Jet Black and the Escape from Culver City #1

Jet Black and the Escape from Culver City #1

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Disillusionment can be a great motivator, and when the only way out is up Jet learns that friends can be found in the most unlikely of places: that a courier service is much more than delivering parcels and that diamonds are everyone's best friends.This is the first book in the Jet Black series.Disillusionment can be a great motivator, and when the only way out is up Jet learns that friends can be found in the most unlikely of places: that a courier service is much more than delivering parcels and that diamonds are everyone's best friends.In the Company Wars Chronicles I have a character called Alan P. Ellis. Alan is portrayed as an arrogant and self-important writer, who is the author of a series of books about Jet Black. The idea was to depict Jet Black as a kind of Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers; the kind of over the top character that gets into fanciful and implausible situations. But as anyone who writes will know our characters sometimes refuse to act the way we intended them to, and it occurred to me long after I had introduced Alan that by making Jet into a far-fetched character gave me the opportunity to use a few what if situations I had at the back of my mind without taking the stories too seriously. Jet may have started as a joke, but it seems Alan has had the last laugh.
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Hope

Hope

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Nicholas learns the secret of Basilisk, but will a machine be enough to face the Marshal and the might of the Drakken alone.The gods have played the Great Game for eons, and worlds have hung in the balance. Some worlds have survived, some have been destroyed, and some of the playing fields have existed in a draw. The last game nearly brought about the destruction of man and god alike, requiring drastic measures to reset the board. Now, the current iteration of the Great Game draws to a close, the winner nearly decided. All the gods have played their parts, save one. The God of Chaos has been unbound, the rules granting him one last move... But this particular god hates doing what is expected.
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Death in Pod Eighteen

Death in Pod Eighteen

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Is Mathew becoming paranoid; even when more people die he isn’t sure, and what about the beautiful married woman, is she to be the next victim?While handling my laptop and computer every day, I have grown accustomed to sitting in front of it with a cup of strong coffee, as I wait for it to start up, then to load up applications and finally load the internet. The situation did not get any better, as I have to regularly download stuff from internet and already wasted a lot of money paying so called computer professionals who have been giving me false promises. Sometime or the other, even you must have come across something similar.I have made a list of the most easily performing tasks to remove the problem of slowness from my computer. And with this ebook, you can also say goodbye to the slow computer problem once and for all… Not just blunt instructions: I have combined it with proper guidance so that the most computer illiterate person can handle the daily issues with their computer. With a dedicated section for Windows 7 users and a list of the most efficient freeware available in the market, you can also become like me… self-dependant: "Computeristically"!
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Riot and Disorder - Orbit the Sun – Part 7

Riot and Disorder - Orbit the Sun – Part 7

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Earthrise is out of control and heading the wrong way. The command structure has collapsed and gangs are starting to roam the space station. If that wasn’t bad enough Jennifer has betrayed Mathew’s trust, and the fox has been given permission to look after the chickens.Sycko is a loser: he can never hold on to a job for more than a few weeks, he’s got no girlfriend, no one knows how he scraped through school and he’s just been fired again. But when his friend Judas, who realizes that Sycko has his final pay along in cash, takes him to a seedy bar that also runs a brothel upstairs, Sycko gets into a chance encounter with Jeremiah, Master of the Temple. Master Jeremiah decides to take Sycko to his Temple where he has the chance to completely change his life. Little does Sycko know that lurking beneath the attractive surface of the Temple dark secrets are hidden. Suspenseful, sinister and dark humor capture the frightening reality of a young man descending into religious fanaticism.
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Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

A hotel at the edge of space; a close encounter with an asteroid, and a journey that no-one expected, go to prove that space tourism is the destination for those who have been everywhere, but not the place you want to be when things go wrong.In the royal household of Niahn'si Pohl, the lord's eldest son, Kan, has lived a life of privilege. He has had the best education, been groomed in the courtly arts, and set upon the path of leadership. Chosen by God and fate, he will one day rise to assume his father's throne in loyal support to their great emperor.But in a land where divine providence comes with equally giant stature and dominion over the great, shaggy giants that toil on the Komasaru plains, Kan senses that something is wrong. When one of the massive beasts, a tahn-chen, breaks into the family compound, Kan is forced to face some disturbing implications that cast a dark shadow over the foundation of his entire world.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Mutiny

Mutiny

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

As Earthrise gets closer to the Sun both the heat and tensions are rising. Discipline is falling apart; rumour fuels fear, and both crew and visitors are losing faith in decisions that have been made. Now Andrew has to face the mob before Earth leaves them behind.Part One - Catcher McCall - Regrets and Rescue chronicled the events in Af-fucking-ghanistan, which culminates in inadvertently saving the life of a U.S. Congressman that warrants Catcher McCall to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Because of accepting the reluctant prize, the public's fascination catapults Catcher McCall to be a candidate for the presidency of the United States. What happened next is truer than fiction. As William Faulkner said, "The best fiction is far more true than any journalism."Part Two - I’m Catcher McCall: War hero, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and candidate for the presidency of the United States. Why and how it happened makes telling the truth a revolutionary act. Indeed, truth is not obligated to conform to possibilities, and instead changes with time and convention. Famous Catcher McCall quotes in the context of being a candidate for the presidency. Catcher McCall ... Outsider is presented as a modern day epic in three volumes: Catcher McCall - Regrets and Rescue, Catcher McCall - Respect and Betrayal and Catcher McCall - Lost and Return. Volume Four - Catcher McCall vs. Wall Street is scheduled for release on April 1, 2013.______________
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Colony - Orbit the Sun – Part 9

Colony - Orbit the Sun – Part 9

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Salvation is possible; starvation is averted, and hope is rising aboard Earthrise. Now: just as a future is possible, everything is threatened when Andrew lets himself be manipulated, and Peter makes his move for control.Paris, France 1793Growing up in the court of King Louis XVI, Genevieve enjoys a sheltered privileged life with the gardens of Versailles as her playground, until on the eve of her nineteenth birthday, the king is executed and all hell breaks loose. As family members and close friends fall prey to the Revolution, Genevieve turns to the one man who promises to help her; the shadowy figure in court, and friend to the elder brother that betrayed them all, but is Sebastian worthy of her trust or will he too betray her?Genevieve has a choice to make, one that will change her life forever. Go it alone and try to escape the murderous streets of Paris, or join Sebastian, forget her nightmares and start a new life… an immortal life?
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The Gift of Second Life

The Gift of Second Life

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

A stranger helps and tells an even stranger story that sees Nicholas leave all he has ever known behind and begin his search, but he is now a hunted man, and has to go where danger lurks around every bend.The Sentinels: An order whose sole purpose is to protect the world and its inhabitants from complete destruction, having maintained their post since time immemorial...The life of a knight is seldom easy, doubly so for Anye Everdyne; captain of the Holy Knights of Delrich. Yet through both political and familial resistance to her enlisting in the royal military, she has prevailed and proved to be one of the kingdom's greatest assets.But when sent on a mission designed to bring peace to her kingdom, she is framed for heinous crimes and arrested for treason. Beaten, broken, and betrayed, her life seems over.Little does she know that such events will lead her to her destiny...
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Harriet – The End of Peace

Harriet – The End of Peace

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

A Yin needs a Yang; a prophecy needs heroes; but to those of the old order change is heresy and dissidents need to be hunted down whatever the cost; even if it means a wave of death will spread over the lands of Loc-Sie.From the bestselling author of PODs comes an unforgettable tale of action, intrigue, and following your heart in the midst of betrayal.It's hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while. But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn't a choice. It's a job requirement. And it's a job she can't quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel isn't all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell's demon, wants Milayna's power and he'll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday, after which she becomes untouchable.With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends her way. Fighting by her side is Chay. He's a demi-angel who's sinfully gorgeous, and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love… or her nemesis in disguise?When she learns of a traitor in her group, there's no one she can trust… not even the one she loves.
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Road and Forest

Road and Forest

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Nicholas travels to places far beyond even those he has heard talk of, where friendships old and new are revived; wondrous sights are seen, and a whole new history is revealed. Now he has to make the choice to join in the rebellion or stand by as his world changes yet again.After the interest created by his recently published ebook The Onion Peeler,as promised is the first of two volumes of what the author describes as street poetry,after the style of that great Australian Poet Banjo Paterson. Most of these poems are in a humerous vein and a number are love letters to his beloved City of Nottingham and its people,the remaining poems are a reflection of the darker side of life,human nature,and various events.
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Serene

Serene

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

There are many options to end the World, but it’s always someone; someplace far away who will. Someone who we can't control; it will be these distant people who will set the stage for Armageddon: but suppose it wasn’t, but instead that each one of us was given a choice in our own destruction; if each one of us inadvertently, and individually set the stage for total World annihilation.There are many options to end the World, but it’s always someone; someplace far away who will. Someone who we as individuals can't control; it will be these distant people who will set the stage for Armageddon. In our powerlessness situation the greatest fear is that it will be us who are the cannon fodder or victims: but suppose it wasn’t; but instead that each one of us was given a choice in our own destruction; if each one of us inadvertently, and individually set the stage for total World annihilation.
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Nicholas – The Beginning

Nicholas – The Beginning

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

There comes a time when the last Great War is almost forgotten: a time when people grow and make what they need for the simple lives they live. It is also a time of oppression; when overlords are suspicious of the people, for now is the time foretold. "In the end devastation will be faced. Men will weep. Women will perish. Families will be orphaned. Ruin will reign.There comes a time when the last Great War is almost forgotten: a time when people grow and make what they need for the simple lives they live. It is also a time of oppression; when overlords are suspicious of the people, for now is the time foretold. "In the end devastation will be faced. Men will weep. Women will perish. Families will be orphaned. Ruin will reign. Hope will be gone. Death will give forth life. Out of the sun good will face evil in the unwinnable, final battle. Evil will be ripped apart. Good will be cast into pieces. The prophecy will come to pass…"The Legends of Quone-Loc-Sie are a serialised rework of the Prophecy novel, which as the serial progresses will continue on after the Prophecy ended.
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The Marshals Ace

The Marshals Ace

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

As Nicholas arrives in the city and sets about finding the rebels, the Marshal is consolidating his trap, but it must be without the Drakken.Kyle Foster's summer starts off in an interesting way when he encounters a space object that crash-lands in the forest. Kyle goes off to investigate, and the UFO zaps him with incredible power. As the weeks go by, Kyle learns that he now has control of this power, and it changes everything, including his relationships with his best friends. On top of the usual worry of a teen, Kyle becomes aware that there is another UFO related to the first heading toward Earth. Kyle's caution proves true when the alien attacks, and on top of all of this, other humans are also taking an interest in Kyle, with their own ideas in mind for his power.
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Last Days - Orbit the Sun – Part 10

Last Days - Orbit the Sun – Part 10

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

When Andrew relinquishes command, Peter sees his power under threat; now everything is to play for, between him and Mathew.For The Week Before Halloween, This Joke Book Is FREE! There is a traditional joke form that goes "A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar...". What jokes could one make if more outrageous, supernatural trios walked into that same bar or shared other activities? This book contains jokes about a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, a witch, a Frankenstein monster, a troll, Thor, a skeleton, a Hobbit, the Devil, an angel, a fairy, a zombie, a dragon, and the Invisible Man. Enjoy a Halloween "spook-tacular"!
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Jet Black and the Impossible Forest #4

Jet Black and the Impossible Forest #4

John Stevenson

Fiction / Poetry / Horror

Insurance companies, don’t ya just love them; but when they tell you the terms you do what you have to, even if that means entering a forest out of your worst nightmaresA crashed spaceship; a dark and dangerous alien forest, filled with creatures out of nightmares: and all Jet and the crew have to do is find the hidden cargo, and get off the planet alive.
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