It wasn't supposed to end this way.
Captain Jack Mallory of the United Earth Marine Corps is wasting away on a space station in the middle of nowhere, the furthest he and his recon squad could possibly be from the fighting on Alpha Centauri. Under investigation, all he and his three men can do is wait, until an admiral appears with new orders, and the recording of a garbled transmission.
The UES Saturnus is an experimental starship that has just set out on its maiden voyage. An enigmatic race known as the Edra has objected to the Saturnus and its experimental equipment. Earth has ignored their protests.
"...this is Zulu-two-three... requesting assistance."
Mallory and his men are the only ones close enough to deal with an extremely sensitive situation.
"... Saturnus is compromised. Edra commandos are pushing... bridge is... secure. Captain... won't cease experiment... psychosis. Entire crew... affected."
There are just two problems. First, the voice on the recording is Mallory's. Second, the transmission is time coded; it hasn't been sent yet.
The Saturnus is not damaged. Not yet. Soon, it will be. The Saturnus is top secret for one very good reason, a reason which has forced the hand of the Edra. The Saturnus can travel through time.
I have moved this over to Amazon for now. I won't link to it from here because.... well... I'm not sure if RRL allows that. Thank you to everyone who has read the story and enjoyed it. And to those who enjoyed it and left reviews :-)
Michael was proud of his life and his accomplishments. During the day he was Michael Semione. He worked, spent time with his family, and did everything young professionals were meant to do. At night, he became Creighton Dian-Cecht, a druid healer in Fjorgyn Online. He was head of a company of crafters and adventurers known throughout the game.
Things changed, however, when Michael was killed in real life while playing the game. He was reincarnated in Fjorgyn a level one only to be captured and sold into slavery.
Michael has a decision to make. Will he escape on his own? Or will he stand beside his fellow slaves-turned-allies and help secure their freedom?
Author's note: This is my first work in the LitRPG genre. Constructive criticism and feedback welcome.
I wanted to thank all of the creative people over at LitRPG Society for their guidance and encouragement as I wrote the first installment of this series. Their advice and input were instrumental in my finishing what many of you have found to be an entertaining story.
Little did Police Lieutenant Ronald McKenzie know the consequences of his investigating the city's latest incident of urban violence. But then, no one would have. After all, who would have thought one would encounter Autobots and Decepticons, much less anticipate what would happen to him afterwards.
(1) This is a fanfic based on the Transformers franchise. The plot elements are from the Transformers movies, the original cartoon show, the Japanese cartoons and the comics. No declaration of ownership, direct or indirect, is claimed. This is a not-for-profit fanfic.
(2) The story has also taken liberties with the Transformers characters, storyline and story elements. I hope that’s okay with all of you. Think of this as Transformers on an alternate Earth.
(3) The graphics here are collages of publicly-accessible material. No. I.P. infringement is intended.
I was one of the men that went to find the fountain of life. Along with an expeditionary group, we found the fountain of life but got ambushed by the guards of the fountain. In the brink of death, I Jess Seville drank the waters of the fountain, only for the fountain to collapse and take the others in the surrounding and in turn, giving the curse of Eternity to me. With that, I became eternal and roamed the world. Experiencing both world wars—one day I found myself trapped and captured. Experimented, studied, and autopsied. I got turned into both weapon and prisoner, useful only as a tool. And as years passed and as I was forgotten, the cage I was in finally rusted and with that, I was able to escape, only to find a world filled with Over Humans.
Trapped in a cafe that travels to seven dimensions on an infinite loop, Jaz Contra serves coffee while trying to locate the mysterious white-haired man who trapped her there.
When a young shapechanger named Bracken— whose search for his missing aunt leads him to this very cafe— stows away in her basement, Jaz must help him survive until he can return to his own world. Through a series of bizarre encounters with talking tigers, little blue men, adolescent alchemists and the occasional grim reaper, Bracken’s efforts to locate his aunt create daily chaos, threatening Jaz’s chances of ever escaping, not to mention the stability of seven worlds.
[BOOK 1 COMPLETED]
Ulf Hammargren transits from one world to another, from Sweden to Japan and from the peak of his career to his high school body. He must rebuild his life and live with memories that never were. He must find himself again, find friends again and maybe dare to find love again. PG13 Observe that this is the first book in a series with book five currently ongoing. The slice of life tag is there for a reason. The story is slow, and the characters unfold as the story is told. If you're looking for an action packed quick fix, then you have come to the wrong place.
Jovan's world is small and medieval. It was once ruled by the good kingdom of Esis in the south, and the evil kingdom of Krona in the north. Those kingdoms are now fifteen years gone, victims of magic that escaped the control of the mages who wielded it in a final, devastating war. Now the land of Theris is empty and scarred by plagues of magic; most of the war's survivors, people from both kingdoms, marched eastward into the endless desert in a desperate bid for a new start. They were never seen again.
Jovan did not go with them; he lives quietly among a small village of survivors. Jovan also has an obsession; he has become enamored with Skyreach Keep, the seat of power of the old Dark Lords of Krona. After visiting the barren keep too many times, his village casts him out and banishes him to the endless desert. There he must find a new life, or better yet, wither and die under the scorching sun.
Jovan marches east, but he does not die. He comes across a small building, filled with technology which is thousands of years ahead of his own. The people who work there speak a foreign yet strangely familiar language; it sounds ever so slightly like the dark tongue of Krona, the language of the enemy. But these strange people know where Jovan comes from, and they understand his language. They are, after all, his descendants, and they trace their ancestors back thousands of years... to an exodus which for Jovan is only fifteen years past.
Jovan has walked out of the desert and into the future. And something evil has followed him.
A short story based in a fantasy world with Heroes, Demons, and lots of money!
Completed, with 13 Chapters and a Prologue at about 500 ~ 600 words per chapter.
What if every magical creature you'd ever heard of was real, driven into hiding by an army of violent zealots? This is reality for Sarah Heisen and Porter Collins. Sarah is a sphinx living a life of luxury in her family's mansion. Hidden from all danger, but shut off from the world, she wants nothing more than to escape. Porter is the Slayer's most promising recruit, and his skill is matched only by his hatred for those he hunts. The two are brought together as enemies, but fate has different plans for them. When an accident erases Porter's memory, he clings to Sarah for support. Now they are lost, injured, and helpless. If they want to survive, they will have to work together- and they may change the world as a result.
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On May 23, 2034, the sun was eclipsed by an unknown object. Continents previously illuminated from the sun were shrouded in darkness instantly.
Panic ensued. Scientists were baffled at the sudden appearance of the alien object. Theists prayed to their gods in hope of salvation. Politicians and leaders were evacuated to shelters. Civilians were taken to public shelters. Houses and schools were abandoned. Stores were looted for supplies to prepare for the "end of the world". Car accidents, boats and planes crashed, all from the sudden disappearance of light. Chaos ensued on one half of the Earth.
2 hours after the world went dark a sound was transmitted directly into the minds of every living thing. People asleep were forcefully awakened from the ear-splitting noise. All around the world, animals and humans alike, were inhibited from shock upon hearing it. The sound they heard was the ringing of a microphone, and shortly afterwards, the voice of a man. Very clearly the voice was translated to each persons respective language as the man spoke.
"What was this planet called again? Earth? Really? Only about 8.5 billion?"
"This is going to be fun" he sarcastically mumbled.
"What's the race? Humans? Last human planet we had was a few millenniums ago, right? They were all pretty weak. Oh well let's just get this over with."
The man sighed.
"O- Oh this this thing on? That's awkward"
He finally realized he was already talking to the world. One could picture the man scratch the back of his head as he said this.
"Anyways, listen up everyone! I'm only going to explain this once, so don’t forget any of it. You’re all about to partake in a game!”
This is a story of young man who got summoned and collared up as a minion of a devil king. After being released, the demented young man turned into a vigilante, hunting down criminals and the likes of degenerates. Paranoid and a chaser of death, the despairing young man walks the world that was a save by a Hero...
There are a thousand ways to die in the desert-desperate outlaws, deadly predators, murderous elements, and betrayal. . .
Kaitar Besh, a veteran scout as legendary for his cynicism as his skills, is ordered to brave the deadly Shy'war-Anquai desert one last time. Escorting Leigh Enderi-a greenhorn Enforcer with a reputation as shady as his own-he soon realizes the ghosts of his past have come to haunt more than his nightmares.
When the mission breaks down in the wake of bitter hatred and mistrust, even Kaitar's fabled talent may not be enough to bring them home again. Stranded in the red wasteland without contact, food, or water, they uncover a betrayal that could bring all they hold dear crumbling to the dust. . . and tear down the wall of lies surrounding them.
Salt in the Water is the first book in the "A Lesser Dark" series, a sci-fi/fantasy "grimdark" western that crosses several genres. The book includes explicit violence, strong language, and mature themes.
First publication September 9th, 2016 , on Createspace and Amazon.com
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Elizabeth Wilson commits suicide. She was the golden girl among her peers in Darkwood, Washington who stood above the pressure of her drug-ridden town. Explore the summer before her senior year that triggered the domino effect of Elizabeth's emotional and psychological breakdown that lead her to take her own life.
This is the prequel to the main story, Petrichor and was never intended to be made. I wrote this because I wanted to explore Elizabeth's character and show how the main characters have changed since this event. I decided to release this first because Petrichor is undergoing a full rewrite.
In the meantime, I'm writing a side story called Mourning Glory that takes place between the second and third act of Petrichor. Development is going rather fast so I suggest to to read that if you like this story
A group of friends are teleported to another planet. Along the way they befriend dwarves and elves, and find out it is a battle planet for a race called tyters, and the humans are the prey! They have three years to level up and grow as strong as possible before before the hunt begins. In a stroke of luck they learn how to use magic, but will it be enough for them to survive?
The empire has spread its wings and left the home world Guidance behind. Driven by their quest for vengeance the first two fleets are now paving a way through hostile territory towards the home world of the Ercinee. For nearly two decades they have been at the front keeping any enemies at bay so the Third Fleet may continue it's journey without Interference.
The Third harbors the next Generation of soldiers for the war together with everything needed to colonize new planets and spread the will of the emperor.
Chris, Alex, Sam and Dorian were born and raised in the fleet. Their home has been a complex dedicated to train them so they may strengthen the weakened front. The four of them befriend each other and decide they would need to quicken their way up the military ladder by participating in the annual War Games as an Independent faction.
Michael Strong never had a very good life nor he thinks he has done anything special. But then, something comes his way. Something that will finally change everything that was bad. Something which will give him the meaning he always wanted. But every meaning requires a sacrifice...
Keflar was a cockroach in his past life. But due to the will of souls and the Gods above. He got reincarnated into a human's body and have decided that he would do his best to torment the same kind of beings that made his past life a living hell . But nonetheless there are many obstacles on his way and the fact that he is now human remains....So, will he achieve his goal? Or will he have to let go of all the hatreds behind and follow the way towards being human?
Please Note! I will be pulling my Squire of War and Dragonsign books at the end of the month! So by all means, binge read if you like, and I hope you enjoy :) You guys have been absolutely fantastic, thank you so much for being a part of my writing journey! I'm getting ready to take the next step, and if you'd like to continue the journey with me, please feel free to sign up to my mailing list!
But don't worry, my tentative plan is to continue posting early drafts of my Dragonsign adventures and my litRPG adventures - BEFORE I do the final draft and take them down :). This way, my fans can continue reading here, and those who really liked it can do me the ultimate compliment of checking it out on Amazon as well! (Or just posting an honest review would also by super appreciated!)
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BOOK ONE IS COMPLETE.
Highrock - The most renowned mililtary academy in all of Erovering, where Squires of War go to master all the arts of savagery, mayhem, and death.
Jess is one such Squire, determined to prove herself at all costs, willing to blacken her dagger for king and country, no matter the scars she suffers to body and soul.
Yet never are the stakes higher than when she loses everything, forced to wear the robes of the penitent, scorned by so many who had admired her only days before.
Only then is she truly tested, serpents long hidden baring their fangs to strike, and Jess must face the horrors of living nightmare if she is to have any hope of saving her school.
AUTHOR'S NOTE - In deference to reader feedback, I have ELIMINATED scenes that clashed with character concepts. - (No romance) - Blood, violence, brotherhood, and treacherous serpents eager to strike are still as before.
This is NOT litRPG (but if you like litRPG please check out Endless Online: Oblivion's Blade :) - This is epic fantasy, treacherous and bloody. The hero pays a cost in humiliation, pain, and revels in her bloodthirst. - If you like such fare, I hope you enjoy this tale.
If you'd like lighter fare, about a girl chasing her dreams more than surviving serpents aligned against her, check out my original take on Jessica's tale. http://www.royalroadl.com/fiction/8549/squire-of-war-version-10
PS whichever path you choose, fear not. Converging timelines (a link at the end of this story :) lets me port readers right into book 2 in the series.
The journey of Jack (The Fool Tarot) As he wanders the world and meets the other tarots, the experience of life that every person must incorporate to realize his wholeness.
also his side kick, Dog.
This is a reimaginative journey written by a spice that is feeling cold.