I have had the privilege to narrate tales for other authors, nearly all on Audible (Amazon, iTunes as well) and available now. If you’re new to ACX/Audible, use the links below to let them know I sent you!
October Ninth – the day the world went dark. Nearly three decades later, life is different. Slower, sicker, meaner. In Colorado the Old West was reborn, and with it came the Crows, beastly birds with a taste for man. They’ve outgrown Denver, the Crows. Judge sees how they spread, how they hunt and feast on what remains of mankind, and he hates them. The blackout without mercy—already crippled the world. The past twenty-six years only saw survivors shrivel and perish, quietly, pathetically. All because the lights never turned back on. Instead, through death and dark nights, the untamed West came roaring back, and with it the stink, the grime, and the danger of older days. Now bloodthirsty birds flock to finish what the Devil started.
Winner of the 2023 Gold Award for Best Fiction Audiobook by Independent Publisher
The Legionnaire series (by Gilbert M. Stack)
The Fire Islands
Lesser Tribune Marcus Venandus, Legion officer exemplar, was exiled to the disease-ridden hell hole known as the Fire Islands as punishment for the failed political machinations of his father. While the days of the powerful witchdoctor kings throwing skeletal armies against the shields of the legion have faded into history, all is not right at the edge of the world. Unrest is boiling once again as long dead darkness seeps back into the islands. With the legion more concerned with its personal rivalries than with its duty, it will fall to Marcus and his small, highly disciplined, command to put the horrors of the past back in their graves and literally save Aquila from a fate worse than death.
The Sea of Grass
The Jeweled Hills
Tribune Marcus Venandus and his two trusted officers have gone through hell in their journey north from the Fire Islands and across the Sea of Grass. Arriving at Amatista in the Jeweled Hills, Marcus is looking forward to a much deserved rest in the home of his half-brother, but fate has other plans for the legionnaire. Soon, he will be wishing he’d never heard of his brother’s city.
Surrounded by enemies and crippled by internal divisions, Amatista is already on its knees and ready to fall. Marcus must act decisively to save everything his brother has built, but without his beloved legions behind him, can Marcus and his friends survive their visit to the Jeweled Hills?
Green Vigil, Book 1
Long before Prefect Marcus Venandus directed the defense of the Jeweled Hills, Green Vigil Marcus led his first command into the treacherous jungles of Ekángá.
As if the jungle itself wasn’t deadly enough, native warriors and shamans strike from its shadows with magic, spears, and darts, while the forcibly transplanted Graeci population seethes with unrest in the supposedly civilized regions of the province.
Deep in the jungle, young Marcus is about to discover how little lycee combat exercises have to do with surviving the Jungles of Ekángá.
The Fantastica Series (by M.R. Mathias)
After finding a strange medallion and some maps with markings that no one in his village can understand, Braxton Bray decides to take it all to the Hall of Scholars in the kingdom’s capital. But greed is everywhere. Braxton and a tough young female caravan guard named Nixy are forced to run for their lives, for someone else wants what Braxton found and is willing to go to great lengths to take it from him.
With a hefty, kingdom wide, bounty on their heads, not even the great wizards of the Sorcerious can help them. Left with nothing but each other, Braxton and Nixy have no choice but to get on a ship and go on an adventure that will take them places they would have otherwise never imagined. Elves, dwarves, giant gothicans, and trolls, treacherous forests on distant shores, love, death, terror, and magic all await anyone brave enough to go along.
Sapphire of Souls
Ragged and weary from their previous ordeals, Braxton and his motley crew of elves, dwarves, and humans, set off into the wilderkind forest in search of the sapphire of souls. The problem is, the last time anyone saw the powerful gem was over a hundred years ago when a wood dragon ate the elf who was carrying it.
With the necromancer Reaton-Stav forcing his animated corpses to wreak havoc at every turn, and the demon Pharark using the giant gothicans and trolls to invade Narvoza, the future of the realm hangs in the balance.
Can our heroes find and destroy the sapphire before Pharark can use its power to bring the kingdom to its knees? Will the necromancer who covets Braxton’s medallion find a way to stop them? Does the love Nixy and Braxton share for each other even stand a chance in the brutal world they’ve found themselves in? There is only one way to find out.
Step into the world of Fantastica.
Demon of Destruction
Pharark, the demon of destruction, isn’t very pleased with the way Braxton Bray and his companions thwarted his plan to use the Sapphire of Souls. With the might of his troll horde tearing through the Kingdom of Narvoza on their way to take the capital city of Camberly, our heroes find themselves scattered and without any sort of plan to stop his reign of terror.
Braxton, Chureal, and a few others are left searching for a way out of the Wilderkind Forest while Nixy sneaks off to rescue the orphans she holds dear, with only timid Suclair to help her. The two women get caught in a race against time, for, Lord Ulrich and his giant Gothican warriors are bearing down on Antole and ravaging the city around the terrified children, and the necromancer Reaton-Stav still wants Nixy’s head and Suclair’s father’s spell book bad enough to do anything necessary to get them.
A bloody war has over taken the kingdom, and now the dwarves and elves have no choice but to get involved. Will Braxton be able to find a way to use the power of the Void to stop the demon’s brutal rampage? Will Nixy and Suclair get trapped in a city overtaken by Pharark’s huge ruthless destroyers? Or will the twisted necromancer get them before they even get that far? Will innocent, young Chureal and the hatchling dragon she’s befriended be able to survive amid such violence?
With plot twists so intense they might give you whiplash and clever heroes bold enough to face impossible odds just to have a chance at winning the day, this is one series you don’t want to miss. Clear your calendar, and lock your doors. If you haven’t already, the time has come for you to step into the world of Fantastica.
Warrior of the Void
Braxton, Cryelos, Chureal, and her young dragon Cobalt have suddenly appeared in an unfamiliar land. Only it isn’t so strange to Chureal. Not far from where Braxton found the young girl wandering alone in a battlefield, the group ends up in the middle of a war between kingdoms with wizards more powerful than they could imagine. To make matters worse, a group of Darkons, flesh eaters that used to be men, are on the verge of setting loose a terrible creature called the Drar that will destroy them all. Evil Darkanna witches, who can can knock a dragon from the sky with a simple clap of their hands are using their mannish creations, as well as ogres, true mountain giants, and creatures beyond the imagination to break this evil free.
Braxton can no longer seek Taerak’s wisdom because the ancient Void Warrior’s journal is on the other side of the world in Narvoza, with the dwarves. Left with nothing but a vague legend found woven in a tapestry, and bits of elven lore Cryelos can barely remember, our heroes must find the Staff of Aevelon, and then reach the altar at the summit of Mount Preal before the Blood Moon reaches its apex. Even if they manage it, they will still have to figure out how to use the staff to stop the Darkanna and their ferocious minions from setting loose their evil monstrosity.
Warrior of the Void, the finale of the four-book Fantastica series, is nothing less than a blood-tingling, heart-pounding race against time with terrible forces trying to stop our heroes at every turn.
Welcome to the world of Fantastica!
Fantastica: The Complete Four Book Collection
A powerful artifact. An unjust bounty. Can two souls, forced on a voyage to places they never dreamed possible find their way home and save the Kingdom of Narvoza?
Step into the world of Fantastica with this complete four-book collection compiled into a single anthology.
From the mind of multiple award-winning, international best-selling fantasy author M.R. Mathias comes this massive, epic tale about a young man who finds something powerful and has to first run for his life with the girl he is falling in love with, then risk everything he holds dear to try and understand the wealth of magical power that found him.
Will he be able to defy the demon Pharark and his hordes of rock and wood trolls?
Can he stop the army of giant Gothican warriors bent on destroying the Kingdom of Narvoza?
Elves, dwarves, wizards, and powerful artifacts, harrowing voyages to distant and wondrous lands, demons, necromancers, and dragons, all await listeners brave enough to step into the magnificent world of Fantastica.
This anthology contains: Taerak’s Void (Fantastica, Book One), Sapphire of Souls (Fantastica, Book Two), Demon of Destruction (Fantastica, Book Three), and Warrior of the Void (Fantastica, Book Four). All narrated by the amazing voice of Will Hahn.
War Eagles (by Debbie Bishop and Carl Macek)
Inspired by a concept by Merian C. Cooper – the creator of King Kong. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen.
Just prior to the start of WWII a publicly humiliated Army Air Corps test pilot, court-martialed for an unauthorized flight that endangered the life of President Roosevelt, takes the only job he can get – flying an experimental airplane around the world from South to North poles. When his plane is attacked and crashes in the Arctic, he finds himself in an undiscovered land inhabited by a lost tribe of Norsemen who ride giant eagles and, in a surprising turn of events, becomes America’s only hope against a devastating sneak attack by the Nazis and their powerful new electromagnetic weapon.
Sun & Shadow Online Series (by Matthew Helbig)
Series Book 1
Being murdered. Not so great. Waking up in your least-favorite game afterwards…
While trying to figure what the whole “sword” thing is all about and which end of it he’s supposed to point at the cuddly, woodland creatures who keep giving him owies, Lucas stumbles across a player who looks rather familiar.
Is he the man who murdered him? If he is, why is he in the game, and how can Lucas make him pay for what he did? Worse yet, Lucas’s pretty sure he left the stove and the air on before the whole getting murdered thing. Worst day ever.
Series Book 2
Clever or lucky?
Does it really matter if you’re still alive?
Having survived sure death, Horus and his friends barely have time to breathe before they rush off to face the impossible again. It’s for a good cause. Finding really nice guy’s long-missing son is something you kind of have to do right away. It’s just good manners. There’s less guilt, and your mom won’t nag you as much afterward.
A possibly insane fellow player might know the son’s whereabouts. The only problem is he was last seen heading toward one of the hardest dungeons in the game. The group has to try, but will they survive?
Find out in this book! Or wait until book three comes out and see who’s on the cover.
This is a fictional story of a group of Native Americans struggling to survive through the burning flames of the French and Indian War and the forceful colonization of their lands at the beginning of the American Revolution.
Enter Mirkwood, the Great Forest of Doubt.
Bold new author Steve Hillard’s wildly original debut, Mirkwood, reinvents J. R. R. Tolkien as a man haunted by the very myths he rewove into his famous works. As much literary criticism as boisterous epic, this episodically driven plot explores the blurred borderlands where ancient tales, lost heroines, and epic journeys are stalked by dim monsters that will not be still. In 1970, Professor Tolkien makes a little-known visit to America – and sets in motion elvish powers embodied in a cache of archaic documents. Destinies are altered, legends become real, and two heroines must race for their lives in vastly different worlds.
This is a work of fiction which is neither endorsed by nor connected with the J. R. R. Tolkien estate or its publisher.
The “Business” Series (by D.L. Ashmore)
Series Book #1
Two best friends forge a bold path to freedom from abuse and financial bondage as Tampa police homicide detective Mike Ash matches wits with a silent, unseen killer who leaves no forensic clues behind; a woman finds freedom from deep seated shame through an unlikely romance.
Series Book #2
Business as Usual covers an eventful period in the life of Tampa police homicide detective Mike Ash. Before Mike investigates three separate deaths, while teaching in a statewide seminar in Orlando, he learns of the death of his friend, fellow Army Ranger veteran Dennis Stokely. In the course of an opportune meeting with his friend, crime scene investigator Candace Pennington, Mike shares about Dennis’ life and how he came to be in Tampa. Upon returning to Tampa, Mike searches for Band-Aid, the cat that he helped Dennis rescue in Afghanistan.
Series Book #3
Tampa homicide detective Mike Ash faces two of his most baffling cases yet! First, someone is trying to rid Tampa of drugs and criminals, but who? Territorial rivals? If so, why leave the drugs and weapons for the police to find? Yet where has all the money gone? Second, why is a national children’s charity suddenly underfunded and closing its operations across the country? More importantly, why are some of the top executives found murdered?
Cutting-edge science. Bloodthirsty aliens. Can this band of nerdy scientists save the multiverse one dimension at a time?
Brilliant physicist Zeke Travers is on the brink of a scientific breakthrough…and a nervous breakdown. So after the beta test of his interdimensional drive goes off without a hitch, he breathes a sigh of relief. But when an alien warship materializes out of nowhere with guns blazing, Zeke and his team must risk using their invention to jump to a parallel universe.
Uncertain how to return to their native continuum, Zeke’s nerd squad must blind-hop across the omniverse from high-tech galaxies to magic-powered medieval planets. Hunted by ridiculously persistent and savage attackers, Zeke suspects the pursuers are only puppets of a far more shadowy evil. And with every roll of the interstellar dice, he fears they’re falling deeper into its sinister clutches.
Can Zeke uncover the dark force behind the attacks in time to save his crew and avoid interdimensional mayhem?
The Heisenberg Corollary is the first book in the hilarious Slagmaster Cycles, a science fiction fantasy mash-up series with an attitude. If you like quirky characters, non-stop action, and geeky pop-culture references, then you’ll love C. H. Duryea’s snarky, laugh-out-loud pause-resister. Buy The Heisenberg Corollary today to boldly go where no geek has gone before!
A prehistoric tale of the Pleistocene…the adventures of Bru, a Hunter of the Seven Rivers Tribe, as he goes up against saber-tooth tigers, cave bears and an alien race intent on clobbering his world….
Banished from his tribe after offending the chief, a hunter named Bru stalks into the tiger-haunted hills with only his stone knife and the furs on his back, determined to find some way to appease the chief so he might return to the tribe. For if he doesn’t return soon, the girl he loves will be mated to a hated rival on the night of Wyrm.
Yet Bru’s plans are thrown out of kilter when he runs afoul of a visitor from another world. Bizarrely instructed in science and physics beyond his simple ken, savage Bru finds himself making a deal with the mysterious outsider that will allow the hunter to return to his people.
Selected Tales of Clark Ashton Smith
Through a gracious arrangement with CASiana Literary Enterprises, the official literary estate of Clark Ashton Smith, I have secured permission to narrate a half-dozen selected tales from the great pulp-horror master. If you have never experienced the erudite prose and utterly strange touch of this colleague of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft, give one of these a whirl. I’ll link to the bundled copy available at several outlets, the others are all there too. Unfortunately, since there is no specific e-book version to link to, Audible cannot accept these tales. They are available at Google Play, Apple, Kobo, Nook and many other retailers as well as in library systems.
NEW!: These tales are all easily available at Authors-Direct.
An acolyte steeped in wizardly lore assists his master to uncover an ancient tablet and decipher its dread secrets. Hear the result of their forbidden researches in this frightful tale of Things Man Was Not Meant to Know.
From the first moment, I could just “hear” this tale, the wind, wave and woe of it. Plus, my daughter’s flute piece gave the perfect background!
The Death of Malygris
The sorcerer Malygris has tyrannized ancient Susran for decades, but now appears to all the world to have died in his ivory throne. Who will be the first to plunder his fortress and what can even the mightiest wizard do to his enemies from beyond the grave?
I loved the sideways-sequel aspect to this tale, as the antagonist is mentioned in The Double Shadow, and now we get that fuller story. World-building fanatics like me always love exploring the deeper detail!
The Black Abbot of Puthuum
Two warrior comrades think their biggest challenge in escorting the king’s new bride will be controlling their own attraction for the lovely girl. But their return journey across a barren desert brings them instead to a forgotten monastery, reeking with evil and headed by a cleric whose interests seem less wholesome than gruesome. Who can survive when centuries of sin produce The Black Abbot of Puthuum?
This tale strongly reminded me of some of the Conan tales of Robert E. Howard. No spoilers! But if you’re turned off by everyone losing, this one’s for you.
The Witchcraft of Ulua
An innocent youth serving the king of a corrupt nation gains the attention of the sorcerous and attractive princess, whom it is sin to serve but doom to deny. Can his saintly uncle truly protect him from his hermitage two days’ ride away?
This is where CAS really shines, by putting the innocent under threat and continually hammering at the veil between what’s real and what is not.
In an impossibly-far flung future, lovers must part as one boards a rocket on a hopeless mission to reignite Earth’s dormant sun. Can the first-time astronaut succeed and bring life back to the planet and his subterranean lover, and at what cost?
It’s a far-future, sci-fi story and I felt very drawn to the colossal scale of this one. It’s very poignant and yet still authentic CAS.
Necromancy in Nhat
The Desert Prince Yadar pursues his lover torn from him by slavers halfway across the world. He has sworn to be with her again, but can death do them part when he falls afoul of necromancers on the isle of Naat?
Another gruesome tale that reminded me of a Conan tale… for a while. I’m telling you, Clark Ashton Smith is relentless!
Half-Dozen of Horror
This value-bundle contains some of Smith’s most bizarre notions, strewn across dimensions, outer space, and of course from beyond the grave:
- The Double Shadow
- The Death of Malygris
- The Black Abbot of Puthuum
- Witchcraft of Ulua
- Necromancy in Naat
If you like several of the blurbs here, this combo volume would be a great bargain for you.
A Switch in Time (The President is Missing) by Casi McLean
USA Today best-selling author, Casi McLean, presents A Switch in Time – a gripping time slip thriller ripped from today’s headlines. In a country divided, where terrorists hijack peaceful protests and threaten the fabric of America’s democracy, President Emery Clayton, III, discovers a global power behind the insurrection. He escapes to the White House attic to plan a counterblow, steering clear of initiating World War III – and vanishes.
After years of studying to realize his dream, James Rucker’s future explodes when he’s falsely accused of cheating on his final exams. Vowing he’s had enough, he joins a civil rights movement. But his trip to connect with the anarchists stops cold when his flight is struck by lightning and plummets into the ocean.
Can one man’s soul rip through time to a different era…survive a plane crash…and mitigate a broken man’s rage in time to save his own nation from total destruction?
The job title “theoretical physicist” conjures up images of old men, disheveled hair, and brown orthopedic shoes. Professor Steve West, though, is different. With his cinematic good looks, genius IQ, and obsession with history, it’s easy to understand why the federal government chose him to lead their top-secret time travel project, which for some unknown reason boasts a four-star review on Yelp. But a fanatic will soon alter the space-time continuum and change the history of a nation forever. A villain so self-centered that he writes checks in the supermarket and wears white after Labor Day. Now, it’s up to Steve West and his team to track this villain down, bring him to justice, and restore temporal equilibrium, all before the breakfast burritos kick in. Can they pull it off?