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About Chris Kennedy
A Webster Award winner and three-time Dragon Award finalist, Chris Kennedy is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher who has written over 30 books and published more than 200 others. Get his free book, “Shattered Crucible,” at his website, https://chriskennedypublishing.com.
Called “fantastic” and “a great speaker,” he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions, and writing guild presentations. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, “Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores.”
Chris lives in Coinjock, North Carolina, with his wife, and is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degrees in both business and public administration. Follow Chris on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ckpublishing/.
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Five years ago, aliens destroyed a carrier and its airwing at Jupiter without warning.
Since then, the Earth’s nations have learned to work together, and they want to know more about the aliens who appeared, attacked, and vanished without a trace.
The Americans have provided a new carrier and a slew of space fighters. Chinese engine and gravity technology has made going after the invaders possible. And the Russians have developed a new control system for the American fighters that will give the craft never-before-seen capabilities.
Most importantly, this blend of technology has allowed for pilots to connect directly to their ships, amplifying their reflexes and giving them the ultimate edge in combat.
Mankind’s next war is upon us, and Uplink Squadron is the tip of the spear.
It’s time to plug in and save the world.
INCLUDES THE BONUS SHORT STORY "THE JUPITER INCIDENT"
Experience this riveting first entry in the Uplink Squadron series from USA Today Bestselling Authors J.N. Chaney and Chris Kennedy. If you're a fan of Top Gun and Starship Troopers, you'll love this incredible new series.
A joint task force of humans and synthetic intelligences (SIs) has defeated the Overlord’s Fleet Twenty-Seven and peace reigns throughout the region surrounding Earth… for now.
But the Overlords are sure to return once they find out their fleet was destroyed, and they’ll be back with a strong enough force to ensure the Terrans don’t win a second time.
Commander Lance Baker and Commander Sofia Jimenez have a brief moment in time and space to come to terms with their allies, train new forces—including new SIs—and prepare for a battle which is sure to be bigger and more horrific than anything they’ve seen before.
Uplink Squadron has been successful to this point through a combination of skills and good luck, but the storm that’s coming will be strong enough to blow all of that away. Can Baker and Jimenez have Earth’s fleet ready in time, or will this be the end of everything they’ve been fighting for—including the Earth itself?
It’s time to plug back in and save the world.
In New York Times-bestselling science fiction epic Out of the Dark, Earth beat back an alien invasion. Now we've got to make sure they don't come back, in Into the Light.
The Shongairi conquered Earth. In mere minutes, half the human race died, and our cities lay in shattered ruins.
But the Shongairi didn’t expect the survivors’ tenacity. And, crucially, they didn’t know that Earth harbored two species of intelligent, tool-using bipeds. One of them was us. The other, long-lived and lethal, was hiding in the mountains of eastern Europe, the subject of fantasy and legend. When they emerged and made alliance with humankind, the invading aliens didn’t stand a chance.
Now Earth is once again ours. Aided by the advanced tech the aliens left behind, we’re rebuilding as fast as we can.
Meanwhile, a select few of our blood-drinking immortals are on their way to the Shongairi homeworld, having commandeered one of the alien starships...the planet-busting kind.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Lieutenants Lance Baker and Sofia Jimenez saved Earth in the fateful battle against the aliens who’d been intent on its destruction. But there’s a problem.
One of the enemy carriers got away.
Not only did that, but it fled to a star that’s out of reach of Terran jump technology, and it’s probably going for reinforcements. Worse, the final battle to save Earth resulted in the destruction of most of Terra’s defensive forces, and Lance and Sofia still have no idea what’s waiting for them among the stars.
Except that whatever’s out there, it doesn’t like them very much. And they’ve got nothing to stop it.
Lance and Sofia will have to reconstitute Uplink Squadron and lead it back to the stars to find out about the aliens that have attacked—who they are and where they’re hiding—and they may have to do it without Irina and Daiyu, who the Russians and Chinese want back. Now.
They’ll have to find the alien home world and prevent a devastating war. Because there’s no one else who can.
It’s time to plug back in and save the world. Again. Before it's too late.
After getting shot down over Tau Ceti, Uplink Squadron commanding officer Lance Baker
has come to the realization that Earth is fighting for the wrong side in the ongoing galactic war.
The only problem—their allies, the Overlords, control the Solar System, and to do anything other
than what they bid is suicide for humanity.
But other humans—the Kardons—exist, and if an alliance was possible, maybe, just maybe,
Earth could get the help it needs to throw off the Overlords’ shackles. Unfortunately, the
Kardons are on the wrong side of the battle lines, and if any emissaries are seen crossing them,
the Earth will get bombed out of existence.
Baker will have find a way to get to the Kardons’ home planet without being seen, negotiate
an alliance, and bring Earth the help it needs to get out from under the Overlords, while the rest
of Uplink Squadron continues to kill the people they’d like to be allied with. It’s a terrible plan—
and one that could easily result in the destruction of the Earth—but it’s the only one they’ve got.
It’s time to plug back in and save the world.
Contact has been made with the alien Overlords. They’re not the end of our civilization like we feared; instead, they were just training us to participate in a galactic war they’ve been fighting.
Or so they say.
But with an Overlord fleet in the solar system—far larger than anything we could hope to fight—when they ask for our help in the war, what can we say other than “Yes?”
We were barely holding our own against the military castoffs of the Overlords, though—how can we expect to fight in the front lines of a galaxy-wide war against the upscale technology of the new enemy, the Kardons?
Lance and Sofia will have to upgrade Uplink Squadron with new weapons and tactics if they’re to last beyond the first few minutes in this new way of war. But when they meet the new enemy in battle, it becomes obvious that the Overlords aren’t telling us everything, and Lance and Sofia are forced to wonder if they’re fighting for the right side. With the Overlords holding the Solar System, though, does it matter?
It’s time to plug back in and save the world.
Analysts have long predicted that China would go to war to reintegrate the province of Taiwan. It isn’t a matter of “if;” it’s a matter of “when.” For decades, the only thing that has kept China from invading Taiwan is the American promise to defend it, even if that means World War III. To date, China has not been ready to go that far. But what if China figured out a way to put the United States on the sidelines of their fight to regain Taiwan? Would they do it then?
Drawn from today’s headlines, Red Tide: The Chinese Invasion of Seattle is set in a not-too-distant future where China decides to invade Seattle to use American citizens as high-stakes chips in a game of nuclear blackmail. Will the United States get Seattle back? It will, if a shot down F-18 pilot, a retired Navy SEAL, and a platoon of Army Rangers have anything to say about it.
Written by a former aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft for the United States Navy, including many missions supporting U.S. Special Forces, Red Tide: The Chinese Invasion of Seattle is a look at one possible future that isn’t as improbable as you might think. Events in it are not only possible, they’re already happening. Could China attack the United States to get back Taiwan?
We thought the war against China would be fought in Asia. We were wrong.
Books in The Theogony Series
Occupied Seattle Duology
1. Red Tide, Occupied Seattle #1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0160RR8BU/)
2. Occupied Seattle, Occupied Seattle #2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0160SHB3E/)
The Theogony Trilogy
1. Janissaries, The Theogony #1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I59QVL0)
2. When the Gods Aren’t Gods, The Theogony #2 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JW4OFE2/)
3. Terra Stands Alone, The Theogony #3 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQDWBHO)
Codex Regius Trilogy
1. The Search for Gram, Codex Regius #1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010IKQHPI/)
2. Beyond the Shroud of the Universe, Codex Regius #2 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017CFC2DI/)
3. The Dark Star War, Codex Regius #3 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GULFO4O)
The Progenitors’ War Trilogy
1. A Gulf in Time, The Progenitors’ War #1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0829FLV92)
2. A Gulf in the Past, The Progenitors’ War #2 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0888368RJ)
3. The Progenitors’ War, The Progenitors’ War #3 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096WRN6TY)
Tald is the first SalSha Peacemaker Candidate… ever. Some would say he’s not smart enough or good enough to be a Peacemaker, or that the uplift designed to make him a “Sha” failed in his case.
He’s determined to prove them wrong.
But when he’s given the mission of finding the missing Veetanho Keesius ships—vessels that have the capability to destroy planets—it quickly becomes apparent that there are more forces at play in the galaxy than are obvious at first glance. Worse, most of them don’t expect him to succeed… and others don’t want him to.
Tald has an ace up his sleeve, though. His father—who he’s lived in the shadow of, his entire life—has been a member of the Golden Horde mercenary organization for as long as there have been SalSha, and Tald knows Sansar Enkh, the head of the company.
Tald thinks he knows what he’s doing—he’s worked hard and studied harder at the Academy, after all—but when he finds out that things aren’t quite the way they were portrayed in school, he rapidly finds himself in over his head, with deputies that seem more intent on killing each other than solving the case.
Can Tald find the missing ships or will other factions use them to start the next Great Galactic War?
On the African savanna, the male lion is the lord who watches over his family, while the females of the clan do the real work.
Joel, “The Lyon” Lyons thought that owning a mercenary company would be similar—he could sit back and allow the Lyoness to run the Pride. Everything would go well, money from successfully completed contracts would flow like water into his bank accounts, and everything would be as easy as it had been for him when he’d owned a chain of highly-successful restaurants.
It’s easy to be full of pride when everything is going your way.
But when he runs afoul of Peepo, the Veetanho who is arguably the most successful mercenary general in galactic history, he finally meets his match—someone who is every bit the master of logistics he is—and he is brought low.
The true measure of a man isn’t in never being knocked down, though—it’s in what you do when you are. When Peepo leaves him for dead on the battlefield, will the Lyon slink away from the galactic spotlight, or will he get back up again and let the galaxy hear him roar?
Now he leads the life of a playboy, enjoying a stipend from the family to stay out of the way. But someone is out to get his family, and Nigel is all that stands between the hidden enemy and the destruction of Asbaran Solutions and the Shirazi family.
Nigel will have to learn to control himself if he’s going to take the reins of the company, figure out who’s behind the vendetta against Asbaran, and work out a way to stop them. But they’ve taken his sister hostage, and that makes him a very, very angry man!
Salvage System is a beacon of hope, and a number of other races continue looking toward it as an inspiration for how to live and govern themselves, and—in some cases—for assistance in defending themselves and throwing off oppressive regimes.
But the galaxy is a big place, and many of the races in it aren’t friendly. Would these forces like to take over Salvage System and acquire its resources? Absolutely.
Fifteen incredible authors take you further into the Salvage Title universe, giving you looks at some of the beacons of hope…and some of the malevolence that has yet to show its face. Can Harmon Tomeral and his friends hold out against it? Take a look inside and find out!
With stories by:
Brad R. Torgersen
Christopher G. Nuttall
Quincy J. Allen
Robert E. Hampson
Jon R. Osborne
Ian J. Malone
David Alan Jones
William Joseph Roberts