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About Drew Avera
Drew Avera is a Navy veteran, musician, and the bestselling author of the Dead Planet series and the Alorian Wars.
He was born and raised in rural Mississippi and grew up with a deep affection for comic books and science fiction movies and television shows. At one point he boasted a comic book collection with more than 1,000 issues. His love for comics inspired him to pursue a career as a comic book artist, but an injury to his hand ended that dream permanently.
Still, he was inspired to create in one medium or the other. He picked up a guitar at fifteen years old and began writing songs almost immediately. That “obsession” as his parents called it put him on the path to rock stardom…in his bedroom.
It was when he turned sixteen and bought the novel “What Savage Beast” by Peter David (The Incredible Hulk) that he caught the bug to be a writer. Unfortunately, it would not come to fruition until fourteen years later.
Drew enlisted in the US Navy as an Aviation Electricians Mate at seventeen years old. He served twenty years and deployed on four combat deployments to the Persian Gulf. During those deployments he would spend his free time reading books. He loved reading books in a series and that inspired his journey to becoming a fiction author.
In November 2012, at the age of thirty, Drew began his journey as an author by participating in national Novel Writing Month (NANoWriMo). He published his first book in March of 2013 and the rest, as they say, is history. With more than twenty books published in the space opera, military science fiction, cyberpunk, and dystopian genres, he has built a backlog with something for everyone who enjoys science fiction adventures.
After retiring from the Navy, he began an exciting new career in the simulation field. Drew is now focusing his efforts on building upon what he learned in his first eight years of publishing. He has plans for an all-new space opera and military science fiction series as well as new collaborations with other writers.
The best is yet to come!
To learn more about Drew and his books, visit www.drewavera.com.
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The Alorian Wars (Space Opera/Military Science Fiction Series)
The Dead Planet Series (Cyberpunk/Dystopian)
The Syndicate Series (Cyberpunk)
Rise of the Syndicate
Eye of the Syndicate
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The Greshian Empire has reached across the Alorian Galaxy, using its naval might to bring its enemies to their knees. Dead planets float in their wake as the empire fights to assert themselves as the supreme race. Ensign Brendle Quinn has spent five years loyally serving the Greshian Empire in their relentless quest to dominate the Alorian Galaxy. But as his ship decimates planet after planet, he finds his sympathies swinging towards their defeated enemies.
Sergeant Anki Paro, a Luthian Marine, has been anxiously awaiting the call to deploy. As the last line of defense against the crushing Greshian forces, she hopes the time has finally come where her world can stand against tyranny and protect the rest of the worlds in her sector of the Alorian Galaxy. As her path towards war draws near, Anki begins to notice a shift in balance as her society prepares itself for imminent destruction. Questions of misplaced loyalties lead her to wonder if the world she is trying to save has any real intentions of surviving.
As Brendle and Anki’s worlds collide, they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to try to stop the full might of the Greshian Empire before there’s nothing left to fight for. The Alorian Wars is a military science fiction series for fans of The Expanse, Star Trek, and Old Man’s War.
If you want a fast-paced space opera adventure, then look no further; the war for the galaxy has begun!
Captured by a man who was once the closest friend of Nate's Prime, from whom he was cloned decades ago, Nate is alive because Robert Franklin needs something from him. Something he can use to topple governments and take control of a world gone mad.
Once he has it, Nate may be expendable.
Meanwhile, Broken Arrow Mercenary Force is in tatters. Roach and Mule are left huddling in their last safe haven, alone, confused, and afraid. But they're BAMF and they don't give up.
Searching among the dregs of society in the ruins of post-war Virginia, they find an old soldier turned mercenary who may be able to help them find Nate...and find out why he was taken.
Book 2 in an explosive new series from Rick Partlow, the bestselling author of Drop Trooper. Mechs. Warfare. Intrigue. This is Military Sci-Fi the way it's supposed to be.
And in this war, the spoils are the fate of the world.
Robert Franklin will stop at nothing to avenge the wrongs done to him by the US and Russia.
Nate Stout and Broken Arrow Mercenary Force will do anything they have to do to stop him.
With an unlikely collection of rag-tag mercenaries, an outlaw train driver, and a rogue Russian spy, Nate’s mech force sets out across the country. Their goal: stop a power-hungry madman from assassinating the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Russia, and taking over half the world in one ruthless strike…dragging the world into a final apocalypse.
Experience the epic finale in this explosive series from Rick Partlow, the bestselling author of Drop Trooper. Mechs. Warfare. Intrigue. This is Military Sci-Fi the way it's supposed to be.
Cloned from the genes of heroes past, tossed aside when the Army abandoned the program, Nate has seized his own destiny. Forming the Broken Arrow Mercenary Force, he leads a team of hired guns piloting cutting-edge mechs in a last-ditch effort to restore a United States he never knew.
America is under siege by the Russians and Chinese, its major cities devastated by nuclear terrorism. The Army has retreated, the politicians have abandoned the east coast, and the only thing standing in the way of total devastation is a handful of mercenaries.
But unseen forces are guiding the battles he fights, steering him toward a fate he never imagined, determined to end his dream of a reunited America. Can Nathan Stout’s mech force survive the machinations leading the world toward the hellfires of endless war?
Experience the start of an explosive series from the bestselling author of Drop Trooper. Mechs. Warfare. Intrigue. This is Military Sci-Fi the way it's supposed to be.
They’re on the run for their lives.
When Commander Kevin Hoyt returns from a scouting mission he finds that he is wanted for treason. Despite his innocence, Hoyt flees with his family and tries to escape the inevitable.
With the odds stacked against him, and the Consulate closing in, he is forced to seek refuge on an alien world.
Meanwhile, his pursuer and old friend Will Dickson, suspects that the reports of treason aren’t factual. When he breaks protocol to negotiate Hoyt’s surrender without waiting for backup, all hell breaks loose.
And it’s a decision that may prove deadly on both sides.
Traitor is the first book in an action-packed space opera series that is an intense blend of Star Trek and Farscape.
Thirty-five awesome stories - one kick ass meme that started it all.
It started as a joke. Storm Area 51 they said. They can't stop all of us they said. But all laughter stopped when the U.S. Air Force mobilized the reserves and pulled out the big guns.
However, relentless mockery and derision by the media and the powers that be pushed the weebs and alien enthusiasts too far. What else were they supposed to do? They put on their big girl panties and showed up, determined to find out exactly what secrets were hidden behind the walls of the clandestine government facility.
Are you brave enough to buy this anthology today? If you are find out what the government wants to keep hidden.
C.J. Carella - Naruto Charge
J W Kiefer - Dark Mater
Walt Robillard - More to Carry
Michael Gants - Eminent Domain
Sarah A. Hoyt - Sunny Side Up
Alice Peng - Embasy City Delivery
Jamie Ibson - The Sage V'Sal
Tim Niederriter - Destinys End
Philip Ginn - Waterbenders in the Desert
Chris Winder - The Cricket
E. A. Shanniak - Stalking Death
Marisa Wolf - Home
Aaron Seaman - #Vaporize
Doug Burbey - Shift Work
Nathan Pedde - The Rise of the Ghids
Tim C. Taylor - Angel-51: Princess of Earth
Casey Moores - Sanity Check
J. R. Handley & Cisca Small - Love Finds Away
I. Ronik - Fallout - A Vapid Vixens Short
Michael J. Allen - Crashing the Party - A Scion Story
Alex C. Gates - Controlled Chaos
Declan Finn - Area 51 is Not Enough
IQ Malcolm - Kyle: Respawned
Milissa L. Story - Paradise Ranch
J. William Adler - Viva la Revolución
Joshua M. Young - Evan and Kyle Meet the Survey Cube
Sophie J. Shepherd - Nothing's Gonna Happen
Lawrence N. Oliver - Hangar Nine
Mel Todd - Routine Duty
Drew Avera - Storm the Gates
Philip K. Booker - Balancing the Scales
Tamsin L. Silver - The Trip Home
Robert W. Ross - Isabella's Campaign
Daniel Medrano - Hey Sweetie
R. Max Tillsley - Crickey!
A stolen ship, a mission on the line, enemies at every turn...
After four months in hiding, Brendle Quin can't delay his mission any longer. His ship, the Replicade, is held together with failing patches, and he needs to make repairs in a port. Unfortunately, the nearest world with proper facilities is situated deep in Greshian-owned enemy territory.
The Greshian colony of Farax is a safe hold for piracy in the region, and none is more vile than Crase Tuin, a man known for trafficking people and weapons across the Alorian Galaxy. He has a reputation as the only pirate never to lose a ship - with the exception of the Replicade.
When Crase finds the Replicade, he vows to claim the lives of those who stole her. But Brendle won't go down without a fight.
Deadly Refuge is the second book in The Alorian Wars military space opera series for fans of The Expanse, Star Trek, and Old Man's War.
Nothing has stopped the Greshian Empire's expanse, but all hope isn't lost....
The illusion of peace shrouds a hidden darkness. Just as the crew of the Replicade are getting settled on a seemingly tranquil world, they encounter a young girl with special abilities - and she’s being hunted by a secret, powerful organization that will stop at nothing to have her.
When Anki and Brendle intervene to help the girl, they are caught in the organization’s crosshairs. The crew must make a decision: give into the looming threat of the organization or die fighting to protect her.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Ilium Gyl has taken command of a Greshian scout ship. A breach in protocol raises questions of his loyalty to the Greshian Empire, leading to a power struggle as a rebellion sparks in a distant sector of the Alorian Galaxy. His ambitions may cripple the Greshian Fleet, or he might just be the empire’s savior.
Mutiny Rising is the third book in the Alorian Wars. This space opera series, filled with political intrigue and shrouded in mystery, is sure to please fans of The Expanse, Dark Matter, Firefly, and Killjoys. Join the war today!
Decades after civil unrest destroyed nations, newly crafted governments sought to bring unity to the world. But not every nation wanted to bow to new leaders. The rich and powerful seized control of the global economies while the poor were left to die in the streets. Not until they suffered enough would the rebellious bend their knee to authority, but even then, it would be too late to stop what was coming.
Roderick Ames was a Marine, and proud of it. He fought tooth and nail to serve his country, though it was a far cry from the once great nation his father had served. Despite the hardships of perpetual war, his patriotism never wavered. Not even when a missile strike killed everyone in his squad; everyone except him.
A war-torn veteran with no future, Ames is offered the chance of a lifetime; an opportunity to return to the fight greater than he had left it. His benefactor, a billionaire tech tycoon, replaced what the war had taken from him; his arms, his legs, and his hearing. Now Ames is stronger, faster, and deadlier than ever.
But it comes with a catch.
Service to the evil shadow government controlling the world.
Will Ames betray his oath to defend freedom and democracy, or will he fight to his last breath to uphold what his country once stood for?
Damaged, Incorporated is a military science fiction novel for fans of Halo, Ruins of the Galaxy, and The Last Reaper.
Watcher’s Web by Patty Jansen
Europa by Aurora Springer
Few Are Chosen by M.T. McGuire
The Truth Beyond The Sky by Andrew M. Crusoe
Generation by J.J. Green
The Girl Who Twisted Fate’s Arm by George Saoulidis
The Ares Weapon by D.M. Pruden
Exodus by Drew Avera
In Alt.History 102, twelve top speculative fiction authors re-imagine the world - as one where a beautiful actress becomes a spy for the Allied forces, as one where the Internet is tightly held only by an elite few, as one where the Native American population is resistant to European diseases - and nine other compelling stories charting the histories of our world.
Enter worlds so much like our own, yet so different - where everything you know... is history.
More ridiculous than Spaceballs!Just when Ben's contemplating whether or not he can use his robotic arm to strangle himself, he sees an ad promoting a new mining colony on Europa. A new life, good pay, and respect await him if he can just get there from Mars. The hot girl in the ad may have helped, too.
From the pages of the Pew! Pew! anthologies comes the complete adventures of Ben and his “friend” Chip, for the first time in a single, full-length novel format.
But space isn't a place for the weak, or the terminally unlucky, and when calamity strikes right out of the gate, Ben starts to think getting to Europa may take a farking miracle.
The Glitchover: After a devastatingly crushing, utterly suicidal, incredibly stupid trip to Europa, Ben returns to Earth embarrassed and defeated. But Earth isn’t the home he left behind. In orbit, a mass of darkness looms threateningly, and it is the only thing standing between Ben and surviving.
Running out of food on his ship, the Shistain, becomes the least of his problems as he grows ill eating tainted Vienna sausages only to discover that aliens have invaded the planet and it is up to Ben to save the world.
With his first mate Chip, a gay sex robot, he rushes toward Earth between hellish bouts with nausea and crippling hallucinations. In order to survive the ordeal, Ben must put his life in the hands of an android struggling with a corrupt software update that makes him hornier than a 14-year-old boy at cheerleader camp.
What could go wrong? For Ben, potentially everything.
Glitches Wild: With Lady Luck on his side, Ben doesn’t need any enemies. In a game of high stakes, he puts in all on the line, and probably loses.
They said he was lucky to be alive, that surviving his perilous journey and ultimate crash was a blessing in disguise. Ben isn’t one to agree, though, as he tries to up his “reward” in order to facilitate repairs to his ship, the Shistain, in a poker match against Buck Rodgers, the richest man in West Virginia. Ben soon discovers that poker isn’t his game as he loses his ass in more ways than one. But maybe there’s a silver lining to being the unluckiest man on Earth. Or maybe that’s the lie he holds onto to help him sleep at night. Either way, with Lady Luck on his side, Ben doesn’t need any enemies.