Friend Pimpage!

I know. I’ve been skimping on blog posts. So today, I’m going to pimp my friends, all of whom have new books out!

The Monarch Mission Files: ConspiracyJenn Nixon

The Monarch Mission Files: Conspiracy

First up is my celebrity crush, Jenn Nixon, she of the Mind and Crystal Casters series. She takes a hard turn into straight scifi with her new Monarch Mission Files series.

Killjoys meets Helix in Jenn Nixon’s next SciFi series coming this April!

Mari Yosoto has been keeping a dark and dangerous secret from everyone since her life-changing accident. No one would believe the truth anyway, her ex-fiancé had seen to that. Instead of wallowing in misery, she stays busy, shuttling cargo to the Moon and back, enjoying the easy work and time alone. When an old EarthCorps acquaintance asks for her help finding a missing girl on Mars, Mari can’t say no, even if it means working with the ex’s former best friend.

Although Trevor Nash took the Mars job to help his former commanding officer, deep down he needed to see Mari again. After trying and failing to find out what happened to her, Trevor makes the best of an odd situation, hoping he can remind Mari of their budding friendship and finally get answers. When their rescue mission goes sideways and they find the not-so-missing girl, a centuries-old conspiracy theory emerges and the only thing more unfathomable is learning Mari’s secret.

Together with their newly formed ragtag team, Mari and Trevor team up and undertake a mission unlike anything either of them has faced before with life-altering and possibly deadly consequences.

Can’t wait until April? Check out Jenn’s MIND series – you can get book one for FREE!


The Cafe at the End of the Internet by G. Michael RappG. Michael Rapp

The Cafe at the End of the Universe

G. Michael Rapp, along with Jenn, have bashed and battered No Marigolds in the Promised Land into something more readable than the rough draft I served you all in previous months. So you’ll all be getting the new version in your mailbox soon because of him. GMP also has a new one out from my publisher, Clayborn Press.

Café at the End of the Internet is a collection of stories that will take you from the far edge of the galaxy to the peripheries of the seedier side of the Internet. Each story explores a range of sub-genres with unique characters who come to life on the page. From an interstellar spy on a backwater planet to a rental movie store guru who hates his job to a former cop who wears the uniform once more in a post-apocalyptic landscape, and so much more. Café at the End of the Internet offers readers a surprise at every turn of the page.

G. Michael Rapp was raised in Colorado, where he learned about stars and how to pan for gold. He began writing when he was just in the first-grade. His work can be found on Amazon and on his personal Website He’s pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at SNHU.

The Clockwork Detective by RA McCandlessRA McCandless

The Clockwork Detective

RA McCandless is another fellow denizen of the Space Opera group, among other gutters I’ve passed out in, on Facebook. Like G. Michael, he shares with me a publisher in Clayborn Press.

An Imperial constable goes where she’s ordered. The resident expert in Fae dealings, Aubrey Hartmann is sent to the small town of Aqualinne to investigate the mysterious death of a young druid. When she’s approached by Kerrigan Sohre, an agent of the Empire’s secret police, she learns this is no simple murder case. The druid’s death might be the first shot in a new war with the Fae.

Aubrey must unravel the mystery while dodging thugs, confronting centaurs, and coming face-to-face with a monster of pure destruction.

Failure could mean her death, and the fall of the Empire.

R.A. McCandless has been a writer both professionally and creatively for over two decades.  He was born under a wandering star that led to a degree in Communication and English with a focus on creative writing.  He’s the author of the urban fantasy TEARS OF HEAVEN winner of the 2014 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Preditors & Editors Reader’s Poll and a 2015 EPIC eBook finalist, and HELL BECOMES HER.  His shorts have appeared in IN SHAMBLES (with Kevin J. Anderson) NINE HEROES, and GEARS, GADGETS AND STEAM.  He continues to research and write historical and genre fiction, battle sprinklers, and play with his three boys.

Follow Rob on twitter @RobRoyMcCandles, on Facebook and on his blog