Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Airships, Steampunk and Post-apocalyptic Scifi

I am delighted to report that a recent commentator said the following about my latest Post-apocalyptic series:

"I am inclined to think that the Ripper stories are your writing at its very best. An unconventional but lovable hero, well paced action with some picturesque steampunk scenarios, along with some well-developed science fiction elements, such as the Tics. And, at the basis of the story a rather clever and original scheme by a corrupt and power-seeking organisation which raises some thought-provoking issues. In other words, entertainment and mental stimulation rolled in together. There is even a love story in there, and I like the fact that Regi is no ordinary swooning love interest, but as robust and independent a character as Ripper."

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Professional veteran fighter, Ripper Lee, becomes a post-apocalyptic survivor

Well, I don't know how he does it! Last up was a series of six space opera novellas set around a junk yard in space with space pirates. Now that Peter Salisbury guy has gone and begun another new series of longer novels...

Professional fighter, Ripper Lee, is caught up in a global viral apocalypse. An attempt to genetically modify the human race to make everyone free of disease goes hideously wrong. Millions die, the maga-corps take over and robot troops attack an already panic-stricken and diminished population of survivors. Chased by humanoid 'Tics', Ripper drives a succession of plundered vehicles out through the Great Wastes and the Badlands while aiding fellow stragglers along the way. Fans of post-apocalyptic fiction are going to love this:

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Almost impossibly - Even More Space Pirates

I have no idea how I do it, either, but there is now yet another Junker's Moon story out there. This is a direct sequel to Junker's Moon: Agent Vanessa Robin, and it's called Junker's Moon: Inspector Vanessa Robin (since she's been promoted). For fans of Vanessa, this is not going to be the last anyone hears of this feisty lady.

Junker's Moon: Inspector Vanessa Robin

Vanessa Robin looked deeper into her shady past, studying news files of her exploits as a space pirate. Her ex-boss Ravenheart had ordered the news media to restrict access but Vanessa found a way to view the protected archives. Ravenheart and a Doctor Sychs had colluded in an attempt to reform her by cutting out and re-growing whole sections of her brain but as Vanessa became increasingly aware of the person she had been before, she felt more determined to exact retribution on those who had done her harm.

You would think that there was little could get in the way of Vanessa using her natural cunning and intelligence to outwit the Federal Bureau of Interstellar Space, but there are pitfalls aplenty, including a few  more weeks in an isolation ward, courtesy of the inhabitants of that vile and so aptly named planet, Parasite. Throw into the mix the sly scheming of some of the newest crew members, and you have a recipe for Vanessa Robin getting into more scrapes than she could possibly have anticipated.

And, incredibly, only 99c/76p.

Junker's Moon: Inspector Vanessa Robin at Amazon US
Junker's Moon: Inspector Vanessa Robin at Amazon UK
Junker's Moon: Inspector Vanessa Robin at Smashwords

Friday, 28 February 2014

Free books in Read an eBook Week

Starting in the week beginning March 2nd 2014, the first in my Junker's Moon series, Pirate Gold will be FREE.

Visit Smashwords.com Junker's Moon: Pirate Gold to download your copy.

Junker's Moon Scrap, Salvage and Servicing Company had never been attacked before but that didn't mean its base of operations was unprepared. Marshall Brion began the day with no idea that within a few hours he would need all the concentrated expertise of three generations of Brions. Space pirates were inbound to the station. They were something to be feared but also to be repelled at all costs.

And don't forget to go back for the other five in the series!

Monday, 17 February 2014

More Space Pirates!

Another instalment in the Junker's Moon series has gone live in the last couple of days.

Junker's Moon: Agent Vanessa Robin

Marshall Brion was shocked to the core when the woman he thought had been shot dead by the Federal Bureau of Interstellar Space returned as the FBIS officer in charge of arresting Pastor Gripthorne, the captain of a notorious cult ship containing hundreds of female Followers. Now he must come to terms with Vanessa's return, not as a vengeful pirate intent on killing him, but as an agent of the interplanetary law enforcement agency. Brion has little sympathy with a much despised, commercial organisation FBIS, whose main motivation appears to be profit.

Peter Salisbury's UK Amazon author page
Peter Salisbury's US Amazon author page

"Marshall Brion, owner of Junker's Moon Scrap, Salvage and Servicing Company thought he had seen a ghost when FBIS agent Vanessa Robin came to make an arrest. Months ago, he had seen pirate Vanessa Longtail killed before his eyes, yet now her name was different and she was in the uniform of a law enforcement officer, who not only failed to recognise him, but had no apparent desire to end his life. It was a puzzle Brion felt compelled to solve but he had no idea that the circumstances were at least as troubling to Vanessa herself."

Sunday, 16 February 2014

New Science Fiction coming soon

The first in a new series of Post Apocalyptic science fiction novels will be published soon:

Ripper's World: The Blight

Ripper Lee, vintage fighter, saw the world collapse under a viral blight inflicted by the pharmaceutical giant Viral Benefits Corp. He was amongst the survivors who escaped from the mounds of the dead in the remains of the old world. Through the smoke the lucky ones emerged into a new world of rampant profit and corrupt corpies. Did Ripper have any reason to remain true to his ideals of fair play?

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Hawker's Rebellion

Hawker's Rebellion

5* More hair-raising thrills

This book details the part played by Sir Andrew Hawker in the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It is a complex tale of concealed loyalties, double-dealing, and stirring deeds of courage and adventure.

The books in this series are impossible to put down. They are so well-researched that each is steeped in the very tastes and smells of the times in which each is set. The reader feels as though his or her feet are firmly planted in a sodden field, or set in the stirrups of a horse riding triumphantly through the gates of a royal residence. Swords clash and musket balls buzz past, wreaking death on all around but he who, through daring exploits, lives to tell the tale. Hawker's Rebellion is no exception.

Highly recommended!

Hawker's Island

Hawker's Island

5* Adventure on the high seas

Stationed in the Muniments Room at Haplow Hall, Professor Madeleine Krimpen, editor, is compelled to confront academic opinion which questions the verity of the events described in Hawker's Island. Her examination of the manuscript leads her to conclude that Titus Hawker's story of the sea-faring voyages he claimed to have undertaken in his youth are indeed as authentic as they were exciting.

In 1701 Titus Hawker took to sea, not quite realising the true intent of his ship's company. As a confirmed landlubber, he had first to assert his right to captaincy, but that was only the start of his tribulations. Bitter rivalries festered and produced treacherous plots against his very life. Frequently beset by the most unexpected turns of events, Hawker confronted a series of devious foes bent on his destruction, not least the stunningly beautiful Belle. The men and women populating this story share desperate times and terrifying adventures of death and destruction. 

This is a hugely enjoyable tale, told of canon and musket, cutlass and gunpowder smoke, quivering timbers and full-set sails. It will not disappoint.