Lights Out! Plus 25 #SciFi and #SpaceOpera books Giveaway #MFRWhooks

Last week I promised a sneak peek at the first part of Lights Out, my new short story in the Bringer of Chaos series. This will be in the Expanding Universe anthology released in September. Click here to get a notice when the book is out. Ready? Here’s a hook — a small tease — from Lights Out.

Lights Out (Exclusive Preview)

If only the weapons-grade yammering would stop. Now.

Starch stiffened his pillowcase and the air reeked of antiseptic. Tornahdo pried open his eyes. An empty blood bag hung overhead. Stenciled equipment and gray walls screamed military hospital.

He’d died. Again.

A Spanish curse slipped out before he could stop it. His abuela would’ve washed his mind out with soap for thinking such a word. He made the sign of the cross and kissed his fingertips in respect.

After yanking out the tube stuck in his arm, he pressed a thumb over the entry point. Thankfully, this time, he wasn’t writhing on the floor in agony. Well, not yet.

The mind-numbing yapping continued.

“Did you hear?” a youthful voice bragged. “He killed six of ’em last night.”

“Yeah, but how long did they stay dead?”

“They’re not zombies or vampires. You can’t stake an Ultra through the heart or hold ’em off with garlic. If they didn’t come back to life, we couldn’t use their blood to save lives.”

The transfusion of enemy blood healed the hole in his arm in seconds. Tornahdo thumbed off the red smear and rolled over on the gurney.


Lights Out! Plus 25 #SciFi and #SpaceOpera books Giveaway #MFRWhooksDoes Tornahdo seem familiar? He becomes Six in the Bringer of Chaos books. Lights Out will reveal how he ended up facing the immortal king in the Origin of Pietas. Want a chance to win that book? Keep reading!

Today, I have a fun surprise I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 25+ fantastic authors to give away a collection of Sci Fi and Space Opera ebooks, and there will be TWO lucky winners. The Grand Prize winners will receive 25+ ebooks, plus a brand new eReader. Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering?

You can win my novel Bringer of Chaos: Origin of Pietas, plus books from authors like Jasper T Scott and Jeremy Robinson.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: https://booksweeps.com/book-giveaway/scifi-june-2018/  Good luck and enjoy!


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Sneak peek: Lights Out (a Ghost Corps story) #SpaceOpera #MFRWauthor #MFRWhooks

I just signed a contract for Lights Out, a new short story set in the Bringer of Chaos series, to appear in The Expanding Universe (#4) edited by Craig Martelle. It will be out by the end of September 2018.  I loved the character Six in this series and thought it would be cool to show how he ended up guarding Pietas.


Sneak Peek at Lights Out

Sneak peek: Lights Out (a Ghost Corps story) #SpaceOpera #MFRWauthorJoin the Ghost Corps, they said. You’ll live forever, they said. You’ll save mankind, they said. They didn’t say that to do it, first you had to die.

When Tornahdo signs on the dotted line, he puts his life into the steady hands of the mighty Ghost Corps. Three grisly deaths and three agonizing resurrections later, he’s assigned duty on the space station Enderium Six.

He’s facing his most dangerous mission yet, the very reason the Ghost Corps exists.

Tornahdo and a team of ghosts must take out the man responsible for every war between humans and Ultras since the origin of the Ultra bloodline: the immortal king, Pietas.

If they succeed, the war is over.

If they don’t, the Ultras will rule mankind for another thousand years.

Pietas regenerates from every wound. He’s so fast, no human has ever laid a hand on him. As a precaution, they’re sending in Tornahdo’s squad only after evacuating the station and trapping the king in a chamber emptied of air. The immortal will have to fight in a vacuum.

So will Tornahdo and his crew.

Do they expect Tornahdo to win? Fat chance. He and his team are already dead men and this mission is codenamed “Lights Out.” No, there’s more to this than he can see.

To discover the truth, he must face an unbeatable, unkillable enemy, and this time–somehow–find a way to keep himself alive…

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Fans of the Bringer of Chaos series will know that “Tornahdo” ends up with the name Six, once he meets Pietas. But who was he before then? You’ll discover his story in Lights Out. Come by next Wednesday for a chance to read snippets from the first chapter. Want advance notice when this book is out? Enter your email here.


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Meeting her thief at the starport #SciFi #MFRWauthor #MFRWhooks

Meeting her thief at the starport #SciFi #SpaceOpera #MFRWhooksThis scene was deleted from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure.

In the published book, Captain NarrAy Jorlan meets with Senth at a coffee shop adjacent to the Thieves’ Guild. But in this version, she met him at the Starport.

Inside secret: the starport on Kelthia is named Starhaven Leojnimaj. Those are my sons names combined, backward (Joel and Jamin). NarrAy’s last name, Jorlan, was chosen in honor of the hero of Dara Joy’s book Ritual of Proof.


Kelthia, Miraj City, Starhaven Leojnimaj
Coffee Shop, Concourse D

NarrAy sat, holding a cup of coffee she didn’t want and had no interest in tasting. A plain dress hid beneath her black hooded cape, covering every inch of skin as the law required for Betters. How long would it be before they forced her to hide her face too? She blew on the coffee. Where was her thief?

“Anything yet?”

“Nothing.” Broxus answered from the south terminal.

“No sign.” Encie made ticking sounds into the transmitter. “Your pretty boy thief is late.”

“We’ll give him two more minutes.”

“You’re too easy, boss.” More ticking.

What was that noise? NarrAy scanned the area. “Encie, I thought you quit biting your nails.”

“I’m not bi– Hey. How’d you know I was doing that?”

“You may be on the north side of the concourse, but I can see you between the lockers.” She blew on the coffee.

Her assistant stood up straight and glanced around. “I forgot about those eyes of yours.”

“Yes, well, it was my ears that heard you nibbling.”

“Nibbling what?” Senth asked, dropping into a chair.

NarrAy set down her coffee so fast it spilled. “Where did you come from?”

“Cohorts didn’t see me?” His inviting mouth stretched into a smile. “Level nineteen thief, remember? If those two could spot me, I wouldn’t be worth what you’re paying.” He used her napkin to sop up the coffee.

Brox’s and Encie’s questioning voices broke into her concentration.

“He’s here. We’re leaving.” When she rose, Senth assisted her with her chair.

Not that she wanted or needed help, but imagine a thief with manners. Well, well… This could be interesting.


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