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Coming in December 2024: SPIRITS OF STEEL!

Read an excerpt here: Spirits of Steel

Life in Paradise Can Be a Killer!

Thousands of light-years from Earth, in a far-off corner of our galaxy, fugitives from a dying Earth face an existential threat amongst the sparkling oceans and glittering cities of the beautiful tropical planet Cepheus-9. Leaving behind an Earth ravaged by climate change and a bioengineered disease, Dr. Daniel Radu, captain of the Space Ark Mayflower, and his crew believed they finally found a place they could call home: Cepheus-9, a planet with an advanced indigenous population, warm tropical oceans, and two sunsets every night in the lavender sky.

Now a senior exobotanist at the Department of Agriculture, Daniel and his fiery boss Meera are always at the forefront of danger and discovery. Life should be anything but deadly for the crew. Except that they’re humans. When the Collective uncovers the Mayflower Clan’s true origins, it unleashes a deadly hunt and deception becomes their sole means of survival. Navigating through his own quagmire of guilt and remorse, Daniel must find a way to keep the crew safe while battling his own demons. But what can one lone soul do against the odds? Will Daniel and his crew survive the peril in paradise? Unveil the mystery and embrace the peril in PERIL IN PARADISE, the fourth novel in the series “The Chronicles of Deneb”.

Three nations. One planet divided.

Will the survivors of the Space Ark Mayflower find their way when cultures clash and the fires of fury threaten to consume their lives?

Now masquerading as citizens of the Collective, the Mayflower crew has a new reason to fear. With the end of the Second Denebian War, Wesselan’s General Pallav Kóbor and his astrophysicist wife, Dr. Tara Kóbor, have high hopes that life will return to normal on Deneb-7. Yet nothing can be further from the truth.

In a diabolical plot to erase the scars left by the Second Denebian War, warlord turned Wessel Head of State Gomalan unleashes a fiendish scheme to heal his nation’s wounds, while his top soldier, General Ravenna, falls under the spell of a seductive Fyjer agent intent on crushing their ambitions. Dragged into a brutal reality of terror and intrigue, can the Kóbors and warbird ace Fynn Vogel remain unscathed, or will the flames consume them and all that is evil on Deneb-7?

Find out in FIRES OF FURY, the third novel in the sci-fi adventure series “The Chronicles of Deneb”.

2080: The world is dying. Fertile land has shrunk due to climate change, drought, and famine. Massive waves of refugees seek sanctuary, but Fortress America has shut its doors. The best scientists in the world are building Space Arks to shuttle hundreds of thousands of people to safety on an alien colony. Meanwhile, bioterrorists have unleashed a deadly bio-engineered disease that sweeps across the globe. And the lies begin: world leaders insist a vaccine is ready. But the truth is very different, in The Flight of the Mayflower, Dr. Daniel Radu, project manager for the Space Ark Mayflower, uncovers a conspiracy of global proportions. Joined by a team of global experts, will Daniel and his colleagues succeed in thwarting the devious plot in a desperate attempt at survival?

Mayhem follows the Mayflower! Journey along with the crew of the Space Ark Mayflower as they adapt to their new home on the distant planet Deneb. As they struggle to integrate into an alien culture, the human-transmitted Chimera bactovirus spreads across the planet, triggering a ferocious war while fanning the flames of racial intolerance.

With a bloody conflict raging throughout Deneb, the crew of the Mayflower becomes split between the two warring factions and embroiled in chaos and destruction. Descend with the crew of the Space Ark Mayflower into darkness and devastation, where the only survivors of a global war will be those on the right side of the border.