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J.S. Sherwood

MARCH 19, 2021: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 

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Author J.S. Sherwood has a passion for stories that show the existence of peace and beauty even in the darkest of times. He spent many years teaching English at the junior high, high school, and college levels, and now brings that love of great writing to bear in his own books.

When he isn’t reading or writing, he’s spending time with his wife, five kids, and two dogs in Arizona. Most likely they’re outside, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.
 

BOOKS

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Watch for Books 1-4 in the “This Foreign Universe” series of science fiction adventures to release starting in the fall of 2021.

Book 1: Foreign Land (Release Date: 13 September 2021)

A father struggles to keep his son and his colony alive on a dangerous planet while fighting off alien-induced hallucinations.

Hope runs deep as Smith leaves humanity’s first generation ship to lay roots with his wife and son in the open air of a new planet. When the colony ship breaks apart on entry, however, countless lives are lost, including Smith’s beloved wife. Soul-crushed, he’s left to fight for the survival of his son and those around him on a planet that’s far more dangerous and bizarre than their research had suggested. As he struggles through grief and works to stay connected to his son, he must simultaneously fight against physical attacks and mental intrusion from unknown sources.

Back on the generation ship, Smith’s apprentice Tashon searches for answers. What happened to his beloved mentor, Smith, and the colony? And why is no one talking about it? He connects with old family friend and military vet Johann, and discovers that the expedition’s leaders are focused on a much more imminent danger, one that could prove the destruction of the entire generation ship.

These two stories crash together in a fight for survival, against an enemy that no one saw coming.

More series details coming soon….

Author A.K. Kuykendall Introduces IMPERIUM HEIRS

NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER:

On December 7, 2020, we released a much-anticipated novel by A.K. Kuykendall: Imperium Heirs (Conspirator’s Odyssey – Book 1). Some will call it conspiracy nonsense. Others will call it a brave revelation.

So which is it? Which, indeed. We’ll let you decide.

We launched it initially as an eBook only, but fear not, the paperback is coming before the end of February.

In the meantime, we’ll allow the author himself to introduce you to his story.

FROM A.K. KUYKENDALL:

Two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq… in the last hundred years, the United States has been involved in over a dozen wars and conflicts, but is there another war that has been hidden from the public—one that continues to this day? Is this potential threat, one the government has consistently denied for well over a century, a war against an extraterrestrial enemy?

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“Non-Terrestrial KNOW HOW in atomic energy must be used in perfecting SUPER WEAPONS OF WAR….” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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“The many rumors regarding the flying disk became a reality yesterday when the intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disk through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff’s office of Chaves County.” ~ Roswell Daily Record

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“The first UFO came down in 1941 into the ocean west of San Diego and was retrieved by the Navy. The Navy has held a leadership position in UFO matters ever since. There was another crash in 1946, as well as two other crashes in 1947 besides Roswell.” ~ Dr. Michael Wolf

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“We soon established that they were not missiles. But, before we could do any more, the Army, after conferring with foreign officials, ordered the investigation stopped. Foreign scientists flew to Greece for secret talks with me…. A world blanket of secrecy surrounded the UFO question because the authorities were unwilling to admit the existence of a force against which we had no possibility of defense.” ~ Dr. Paul Santorini

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“I must insist upon full access to discs recovered…. The Army grabbed one and would not let us have it for cursory examination.” ~ J. Edgar Hoover

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“…submit an agreement providing for the peaceful absorption of a celestial race(s) in such a manner that our culture would remain intact with guarantee that their presence not be revealed…. One must consider the fact that mis-identification of these space craft for an intercontinental missile in a re-entry phase of flight could lead to accidental nuclear war with horrible consequences.” ~ Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer

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“Germany may have recovered a flying saucer as early as 1939.” ~ General James H. Doolittle

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“The day will arrive when the governments of Earth will finally admit we are not alone, that humans have come face-to-face with other life forms from the cosmos. Anyone still on the fence about the existence of UFOs must contend with the testimonies of these respected and honored men.” ~ Clark McClellend

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“Regarding the air raid over Los Angeles it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson… recovered an unidentified airplane off the coast of California… with no bearing on conventional explanation. This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not Earthly and, according to secret intelligence sources, they are in all probability of interplanetary origin.” ~ General George C. Marshall

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While on official business in Washington, Lieutenant Colonel Dwight Eisenhower was exposed to alien life—four gray alien beings in glass tubes of formaldehyde—in the sub-basement of the U.S. Capital building. He accepted an extremely sensitive mission ordered by both Secretary of State Cordell Hull and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His mission: broker an iron-clad treaty between the human race and the Cel’jul.

Those who were in the know hailed the treaty Lieutenant Colonel Eisenhower brokered, finalized on Sunday, July 16, 1939, as a tremendous success for all mankind. Eisenhower was collectively, but covertly, praised by every world leader. What we didn’t know was that for over 25 years since their royal craft was shot out of the sky by a human in 1917, the armada of the galactic royal family had consistently and expansively searched our planet for their citizens. The Cel’jul, having somehow discovered that the American government had been in cahoots with the government of Germany, in the days following the downing of their royal craft over western France—the fact of which our government flatly denied when the question was asked by the ‘Greys’ prior to the signing of the treaty—and considering that this same American government insisted that they lead the talks for the human race, outright accused our country of detaining members of the royal family. Thus came our first brush with annihilation, which occurred following this message:

“You have violated the treaty between our two species you yourself initiated. We believe you to have in your possession citizens of the royal galactic alliance. Hear us and hear us well. We will obliterate one of your American cities if you do not release the members of the galactic royal family at once. Our armada has been dispatched and will be in your airspace within the hour. The city we choose to lay waste, our destroyer will hover over.” ~ Commander Gilli’victcill, Galactic Royal Alliance

On February 24, 1942, this threat came over the wire, to which the military forces in all 48 states were immediately placed on red alert. Then Brigadier General Eisenhower, who had multiple command appointments in WWII, was contacted directly by Franklin D. Roosevelt about the imminent threat. Roosevelt ordered Eisenhower to immediately make contact with the galactic alliance. And for the first time since Eisenhower accepted the title of mankind’s spokesman in 1939, President Roosevelt informed him of the highly confidential Intel that brought about this rift in the treaty, which the General had so methodically devised.

“Mr. President, we stand no chance of success against their armada should they act on their threat. It will take some time for me to make contact. Should they encroach on our assets, I strongly advise a heavy bombardment of artillery to stave off the positioning of their weapon.” ~ Brigadier General Eisenhower

As promised, soon thereafter, the attack began. At first, unidentified objects caused a succession of alerts in southern California, and Naval Intelligence swiftly issued a warning, indicating that an attack could be expected within hours. Within moments, witnesses reported a large number of flares and blinking lights in the vicinity of defense plants. A considerable amount of time passed before officials lifted the initial alert, and the tension temporarily relaxed.

Not until early in the morning of February 25, 1942 did renewed activity begin like the menacing swell of a wave. Radars picked up an enormous unidentified target 120 miles west of Los Angeles. Anti-aircraft batteries were contacted and put on Green Alert—ready to fire—a few minutes later. The Army Air Forces kept its pursuit planes on the ground and at the ready as radars tracked the approaching target to within a few miles of the coast. Thereafter, reports of numerous UFO sightings flooded into the information center, even though the mysterious object tracked in from sea seemed to have vanished. Moments later, UFOs were reported near Long Beach, and later a coast artillery colonel spotted two dozen UFOs at 12,000 feet over Los Angeles.

Command issued the order and four batteries of anti-aircraft artillery opened fire. For over an hour, the U.S. military unleashed artillery with such intensity, they’d forgotten that their actions were being carried out over a heavily populated American city, in which the collateral damage could be immense. The firing soon came to an abrupt halt, as the armada was seen moving eastward before vanishing into the darkness of that early morning.

General Eisenhower had indeed made contact and informed the galactic alliance that, to his knowledge, no human of America or the world was in possession of whom they spoke. He reminded them of the treaty agreed to back in 1939, that it was iron-clad and a great thing for both our species. He went on to say that he would use his authority and standing in the U.S. government to assist the galactic alliance in finding whom they sought. He then asked who the members of the royal family were, to which, for the first time, the Greys revealed the identity of whom they sought. General Eisenhower, alone, held this knowledge.

Since that incident on February 24/25, 1942, we teetered on the edge of an all-out war with the Greys, which came to a head at 11:40 PM on Saturday, July 19, 1952 as the Greys’ alien Royal Brigades began their strategic maneuvering around Washington, with their heaviest presence around our U.S. Capital building, where we held the beings. With Eisenhower fresh off the heels of World War II, and having recently thrown his hat into the ring for the presidency in January of 1952, the covert relationship he’d formed with the Cel’jul since 1939 led him to brokering a deal that prevented an all-out assault by the Greys—one for which we (the entire human race) were ill-equipped to fend off. This assault would have begun, according to the Greys’ plans, with the annihilation of Washington, to be followed by their global strike. During negotiations, the Greys’ Royal Brigades kept up their show of force… until the talks concluded on July 27, 1952. It was the last time the Greys displayed that amount of force.

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Imperium Heirs (Conspirator’s Odyssey – Book 1)

William LJ Galaini

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Having lived up and down the East Coast, William Galaini finally settled outside of DC after a charming stream of career failures that ranged from the hospitality business to the military. After marrying his college sweetheart, writing became his vehicle to pull his life together. Six novels, four cats, forty pounds, and one son later, you now can find him here at Evolved Publishing.

His work focuses on character revelation and multifaceted conflicts nestled within science fiction and fantasy settings. The influences that echo in his writing include role-playing games, classic literature, world history, and his personal experience. To recharge, he naps on the couch under his mother’s afghan, surrounded by his cats.

Contact him through his website at www.WilliamLJGalaini.com, because he desperately needs to hear what you thought of his work!

BOOKS BY WILLIAM LJ GALAINI:

 
 

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Watch for the Books 2 and 3 in the “Hellbound” series of steampunk sci-fi/fantasy novels to release soon: Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone on 3 May 2021; and Patron Saint of Wrong on 7 June 2021.

 
Can vengeance against an ancient enemy wash away her centuries of shame?

They come from the smoky depths of Hell’s pit. Remnants of the shattered Pious Legion, these hateful castoffs of Earth’s Roman Empire, seek to conquer. Armed with maddening gas, Maximinus Thrax’s airships swarm the skies like vengeful locusts, reducing entire populations to ash.

For Boudica, the forgotten Queen of the Iceni, it’s a familiar fate. Having failed against Nero on Earth, her civilization was wiped from history due to her backfired efforts of liberation.

As Thrax’s assault eliminates the peaceful enclaves of New Dis, what can the failed warrior queen do to protect her city, the innocent peoples within, and her beloved friends? Will Boudica shake off her anonymous refuge and crushing shame to face the Romans once more, or collapse into the dust of history once more?
 
 
 
Desperate and despondent, Yitz struggles forward to find Adina’s heart.

The final pieces have been played and the architect of New Dis’s upheaval has been revealed. With Hephaestion indisposed and Boudica missing, few heroes remain to rectify the oppression promised by this new enemy. Who will face them? Who will lock horns and spar with this mighty power of industry, finance, corruption, and hubris?

Yitz, determined to rescue his wife Adina from her captors, finds himself in the precarious position of both leader and savior—not just for his love, but for all of New Dis. Leading a motley crew of misfits, the troubled and timid husband delves into Aztec horrors and mechanized war machines to befriend demons and forge alliances. He must not only save the future of New Dis, but hold his Adina once more.
 
 
 
 
And stay tuned for more about books 4 and 5, also in the works and coming in 2022: An End to Ice and Sorrow and Beneath the Titan’s Stride.

Stephen Patrick

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.

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As a child of Kentucky and Texas, bluegrass and bluebonnets share equal time in my blood, fueling a need for adventure and exploration, and a keen desire to see what is out there.

This is my third evolution as a writer, starting as a young boy inventing adventures for my toys and friends. In school, I wrote to fulfill assignments and map out the world. Now, I write for the same reason I read: I want to know what happens next.

Stories can make us laugh or smile, scream or cry, sometimes at the same time. In the best stories, we let the pages tell us what we need to see inside ourselves.

My fiction ranges from horror to historical, and I placed in a short story contest when one of my first stories found a home in Evolution: Vol 1, published by Evolved Publishing. Outside of the Lone Star state, I won the Arkansas Writer’s Conference Special Award (2009) and the Creme De La Creme Award (2014) from the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. for best overall story.

BOOKS:

 
Check out the series page for “The Holocaust Engine” at Facebook, and be sure to LIKE it.
 

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Watch for Fluid Shock, the second book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with David Rike, to release in Spring 2021.

A team of investigators and military operators join the survivors in a race to stop the spread of an otherworldly plague.

After one year of quarantine, the Lower Florida Keys have descended into madness. The last of the local officials cling to power, hording supplies and using sheer brutality to force submission. When a second strain of disease burns its way through the enclaves of survivors, the military targets the islands for purge… until a cryptic message from inside the cordon halts the bombing. Now, a broken former detective and a group of military operators race to unravel the claim that the disease is already out, weaponized, and ready to bring the world to its knees.
 
 
 
 
Watch for Unda Sanguis: The Flood, the third book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with David Rike, to release in late 2021 or early 2022.

Chaos descends inside the quarantine zone as a hurricane threatens to finish what the disease started.

With an army of infected pouring across Key West, the last bands of survivors are caught between fighting monsters, each other, and a hurricane that is churning toward the island. The cordon around the island fails, leaving everyone to chose between fight, flight, flood, and faith. Those who stay will face the disease and the demonic force it has released. With saltwater and blood soaking the island, these strike teams make their last ditch effort to challenge this threat to humanity… and drown it.
 
 
 

David Rike

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.

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I didn’t grow up wanting to write. In fact, when I finished college I’d all but stopped reading. Then I took a job at a local police department as a whistle-stop on the way to some great destiny, got hurt early on and, faced with long days of much-needed bed rest, limped into a local bookstore, and left with an armful of novels.

Two decades later and I’ve served that police department as an officer, supervisor and, now, investigative lieutenant, all the while bleeding the book stores dry. As for the great destiny, I simply offer this: we are never fully human until we find some outlet for our innate creative impulses. My outlet is the novel, particularly the dystopian science fiction and horror stories that resonated with me those years ago. Perhaps, one day, I’ll find that something I’ve written has influenced another, the same as that armful of books once did for me.

BOOKS:

 
Check out the series page for “The Holocaust Engine” at Facebook, and be sure to LIKE it.
 

UP NEXT:

 
Watch for Fluid Shock, the second book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with Stephen Patrick, to release in Spring 2021.

A team of investigators and military operators join the survivors in a race to stop the spread of an otherworldly plague.

After one year of quarantine, the Lower Florida Keys have descended into madness. The last of the local officials cling to power, hording supplies and using sheer brutality to force submission. When a second strain of disease burns its way through the enclaves of survivors, the military targets the islands for purge… until a cryptic message from inside the cordon halts the bombing. Now, a broken former detective and a group of military operators race to unravel the claim that the disease is already out, weaponized, and ready to bring the world to its knees.
 
 
 
 
Watch for Unda Sanguis: The Flood, the third book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with Stephen Patrick, to release in late 2021 or early 2022.

Chaos descends inside the quarantine zone as a hurricane threatens to finish what the disease started.

With an army of infected pouring across Key West, the last bands of survivors are caught between fighting monsters, each other, and a hurricane that is churning toward the island. The cordon around the island fails, leaving everyone to chose between fight, flight, flood, and faith. Those who stay will face the disease and the demonic force it has released. With saltwater and blood soaking the island, these strike teams make their last ditch effort to challenge this threat to humanity… and drown it.