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Sholan Alliance Excerpts by on

Samples from all nine books, in order, for you to browse. Turning Point Fortune’s Wheel Fire Margins Razor’s Edge Dark Nadir Stronghold Rising Between Light and Darkness Shades of Grey Circle’s End


Circle’s End Excerpt by on

THE LEGEND OF THE ZSADHI “In the dawn of our people,” began J’korrash, “there was a time that stood out in our turbulent history for its peace and prosperity. Trade agreements were sealed, and marriages arranged. The lands of the Queen knew only plenty and prosperity, as did their neighbors. Down the river, trade boats… Read more »


Dark Nadir Excerpt by on

CHAPTER 1: DAY 1 Cryo, the long night without end, the cold from between the stars. Heartbeat and breathing decelerate as the chill gradually seeps deep into flesh and bones, robbing them of warmth, of movement. Thoughts slow, messages no longer being sent to limbs and organs as the mind pulls itself back, retreating from… Read more »


Razor’s Edge Excerpt by on

PROLOGUE Rezac lunged past the alien for the floor of the stasis cube base unit, trying to reach a pistol that lay there. The alien reached out and stopped him. No, don’t. He’ll have us killed before you reach it. You’re weak from being inside that cube. You both nearly died. Wait for now. Shocked… Read more »


Fire Margins Excerpt by on

PROLOGUE “Approaching the trading world now, General M’ezozakk,” said his navigator. “Inform Priest J’koshuk that his skills are needed,” said M’ezozakk, watching as the planet grew larger on the main view screen. “No need, General, I’m here,” said the priest, stepping out of the bridge access corridor. Behind him the door ground noisily as it… Read more »


Fortune’s Wheel Excerpt by on

Prologue Adjutant Myak pressed the chime on the outside of Commander Raguul’s private quarters and waited. He could have used the comm, but both he and the Commander preferred the personal touch.As the door slid open, he stifled a yawn, extending his claws to scratch vigorously behind his left ear. He’d get no more sleep… Read more »


Turning Point Excerpt by on

PRELUDE Carrie slept lightly, on the edge of wakefulness as always when Elise was working at Geshader, the Alien Pleasure City. Despite the sleeping pill and her sister’s mental block, vague images from Elise drifted through her sleeping mind, interweaving themselves with her dreams. Once more dwarfed by the size of her parents, she tossed… Read more »


Alien Species by on

Sketches by Mike Gilbert and Phil Eggerding. The Sholans They are the felinoid species who feature predominantly in my novels. They are in the process of evolving away from four-legged locomotion and though definitely upright, prefer to hunt on all fours. They are my favorite species in the Alliance. I chose to write about felines… Read more »


Shades of Gray Excerpt by on

CHAPTER 1 The Tushuu, Zhal-Arema, Month of Love 2nd day (March) A warning tone, followed by a burst of complex trilling speech through the conference suite’s comm, took Kaid’s attention away from the scaled holo image of the City of Light they were studying. Toueesut, leader of the Touibans quartered on Kusac’s estate, frowned, his… Read more »


Character Lists for Between Darkness and Light by on

Compiled by Marsha Jones. Abbreviations B Cabbaran C Chemerian EH Earth Human J Jalnian KH Keissian Human L Leska M Sumaan ML mixed Leska PV Prime Valtegans MV M’zull Valtegans ChV Ch’almuth Valtegans S Sholan S/H offspring of mixed Leskas T Touiban TL TeLaxaud U U’Churian V Valtegan anc ancient times f female m male… Read more »