Aeroparts Factory

Aeroparts Factory

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

A short steampunk novel about the happenings around a factory where parts for airships are made...Welcome to Port Carmila, population 15, 725. Half that count isn’t even human, and that’s not including feral zombies, ghouls and ghosts, mostly because they don’t stand still long enough for counting. It’s a melting pot of the living, the immortal, and the dead … where death means you still have to pay the rent, the merfolk are experts in tax evasion, everybody hates the corny Dead Centre of Australia T-shirts sold at the tourist information centre, and the local police encourage you to carry a weapon at all times, regardless of legality. Sometimes the zombies aren’t your much-loved next-door neighbours…When Steve Nakamura is dared—after a long-standing Port Carmila tradition—to seduce a vampire in return for his birthday present, he thinks it will be easy. Scrub up, find a hot undead girl who won’t care that he’ll start shambling the moment he stops breathing, kiss her, earn enough money for a new car stereo. Simple, if he doesn’t mind losing a little blood in the process. The cute and anxious Abe Browning, however, is surely undead and just as surely not a girl, and, as it turns out, that’s the last thing Steve needs to worry about when it comes to hooking up with vampires…
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Hilda - The Challenge

Hilda - The Challenge

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

Hilda the Witch worries about a challenge, set forth to her by a powerful sorcerer. Help comes from a very unexpected side...There are many cities in the world of Ryallon that know the touch of despair and evil, but none like Dralin. Towers of wizards rise high into the air, shrouded in the mists of magical smog. Poor sleep in the alleyways, becoming deformed by pollution. Life is short for many. Throughout all of it, the cunning and dangerous members of the City Guard do their best to keep evil and crime from destroying the citizens of Dralin. Trained to fight in streets that make no sense, they keep wickedness from taking over completely. A young woman fleeing her past makes Dralin her destination. A young Guardsman with his own dark history hopes to make a difference in a city that is without hope. Are sorrow and despair their only destiny, or can love redeem them? Two young girls raised in this city learn life's hard lessons early. Will they be defeated by its evil? Underneath the city lie hidden dangers even more terrible than those that lurk in its dark streets. Ancient ruins of civilizations past still hold onto the memories of how grand they once were, while menacing creatures hope for a tasty meal to venture into their domain. The Dralin Trilogy is a dark, swords-and-sorcery fantasy series following the lives of a few unusual individuals as they desperately try to survive in the sinister city of Dralin.Dralin is a full length novel.
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Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories

Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

Three short stories about Lily Marin, a singer in the steampunk era, who has a mysterious other life.The revised edition of Hacker School, now a trilogy with the addition of two new stories. In a dystopian world, who will decide the future of mankind?After the Great Chaos, Jake's tribe decides it's time to expand from their hidden valley and once more deal with other societies.David's tribe is trying to gather technology and reconstruct some of the technical marvels that once existed. They are violently opposed by anti-scavengers that wait for promised help from now vanished bureaucracies.Charlene is mostly healed from her many battles. She's surprised by what may be a way to survive. Does this hacker really offer a small chance of escape? Maybe human rights hacktivism is in her future. Probably not. Is it foolish to trust someone just because he remembers how to laugh?Hacker School is a three act prelude to the cyberhug.me series. "Your life is a burning match. Ignite a bonfire." - Allan R. Wallace
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Hilda and Zelda

Hilda and Zelda

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

In this fourth book of the Wicked Witch, Hilda and William have to take on a witch called Zelda. A magical battle is unavoidable...For fans of Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, and Raymond E. Feist, here is a new story of sword and sorcery. Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows. Yet Mazael's darkest enemy waits elsewhere.Within his own tainted soul...First published in 2005 from Gale/Five Star, now updated and revised in a new electronic edition.PRAISE FOR DEMONSOULED:“…action-packed, fast-moving tale…a solid debut novel…”-Fantasy Book Spot“a gripping account of one man’s battle against both inner and external demons, and I would recommend it to anyone who desires an action-packed story riddled with twists . . . ”-Sffworld.com“Jonathan Moeller has written an epic fantasy in its classic form that all lovers of fantasy will embrace.”-Love Romances“Jonathan Moeller will definitely capture the attention of many with DEMONSOULED, a suspenseful fantasy novel that is not to be missed.”-Romance Reviews Today“Here’s a fantasy adventure with plenty of thrills and chills. After a gap of many years, a hardy warrior and his companions return to their homeland. One of them discovers that his sister has been kidnapped and that his brother is plotting an ill advised rebellion against a less than sterling local ruler. Throw in some malevolent magic including a small army of reanimated corpses, a secretive plot, lots of derring do, a sinister mystery, and a magical assault that threatens to turn our hero into an instrument of evil. Exciting, occasionally surprising, with readable prose and a diverse set of characters. What more could you ask?”-Don D’ammassa
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Hilda - Lycadea

Hilda - Lycadea

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

Hilda's 6th book, in which she goes on quite a remarkable sailing trip and ends up in place no one knew exists.When the elderly creator of tabletop roleplaying games breaks down and states that the original fantasy RPG, Blade & Bolt, is not a game but a carefully crafted survey of a world he traveled to in 1969, he is promptly admitted to a mental health facility. College student Stephen Cairnhist is the only B&B gamemaster to believe the statement. He rallies his player and orchestrates first contact with the new world, Thrycion. The tabletop roleplaying game community become invaluable experts overnight as governments and corporations seek guides to understand the people, creatures, locations and magic on Thrycion.
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Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories. Book 2.

Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories. Book 2.

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

Three more short stories about Lily Marin who, as the Masked Woman, runs into new problems - also one of the kind she is definitely not ready for.Prequel to Book One of The Gifted Series Lily East is different from other people and has been since her birth. The government has been trying to recruit her, wanting to use her uncontrollable gift to their advantage. After years of evading, Lily finally gives into her "civic duty" and helps the government solve cases gone cold. Her life outside of being a special agent is far from normal. And as if that isn't enough, she finds herself falling in love with the man who almost killed her. This is life, as she sees it. Coming soon, in Book One of The Gifted Series, you will learn the whole story, and how Lily's powers came to be. I hope you'll enjoy this novella until then.
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Hilda the Wicked Witch

Hilda the Wicked Witch

Paul Kater

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor and Comedy

A fairy-land witch is transported to our world as a mishap makes a spell blow up in her face and mirror. The journey home is one filled with struggle, problems and many misunderstandings.Lacy Steele has no Christmas spirit. Instead the holiday is a sad reminder of her fiancé’s abandonment and her sister's betrayal. Not only that, but her two friends, Tosh and Jason, have seemingly dropped out of her life. Now, alone and eating herself into oblivion, she doesn't think things could get much worse. And then her mother arrives, Meanwhile a distraction arrives in the form of a mysterious locket with the inscription "I Love You" etched on the back. It's up to Lacy to determine who sent her the present--her recently discovered grandfather, her best friend, Tosh, or Jason, the self-proclaimed eternal bachelor who fears commitment more than a root canal. Lacy's determined to get in the Christmas mood, even while navigating the emotional minefield that exists between her mother and her grandmother's new boyfriend. With so much on her plate, the mystery locket becomes a source of solace. But the answer of who sent it just might be more than Lacy's fragile heart can take.
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