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V. J. Mikles

I am an astronomer who defected from academia to work on weather satellites for NOAA. I’m the author of The New Dawn science fiction series, so named because every new dawn is a new chance to make things right. While developing my novels, I wrote and produced a series of comedic films about asexuals surviving the hypersexual world, inspired by my own journey. My motto in life is that I can be everything I want, just not all at the same time.

Contact Information:

Email Address: valeriejmikles@gmail.com


Books By V. J. Mikles

Genre: Sci Fi

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Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

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Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Word Count: 5000

Summary: They needed to escape... But there was nowhere to run. When the air on the terraformed Mirabel colony became toxic, there was no choice but to evacuate and hope what little supplies they had would sustain them until a rescue from Earth could be mounted. Dr. Talia Mendoza blames herself. She lead the terraforming effort on this world. Could she be trusted to terraform the next? The clock is ticking. The evacuees are relying on her. Grab your free copy of this fast-paced short story today.

Invasive Species - Valerie J. Mikles
Invasive Species

V. J. Mikles ...

January 1, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

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Summary: These two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe, free to my newsletter subscribers. A Reason to Walk Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.

Second Chances - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Second Chances

V. J. Mikles ...

April 28, 2018

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Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

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Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Alien Invasion

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 5000

Summary: They needed to escape... But there was nowhere to run. When the air on the terraformed Mirabel colony became toxic, there was no choice but to evacuate and hope what little supplies they had would sustain them until a rescue from Earth could be mounted. Dr. Talia Mendoza blames herself. She lead the terraforming effort on this world. Could she be trusted to terraform the next? The clock is ticking. The evacuees are relying on her. Grab your free copy of this fast-paced short story today.

Invasive Species - Valerie J. Mikles
Invasive Species

V. J. Mikles ...

January 1, 2020

Genre: Sci Fi - Alien Races

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Aliens

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Alternate / Parallel Reality

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Genre: Sci Fi - Colonization

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 5000

Summary: They needed to escape... But there was nowhere to run. When the air on the terraformed Mirabel colony became toxic, there was no choice but to evacuate and hope what little supplies they had would sustain them until a rescue from Earth could be mounted. Dr. Talia Mendoza blames herself. She lead the terraforming effort on this world. Could she be trusted to terraform the next? The clock is ticking. The evacuees are relying on her. Grab your free copy of this fast-paced short story today.

Invasive Species - Valerie J. Mikles
Invasive Species

V. J. Mikles ...

January 1, 2020

Genre: Sci Fi - Cyberpunk

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Distant Planet

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Genre: Sci Fi - Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: These two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe, free to my newsletter subscribers. A Reason to Walk Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.

Second Chances - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Second Chances

V. J. Mikles ...

April 28, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - First Contact

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Genre: Sci Fi - Frontier

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: These two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe, free to my newsletter subscribers. A Reason to Walk Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.

Second Chances - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Second Chances

V. J. Mikles ...

April 28, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Generation Ship

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Genetic Manipulation

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Hard Sci Fi

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: 5000

Summary: They needed to escape... But there was nowhere to run. When the air on the terraformed Mirabel colony became toxic, there was no choice but to evacuate and hope what little supplies they had would sustain them until a rescue from Earth could be mounted. Dr. Talia Mendoza blames herself. She lead the terraforming effort on this world. Could she be trusted to terraform the next? The clock is ticking. The evacuees are relying on her. Grab your free copy of this fast-paced short story today.

Invasive Species - Valerie J. Mikles
Invasive Species

V. J. Mikles ...

January 1, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: These two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe, free to my newsletter subscribers. A Reason to Walk Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.

Second Chances - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Second Chances

V. J. Mikles ...

April 28, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Human Evolution

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - LGBTQ+

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Word Count: 5000

Summary: They needed to escape... But there was nowhere to run. When the air on the terraformed Mirabel colony became toxic, there was no choice but to evacuate and hope what little supplies they had would sustain them until a rescue from Earth could be mounted. Dr. Talia Mendoza blames herself. She lead the terraforming effort on this world. Could she be trusted to terraform the next? The clock is ticking. The evacuees are relying on her. Grab your free copy of this fast-paced short story today.

Invasive Species - Valerie J. Mikles
Invasive Species

V. J. Mikles ...

January 1, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Military

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Mutants

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Science Fantasy

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Soft

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

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Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Space Exploration

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Space Opera

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Tray wanted to stay with his son… … his crime-boss father-in-law had other plans. Tray hated spaceships and micro-gravity, but he loved Saskia, and not just because she was a weapons expert and protector. She would have made a good step-mother, and he a good father, if they hadn’t been taken hostage on their 400-year old cargo ship. Sikorsky wanted power. Despite his money and his teleportation power, he had no army, and he barely had a plan. But a storm was brewing on Terrana, and Sikorsky planned to seize control. If Tray didn’t help, his family would disappear. One plan was for mutiny… … one for a government coup. It was time to fight back. You will love this space adventure, because even when the walls come down around you, your family will be there. Get it now!

The Confluence - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Confluence

V. J. Mikles ...

November 15, 2019

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Summary: Danny desperately needed to get his crew home. But this homecoming was not what he expected. Had he saved his brother’s life at the expense Amanda’s? Quin was the home Danny had avoided for most of his adult life. He’d inherited money and status, but he wanted neither. He had no idea the source of his late mother’s power, but he was about to find out. Because someone was trying to steal it. Lois Ketlin would never have been more than a drug dealer if Oriana hadn’t fallen off the grid. She was shrewd, ruthless, and not afraid to sacrifice innocents in her pursuit of hybrid superpowers. And Amanda has powers worth killing for. But before he can face her… … he must face the truth of his family’s legacy. It was time to go home. You will love this sci-fi thriller, because making a change for good isn’t always legal, but it is worth it. Buy it now!

The Gray Market - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Gray Market

V. J. Mikles ...

August 23, 2018

Word Count: 101000

Summary: All she wanted was to save her brother… … she wasn’t prepared to lose everyone else. Could her powers be harnessed for good, or would she only ever be a weapon of war? Growing up, big brother Kerris was all she had. He was a telekinetic superhero who took care of her when they lost their parents, made her laugh, and kept her safe. He’d made the mistake of under-estimating how deadly she was before, so when the spaceship came, he didn’t want her anywhere near it. But Liza had brought the ship. For him. The arrival of Oriana has given her a new chance to make things right. There were people like them on board – people with hybrid powers. And she was desperate to learn how to control her destructive power. So with a few telepathic interviews… … she found something she never expected. It was her turn to save her brother. You will love this sci-fi adventure, because even a weapon of war deserves a shot at redemption. Get it now!

Hybrid - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Hybrid

V. J. Mikles ...

May 25, 2018

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Summary: These two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe, free to my newsletter subscribers. A Reason to Walk Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.

Second Chances - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Second Chances

V. J. Mikles ...

April 28, 2018

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Summary: What would you trade to save a life? Tray Matthews has his hands full dealing with the refugee passengers on his stranded spaceship, and being separated from his son. But then his brother Danny contracts a mysterious and deadly illness. Tray has never felt more helpless. He can’t get his ship off the ground without Danny. There’s no time for caution. With his brother’s life on the line, Tray needs medicine, and he will trade anything. Almost anything. Things go from bad to worse when Tray’s new trading partners realize one of his passengers is a bandit they’ve been hunting for decades. He needs the medicine… … but they’ll take her life. Can he keep his passenger safe and close the deal before his brother dies? You will love this sci-fi adventure, because every life is worth saving. Pick up this page-turner today!

Trade Circle - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Trade Circle

V. J. Mikles ...

January 12, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He dreamed of escaping. She had a plan. Had Douglas found his chance to break free, or had he allied himself with crazy? He’d never flown his patchwork biplane, but he and his father had dreamed of flying it over the mountains. His father’s work had been sanctioned, Douglas’ was not. The stolen parts and the fuel were sure to land him in prison. Or worse, dead. But the moment Sky saw the plane, she knew she’d found her escape. Sky wasn’t like any woman in Rocan. She seemed to appear from nowhere. She spoke a dozen languages, and she claimed to be over a hundred years old, though she didn’t look it. She knew how to fix ancient technology, and carried devices unlike anything they had in Rocan. And she was determined to fly his plane out of the city whether he wanted to go or not. She claimed there were places to go – cities they could run to. Spaceships that would take them to the moon and back. She would take him as far as he wanted to go. Was she crazy? Was he? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because freedom is worth fighting for, even if it requires a giant leap of faith. Buy it now.

Sequestered - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Sequestered

V. J. Mikles ...

November 3, 2017

Word Count: 101000

Summary: A cosmic conflict. A misguided act of charity. Will her attempt at generosity lead to her destruction? Corey's been running her entire life. And after escaping a foster home and an abusive ex, she's finally found hope as a spaceship pilot for a dilapidated freighter. But when Corey offers a vagrant at the spaceport a cup of coffee, she gets swept into a chase that spans multiple dimensions. With her dreams of finding a different life dashed, Corey focuses on survival. But her weapons feel flimsy when pitted against psionic powers and vengeful hunters. Forced into a fight and taken hostage on her own ship, will Corey and her crew escape with their lives? Pick up this page-turner today!

The Disappeared - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
The Disappeared

V. J. Mikles ...

September 8, 2017

Genre: Sci Fi - Apocalyptic Fiction

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020

Genre: Sci Fi - Transhuman

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Hawk’s people need the truth to survive. The Protected only care about saving themselves. Having traveled the world to find a cure for a city-wide malady, Hawk is anxious about his return home. Although facing a death sentence, he believes the medicine he’s brought can save his city from extinction. But when he and the captain start behaving oddly, the crew suspects a hybrid is pulling the strings in Rocan, altering people’s perceptions, and even occluding the cause of the malady itself. Hawk’s resistance to the altered reality raises red flags among the Protected, a group of humans living in a neighboring realm that relies on Rocan to exist. The Protected also want the cure, and they plan to steal it. Exposing the Protected could collapse the walls of the city, killing everyone in Rocan. Can Hawk fight the control of the Protected to save himself, his family, and his city? Occlusion is the final installment of the New Dawn space opera series. If you enjoy found family stories, psychic powers blended with technology, you’ll love this riveting, multi-realm space opera.

Occlusion - Valerie J. Mikles - New Dawn
Occlusion

V. J. Mikles ...

June 1, 2022

Word Count: 85000

Summary: When Tabitha first whispered to the ship, she never expected it to answer. A pilot yearning for adventure, Tabitha proudly flies missions scavenging supplies for her space-borne city. But when the Navicorp sends her to scavenge a derelict ship, it triggers a psychic link to the ship and the alien enemy that drove her people from their home planet. The unexpected connection puts Tabitha and her people in the crosshairs of the telepathic invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race. Her rapidly evolving ability to communicate with the alien ship unlocks a chain of secrets about her past that shakes her identity. The Captain’s eagerness to push her into danger challenges her loyalty. Can she use her new ability to save them? Will they turn on her and leave her at the mercy of the aliens? If you love technopaths, psychics, AI friends, and thrilling heroics, you’ll love this military sci-fi adventure. Pick up this page-turner today.

Ship Whisperer - V.J. Mikles
Ship Whisperer

V. J. Mikles ...

October 14, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Desperate for a cure, Amanda will trade anything. Even her supernatural echo power. Plagued by schizophrenia, Amanda often has trouble distinguishing her delusions from the insights of her supernatural echo power. When her case catches the interest of a Cordovan geneticist, she soon discovers there’s a fine line between a patient and a test subject. Even worse, the treatment for her disease might also erase her power. With Amanda left vulnerable by her treatment, the crew is in a race to save both her and the other test subjects. But their lone ship is no match for the Cordovan’s advanced technology.  Can Amanda use her power to save them before her consciousness is erased? Echo is the thrilling continuation of the New Dawn science fiction series. If you like complex characters, clashing cultures, and supernatural powers, you’ll love this multi-realm space opera.

Echo - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Echo

V. J. Mikles ...

July 15, 2021

Word Count: 83000

Summary: Seeing the future is not the same as saving it. When the first premonition hits, Amanda thinks it’s a hallucination. She doesn’t have psychic power; she echoes the powers of others. No one on the ship has that power, but the Confluence stones they acquired on Terrana seems to have extended her range. Her sudden ability to see the future has done little to help her crew prepare. Led off course, their ship finds Nola, a peaceful farming town celebrating their annual Festival. The moment she enters the city, Amanda feels more echoes of power than she can control. Overwhelmed by both the Festival and the spirit power in the city, Amanda begins a hunt for a powerful human-spirit half-breed that can help her, and finds herself at the center of the city’s battle to purge spirit-kind from their midst. Can Amanda’s borrowed powers give the crew the edge the need? Find out in this epic sci-fi thriller, because knowing the future is only half the battle.

Premonition - Valerie J. Mikles - The New Dawn
Premonition

V. J. Mikles ...

December 5, 2020

Genre: Sci Fi - Utopian

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Genre: Sci Fi - Young Adult

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: She wanted to meet aliens… … she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, it’s too late. She is part of the experiment now. Join Kayla’s fight to save her friend and avoid dissection. -- Advanced Review Copies are available here. Pre-orders are available here.

Nebula's Edge - Valerie J. Mikles
Nebula's Edge

V. J. Mikles ...

April 12, 2021

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Amber’s astral projection ability is rare… … and it’s everything the Council of Highmere has been waiting for. Trained in astronomy, Amber is bored by her tedious, Council-appointed job. When her mind wanders, so does her astral body, and always to the same place – a meteor-flattened crater in a forest with an ancient metal sign poking up through the dirt. The sign warns of Sudden Death. The virus had decimated the population of the planet, and left in its wake the seeming utopia Amber’s people enjoyed. But with the warning, Amber starts to question her world like never before. Her quest to unbury the past makes her a threat to the Council. And they will use her family against her. Can Amber uncover the truth behind the ancient warning sign before the Council enacts their plan? You’ll love this sci-fi adventure, because you can’t protect your family if you don’t know what’s out there. Get it now!

The Qinali Virus - Valerie J. Mikles
The Qinali Virus

V. J. Mikles ...

April 17, 2020