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Knightmare Arcanist

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Release Date: June 18th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Magic. Sailing. A murderer among heroes.

Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma.

So when Volke stumbles across a knightmare, a creature made of shadow and terror, he has no reservations. But the knightmare knows a terrible secret: Ruma is a murderer out to spread corrupted magic throughout their island nation. He’s already killed a population of phoenixes and he intends to kill even more.

In order to protect his home, his adopted sister, and the girl he admires from afar, Volke will need to confront his hero, the Master Arcanist Gregory Ruma.

A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

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Star Marque Rising

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Release Date: February 19th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Science-Fiction, Space Opera

The future is governed through a genetic hierarchy—superhumans at the top, humans and defects at the bottom. 

Clevon Demarco, a genetically modified human, has a cocksure attitude and the combat skills to back it up. With his unparalleled skills, he makes his living as a ruthless gunrunner on a shady space station near the edges of the quadrant. Stronger, faster, and wittier than most sad sacks, no one even comes close to Demarco’s abilities—until he crosses paths with the captain of the notorious Star Marque, Endellion Voight.

Captain Voight arrests Demarco and offers him a choice: go to a prison planet for his crimes, or join her starship, the Star Marque, working as mercenaries for the superhumans. But she didn’t pick him at random. She has a plan to become a planet governor; a title no human has held since the superhumans won the war. It doesn’t matter the cost—assassinations, extortion, blackmail—she’s determined to claw her way to the top.

All Captain Voight needs is Demarco’s help to carry out her machinations, and she’ll give him everything he’s ever wanted in return.

A fast-paced space opera for those who enjoy Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, or anything by Robert A. Heinlein.  

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Ethereal Squadron

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Release Date: December 26th, 2018

Publisher: TCK Publishing

Genres: Fantasy, Historical

SOLDIERS, SORCERERS, AND MONSTERS…THIS IS WORLD WAR ONE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER IMAGINED IT.

It’s 1916, and the world is on fire.

The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

But Florence Cavell—codename Geist—means to stop them. She had to defy her family, cut her hair, and disguise herself as a man to join the legendary Ethereal Squadron: a joint US-UK division of the allied powers’ mightiest sorcerers. Armed with her powerful specter sorcery, which allows her to “ghost” through bullets and barbed wire alike, Geist fights a tireless battle to end the war once and for all.

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6 thoughts on “Books

  1. Judt read star marque rising, definetly held my interest ,had enough twists and turns to keep you guessing through the whole book. Looking forward to the next in this series.

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    1. Hey James! You’ve made my evening. I’m so glad you enjoyed the novel. The sequel will be out later this year! Please consider joining my newsletter for updates. On June 18th I’ll be giving all my newsletter people a free award-winning short story and audio book version of it!

      Happy reading,
      Shami

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  2. i just finished Star Marque. You have done an excellent job of making the central and secondary characters real people for me. And i was pleased with the ending. I had been disappointed with Clevon being convinced to commit murder by Endellion. His turnaround was good to see. I am looking forward to the next book!

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its completely different take on starship crewing and law enforcement. it is an approach that I have never seen before. I also enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story and its Machiavellian plots. While a good portion of the story is dedicated to the genetic, and cybernetic modification of humans; I didn’t think that was the most important part of the story. I found its portrayal of good vs. evil very interesting; it asks the age-old question can good people perform evil deeds, and can evil people perform good deeds? The ending will definitely take lots of readers by surprise, I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book when it is published.
    I am eagerly awaiting my Newsletter.

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