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Tales from 2020

From science fiction and fantasy author K.N. Salustro comes a collection of short stories written over the course of 2020. There are no plagues in these pages, the extreme weather comes from a mythical creature, and the biggest disaster you’ll see takes place on a spaceship when someone tries to make baked goods with an incendiary combination of ingredients.

 

This collection includes stories that are on the more serious side, and ones that are more humorous. Most fall on the fantasy spectrum, with the exception of that one space-faring sci-fi story. These tales may not change the world, but if you’re looking for some escapism, you’ve come to the right place.

 

“Tales from 2020” includes: Fire in the Sky // The Thunderbird // The Beetle and the Twins //

The Marvel Artist // Don’t Look Back // Grandmother’s Familiar // How Not to Make Cookies in Space

SCIENCE FICTION

 

Books to take you to the stars and back. Works are listed in order of release date.

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Chasing Shadows (The Star Hunters #1)

ISBN-13: 978-1500425951

STAND AND PROTECT

 

Star Federation soldiers live by these words as they work to uphold peace across the galaxy. Founded at the start of the Andromedan War, the Star Federation annihilated its enemies and has gone unchallenged since then. Sometimes, powerful forces surface and demand more attention, be they drug lords, pirate crews, or bounty hunters worthy of Alpha Classification, but the Star Federation stands firm.

 

Following the assassination of one of his subordinates, Fleet Commander Lance Ashburn goes on the hunt for the Alpha Class bounty hunter known as the Shadow. One of the best officers the Star Federation has ever seen, Commander Ashburn comes closer than anyone to eliminating the Shadow, but upon meeting her, he learns that a much larger and deadlier enemy roams the stars, one that could destroy the Star Federation.

 

Caught between the Star Feds and her own dark past, bounty hunter Lissa a.k.a. the Shadow is pulled into a battle with no clean escape. With enemies on all sides, she must choose her allies very carefully. Her decisions could save the galaxy or plunge it into war, and this time, the price of enduring peace may be too high.

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Unbroken Light (The Star Hunters #2)

ISBN-13: 978-1517735159

WELCOME TO THE LIGHT

The attack at Ametria and the resurfacing of a Neo-Andromedan threat has shaken the Star Federation. The galactic military must now outmaneuver the Seventh Sun, a dangerous enemy that came blazing forth from the unknown. Betrayals from within have left the Star Federation vulnerable, and Captains Jason Stone and Erica Anderson fight to keep the galaxy safe from the biggest threat since the days of the Andromedan War. But Jason knows that there is far more to this new enemy than meets the eye, and he struggles to keep the Star Federation from making a fatal mistake.

With Jason's help, Lance Ashburn flees from the Star Federation and sets out to track down Lissa after her capture by the Seventh Sun. Deserting his rank and smearing his name, Lance has thrown all his faith into finding the Neo-Andromedan bounty hunter. He believes that she has the knowledge and the ability to help him destroy the Seventh Sun, but with Star Federation soldiers in pursuit, his freedom will not last.

Ensnared by the Seventh Sun, Lissa faces her worst fear at their hands. As the Seventh Sun tries to Awaken her, she fights for her life, and for her very self. To survive, she must embrace the part of herself that she has fled from for so long, but in so doing, risks losing everything else. If she is not careful, she could drown in the Light, but that is a chance she must take. The only alternative is death.

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Light Runner (The Star Hunters #3)

ISBN-13: 978-1721269457

THE FINAL HUNT BEGINS

The Star Federation is at war. When the Seventh Sun ambushed Sciyat—a glowing beacon of peace—the galactic military retaliated with a purge, calling for the elimination of all Neo-Andromedans across the galaxy. Fleet Commander Erica Anderson helped initiate the purge. She now fights to destroy the Seventh Sun, no matter the cost.

Captain Jason Stone tried to stop the purge. He failed. Now, Jason is torn between his duties as a soldier and his beliefs as a man. He has his orders, but when he swore to protect the galaxy, he never imagined genocide. Fighting enemies both within and outside of the Star Federation, Jason resists the purge where he can, and holds on to threadbare hope for a disgraced officer and a bounty hunter.

Lance and Lissa are out to find and eliminate the leaders of the Seventh Sun. They agree that they need to destroy the dangerous Neo-Andromedan organization, but this hunt may demand too much from Lissa. Hunting bounty targets is easy; hunting her own people is unforgivable. Together, Lance and Lissa must face their enemies, but if either of them breaks, they will lose far more than their lives.

The hunt is on, and only the strong will survive.

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The Arkin Races

ISBN-13: 978-1797011448

Rosaria "Ro" Dellaventura was born to race. It's always been her dream, and she is determined to leave her mark on the world of arkin racing. But it's a world that tries to lock her out. From cutthroat competition to her own secrets, Ro finds trouble at every turn... until she meets Amina, a mysterious woman who offers Ro the chance of a lifetime. Together with Amina and a young arkin named Char, Ro will push herself harder than she ever has before to win. This time, she has too much to lose.

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This novella is available for free in digital format to subscribers of K.N. Salustro's newsletter.

FANTASY

 

Books to show you what's over that strange horizon. Works are listed in order of release date.

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Cause of Death: ???

ISBN-13: 978-1980621744

Between the endless, exhausting work of harvesting souls and keeping the balance between the mortal world and the Forces that inhabit Eternity, Death just wants a break.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Death wants someone else doing their job for them. So, naturally, when a soul is taken before its time and Death had nothing to do with the reaping, there’s only one course of action: figure out who is responsible, and make sure this never happens again.

Armed with their trusted scythe and a bad temper, Death sets out to find the culprit, only to fall upon a tangled trail that leads to more and more unnerving discoveries on the mortal world, and across Death’s home realm. If Death doesn’t find the truth soon, both may be destroyed. Nothing says “hurry up” like the threat of an apocalypse!

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Tales from 2020

From science fiction and fantasy author K.N. Salustro comes a collection of short stories written over the course of 2020. There are no plagues in these pages, the extreme weather comes from a mythical creature, and the biggest disaster you’ll see takes place on a spaceship when someone tries to make baked goods with an incendiary combination of ingredients.

 

This collection includes stories that are on the more serious side, and ones that are more humorous. Most fall on the fantasy spectrum, with the exception of that one space-faring sci-fi story. These tales may not change the world, but if you’re looking for some escapism, you’ve come to the right place.

 

“Tales from 2020” includes: Fire in the Sky // The Thunderbird // The Beetle and the Twins //

The Marvel Artist // Don’t Look Back // Grandmother’s Familiar // How Not to Make Cookies in Space