Saturday, October 22, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Melerom Leads the Dance by C.M. Simpson

Today we release C.M. Simpson's latest science fiction short story, Melerom Leads the Dance. This tale follows on fairly closely from Miss Delight's Mistake and is out on Smashwords, with Amazon-Kindle, OmniLit, Kobo, and DriveThruFiction releases soon to follow.

When Melerom escapes the aftermath of his people’s massacre of the humans on Jehornak, he sets himself up as a wealthy wanderer on the Odyssey luxury liners, and acquires the one thing every gentleman needs—a valet—but when his valet begins showing unusually perceptive spurts of initiative, Melerom realises the man is not everything he seems. The only question is, can the man be trusted to help him survive multi-billionaire, Frederico Coleman’s, next party, or betray him?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Miss Delight's Mistake by C.M. Simpson

Today's release is a science fiction short story by C.M. Simpson, Miss Delight's Mistake.

People are disappearing on the close archaeological world of Jehornak, including an Odyssey operative’s sister, but that’s not why he’s there. It seems other people have gone missing, too, people with relatives rich enough to pay Odyssey to discover exactly what is happening in the mysterious cavern known as The Ballroom. However, when things go south on the mission, can Agent Delight keep her reputation, and make sure her operative comes out alive?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Third Quarter Releases for 2016

The following titles were released in the third quarter of 2016:


When planet-colonist, Joaquin, takes his daughter, Ry, into the autumn forest to show her the danger lurking amongst the trees, he does not expect to end the day fleeing for his life, nor does he think he can discover more about the spider-like orsovite, or what happened to his wife, one short year ago, but autumn is a time when the leaves fall, and secrets are uncovered.

When Tischa escapes from a warehouse of crooks bent on doing evil to boxes of mice, she’s only trying to escape. She doesn’t expect to encounter unicorns, or fairies, or a hot-looking elf that looks like he’s stepped straight off a movie set. Can she help them? Why, yes, yes she can, but, more importantly, can they help her?
When werewolf, Chitin’s, nightly solitude is interrupted by a small child seeking his help, he does not suspect that her plea will touch his dreams for the world of his ancestors. He is determined to refuse her, but she is just as determined to gain his protection, and leaves him little choice but to help—at least at the start.

Earth and Lunar Dreaming is set in the same universe as the poems, In Memory of Hummingbirds, and The Halls of the Moon.

When a mysterious pod is found on the moon, and an alien emerges, the press have a field day.

This science-fiction short story is a first-contact tale that explores the relationship of the press to politics and to reality.

When Ramana Dewarth sneaks aboard a shuttle being taken on an illegal research mission, she gets into more trouble than she ever thought possible—and the space pirates weren’t the worst of it.

This science fiction short story takes us on another journey with Odyssey’s not-so-delightful Agent Delight.


Jamie has two names, and a whole bunch of secrets that she keeps from everyone, including her employer, Odyssey—which is no mean feat, given what that company does—but, when a mission takes her to Askreya, she has to deal with an old dilemma, an old foe, and something entirely new, and her secrets begin to come to light. Can she finish her mission, without everything being revealed?

In Service to the Pinnacle is a science fiction short story set in the world Odyssey and Miss Delight.

Vortex travel—you don’t ask, and I won’t screw up the explanation; closest thing I can get to it is that I pilot a transdimensional skipping stone through the edge of a vortex from one point in space to another, and it gets you where you want to be. Well, most of the time. Just not this time. This time, we’re crashing, and I don’t know where we are.