Books in this Series

Presented in Order of Story Events

Descriptions of later books may contain spoilers for earlier entries.

CoverTitleRelease DateDescription
Meran's CataclysmMeran's Cataclysm

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This flash fiction piece is a deleted scene, prologue to the events of Flotsam. It is available in my Gumroad store, pay what you want.

Love & PickpocketsLove & Pickpockets
27 Sep 2022
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"But she had a contract, and Talis never turned her back on a contract. Even if it took eleven winches to force herself into a corset."

Welcome to CROOKED V.2, the second volume of sci-fi crime stories edited by Jessie Kwak.

In this volume you’ll find 18 stories of mayhem and tangled loyalties. Bounty hunters chase targets who aren’t what they seem. Private eyes hunt wrongdoers in mean, futuristic streets—and are hunted in return. Easy jobs go wrong. Hunted bounties get wily. Mysteries are solved, only to lead to more horrifying mysteries.

Sometimes the bad guys win, sometimes the good guys do. And, hey. It’s a crime anthology. Most of the time it’ll be pretty damn hard to tell the two apart. These folks are just trying to do their best (or not) in morally gray worlds.

This anthology contains stories by C.E. Clayton, Austin Dragon, Jim Keen, G.J. Ogden, Patrick Swenson, Maddi Davidson, Kate Sheeran Swed, Frasier Armitage, Mark Teppo, E.L. Strife, Greg Dragon, William Burton McCormick, Erik Grove, Mark Niemann-Ross, Caitlin Demaris McKenna, R J Theodore, Andrew Sweet, and Jessie Kwak.

Gods-Rotted Escort MissionGods-Rotted Escort Mission
30 Jan 2022
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Available to all of R J Theodore's supporters on Patreon!

When Talis and crew finally score a bounty worth pursuing, it turns out to be more complicated than it first sounded (because of course it is). Now they've got to simultaneously keep other bounty hunters off their trail and figure out how to get the most for a troublesome pair of passengers.

The Glow KeeperThe Glow Keeper
10 Mar 2022
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Before the Yu'Nyun arrived, before the battle at Nexus, before the upheaval of Peridot's pantheon, The Glow Keeper brings the reader to a small glow station island for a low-stakes cozy tale.

In the style of a Ghibli film, follow Lara through a day in the life of one of Peridot's essential workers. She helps her mother, Maisie, maintain a glow pumpkin island, patching the canvas harness, feeding the chickens, shepherding the sheep, and serving the whims of her flying tabby, Zephyr. She doesn't have to save the world, she just has to stay on top of her chores, and figure out where Zephyr has gone off to.