Current Book Promotions

Detective Jimmy Delaney FREE Series Starter

In A Flash-2200Cover-WhiteThe Detective Jimmy Delaney series is – you guessed it – a detective series, with a slight sci-fi element. “In a Flash” is the first story.

Jimmy was a good cop, but age and changing times were getting the better of him. If he could only get an edge – what would be the harm? I mean, everybody cheats a little, don’t they? Read “In a Flash” to see Jimmy get himself out of trouble.

“In a Flash” can be found at several online retailers for FREE, including, but not limited to: 

Third Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection Release Weekend Special

Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 released JimmyDelaneyCollection3CoverMay 20th. The collection contains stories 7 – 9 in the series:


HackedOffCover“Hacked Off”
Jimmy’s relationship with the police seems to have taken a turn for the worse, but it’s not just him. Some of his associates have had strange confrontations with law enforcement. Could someone be manipulating their AugMonitor feeds?

Jimmy’s relationship with Diana has never been better, but then she gets control of the Southside Endowment. Jimmy starts to feel like just another possession, until a seeming ghost from the past gives him something to investigate. Possession may be nine-tenths of the law, but exactly what kind of possession are we talking about here?TooMuchOfAGoodThingCover
“Too Much of a Good Thing”
Diana’s Southside Restoration has only the homeless holding things back. The mild winter results in an unusual number of homeless deaths. Jimmy discovers more oddities than coincidence could explain, and he’s suspicious that Diana might be involved.
If you enjoy a little confused, crime-laden mayhem with a smattering of sci-fi and plenty of human frailty (and some redemption), Detective Jimmy Delaney is for you.

The collection is available now, and reduced 50% until Tuesday, May 24th at several retail sites, including, but not limited to:

As always, honest ratings and reviews are greatly appreciated – thanx!

Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire Series Starter for FREE

PurrMission-MainTall_025“Purr Mission” (the inaugural story of William’s Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire series) won him the first of his Honorable Mentions in the Writers of the Future contest.

Major Tom’s dander is up. His cub is dying of the Morient Virus, and this cat knows that the Ramses Empire’s sworn enemies (the deceitful feline Baastards!) are responsible, but bureaucats have ordered him not to go to their planet to recover the antidote. Well, it’s easier to beg forgiveness than to ask purrmission. Ready for heroism, space, spies, and lives in the balance? Read “Purr Mission.”

“Purr Mission” can be found FOR FREE at various retailers, including, but not limited to: 

NippedCoverFinalA-N-D – there’s also a link inside “Purr Mission” for the opportunity to receive “Nipped in the Butt” (the 2nd Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire tale) for FREE as well! Or you can get it for FREE at this link:

The First Three ‘Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND’ Collection on Sale at Smashwords

My first mega collection, The First Three ‘Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND’ CollectionFirst3Coveris now available on Smashwords for 50% off (that’s only $2.50 for EIGHTEEN STORIES – such a deal!) Includes a number of my personal favorites, including “Passed Life”, “Quiet”, “The Body”, “Riding the Devil”, “Inheritance”, “Sasqwhat?” and many, many more.

“Travel Advisory” Published by The Arcanist

My flash fiction piece “Travel Advisory” in LIVE on The Arcanist! Check it out here:

TravelAdvisory-The Arcanist

Likes are most definitely appreciated!

Some Short Stories Available on allows authors to post individual short fiction on their site, and then pays based on members’ views. You can check out the stories I’ve posted here:  


Latest Release is “Getting Personal”


Which witch is which? A man wins an auction. The service is not quite what he expected, but may be just what he was looking for.

“Getting Personal” is a fantasy short story of past denizens who may be living in our modern shadows. It is available at several online retailers, including, but not limited to:

Honest ratings and reviews are, as always, appreciated.

Previous Release: “Lasting Impression”

Cryptozoology was not where she planned to take her life, LastinImpressionCoverbut a sighting on a college field trip in the Ozarks sends Audrey’s future plans in a whole new direction. If only she knew what she really saw…

“Lasting Impression” is a speculative fiction short story, and is available on several online retailers, including: 

As always, honest ratings and reviews are greatly appreciated. Thanx!

And Before That A Jimmy Delaney Tale: “Too Much of a Good Thing”

Was it just too much of a good thing?TooMuchOfAGoodThingCover

Diana’s work on the Southside Restoration has progressed to the point that only the vagrant situation is holding things back – and suddenly, they start disappearing from the streets. The unusually mild winter has resulted in an equally unusual number of homeless deaths. Jimmy’s curiosity discovers more oddities than coincidence could explain, and suspicions that Diana might be involved.

“Too Much of a Good Thing” is a soft-boiled detective novella with some sci-fi and fantasy elements, sort of a The Rockford Files meets The Avengers (the old BBC series, not the superheroes.) It’s the ninth in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series. The story is available now at several online retailers, including, but not limited to:

Here are the Smashwords links to my Swordsmaster novel and all my story collections: 



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