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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Army of The Nameless is OUT!

Yup,,,the long awaited sequel to Children of The Forgotten is finally available worldwide and ready to be read!  Links below.

Army of The Nameless (Ebook)

Army of The Nameless (Paperback)

The war continues… It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate. While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist. This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take. The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance.

And don't forget to pick up the book that started it all, now only $2.99 for the Ebook!


Children of The Forgotten (Ebook)

Children of The Forgotten (Paperback)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war. The three-front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything. Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Happy reading! I love and appreciate all of you!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Army of The Nameless Out In Paperback!

Well now., just dropping in on this sopping Mother's Day to tell you peeps that Army of The Nameless is available in paperback right now and forever. Details below.

Army of The Nameless (Paperback)

The war continues… It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate. While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist. This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take. The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance.

And, as I always say, you really can't read Army of The Nameless without first reading the Children.

Children of The Forgotten (Ebook)

Children of The Forgotten (Paperback)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war. The three-front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything. Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Army of The Nameless (Ebook) will be out this Tuesday, May 16th! But you can get it now for its preorder price of $4.99!

And yes, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you good mother's of the world!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Final Update (5/8)

Army of The Nameless is done! It needs one more read through but that's nothing. The book will be available for purchase next Tuesday, May 16th! Of course, if you want to save a few dollars, you'll pick it up (or download it) for it's pre-order price of $4.99. Links for it, and it's older bother, Children of The Forgotten, available below.

Children of The Forgotten (Kindle)

Children of The Forgotten (Print)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war. The three-front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. 

Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything. Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Army of The Nameless

The war continues…
It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate.
 

While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist.
 

This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take.
The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance.


And now for a little background funzies. I always like to hear about the development details behind a book or movie, so this is for those who like the same.

I started taking notes on what was then called "Coleman's War" back in 2013-14. I wanted to write a straight up war novel. Nothing fancy, no frills but plenty of thrills. I wanted it to be action-packed; to show what life is like in the "trenches" for those dying and killing in the name of one cause or another. I've been a student of the military all my life. I've read tens of millions of words on the subject, both fiction and non, and every genre in between. I've seen all the movies, all the documentaries, all the videos on Youtube. I even did a brief stint in the Army in the late '90s. So I have plenty of experience in which to write such a novel.

Specifically,  I wanted to write a military science-fiction novel set 3,000 yrs in the future and I wanted it to be "realistic". While I was taking notes I was also researching to death everything I wanted to put in the novel. If it couldn't be done in real life, it didn't make it in. I had to think about how much Earth and its people would've changed in 3,000 years. It wasn't easy. As far as technology goes, humans advance rather quickly, then have to evolve themselves before such technology can mesh seamlessly into our way of life.

When I was born in the late '70's we had UHF TVs, Rotary phones attached to cords,  the internet existed only to the government and big companies, VCR's were high-tech machines, and the first space shuttle hadn't even taken off yet. In the thirty+ years since, we've landed machines on other planets, comets, and asteroids, cell phones are more powerful than most stock desktops, and drones are delivering goods. It's not the Jetsons yet, but that's because humans still need to catch up to their inventions.

I took all this and wondered for many hours what a 3,000 year difference would look like. So the notes grew and with it the frills found their way into the story, along with the bells and whistles. My scope widened. I stared deep into the past and then far into the future and, from there, I spun a tale that would become a trilogy. Coleman's War became The New Empire Trilogy and Children of The Forgotten became the first installment.

True to my wishes I kept Children action-packed with a dusting of rich story and sprinkled with hints at the larger story to come.

Army of The Nameless is Children on steroids, as far as action goes, but infused with a massive does of story driven awesomeness. Things that were hinted at in Children are revealed more in Army. Even so, some of the mysteries spawned in Children deepen further in Army, to be finally revealed in Book 3. Though more clues will be uncovered in The Companion, coming May 2018. If nothing else, Jason J Sergi will be remembered for having never written a simple tale, even though he tried.

And that's the bare bones story of The New Empire Trilogy.

Now, after the final read, I'll take a break for a day or two then get busy on the next set of projects. I'll drop another line next Tuesday when Army is officially out.

Keep reading! I love you all! 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Movie, Television, Video Game/Board Game, Foreign, and Merch Rights for sale!

The title says it all. I'm putting the Media, Language, and Merchandising rights up for sale on the open market. All my books that are currently in print are eligible and the stated rights belong to me. Pricing and fees are 100% negotiable. Large, Small, and Indie houses, producers, and manufacturers welcome from all over the world. Contact information and links below.

Agents also welcome!

All interested parties will receive a free PDF of any and all books before negotiations take place, unless otherwise specified. Any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Contact: Jason J Sergi

Eligible Books:

(Books will be removed from list when all rights for said book are sold or become otherwise  unavailable/Updated: 4/26/2017 )

Hero of Twilight: (Fantasy) available rights: Movie, TV, Foreign Language, Video/Board Game, and Merch.


The Vatters of Klon: (Sci-fi) available rights: Movie, TV, Foreign Language, Video/Board Game, and Merch.


Children of The Forgotten (New Empire Book One): (Sci-fi) available rights: Movie, TV, Foreign Language, Video/Board Game, and Merch.





Army of The Nameless (New Empire Book Two): (Sci-Fi) available rights: Movie, TV, Foreign Language, Video/Board Game, and Merch.


Crossroads (Faceless Doll Book 1): (Horror) available rights: Movie, TV, Foreign Language, Video/Board Game, and Merch.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Sample Chapter: 4-20 Friendly

Time for another sample chapter from Army of The Nameless! In this one, we meet a new character and get introduced to a new dreadnaught. And, yes, please note that the sample below is from the third draft and will more than likely differ from the final version.

Links and blurbs for both Army of The Nameless and Children of The Forgotten below, since you can't start one without first reading the other. (No worries: all sample chapters are free of major spoilers)

Children of The Forgotten (Kindle)

Children of The Forgotten (Print)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war. The three-front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. 

Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything. 

Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Army of The Nameless (preorder)

The war continues…

It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate.


While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist.


This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take.
The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance.




D-78

Commodore Howen stood in the observatory of the Central Dockyards of The Phantom Works complex, which was nestled deep within the Advanced Research and Development Center in The Hold System. He could barely contain his excitement as, out in the vacuum, a freshly-minted dreadnaught—his dreadnaught—was in the process of undocking to prepare for preliminary space trials.
The first of many planned, The Honor of Klandine was a thing of pure beauty. Where the current-but-archaic D-69’s were essentially massive wheels with thousands of spokes spreading from a central hub connecting to an outer ring, The Honor of Klandine, designated D-78, was a massive gold and white star with hundreds of varying points rising from its prolated center.
The older D-69’s central hub was topped by the Command Tower and was where the guts were housed, the Turboplaz engine, massive energy banks, generators, fresh water, heating elements, the near-light facilitator, and various storage bays. Howen had always hated the design—which had existed since before The Great Technology Gap, starting with the D-14—because it left the dreadnaught far too vulnerable to a single lethal hit. The design had been one of necessity, originally, having been derived from the first series of Tunnel Generators, before near-light travel existed. It’d been easier to transport the massive war machines back then, but now the design no longer made sense with the newer Tunnel Generators no longer needing to be connected to the vessels they sent down the Tunnels.
The spars and beams radiating from the central hubs of the D-69 were where the sleeping quarters, med-bays, escape pods, mess cabins, training bays, mechanic bays, and auxiliary storage bays were housed while the outer ring held the weapons stations, just waiting to take a hit from anyone willing to take the shot.
And now the surviving fleet of D-69’s were finally showing their age with constant breakdowns, radiation leaks, and a stark increase of CSPs (Catastrophic Spontaneous Implosions) due to weakening hulls.
If all that wasn’t bad enough, each dreadnaught was painted in the dullest gray The Empire could find. 
The Honor of Klandine, however, shown without a scratch or score mark to be seen, its hatches and armor plates glistening in the artificial light of The Hold System. The bridge and Command Station were kept safe within the base of a rear point while it’s vastly more powerful weapons were housed in shielded bays, her guts kept safe deep within her shielded core. The only thing she lacked was an anti-light facilitator but no imperial vessel that Howen knew of had such yet either.
She was aptly named, as well, since Howen’s last duty station had been The Klandine, when Howen had been but an under-captain as an Intelligence liaison. The Klandine was destroyed during The Third Battle of Klandine and Howen had been of the handful of survivors to find an escape pod. Many others hadn’t been so lucky, but they would be avenged.
The rank he held now was brevet only, but in time he would become a full Commodore and even beyond. But for right now he had only thoughts of revenge against the Vrilkist, and The Honor of Klandine will be the vehicle that helped him achieve it, figuratively and literally.
Soon, very soon.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Biweekly Update, Plus Chapter Sample (4/16)

Happy Easter, ya'll! Time is flying by and work on Army of The Nameless continues as scheduled. Below I've posted a sample chapter titled Fatigue, where we check back in with Cornelius and his Black Lions and see what they've been up to, and get a glimpse of what they'll be doing in the near future.

Army of The Nameless

The war continues…
It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate.
While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist.
This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take.
The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance. 





Disclaimer: the sample below is taken from the Third Draft and may or may not differ from the final version.



Fatigue

The Scorpious docked deep within the metal and silicon guts of Special Base 928. Cornelius unbuckled his restraints and stood from his seat, taking the time to stretch and make sure his black BDUs were wrinkle-free, with not a speck of lint or a stray thread to mar the uninterrupted perfection.
The rest of his team were all in the process of standing and stretching in the expansive cabin as well, as were the other passengers; those teams who were returning from the field or leave and had hitched a ride from Moonsault Station .
“We’re home, Black Lions,” Cornelius said.
“Oh please don’t tell me I’m back on Mars!” Suza said, causing the others to laugh, Cornelius included. It seemed nothing could shake the twenty-five year old’s youthful personality, not even his recent promotion to staff-sergeant.
“No worries there, Suza,” Cornelius said.
“I’ll take Mars over sleeping on these travel chairs any time of day,” newly-minted Chief-Warrant Officer Randall Monkast said as he pushed his billed hat down over his crewcut. The team’s resident hacker was twenty-five as well but the war had aged him at least ten years more. It was no wonder; the man had witnessed horrors beyond telling—and that was before he’d been recruited into the Spy-1 Special Forces.  “Though I’d give both up for an hour on The Wolfstar.”
Suza hooted and slapped Monkast on the back, “Damn straight, brother! Wolfstar is how people like us are supposed to live! When the war’s over, I’m going back there, renting a room, and not leaving until I breathe my last breath.”
“I’ll be right there with ya,” Cornelius said as he pulled his heavy black duffle from the travel compartment in the floor, swinging it over one shoulder.
None of The Black Lions had felt like going their own way for leave so he’d suggested The Wolfstar Gaming Station, remembering the good times he’d had there with his old Wolfstar Crew: Williams, Rhento, and Erikson, never forgotten.
Cornelius sighed. He hadn’t messaged his mother or Lynn the entire time he’d been on leave. The thought prompted a silky tendril of green guilt to twirl from the pit of his stomach, rising to pierce his black heart.  Instead he’d cloistered himself in his rooms and drowned himself in alcohol and prostitutes, talking to his dead comrades during his few lucid moments, their faces floating before his mind’s eye on a never-ending turnstile, triggering a different, more bitter, sort of guilt.
Shaking his head he says, “Let’s go. We still need to check in with Rumfred. Black Lions!”
Black Lions!” the others shouted in unison before following him towards the egress portal, lining up behind the other returning teams.

Less than an hour later, the Black Lions were arrayed before Brigadier Ivor Rumfred in the latter’s office. The walls were glossy black, with left and right affixed with a single large, polished gold star, the back fixed with the backlit insignia of the SSF: an obsidian skull bracketed by batwings above crossed battle-daggers. Other than that the office was Spartan, simple, with a pair of black polyglass desks making a broken L before the back and right walls.
At the brigadier’s side stood the black-uniformed beanpole that was Colonel Xavier Chane, 928’s intelligence chief.
“I take it you all had a restive leave?” Rumfred stated for preamble. He was stern-faced and square-jawed, with tight silver curls growing back from a prominent widow’s peak; a man who was big in stature as well as rank. He wore his dress blacks like a suit of armor, his arms always held stiff and rigid, hands always balled into fists as if he was perpetually ready for a fight, and the ribbon stack on his left breast held so many ribbons that it was nearly taking over the rest of the uniform, rising a good inch or two above the shoulder.
“Restive, sir?” Mikal Harlan asked. The young man hadn’t escaped the promotion call either. Before leaving for The Wolfstar, Cornelius had personally pinned the sergeant stripes to Harlan’s lapel. “I don’t know how I’ve never heard of The Wolfstar before but I owe Captain Coleman everything for introducing me to that little piece of heaven in the universe. And to answer your question, sir: leave was anything but restive, and I can’t wait to be that unrestive again. Black Lions!”
Black Lions!” Cornelius said with the others.
Rumfred’s stern face split with a rare smile, “Ah, The Wolfstar. Yes, I’ve spent many a night there in my youth. How I miss that beloved pyramid. Summer nights! However, gentlemen, leave is over and the war continues. As you’ve probably guessed there is much work still to do. The Empire is marshaling the might of its forces around Bloody Eye, preparing for a full-on invasion into Vrilkist territory.” Turning to Colonel Chane Rumfred says, “You want the honors, Colonel?”
“Certainly.” Colonel Chane stepped forward. Everything about the man was long and thin, suggesting an infusion of Panadays blood somewhere in his family’s distant past. “As unfortunate as it is, the separatists of The Alternative Republic remain a threat at our backdoor and must be dealt with thoroughly before the invasion commences. The militants are fatally wounded, scattered and trying to lay low so they can heal and regroup; the perfect time for us to mop them up and ring them out for good.”
“And you want The Black Lions to do this, sir?” Cornelius asked, dreading the answer.
“This is correct, Captain Coleman.”
“With all due respect, sir, aren’t there other teams more suitable for the mission? We’ve been doing nothing else but hunting separatists and dismantling their operations for the past three years. If anything, The Black Lions are better suited for Bloody Eye, to be with the rest of the forces. Our experience against the Vrilkist will prove invaluable during the upcoming invasion.”
“And it will remain so,” Rumfred said, smile gone. “You are not being singled out there. There are other teams with just as much experience who are assisting in the fight against the separatists, same as yours, and they’re doing it without question. Frig, Coleman, if it’s action you want against the Vrilkist then you know as well as I that the vermin are backing at least one faction of separatists. You may get lucky.”
“But, sir—”
“Enough, Coleman!” Rumfred boomed, sucking the air from the office. “I know why you want to go to Bloody Eye but I’m the one giving the friggin orders and those orders come down from Spy-1 Command. You will lead your team against the separatists, that’s an order and it’s final. These rotations are in place for your own damn good. What you and your team did at Bloody Eye took a toll on every one of you, whether you want to admit it or not. And that’s not even including what you all went through before that. You will see action against the Vrilkist, I promise, but combat fatigue can bring down even the most hardened warriors. The Black Lions will serve The Empire better in the field than in a hospital bed babbling like deranged idiots or, worse, locked useless in the brig. Do you agree, Captain Coleman?”
“Yes, sir,” Cornelius admitted grudgingly.
“I thought so. Now Colonel Chane will brief you on your next set of missions. Welcome back, Black Lions. Victory!”
Rumfred stormed from the office before Cornelius and his Black Lions could answer the creed.
“Follow me please to Operations,” Colonel Chane said before following in Rumfred’s wake.
Cornelius and his Black Lions followed after.


Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Army of The Nameless available for preorder; plus Prologue

Army of The Nameless is out!....for pre-order...on Amazon...available at other retailers soon; I'll post as availability goes active. And, as promised, I've posted the Prologue to Army of The Nameless below, as well as relevant links and blurbs...more sample chapters to come!

Reminder: pre-order price is $4.99...this goes up to $8.99 upon release. Get it while it's fresh!

Army of The Nameless (Kindle)

The war continues…
It’s been three standard years since The Battle of Bloody Eye and the Vrilkist War has ground to a stalemate.
While The Imperial Confederation of Ertho readies for the long awaited counterstrike, The Black Lions are delegated to hunting down stray separatists in an effort to bring the agitators to justice, but these elite soldiers are eager to return to the “real” war against the Vrilkist.
This holds especially true for Captain Coleman, whose hatred for the Vrilkist is tempered by the guilt he feels over the loss of Sabrina and his fallen comrades. Even so, the war has already taken a heavy toll on him physically and mentally, and he finds himself questioning how much more he can take.
The future of the universe balances on the razor’s edge, and gale force winds are gathering in the distance. 



And of course, you can't start Army of The Nameless without  first reading it's older sibling, Children of The Forgotten.
 Children of The Forgotten

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war.
The three front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything.
Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.



Prologue
Layered Conflict

Three standard years have passed since The Battle of Bloody Eye. The Vrilkist War has entered its tenth year.
On the front lines there exists a fluid stalemate as imperial forces inch deeper into Vrilkist territory, constructing outposts and stretching the Tunnelways beyond imperial borders while skirmishing with Vrilkist patrols and repulsing probe attempts.
In the aftermath of Bloody Eye, Emperor Palle has won his reelection bid. But with no end of the war in sight, Delegate-Speaker Tooley has called on The Delegates of The Grand Imperial Congress to pass a vote of no-confidence, prompting an emergency election cycle with Tooley vying for the imperial high seat.
After their decisive defeat at Ara, the militant separatists of The Alternative Republic have gone into hiding, forcing the agents of The Empire to waste valuable resources in an effort to locate and eliminate them before they can reconsolidate and threaten The Empire again.
And in the hidden depths of space, Captain Cornelius Coleman and his Black Lions are returning to Special Base 928, fresh from a leave spent at The Wolfstar Gaming Station; a leave hard earned after a successful raid on a separatist camp on the moon of Mymyen in the Falceon System.
After three years hunting separatists, The Black Lions are more than eager to get back to the “real” fight against the Vrilkist.



Thanks for reading!