|More universes than you can poke a story at.
|The Space Between (Amazon)
Aliens. They always attack when you least expect it. Although if we knew our history we would've expected these ones. But the truth about human history has been long forgotten, dismissed as mere myth and legend.
Not that Kim McLean really cares about the details. All she knows is that one minute she was wondering what a medieval hot dog might have been filled with, and the next she was beating aliens over the head with a mace. Now it's up to her alone to end this war. Well, just her, an elf, a crazy dwarf and a Wonderbra.
The Space Between draws on myths and legends of ancient Earth, weaving a tale that moves from Sherwood Forest to distant worlds and outer space. It involves, amongst other things, magical gateways, Area 51, Sherwood Forest, sentient spacecraft, a 50 thousand year old intergalactic war, Machu Picchu and strong coffee.
|Singing Other Worlds (Amazon)
Hordes of aliens are attacking Earth in their sentient space ships, but that doesn't worry Kim McLean all that much because there is an enemy out there who is far worse than the hurgon. There's just one, but that's more than enough.
Kim knows she needs help. She needs help running her own ship, the Hakahei, and she needs people who can fight by their side. But finding a crew in the middle of a war, from planets spread around the galaxy, won't be easy. Finding a way to get the Americans into space won't be easy either. Of course, it would help if she knew what the hell she was doing. It would be easier if she didn't keep making things more difficult
|When The Time Comes (Amazon)
Just as Kim’s plans are falling into place (well, there wasn’t a lot of planning involved) things start unraveling quicker than she can pull them back together. And when you have to ask the enemy to save you it isn’t always obvious if they'll view ‘helping’ in exactly the same way. For the hurgon if it isn’t written down and signed in triplicate it's all just meaningless babble anyway. Kim doesn’t agree.
In the middle of a civil war she helped start, Kim and the crew of the Hakahei are forced to search for allies amidst the sprawling, concrete jungle of the hurgon home world. Working out what the sides are is hard enough, working out who's on which one might be impossible.
The price for finding allies might be too high, but she'll worry about that when the time comes.
|A Different Kind Of Heaven (Amazon)
Kim McLean and the inexperienced crew of the 'Hakahei' have gone from disaster to disaster, fighting a war they don't want to fight while still struggling to learn the ways of the ship and the universe.
And then there's the multeese, the other aliens-- the all powerful, totally ruthless ones that seem hell bent on killing everyone they can. They hang over all Kim's plans like a battleship over a Combi Van. There seems to be only one multeese ship, but that is more than enough to wipe out entire fleets without raising a sweat.
Just when Kim thinks she's getting on top of things-- she has contracts that will end the war, if only she can get them signed-- the multeese bring the fight to her. This time it's personal. This time, there won't be any running away.
|The Brightest Light (Amazon Smashwords)
After a decade exiled to a small piece of farmland that flies the quietest windlanes, Kade is thrust back into a criminal underworld of death, corruption, shady deals and dirty deeds.
Before he knows it, he's in over his head, chasing a piece of crystal technology the likes of which the world has never seen. A piece of technology that could change everything. And all he has to keep him alive are his pistols and his wits, neither of which have been used in a long time.
But it's just like old times. He doesn't know who to trust. He doesn't know who's on which side. He doesn't even know which side he's on any more.
All Kade knows for sure is that murder and mayhem aren't what they used to be.
|The Ferrymen and Other Fantastic Stories (Amazon)
The Ferrymen: Six men have lived for centuries in the mist of Minyon Dar. Then one catches a glimpse of life beyond, and nothing-- past, present or future-- will ever be the same.
The Art of War: When you are used to having an ideal, government-approved self plugged in behind your ear, thoughts of freedom don't enter your mind.
Dark Places: You can avoid your dark places, or you can face them. But are you willing to let someone else see?
Envy of Stars: Donna has worked on some strange cases in the past, but the latest one, linked to a sale at the national gallery, is completely surreal.
The Final Battle: A kiss that came too late. A month that slipped away while waiting for the end of the world.