Space opera

The Fell of Dark (digital)

PUBLISHER: Challis Tower / LENGTH: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9871445-0-8 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00I5JSYLK / REVISED: August 2018 (ORIGINAL TITLE: War Games)

What can you do when you start falling in love with the woman you’re meant to kill?

Laisen Carros is an agent of the Fusion sent undercover to infiltrate the Perlim Empire. However the years she’s spent impersonating military commander Cheloi Sie are starting to wear her down. She’s sick of the manipulation and duplicity and, after twenty years of being an agent, she wants to live her own life.

To Lith Yinalña, a former Perlim subject now returned to a place she dreads, Cheloi Sie is nothing but a war criminal and Lith considers it her personal mission to kill the Colonel.

Unfortunately for Laisen/Cheloi, the Empire and an idealistic assassin aren’t her only enemies. When Laisen and Lith start falling in love, it’s only a matter of time before someone else in the Empire notices. And acts.

The Fell of Dark (paperback)

PUBLISHER: Challis Tower / LENGTH: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-6481290-6-6 / Amazon ASIN: 0648129063 / REVISED: August 2018 (ORIGINAL TITLE: War Games)

Keywords: Space Opera, Science Fiction with Romantic Elements, SFR, Gestalt SF, Lesbian, Politics, Fusion, Planet Battle-zone

The Ice-Cold Heart


Publisher: Kgruppe LLC / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875441-2-4 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00JONLPBM / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
RELEASE DATE: January 2017

From the autobiography of Itan Refett Benaltep, from his youth in 2523 to his death in 2860

Of all the Naplian emperors, Refett Benaltep was the most cursed. Brought up in a time of ethnic violence and forced into coregentship with a Ffawe rebel who would be praised above him, it seemed there was little Benaltep could do right. Married to the niece of his despised co-ruler, sidelined by the emerging Ffawe power bloc, Benaltep is a joke in his own empire, and he knows it.

Yet beneath his bland grey skull is the brain of a ruler, and even if he can’t change the direction of his beloved empire single-handedly, at least he has seen more of its intrigues and dealings than others more favoured than him. From the rise of Ronal Bonate to the sly scheming that led to the massacre of the Gypsy naplians; from his surprisingly hopeful wedding to the unpalatable decision that led to the attack on Terran-held Baedecker, Benaltep has participated in changes that will transform, strengthen and eventually destroy the Naplian Empire. This is his story.

Keywords: Takamo, Role-playing, MMORPG, Tie-in, Space opera, Empire, Politics, Naplian

Assassin’s Way


Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-3-2 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00JONLPBM
RELEASE DATE: April 2014

Alshandiel Dolrahn wants a new life away from the suffocating world of Qolar. But will the Diplomatic Corps be her salvation or undoing?

“They like them young, smart and on the run.”

Alshandiel feels suffocated by her home planet of Qolar. She finds her fellow Qolari narrow-minded and xenophobic, and the caste system that governs her world rigid and stifling. She is looking for a way out.

The notorious Department of Other Matters deals with things the average Qolari doesn’t want to know about–most notably, the rest of the galaxy.

It sounds only natural that Alshandiel would consider a career within the casteless, outward-looking Department. but DOM holds its own secrets. And, once it has you, it never lets go.

Series: Qolari Diplomatic Corps #1

Keywords: Space opera, Noir, Assassin, Gritty SF, Female Protagonist, Fusion, Stellar Empires, Humanoid Aliens, Politics

Jaguar IV

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9873174-6-9 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00NT0D636 / REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Quinten’s Choice)

Whatever happened to Vigo Halan?

After helping them successfully free a group of Transitionals held at the secret Rannler facility, the best bounty hunter in the galaxy suddenly disappeared. A year and a half later, Quinten still doesn’t know what happened to her.

Then he gets a message from the Telaris system that raises more questions than it answers. Is it Vigo? If so, what is she doing at the edge of Republic space? If it isn’t, who are they, what do they want, and why are they using her name?

Series: Quinten Tamlan #3

Keywords: Space Opera, Science Fiction Adventure, Republic, Galactic Empire, SF Saga


Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-0-1 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00H6AUCQY / REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Quinten’s Revenge)

Quinten goes after the bastard who killed his wife…. (*)

After seven years of enforced isolation, Quinten Tamlan is back on his game and he wants the head of Faks Somen, now leader of the Mitres Raygun pirate cartel, on a platter. There’s only one problem: he only has one ship and two other crewmembers, and that’s not good enough to go up against a well-protected gang of cutthroats.

Knowing he needs allies, Quinten attempts to track down the old members of the ST Alliance, but they’re all dead. The only people willing to assist him are an old pirate and the son of someone he once had a lot of respect for. But the old pirate is the mother of the man who last betrayed him, and there’s something very mysterious about Delee’s son.

Meanwhile, Faks is holed up somewhere, laughing at him. But, Quinten vows, not for much longer.

Series: Quinten Tamlan #2

Keywords: Space Opera, Science Fiction Adventure, Republic, Galactic Empire, SF Saga

(*) I can say “bastard” here and that’s exactly the word I wanted but, bowing to the prudishness of North American etailers, you’ll read this word as “man” at other etailers.


Perdition-200x300Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9871445-2-2 / (Amazon) ASIN: B006VRR8U6 / REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Quinten’s Story)

Quinten Tamlan was once the scourge of the Republic. Then he disappeared….

It’s been seven long years for Quinten Tamlan. Scarred and bitter, he has lost direction and the spark of idealism that once fired his resolve. But when he is forced to take on a new crewmember, he is once more pulled back into a past that refuses to let go.

Quinten believes he has his own problems. He believes he is alone and forgotten. He is wrong. Quite wrong.

Series: Quinten Tamlan #1

Keywords: Space Opera, Science Fiction Adventure, Republic, Galactic Empire, SF Saga