Tag: Bounty Hunter

Rogue Hunter: Longshot by Kevis Hendrickson

Posted December 14, 2015

BEHIND ENEMY LINES.On the back of recent hardships and failures, Zyra has become withdrawn and bitter. Meanwhile, terrorists have captured a doomsday weapon with plans to use it unless their enemies meet their demands. Desperate to settle the debt with the crime lords who want her dead, Zyra joins an elite team of bounty hunters to rescue the scientist who holds the key to the weapon, not knowing she is walking into a trap.Can Zyra put aside her grief to stop the terrorists' evil plot? Or will a new wave of terror and destruction be unleashed upon the entire galaxy? Join Zyra as she faces her greatest challenge ever in this exciting action-packed science fiction thriller.

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The Price Of Immortality by Genevi Engle

Posted November 7, 2015

Julia Jensen is a veteran police officer for the West Palm Beach police department. Smart, confident and a lethal ass-kicker, Julia is one of the best cops in the department. Everything is going well for her until she meets a mysterious vampire named Raven Dawson. After Julia is accidentally turned into a vampire, she reluctantly joins forces with Raven to battle ruthless vampire hunters who are holding thousands of vampires captive to profit their blood and sell their immortality.

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Paperback release of Grave Beginnings

Posted November 4, 2015

Grave BeginningsAfter much arm-twisting and nagging and encouraging and pleading, R.R.Virdi has finally released Grave Beginnings on paperback.

Priced at $14.99/£9.76 this book is a fast-paced read and worth every cent/penny. It has been on sale in ebook format since December 2013.

At the time of writing has amassed an amazing 107 reviews (some of which you can read for yourself if you scroll down a little).


The Blurb:

Thirteen…
As far as numbers go, it isn’t a great one. Hell, it’s not even a good one and Vincent Graves is going to find out just how unlucky of a number it can be.
Because someone, or something, is killing people in the Empire state, and whatever it is, it gives people everything they ever desired and more. And it’s the more that’s the problem!
Well…it’s one of the problems.
Vincent’s investigation also seems to have drawn the attention of a relentless FBI agent and then there’s the little bit where he has only thirteen hours to solve the case, or he dies.
Talk about your literal deadlines….
…No pressure.
By the end of this case Vincent will come to understand the meaning of an age old proverb: Be careful what you wish for – because you just might get it!


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The Reviews:

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Rogue Hunter: Life Force by Kevis Hendrickson

Posted October 20, 2015

THE ULTIMATE SIN. While on the run from her enemies, Zyra goes into hiding on Space Station Phoenix. She comes down with a mysterious illness and seeks the aid of Ryan Grant, the station doctor. Fearing a terminal disease, Zyra turns to Ryan for support but their budding friendship takes an unexpected turn.As things heat up between Zyra and Ryan, vile gangsters hunt her. Zyra knows she must get off of Phoenix before it is too late. But can she risk leaving without a cure for her illness?Death haunts her every step and time is running out. As her health worsens, Zyra's uncontrollable desire for Ryan takes her down a dark path of unbridled sensuality that threatens to destroy her very soul.

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Author Interview: Jonathan Bergeron

Posted August 27, 2015

Jonathan BergeronI’m Jonathan Bergeron, author of ANDROID HUNTERS. From sunny Tampa Bay, Florida I write primarily science fiction, from the far-reaching space operas that hooked me on sci-fi from a young age to itty-bitty short stories. Writing those stories is actually my hobby too. I absolutely love writing. I’d say I’m an enthusiast. I just can’t turn off my imagination, and I hope you love what that imagination comes up with.


When did you first discover your love for writing?

I discovered my love for writing in general in college. My papers during those four years were very verbose. I found a simple three sentence answer didn’t feel right. I almost felt compelled to write lengthy responses. My joy for fiction writing didn’t come until after my Bachelors when I decided to stop thinking I should write a book, and just do it. It started out fun, turned into a hobby and now I’m an enthusiast.

Do you have a favourite place to write?

I don’t have a favorite place to write. Anywhere I can jot down some words is great enough for me. Although I can’t seem to write in the same room where someone is watching TV. I can’t concentrate well enough.

Do you have a writing routine or process that you adhere to?

Good question. Seat of my pants is my writing routine and process. I tried a detailed outline once, and found my thought process doesn’t allow me to stray away from what is in that outline. The book ended up with great action sequences but characters as flat as paper, because the outline didn’t flesh out characters. Now I write down the general idea for the story. Create the main characters, give them thorough backgrounds. Create the places the story will be in, going into so much detail it feels like a history book; and then I start the story. It gives my writing a more organic feel to it. Not a “they do this, this, this, done” story.

Are there any authors or specific books you aspire to?

I would LOVE to be mentioned in the same breath as Neil Gaiman. In my opinion he is the most talented story teller to ever live. In the sci-fi genre that I write in though, Neal Asher is my inspiration behind writing. His books have EVERYTHING I want in a sci-fi book. It’s like he looked into my mind and said, “Sure, I can write that.” Neil Gaiman and Neal Asher are literary treasures. Maybe it’s a Neal/Neil thing.

What inspired you to write ANDROID HUNTERS.

My fascination with Greek mythology and my love for all things tech inspired me.

Can you tell us a little about your book?

THE CORLI SAGA of which ANDROID HUNTERS is the first, is a sci-fi tale exploring what it means to be human. Can a synthetic mind ever be considered to be alive as a human, or even on the same level as an animal?

ANDROID HUNTERS begins the tale of Corli, an android unique amongst androids, designed to be near deities in their strength and intelligence, and sentenced to destruction after they escaped their programming bonds. It follows a team of android hunters on a planet hunting an android, the same planet Corli has been captured an imprisoned on. While on the planet their ship is hijacked by a cybernetic virus, and the hunt turns on them. Leading them on a path full of androids, terrorists and the most powerful criminal organization in human history.

Do you have a favourite amongst all your characters?

I think my favorite characters are Jason and Atalanta. They didn’t start out that way, I thought it would be Corli, but as I wrote I begin to feel an affinity towards the two. What happens to them in the later books…It makes me so excited I created the characters.

Does your book contain a message for readers to consider?

That’s a tough question. I suppose it’s, “Can a weapon be more than a weapon? Can a weapon actually be used for peace?”

Those questions become more apparent in the later books as it all comes together.

 

What would say has been your biggest challenge and achievement in writing ANDROID HUNTERS?

The biggest challenge with ANDROID HUNTERS was staying on task and not putting in too many plot lines. I actually had two books in one when I finished ANDROID HUNTERS, it was so long. I had to remove nearly 90,000 words to get it to where I wanted.

What have you learned about yourself as a writer through writing ANDROID HUNTERS?

The biggest thing I learned with ANDROID HUNTERS is to not be afraid to remove stuff that doesn’t belong when I begin editing. Sometimes the awesome things written in the first draft, just have no place in the final.

Do you have any advice for other aspiring authors?

My advice would be to write every single day and never take a day off unless you’re super sick or physically unable to write. I wrote 8 full novels before I began on ANDROID HUNTERS. So another piece of advice would be to look at each novel you write as practice, because not everything you write is going to be something people will want to read or you will want to publish.

And finally, do you have any future works planned?

I do have something in the oven right now, and a few stories on the backburner. The one I’m doing now has me as excited as ANDROID HUNTERS. It’s in a new universe, but just as big and fantastic. There will be more on it as it gets closer to completion and publication.


Twitter: @writer_jon and @androidsarereal

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Blog: www.scifijon.wordpress.com


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A-Z Blogging challenge: R is for… Robotics

Posted August 5, 2015

Robotics

Advancement in science and technology in our present day lives makes robotics within science fiction all the more real – whether it’s a child toy, an android or an evil legion of robots taking over the planet (think Terminator).

For this blog post I shall concentrate on robots in the ‘human’ form.


RUR

On  25th January 1921, Karel Capek’s presented R.U.R (Rosumovi Univerzální Roboti). A play featuring cyborg (biological) like robots, who at first seem content to work for humans, but a revolt begins and their rebellion seeks to end humankind.

Sound familiar?

It should, robot forms advancing their intelligence, becoming discontent and destroying the Earth/Mankind seems to be quite a popular plot within science fiction:

Do androids dream of electric sleep by Philip K.Dick (Blade Runner inspiration)

The Humanoids by Jack Williamson

I, Robot by Issac Asimov

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson


Our imagination with regards to these complex A Soul's Worthrobotic automatons doesn’t stop there though. In T.S.Barnett’s A Soul’s WorthWarren makes life like automatons within a Victorian London setting and sells them for an ever increasing price. While his ethics slide, his secret lover, Ben, is a ‘moral compass.’ The problem being that his creations aren’t automatons at all but ‘Golems given life by witchcraft – and each one costs a human soul.


Android Hunters

In Jonathan Bergeron’s Android Hunters, a hard science fiction / space opera, the ‘take over and destruction’ of man has already happened, resulting in elite four person teams known as Android Intelligence and Removal Specialists (AIRS) from hunting them down in a world of ‘androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn’t know what she is…’


 

 

 

 


Rogue Hunter: Dark Space by Kevis Hendrickson

Posted April 29, 2015

TRAPPED AND HUNTED!

Shortly after her trial on New Venus, Zyra Zanr is captured by a team of rival bounty hunters and brought aboard their ship, the Lilith. They intend to take her to the planet Sojo, home of a powerful crime boss who nurses a grievance against her. Zyra fears for her life, knowing death awaits her at the end of the journey.

Can Zyra escape her impending doom? Or will her captors' seething hatred for her result in her ultimate demise? To survive what's coming her way, Zyra will have to turn the table on the Lilith's crew and show them why she is the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Book II of the Rogue Hunter series.

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