Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New release - GLORIOUS

An action packed comedic fantasy with a wannabe butt-kicking heroine. 

Ever since she glimpsed Virgil the Champion as a little girl, Gloria knew he was the only one for her. She spends her life dreaming of him, drawing his adventures and trying to teach others to "walk the path of champions." When she gets a chance to watch him fight in a tournament, she eagerly does so only to see him lose to the best warrior in the kingdom. Unable to accept this, Gloria vows to avenge his honor by learning his style in order to defeat his opponent. And so the delusional fangirl begins an unpredictable journey that will change her life, and the world...

A novella. Find it on:

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TXE253Y/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TXE253Y/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/522011

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New short story with a badass female cage fighter

Lighthearted cage fighting action with a badass antiheroine and a touch of fantasy. 

Legendary mixed martial arts champion turned promoter Kacey Norris decides to start an all-inclusive open weight, open gender division to show everyone that women can hang with the men. Things don't go the way she planned, prompting her to come out of retirement to prove the point herself. But when her ego runs out of control and threatens to damage the sport she worked so hard to build, it's up to her loving partner Steve to save the day - perhaps with a bit of supernatural help.

Set in the same world as the Tales of the Gothic Warrior series. Find it on:

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SF3OJXI/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SF3OJXI/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/511943

Friday, December 12, 2014

New (old) Rose short released

Scarred and weary veteran warrior Rose meets the spirit of an ancient hero king, with whom she finds she has more than a little in common.

A short story previously published in Blazing! Adventures Magazine. Takes place after Iron Seeds. Find it on:

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QSS99B4/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QSS99B4/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/500373

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New release - Raiders of the Dry Coast

Julius knows nobody wants to be friends with the bodyguard of an insane wizard. Having served Zog all his life, he wonders if there can be more for him than being the lonely companion to someone who views him as little more than a helpful pet. He finally quits after his master drags him off to hellish worlds full of slimy tentacles in search of power over life and death. Julius comes home alone, only to discover Zog's magic has dried up the sea on which the surrounding countries depend. Outlawed by the world, he cuts a deal with a king to help restore stability to the realm in exchange for amnesty.

He hires brawling adventurers Claudia and Leon, and the three endure blistering dust storms and desert heat while battling monsters and displaced pirates to bring peace to the coast. After one of them pushes themselves beyond reasonable limits to save his life, Julius learns to open his heart to the carefree young wanderers who become his first real friends. But when a spectre of his past comes back to haunt him, Julius' new friendships and conscience will be tested against that which even he fears.

Find it on:

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OW7MXB6/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OW7MXB6/?tag=bilthestaarts-20

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/487654

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New short story - girl versus robot action

Lighthearted sci-fi action with a tough fighting heroine.

Ridden with guilt after accidentally killing her abusive boyfriend, former gang leader Jilly Bean only wants to live her life in peace. But when a men's rights group determines that justice has not been served, she finds herself the target of their killer robot - the TerMANator

Find it on:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

New release - Iron Seeds

The continuing saga of a warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

Rose thought she had saved her children from a dread prophecy by destroying the evil they were foretold to revive. Her kids grown, the family now adventures together in search of lost knowledge. But when the wheels of destiny turn again and a dark fate looms over the twins once more, they all must face the most powerful enemies yet.

Eighth in the Iron Flower series. Find it on:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tough no matter what

One of the greatest downed poses ever belongs to Rebecca from the Neo-Geo Double Dragon fighting game. She looks badass in victory as expected

but also does so in (temporary) defeat.

Despite her health meter having run out, which is usually assumed to lead to a state of unconsciousness in these types of games, she continues to hold her head up and make a fist with her right hand like a trooper. Even 'knocked out' Rebecca is still strong! So tough and inspiring.