Saturday, July 31, 2021

If you read on Apple

I know that many of you buy your e-books through iBooks, so I thought I'd post a link to make it easier for you to buy some of my books... https://books.apple.com/us/author/j-alan-erwine/id380447524#see-all/books


Sunday, July 25, 2021

One More Good Trade


My choose your own adventure story set in the Ephemeris RPG universe is now available from Nomadic Delirium Press. A paperback version of the story will be released soon.

Your name is Anthony Jones. You’re a Human free Trader. Your ship is called The Longest Night, and you have two crewmates, Tora-no, a four-armed Althani Soldier and Creeoona, a Tulmath Cyber Wizard. Three adventures lie open to you, which one will you choose, and what will happen along the way?

Order from:

DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/365386

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1095949 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09B5RVBG2

 

Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction

Christmas in July has arrived at DriveThruFiction. You can save 25% off of my titles, this even includes the individual short stories. This sale ends soon, so shop today at https://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/16618

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Complete Ephemeris Bundle

 From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

We've combined all of the Ephemeris titles into one bundle. It features all of the large collections like The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica, and such, but it leaves off the individual titles that are included in those larger collections, so that it's easier for you to get everything without having to try to figure out what's in each collection...and the best part, it's all available for only $40.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/364674



Sunday, July 18, 2021

Post-apocalyptic RPG

For a while now, I've been toying with the idea of creating a new post-apocalyptic RPG. I have tons of ideas, but I'm curious to hear what people might want to see in a new RPG, and what kinds of things they think have been done to death.

Please feel free to comment and debate...politely...

 


Friday, July 16, 2021

A taste of Fight or Flight

 Robert Jenkins cowered in the corner of the disheveled building, sweat pouring from every pore. His grungy clothes were even dirtier than normal as he desperately tried to catch his breath. The patrol had almost caught him, and he knew what would happen. If he was lucky, a life in a Rocky Mountain States of America prison, but if the patrol had been too busy, or didn’t feel like following the “rules,” he’d be just another dead kid from the Wastelands left on the side of a street in Campo, Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain States were supposed to be so great, at least that’s what he’d heard, but what he had seen so far in Campo, abandoned buildings, dust, and high winds, reminded him a lot of Boise City in what used to be Oklahoma, but that had been long before Robert had been born. Now Boise City was just a series of ruins run by various gangs. His, the Rose Clan, had sent him to Colorado. He was supposed to make his way to Springfield, where he was supposed to steal some resources. That had been the plan, anyway. That had been when there were four of them. Jackson got fried in an electric fence while crossing the border. Evans was shot dead by some random hunter who thought he was a dear, or some shit like that. And Billings got hit by a truck just outside of Campo. They hadn’t seen any traffic since they’d entered Colorado, so Billings had thought it would be safe to walk down the middle of what had been Highway 287…maybe it was still called that in Colorado. In what used to be Oklahoma, it was just called The Road, a place where the gangs could try to take out the occasional truck going between the Rocky Mountain States and Texas, and those were few and far between.

Billings had been walking down the middle of the Highway when the truck came out of nowhere and took him out at 200 miles per hour. Now Robert was left alone to complete a mission that would probably require at least two of them, but if he returned to the Rose Clan empty handed, Jim Bob, the head of his clan would probably have him killed.

“Talk about lose-lose,” he mumbled to himself, and then quickly put his hand over his mouth as he heard a noise outside the “door.” The boarded over relic of a door had offered no resistance to his entering, and he’d hoped that he’d put everything back into place so that no one would notice that there might be someone inside.

But now the movement had stopped right outside of the door. Robert thought he could hear breathing, but maybe it was just his own.

Read More at:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1093708

DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/363823

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0993ZZNHF

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

A very different writing experience

 I recently finished the rough draft for an Ephemeris RPG choose your own adventure story. This was a very different writing experience for me. In order to write something like this, you have to be able to maintain multiple plot lines, and remember what you've said about your characters in one line that you might need to say in another because you can't just assume that your reader knows what you're talking about.

When you're writing a traditional story, you're able to plant a piece of information about your character, and assuming your reader isn't skipping parts of the story, they'll know about it...but in a choose your own adventure, an important character trait that is mentioned in plot line A may be important in plot line B, but you have to mention it again. Overall, it was a challenging experience, but I really enjoyed writing the story.

Look for it to be released by Nomadic Delirium Press sometime in the next couple of months...


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Fight or Flight

 

I have a new story set in The Divided States of America called Fight or Flight.

Robert grew up in The Wastelands, where kids are forced to grow up fast, or they die. Now as a member of The Rose Clan, Robert finds himself on his first mission outside of The Wastelands…a raid into The Rocky Mountain States of America, but nothing has gone as planned, and now he finds himself on the verge of death…but he’s been there many times before, and maybe death isn’t as bad as going back to The Wastelands.

Order from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1093708

 Order from DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/363823

Order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0993ZZNHF

And the photo was taken by my amazingly talented photographer daughter, Juliah!

 

Friday, July 09, 2021

Don't forget the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale

 It's very hot where I am, so I know staying inside and reading is a wonderful thing, so how about picking up a few of my e-books from Smashwords during their annual Summer/Winter sale. You can save up to 50% off of a number of my titles...stories, novels, collections, anthologies, a one-act play, you name it, you can order it now at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine

Problems with my webhost

 The site that hosts my website has recently made changes that only allow users to use templates. I code my own site, as you can probably tell since it's not really professional, but it's easy for me to make changes, so I like doing it that way. As a result of their changes, I can't update my site. I'm currently looking into whether or not I want to start using one of their templates, or move my site. Both are a pain, and I don't have a lot of time...but I'll keep you updated.


Friday, July 02, 2021

The Solar Federation Stories 1-4 Bundle

 

You can now get the first four stories of my Solar Federation series for just $3.00 from DriveThruFiction at https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/362962

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

 Through July 1st, Smashwords is running their annual Summer/Winter sale. This is a great chance to save on ebooks, and many of mine are listed at up to 50% off, so check out the sale today at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine 


Thursday, June 24, 2021

One Night at Sharon's

 

Sharon's is the most popular bar in all of the Solar Federation, and the owner, Sharon, has become the most popular character in the Solar Federation series. Now, take a look at one night in her bar. You'll see some familiar faces and you'll learn more about Sharon and her trusty dog, Sonny.

Order from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1090588

 Order from DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/361718

Order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097NV2K9N 


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mainstream fiction

 Many years ago, back when I was in college, I have to admit that I dabbled...not in drugs, or anything like that, but I dabbled in writing mainstream fiction. It's nowhere near as fun as writing science fiction, but I had some ideas that fit better into mainstream fiction, so why not try it?

I've slowly been finding those stories, and I've started publishing them as individual stories. There's even a one-act play that I wrote. If this is something you think you might be interested in reading, please feel free to check them out at:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine

https://www.amazon.com/J-Alan-Erwine/e/B0035AMA0A

There are still a few more stories I need to find, but hopefully I'll have them published in the next couple of months. For now, please feel free to enjoy these.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Smashwords sales

 For the next few weeks, my novels and short story collections will be available for 30% off at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine. I'm also throwing in a few freebies, so check out some of my work today.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Special deals going on right now

 There are several sales and bundles that I'm currently a part of. Some as an editor, and some as a game designer. Here are links and brief descriptions to some of them...

DriveThruRPG Sci-fi sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/special.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_100081#selectpub

The Ultimate Martian Wave Bundle: 6 issues of The Martian Wave for just $6. https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/356772

The Ultimate Fifth Di... Bundle: 25 issues of The Fifth Di... for just $12.50. https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/356862/The-Ultimate-Fifth-Di-Bundle-BUNDLE

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica for just $14.00: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?discount=93be7deff3

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Special Discount on The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica


 For the rest of this month, you can download The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica from DriveThruRPG for just $14.00. Simply go to https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?discount=93be7deff3 and order today.


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Become a Patron today

 If you're familiar with my work, and you enjoy it, I invite you to become a patron on Patreon today. If you're not familiar with my work, I still invite you to check out my Patreon account, as it will direct you to my work, and hopefully you will enjoy it, and then want to become a patron.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jalanerwine

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector Sixty-One

 

Sector Sixty-One of The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica is the final sector of the Encyclopedia, and while it's a small sector, dominated by the Khruntha, there are still mysteries to be solved, including what might be the greatest mystery any of the species have ever encountered.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YLK5591

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/349796/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1073678

 

Saturday, February 06, 2021

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 60 (Julahmo Space)

 

Sector 60 of the Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica brings you the home sector of the Julahmo. The Julahmo are often known as the “Beaten Race” because they have been bullied by the Ernya and the Khruntha, as a result many of the planets in this sector have been conquered by these races, but still, the Julahmo have many thriving colonies throughout the sector that clearly show that they are far from “beaten.” In addition to all of these colonies, there are many mysteries for intrepid explorers to look into and solve…if they survive…

Order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VSFFYYQ

Order from DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/345624

Order from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067550

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Thin Line

 

The SFS Arizona has been shot down by rebels, and has crashed on the asteroid Hygeia. The ship is dying and so is her crew. Captain John Lee is faced with trying to save his crew, knowing that the rebels are still out there. Can he save any of his crew, or will the rebels return to finish them off before he can figure out what needs to be done?

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1054564

DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/336253

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NKCTNP9