Thursday, June 25, 2015

Into the Darkness Released

Into the Darkness (Crimson Worlds Refugees I) Now Available!

I know a lot of you preordered Into the Darkness, and if you did, thank you for your support and you should already have it.  I hope you enjoy it.  I have the best readers, and I'm thankful for every one of you.

If you didn't preorder and would like to read this new series, it is now available everywhere.  Book 2 of the series (Shadow of the Gods) will be out late this summer.

Into the Darkness at Amazon
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Into the Darkness at Kobo
Into the Darkness Print Edition

Terrence Compton is one of Earth’s greatest admirals, a warrior almost without equal. Alongside his oldest friend and brilliant colleague, Augustus Garret, he and his forces have saved Earth from invasion by the genocidal robotic legions of the ancient First Imperium’s insane computer Regent.

There is just one problem. The First Imperium was held back not by military victory, but by the disruption of the sole warp gate connecting the two domains…and Compton and 300 of his ships are trapped on the wrong side, surrounded by the Regent’s vast fleets and cut off from Earth.

Pursued by their deadly enemy, Compton and his fleet must flee into the vast and unknown darkness of unexplored space, in search of safety, fuel, supplies…and ultimately a new home.

The great admiral knows the one thing his people cannot do is seek a way back, a trail the enemy could follow to Earth.  He is determined to prevent that from happening, even if the cost is dissension and mutiny.

Their journey will take Compton and his people deep into the heart of the First Imperium, to the silent, windswept worlds where the ancient race that built the Regent once dwelled…and uncover the lost secrets of that great civilization’s mysterious fall 500,000 years ago.

MERCS Audio Edition Available for Preorder

MERCS, the first book in the Crimson Worlds series is now available, and the reviews are in!  A 4.6 star average at Amazon!  The series, which can be read with or without reading the initial Crimson Worlds series, is set 30 years after the final events of The Fall.  Successors II, The Prisoner of Eldaron, will be released on July 30.

The audiobook, which many had asked me about, is being published by Audible, and it will be available July 7, 2015.  It is available right now for preorder.

MERCS Audiobook Preorder

MERCS at Amazon
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MERCS 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 crawl out of the new dark age, 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.