Guys guess what! The second part of my ebook short story series is out! The Bionic Study, part two, is on sale on amazon for 2.99 USD. You can buy it here!

The Bionic Study is the second in a four part series of short story prologues leading up to a full-length novel. It clocks in at just over 10,000 words, and contains a preview for the third volume, The Unknown Hideout.These stories all build up the adventures of a futuristic world where androids are assimilated with people, and intersect.

Shawn Afiríyie is at the top of her game. She’s 22 years old, and just landed an interview with the top android production facility in the world. All her aspirations of android engineering are coming true, after a youth of feeling pressure to be the best. Finally reaching the top, she feels as if there is nowhere else to really climb. Before she can even enjoy her new opportunity, however, something feels amiss. The facility’s president loss her droid, and her sister Payton is acting sketchy back home. Shawn just wants to enjoy herself, but she can’t shake the feeling something is going on beneath the surface of the polished facility.

If you’re going to read this one, I’d advise you read the first volume, The Assimilation Program, first to help understand aspects of the plot(it’s only 99 cents!).

If you don’t have a kindle, you can download the amazon kindle app to your smartphone or computer to read it!

1: The Assimilation Program
2: The Bionic Study
3: The Unknown Hideout (In Progress)
4: The Divided Campaign (TBA)

I hope you enjoy!

I have finally completed the poetry eBook i’ve been writing for a couple of months. 

It’s called Baby Teeth and can be purchased for the exorbitant price of $0.01 right here 

It’s the first official piece of work I’ve released under Wolf & Choir so I would very much like it if you picked it up and let me know exactly what you think about it.

I will more than likely record a song this week called Baby Teeth in relation to the eBook, so watch this space for that. 

Vital Narrative Press is now accepting submissions!

We are looking for the following:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Photography

Vital Narrative Press is ONLY interested in publishing works by minority authors and/or stories about people of color. If you are interested in becoming an author and have a complete manuscript or collection, send a synopsis and sample to vitalnarrative@gmail.com.

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(NOTE: Manuscripts should be submitted in 12 pt., Times New Roman font in .doc format.)

It’s September 28 here in our country and that means it’s the start of literatureloveaffair and thebooker's A Series of Unfortunate Events Readalong.

This week is allotted for the first book in the series, The Bad Beginning. And what better way to read it with a nice cup of coffee-double dutch float. It feels so surreal reading this series again after a long time. Last time I did was way back in high school, which was 6 years ago. I hope you guys join the readalong. Wish me luck! 

e-books free as of 9/27/14 - subject to change

  • Origins (Spinward Fringe book 0) by Randolph Lalonde

It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.

When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.

Air Command pilot Nova Whiteside is assigned to a remote outpost to guard the construction of a new orbiter, Skyranch Twelve against rebel sabotage. The difference between the well-ordered Union air fields and this dusty garrison is made painfully clear when she runs afoul a brutal commander of ground troops.

When she is trapped behind enemy lines in a bloody uprising she meets Djari, a civilian whose trust in the governing Union is shattered by what he has witnessed.

Her assignment takes her to the elegant new space station where she hopes to train for her Hunter Class pilot grade. But not all runs according to protocol and she soon suspects that more than farming is being done up there. When she uncovers the treacherous and illicit schemes taking place, it seems that local riots are the least of their troubles.

When Jeremiah arrived at Megiddo Station, all he wanted was to make some trades and resupply his starship. He never thought he’d come away with a wife. 

Before he knows it, he’s back on his ship, alone with his accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there’s been a terrible mistake. And because of the deadly famine ravaging her home, there’s no going back. She’s entirely at his mercy, and that terrifies him more than anything. 

Jeremiah isn’t ready to take responsibility for anyone. He’s a star wanderer, roaming the Outworld frontier in search of his fortune. Someday he’ll settle down, but for now, he just wants to drop the girl off at the next port and move on. 

As he soon finds out, though, she has other plans. 

In the 22nd century, mankind assimilated the Solar System within the orbits of the inner planets, and was gradually moving further out, beyond the asteroid belt, onward towards the outer planets. The recently discovered technology of remote manipulation gave people the capability of altering the orbit of celestial bodies of planetary size, which laid the foundation of a new era for the human race: the terraforming age. The colonization of space beyond the limits of the Solar System became only a matter of time. Soon after the first successful test, changing the orbit of Mercury, a strange object moving from the depths of space towards the centre of the Solar System entered the field of vision of a telescope at an observatory in Chile… 

Freelancer and ex-convict Ethan Ortane is on the run. He owes crime lord Alec Brondi 10,000 sols, and his ship is badly damaged. When Brondi catches up with him, he makes an offer Ethan can’t refuse. Ethan must infiltrate and sabotage the Valiant, the Imperial Star Systems Fleet carrier which stands guarding the entrance of Dark Space, and then his debt will be cleared. While Ethan is still undecided about what he will do, he realizes that the Imperium has been lying and putting all of Dark Space at risk. Now Brondi’s plan is starting to look like a necessary evil, but before Ethan can act on it, he discovers that the real plan was much more sinister than what he was told, and he will be lucky to escape the Valiant alive… .

The inhuman Rulers of the galaxy sent three fleets to learn what had happened to the world located by Captain North and the Survey Team he led. Neither a soul nor a message returned. The fourth time, the Rulers sent a single man: Nils Hansen.

Commissioner Hansen had a mind that saw the shortest path to each task’s completion and a ruthless determination to do what the task required. The cost - to himself and whoever happened to be in the way - didn’t matter. Hanson’s Special Units had kept his planet safe from the most sophisticated and violent criminals in the galaxy. Now Hansen was being sent to penetrate a spacetime enigma which had made gods or demons of the first humans to discover it. He would succeed or die.

More coming soon…

new ebook! a collection of real anonymous messages received specifically for this project. anonymous authors coming together to form something thought provoking that they wouldn’t have been able to make without each other’s help. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did curating it, and I hope you’ll take the time to read some of my previous ebooks as well! feedback is encouraged. thank you everyone!

Io non l’amavo più da settimane, mesi forse, però ne ero parecchio geloso. L’idea che potesse essere felice con un altro non mi piaceva affatto. Non volevo che mi dimenticasse, che si disinteressasse di me, come gli sguardi che s’incrociano nella metro alle sette del mattino. Ero un po’ come quei bambini densi di giochi inutilizzati da parecchio tempo, che non prestano a nessuno per un capriccio personale, quelli che, con tono immediato e schietto, dicono “è mio”.
—  Antonio Dikele Distefano
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