As with C.S. Forester's popular Horatio Hornblower series, which provided the inspiration for these novels, this series offers a slightly larger-than-life military officer, Jenetta Carver®, whose intelligence and involvement in epic space battles manifest a destiny of renown and prestige.
Newly graduated from the Northern Hemisphere Space Academy, our young Ensign is a victim of events that frequently spiral out of control, and seem to conspire to move her from obscurity to galactic fame. Space pirates, arch criminals, and alien civilizations envious of the territories controlled by the Galactic Alliance, provide an unceasing labyrinth of problems for our heroine.
This series features Sydnee Marcola. Unlike her idol, Admiral Jenetta Carver®, who has spent much of her military career on the bridge of an enormous spaceship, or as the senior officer in a remote station in space, Sydnee prefers to get her hands a bit dirty at times.
As a young girl, Sydnee's original military aspirations had been simple: she wanted to be a Space Marine pilot. But after her Space Command father was killed at the Battle for Higgins, she decided that Space Command would offer more opportunites for her service to make a difference. She hasn't climbed through the military hierarchy like Jenetta, but her adventures are no less spectacular.
This series of novellas features Trader Vyx and the members of his Space Command intelligence team as they perform dangerous undercover missions in areas that can only be decribed as hostile to the Galactic Alliance rule of law. Usually operating without any Space Command support, they survive by their wits, and the power of their weapons.
The Colton James novels are crime drama/thrillers with a very slight sci-fi association. Based in the present and primarily rooted in reality, the plots do not promise the happy endings which are a defacto standard in Space Opera stories. In offering this alternative to the usual tales found on this website, I can only say, "And now for something a bit different."
These books fall into the paranormal category. They include ghosts or spirits, witches, demons, fortune tellers, and discussions of life after death. While the cast members find themselves in dangerous situations, these books do not offer the fast-paced action and adventure found in my other works. I believe the stories move along well, but if you're seeking thrill a minute story telling, this series may not for you. However, on the other hand, if you enjoy reading about paranormal activities and happenings, tarot readings, exorcisms, and 'bump in the night' noises, these books might be exactly what you're looking for.