The cutthroat cosmos
The Cutthroat Cosmos is a budding franchise that seeks to paint a picture of a fresh, absurd, and ultimately hopeful future among the stars through interrelated series, games, podcasts, and more, each of which has been lovingly gifted to my brain by an interdimensional entity. Interested? You can find a variety of free short stories set in the universe by clicking ME.
The Cutthroat Cosmos launched with Interstellar Gunrunner, a wacky romp that follows maverick Bodhi Drezek and his crew in a high-stakes heist (which, as all good heists do, goes horribly awry). You can pick up your copy of Interstellar Gunrunner (now available as a three-book box set!) by CLICKING ME.
What’s it about? I’m glad you asked.
Bodhi Drezek is heartbroken, universally despised, and drowning in debt from the 65 million tons of explosive compounds in his cargo hold. Despite his former glory as one of the galaxy’s foremost arms merchants, times are tough. The tyrannical Halcius Hegemony has nearly finished crushing a rebellion, depriving him of his top two customers.
Under the gun to absolve his debts, Bodhi takes a job to help a group of desperate rebels pull off a daring heist on a Hegemony flagship. But upon grabbing the loot, he realizes his employer only fed him half the story: Instead of precious gems, he’s hauling an alien weapon with apocalyptic levels of power. Accompanied by a future-seeing sidekick, a child prodigy, and the interdimensional being that fuels his ship, Bodhi prepares to pull off the ultimate double-cross – and turn the tide of war.
Standing in his way is the entire Hegemony fleet and his employer’s brutal hunters. But there’s no going back now. The universe’s last hope lies in one man – Bodhi Drezek, arms merchant and circumstantial savior.
Interstellar Gunrunner is a space-opera thrill ride perfect for fans of Firefly, the Bobiverse, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The next entry in the Cutthroat Cosmos, perfect for action and gaming fans, is the high-octane thrill ride of Purifier, which was co-authored with my good friend Curator Omega. Book one, Kill Streak, is out now. You can order a copy by CLICKING ME for Kindle, or CLICKING ME for Audible.
Looking for a synopsis? Here you go.
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 . . .
Maybe you’re looking for something darker, grittier. More cerebral. If that’s the case, check out Operation Brushfire, a novel I penned with the award-winning Rhett C. Bruno. We were fortunate enough to have it narrated by the legendary Lou Diamond Phillips. Interested yet? You can find all links to purchase options by CLICKING ME.
He’ll do anything for the truth. They’ll do anything to bury it.
Henry Stasik, an Internal Affairs agent for the globe-spanning Coalition, is no stranger to crooked agents or scandals. He’s a truth-junkie. An addict. But when international celebrity Anastasia Danicheva specifically demands his presence at a police station, everything changes. The Coalition, which has brought peace through uniting the world under a single banner, wants her dead. But none of their case against her adds up.
Stasik can’t help but need to know why.
Hours after taking her under his department’s protection, a cybernetically enhanced hitman nips at Stasik’s heels. Witnesses disappear or turn up in pools of blood. And lurking above it all, guarded by a genocidal AI construct, is a secret that threatens to dismantle a perfect world and–Stasik himself.
Man in the High Castle meets Blade Runner with a dash of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in this breakneck sci-fi spy thriller set in a drug-fueled alternate history from the number one Audible best-selling author of Titanborn, Rhett C. Bruno, and James Wolanyk. Performed by award-winning actor Lou Diamond Phillips, star of Prodigal Son, Young Guns, and La Bamba.
If science fiction isn’t your thing, feel free to check out my metaphysical fantasy series, Scribes. You can find them all for sale through my Amazon portal, which is found by CLICKING ME.