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About Travis Heermann
Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of the Tokyo Blood Magic, The Hammer Falls, The Ronin Trilogy, and other novels. His more than thirty short stories appear in Baen Books’ anthology Straight Outta Deadwood, plus Apex Magazine, Tales to Terrify, Fiction River, Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII, and others. As a freelance writer, he has contributed a metric ton of work to such game properties as Firefly Roleplaying Game, Legend of Five Rings, EVE Online, and BattleTech, for which he’s been nominated for a Scribe Award.
He enjoys cycling, collecting martial arts styles and belts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and monsters of every flavor, especially those with a soft, creamy center.
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... and an ancient sword makes him a legend.
Ken'ishi is a young ronin, a samurai without a master, tossed on the waves of fate and fortune, orphaned as a baby when his parents were murdered.
Amid ruthless crime lords, bloodthirsty demons, and Mongol spies, his only link to his past is Silver Crane, his father's sword, a blade that holds its secrets close... Such as the secret of the family bloodline. But some secrets best remain kept.
His dream is to find service to a worthy master, but when he falls in love with the wrong woman, his dreams might turn to nightmares. Daggers lurk in the shadows, a barbarian horde lurks just over the horizon, and Ken'ishi will be forced to choose love, honor, or the fate of his very soul.
This Complete Trilogy Box Set, illustrated by Alan M. Clark and Drew Baker, also contains the short story, "The Ronin and the Green Maiden", published together for the first time.
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A fateful duel makes him an outlaw...
... and a demon turns him into a hero.
Thus begins Ken'ishi’s epic journey to discover his past and find service with a worthy master.
Amid ruthless crime lords, capricious spirits, and Mongol spies, Ken'ishi is an orphan and a ronin, a samurai without a master, tossed on the waves of fate and fortune.
His only link to his past is Silver Crane, his father's sword, a blade that holds its secrets close... Such as the secret of Ken’ishi’s bloodline.
But when he meets the woman of his dreams, he might just discover that his dreams are actually nightmares.
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His sword hides a deadly secret.
But to tell him, it wants blood in payment.
The sword called Silver Crane knows Ken'ishi's hidden past, the heritage he himself does not.
When Silver Crane is stolen, he must recover it all cost, or else Kazuko, the woman he loves, will die.
Kazuko is in love with this ronin she can never have, trapped in a political marriage with a powerful samurai lord.
But her husband's scheming chamberlain knows her secret.
And an unstoppable invading horde is on the horizon...
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He finds service with a powerful samurai lord... only to discover his lord is married to the only woman Ken'ishi has ever loved.
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THE WAR RAGES ON!
Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine returns with more explosive BattleMech action from the 31st century! Experience tales of hard-won survival from the gaming world of Solaris VII, the wilds of the Deep Periphery, and the annals of Clan history. Dive deep into in-depth technology articles, technical readouts, conspiracy theories, war-game and role-playing adventures, and more—all from veteran BattleTech authors, fan favorites, and our latest enlistees:
Michael A. Stackpole • Jason Schmetzer
Michael J. Ciaravella • Travis Heermann
Alan Brundage • James Simakas
John-David Karnitz • Aaron Cahall
Matthew Cross • Daniel Isberner
Alex Kaempen • Tom Stanley • Chris Wheeler
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Kill Zone: BattleCorps Anthology, Volume 7 collects the very best of the short stories published on the BattleCorps website from 2010. Charge into the war-torn future to experience nine stories filled with BattleMech combat, heroism, betrayal, honor, and duty.
Veteran BattleTech authors Kevin Killiany, Blaine Lee Pardoe, and Jason Schmetzer, alongside fan favorites Craig A. Reed, Jr. and Jason Hansa are showcased in this anthology, which includes an all-new tale from Scribe Award-nominated author Travis Heermann.
IN THE 31ST CENTURY, LIFE IS CHEAP...
A Draconis Combine warrior struggles with immoral orders in the First Succession War. A House Davion MechWarrior participates in a risky heist as part of Operation Guerrero. A history buff battles the Word of Blake during the Liberation of Terra. What do these MechWarriors have in common? Each one pilots the same BattleMech, a survivor that has been repaired and rebuilt countless times throughout its long and bloody 300-year lifespan.
...BATTLEMECHS ARE NOT.
The 70-ton GHR-5H Grasshopper can outmaneuver and outlast some of the most fearsome enemy ’Mechs, making it an invaluable asset to battlefield commanders. Even an incapacitated Grasshopper will be rebuilt to fight another day, with a new pilot at its controls, because MechWarriors can be replaced, but ’Mechs cannot.
In BattleTech: Legacy, thirteen all-new stories chronicle the fortunes and tragedies of a single ’Mech across several tumultuous points in its wide-ranging combat history. Veteran BattleTech authors Kevin Killiany and Craig A. Reed, Jr. bookend this exciting collection, while other familiar names and new blood explore important moments in this ’Mech’s history of constant, unmitigated warfare that leaves no corner of the Inner Sphere untouched.
He’s never failed a witch hunt before. Until he must hunt the only woman he’s ever loved...
When Django Wong, a modern-day ninja turned sorcerer, takes a job to track down a newly Awakened witch, he discovers that his target is not only his lost love, but now she’s an enforcer for the Black Lotus Clan, a ruthless yakuza syndicate.
But time can change a person. Is she the girl who used to love him, a yakuza slave, or a deadly black witch?
With a smart-mouthed magical house cat as his ally, Django must protect her from other Hunter-Seekers sent to kill her until he can learn the truth of her allegiance. And not only that, if he can't stop her from stealing a powerful magical relic, the Black Lotus Clan will launch a bloodbath in Shinjuku’s streets.
Perfect for fans of Bleach or Fullmetal Alchemist, Tokyo Blood Magic brings you ninja sorcerers, femme fatales, savage monsters, martial arts action, and powerful cultivation. Pick it up now and start the adventure!
From the ghost of a hanged man at the old Cafe Prague to the apparition of a sobbing woman at the Rose Street Bed and Breakfast to a phantom Victorian dress whooshing through the halls at the Hamill House Museum, Georgetown is a well-known haunt for spirits of all kind. But some of the town's deepest, darkest secrets have never been revealed...until now. Prepare for nine otherworldly tales of myth and mystery that extend back to the grisly gold and silver rush days of old.
And be careful or you may find a ghostly visitor reading over your shoulder.
Table of Contents:
Jeanne C. Stein and Joshua Viola
The Silver Belle
A Bouquet of Wonder and Marvel
Price Brothers Fine Portraiture: Still Life
Price Brothers Fine Portraiture: Afterlife
Harry and Marlowe versus the Haunted Locomotive of the Rockies
Stephen Graham Jones
The Madam in Room 217
Sam W. Anderson
Her First Husband
Afterword: Me, My Self, and Tom
A neighborhood won't let its residents forget the past. One taste draws two lovers into a nightmarish addiction. A harsh winter forces strange creatures down from the mountains.
At sea level, where it's safe, things like this can't happen. But when you're sky high in Denver, Colorado, anything goes...including your sanity.
Beware of Terror at 5280', a horror fiction anthology featuring dark tales set in and around Denver and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, penned exclusively by local authors.
Terror at 5280' is a Denver Post Bestseller and winner of the Fiction Anthology category (and finalist for Horror Fiction) in The 2020 Best Book Awards from American Book Fest.
Edited by: Josh Schlossberg, Gary Robbe, Melinda Bezdek, Bobby Crew, Desi D, Lisa Mavroudis, Thomas C. Mavroudis, and Jeamus Wilkes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface - Denver Horror Collective
Foreword - John Palisano
The Depths - Matthew Lyons
Laffing Sal - Lindsay King-Miller
This Was Always Going to Happen - Stephen Graham Jones
Electric Stalker - Rebecca S.W. Bates
Gaze with Undimmed Eyes and the World Drops Dead - Carina Bissett
Grave Mistake - Joshua Viola & Carter Wilson
There is Something Up There - Joy Yehle
Scrape - Gary Robbe
The Copper Door Karma Jar - Cindra Spencer
Block 12 - Thomas C. Mavroudis
A Place for Cady - Melinda Bezdek
Taste - Henry Snider
Chronic Cold - Josh Schlossberg
The Dead Spot - Angela Sylvaine
The Ghosts of Cheesman Park - Grace Horton
Old Golden Road - Jay Seate
If I Shall Wake - Desi D
The Blue Lady - Sean Murphy
Mountain Lovers - Bobby Crew
Left Behind - P.L. McMillan
Deep Veins - Travis Heermann
That Time Maggie Ghosted Me - Jeamus Wilkes
Last Words: Cannibal Kings and Queens - Larry Berry
A yakuza warlock butchered his family, but that was just the beginning...
When Django Wong discovers the Black Lotus Clan murdered his family, he vows to destroy them, but the Council of Five Elders forbids it.
But then the Black Lotus starts a gang war in Tokyo, wielding terrifying new magical powers. Django must team up with three witches—and a snarky alley cat who's not really a cat at all—to find the source of the Black Lotus Clan’s power. If they can prove the Black Lotus Clan is behind the plague of soul-sucking vampires, the Council might just let him have what his honor demands.
Perfect for fans of Bleach or Fullmetal Alchemist, Tokyo Monster Mash brings you mind-bending magic, femme fatales, savage monsters, martial arts action, and powerful cultivation.