A.C. Spahn

Under Cover

Under Cover
Title: Under Cover
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Published: February 6, 2014
Author's Twitter: @acspahn
Areva Praphasat can’t shoot anyone who is looking directly at her. Since she’s a cop, this causes problems. Since she also works on a spaceship fighting an alien empire that wants to invade Earth, those problems grow a bit out of control. When an espionage mission goes awry and Areva is captured by a group of spidery aliens who can’t understand her language, she faces the reality that her desire to stay out of sight may hinder her work more than she realized.

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Mightier than the Sword

Mightier than the Sword
Title: Mightier than the Sword
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Published: October 22, 2013
Author's Twitter: @acspahn
Murder. Death threats. Working with the team that fired him six years ago. It’s a busy week for Viktor Ivanokoff. When Viktor is pulled off of the UELE Endurance to help solve the murder of his one-time captain, he’s eager to help. The case provides a challenge, as well as a chance to outperform his former colleagues. But as the investigation takes him into the far reaches of the solar system, he discovers that his work may carry greater stakes than a simple opportunity for payback.

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Enduring Endurance

Enduring Endurance
Title: Enduring Endurance
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Published: August 10, 2013
Author's Twitter: @acspahn
Infusing the traditional science fiction format with humor and awkward coworkers, Enduring Endurance follows the not-so-best-and-brightest of humanity as they explore the galaxy by accident.   Infusing the traditional science fiction format with humor and awkward coworkers, Enduring Endurance follows the not-so-best-and-brightest of humanity as they explore the galaxy by accident. Captain Thomas Withers expects the worst when he’s assigned command of the Endurance, the least-respected ship in the United Earth Law Enforcement Corps. He gets it, and then some. After a poorly executed experiment throws Thomas and his crew out of Earth’s solar system and into humanity’s first meeting with aliens, he must rely on the outcasts of the corps, not only to get home, but to survive the trip at all.

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Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways

Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways
This superbly written short story anthology showcases talented Awesome Indie authors from around the globe. Though from a variety of genres, the stories are all entertaining, contemporary and thought-provoking.   Indulge your taste for good fiction with this short story anthology by authors with bold new voices. Though from diverse genres, the stories share a contemporary and contemplative feel that will linger long after the reader has read the last one. Awesome Allshorts showcases talented authors from around the globe, many whose novels have received multiple honors, including Awesome Indies approved status. Stories selected by Tahlia Newland, Dixiane Hallaj and Richard Bunning.

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Preferred Dead

Preferred Dead
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Published: November 20, 2015
Author's Twitter: @acspahn
On planet Thassis, the zombie apocalypse is over. The zombies won. Now what? The UELE Endurance arrives to find Thassis a world of death. As Captain Withers struggles to pass a performance evaluation and first officer Viktor Ivanokoff fights his feelings for security chief Areva Praphasat, the crew seeks a way to undo the damage that has been done. They have no way of knowing that what happened to the Thassians happened on purpose, and that the individuals behind it are lurking closer than anyone suspects.

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