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Enemy of Man by Scott Moon


TITLE – Enemy of Man
SERIES – The Chronicles of Kin Roland
AUTHOR – Scott Moon
GENRE – Science Fiction (military, adventure)
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 223 pages, 85,000 words
PUBLISHER – Scott Moon


Earth Fleet never forgave Kin Roland’s failure at Hellsbreach. Changed by captivity and torture, hunted by the Reapers of Hellsbreach and wanted by the Fleet, Kin hides on a lost planet near an unstable wormhole.
When a distant space battle propels a ravaged Earth Fleet Armada through the same wormhole, a Reaper follows, hunting for the man who burned his home world. Kin fights to save a mysterious native of Crashdown from the Reaper and learns there are worse things in the galaxy than those hunting him. The end is coming and he is about to pay for a sin that…

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Cover reveal for BREAKER (Random House Alibi).

- What Does Not Kill Me -


I’m thrilled to share with you the cover for Breaker, the second book in the Windy City Dark Mystery Series (Random House Alibi). This series is not like most traditional mystery series, in that we don’t have the same protagonist. What we do have is the same city (Chicago) with the first book set in the Wicker Park / Bucktown area, the second in Logan Square, just up the road. I lived in both areas for about twelve years in all, and the backdrop, the atmosphere, the tone and mood, that’s all similar. It’s really more like what Stephen King did for small town Maine, instead of Agatha Christie or F. Paul Wilson.

So, what’s Breaker all about? Our protagonist is Raymond, or Ray to his friends. He lives alone, haunted by secrets in his past, various abuses that his parents and sister lay on him, trying to survive…

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I Should Really Do This More Often …


So being new to this whole “being a writer” gig, I haven’t quite mastered all the ins and outs of the social networking phase. I started my blog to have a place to show off my work, speak my mind, and because EVERYONE in the writing world told me I needed to have one. Smile.

And I love blogging.

But most often I use it to spout off on some idea or ideal I’ve formed in my head or observed about the world, while others writers I know are blogging about books and authors and agents. Tonight I’m going to change that tune a bit.

About a year ago I had the privilege of hearing Andrew E. Kaufman speak at a writers conference. His words have echoed in my head time and again since that night, encouraging me to keep going, keep plugging away, even when I was certain every…

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The end of hope

Plays Well With Words

I’m tired of believing.

Tired of wishing on stars.

Tired of dreaming the impossible dream.

Tired of waiting for answers.

Tired of hoping things will change.

Things won’t change.

But I can.

I can know instead of believe.

I can stop wishing and just enjoy the stars.

I can wake from impossible dreams and see what really is possible.

I can find out instead of waiting for answers from something else.

I can change instead of hoping my world will.

Belief is an excuse if there is no movement behind it.

Wishes need dedication to become reality.

Dreams can prevent you from seeing the beauty in each moment.

Waiting for answers is never as satisfying as discovering the truth.

Hoping things will change, can keep you from changing yourself.

Goodbye belief.

Goodbye wishes.

Goodbye dreams.

Goodbye waiting.

Goodbye hope.

Hello reality. Hello action. Hello me. Hello you?

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Jorah Mormont, the Antagonist

I wonder if Jorah Mormont could defeat Sandor Clegane?

Benjamin Walker Colt

Who isn’t a fan of George R. R. Martin’s books? What? There are people who don’t like the vast array of characters, complicated plot lines, and general misfortune that befalls every character? I don’t believe it. I’m a huge fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the power of the antagonist. Jorah Mormont is an exiled knight of Westeros who is in love with Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, rightful heir to the Iron Throne and all that. Jorah began his association by spying on her, but soon switched his allegiance and became sworn to her by duty and love. Of course, he pays a price for his duplicity when she finds out.

Yet, none of that is what makes Jorah Mormont the perfect antagonist (from a writer’s standpoint). Jorah is constantly at odds with his queen. He doesn’t…

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Interview with Cliff Roberts


Cliff Roberts


I am an author of four novels all four of which have been ranked #1 at one time. Actually all four have been ranked#1 at least twice.

Next book : Reprisal! The Eagle’s Sorrow 

The world is shaken to its foundations by a terror attack, so huge and destructive that it disrupts the entire world’s economy. Hamburg, Germany is a powerful economic engine for the European continent and the EU. It serves as the commercial and consumer goods distribution point for the majority of Europe. The attack on Hamburg, Germany is a key lynch pin in the Brotherhood of the Sword’s, plan to dominate the world and is the focus point of the second stage of that plan.

After the attack the western powers are crippled and are forced to struggle for their economic lives. When they choose to focus on economic recovery while providing only a…

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