"I love a good story especially if it can make me laugh, cry, cheer, and a host of other emotions. So far in this series I have hit them all."Europe is erupting is tension and violence.David is only adding to the conflagration by setting a trap, one that our team will trip to save those people still alive.There is one thing every enemy of Bethany Anne finds out. They will be ground down under her heels.Read the series one Amazon Reviewer says: "I have absolutely DEVOURED this series in a period of 36 hrs, and am considering knocking on the authors door to ask him to hurry up with the rest of the series."Series includes: Death Becomes Her - The Kurtherian Gambit 01 Queen Bitch - The Kurtherian Gambit 02 Love Lost - The Kurtherian Gambit 03 Bite This - The Kurtherian Gambit 04 Never Forsaken - The Kurtherian Gambit 05 Under My Heel - The Kurtherian Gambit 06 Kneel or Die - The Kurtherian Gambit 07 - Mid Mar 2016
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 02/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Greed and Fear, two emotions that rule both individuals...and Countries.Now, China has decided that they will do whatever it takes to acquire TQB technology.There was a glaring flaw in their plan. When they kill an unborn little baby in a raid, the Queen Bitch is Released.Now, China has two options...Kill Bethany Anne, or Sue For Peace.**Please note, as mentioned in a review, there is flagrantly foul language in these novels. The main character does not have a problem with cussing, just uninspired cussing.Series includes: Death Becomes Her - The Kurtherian Gambit 01 Queen Bitch - The Kurtherian Gambit 02 Love Lost - The Kurtherian Gambit 03 Bite This - The Kurtherian Gambit 04 Never Forsaken - The Kurtherian Gambit 05Under My Heel - The Kurtherian Gambit 06Kneel or Die - The Kurtherian Gambit 07We Will Build - The Kurtherian Gambit 08It's Hell To Choose - The Kurtherian Gambit 09Release The Dogs of War - The Kurtherian Gambit 10Sued For Peace - The Kurtherian Gambit 11Short Stories Tied in to the Main Series include:You Don't Mess with John's Cousin - Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 01Bitch's Night Out - Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 02
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 07/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Stephen walked into the office which Barnabas was using as his judge's chamber. While the massive amount of data Bethany Anne’s team was throwing at him was more than enough to assuage his curiosity, he had never felt this way in the last one hundred and fifty-two years. He wanted a vacation. He pulled the top manila-folder and took a look at the name, “Clarissa Bernier, CEO.” He opened the folder, and it was now in the agreed upon fashion. There was one page with her typical information of name, age, location, and a two paragraph background and the requested punishment. It was a type of joke now between Barnabas and Bethany Anne. No matter the requested punishment, she would strike it out and write “DEATH” and put a happy face on, with fangs. It let him know that she was not letting up on her desire to make a lot of people pay for Michael’s death. The team had already executed six individuals across the world in the last three months. Sean Truitt was just the first one. Stephen interrupted him, “You look tired,” he spoke as he took a seat in one of the two blue chairs facing Barnabas’s desk. Barnabas leaned back, keeping the folder open, “Is she serious?” He pointed to the document, “Even ADAM, using our agreed punishment matrix is calling for this lady to be punished financially.” He closed the folder, “She walks the line towards Michael all the time, brother...”To be continued ...**Please note, as mentioned in a review, there is flagrantly foul language in these novels. The main character does not have a problem with cussing, just uninspired cussing.Series includes: Death Becomes Her - The Kurtherian Gambit 01 Queen Bitch - The Kurtherian Gambit 02 Love Lost - The Kurtherian Gambit 03 Bite This - The Kurtherian Gambit 04 Never Forsaken - The Kurtherian Gambit 05Under My Heel - The Kurtherian Gambit 06Kneel or Die - The Kurtherian Gambit 07We Will Build - The Kurtherian Gambit 08It's Hell To Choose - The Kurtherian Gambit 09Release The Dogs of War - The Kurtherian Gambit 10Short Stories Tied in to the Main Series include:You Don't Mess with John's Cousin - Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 01Bitch's Night Out - Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 02
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 06/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
After taking down the Yennai Corporation, Barnabas has earned a little break. On the way back to High Tortuga, however, he stops to answer a distress call.How long could it take, after all?Barnabas is about to find out. In what should have been an open-and-shut murder case, questions begin to pile up fast: who, exactly, was this Jotun Naval captain? Why was there a black ops ship lurking nearby, ready to shoot down anyone who tried to approach?Barnabas has made a promise to a friend that he’ll unravel the murder, but the closer he gets, the more he finds himself asking just who this captain was.And just what in hell did he get himself involved with?NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 10/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 217 pages
This book attempts to capture the spirit of the ''Bronze Age'' of video games, when video games were designed as circuits, not as software. We'll delve into these circuits as they morph from Pong into programmable personal computers and game consoles. Instead of wire-wrap and breadboards, we'll use modern tools to approximate these old designs in a simulated environment from the comfort of our keyboards. At the end of this adventure, you should be well-equipped to begin exploring the world of FPGAs, and maybe even design your own game console. You'll use the 8bitworkshop.com IDE to write Verilog programs that represent digital circuits, and see your code run instantly in the browser.List of Chapters:Boolean LogicDiscrete HardwareClocks and Flip-FlopsHDL (Hardware Description Language)Intro to VerilogThe 8bitworkshop IDEA Simple Clock DividerA Binary CounterVideo Signal GeneratorA Test PatternDigitsScoreboardA Moving BallSlipping CounterRAMTile GraphicsSwitches and PaddlesSpritesBetter SpritesRacing GameSprite RotationMotion VectorsTank GameShift RegistersSound EffectsTilemap RenderingScanline Sprite RenderingThe ALU: Arithmetic Logic UnitA Simple CPUA Configurable AssemblerRacing Game With CPUA 16-bit CPUFramebuffer GraphicsA Programmable Game SystemA Demo ProgramPractical Considerations for Real HardwareFPGA ExamplesAppendix A: Verilog ReferenceAppendix B: Troubleshooting
Publication date: 12/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Two months have passed since Commander Ellen Ryu did the impossible and rescued mercenary Kael Sidassian—along with his mysterious cargo. Now the crew of Audacity is stronger than ever, protecting the galaxy against the abuse of technology. But after the team botches a simple humanitarian aid mission, Ryu and Kael find themselves on Capital, a neutral planet full of high fashion, decadent pleasures, and dark secrets.Foundation scientist Chayana Persad has new tech that could help defend against Ryu’s oldest enemy. But local telepaths have been vanishing, and Persad’s son is missing—and somehow at the center of these crimes. As the crew searches for answers, they’ll have to dodge Capital’s corrupt police, allies with hidden agendas, and a traitor aboard Audacity itself. Enemies will strike, guns will fail, and the team will face some tough choices.Can Kael, Ellen, and the crew pull closer together? Or will this decadent planet rip them forever apart?For lovers of romantic space opera, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber, CAPITAL GAMES is the second volume in the Audacity series. It's got action, adventure, and at least one pair of killer high heels.
Published by: Iron Antler Books | Publication date: 12/27/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
What is the cloud? Discover the secrets of the cloud through simple explanations that use lots of pictures and lots of examples. Why learn about the cloud? It’s the future. The cloud is the future of software, the future of computing, and the future of business. If you’re not up on the cloud the future will move on without you. Don’t miss out.Not a geek? Don’t worry. I wrote this book for you! After reading Explain Cloud Like I'm 10, you will understand the cloud. That’s a promise. How do I deliver on that promise? I’ll let you in on a little secret: the cloud is not that hard to understand. It’s just that nobody has taken the time to explain it properly. I take the time. I go slow. You’ll learn step-by-step; one idea at a time. You’ll learn something new no matter if you’re a beginner, someone who knows a little and wants to know more, or someone thinking about a career change. In Explain Cloud Like I'm 10, you’ll discover:
- How the cloud got its name. A more interesting story than you might think.
- An intuitive picture based definition of the cloud.
- What it means when someone says a service is in the cloud.
- If stormy weather affects cloud computing.
- How the internet really works. Most people don’t know. You will.
- The real genius of cloud computing. Hint: it’s not the technology.
- The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud computing.
- How cloud computing changed how software is made—forever.
- Why Amazon AWS became so popular. Hint: it’s not the technology.
- What happens when you press play on Netflix.
- Why Kindle is the perfect example of a cloud service.
- The radically different approaches Apple and Google take to the cloud.
- How Google Maps and Facebook Messenger excel as cloud applications.
- Cloud providers are engaging in a winner-take-all war to addict you to their ecosystems.
- Key ideas like: VM, serverless, container, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, virtualization, caching, ISP, OpEx, CapEx, network, AMI, EC2, S3, CDN, elastic computing, datacenter, and cloud-native.
- And so much more.
Publication date: 10/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Juice Tallette believes her latest creation holds great promise for humanity, yet she hesitates to release him into the world. That’s because Criss, an AI with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control. Days after his awakening, Criss alarms Juice with news of his impending abduction, and pleads for her protection. He claims that the Kardish—alien traders with a spaceship now lurking in orbit—have a kidnapping plan already in motion. But is Criss telling the truth, or is this a scheme to gain his freedom? Can Earth even protect Criss from the Kardish, or should he be sacrificed to avoid confrontation with technologically dominant aliens? One government agent promotes turning the hyper-intelligent AI into a doomsday weapon and confronting the aliens in space. But can Criss be trusted to cooperate? And what becomes of humanity if an interstellar battle among titans starts to rage?
Publication date: 12/13/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
**How can a colony on Mars survive when the greatest danger on the planet is humanity itself?**All contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars during a long and destructive sandstorm. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility, and the fifty-four colonists who called it home are presumed dead. Three years later, a new mission sets down on the planet surface to investigate what remains of the derelict site. But, it’s not long before they realize the colony is not as lifeless as everyone thought. Someone is still alive -- hiding out somewhere. Yet, before they can find the elusive colonist a strange illness starts to affect the crew. Pressure now mounts on Biologist, Dr. Jann Malbec, to locate the source and find a way to fight it. However, as she investigates she begins to suspect a dark and deadly secret lurking within the facility. A secret that threatens not just the crew but the entire population of Earth. With limited resources and time running out, she must find some answers and find them fast. Because if she doesn't, none of them will be going home.What Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ ‘Surpassed Expectations - This was an outstanding read!’ ★★★★★ ‘It's been a long time since a book made me stay up all night just to find out the ending. This book is superb!’★★★★★ ‘Fast paced, intriguing science fiction thriller that just rolls off the pages. Can't wait for the next installment…’★★★★★ ‘A wonderful adventure… Like a blend of Heinlein and Weir…’★★★★★ ‘This is a superior work of Sci-Fi authorship. The novel is totally engaging and highly believable The author is technically well versed which adds greatly to the authenticity of the narrative. A must read.’★★★★★ ‘I really enjoyed this book… A real roller-coaster. Great characters. believable plot-line and nail-biting suspense.’★★★★★ ‘Love it. Could not put it down. Action drama, death and mayhem. What's not to like?’★★★★★ ‘I don't normally read SF but my husband got it and I started looking at it… and couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed it.’★★★★★ ’Terrific novel! …my only comment is that I lost a lot of sleep reading… Think I will wait till morning to start Colony Two. On second thought what the heck - it's only 3:30 AM!’About Colony One Mars:This is the first book in a Sci-Fi series set in a human colony on Mars. The science depicted is, for the most part, plausible. In other words, what’s technically possible with either current technology or taking experimental research a step or two further. That said, you won’t need a calculator or a slide-rule to enjoy the story. Reading Order:Book 1: Colony One MarsBook 2: Colony Two MarsBook 3: Colony Three Mars (Completes the trilogy)Book 4: Jezero City, Colony Four Mars (Can be read as a stand-alone novel)The Belt Series:Book 1: EntanglementBook 2: Entropy Book 3: Evolution
Published by: Outer Planet Media | Publication date: 03/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages
The ultimate dragon mega-bundle from Scarlett GroveFor the first time, all the dragon shifter stories that have enthralled Scarlett's readers have been gathered into one huge collection. Here's what you'll find inside:Alien Commander's Bride: Lexi Garcia will do anything to protect her family … even mate with one of the Draconians she hates. If only Commander Nash Or weren't so sweet … and sexy.Alien Warrior's Mate: Loretta Franklin has come to New York looking for a job, but General Mylash Shin has other plans. He's certain she's his mate … but can he convince her to leave her family and her planet for a life among the stars?Alien Fighter's Woman: Tabby Wilson joins the Draconian mating lottery to escape a dangerous threat. Commando Oro Nix is busy defending Earth … but he can't resist his human bride. When Tabby's trouble follows them both, can they survive?Alien General's Wife: Indigo Robertson is too shattered by grief to accept love … even when it's offered by her new mate, Vlosh Torr. When the Draconians' ancient enemies invade Earth, can Indigo and Vlosh join together to defeat them?Alien Architect's Bride: Octavia Reynolds is determined to stop Draconian Grand Architect Joss Noro from turning what's left of her beloved New York City into another Draconian colony - and that's before she discovers he's her mate. Will Joss let a "backward" human persuade him, or will his stubbornness destroy their relationship?Fire Dragon's Baby: Celeste longs for a family of her own. But her Galatonian mate, Fire Prince Salvatt Dorr, is trapped on his planet, fighting off territorial challengers and the looming madness of the mating thrall. Can she reach him in time?Air Dragon's Baby: Space pilot Sophia Castillo takes a huge gamble when she agrees to travel across the galaxies to reach her mate, Galatonian Air Prince Elair Purr. When her ship is attacked by the Mulgor, Elair must risk everything to save her - and their child.Water Dragon's Baby: Schoolteacher Ella Turner stops playing it safe when she enters the mating lottery. Her mate, Galatonian Water Prince Shay Vishak, will die if she doesn't accept him. But the Mulgor are lying in wait for Ella's ship … can Shay rescue her in time, and still defend his kingdom?Earth Dragon's Baby: Cora Brighton and her mate, Earth Prince Magmus Murcul, must work together to reach each other, consummate their fated love, and then defeat the Mulgor once and for all. But will they have a home to return to if they succeed?The Dragon Princes of EndorThis four-part completed serial follows the saga of Dani, Conyac, and Trav. Destiny, passion, and danger await as the princes struggle to save their world…and Dani is forced to choose between them.The Event: The sun goes dark, magic returns to the world…and Orion Silverdrake, a dragon-shifter alien, appears in nerdy librarian Lucia Amador's apartment to tell her that not only is she the reincarnation of a powerful witch -- she's his mate. Can Lucia accept her new reality?Alpha Dragon's Virgin Bride: Desdemona Hawthorn takes refuge with other newly-awakened witches, only to find herself wrestling with memories of a previous life, when she had two powerful suitors: -both of whom seek to claim her again, in her present world. But with an evil alliance of vampires and dragons trying to take over the planet, how can she trust either one of them?The White Queen: Ice dragon Joon D'Fray is a genetic biologist. She's searching for a cure to the plague that has left the Draxos race with almost no females. But on her twenty-first birthday, her life changes forever. Space Dragon: Robotics student Freda Hayes goes into hiding from a cyborg attack, only to be found by Admiral Sysko D'Fray, leader of the Draxos army- who says that Freda is his mate. Can he persuade his reluctant human bride to accept him before he dies from the mating thrall? And even if she does, can they neutralize the cyborgs?
Publication date: 03/10/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1624 pages