Kevin Ikenberry is a science fiction and horror writer from Colorado. A veteran of more than twenty years in the Army, Kevin’s unique background in space science education keeps his head in the stars. His short fiction has appeared around the world and in October 2014 signed a contract for his debut novel due in late 2015 from Red Adept Publishing.
AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOVELS & NOVELLAS
by Kevin Ikenberry
An outcast of the Eden Academy, physically unfit for military duty, and lacking a civil service assignment, Mairin Shields is going nowhere fast. With little hope of leaving the outer rim of the Milky Way, Mairin agrees to participate in a classified experiment offering her genetic perfection and a chance to see the galaxy.
Now, armed with her great-grandfather’s military knowledge and combat-refined instincts, Mairin is tasked with leading inexperienced troops in a war against a shadowy enemy using hauntingly familiar tactics. But the first rule of the military is “hurry up and wait,” and Mairin learns this firsthand.
Without transport to the fight, Mairin spends the downtime on a lush paradise world, getting to know her new body, her imprint, and her heart. Mairin meets Tallenaara, a beautiful Styrahi architect whose mission and past will come to challenge them both. Faced with the most difficult choice of her young life, Mairin Shields can only watch as her world spins out of control.
by Kevin Ikenberry
How far would you go to remember your past?
Kieran Roark awakens overlooking Sydney Harbor, in a wheelchair, unable to remember anything about himself. What he does learn frightens and intrigues him. As part of a classified experiment, he will have one year to learn his identity or be euthanized. With the ability to go anywhere in the world, Kieran sets off on a dangerous journey that will take him halfway around the world before he remembers his name and the importance of his past. His death three hundred years before will not be in vain and what he remembers about war could save the Earth from a coming war. Whether Kieran believes the future is worth saving is another matter, until he meets Berkeley Bennett.
A promising young scientist, Berkeley has one mission: manipulate Kieran’s emotions in an attempt to bring back his memory. As her resolve crumbles and she falls in love, she is forced to make a harrowing decision that may cost Kieran’s life.
Racing across an unfamiliar world in a body he does not recall, will love help Kieran Roark discover who he was, and more importantly, who he is?
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