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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Here's a Sneak Peek at Double Cross, part of the Smuggle Life series set inside the Athena Lee Universe!


The ships alarms blared as Stephen rinsed his face in his quarters. “Just one morning of peace and quiet is all I want,” Steve said to himself.

The alarms continued to blare as Steve did his best to ignore them. He knew that made him a bad Marine. Not that he was one anymore and hadn’t for a while. But, still, it pained him just a little to ignore them. For the most part, on the Rossi, alarms meant little. Not like his days as a Marine. He was a smuggler now, and warnings were an everyday occurrence.

Doing his best to ignore them, Steve went about his regular routine. Even though he wasn’t a Marine, he kept to the standards. The Marine was in great shape and had just finished his morning workout. Now, he was just finishing up his shave, his face smooth and fresh.

The one good thing about being a smuggler versus a Marine was that he got to pick his own uniform. Not that he didn’t like the one that was chosen for him, but it got old wearing the same thing over and over. On the Rossi, Steve’s uniform consisted of cargo pants that let him move easily and a t-shirt. It allowed for ease of movement.

“Kane,” sounded through his room. Steve didn’t like it when the captain of the crew used his last name. She did it to annoy him.

Steve hit his own communications in the room. “Yes, Rea.”

That was her first name, and she hated it when Steve used that. Like him, she was the only other member of the crew who had served. She had been in the Navy for several years but didn’t get the shaft like Steve.

“Kane, you know I don’t like that.”

“Yeah, yeah.” Steve continued to dress. “What do you want, Dodge?”

“We have a ship inbound, and it’s flagging us.”

Steve groaned. This wasn’t something they needed him for. It wasn’t like they didn’t have ships inbound all the time. That was the life on this vessel, always running scared and avoiding both pirates and the Navy.

“You don’t need me.” Steve ran his fingers through his short hair. The last thing he wanted to do was deal with a ship, though it might be a nice break from the boredom on the ship recently. The last real action, Steve missed. That angered him, and it had cost them a ship mate. It had only been a month, but it was a long month since Taylor went missing, since the kidnapping.

“Get up here,” Captain Dodge said.

“Fine. In five.” Steve shut off the communications. He would make it up to the bridge in no time but didn’t see the need. She and the others could handle it.

Out in the hallway, the alarms continued. It wasn’t like every person on the ship didn’t already know. The crew wasn’t large. Including Steve and Rea, there were seven, and that was including the CATT and droid.

Speaking of the CATT, a robotic cat walked down the hall. Steve turned to it. “Nicole.”

The CATT stopped. “Yes?”

“Can you tell me what is going on?”

Nicole stopped and started to lick her tail. Steve gave up trying to understand Nicole a long time ago. She never could tell him why she did that. It was just so strange to see a robotic cat doing things a real one would do. Nicole reminded Steve of a Turkish Angora.

Once done, she looked back up at him. “I know but can’t tell you.”

Steve groaned. She was loyal to the captain and someone or something else. Steve was sure about it. He’d tried once to get it out of her. That ended badly for him. His alarm in the room had gone off at all hours of the night for a month.

Making his way through the ship, Steve ran into another of the crew members. She barely noticed his and his hulking frame. Parker was the youngest member. At first, it troubled Steve that she was here since she was so young, just seventeen, but he had grown used to her. Her blonde hair was short. She was petite and able to fit into small paces. That made her extremely useful. Today, the kid wore jeans and a sweatshirt. Her wardrobe constantly shifted, never the same for long.

“Oh, sorry,” she said as she nearly ran into him.

“No worries.”

She continued on. Now, Steve was intrigued. What could be going on?

Friday, January 12, 2018

This Weekend Only. Get Shade of Honor for $0.99!

Bereft of their elders in magic, hired out to strangers to feed their families. Survival was a constant battle for the Russian Witches. Despised by other witches for their rigid focus on contracts, they were without a moral compass, honor-less. That was not good enough for some. For the young witch, Zhanna, life was not worth living without honor – or her magic. Could she find both in her homeland? Would her desire and drive be enough to locate her shade of honor?

Get it here for $0.99

Read the Familiar Magic series...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Book of the Week. Boyd Craven has a new book out and it looks really good

My buddy Boyd Craven has book 2 of his Rune Sight Chronicles out!  He just made my book of the Week.

My name is Thomas Wright. I've been in more near-death experiences than Houdini or Evel Knievel. Rose has kept me on task and bugs me about my love life constantly. I think she truly enjoys needling me about... well... everything. My pack has grown and working together, we were able to put the smack down on some pretty epic beings with some expert help and a bit of luck. 

It still isn't enough. I have to throw in with the Council of Mages to go after Vassago and save Vivian's life. When I find myself head of the Taskforce searching for Vassago, it becomes clear that there's more than one mole in the Council of Mages. Somebody is out for my head, and I have to survive backstabbers, demonic beings, and the occasional zombie outbreak before I can start finding the truth and track down Vassago.

I'm just one more betrayal away from going crazy.

Get this one HERE. 

and if you haven't gotten it yet, Buy book one as well.

Get it here. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Here's my Status Update for January, 2018

Status Update.

 Welcome to January 2018. So much is happening this year I cannot contain it. For starters I've got Book 7, Blood on the Moon halfway done! It will be followed by a new Mini-Series and then Book 8, Child of Darkness. Which by the way will be Way cool. Heather Hamilton-Senter has done a Marvelous job so far on the covers and there are more to come. Taki Drake, my original Co-writer just released the long awaited Badger Hole Bar book. Expect Book 2 as well as some other BHB stuff real soon. (They've been in the works) She is also hard at work on the third part of the Familiar Magic series. Bradford Bates is about 3/4 of the way through The Wild Hunt and I expect to see that manuscript soon. I will add my portion to it and send it off to the editors. With luck look for it end of January, fingers crossed. On the Science Fiction side we have a new series set inside The Athena Lee Universe. Smuggle Life. (like Thug life only better) The first book in it will be called Double Cross. Author Nathan Howe will be joining us for that series. I also have a Secret Project in the works with Author Blaze Ward. It doesn't kick off until early summer but I will keep everyone updated on that. I have a couple of Book Signings scheduled soon. The first is here in Tallahassee with the other in Thomasville, Ga. I plan to have a few more in other places as well as some meet ups. Much of that is still in the planning stages, but I'm looking at one in St Petersburg, Fl in September that will be other authors as well. My wife broke out the her planner and mapped out all my projects this year. Less short and more books is the plan. Should be fun. Here's a peak at the upcoming Wild Hunt cover. It's really cool. Later. Scott

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Taki Drake has a new book out

My Co-Writer, Taki Drake, has a new book out. It's a completely new Universe called The Badger Hole Bar. Check it out.

Desolation and grief can leave you floating, unable to find a new shape to your existence. 

Who knew that it was possible to be shocked out of the morass of sorrow by a well-timed push?!

Madrik was reeling from the loss of his family and unable to find his way into the new reality. Then something happened that sent him further than he ever thought to travel. A new life, in a new dimension!

This is a place where problems are solved, and life is continually changing. Come in, put your feet up, and join the crew that Madrik is collecting in this shared universe. 

Be amused and challenged, touched and enthralled.

Welcome to the Badger Hole Bar!