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Author’s Notes, Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld – The Time of Patience

TKG 14My name, my full name, is Franklyn Adam Kurns and I am over one hundred years old.  I have seen more shit in my life than any human should be expected to behold, and stay sane.

I started out in the military, before going into a black operation to help hide the reality that there were others, living among us, that were the real monsters in the night.

I used my position to help one group of these monsters, so I thought, against another. You see, in that time I thought our folklore about Vampires and Werewolves was real.  I had no idea at the time we were all human.

Just some humans had a few advanced genetic modifications often accompanied by a very hot temper.

The Time of Patience, these series of books I’m going to release with other authors, happened during the last three years since the big dust-up in the Antarctic.

I’m sure you have heard about it?

Depending on who you listen to, TQB was down in Antarctica stealing old German (Nazi) technology, or we attacked the US Navy (we did not, we protected their ungrateful asses) or we were working on communicating with aliens to take over the world. (Seriously? Who comes up with this shit?)

We have tried to stay off the world’s radar for the last three years.  The reason is we needed to build our own house, so to speak.  One of them is inside an asteroid, so it is kind of large.

The need for all of this technology and ships is to protect the Earth against aliens who want to come and subjugate mankind.  So that whole story of us bringing aliens to Earth is complete lunacy.

During the Time of Patience, we came back to Earth pretty often. But, rarely did you hear anything about it as we stayed out of the news to the best of our ability.  The few times we made the news was due to our Academy students who went off the reservation, so to speak.

I’ll have a few books out about that, soon enough.

I am about to upload these final books before we transverse through the Annex Gate of the Yollins.

Unfortunately, recently, there were those on Earth who pushed Bethany Anne too far, and attacked one time too many.  For the last three years she has not returned their attacks as they warranted.  Unfortunately, they thought she was weak and unwilling to fight.

A toothless nag, some called her.

Now, I am sure most people are aware of just how wrong that supposition truly is.  However, for you to see both sides of the story, I’m going to relate what happened before the chaos and the carnage.

You can choose to believe whatever side you wish to believe, but I am going to deliver the video proof that goes along with my assertions.  Further, I will include a lot of additional supporting documentation, WikiLeaks style, that goes along with the video’s.

I suspect a lot of this information will be squashed, as very powerful people will not wish this information to be out in the public domain.  I hope others decide to copy the data, and keep it living as a testament against the powerful elite who believe the common man lacks common sense and is incapable of seeing the self centered bullshit they pull.

What you do with the information I provide… I leave up to you.

I hope my trust in the basic righteousness of humanity is well deserved.

Now, for the final events leading up to the divorce.

Ad Aeternitatem,

Franklyn Adam Kurns

T-minus forty-eight hours before we cross the line.


FROM MICHAEL >>>  Ok, I’m now done w/ the beats for book 14 … A second time 😉

Why a second time? Well, I asked for some input on what you, the fans, thought should be included in the second book and I’ve tried to catch most of those issues.  I apologize if I failed to get something ‘in’.  There are a couple that won’t be answered until The Second Dark Ages, sorry!

My first set of beats (or the highlights of the story) were good, but they lacked a certain…something.  So, I tossed most of them out and started fresh.

So, now I feel like it has that certain something that will make this an explosive ending to the second arc (or, the blue arc) in the series and just as important I’m looking FORWARD to writing it.

Now, I just got to get my music on (cue heavy metal or other appropriate audio).

This snippet’s book suggestion is from one of the fans on Facebook (Sherry Foster) who recommended Lindsay Buroker’s The Fallen Empire Series.  Lindsay is another Indie Author who has been writing for a while (in Indie time, like forever!)  I listened to a podcast (SPRT – Self Publishing Roundtable) with her as the guest this week and I enjoyed her interview as much as I enjoy her podcast The Marketing SFF Podcast with Joseph Lallo and Jeffrey M. Poole.  Many other Indies, like myself, learn from these author’s and the people they bring on and interview each week.

Since I’m so new to the industry (I turn 1 years old November 3rd!  WOOHOO … Lookout Sophomore Year LOL) I need all of the understanding and history lessons I can learn.  I’ve actually met Lindsay Buroker in Austin, Tx earlier this year and she is such a nice and soft spoken woman – you would never guess that she is a freaking powerhouse with over 40 Books to her name (53 actual links to titles – I’m not sure which are omnibuses…so sorry I didn’t go count!).

Either way, I’m ashamed I haven’t linked to one of her books before.  Thanks to Sherry Foster, I’m fixing that mistake right now!

Lindsay is a top 10 author in Science Fiction and Fantasy, so let me introduce you to a monster writer that puts out about 10 books a year!

Star Nomad: Fallen Empire, Book 1 Kindle Edition

The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After surviving a crash in the final battle, she’s stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter.

She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold.
But she has a plan.

Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he’s quite fond of killing them.

Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can’t let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again.

Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.

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About the author


Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble - a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!

Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.

In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I've been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.

The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!

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