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About Chris J. Pike
Starship captains. Space battles. Dramatic Relationships with big payoffs.
Chris J Pike is an up and coming SF author, focusing on writing in the Aeon14 universe. When not writing Science Fiction, she's watching the Expanse, the Kill Joys, Firefly and anything else that might go boom.
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She thrives on strong coffee, bacon, and bad decisions. But when the local military sets a trap for them they can't resist and when the Dauntless is caught red-handed, Kylie and crew will be at their mercy and Kylie's freedom is once again threatened.
She has no choice but to accept a suicide mission no sane person would want. So sets Kylie on a mission that pits her against dangerous enemies, betraying allies, and fleets of warships set on stopping her. Along the way, she'll face personal demons, confront her past, and have to fight her way through a sloth of enemies.
A fast-paced explosive seven-book series that sees Kylie go from an illegal salvager in a crime syndicate to a respected operative. The series combines intrigue, space combat, complex characters, and witty banter.
You'll want to get swept up in the action today! Books included: Close Proximity Strike Vector Collision Course Impack Imminent Critical Inertia Impulse Shock Terminal Velocity Novellas: Decisive Action Mr. Fizzle Pop Destroys Everything
Kylie's mission is over and she's ready to take a long vacation.
Her enemies, however, have other plans.
After an uneventful return to Silstrand Alliance space, Kylie is ready to finally move on. She has but two tasks left: deliver her brother to the authorities and testify at his trial. Tempering those somber duties are happy reunions with old and new friends as Kylie readies herself to end this chapter of her life.
But once Paul is on Silstrand's soil an attack on his life proves that not everyone is ready to move on. Some want their pound of flesh, others don’t want him to talk, and a shadowy figure has their sights on revenge.
With everyone Kylie cares about together once again together means that the danger is amplified and the risks increase. It's up to Kylie and the crew of the Barbaric Queen to find out who is really behind the attacks and wade through a battlefield of fire and blood to finally get their answers.
Meanwhile, Kylie awakens aboard a warship captained by her brother. Her family, the peaceful, low-tech Rhoads, have changed. Establishing a line of pure humans is all they care about. Her father, the preacher, is set to rain armageddon down on any system that opposes him. His first stop?
Kylie is on a collision course with destiny; to either save her family or avert a war that would cost Silstrand billions of lives. With a new ally and a battle-ready AI, Kylie sets out to stop her father's war machine before it destroys the worlds she calls home.
Even if an unlikely ally who once travelled the silver strand arrives to help, it won't stop the war, it will only make it worse.
When she and her crew land on a mining station to meet an arms dealer with information about her warmongering brother, that last one is out the window.
Three out of four isn't too bad for Kylie Rhoads.
Turns out, a lot of people want her dead and off the station, but she won't leave without finding out who put her would-be-assassin up to the task.
One thing leads to another, and before long Kylie unearths a conspiracy she can't ignore. Now she'll not only fight for the lives of her crew but for everyone on the mining station because sometimes saving lives is more important than taking them.
Kylie Rhoads risked life and limb to rescue a girl, thrusting the Dauntless and its crew in the middle of an interstellar tug of war. Now, running from Silstrand Alliance, the Gedri Freedom Federation, and The Black Crow, Kylie fights against the very thing she set out to save.
Advanced nano-technology is slowly changing her body and rewriting her brain—a process she may not survive. The nanotech is priceless, and some people—maybe even some in her crew—would kill to sell her out.
But before Kylie goes down in a blaze of glory, she'll risk it all one more time to do the one thing she promised to do: Find Nadine and free her from the bounty hunter who's holding her prisoner.
What Kylie doesn't know is that she has more enemies than she ever imagined, and their number is growing daily. Every one of them will do whatever it takes to ensure the others don't gain her advanced nanotech.
Even if it means all out war.
Rhoads vs Rhoads. It's showdown time!
On a stolen freighter, Kylie and Ricket—plus one curmudgeonly stowaway—have crossed the Velorum Rift and are within striking distance of the Revolution Fleet. Kylie’s target is her brother, if she can reach him first, she might just have a chance to save him before destruction rains on them all.
But the Orion Guard is waiting, and there are more players in the game than she’d imagined.
Deep in the Fringe, when your enemy is family, and your allies are out to get him, things get complicated.
What could possibly go wrong?
In a world of music videos on television, punk rock, and roller derby, the race for space is finally on in this young adult SF adventure!
The United Federation has set a goal of sending a manned rocket to the moon; but rival countries will stop at nothing to plant their flags first—no matter the cost.
For Claire Johnson, that cost might be her life.
The seventeen-year-old spunky waitress wants nothing more than to honor her mother's memory by gaining entrance to the United Federation Space Program and doing her part for the mission. Yet her father wants Claire as far as possible from the very program he works for, something that steels her all the more.
In order to train for the space program's endurance test, Claire descends into the very cave system that claimed her mother's life. But deep within the caverns she gets more than she bargained for. When the young woman escapes the depths, she's changed forever.
Hunted by the government, Claire questions her mother's true motives and the very nature of the world they live in. Secrets the world’s nations would do anything to control…
When Tanis Richards sold her nanotech in the Silstrand Alliance, no one could have imagined the chain of events she would set in motion.
Kylie Rhoads is a junker. She makes her living traveling the stars, salvaging abandoned ships left over from pirate attacks on the edge of the Gedri system. Some of the hulls are legal for the taking, most aren't.
When a salvage job goes bad, Kylie finds herself on the opposite end of a gun. The hand holding that gun? The SA Space Force, just the people Kylie wants to avoid. To avoid prison, Kylie makes a deal to go deep into the Gedri System and rescue a simple girl but out in the fringe, nothing is as it seems.
With her ex acting as the military liaison, Kylie takes her crew on the most dangerous mission of their lives. Rescue the girl, defeat the crime syndicate, and pray the military holds up their end of the bargain.
An Aeon 14 series
The events of the Perilous Alliance series occur during the New Canaan time span in The Orion War series. This series may be read at any time after reading Destiny Lost, New Canaan, or Orion Rising
About M. D. Cooper & Aeon 14
M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity,one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, but traveling between thestars still takes decades, or even centuries.
Fans of Alastair Reynolds, Honor Harrington, The Expanse, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's Warwill feel right at home in this, the first book of the Perilous Alliance series.
What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years toevolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution inthe Milky Way Galaxy.
Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it maynot always be that way...
Recommended Reading Order:
- A Path in the Darkness
- - Destiny Rising can also be read in place of Outsystem & A Path in the Darkness
- Building Victoria
- Destiny Lost (also works as a starting point)
- Set the Galaxy on Fire
- New Canaan
- Orion Rising
- Rika Mechanized (can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)
- Close Proximity (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)
- Rika Outcast (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)
- The forthcoming Delta-Team stories can be read at any point after Destiny Lost, but may contain small spoilers.
- The forthcoming 242nd Marine stories can be read at any point after Outsystem.
Once a simple space ship captain, all that changed after going toe to toe with a fleet of revolutionaries intent on wiping AI and modded humans, in the hopes of saving humanity. After a colony was destroyed now Kylie Rhoads chases after their remains so she can bring them in to face justice.
And it'll mean coming face to face with the brother she abandoned long ago.
At her side are the usual suspects, a sarcastic pilot, a trigger happy modded mercenary or two, a sultry assassin, and a grouchy cat with a trigger happy paw. They'll fight (and claw) their way through to survive and see justice done.
Contains book 4 -6, plus the novella Decisive Action, bridging the gap between book 3 and 4.
A 1980s inspired SF Action romp filled with adventure, intrigue, and betrayal.
Claire Johnson has ushered in a new era for her planet and thrown her own life under the spotlight of the world. The internet, cell phones, and advanced spaceship technology. Paired with the AI Annabelle, Claire works to track down new technology before it's stolen by greedy corporations and rich millionaires.
There are those who will kill to get their hands on it and Claire races to save an old friend, uncover a long-buried capital ship, and finds herself face to face against an old foe.
It'll be up to Claire alone to stop a terrorist from obtaining the tech. Buried deep in an old installation, Claire discovers a secret that threatens to undo everything she's done. With friends in danger and at odds with her own government, Claire will put her life on the line to stop a nefarious AI from summoning the enemy right to their doorstep.
Unite the planet and survive. It just might be too much to ask.