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About K.J. Heritage
"K.J.Heritage's uncanny sense of pacing and story puts him at the forefront of today's speculative fiction writers." - Samuel Peralta, Amazon bestselling author and creator of The Future Chronicles
When K.J.Heritage isn't penning third-person descriptions about himself for online consumption, he's an international bestselling author writing the books he likes to read. From psychological thrillers and mystery sci-fi to crime, action & adventure, and epic fantasy. He should really stick to one genre, but he's not that kind of writer... or reader.
His first short story, 'ESCAPING THE CRADLE' was runner-up in the 2005 Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition. His other short stories have appeared in several anthologies with such self-publishing sci-fi luminaries as Hugh Howey, Samuel Peralta and Michael Bunker.
K.J.Heritage has worked all the requisite 'writer jobs' such as driver's mate, factory gateman, barman, labourer, telesales operative, sales assistant, warehouseman, IT contractor, Student Union President, university IT helpdesk guy, British Rail signal software designer, Premiership football website designer, gigging musician, graphic designer, stand-up comedian, sound engineer, improv artist, magazine editor and web journo... Although he doesn't like to talk about it. Mostly... Maybe a little bit.
He was born in the UK in one of the more interesting previous centuries. Originally from Derbyshire, he now lives in the seaside town of Brighton. He is a tea drinker, avid Twitterer, and autistic (ASD) human being.
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Quick-Kill is determined to find rogue agent, Sirena, aka The Bluetongue Lizard, but the Secret Service has turned our gender-bending heroine into a goddamn desk-jockey. But not for long...
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Quick-Kill is robbing banks in the Hejaz system. A quick way to get noticed by the Gilligan Gang—the clan in charge of this mess of small, desert-like planets and moons. Or so Mother tells her.
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Lost teenager, Blue, must travel back in time to save his family from certain death.The #1 Amazon Bestseller in time-travel and military science fiction!
A Rip in the fabric of time, a far-flung globally warmed future, a flooded Earth and the only remainder of civilisation—a militaristic organisation living underneath 'Desert Amazon'...
Getting back home was the only thing that mattered to messed up, mixed race teenager, Blue (named after his stupid, googly blue eyes) - and that was the problem—home was over four hundred years in the past.
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The more Blue found out about this flooded, gung-ho and annoying future, about himself—who and what he was (was he even human?)—and the equally disturbing and shocking truth about his parents, the more he realised getting home was the only solution.
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A lone PI stumbles upon the world of majiks, monsters and the mysterious & powerful Iron Savant"Hide! Paz, hide! If you want to live, Mummy says to hide yourself my lovely! Hide yourself and never come out! Don’t let them find you! Stay quiet and stay hidden, no matter what."
London private investigator and loner, Paz, has followed the panicked words from a mother she can barely remember all her life. Running away from something, but not knowing what. Keeping herself safe. Keeping everything and everybody at a distance, until she unwittingly stumbles into a dangerous realm of metals and majiks, of lopers and the Jakkerman, and of crystal caves and hidden mansions.
And at the centre of her changed reality? Luka, the Iron Savant. Mysterious, angry, domineering, but also handsome and beguiling.
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But nothing will ever be normal again for Paz, for she is not who Luka or his old master think. She is a throwback to an ancient age and an older power they know nothing about…