James R. Lane
Jack Ross leads a relatively quiet life in post-millennium northeast Florida. A successful, divorced middle-age businessman with two grown children, Ross is also a man of many secrets; some bad, others worse. In a world finally settling down after a global upheaval brought about by the multiple discoveries of first, a cheap, universal star-ship engine, and second, sentient alien life, Ross becomes the first public customer of a very special multi-national, multi-species business venture. The company, known as Patrons, hopes to help condition various timid alien species to be able to coexist with the aggressive aliens in the universe. Mankind included.
Click HERE to read the first chapter of Redeeming Factors.
AUGUST 2016 - Redeeming Factors has been out of print for years, but the story has been newly revised and is now available in softcover trade paperback from Lulu Press.
Also, see what the St. Augustine Record's Weekly Entertainment Magazine has to say about Redeeming Factors.
• Last Dance of the Phoenix - ©2016 by James R. Lane
Thomas Barnes, fresh out of interstellar cold-sleep, walked out of the alien starship a new man. An entirely new man. He’d had fifty years wiped off his calendar simply for agreeing to be a guinea pig for the aliens’ frightfully expensive rejuvenation project, a business that they hoped would make trade between their worlds and Earth worthwhile. But there was a slight problem: The elderly lead scientist for the project was supposed to be on the ship, and was to live with him for three months to make sure nothing went wrong. But in her place was a young intern, terribly sick---and stinking to high heaven. Soon they would find themselves fighting for their lives against an unknown enemy that seemed determined to see the project fail. And the harder they fought, the worse things got!
Click HERE to read the first five chapters of Last Dance of the Phoenix.
AUGUST 2016 - Last Dance of the Phoenix is now available in softcover trade paperback from Lulu Press..
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