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He now writes full time while living in Texas with his lovely wife and a pounce of cats.
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Only luck can run out just when you need it the most.
Outnumbered and outgunned, they must salvage victory from certain defeat. Failure means extermination, invasion, and the loss of everyone they love. Can they beat the odds just one more time?
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “When Luck Runs Out” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
It’s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of stargates and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures. There’s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain, and there’s only one way for humanity to move up—by becoming mercenaries.
In every mercenary’s life, though, there comes a time when things go wrong and even the best laid plans go awry. When they do, though, the best mercs fall back and work out new plans, and you can bet on one thing—hope is not their strategy. Whether you’re a kid looking to get off your planet, or an unarmed merc facing an overwhelming force, or even the sole survivor of a pirate attack, there’s always an edge—and it’s up to the merc to find and exploit it!
Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey, “Hope is Not a Strategy” includes all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by some of the bestselling Indie authors currently in the business. These authors take on various aspects of the universe, giving you additional insight into a galaxy that isn’t at war…but definitely isn’t at peace. There’s only one thing for sure in the 4HU—anything’s possible…for a fistful of credits!
Inside, you’ll find:
Preface by Chris Kennedy
Golden Ticket by Jonathan P. Brazee
The Tide Changes by Craig Martelle
Something You Are Not by Kevin Steverson
Hijacked! by Terry Mixon
The Wagner Method by Josh Hayes
Paying the Price by Scott Moon
Without a Shot by Chris Fox
Raid by Mark Wandrey
Second Chances by Kevin McLaughlin
The Problem of the Qualis by Brian Niemeier
Eye on the Prize by Nathan Hystad
Earworm by Robert E. Hampson
A Guilded Affair by Chris Kennedy
Sunset by A.K. DuBoff
Survivor by Kacey Ezell
How hard could that be?
Imprisoned in a dead megacity and surrounded by howling savages thirsty for their blood, they must triumph or die. And if they die, humanity dies with them.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Victory on Terra” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
Sent on an exploratory mission to the dead worlds of the Old Empire, Commander Jared Mertz sets off into the unknown.
Only the Old Empire isn’t quite dead after all. Evil lurks in the dark.
With everything he holds dear at stake, Jared must fight like never before. Victory means life. Defeat means death. Or worse.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Empire of Bones” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
If, of course, the fierce and primitive Terrans don’t kill them first.
Trapped without their advanced technology, they must overcome foes determined to take everything they have left, including their very lives. If they don’t find allies fast, humanity is doomed.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Ruined Terra” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
But no plan survives contact with the enemy.
With the odds stacked against him, the battle to save humanity starts now.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Command Decisions” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
Though unable to communicate with one another, they must overcome terrible odds and defeat foes determined to kill or enslave them. They cannot allow themselves to fail.
Yet time is running out. Unless both quickly make their way to Terra, the computers win and humanity loses.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Race to Terra” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
She must lead the fight against the forces that killed those ships. The implacable artificial intelligences of the Rebel Empire.
With five old and damaged ships at her command, that seemed an impossible battle. One she must win.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Ghosts of Empire” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
Only there are games afoot that no one could foresee and players at the table that no one could expect. The stakes couldn't be higher.
When unexpected enemies deal themselves in, Jared must bet everything on a single hand. Bluffing might get him killed but folding isn't an option.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “The Terra Gambit” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!
A pirate leader with a secret mission
A clash that will shake planets
Mercenary Captain Brad Madrid has spent years building the resources to go after the man who murdered his family. His new career has benefits—but also duties and responsibilities he cannot lightly brush aside.
A new mission brings him once again into conflict with the Terror, however, and as friends and lovers alike perish around him, he realizes that responsibility and vengeance align. Neither the man he was nor the man he is can suffer the Terror to live.
Aided by allies across the planets and a familiar shadowy spy, Brad will hunt his enemy across the Solar System, chasing down a final confrontation that will shake the foundations of humanity…and fulfil his Oath of Vengeance.
They thought they could force her to conform. They were wrong.
Inside a dystopian school in the Singularity, the twelve-year-old girl known as One Twenty-Four struggles to survive. Failure to conform means death at the hands of her teacher.
Assuming her clone sisters don't kill her first.
The Terran Empire has tasked Imperial Marine Lieutenant Grace Tolliver to lead her platoon into the Singularity as a privateer. Her mission: to tear a great bloody strip off their enemies and to take anything that isn't nailed down.
The collision of this unlikely pair will change the humanity in ways that no one could predict. If they survive.
Author's Note: This novel takes place more than five centuries before the Empire of Bones series and the events unfolding here have implications there.
She must forge the iron will to control the weapon her body has become. If she fails, the monsters who tortured her come for humanity.
And horrors worse than she knows wait in the darkness.
If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “Veil of Shadows” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!