Crow – The AwakeningYou know you've had a bad day when you are chased by a psychopath and his army of secret agents, tormented by the monsters of your nightmares, and your imaginary Elf girlfriend won't stop whispering from the shadows. All he wanted was a little peace and solitude while he cracked into super-secret government servers to search for his missing parents.About the Book
You know you’ve had a bad day when you are chased by a psychopath and his army of secret agents, tormented by the monsters of your nightmares, and your imaginary Elf girlfriend won’t stop whispering from the shadows. All he wanted was a little peace and solitude while he cracked into super-secret government servers to search for his missing parents.
He is Steven Crow – target of violent secret agents and monsters alike for reasons he can’t remotely comprehend. Loved by an Elf of his imagination who may not be what she appears to be. And going silently mad as he seeks answers to who he is and why he’s being pursued.
From a review: “The Matrix meets Avatar with a bit of Jason Bourne for flavor. Michael has a winner and definitely a new fan. Looking forward to the release of the next book in the series and what could possibly be a big screen hit.”Look InsideDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the page above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Book 2 of the Crow series, Crow – The Betrayal. In Book 1 we left off with Steven discovering who he was. In Book 2, he has to come to grips with his new reality. Complications include the majority of a vast alien civilization hating and fearing him for being a deviant Gatekeeper, a secret organization on Terra that covets his abilities, a divided alien team on Terra pushing and pulling him in different directions, and an anomaly in his very nature that threatens to usurp everyone’s plans for him and threatens the Earth itself.
Here is Chapter 1. It has endured a several revisions and a thorough editing process, and will be treated to more editing as the book is refined until it is ready.… Read the rest...
Another entry from the First Draft archives. It’s been edited but will likely change a little through future revision and editing steps. The third chapter of my “The Gate” series, a story where an alien intelligence gathering and rescue mission goes dreadfully wrong and exposes a dark web of subterfuge woven by an insidious enemy. Here I expand the set a little, introduce yet more players into the story and introduce a little friction between the main characters.
Bill looked at his security monitors one last time before laying back in bed. Not a blip. But then, there never has been a blip.… Read the rest...
I inserted a new chapter 2, moving the old chapter 2 into the chapter 3 slot. It fleshed out the MC a little better and gave more insight to the crisis the MC was suffering. Chapter 2 of tentatively named “The Gate” series, where a down and out CIA agent is tasked with an insultingly menial job which turned into something that had interstellar consequences. Rough edit at the moment.
“You’re going back in too soon! The Conduit is getting feedback.”
Karan’za ignored the warning and lay down on the mat. She looked up at the living ceiling and took in a deep breath.… Read the rest...
Here it is, in all it’s first draft, freshly revised, and quickly edited glory. The first chapter of my “The Gate” series, a story where an alien intelligence gathering and rescue mission goes dreadfully wrong and exposes a dark web of subterfuge woven by an insidious enemy. This is where I take a lot of loose strings and begin weaving the tapestry of the story. Enjoy:
She thought she’d be safe there in the alley. It was secluded and quiet that night. But not quiet enough. The cacophony of Terran life in the highrises around her was still deafening.… Read the rest...
In my universe, the source of Terra’s vampire legends are a species called Keratians. Their home is Toros, a large world that orbits a bright red dwarf. The gravity there is relatively intense. We would weigh five times greater were we to step onto Toros. That may not seem like much, but consider that on Uranus, you would weigh a little over eight times what you do now.
Keratians are humanoids and can easily be modified to appear human, provided they are not examined too closely. Their morphology is anything but, however. True to vampire lore, they do have a liquid diet.… Read the rest...