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On this week’s show, which airs on the fourth of July, I interview science fiction author Drew Avera on why he chose independent publishing, the joys of being indie pubbed, and his books.

About the Guest

Drew Avera is an active duty Navy veteran and bestselling author of The Alorian Wars. Growing up in Mississippi, Drew often dreamed of living in the big city, or a space station orbiting Mars. After joining the Navy at the age of seventeen, he has deployed across the world four times and has spent more than three years of his life out on the open ocean. Outside of writing, Drew enjoys playing guitar and learning how to paint. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters. Both children are currently learning the ways of the force.

About the Book

From the Amazon bestselling author of The Dead Planet Series comes a space opera that pits an empire against the rest of the galaxy! For the first time, grab the first three books of The Alorian Wars in a single volume!

Dead planets litter the Alorian Galaxy in the wake of interstellar war…

Ensign Brendle Quinn has spent five years loyally serving the Greshian Empire in their relentless quest to dominate the Alorian Galaxy. But, as his ship decimates planet after planet, he finds his sympathies swinging toward their defeated enemies.

Sergeant Anki Paro, a Luthian Marine, has been anxiously awaiting the call to deploy. As the last line of defense against the crushing Greshian forces, she hopes the time has finally come for her world to stand against tyranny. However, as her society prepares for imminent destruction, questions of misplaced loyalties lead Anki to wonder if the world she is trying to save has any real intentions of surviving.

As Brendle’s and Anki’s worlds collide, they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to try to stop the full might of the Greshian Empire before there’s nothing left to fight for.

A stolen ship, a mission on the line, enemies at every turn…

After four months in hiding, Brendle Quin can’t delay his mission any longer. His ship, the Replicade, is held together with failing patches, and he needs to make repairs in a port. Unfortunately, the nearest world with proper facilities is situated deep in Greshian-owned enemy territory.

The Greshian colony of Farax is a safe hold for piracy in the region, and none is more vile than Crase Tuin, a man known for trafficking people and weapons across the Alorian Galaxy. He has a reputation as the only pirate never to lose a ship–with the exception of the Replicade.

When Crase finds the Replicade, he vows to claim the lives of those who stole her. But Brendle won’t go down without a fight.

Nothing has stopped the Greshian Empire’s expanse, but all hope isn’t lost…

The illusion of peace shrouds a hidden darkness. Just as the crew of the Replicade are getting settled on a seemingly tranquil world, they encounter a young girl with special abilities–and she’s being hunted by a secret, powerful organization that will stop at nothing to have her.

When Anki and Brendle intervene to help the girl, they are caught in the organization’s crosshairs. The crew must make a decision: give into the looming threat of the organization, or die fighting to protect her.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Ilium Gyl has taken command of a Greshian scout ship. A breach in protocol raises questions of his loyalty to the Greshian Empire, leading to a power struggle as a rebellion sparks in a distant sector of the Alorian Galaxy. His ambitions may cripple the Greshian Fleet, or he might just be the empire’s savior.

The Alorian Wars is a space opera series, filled with political intrigue and shrouded in mystery, is sure to please fans of “The Expanse”, “Dark Matter”, “Firefly”, and “Killjoys”. Join the war today!

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