Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sneak peek...Crimson Worlds Successors


MERCS is the first book of the new Crimson Worlds Successors series, scheduled to be released on March 24, 2015.  The series is mostly set approximately thirty years after the events of The Fall (there are a few flashbacks to the intervening period).

I have done a number of sneak peaks on my blog in the past, but this list is the biggest concentration of my readers, so I decided I should be sending those out here.  So here it is...the link below will allow you to download the first three chapters in any format you choose.

MERCS Sneak Peak

MERCS is available for pre-order now on all retailers:

MERCS at Amazon
MERCS at Apple
MERCS Print Edition

If you haven't read Crimson Worlds IX - The Fall yet, pretty much everything to do with MERCS is going to be a spoiler for you.  The Fall is available on all retailers, but if you haven't read it and intend to, you might not want to read this email any farther.

The Fall at Amazon
The Fall at BN
The Fall at Apple
The Fall at Kobo
The Fall Print Edition

Earth has been a scarred ruin for three decades, its scattered people struggling to survive amid the poisoned and radioactive wreckage of the final war between its despotic Superpowers.  While the inhabitants of Earth struggle to survive, out on the frontier, on a thousand worlds, mankind thrives and grows, building new civilizations and looking boldly to the future.  But man has never been able to live in peace, and even Earth’s sad fate has failed to slow the call to war.

Most of the colonies lack the industry and economic power to sustain their own armies and navies, and they look to the mercenaries of the Great Companies for aid in time of war.  These futuristic condottiere contract themselves to the highest bidder, and the mightiest strike fear into the hearts of all who oppose them.

Darius Cain is the leader of the Black Eagles, the most renowned of all the Companies.  A military genius, he has led his undefeated warriors from victory to victory.  The Eagles command the highest rates of any of the Companies, and leaders bankrupt their worlds to pay the price.

But amid the ruins of Earth and on planets all across occupied space there are signs of a greater darkness, a force working in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to strike, to launch a final war to reduce all mankind to slavery.

As Cain slowly uncovers the truth, he must forge an alliance among old enemies, the other Companies his men have fought for years…and the twin brother he hasn’t seen in a decade.

The Crimson Worlds are about to explode into a war that may be mankind’s last.

MERCS Sneak Peak