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During the recent massive change of publishers for all my Double Dragon Books, which included re-editing and new covers for many of them, many of the previous reviews of my books disappeared. If you enjoyed reading my books, I would be very appreciative if you would take a few minutes and post a new book review at Amazon. I don't think you need to make a new purchase. If you ever purchased your ebook via Amazon.com, they should be able to post a review. In the meantime, you might mention to your friends that many of my re-edited books being published by Twilight Times Books are available for only 99 cents! This price is for a limited time,so don’t delay. Thank you.
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SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL MY FANS AND READERS:
See Bibliography page in menu for titles available, forthcoming titles and tentative release dates.
Many Double Dragon titles are being re-edited and published by Twilight Times Books and will come back in print this year.
The remaining ones will be either published by another company or published by Darrell Bain independently.
Some will remain permanently out of print.
Subjects in this issue: Book Sale. Samantha’s Talent and Coming of Age.
The Apertures Series. Rain And More Rain. My Back Doesn’t Like Me. Memorial Day.
New And Notable Books
JUST OUT! Available as eBooks now and Paperback Print edition very soon.
eBook presently available only at Amazon. Print book will be published very soon and will be available wherever paperbacks are sold.
Two old curmudgeons, both Vietnam veterans, make life hilarious for everyone as each tries to top the other’s T.I.N.S. (This Is No Sh*T) stories. Their wives call them lazy. They claim to be efficient. One thing is certain: neither of them will ever be accused of understating the truth!
Tall tales or not (and they claim they're not), you will find yourself going along for the ride as Darrell Bain narrates the beginning of an electronic friendship between himself and Will Stafford. The two Vietnam veterans hit it off immediately when they run across each other on the web. Darrell is promoting his first novel, Medics Wild and lists it under Military humor. Will finds it there and asks what it is about. And from there…well, you’ll just have to rev up your funny bone and prepare to be entertained in a way you never have before!
Robyn’s Rock is the lead story of this collection by Darrell Bain. Another involves Cupid and a gremlin bumping heads and causing sparks to fly in a rare fantasy story by the author. Others stories in the collection include A Simple Idea, an almost ludicrously simple method of eliminating corruption and idiocy from the political process, one that has been around for centuries but gone unrecognized. Cure for an Ailing Alien finds a nurse who must come up with a cure for an alien, one whose bodily processes are completely unknown. You’ll be amazed at her cure! Retribution is the story of unexpected consequences when alien meets human.
There are many more stories in this collection, all written in Bain’s own inimitable style that have kept readers coming back for more over a twenty year span. This is a book to add to your collection, stories by a notable, award winning author.
Samantha Douglas--Sammie to her friends--is a pretty, shy ten year old girl living in a remote area of Alaska with her parents. She is normal except for one very unique and exceptional talent: she has been able to talk to animals as far back as she can remember. There is only one problem: no one believes her, not even her parents.
Sammie's talent gets her into more and more trouble as she grows older. Neighboring families fear their own children will attempt to emulate Samantha's ability to make friends with animals and get hurt by them--or worse. The Douglas family is ostracized and feared. The family is forced to move to the lower forty eight.
As a teenager her very life and freedom is threatened. She is both worshiped and feared. A government agency wants her help. Others want to kidnap her and use her for their own purposes. Her only hope for a normal life is to help solve a long-standing problem with her talent and the help of her animal friends. She also needs the help of a scientist she has secretly fallen in love with. This is a story of a girl that, like Harry Potter, both adults and young adults will enjoy.
"Your book is interesting reading. ..overall a fascinating story. I’ll look for it when it comes out."
A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the people of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated and have fewer illnesses. The city also refuses government money for schools and roads, has little crime and no sign of racial unrest.
None of these factors would mean much taken alone, but together, they spell out a population that is distinctly skewed from the normal. Surprisingly, hardly anyone in the valley realizes that most of them are different from the average. They simply think they live in a good place among good people.
Will be available again soon.
Rogue Program is an outgrowth of my popular novel, Savage Survival, which is combined with the sequel to make one giant book, essentially two books for the price of one!Almost from the time Savage Survival was published, fans and readers wrote asking, “What happened next?” This novel not only answers the question but includes a greatly expanded and revised version of the original novelwhich then segues directly into the sequel of that book. The two together make up Rogue Program. This is the longest work I’ve attempted and I’ve worked hard to make it both interesting and fun to read. Lyda Brightner is a female protagonist anyone can identify with as she grows up with millions of other human captives of an unknown Alien species. Conditions are so harsh and change so often that death is a constant companion, winnowing the Survivors inexorably down to only a few thousand out of fifteen million before they are returned to Earth. And then comes the hard part, trying to divine the motives of the Aliens who have never been seen. Only their mechanical avatars have been intermittently present during five long years of terrible struggles to live, with each change bringing ever-harsher conditions. What do the Aliens want? Why did they push millions of captive humans into environments where Survive or Die was the only option? What do they intend to do next now that the Survivors are back? Read about Lyda Brightner and how she manages to survive by her quick wits, her innate bravery, her compassion for those weaker than herself and a determination never to give in to the tortures of captivity that leave so many older and physically stronger than her by the wayside. Rogue Program is a coming of age novel like no other and Lyda is a character you’ll remember for a long, long time. Follow her life from a privileged tween into an unimagined hell where she must constantly fight for her life, and on to an Enclave on the moon left by the Aliens, where the biggest puzzle of the galaxy waits to be solved by the few Survivors of alien captivity. Failure to find the answer of this last test may mean oblivion not only for Lyda and her fellows but for the whole human race.
The Apertures Trilogy is going to be extended to a series. The fourth book is being written now.
The Apertures books are temporarily unavailable now other than as used copies, but will be available again this year, as re-edited, improved books with new covers.
Don’t miss this thrilling adventure/suspense/sci-fi series of alternate worlds, with the twins Jan and Jani growing from teenagers to adult combat veterans with families and fighting to bring deserving Americans to a brand new, pristine world to start anew.
Alternate earths—with a brand new twist!
We are being invaded by an alternate Earth. Twins Jan and Jani gradually discover that they can create apertures to other alternities. Worse, it seems they may be our own Earth’s only hope of thwarting the invasion from Panka, a cruel, world-spanning dictatorship intent on taking over here. Their lives are no longer their own. They either help or they will be killed or captured by the Pankans, with horrible consequences for us all.
This first book is a prospective series and includes the first two chapters of the next book, Apertures: Allies and Enemies.
AperturesII is a stand-alone novel that continues the story of the discovery that rare individuals can create apertures into alternate earths, and of twins Jan and Jani Jenkins who have a great talent for creating those apertures. The Apertures universe is full of surprises, romances and conflicts, where a beautiful traitor from our earth is bent on helping the Panks win the war unless the twins and the Alternate Special forces can prevent it.
Surrounded by enemies that are closing in, their only hope is a rescue mission led by his sister Jani against orders. If she fails then both the talented twins will be lost to earth and very likely the war against the evil and corrupt Pankan empire will be lost as well.
The final book of the Apertures series! The dream of a different alternity where Americans can begin anew has been a goal of Jan and Jani Jenkins almost since the first of the Apertures Era. Now they are working against time and selfish politicians to see it happen before the whole world goes up in flames.
War, unethical politicians, a mass movement aimed at controlling all aperture formation and the terrible loss of loved ones will test them in ways they never dreamed possible. If they can persevere, though, the reward may be worth it. Barely.
Human by Choice
DREAM REALM AWARD WINNER!
Best selling science fiction print author Travis S. "Doc" Taylor and best selling e-book author Darrell Bain have combined talents to produce a new science fiction thriller.
Temporarily unavailable. Will be available again soon.
The Starship Down
A starship on a circuit to service earth's colonies is sabotaged and winds up irrevocably lost in space. The only option is to find a habitable planet to live on. Aboard the ship is a contingent of convicts bound for a prison planet, an army company rotating to one of the colony worlds, government officials and scientists going or coming from the colonies, a contingent of prospective colonists going out to pioneer and a miscellany of other passengers. A crew of two hundred fifty is now responsible for a thousand people after they finally find a new world to settle on. Add in a mad captain, combative convicts and some unworldly aliens and it becomes all that acting Captain Travis Callahan can handle-and then some!
Temporarily unavailable. Will be available again soon.
The Frontier Rebellion
The Freedom Alliance consists of twenty frontier planets which revolt against the tyranny of the corporation-controlled Earth but above all against their corporate masters that control almost every facet of life on their planets. The surprise revolt succeeds at first but then the Earth Navy comes back, bringing enough warships and corporation army troops to subdue the rebels, they think. Unfortunately for them they have never come up against people like Maria Santos, Calvin Helos, General Juanita Sanforth and other brave patriots willing to sacrifice all for a chance to run their own lives. Forced underground, they prepare for a second revolt, using their hidden navy built from confiscated transports, obsolete weapons that have not been used for half a century, an underground army training in the jungles and finally a unique ally, the Elves of Weaver. Even then success is not guaranteed. Lives will be sacrificed, ships will be lost and the fight will be fiercer than they ever believed, but the Freedom Alliance is determined to succeed. Their people will live free or die trying.
The Frontier Rebellion is another masterful novel by Darrell Bain, author of Human by Choice, Alien Infection, Starship Down, The Long Way Home and many others.
Savage Survival is a coming of age story like no others and Lyda Brightner is a character you won't forget. When eleven year old Lyda is thrown into the midst of millions of undisciplined humans, with no parents or guardian to protect her as she grows up, she has only her own bravery and her belief in the innate goodness of humans to sustain her. For six years, Lyda must endue the most ghastly and brutal environments imaginable, put there by invulnerable aliens for reasons of their own. After her first horrible experience in a barren desert, she vows that come what may, she will live, even while millions die, for she is determined to find what is behind such hideous treatment by the aliens.
Special Limited Hardcover Edition of Savage Survival
Only 500 copies of this special edition will be printed. It is available for order now at Amazon.com and BOOK STORES and from the publisher, Twilight times Books at www.twilighttimesbooks.com.
Order now to be sure you get a copy!
5 Talismans (Highest rating)
I have been an avid reader for quite some time. I have read too many books to count over the years covering a variety of genres. Through my literary travels the list of novels which have made me say, "Wow, that was something special", is relatively short. Frank Herbert's Dune, Terry Brooks' The Elfstones of Shannara, and George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire are all at the top of that list. After reading Darrell Bain's novel Savage Survival however, I think that list has grown a little longer.
When Earth is invaded by an unknown alien race, eleven year old Lyda Brightner finds herself swept up in the destructive wake. With her father dead and mother missing, Lyda awakens in a concentration camp somewhere in a desert in the southwest United States. Within hours, she is horribly abused by a man who then in turn tries to sell her into slavery.
After managing to escape, Lyda discovers an inner strength which helps her retake control of her life, and puts her on a path of self discovery. Deciding the only way to defeat those who would hurt her and those she comes to protect, is by meeting them head on, Lyda quickly finds herself the leader of several like minded survivors. The aliens however, have different plans. The human survivors are put through test after test so that only the humans with the strongest minds will
make it through each trial. Along the way Lyda and the other human refugees learn they are changing.
Their minds are sharper and their bodies are stronger. With each trial the changes become more evident. Lyda uses these "gifts" to protect the people who choose to follow her, and also to discover love as well as learn what true leadership is all about. Savage Survival is truly a masterful piece of science fiction writing. Darrell Bain uses an alien invasion of Earth as a backdrop to tell not only a coming of age story but also to spark deep thought concerning society as a whole. His character Lyda Brightner is as memorable of a character as you can get. I sincerely hope there are more tales of her exploits coming in the near future.
Darrell Bain's Savage Survival is definitely what is right about the science fiction genre. I believe this is as close to a must read as you can get. With an intricate plot, vivid imagination, and one of the most memorable characters I have run across in a long time, Savage Survival will leave readers with that same "wow" feeling I received.
A man-made virus is killing all the blacks in the world. The African continent is devolving into complete chaos. Blacks in America begin rioting and killing Whites. Israel and the Arab states go to war again. The oil fields of the Middle East and Africa are up for grabs... Darrell Bain's most controversial novel since "The Sex Gates."