands against Set, the evil god of storms. who killed her husband in jealousy. Kingdoms fall in this epic romance, and the balance of power between gods and men is altered forever.
Last Days and Times
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,610. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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The world lurches toward nuclear Armageddon. A mysterious evangelist-gone-terrorist with supernatural origins hopes to usher in a biblical apocalypse using stolen atomic warheads. Three stand against him, a seer of good and evil, her academic beau, and a disaffected FBI agent. All these may be emissaries of God, but who, in these times, does God truly favor? A supernatural urban thriller.

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephan Michael Loy

  • Kiss Chronicles on March 29, 2013

    This is really good stuff. Often poignant, often cheeky, always witty and always engaging, Virginia Sanders weaves a story that is a microcosm of Internet-age, post-millennial dating. Everybody's been there, and sometimes we didn't want to be there. Sometimes, we didn't want to leave. One thing's for sure, from chapter 1 of Kiss Chronicles, you'll find yourself cheering for the Everygirl, and hoping the story keeps on keeping on, and feeling a guilty pleasure in it.