It’s been a while.
Most of the past year has been spent writing, editing, meditating, and not doing much else. Didn’t you hear!? There was a pandemic! But enough of that. In the interest of transparency, I’d like to announce some really, really exciting stuff in the realm of books.
My co-author Curator Omega and I are hard at work building an exciting new universe that will last for literally decades to come. The Cutthroat Cosmos. In short, this universe is something akin to the sprawling franchises of Star Wars, Star Trek, or Lord of the Rings. We’ll bring you separate series, standalone novels, short stories, and even a podcast, all of which will flesh out and expand upon a setting that’s equal parts Firefly and Douglas Adams.
The first series in this universe, Interstellar Gunrunner, launched last year. It was an overwhelming hit, both critically and commercially (well, by
my paltry standards, anyhow). If you haven’t yet read it, here’s a handy link: CLICK ME!
The next series, which will debut in late August, is Purifier. This one’s for fans of John Wick, Venom, and the Mandalorian.
What’s the idea behind Purifier? Here’s a sneak peek:
An archeologist becomes host to an alien presence—and a deadly super-soldier—in the first volume of this action-packed science-fiction series.
An archeologist employed by the crime lord Chanzig to locate alien artifacts, Dak Korasa discovers there’s no honor among thieves when he’s wounded by his team and left for dead on a hostile jungle world. On the verge of succumbing, he’s saved by a sluglike organism created by an otherworldly entity. This parasite, or chok’tal, has one purpose: to alter its host’s DNA, turning him into a super-soldier known as a Purifier who is then expected to serve in the “Glorious Game.” Imbued with superhuman strength, speed, and endurance, Dak must kill to earn enough points to win the mysterious game—or the chok’tal will kill him.
The trouble is, neither Dak nor the parasite knows how to reach the final level. Dak’s only guidance comes in the form of the chok’tal’s former host, elite soldier Jekra Modri. With his life on a ticking timer, Dak reluctantly engages in trials of combat, acquiring ever deadlier skills in a quest to free himself of the being mutating his body. But standing in his way is the alien warrior Akasha, who has sworn to destroy all the chok’tal—and Chanzig himself, who seeks to harness the chok’tal’s power for unimaginable horrors . . .
Curator Omega and I look forward to welcoming you to the next chapter of the Cutthroat Cosmos.