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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: 

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:

“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:  

Recent Release : Third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire Collection

With the imminent threat of the Canine’s return, the empire should CatsOfWar_3_Coverbe focused on preparations, but imperial politics, espionage, and intrigue continue. See how Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire faces some interesting challenges in Cats of War III.

The collection contains stories 8-11:

“Imperial Imperilment”

ImperialImperilmentCoverLord Phylo and his Canine Armada have been vanquished, but for how long? What damage does former Empress Isabella intend to inflict on the Ramses Empire? And will Champion of the Empire Herc Tom be able to prevent this “Imperial Imperilment”?

“A Tail of Two Species”

The Lynx hasn’t returned from his mission, so it’s up to disfavored Champion of theATailOfTwoSpecies Empire Herc Tom to discover what’s happened to him, and what the deceitful feline Isabella and the diabolical canine Lord Phylo are up to in this tale of two species.

“The Cat’s Paw”

CatsPawCoverEmpress Isabella and her cohorts are back under wraps, but now evil forces are toying with the imperial succession. Feline or canine, a plot to undermine the peace and security of Ramses is afoot, and it’s up to Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire to discover what treachery is behind the cat’s paw.

“Copy Cat”

The filthy Canines have taken the Quartz Sector and overthrown Ramses’ nemesis onCopyCatCover Baast. The Emperor has vowed that the feline systems will NOT go to the dogs, so it’s up to Herc Tom to once again to save the Empire AND the Baastards.
But unbeknownst to our hero, Inga Quin left a surprise the last time she was in Herc’s head, and he may not be quite himself, but someone else might be.

The  collection is available at several online retailers, including:

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

Previous Release: Third Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection

Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 JimmyDelaneyCollection3Covercontains 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  at several retail sites, including, but not limited to:

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

Another Previous 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 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!

The Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale is over, but here are the links to my collections and novel on Smashwords for your convenience (mine, too): 



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