Meet Ejoq Dosantos: loner, nomad, and professional gunner for corporate and privately-owned armed merchant vessels.
In a future filled with pirates, venal business interests, and interstellar intrigue, the fates of people, ships, and entire worlds can sometimes be in just one man's hands.
Star-spanning super-nations, high technology, and good old-fashioned greed!
Better take a deep breath!
Portly, middle-aged, modern day lounge singer, Eddie Kosnofski, is on his way up!
Okay, not really. But he wants to be, which is all he needs to keep on swinging...despite cynicism, anger issues, and questionable talent. With his best friend and agent, Salvatore Deretti, by his side (a lowlife living the high life), and a kooky collection of friends and foes in his face, Eddie hurtles through temper tantrums, bizarre accidents, and oddball humiliations.
The sky's the limit for Eddie K (but the gutter ain't so bad either).
WARNING: NSFW, due to rough language and crude humor!
Nestled in the tumbling White Mountains of Arizona is a small town filled with ordinary folks, living ordinary lives.
Except when they aren't, and when they don't.
Moses, AZ is an audio short story series playing out among the clay and volcanic cinders of the Mogollon Rim -- a place where almost anything can happen. Drama and humor walk hand-in-hand, while ravens watch the world with knowing eyes, and turkey buzzards float upon thermal avenues in the sky.
It's a town just like any other. Or is it?
It's a big galaxy, and there are many yarns to hear. Some are happy, some are sad. Some are thrilling, and some touching.
Ejoq has met all sorts in his travels, and these are their stories.
Space stations, starships, and people just being people.
Ongoing tales from the Stardrifter Universe, updated as I finish them.
In the future, you always have options about work: you can take it or leave it.
Ejoq Dosantos finds himself on a covert cruise to an out-of-the-way star system, a place where ships should not be going.
With a cyborg captain, a hung-over engineer, bickering data analysts, and a mission leader who is more than he seems, doing the job turns out to be only half the job!
Times are changing...and Ejoq might not live to see what comes next!
A Spacer's Rules For Success:
Ejoq needs work. The tramp starship GRIZZELDA needs a gunner. But what starts as a last-minute personnel replacement soon turns into something far more, with a non-functional duty station, his predecessor's emotional fallout, and a deeply buried secret that will change the course of nations.
Through a dark odyssey across a violent, frozen world, and a haze of lies and shadowy clues, Ejoq will face frenzied zealots, frightened elitists, and dangerous mercenaries on an unknown mission.
Revolution, intrigue, and battles among the stars. Better take a deep breath...
A remote corner of a bleak system...
A broken-down gunboat, stuck in space...
An incompetent captain and a misfit crew...
A pirate ship, a silent target, and a whole bunch of secrets...
So how's your day going?
There have to be easier ways to make a living -- easier than dying slowly in an obsolete boat, as its power drains out and life support fails. Forget the job; forget the pirate problem: there's only time for a desperate jury-rig and maybe a little hand-wringing! And anyway...what are the odds of running into trouble way out there?
From a simple drive across town, to dangerous circus hijinks, Eddie and Sal find themselves in one bizarre adventure after another!
Will Eddie ever get his big break? Will Sal ever pay off his loansharks? Can they possibly keep from killing each other, before we even find out?
Eight hilarious adventures for your dancing and dining pleasure.