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


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. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New release - Fists Against Fear


Action-packed urban fantasy with a butt-kicking heroine. 

When financially struggling mixed martial arts fighter Jason accepts an illegal underground bout out of desperation, he meets his match in a mysterious iron-fisted young woman named Cheryl. They find each other to be kindred souls, and strike up a fast friendship. But after Jason learns of Cheryl's history of battling dark creatures and it comes back to haunt her, the two of them must stand together against supernatural evil.

Find it on:


Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New release - The Red Rider


Action-packed fantasy adventure loosely inspired by the Red Riding Hood legend, featuring one tough female warrior. 

After killing the werewolf that took her grandmother's life, a young girl is outcast from her village over the perceived taint from contact with the lycanthrope. A decade later she is the famous Red Rider, slayer of hundreds of werewolves. When she learns of a new breed of more intelligent lupines, her skills are put to the ultimate test, and even the help of other warriors such as overweight knight Herbert and cage fighting champion Evie may not be enough to overcome the rising threat.

Find it on:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords