Thursday, May 15, 2014

Latest and Greatest

Wow!  We've been busy at Sky Warrior Books.  Check out our fantastic new releases by your favorite authors, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Daughters of Suralia, by the award-winning author of The Marann, Christie Meierz.

Three women, two planets, and a whale...

For Marianne Woolsey, linguist and tutor, being empathically bonded to the leader of the Tolari turns out to be a bed of roses - complete with thorns. Especially thorns.

With diplomatic relations severed and humans kicked out of Tolari space, the Earth Fleet ship Alexander is gone ... for now ... but Earth Central Command hasn't given up trying to get Marianne back. As she struggles with surprises, nightmares, and a bond-partner who can't be tamed, she just wants to figure out where she fits in a society that isn't quite human.

Laura Howard, the Admiral's widow, only desires to be left in peace to gather the fragments of a shattered heart, but Central Command has plans for her, too.

Meanwhile, the Sural's apothecary is a serene and gifted healer who knows what - and who - she wants. Circumstances have conspired to deny her the man she's always loved, but in the pursuit of his heart, she finds an unexpected ally.

Daughters of Suralia is a non-erotic scifi romance.

 Redemption, by James K. Burk

Captain Li Wing Hua has been a prisoner of an alien race for nearly four years, freed at last after the war. So when he’s finally made captain of another space ship, he’s eager to return to space. But when he discovers an observation outpost wrecked and the crew tortured to death, Hua has reason to suspect the same alien race that tortured and held him captive those four long years. But can he unravel the mystery before it causes an interstellar incident?

 The Lion of Farside,  Vol. 1 & Vol. 2., by John Dalmas

The Macurdies had been farmers for generations, and Curtis Macurdy would have been content to spend his life with his exotically beautiful wife Varia, earning a living by tilling his plot of land in the American Midwest. Varia was from Yuulith, a magical world separated from Earth by only a dimensional barrier that could sometimes be broached.

 The Burden, by Valorie Hein

Growing up can be tough for anyone, but Erica Mathews' life is about to take a turn for the worse as she discovers that the world she has known to exist was the true fantasy. The world is far more dangerous than she imagined; filled with magic, vampires, and shapechangers. While trying to hang onto a "normal life" she unravels the true mystery of who...or what...she is, only to be faced with the ultimate of sacrifices.

The Mask of God, by S.A. Bolich

On a planet long forgotten by Earth, two royal brothers are drawn into a war
sparked by human ambition, but it is the artificial gods of Ariel whose
strange power ensnares them in a greater conflict whose stakes only Fate
understands. One human life is the key-only Alarion Aravon does not take
kindly to being a pawn.

 Cybermage, Book Three of Worldweavers, by Alma Alexander

Thea returns to the Wandless Academy only to discover her friends are as out of sorts as she is. It’s only when she discovers that she is an elemental mage—a mage so rare that only four other wizards in history had similar talents—that the pieces start falling in place.

Now Thea is called on by the Federal Bureau of Magic to unlock a mysterious white cube that may hold the secrets of more than just one elemental mage. However, the Alphiri are naturally curious and are looking to steal an elemental mage from the pages of history that could upset the balance between humans and Alphiri. The great Nicholas Tessla, a quad-elemental mage, has somehow survived death itself and both the Alphiri and the Federal Bureau of Magic are searching for him. But can Thea bring her friends together one more time to save Nicholas Tessla from being made a slave to the scheming Alphiri?

 Coup de Grace, by Frog and Esther Jones

And they all lived happily…oh, never mind!

You’d think that saving the world from demons is supposed to come with justly earned desserts or at least flaky pastries. For Grace Moore, covert summoner/full-time foodie, saving the City of Spokane and earning a promotion is anything but. Her days are now full of paperwork and Grove politics, and her navigation of the new political waters is like a brick in scuba gear.

Then, there’s Grace’s eighteen-year-old apprentice, Robert Lorents. Robert is the most powerful untrained summoner Grace has ever seen, but her promotion means he’s left high and dry to clean up Spokane while she goes to Las Vegas on Grove matters. Robert is understandably annoyed. Yeah, saving the city was okay. Avoiding becoming a giant demon raccoon’s snack and the demon Cythymau’s new battery pack was even better. But he screwed up and failed to save a girl who was trapped in Cythymau’s clutches.
Grace seemed to have forgotten that little problem. And Robert isn’t willing to get to it “sometime.” Besides, what else does an annoyed, mostly-bored, foster kid in Spokane have to do anyway?

 The Lost Enforcer, by Irene Radford and Bob Brown

From a galaxy torn by civil war to a sleepy planet on the edge of the known universe, Enforcer Jakai del Quint pursues the failed Warlord Dorno Ban Sant to final showdown leaving Jakai alone and stranded on a planet called Earth far from the civilization he fought to protect.

More than a hundred years later Jakai awakes, freed from his hibernation by a curious hiker. Together, hunted by Earth’s most powerful governments, fleeing from covert alien “observers,” they join together to pursue Jakai’s need to bring long delayed justice to the vicious warlord now using his advanced technology to dominate Earth.

With only the belief in his mission and the support of a woman with nothing to lose, Jakai crosses the world only to be caught in the web of violence that blankets the Middle East.

In a sprint to a final confrontation, Jakai faces not only his past, but his future, and the future of Earth itself as he challenges the hidden forces of the Galactic core and those who would make Earth nothing more than stepping stone to a renewed cycle of galactic war.

 Owl Dance, by David Lee Summers

Owl Dance is a Weird Western steampunk novel. The year is 1876. Sheriff Ramon Morales of Socorro, New Mexico, meets a beguiling woman named Fatemeh Karimi, who is looking to make a new start after escaping the oppression of her homeland. When an ancient life form called Legion comes to Earth, they are pulled into a series of events that will change the history of the world as we know it. In their journeys, Ramon and Fatemeh encounter mad inventors, dangerous outlaws and pirates. Their resources are Ramon's fast draw and Fatemeh's uncanny ability to communicate with owls. The question is, will that be enough to save them when airships from Czarist Russia invade the United States?

 Gears and Levers 3, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford

Adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, walk with ghosts, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders of the world, and walk with automatons in fourteen amazing tales set in Steampunk lands by masterful storytellers such as David Boop, Irene Radford, Nancy Jane Moore, Renee Stern, Bob Brown, George S. Walker, and Rhiannon Louve.


  1. When should we anticipate feedback/responses concerning the Zombified II anthology now that the deadline has come and gone?

    1. Duane - please be patient - the deadline for submissions on just yesterday and as I still have a number of subs requiring first reads as well as a LARGE number in the second read folder - I am unable to provide a timeline for responses at this time.

      It will depend on a number of factors - the first being the final number of stories that make it into the second read folder and then the number of times I have to review various stories as I whittle down to the final selections.

      I also have other projects, a full-time day job and a family that factor into the mix.

      Again please be patient, I'm working as fast as I can - but I do need to sleep occasionally as well.

  2. No rush, no worries. Just curious.