Barnes and Noble (nook):
After the Earth was ravaged by wars, the governments collapsed and the corporations thrived. Humanity evolved with animals, converging human and animal DNA together making the breeds. Robin Luddites become crime bosses that hire contracts to balance out the corrupt corporations.
In a world where everyone is either a criminal or a victim.
Darius Jones returns to Dallas to investigate the deaths of his brothers. After Darius’ supposed death; hiding for over ten years, he has to navigate through corporate corruption to find the killers. He assembles an unlikely crew to achieve his goals and runs into trouble every step he takes. The mystery reveals secrets to his own past that brought him to his current fate.
Gus Sips is a naive Loader, looking for someone to hire him for criminal jobs.
Wimpy is an old-school grunt; an arrogant mercenary who lives and breaths the chaotic gun-toting, blood soaked streets of the dying cities.
Dr. Steiner is a quirky Tech Farmer, with little business and poorly run staff.
Magis Dern is a loud mouthed tool with little ambition but varied experience.
Tu Fasse is a slick, clever woman; an escort on the side and a ruthless contract during the day.
With this team of misfits, it seems doubtful that Darius will come out of it alive but he has to try… because Gerrick was family.
This contains adult material, sex, violence, language and adult situations.
Barnes and Noble (nook):
Earth spiraled into chaos. Fire consumed the world. The oceans turned black. The animals died in masses. Ancient creatures resurfaced. Disease spread, and the dead rose. War was everywhere. Nation rose against nation; governments fought over pride. Corporations gambled over resources and played militaries against one another. In the end, the Earth was thrown into World War III, a chaos of battles overlapping into endless fighting.
A ragtag team of Special Forces chose to disobey orders and save the few refugees from the devastation. They used what knowledge they learned of the portals and helped the people to cross into Fifth World. Thousands were saved by the selfless acts of disobedient soldiers.
Colonel Flagstaad and Vice Admiral Gunner led the remaining survivors into the Bermuda Triangle. Gunner Mech opened the portal so they could enter, and then the Urda’s Well fleet pulled into Fifth World. The meek, the poor and the refugees from society’s corruption had arisen from the ashes, transported across space to inherit a new world.
End of the world prophecies came true, just not necessarily the way people expected.
Poul Flagstaad has returned to Fifth World, but this time, with his entire family.
Fifth World is a paradise for all people to partake in its bounty… but there is a problem. The last of Jenson’s followers still occupy the Avernus Temple. Their control of the portal has interfered with Gunner Mech and the Caretaker’s ability to bring over the last refugees from Earth. Thousands of people wait at the beach sands of Antarctica to be welcomed into the new paradise.
Once again, Colonel Flagstaad and his team are asked to assist in the problem, but they must ask the Samyra permission before entering the sacred temple. The Avernus Temple has been off limits to foreigners for many ages since the deities abandoned it.
The Phoenix rig a yacht to sail upstream. They rename it Yggdrasil. They must travel the foreign land, fight off mythical creatures and navigate around fantastic places. They are unevenly matched; their contemporary weapons are ineffectual to the magic of Fifth World.
Discover the answers to Fifth World, rediscover old mysteries and learn the answers to the human race’s cyclical history.
This book contains violence, adult situations and adult language.
Dystopia, utopia, apocalyptic fantasy, epic fantasy, epic saga, revelations, end times, new world, native Americans, samurai, science fiction, military fiction
Bone Spider excerpt:
The stone walls were shuffled out of place, some of them completely fallen out of formation, a puzzle of blocks uneven on the surface. Entire walls had collapsed, and the floor was jagged where it wasn’t interrupted by large sinkholes burrowing deep into the earth, so deep that they couldn’t see the bottom. In certain hallways, Invesia carried the dog while climbing along the rutted walls. The hallways were narrow and short; their heads ducked and tilted to walk through the jumble. As if the hallways were twisted like a snake, the walls swerved up and down; right to left. Their knees bent, putting pressure on their already tense muscles. Imagio constantly rubbed on his back calf, feeling a burning sting stabbing up to his back.
A couple of passages opened into larger rooms perforated with sinkholes. Some walls hung over the holes, counterweighted by avalanched stones. Portions of the ceiling had plummeted into the sinkhole chasms, creating openings into the upper floors.
Foreign writing layered the stones, a language that Invesia did not recognize. The blocky letters were partitioned with pictographs illustrating the words. As she scrambled through the passages, her mind attempted to identify the race belonging to the language.
They continued to crawl through collapsed passages, trimmed around the edges of sinkholes. They climbed up leaning walls, skirted along edges and squeezed between walls that were pushed against each other.
Invesia knew that the sinkholes had formed from the underground Lavaworm mazes, a creature long absent from that area but their devastation still remained. The Lavaworms consumed earth as they passed under the surface, and their bodies emitted so much heat that the underground caverns congealed stone into cylinders. The creature’s absence caused the tunnels to deteriorate, eventually collapsing into sinkholes. For the ruins to be effected so dramatically, Invesia realized a large nest must have had existed below them.
The sinkholes were rich with life; a natural cycle had formed in the unique habitat. The nut berry vines formed around the sinkhole walls, effectively solidifying and strengthening the layers of stone and mud to prevent further collapse. The sweet fruit surrounded a nut seed that was rich in protein. The vines only grew in the dark, a rare plant that didn’t need sunlight to prosper, thriving underground, in the dark; with little air.
The flores insects fed on the fruits while discarding the nut seeds that eventually dug into the ground and budded into more vines. The insects shimmered with an array of glossy colors, mostly in shades of silvery green, shiny blue and zealous yellow. The vibrant colors batted the walls with enough light that Invesia and Imagio did not require torches to navigate. Besides, they were too frightened to give away their location to the Viperaneas. If the insects were removed from their underground homes, they lost their colors and eventually died after two days. Their shiny colors helped them to coordinate swarms and attract mates.
The noris bats fed off of the insects, extremely hairy animals with wingspans three times the size of their bodies. The animals had a venomous bite and thick fangs that were needed to penetrate through the shells and fight through the insects’ incredible resiliency against poisons. A bat suckled on the insects for a long time before it peeled away the shells and fed on the innards.
The miser rats used the bats’ instincts to their advantage. The smart animals would capture large numbers of insects and collect them into cracks where the bats would convene. The rodents didn’t eat the insects but fed on bat droppings. Their droppings contained the discarded colors from the insects, easily discernible in the dark. In effect, the rats were attracted to shiny colors. Miners hated the pesky rodents because they stole valuable jewels and precious metals. To complete the cycle, the rodent droppings fertilized the vines.
by Jax E. Garson
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Invesia and Imagio set out on their own adventure.
Invesia is tired of her husband but especially jealous of his grand adventures throughout the East. She escapes home, to remove herself from the stresses of her seeming indifferent husband and the nagging of endless chores around the farm. For once, she would like to explore on her own.
While hiding at the local inn, she is accompanied with her long lasting friend, Imagio. After daring to release hundreds of birds from their cages, Imagio and Invesia find themselves chased into the valley woodland by an angry mob. On their travels, they discover the ancient ruins of a forgotten kingdom, and something more insidious.
The mercenary Droth have returned, and they have been robbing and killing innocent people and animals.
While investigating a strange liquid that the Droth were cooking up, Invesia decides to revisit an old acquaintance, Fanillian the alchemist that apprenticed her. Their travels take them to Slinder where they reunite with the mercenaries from Nathist. With their help, they track down the source of the evil, following the course of Slinder’s escape from his pursuers many decades before.
Imagio and Invesia travel the forbidden parts of the East where ancient cities and castles had been buried to only discover a deadly secret lost from the Kadic War.
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Double Eagle War
2032, the prophecies have caused riots and chaos.
Detectives Marx and Durst are caught up in a mysterious case of missing body parts that are washing up on Gulfport shores. After some investigation, they discover records of missing limbs ignored by their predecessors and the forgotten names of missing people from around the world.
Their investigation leads them to a creepy stranger who is inquiring about a Double Eagle gold coin, the rarest coin on Earth. No one knows where this stranger comes from or why he is hot on the same trail as the Detectives.
But no one seems to be interested in the stranger or solving the loss limbs. All law enforcement agencies are caught up in cleaning up the city from the Camping prophecy hysteria. Chief of Police orders the two Detectives off the case, even suspends them.
On the opposite side of the US, to the west, Officer Ankti struggles with his own mysteries and his inability to understand his peoples’ spiritual heritage. He is lost in his own land.
Now a mother of a lost son, pleads with Detective Fiona Marx to find the killer and bring justice for them..
Two Detectives have to make a choice to go against their orders and chase the stranger across state lines, eventually to lead them into the Arizona desert, in the Navajo Nation.
Bodies are piling up across the southern United States and it compels the detectives to follow the clues into the heart of ancient Earth’s secrets that only the gods foretold..
Will the stranger lead to the final answer about the murdered or bring them all to their doom?
This work contains, violence, adult situations and language.
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Science fiction, mystery, end of the world, space station apocalypse, jax e garson, blue star, detective story
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Welcome to the Wild West on Mars…
Gatling Gary is a poor cowboy and has been robbed by his latest employer. If that wasn’t bad enough, he is chased through the canyons of Mars by an angry Farmer after he accidentally walked over his crops while fighting through a resolith dust storm.
An independent cowboy down on his luck, he only has the wishes of a poor Spurn girl, Clarissa, wanting to be trained so she can exact vengeance against those who killed her family. Even in desperate need of cash, he refuses to help, afraid to be associated with the poor race, once enslaved a few years back and then emancipated.
He runs from town and tries to find his way to Aurium City for a second chance and to place some distance between him and his enemies. But instead, a voodoo witch doctor spells him. Fighting away his destiny, he is forced onto a mountain near Clarissa.
He relents to help her but only to train her. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with her enemies, the Rotger Brothers. Begrudgingly, he teaches her to shoot a seven shot revolver on Blackhead Mountain. But there is something else bothering him, a lingering feeling…
With very few friends, animals seek him out. A mangy dog won’t stop pestering him. A domesticated lion stalks him. A beautiful horse attracted to him. These creatures don’t seem to be enough for Gatling to overcome his losses.
But his path leads him in circles until he is faced with an inevitable choice.
This book is intended for adults only: it contains violence, language, and adult situations.