CLONES: The Anthology

Human cloning.  
Technology evolves faster than we do.  
The law shields us from our worst temptations. 
But the opportunity is there, dangling just out of reach—perfection and ascension… or delusion and destruction. 
  
In this collection of clone-themed stories, ten of today’s top speculative fiction writers explore our morality, our built-in societal restraints, and reflect upon our state of grace. 
  
Similar is not necessarily the same. 
  
“CLONES: The Anthology” features stories from Amazon bestselling authors Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), R.D. Brady (the Belial series), Susan Kaye Quinn (the Singularity saga), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), and USA Today Bestselling and Multi-Award Winner P.K. Tyler, plus five more of today’s top authors in speculative and science fiction.

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Tales from the Canyons of the Damned

A pulp homage to Lovecraft, Ligotti, and King and should be read with a coffee, beer, or a glass of wine – and the light on.

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Sarfer

Sarfer: a Kindle Worlds Sand Saga Short Story from the author of HUGH HOWEY LIVES

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Sarfer is the story of Mattie, a sailmaker’s son. When the great wall of Springston fell, he lost his father. But his father’s words resonated, “When you fall down, get back up.” So Mattie persevered and rode the wind to the brigands to become a courier, transporting anything anywhere, no questions asked.

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Hugh Howey Lives

Can an AI write a novel?

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In 2174 authors are obsolete. With the exception of a few human ‘Author’ titles printed in the small basement and back room Libraries, all stories are created by the Artificial Intelligence of the Archive. Most believe the ‘Authors’ are only brands to lure people into spending their credits on print. One woman believes that one of them, author Hugh Howey, is real, and still alive. Her Librarian feeds her belief that Hugh Howey is still sailing around the world, uploading his work to the Archive. Convinced she has found clues in his stories as to where he now resides, she and her girlfriend sail to an island, where she believes Hugh Howey lives.

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Agroland

From the author of THE CATHARI TREASURE – Kindle’s #1 International Men’s Adventure Best Seller!

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In the desolate Syrian Desert, members of an isolated agricultural research station discover a stranger.  He is dehydrated and desiccated from exposure, yet alive.  Soon the stranger wreaks havoc, creates terror, and begins killing the researchers one by one.

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The Somali Deception

From the author of THE CATHARI TREASURE – Kindle’s #1 International Men’s Adventure Best Seller!

Former Super Légionnaire Cameron Kincaid returns in

THE SOMALI DECEPTION – Kindle’s #1 International Pulp Thriller Best Seller!

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When Cameron Kincaid is asked to rescue a former lover from aboard a hijacked yacht he discovers that the true Somali Pirates live in the London luxury suites of The May Fair Hotel, wear tailored Savile Row suits, and deal high stakes in the lounges of Paris, Ibiza, and Dubai. From explosive incursions to clandestine infiltrations, the action is nonstop and the deceptions are many.
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THE SOMALI DECEPTION is an adventure thriller that features the Somali Pirates and the Rex Mundi, two groups from the pages of history and mystery now gaining global popularity.

Opening Day: A Short Story

openingdayOPENING DAY is a coming of age story.  A Boy in the MidWestern United States celebrates an anticipated rite of passage with his grandfather.

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There are stories of the hunt that contain gore, the thrill of the chase, adrenalin of the kill, and the butchering of large game.  Despite the setting, OPENING DAY is not one of those ‘hunt’ stories.  The seed of this short story stems from a list I keep of inspiring moments.  I was raised in the MidWestern United States at a time when the rituals and rites of passage to manhood were not dissimilar to the one in this story.  Mine was a generation spent with grandfathers while our fathers fought a war thirteen thousand miles away.  The inspiration to write this story sprung from the new millennium, new wars across the globe, and my many friends and relatives that are now grandparents.  I wrote this for the grandfathers, fathers, and grandsons that have hunted here and abroad.

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The Potter’s Daughter

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A KINDLE Best Seller THE POTTER’S DAUGHTER really is a special story of a woman’s relationships with her father, her past, and the new man in her life.

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After a promise to her dying mother, Abby Bellen, the estranged daughter of an aging ceramic artist, feels obligated to return to her home on Willow Lake to put her father’s life in order. Years have passed since Abby fled the home of her youth and a past she would rather forget. Now Abby has no choice other than confrontation as the long buried rift that exists between the two surfaces and they must together face the failures of their misspent relationship as she discovers, with the help of new romance Mitch Carlson, what she needs to make herself whole.

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The Cathari Treasure

catharihardpbackTHE CATHARI TREASURE – Kindle’s #1 International Men’s Adventure and Pulp Thriller Best Seller!

Featuring Veteran Elite Légionnaire Cameron Kincaid

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Daniel A. Smith’s “Cathari Treasure” was definitely an all-in-one-gulp read for me on the Kindle, like a thrill park ride.  Best advice: Strap yourself in for the careening curves, and hang on till you come to your final safe stop.
Dan Pollock – author of LAIR OF THE FOX
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Meet Cameron Kincaid – Veteran Légionnaire. 
Before Cameron Kincaid was a New York Chef, he was an elite covert Légionnaire. 
Skills good to have. Because a coveted prize has surfaced in New York and drawn Cameron into an 800-year-old war.
In 1208 the clandestine Rex Mundi began the Albigensian crusade in an effort to gain control of the treasure held by the Cathar. For thirty-six years the Languedoc region south of France was washed in blood. By 1244 the last of the Cathari were eradicated when the Château de Montségur finally fell. Though the Rex Mundi searched everywhere, the Cathari Treasure remained elusive.
After thwarting assassins in the library of his restaurant Le Dragon Vert Cameron, a suave former Legionnaire, vows to escort a young woman and her guardian to safety. Cameron learns from the two the secret Cathari faith and of the Rex Mundi that believe the women are key to the long sought Cathari Treasure.

Relentlessly pursued from the Le Dragon Vert in New York, through the streets of Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec, Cameron tires of fleeing. The Rex Mundi will ultimately wipe out the Cathari to get the treasure unless Cameron takes the battle to them, a confrontation to seal his fate or ensure the survival of the two women and a faith he does not fully understand.

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THE CATHARI TREASURE is an adventure thriller that features the Cathar and the Rex Mundi, two groups from the pages of history and mystery now gaining global popularity.