I was born in Philadelphia Pa. I was shipped off at an early age to live with my father’s Aunt in Maryland, where I stayed until the death of her husband, my uncle, when I was seventeen. After a year of bumming around I joined the Army, serving first in Europe as an MP, then finally, in Korea as a Tech Supply Sargent in a missile platoon. In the intervening years I studied karate, bodybuilding, power lifting, guitar and acting to name a few of the things I tried to use to pass the time, all of which were fun but ultimately unsatisfying on the level I sought.
Deciding that it was not the place to find the cure I was searching for, I got out of the Army honorably and tried my hand at skip-tracing or as it is more commonly known bounty hunting, again trying to fill some indefinable void left in me by life. And once again in the end failing to do so.
Finally moving to my final place of residence in Missouri, I was married until recently, during which I developed what few skills I have at writing. I learned to enjoy the simple act of it and so here I am, again trying to complete myself by seeking the approval of others. Will this be the long sought answer to the emptiness of my life? God I hope so.
Ian Speed is a strange man. He lives in a social vacuum and tries to pretend it doesn't matter, when in reality, he wants desperately to fit in. He simply has no idea how.
That is until his boss and friend, Rick Jansen, takes him to a show given by a mysterious woman named Antara, who seems to know more about him, and his troubles, than he himself does. During the show, he finds himself alone with the woman, who promises to explain all of it to him and more if he'll call her the next day. He finds himself looking forward to it.
From that moment on, his life changed. Now he finds himself in a world he'd never believed in, full of wonders and dangers beyond his imagination. And he learns why his life has been what it has, and what he has to do to fix it. The price is high but the rewards are great.
All he has to do is...survive.
A ship without a purpose finds a war without a reason.
Massive, it dwarfed the Daehawk. It appeared to be built along the lines of a spider with far too many legs. But the most terrifying thing about it was the color. It was black, but if you watched one spot, it seemed to shift and shimmer as though it was trying to pull you in. Add to that the fact that as you watched it, you seemed to hear a scream in your mind that tried to freeze the marrow in your bones. No, a few seconds of observation and you knew this was not something you were going to reason with. Its goal was your death, plain and simple.
Even before he could break out of his trance-like state, the thing fired.
Spirited away to a distant planetoid orbiting Wolf 359, Craig and the others awake in a medical compound being treated by aliens. Terrified at first, they soon learn that they are now pawns in an inter-galactic power play. And that their only chance lies in a retreat through a portal to another universe. Despite the danger, or because of the fact they have no choice they make the journey only to find even the trip is the most dangerous thing they have ever done. The question is, will it work? Page Count: 196
Allen Craig is a private eye, with all that entails. His nature is to blend in. To not be noticed. He lists it as one of his finer accomplishments. But when he gets hired to find a missing girl and a set of mysterious cards she carries, he finds he is more well-known than he first thought. By his former employer, the CIA, a former partner of his in the same, and most importantly, by a group of near indestructible creatures also determined to have the cards this woman carries. Craig doesn’t understand their importance or hers.
But as he learns from his former partner, whatever is going on, the stakes are a lot higher than he realized. And like it or not, he is now involved. So the question becomes is he a player? Or a victim?
Hope, Dreams, Revenge, and Compassion can make even an Alien seem Human.
When a cry for help cannot be ignored or a child cries or evil is made to serve good or the taking the high road leads to disaster, the only thing we can trust are our gut feelings and that goes for humans too.
Justice can be found in the strangest places. Sometimes even the heart of monster.
After three hundred years, Darius Pine has lost none of his flair for life. Or his thirst for justice. A member of the unique and secretive group of what most would simply label vampires, known as The Gifted, he devotes himself to issuing the just rewards to those that have escaped the retribution they deserve.
To do so however he has to avoid the entanglements of the political side of the New Templars, the leadership of the nation's Gifted.
So when the Templar leader needs a favor in return for his being left alone, Darius is delighted to find out it involves an old enemy of his own and a final chance to right a past wrong. Only to find an innocent life on the line, a way of life threatened and his own life in jeopardy as well.