Tag Archive: excerpt

Mar 17

An excerpt from Gabriel’s Return – some jungle combat to brighten your day


A snippet from a scene out of Gabriel’s Return, book 2 in the scifi adventure series. Though I’d love for you to take a look at this story (which I think has the best action out of all three, but that’s just me), you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not actually starting with book …

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Jan 27

Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point – The process of augmenting Lt. Gabriel begins


Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel novella to the Gabriel Trilogy. GZP is FREE (as in beer) for Kindle US, Kindle UK, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. Free, so what’s the harm in trying it on for size? — The plastic was unnaturally cold against his skin as he stretched out in the capsule. …

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Jan 14

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Redemption: Drop Capsules

“Drop in five, four, three, two, one…DROP, DROP, DROP!” Gabriel’s head was slammed back against the padded wall of the drop capsule, known to drop-troopers as coffins, as the Marcinko spat the team from the drop bay like bullets. Nine capsules shot towards the surface of Poliahu at over seven G’s. After the initial shock, …

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Aug 28

Chapter One from Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel to the Gabriel scifi trilogy


November, 2166 North American Federation Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island “Which one is he?” Vice Admiral Eriq Cafferty looked up from his flexscreen at the sound of his attaché’s voice behind him and rubbed his eyes with one hand. The unforgiving steel bleachers he sat on played havoc with his lower back, and the squeaking …

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Mar 16

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge, Finale of Scifi Trilogy – Ambush on Mars


Gabriel could hear the thin Mars atmosphere whipping past his combat helmet’s visor. Visibility from a thousand yards altitude was excellent, enhanced by his helmet’s optics, but no matter how hard he stared, there was simply nothing to see. Even the approaching dust storm barely visible in the distance held no interest for him. Ordinarily, …

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Feb 28

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge, Book 3: Spy Ship Brings Data…and Questions


“NAFN Richard Marcinko, this is Corporal Lewis Grienke aboard the MDF packetship Shadow. Coded message for Commander Gabriel. Please respond.” Gabriel turned to McTiernan with his eyebrows raised. “There’s a man in that thing?” McTiernan nodded. “Yes, we were as surprised as you. Damned thing is less than five feet across. Must have been like …

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Feb 27

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Return, Book 2: Heavy Weapons in Action


When Escobio Armory Ltd., a small company based in rural Mexico City, started producing weapons for the North American Federation military forces, they at first specialized in handguns, small caliber long range rifles, and man-portable light machine guns. They did not begin to manufacture pulse weapons until 2172, not long after the disastrous raid on …

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Feb 26

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Redemption, Book 1: Back Office Troubles


When Santander arrived, Gurnett and two other security men had two plant workers seated in chairs in a back office. One of the security men was training an odd-looking handgun at them. As Santander approached, one of the plant workers stood up and pointed. “That’s him, that’s the guy who set me up for this!” …

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Feb 20

On 50th anniversary of first American to orbit Earth, Glenn pushes for manned Mars mission…and so do I

1975 Viking photo of Mars

From Space.com: Former NASA astronaut John Glenn is pushing for manned exploration of Mars and other farflung destinations. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit Earthwhen his Friendship 7 capsule zipped around our planet three times, then splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Glenn’s flight put the United States back on …

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Dec 21

An excerpt a day keeps the anticipation at bay… Gabriel’s Revenge

It’s official! Gabriel’s Revenge, the final installment in the bestselling scifi-adventure trilogy, is complete and will be uploaded to Amazon and BN in time for the holidays! Here’s a snippet:   Gabriel had just cinched his straps when the Marcinko’s engines ignited, pressing each of them back into their seats in the shuttle. He heard Olszewski …

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Mar 17

Do excerpts work in helping promote your novel?

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Starting today, I’m going to be posting short excerpts & snippets from my current novel, Gabriel’s Redemption, on my Facebook author fan page. One per day through the end of March, just a couple of lines or a paragraph, to maybe show interested readers scenes that may encourage them to take the next step and …

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