Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Met Melinda Brasher - Author, traveler, dreamer

Melinda Brasher loves visiting alternate worlds through books and exploring this world through travel. She's currently quite obsessed with Alaska, and has lived in Poland, Mexico, and the Czech Republic, teaching English as a second language. Her short fiction appears in The Future Fire, Enchanted Conversation, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and others. Visit her online at

By Melinda Brasher

Takumi shoved the slimy thing in Victoria’s face, his eyes wide as his smile. “Look,
Mom. It likes me.”

Victoria laughed. This was a far cry from Takumi’s first eight years of life, growing up
in Tokyo, where his feet had touched the ground maybe twice, where the potted plants in
the sky bridges had a rubbery look.

“Did you ever see a slug back on Earth?” Takumi asked.

On their yearly vacations, they’d taken him to the sea, the Peace Gardens, and even the
protected forests of United Europe. They’d spent three days on a working farm once as
part of an ecotour. Still, none of that had rivaled the wild emptiness of New Eden, where
you didn’t have to stay on trails, where pesticides and repulsion fields hadn’t cleaned up
the outdoors for all the gawking tourists.

“I don’t think that’s a slug,” Victoria said. Half of her wanted to reach out and touch the
squishy blue-black mess of living matter squirming lazily between Takumi’s fingers.
Probably she should tell him to put it down. It could be poisonous. Full of germs at the
least. But she didn’t have the heart. Instead she looked over her shoulder to see if her
husband had any biological theories to share.

Kiyoshi wasn’t even looking at them. He’d stopped between two trees, his head twisted
back, his body completely still.

“What is it?” she asked, instinctively lowering her voice.

His head snapped back toward them. “Nothing.”

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Friday, October 17, 2014 Book Probe Review of THE LAST HERO

Book Probe
"This book is military space action, but its emotional core is the key to its success. The hero has a daughter, which I highly recommend to anybody.

The strong emotional content is the foundation of a healthy construct of explosions and fighting. Can a book do both well? Sure. Here it is. I could have used more commas, and more proofreading. I can’t un-see such things. It’s a curse. But hey, your mileage may vary.

The fighting is boldly written, with the cathartic thrill of good guys beating up bad guys.
As for the stuff with the dad and his daughter, this book struck me right in the feelings. I also highly recommend that."
Link to Book Probe Reviews

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW RELEASE - THE LAST HERO, a military SciFi Novel

Contact with a race of pacifists convinces mankind to lay down its weapons and keep the peace. The last Medal of Honor recipient, Trent Maxwell, trades glory for the comforts of a family after the U.S. Army disbands. All that ends when an alien menace attacks the New Earth colony, which forces a crash mobilization. Trent finds himself reactivated and traveling through space to distant worlds, in order to stop this new enemy. During the century long journey of death, love, and loss, he also deals with the law of relativity that wreaks havoc with his daughter.

Preview first three chapters here

Order on Amazon here

Order on Amazon here

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Military Science Fiction Dot Com Interviews Nathaniel Danes recently interviewed me in anticipation of my first novel, The Last Hero, set to be released on Oct. 14.

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