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The Wild West is Alive in This Snippet of Lone Wolf Squadron Book 1

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Lone Wolf Squadron Book 1: Marshal The Stars

 

Lawlessness in a small desert town, no marshals, and raiders. The wild west in very much alive even in space


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Tardex System, Federation Frontier

 

Hale trudged along, his dusty combat boots kicking the occasional loose pebble from the stark reddish soil. The hot blue star overhead baked his body, just as it did the parched ground around him. He lifted his broad-brimmed hat so he could mop his sweaty brow. His hand dropped to shove the wadded bandana back into the bulging cargo pocket of his old fatigues.

He glanced back to make sure the gravitic sled still floated a few meters behind him, its flatbed heaped high with chromium-rich ore. His power tools and prospecting gear hung from slings on the sled’s sides. He’d made a good haul this time out. He’d have enough to buy his wife that fabric she’d had her eye on. They’d be able to make his daughter a pretty dress for the seasonal social later next cycle.

Grunting at the increased slope, Hale took the last few steps up and over the ridge. He stopped and frowned. Smoke, thick and black, rose over the next set of hills where the small town of Bright Landing lay.

Out of habit, he drew the long railgun from where it was slung on his shoulder. He checked the charge and scanned the rocky ground between here and where the trail into town led between two hills. Aside from a few scraggly, gray-green shrubs, there wasn’t much cover to hide any raiders who might be watching for support from the outlying homesteads.

Digging into his righthand cargo pocket, Hale pulled out the monocular. He thumbed the switch to power up the magnification and spectrum analyzer. If anyone was hiding out there, he’d be able to spot them with it. Taking his time, Hale scanned the narrow track leading into the pass. He dialed through several versions of the visible and invisible light spectra to see if he could spot any sentries.

He lowered the monocular after a minute and snorted. Why would the raiders put out sentries? They had little to fear from the townsfolk or the hardier and better-armed homesteaders on the fringes of what passed for civilization here on Tardex II. He studied the column of smoke and listened for any sounds of fighting. He heard nothing but the wind blustering past in a hot, dry gust that threatened to whip his hat off his head.

It was likely all over, and the raiders had moved on after taking whatever they were after. They hadn’t hit Bright Landing in a few years, though he’d heard they had attacked some of the other communities on this continent. Usually, they took manufactured goods and recently processed precious metals or gemstones and flew back to their bases beyond the Federation’s borders.

Hale decided to keep going and see if he could lend a hand in putting out the fires and cleaning up the inevitable mess the raiders made to prove they were the alpha dogs in this region. He picked up his pace, the sled humming along behind him. It maintained the preprogrammed interval between it and the controller clipped to his belt.

A half-hour later, he passed through the outskirts of the small town. More than one building in the center of the settlement was ablaze. He heard the shouts of people who were trying to douse the flames. Hale thumbed a button on the controller at his belt, and the sled slid to a halt. It would remain here until he returned to bring it into town to the refinery. There was no need to clutter up the streets with it until things had settled down.

He walked around the corner to see both the Mercantile and the refinery beside it burning. People held fire hoses connected to the central well pumps and were trying to douse the flames. Several others were pulling goods out of the attached storehouse behind the Mercantile, trying to save as much of the precious off-world goods as possible before the flames spread to that building. Realizing that was where his help was needed most, Hale jogged over and lent a hand.

The interior of the storehouse was hot and starting to fill with smoke despite the closed door leading to the Mercantile. He bent down to pick up the first box he saw and rushed to carry it outside to the pile others had begun. He returned for trip after trip alongside the others until the storeroom was empty. They made it just in time; the fire broke through the wall into the storehouse on their last trip. The building became fully involved, with fire shooting from the roof and the windows.

Hale pulled the bandana out of his pocket and wiped off the soot and sweat on his face. He glanced at the woman beside him, who he recognized as the owner of the Mercantile.

“Bette, why’d they set fire to the two buildings they need standing for their next raid? That’s not like the raiders.”

The red-haired woman turned. Her short, spiky hair was singed from fighting the fire and trying to save her goods. “The raiders didn’t come for my merchandise. They came for people this time. When the mayor and a few others put up a fight, they killed them and set the blazes as an example for the rest of us.”

“People? What do they need the people for?”

Bette shrugged. “Who knows with raiders? They took their pick of the people they lined up and just flew off.” The woman stopped and looked up into Hale’s face. “Oh, my God, Hale. I just realized it’s you. They took Addy and Lindy.”

A pit of fiery despair formed in his gut when he heard his wife and daughter had been taken. What had they been doing in town anyway?

“What day is it?” He’d lost track while he was out mining the ore that paid for their homestead.

“Friday, their usual market day. Did you forget?”

Hale shook his head as he scanned the clear blue sky beyond the plumes of smoke. If there’d still been a marshal at the abandoned station, they might have been able to assemble a posse, but the raiders had killed him nearly five years before. He didn’t know what he was going to do now. He could not go after them on his own. That task was out of his league, even with his prior military service with the Etheric Federation.

“I have to go.”

Bette laid a hand on his arm. “There’s nothing anyone could have done to stop them. They killed the people who stood up to them.”

Hale pulled his arm away. “I have to find help. I have to get back home.”

The woman’s puzzled gaze didn’t faze him. He looked at the nearby streets and spotted a hoverbike next to the huge stack of salvaged goods. He pulled the sled controller off his belt and handed it to Bette.

“I’m putting my sled and the ore on it against that bike as collateral. I’ll bring it back in a day or so after I get back from my homestead.”

Bette stared at the dusty controller in her hand and then at Hale. “What are you going to do?”

“Call for help the only way I know how.”

Without waiting for a response, he jumped on the bike, powered up the small gravitic pods on either side, and zoomed into the wasteland. He knew it was a long shot, but there was no choice. He wouldn’t give up on Addy and Lindy. They’d expect him to come for them. They’d know that about him, and he wouldn’t let them down. He didn’t have a way to get off this world, but he knew those who could. Maybe, just maybe, his call for help would be heard by friendly ears.

Chapter 2

 

Etheric Federation Advanced Pilot Academy

 

Commander Beau Ward, call sign “Lobo,” juked right, then rolled the sleek fighter in the other direction, looping down at the same time. The complex maneuver had the desired effect; it shook both tailing fighters off his ass.

He smiled as he listened to the cadets’ flight comms. They cursed him in ways they would never have dared do in person, and he was okay with that. His job was to teach them hard lessons. He was acting as the aggressor, along with his wingman, which was flown by a sophisticated electronic intelligence or EI. His wing fell in on his right as he straightened out behind the first of the four student fighters.

“Cover me, Bones. This shouldn’t take too long.”

“Will do, Lobo. The other three are working to come around behind us again.”

“I see them. I’ll be done before they get here. They let one of their number get separated, and now they’re going to pay.” Beau selected one of the training missiles as he achieved target lock on the craft in front of him. Over the comm, he heard the woman in front of him let out a shriek of surprise as the targeting alarm went off in her cockpit.

Grinning from ear to ear, Beau let the missile fly. It raced out from his craft and zoomed after the juking trainee’s ship. He barrel-rolled to the left, leaving her alone with the pursuing ordnance.

When the missile drew within two meters of the target, its nose cone fired a charge that attached two cables to the rear of the training craft. A surge of energy left the capacitor inside the spent missile. The computer on board logged the hit as a “kill” and initiated a full shutdown, leaving the hapless cadet drifting in space in a dead space fighter.

Bones had kept two of the other three busy while Lobo finished off the first cadet’s Yollin wingwoman in a similar fashion. Two down, two to go. These were two of the best of his students. The leader showed particular promise. He was cocky as hell, too, lording his superior flying skills over his compatriots in the training wing all the time.

Time to teach the bastard a little humility the hard way.

“I’ve got Viper. Bones, stay on Pitbull.”

“Copy, Lobo. Should I take the shot if I have it?”

“Absolutely! I don’t want to be out here one second longer than we have to. Let the towing shuttles come out and retrieve them when we’re finished.”

Beau let Viper think he had snuck up behind his instructor for a few seconds before he used his gravitic engines to flip his craft end over end. Even with the inertial dampers, the move nearly wrenched his internal organs loose from their positions in his gut. At the end of the maneuver, he was facing the opposite way.

Swallowing a mouthful of bile, Beau smirked as he gunned his engines and shot past the trainee. The kid was either good enough or lucky enough to avoid the target lock that would’ve allowed Beau to take him out with a low-energy plasma shot.

The training fighter curved away just in time to avoid it. Unfortunately, the turn allowed Beau to slot in behind him, and he had Viper in his sights a few seconds later.

Three times, the trainee pulled a complex series of maneuvers that saved him from his instructor’s kill shot. Over the trainee’s comm, Viper called for his wingman, only to learn that Bones had taken him out.

As Beau settled in behind the kid once more, the trainee repeated the maneuvers he’d used a minute before. “Stupid kid. I warned him about getting into a rut back in the training simulators. I guess I’ll have to show him the error of his ways.”

Beau selected a missile from his weapons list and dialed up the charge in the internal capacitor. An alarm sounded, followed by a female’s voice.

“Commander, you have selected a higher charge than is recommended for this engagement. Should I reset it to normal parameters?”

“Negative. I want him to get more than the usual punishment for stupidity.”

“I must caution you against it, Commander. The increased charge will not just shut down the training craft. It will also likely damage the pilot.”

“I’m counting on it. Just for information’s sake, how much damage are we talking about?”

“The charge level you’ve selected will cause a jolt of pain, and the pilot might temporarily lose consciousness.”

“Perfect. Leave it alone. On my orders, I accept the results of the current selection for the ordnance.”

The onboard EI went silent. The kid had to learn a lesson beyond just getting shot down. He needed to remember this one.

Beau nudged his fighter off its present course to line up with where the training craft would be in ten seconds.

Not waiting for target lock this time, Beau let the missile go, then selected the training comm channel so all the cadets would hear him.

“Viper, you just used the same move twice in a row. You let yourself get caught in a pattern. Too bad you didn’t listen to Daddy.” Beau used the moniker the cadets called him when he wasn’t listening. They thought he was too old to fly fighters anymore. Well, he’d just shown them how wrong they were.

Viper’s ship had started the final part of the rolling maneuver when Beau started talking, so it was too late to do anything about it. The loose missile locked on as soon as he crossed its path, and it jettisoned its charged payload.

Two seconds later, the training craft lit up with a corona of blue energy as the capacitor disabled the ship and the pilot.

“Bones, let’s head back to the training station. The towboats will clean up this mess.”

“Copy, Lobo. Returning to base.”

 


What do a small town miner and a hot-headed pilot have in common? Find out on June 10th when Lone Wolf Squadron Book 1: Marshal The Stars is released. Available for pre-order now!

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Easy Breezy Wild Wednesday June 8, 2022

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Wild Wednesday, June 8, 2022

 

Each week we bring you a list of books from not only LMBPN authors, but also friends of ours, that are on sale! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to discover some new authors or some exciting books you may not have seen yet.

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At Providence Paranormal College, class is about to start.
Who’s enrolled? Students who are a bit different: vampires, werewolves, changelings, shifters, psychics, and magi. For one hundred years, the college has taught and trained only psychics or magi, and for the first time, it’s opening the doors to those not different: regular humans. At this Ivy-League school, the students are expected to learn their powers and keep high grades.
Unfortunately, grades are slipping, but that’s what happens when a mysterious villain is hunting you down…
Because someone is angry about this new admissions policy and they'll kill to stop integration. To defeat this rising evil, the students must band together and master their strange powers – because if they don’t.. Well, it’s pretty hard to graduate when you’re dead.

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Triploidy:

A medical mystery … and a threat from beyond the stars.

For Jon and Marianna Knox, the birth of their daughter Persephone marks the happiest day of their lives. Until they learn that Persey is suffering from a rare but fatal condition called “triploidy.”

Her doctors are baffled, and with good reason—because the source of the little girl’s genetic malfunction is not of this Earth. It lies out beyond the orbit of Saturn.

And it’s coming for all of us.

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Alone and unafraid. Sometimes you prevent war by hunting down your enemies. Integrated with a superdreadnought, the artificial intelligence known as Reynolds takes his ship across the universe in search of the elusive Kurtherians. He comes to a revelation. He’s better in the company of living creatures.

He needs a crew. He needs information. And he needs to continue his search and destroy mission. Needing a crew and getting a crew are two completely different things. Reynolds is out of his element as he tries to reach out and make friends. Through it all, he has his vessel, the superdreadnought, the most powerful warship in the galaxy. Or so he believes.

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Sympathy for the Devil:

The University has been a clandestine organization since the days of the OSS. The University and its agents have always lived in the shadows, using its vast intelligence resources to help defeat the Nazis, end the Cold War and strike back at terrorists all over the globe. They have been at the forefront of global espionage for decades. Entrusted with running The University, James Hicks is one of the most powerful—and secretive—men alive.

But when Hicks’ brilliant protege is turned by a terrorist group that has alarmingly already begun operating on U.S. soil, Hicks finds himself in a race against time to find out just how the agent was turned and why. He must use The University’s covert global network to uncover a deadly biological plot that threatens to unleash a new era of chaos and anarchy—not only against the United States, but the entire western world.

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January Billings is starting over after bringing her husband’s murderer to justice, when a stranger shows up at her ranch door. The sheriff, weaseling out of his duties, has sent him to enlist her help in recovering a horse that’s been stolen from him by a young girl. Eli Pasco hadn’t expected the deputy to be a woman, and he’s none too pleased with having to deal with her. Even so, they set out to find the girl and his horse. It isn’t long before they discover that rather than a thief, they’re looking for a kidnapped girl. January, with her scars, is not the prize the outlaws seek, and she is left behind in the hands of a mad killer. She’s tough, wily, and strong and manages to get free. Determined to save Zora, she follows the outlaws. Meanwhile, Eli confused as to which trail to follow, has gone after his horse. Crossing the mountains, they all wind up on the coast. January and Eli will have a final shoot-out before the girl is rescued, the outlaws either killed or captured, and January is left with a new decision to make…

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PREORDER ALERT: Books coming soon in June!

It's that time of the month when we let you know about all the great books coming up in June that are already available for preorders!

It's that time of the month when I delight in telling you all of the new releases coming up in the current month. Would you believe there are probably 5 or more that I know are coming that aren't on preorder just yet? Crazy, isn't it? Crazier when you realize just how many books we have on preorder already!

And, part of the list below are the remaining five series that release this month. In fact, most of the new series release in the last half of the month.

Check them out below and don't forget to get your preorders in early so you get the books first thing on the morning they release!

What new releases/new series are you looking forward to the most?​

Reminder: These may not be the only books on preorder this month, but they are the ones currently available for preorder. Others may be added throughout the month (and looking at the calendar, I've got a good bet that there will be a few more).

Books available for preorder:

Boxed sets available for preorder:

Magic Awakens

Mayhem in Montreal

Glory and Sacrifice

The Savvy Renegade

One If By Land

Monster Royale

Undead Alternatives

Witch With A Grudge

Defender

Mud War

Stand With My Unit

New Rules For Idiots

Destined

Dragon Missing

Homespun Fate

Deadly Beasts

Grave Choices

Battleflight

Boxed sets available for preorder

Unplanned Princess Complete Series Boxed Set

Legacy of the Shadow's Blood Complete Series Boxed Set

Three new series start this week, three continue – check them out

This is a really exciting week. I know I've mentioned several times we have eight new series launching in June. What I didn't mention is that THREE of them launch this week and then more release the remaining weeks of the month. And one of those series is set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe! I know, I know, I just heard a bunch of cheers for that one.

Michael has been busy with a bunch of things and this past weekend was over in Europe, participating in a 20Books event. And we all know he's probably going to be busy with more things as the summer goes on!​​

But you probably want to learn all about this week's releases. I have 6 superb books launching this week, three of which are new series, and one of those new series launched today. In fact, it's available for download now! That's pretty sweet for a Monday!

Learn more about this week's releases below!

This Week's New Releases

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Series: The War Machine Book 1
Release Date: 06/06/2022

An alien race decides humanity’s fate:

Eradication.

They didn’t count on someone rising to challenge their decree.

Constantine had forsaken his family name and bithright. At 28-years old, he’d escaped Earth to help terraform Mars.

An empire’s heir went missing just as the universe’s greatest threat announces itself.

War Games will decide who represents humanity in this extinction level struggle. Constantine is summoned.

With little training but abundant talent, can Constantine win these games?

If he does, will he be a force in the coming war?

Or is it already too late for humanity?

Let the games begin.

You’ll love this epic space military saga, because the struggle is just beginning and the battles coming down the road are like nothing you’ve seen before.

Title: Corruption on the Run
Series: Mantle and Key Paranormal Agency Book 5
Release Date: 06/07/2022

Maine cast a good luck spell to save the love of her life from prison, but at what cost?

Magic is controlled by chaos, and with every instance of magically-enhanced good luck comes some corresponding bad luck.

Sage is free,but so is the Demon who created the Mantle.

The Demonhas escaped from his celestial prison. He is gathering his minions and is gunning for the Mantle.

But the Mantle isn’t the only weapon the Demon wants. There are other, more powerful items around…and none more so than Father Time’s Clock.

A device that gives its wielder the ability to control the rivers of time? Maine is royally screwed.

Maine, the Noff, and their allies have to stop the Demon from ushering in the apocalypse. But time is literally against her.

Will Maine have what it takes to stop a Demon so powerful that even the forces of Heaven couldn’t contain him forever? Or isthe beginning of the end for the legacy passed down from her father to her?

Title: Game On
Series: Rise of the Grandmaster Book 1
Release Date: 06/07/2022

Some people just knew how to go out in style.

Note: This book was previously published as part of the megabook Rise of the Grandmaster.

Tim had never been one of those guys.

Tim was always a planner.

The plan was to get into college, graduate, and find a well-paying job.

That plan was coming together nicely until he saw a presentation to get paid to play The Etheric Coast.

At his graduation ceremony.

After watching the company's employee recruitment video, Big Richie’s words had a whole new meaning.

He could spend his life going from a cubicle at work to a one-bedroom apartment and back again…

Or he could take a leap of faith by entering a virtual world of unlimited possibilities.

And get paid.

Now he just has to figure out how to get the job of his dreams, help his parents financially, and catch the attention of the girl of his dreams.

It was time for him to catch his wave.

Tim sure hoped it didn't kill him first.

Title: One Step Past Sundown
Series: The Helsing Society Book 1
Release Date: 06/09/2022

“The darkness holds no power over us, tonight we ride together into history.”
~Van Helsing’s Last Stand

Dylan McCormick was your average eighteen year old kid. He graduated high school with his friends, but instead of going straight to the university, he was working at the family sandwich shop. The plus side was, he skipped gaining the freshman fifteen. The downside was, no woman liked hearing, keep it down my parents are upstairs.

A small indignity to pay for free rent and a job that paid above minimum wage.

Things changed when Thomas Michael Sweeny started sniffing around the shop. He wanted to buy the family property for some unnamed developer, and Dylan’s dad didn’t want to sell. Owning the property and the shop was his father’s American dream. Giving up the shop wasn’t an option, some things were more important than money. What Dylan’s father didn’t know was that when he was saying no Sweeny, he was really saying no to a vampire.

Vampires weren’t known for handling rejection very well.

Seventeen hundred miles away in the dust bowl that is Phoenix, Arizona, Saul and Greg Cooper were working in their family business. Their father, Peter, was the current Van Helsing and leader of the Helsing Society. They were growing tired of their father’s orders to wait and watch from the shadows. They wanted to take action against the creatures of the night. What they longed for was the chance to fight back. What they needed was a champion.

Then it would be the vampires’ turn to fear the night.

Get ready for a wild ride as Dylan and the Helsing Brothers’ worlds collide.

Title: Marshal The Stars
Series: Lone Wolf Squadron Book 1
Release Date: 06/10/2022

A Lone Wolf Pilot, a Debt of Honor, and Pirates on the Federation Frontier

Fighter pilot Beau Ward was always willing to bend the rules to get the job done. His “independent” attitude got him bounced around the Federation Fleet for years—until he took it too far.

A long-standing debt has been called in, and he’s the one who must pay it back.

Beau’s actions land him a last chance command in the frontier system of Tardex with the order to assist an old friend and shipmate whose family has been torn apart by pirates.

Tasked with commanding a collection of misfit pilots, Beau must gather the squadron, scrounge for ships, and rescue the captured colonists before it’s too late.

A Pricolici engineer, a former scrounger from the Skaine mob, a grizzled Marine sergeant, and a green recruit. What could go wrong?

Can Beau hold Lone Wolf Squadron together long enough to stage a rescue?

Title: Dishonorable Angels
Series: Rise of Terry Victor Book 5
Release Date: 06/10/2022

When life starts to look like it’s all sunshine and rainbows, you can bet there’s a storm on the horizon.

Terry has the solution to his magical issue. All he has to do is put it into action before another case grabs the team’s attention.

No such luck. Not one, but two sticky situations land in their laps, and Angelina is determined to meddle in Terry’s love life.

But Terry left his heart among the stars…

…and their new enemy is not all he seems.

When secret societies come out of the shadows, it’s bad news for everyone.

Terry, Angelina, Charley, Farrah, and Dave head to Washington at General Lappert’s request. Their problems mount up as a group on the opposite end of the political spectrum threatens a senator.

Conspiracy and intrigue throw up roadblocks at every turn, and the team needs to pull out all the stops to stay on top of the situation.

Can Angelina work with dwindling resources? Can Terry avoid getting distracted by a voice from the past?

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Booktacular Fan Pricing Saturday June 4, 2022

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Spectacular books at great prices!

Fan Pricing Saturday, June 4th, 2022

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It's the End of Humanity in This Snippet for The War Machine Book 1

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Chapter One

My name, if I must have one, is Monk. I didn’t name myself. I’m not flesh and blood, and I did not need a name before meeting my first human. He gave me this name, and regardless of my wishes, it stuck.

I’m sure I’ll have more to say on that subject, but I’ve prattled on enough about my name for now.

This is a journal. I’m calling it that because humanity will understand that term best. It’s not written anywhere except in my memory matrix, but depending on how this ends, it might be valuable in the future. Humanity, for all its glories, is horrible at accurately recording the present, capturing the past, or predicting the future. Also, those who go with me on this journey probably will not make it out alive.

That brings me to the point of this first entry.

I was created over a thousand years ago, and I’ve lived three separate chapters during my existence. The first was waiting for humanity, the second involved a war among humans, and the third began less than a year ago. I didn’t think there would be a third, and I’d never believed I’d find out who created me.

Humankind wondered only briefly why I joined their war, one that changed their species’ future. It wasn’t until something new threatened to destroy their existence that they became curious about what could accomplish that task.

My creators weren’t human, and every scientific measurement and probability says that whoever made me now wants to destroy the species they sent me to save.

I will find, then meet, the creators soon. Perhaps I’ll discover that they also created humanity. Maybe my robotic body and processing units are kin to their biological ones.

Humanity calls these creators gods, but that is wrong. It might be the only thing I’m sure about. Those creatures aren’t gods, or if they are, they express as much anger, ambition, jealousy, and rage as the worst of humanity.

Why else would they pass judgment on an entire species, a judgment harsh enough to murder every last one of them? Humans call them gods because they don’t understand them, but we soon will. We won’t find gods but creatures from a different universe, and we’ll discover that they’ve come to believe they made a grave error. They shouldn’t have created humanity.

I fear that the people on Earth, my Solar System, and those throughout our universe will soon be at war with these “gods.”

The only other option available to humanity is annihilation.

As with my name, I didn’t choose what we call this war. I would have gone with something more accurate like “the First Multi-Universe War.”

People have a flair for the dramatic, though, and they’re calling it something else.

“The War of Gods.”

Welcome to it.

Chapter Two

Even with victory nearly in his grasp, Deios felt nothing. He took no joy in killing his kind, but he felt no sadness or regret, either. Those who had challenged him had had a chance to bend the knee. Instead, they had chosen to kill him. They had done neither, and now their bodies littered the ground before him.

The battle still raged around him, though Deios had forever silenced those who’d challenged him directly. His side had taken significant losses, but this was it—the final battle. No more need die after he finished. Deios’ rule would be unchallenged, an iron fist he would wrap in a velvet glove. He loved his kind, even if they had been foolish for far too long.

Two lenses slid across Deios’ eyes, showing him a multitude of strategic priorities at once. The human mind wasn’t capable of deciphering those inputs, let alone making decisions from them. Deios automatically filtered through the unnecessary information, and in moments, he found the person he wanted kilometers away: Alaina the Last. She was injured but still fighting, still waging her honorable if mistaken war.

Alaina had initially begged that humanity not be created, but now she was willing to kill her kind to save them.

You were a worthy enemy, Deios thought—if what his cybernetic mind did was thinking. It didn’t work in any way humans would understand. If these humans knew you existed, they would praise you for your courage.

Deios rose from the ground and left the battle behind. Enough people had died. With Alaina’s death, his universe could have peace once again. He extended his arm, the flesh opening on the bottom and a rifle-like weapon extending from it.

Alaina was a much older version, but she was deadly. Deios knew his attack had to be on point, or he might be the one to fall.

The god-king flashed over dead bodies, his atomic beam firing in a continuous attack. When he was a half-kilometer away, Deios accelerated, and the beam finally found the target.

He nearly ended it there, but Alaina bent at the waist milliseconds before it hit her. Her torso turned parallel to the ground while her legs remained perpendicular to it. The beam hit the earth behind her, superheating it. Fire rippled across the land, but Deios paid no attention to it. Alaina twisted again as the god-king arrived.

The two titans collided, and a wind rushed out from their impact, scattering twisted corpses and trampled plant life. Deios’ rifle kept firing, trying to hit her. His right arm split and formed three different weapons.

Since she was much older, Alaina’s body wasn’t capable of the same feat, though her skills were legendary.

The two rose above those fighting on the ground. They spun, and Alaina’s right hand morphed into plasma blades. She sliced into Deios again and again, the plasma’s intense heat burning through his dense exoskeleton and destroying the combination of circuity and biology beneath. He registered the damage but didn’t slow. He continued forcing them upward, spinning and hoping his atom beam would connect while his three limbs slashed Alaina’s face and torso to shreds.

The end was near, and only one of them would survive. Despite her age and his youth, her plasma blades were deadly.

Alaina’s body couldn’t withstand much more. She made one last attempt to kill the god-king. The plasma blades lengthened, and she thrust them into his gut at an upward slant, hoping to destroy his beating hearts and defensive processing units.

Blood streamed from the two creatures to the ground. Long strips of metal floated from Alaina’s skull like ribbons in the wind. Her eyes still held the red glow of life, though.

Deios registered his damage, knowing if he didn’t end it now, she would. He halted their upward trajectory and swung his multiple right arms down as they morphed back into a single limb. A metal fist pummeled the head in front of him. More machine than biological, the limb moved so fast it would have been a blur to human eyes.

Alaina’s flesh split, followed by her skull, and finally, a soft mixture of brain, matrices, and quantum processors.

Deios felt her plasma blades shrink inside his body, then they dematerialized. He could see the faintest red light in the woman’s eyes, rapidly fading as her ancient life finally ended.

Deios waited until he saw no more light, then dropped her.

She fell, and Deios watched until she hit the ground a kilometer below. Her body flattened as dust rose around his last challenger.

The war was over, and he could now correct the mistakes of the past.

Chapter Three

Deios stood on the star’s surface. The unceasing explosions could no more harm him than anything else in this universe. His ancestors had created these stars, so their fire and fury would not damage a being like him.

After vanquishing his enemies with a ruthlessness that quelled thoughts of another uprising, Deios turned his considerable attention to humanity’s universe, the reason for Alaina’s death. He wouldn’t walk on any other stars since that would take too long. Deios wasn’t cruel, and if he had to destroy a species, he would do it quickly.

He carried a detonation device, though humans wouldn’t understand the science behind it for another four to five million years. Rather, had Deios lost his war, they would have eventually understood it. Currently, the species had two hundred years left to exist.

Oh, there would be stragglers to round up and finish off. For all their faults, they excelled at surviving. Within the next hundred years, they would undoubtedly build ships and machines in which to live without an external heat source. Deios would deal with that when the time came, but for his purposes, humanity would become extinct two hundred years from this moment.

Deios looked at the combusting gases around him, feeling but ignoring the intense heat and radiation emanating from the star. He raised the small orb and peered at it, knowing what it would do the moment he dropped it and that across this universe, similar spheres would fall into stars within minutes of each other. Deios’ ancestors had been foolish, and it fell on him to correct their errors. He felt no horror at this action, even though it would wipe out an unfathomable number of life forms, from those still in the womb to those near death.

For Deios, an interdimensional, multi-universal being, only one truth crossed time and space. The strong came for the weak.

That truth had forced Deios’ hand, so he felt no guilt in this action. Humanity called him and his kind ‘gods,’ though that was only superstition. To humans, the difference between him and them was so significant that the vastness separating a person from a termite didn’t capture it. Even the most brilliant people ever to exist would have had a hard time comprehending Deios’ mind, only able to compare it to the smartest artificial intelligence ever created.

He couldn’t see the future with a hundred percent certainty, but ninety-nine percent clarity over a hundred-year timeline was a given.

Deios extended his arm, letting the orb hang over the flames for a moment, then dropped it.

The star ate the poisoned pill, which would speed up its self-destruction by a magnitude of a billion.

With humanity’s destruction guaranteed, Deios left the star and crossed from this universe to his own. This place was only a stopping point on his journey, which he would barely remember after he secured his final vision.


 

The “Gods” are just playing with humanity like a game of chess. Will Earth truly perish or will the ones who believe in us rise up and fight? Find out on June 6th when Kings: The War Machine Book 1 is released. Head over to Amazon and pre-order it today.

 

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Continue three amazing stories this week!

Can you believe it? Two more days and May is over. If you're enjoying today as a holiday, wooohoo! If you aren't, I hope you get some time off to enjoy in the near future. It's always good to have some downtime when you can. I mean, we know how my vacation went, but I hear they go much better for other people.

I have soooo much to tell you abotu this week. Not only are there new books this week, but 8 new series this month and I get to tell you about them today!​​

I have 3 fantastic books launching this week and one of them released this morning! That's pretty sweet for a Monday!

This Week's New Releases

Title: Win Where I Fight
Series: The Warrior Book 7
Release Date: 05/30/2022

Richard MacBlair has all the answers Idina Moorfield needs and is finally willing to share them. Well, most of them.

Who knew there was a whole special forces division? Dedicated to people exhibiting magical powers to deal with unique challenges?

Things are starting to make a lot more sense to Idina.

But a lot more changes may be coming her way.

She has to face new challenges. A series of tests to determine if she’s good enough for a new special forces group.

Are there other monsters bigger and badder than the Olc out there? Has Richard taught her enough to help her advance? And stay alive.

Title: Reaper For Hire
Series: Chronicles of Zoey Grimm Book 3
Release Date: 05/31/2022

You want to pay me to reap supernaturals?

I mean, seriously?

Don’t get me wrong, the money is great. I love my work.

But there’s a funny thing about being the world’s only supernatural reaper…

You make a lot of powerful enemies.

Pissing off all the world’s vampires would be frightening enough.

Add to that werewolves, witches, banshees, and trolls…

How the hell am I ever going to get a good night’s sleep?

Title: Defiant
Series: Hellcat Released Book 2
Release Date: 06/02/2022

Dante Slate survived treachery, but surviving isn't enough. Not by a long shot.

The Marauder wants revenge. He's on the hunt with his new partner, master spy Nasreen Joelle, but those who saw fit to leave him for dead have powerful connections.

What good is revenge if you can't live to enjoy it?

Dante has to practice patience and wait for the right time to make a poised strike.

But that doesn't mean he's standing still, no sir. Revenge takes money and research. Whether plunging dirtside to earn cash, or digging deep into the criminal element of the Stations, Dante is far from idle.

Some may call it obsession, some say it’s psychosis, but only Dante understands the truth.

Dante's never been much of a multi-tasker but he can kill two birds with this one stone.

He wants revenge, but it’s also about getting justice—not only for himself, but for all those laid low by the corruption that almost took him out.

Those who came for him and missed are about to discover the price for their sins.

We are almost halfway through the year – and by the end of June we will be at that halfway point! What better way to kick off not only summer but that halfway point milestone than with not one, not two, not even through, but EIGHT new series launching this month.

In order to share all about the new series, we’ve had to split this into two articles with four new series each in them.

Check out the last four series coming this June!