Third Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

It’s that time of year again. The kiddies are back in school, vacations have been vacationed, the season of burned skin is over, and people are getting back into their usual routines.
And you know what that means.
The Third Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale!
Whether you are eating pumpkin spice everything or counting the days until Halloween, as the nights cool, you’re going to want to check out the latest sales in Sci Fi, Fantasy and Mystery from your favorite indies.

The Gods Defense (
By Amie Gibbons (
Sale price: $0.99 from 9/3 to 9/6; $2.99 from 9/6 to 9/9.
Blurb: In a world where the gods and magic have returned, enforcing justice just got a lot more hazardous!
Cassandra Berry is a prosecutor with a problem; the Defendant in her latest case is claiming Dionysus made him do it, and if he wins, defendants across the country will be pulling this excuse in every case. In order to get the god to answer a subpoena, she asks Apollo for help.
But divine favors always come with strings attached…

Sword of Arelion (
By Amanda S. Green (
Sale price: $$2.99
Blurb: War is coming. The peace and security of the Ardean Imperium is threatened from within and without. The members of the Order of Arelion are sworn to protect the Imperium and enforce the Codes. But the enemy operates in the shadows, corrupting where it can and killing when that fails.
Fallon Mevarel, knight of the Order of Arelion, carried information vital to prevent civil war from breaking out. Cait was nothing, or so she had been told. She was property, to be used and abused until her owner tired of her. What neither Cait nor Fallon knew was that the gods had plans for her, plans that required Fallon to delay his mission.
Plans within plans, plots put in motion long ago, all converge on Cait. She may be destined for greatness, but only if she can stay alive long enough.
Dagger of Elanna, Book 2 of Sword of the Gods, coming October 2016.

By Sarah Hoyt
In Avalon, where the world runs on magic, the king of Britannia appoints a witchfinder to rescue unfortunates with magical power from lands where magic is a capital crime. Or he did. But after the royal princess was kidnapped from her cradle twenty years ago, all travel to other universes has been forbidden, and the position of witchfinder abolished. Seraphim Ainsling, Duke of Darkwater, son of the last witchfinder, breaks the edict. He can’t simply let people die for lack of rescue. His stubborn compassion will bring him trouble and disgrace, turmoil and danger — and maybe, just maybe, the greatest reward of all.
Sword and Blood
by Sarah Hoyt
The France of the Musketeers has changed. Decades ago, someone opened a tomb in Eastern Europe, and from that tomb crawled an ancient horror, who in turn woke others of its kind.
Now Paris is beset by vampires, the countryside barren and abandoned. The Cardinal has become a vampire, the church is banned, the king too cowed to fight.
Until now, the three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have stood as a bulwark against the encroaching evil, their swords defending the innocent and helpless.
But last night, in a blood mass, Athos was turned into a Vampire. And a young vampire orphan has just arrived from Gascony: Monsieur D’Artagnan.
Things are about to get… complicated.
This book was originally published under the pen name Sarah Marques.

Jade Star
by Cedar Sanderson
Blurb: Jade is determined to die. She is old, and useless, when she points her tiny subspace craft at the cold stars. She wakes up in the care of others who refuse to grant her death, and instead give her a new mission in life.
Jade isn’t happy, and she only gets angrier when she learns that her mysterious new home hides a horrible secret. It’s time for this old lady to kick butt and take names. Aliens, death, destruction… nothing trumps the fierce old woman who is protecting her family.

Big Blue (
by David L. Burkhead (
Sale price: $2.99
Blurb: When an accidentally detonated nuke from a stolen submarine releases something never before seen, Sea Hawk pilot Lieutenant Steve Pomerantz is sent to investigate. He finds a blue-green monster ten times the size of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex and seemingly impervious to every weapon in mankind’s arsenal.
Earthquakes in the South Pacific, at a location dubbed as the most remote spot on Earth, raise tsunamis all along the West Coast. Air Force Captain Jamal White, pilot of a C-130 Hercules is pulled off of search and rescue duties to ferry two scientists to investigate. What they find is a new continent arisen from the deep. And on that continent something stirs, bringing terror and madness in its wake.
Two monsters, one from the frozen North Atlantic, one from the remote South Pacific, on a collision course with the survival of mankind hanging in the balance.

The Grey Man- Changes (–Changes-JL-Curtis-ebook/dp/B0104JMN0Q/)
By JL Curtis (
Sale price: $0.99 from 9/3 to 9/6; $2.99 from 9/6 to 9/9.
Blurb- When Texas Deputy Sheriff John Cronin thwarts the Cartel’s plan to get paid to smuggle Muslims across the border, he becomes the target of the Cartel once again. One try fails, but the cartel isn’t about to give up. With his granddaughter, Jesse, still recovering from her last run-in with the Cartel and now far away with her Marine husband on a military base, Cronin only has to worry about the innocents around him.
One way or another, this old school law man plans to end this cat and mouse game for good. But, this time, the Cartel is playing for keeps; ending this war might just cost the old man his life.
Either way Cronin plans to go out on his feet, fighting tooth and nail.

Empire of the One (Wine of the Gods Book 14) (
By Pam Uphoff (
Sale price: $0.99
Blurb: They’d been attacked through a dimensional gate. Now they’ve located the attackers’ world and it’s time for Xen Wolfson to do some hands-on spying. Can he and his fellow spies learn enough to stop an all out war? As “Endi Dewulfe” he infiltrates the High Oner society from the bottom.

By Dave Freer (
Sale price: 9/4 8am-7.59pm -99 cents
9/4 -9/5 8pm-7.59am -$1.99
9/5 8am-7.59pm -$2.99
9/5-9/6 8pm-7.59am $3.99

Blurb: Tom is a cat in trouble. The worst possible kind of trouble: he’s been turned into a human. Transformed by an irascible old magician in need of a famulus — a servant and an assistant, Tom is as good at being a servant as a cat ever is. The assistant part is more to Tom’s taste: he rather fancies impressing the girl cats and terrorizing the other toms by transforming himself into a tiger. But the world of magic, a vanished and cursed princess, and a haunted skull, and a demon in the chamber-pot, to say nothing of conspiring wizards and the wickedest witch in the west, all seem to be out to kill Tom. He is a cat coming to terms with being a boy, dealing with all this. He has a raven and a cheese as. sort of allies. And of course there is the princess.
If you were looking for ‘War and Peace’ this is the wrong book for you. It’s a light-hearted and gently satirical fantasy, full of terrible puns and… cats.

An Unproven Concept (
By James Young (
Sale price: Countdown sale starts at $.99 on 9/5 and ends at $2.75 on 9/12. Concurrent sale on (
Blurb: In the year 3050, First Contact goes horribly wrong when the starliner Titanic is set upon by previously unknown aliens. Outnumbered, outgunned, and with their crippled vessel in a decaying orbit around a gas giant, the Titanic’s crew must choose between saving themselves… or saving Humanity.
“This is a space opera that plays out on a grand scale, and Young conducted it with aplomb.” – Pop Cults, the website of Geek and Alternative Culture.

Fenrir Reborn (
By Anita C. Young (
Sale price: Free from 9/4 to 9/8.
Blurb: Sindri Modulf has been tested many times throughout his long life, but for every feat he has faced, he has artfully dodged countless more with easy humour and a deadly axe. Those well-honed abilities will prove useless when he is faced with one of the greatest challenges of his life; he must bring back a grief-stricken Seer from the edge of catatonia. Unwilling to let the mind of the most powerful woman in 1000 years be ravaged by Empaths and Telepaths, Sindri does something he hasn’t done for centuries: bare his soul.


The Wine of the Gods

An unusual science fiction and fantasy series by Pam Uphoff

It started with genetic engineering . . . and ended in magic.

Outcasts and Gods
They were just kids, no matter that the law called them hybrid laboratory animals. Will their special abilities lead the to freedom or make them too valuable to ever let get away?

Exiles and Gods
Freedom! On a parallel Earth where mankind never happened, and the animal have no fear of humans, where they can learn and experiment with their genetically conferred “magic.” And find that man is still his own worst enemy.
Two bonus stories, as time passes and a society with working magic grows–and learns why this world was chosen for the exile. A comet on a collision course!

The Black Goats
Fourteen centuries after the comet fell, the Village of Ash is home to an eccentic group of gods and magicians. And seven evil wizards who were transformed into goats, and long to escape the control of their old retired enemy.

Scouts from the Kingdom explore across the arctic and into Asia–just as the Earth rediscovers their world. But fourteen centuries of war and turmoil on earth means they’ve forgotten all about their exiles. And have no respect for the “Natives” who foolishly think they own their world.

Spy Wars
Both the Earth and the Empire of the One have discovered their world, and plan on making it their own. Can they be pitted against each other and made to go away? Or will their society be ground up between the technologically more advanced worlds? Infiltrators from Earth and Info Teams from the One World clash.

One Alone
Once a powerful Agent of the One, Rior is alone now, and revenge is on the agenda.

Comet Fall
Another Comet. Can they somehow divert this one? Or will the Gods fail again?

A Taste of Wine
Short stories and cut scenes to fill in a few gaps in the series.

Dark Lady
Over strained diverting the Comet, she fled through a gate to get away from the psychic screams of the dying. Will she ever be able to return?

Growing Up Magic
A boy wizard, a young wife and mother, a farm boy, and a prince. All with magical talent, all trying how to grow up with it.

Young Warriors
It is the custom for young Lords to serve two years in the Army. The officer can observe them, train them, give them experience. Some they’ll recruit, some they’ll be delighted to see the last of. But what are they to make of a wizard who happens to be the son of the God of War?

The God of Assassins
One prince murdered, one prince escaped with a crippling injury–and a desire for revenge.

Heirs of Crown and Spear
Prince Staven does not want to be the heir to the crown, surely one of these nephews would do as well . . .

Empire of the One
The Magicians of Ash have located the world that invaded theirs. Now it’s time to turn the table on them, with espionage and social sabotage.

A wounded heroine limps home to heal. But physical therapy takes second place to murder!

Warriors of the One
They took shelter in a dimensional bag when the fort was overrun. The time dilation inside results in the survivors walking out of the bag a thousand year later. The world has changed, and they don’t fit.

Earth Gate
The Earth returns. Now even more belligerent. How is a medieval society going to stand up to tanks and missiles?

The Dark Side of the Moon

Heliotrope is going to have to grow up fast if she want to win a battle with the renegade witches


Three interlinked stories about a desperate divorcee, the God of Thieves, Country hicks and a young cavalry officer.


Paer is determined to get on the Olympic Equestrian Team. Others want on as well, and are more than willing to use magic to sabotage their rivals!


Xen tries to give peace a chance. But getting the Earth and the Empire of the One to talk instead of fight is complicated by interdimensional criminals.


The Dancer is back in two stories about following dubious orders and a murderer among her sister’s wedding guests.

Directorate School

The start of a spin off series. Youngsters at college, training for the teams that explore the Mulitverse.

Amazon Links



Yes! An update!

All new covers, a few more books.

For discussions, and occasional excepts of work-in-progress:

The Wine of the Gods Series:

Outcasts and Gods

Exiles and Gods

The Black Goats


Spy Wars

Comet Fall

A Taste of Wine

Dark Lady

Growing Up Magic


I’m also starting a new series, sort of Cyberpunk.

I’m using the pen name Zoey Ivers to brand the books “Kid Safe.” They aren’t kids books, but there won’t be any sex, even behind closed doors.

Doors into the Dimensions:

The Barton Street Gym



I’m experimenting with CreateSpace, and actual print books. Coming soon to a bookstore near you.

Wine of the Gods Series–Outcasts and Gods

1 Outcasts and Gods JPEG
I’ve dived into epublishing, armed with nothing but my complete ignorance confidence in myself. On the job training proceeds.


This is the first book of a series, well, technically, the prequel, but who’s counting? Currently available in the Kindle store.


Cover blurb, or advert:


Genetic engineering.

First they cured the genetic diseases.

Then they selected for the best natural traits.

Then they made completely artificial genes.

As the test children reached puberty, abilities that had always been lost in the random background noise were suddenly obvious.



At first their creators sought to strengthen these traits.

Then they began to fear them.

They called them gods, and made them slaves.


Wolfgang Oldham was sixteen when the company laid claim to him.

He escaped, and stayed free for three years.

When he was arrested, identified and returned to the company, they trained him to be useful.

They didn’t realize that they were training him to be dangerous.


Book four of the "Wine of the Gods" seriesYep, you guessed it. The fourth book. It’s getting a final polish before its debue on Kindle.

Next step, figure out Nook.

Cover blub:

Genetically engineering lifted psychic powers above the random background of coincidence. Backlash and prejudice against ‘magic’ and ‘demons’ resulted in the exile of the genetically engineered to dangerous worlds, not-quite-parallel earths they weren’t expected to survive.

Thirteen hundred years of turbulent Earth history later they’ve been forgotten.

And rediscovered.

The Black Goats

Book Three of the "Wine of the Gods" seriesAnd just to prove I have no taste of sense of style, here’s the cover of the third book in the series.


I’m still working on the second one.

Cover blurb:

They were the last magic users in the world.

Seventeen witches and eight badly inbred mages. Nine wizards, eight of them transformed into large black goats.

Perhaps the gods should not have drunk so much while considering how to remedy the situation.