Monday, November 4, 2013

Dark Space III: Origin Now Available!

Now Available!
Dark Space III: Origin

Book 3 of the #1 Best-Selling Space Opera in the UK & #1 Space Fleet in the US--Dark Space
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Ethan and his son, Atton, have been arrested for high treason and conspiracy, crimes which will surely mean the death sentence, but it's beginning to look like theirs aren't the only lives in jeopardy--the Defiant is stranded in Sythian Space, and the vessel which Commander Caldin sent to get help has used all its fuel to get to Obsidian Station, only to find out that the station has been destroyed. Now the Defiant's last hope for a rescue is gone, and everyone on board is about to die a cold, dark death.

Meanwhile, the notorious crime lord, Alec Brondi, is plotting to capture the remnants of Admiral Hoff's fleet, just as he captured the Valiant, but Hoff's men are on to him, and Brondi is about to get a lot more than he bargained for, forcing him to flee to the one place he knows will be safe--Dark Space.

But Dark Space is only safe because the alien invaders don't know exactly where it is, and now they have a plan to find it which will threaten not only Dark Space, but the entire human race.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Amazon Best-Seller's Ranking #283 All Books & #10 Sci-Fi

Yes, this is bragging, but I can't help it! Thanks to all my fans who have made an impossible dream come true. Did I ever imagine myself as a best-selling writer? Yes. But did I ever image I'd be selling over 600 books a day? No. Thank you fans, and thank you God. You've put food on the table for a starving artist and his wife.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dark Space II: The Invisible War Now Available!

Ethan Ortane has just met his long lost son, Atton, but the circumstances could have been better. After a devastating bio-attack and the ensuing battle, they’ve fled Dark Space aboard the Defiant to get away from the crime lord, Alec Brondi, who’s just stolen the most powerful vessel left in the fleet, a 5-kilometer-long gladiator-class carrier called the Valiant.

They need reinforcements to face Brondi, but beyond Dark Space, the comm relays are down, and they are low on fuel.

With Brondi behind them, they can’t go back, but Sythian Space is fraught with entire fleets of cloaked alien ships. They can’t leave the last human sector in the galaxy to the crime lords, so they must cross Sythian Space in a damaged, undermanned cruiser with no cloaking device. Making matter worse, trouble is brewing aboard the Defiant, dropping their chances of survival from slim . . . to none.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dark Space II: The Invisible War Cover Reveal!

Coming July 23rd!


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dark Space, 5-Days-Free Giveaway!

Dark Space is free for 5 days (April 28th to May 2nd) get your copy here!

By Dan
Format:Kindle Edition
Like Scott's Escape, the novel starts off setting up a lawless distopian society where the government is too weak to effectively control the darker sides of human nature. Life is cheap and organized crime has a free hand. A poignant critique of libertarian style hands-off government in my humble opinion. Even with humanity having being nearly wiped from the galaxy, humans are still unable to unite in common purpose and instead waste their precious few resources jockeying for power. The protagonist is soon drawn unwillingly into the middle of this power struggle and a grave moral dilemma. The plot develops and twists along quickly in an enthralling read and the universe is developed well with enough tantalizing hints of the larger picture to think that there could be a fascinating sci-fi series develop out of it. It's the best Scott novel yet, and I really hope the author follows up with a sequel.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Science-fiction novel April 22, 2013
By REgina
Format:Kindle Edition
This novel had me from page one and wouldn't let me go until I had read the words "the end". I loved everything about Dark Space. Even though the story takes place in a setting that's foreign to me, I could still picture the places and characters. The conflict was intense and so powerful I chewed my fingernails off.

This is my second Jasper Scott novel and it will not be my last. This young author will be huge one day.

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Sci-Fi Adventure April 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Dark Escape is a wonderful science-fiction adventure filled with solid characters thrust into increasingly difficult situations, more twists than you can shake a stick at, and a dire fate that the protagonists are fighting with all their might to avoid. The author rapidly brings us into this new world, using sufficiently descriptive text to whisk us away with lush visuals, while not overloading the story. Indeed, the book moves along at a brisk pace, and is sufficiently compact to make it a quick and entertaining read.

There are plenty of nods to classic science-fiction, making the story feel at home with the likes of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. The author works in current scientific concepts and security issues that ensure that it is a timely and particularly pertinent yarn. It definitely left me wanting to see what more is in store for these characters.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you'll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you'll find a bit of information on me and my upcoming book and links to another author you can explore! Many thanks to fellow sci-fi writer, Peter Lukes, for inviting me to this event!

1: What is the working title of your book?

My next book is titled Dark Space (and this is the official title).

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

Well, in a way the idea didn't come to me. I started out writing something completely different, but then I didn't like it at all, and I went back to the drawing board to write this story. The idea came from a desire to create characters rather than a story. In this way the story became character-driven rather than plot-driven, and the result was much more impressive. Some influences were Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, The Heir to the Empire Trilogy from Star Wars, and Independence War II Edge of Chaos, an old sci-fi video game.

3. What genre does your book come under?

Dark Space is a space opera, but it could also be considered science fiction adventure.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

A perfect fit for Ethan Ortane (the hero) would be Colin Farrell (Total Recall). His younger counterpart, Adan Reese, could be played by Chris Evans (Captain America). Alara Vastra would be Kate Beckinsale. Alec "Big Brainy" Brondi would be played by Jerry Ferrara or Elijah Wood, and Supreme Overlord Dominic Altaris would be played by Christopher Lee or Max Von Sydow.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

The human race is all but wiped out by an alien invasion, and the survivors are left fighting over the scraps of their once galaxy-spanning civilization.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?


7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Three weeks.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

The Star Wars X-wing Series, The Heir to the Empire Trilogy (also from Star Wars), Battlestar Galactica (TV novelizations), Forever Gate, and one of my own, Escape.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My wife inspired me. Being a starving artist inspired me. My surprising success with a previous book of mine, which I published on a whim with very little polish and no marketing, inspired me. . . . an abiding love of science fiction inspired me. And you inspired me, all of you--the readers, my fans.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

This book is fast-paced and doesn't stall or drag on; it's sheer entertainment, and there's a couple of twists at the end which you'll never see coming. Read it, and I promise you'll be left wanting more from the story. This is the kind of book I would love to read in my spare time (if I didn't already know how it ends), and it's the first book that I as the writer actually enjoyed reading back through after I finished writing it. Dark Space is due out on Kindle for .99c--don't miss the free promotion over that first weekend!--and in paperback for $7.99 on April 23rd. Be sure to look for it on Amazon!

Who’s next on the NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP?

I'm so glad you asked!

Below you will find a link to Dani J. Caile's blog, a friend and fellow author who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday, April 10th. Be sure to bookmark and add him to your calendars for updates on Works in Progress and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

Dani J. Caile's blog:

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Updated Cover for Dark Space!

Coming soon in April!

(If you'd like to read an advance reader copy, drop me a line at my facebook page and don't forget to like!)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review: At the Walls by Alon Shalev - A Great Read!

This was a great, easy read! The characters were well-rounded and lively. The story has some of the typical elements of classical fantasy, but with fresh twists which keep things interesting. The action is fast-paced, and the author's imagery and descriptive writing is very good! Unlike so many fantasy novels these days, Alon Shalev was able to keep his story brief and to the point. And as a side note I was surprised to find that his book is also very well edited. Good job, Alon!

Without giving too much away, At the Walls is the story of a young elf's rise to power and his struggle with his destiny. There's plenty of action, unexpected plot twists, and even a romance to keep things interesting. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the genre!

Check out the book here: At The Walls of Galbrieth

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sneak Peak at the Cover Art for Dark Space

Coming soon in early April!

Still accepting ARC readers to give me feedback on an early version of the story! If you're interested, send me an e-mail to!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: The Forever Gate 2 was Brilliant!

The Forever Gate 2 by +Isaac Hooke was a great follow-up to the first book in the series. Here the mystery of the "Outside" continues, but now we are given a glimpse of just what that outside looks like. The characters are more fully developed in this book, now with the focus shifting to Hoodwinks' daughter.

Every chapter has something suspenseful happening, making the book was very hard to put down, and Isaac's writing style flows like few others. To top it all off, the editing was superb.

As a fellow Science Fiction and Fantasy author, I was able to honestly say upon finishing Isaac's first two novels that there's a lot to admire about his books. And as a reader, I was able to honestly say that I was never bored and never disappointed. Forever Gate 1&2 were both a very entertaining read! These books are a must-have for any Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan. The only negative thing I have to say, is that we still have to wait for Forever Gate 3!

Check the books out on Amazon here

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Shorter Novels Trending?

With Kindle books on amazon routinely selling for 99c, I've noticed a new trend among indie authors. We tend to publish shorter and shorter stories, with the sweet spot being around 80-100 pages. My own novels are a far cry from this length, sitting at 500-600 pages each, but these trends have definitely made me consider writing shorter books.

With shorter books you have the option to string them together in a series (even when together they'd technically make a standalone novel), effectively making one book into two to four episodes. In this way books begin to resemble TV series, and we can get our reading fix in just a few hours. I had this idea a long time ago, but for a different reason. People don't have the time to read long books. We're used to getting our entertainment packaged into a few hours, not days. TV, the internet, movies, and most of all cell phones, have trained us to have short attention spans. Between that and the obvious economic benefits to the writer, I suspect that the era of long books is now passing us by. In the future it's going to be hard to find long, epic novels. Instead we're going to see novellas strung together in series, with each installment sold for 99c, and each of them conveniently ending on a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more.

A great example of this is a series I've recently been reading by a fellow indie writer, Isaac Hooke. He  wrote the first book in the Forever Gate series at just 86 pages. At first, when I saw this, I thought it seemed like a cheap shot to the readers. I thought no one would pay 99c for a short novel, but when I read Isaac's debut, I realized just how effective that length was. It was a great, fast read--never boring, never slow. Forever Gate had my attention from the first page straight through to the last, and whatever depth I felt was missing, I later found in the sequel. If anything, the shorter length only left me wanting more and made me more willing to buy the sequel. Overall, this was a brilliant business strategy, but also in my opinion, a better way to write a book.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Escape Pushes Past 1000 Sales!

Actually I passed this mark a while ago. In the past two months I've sold more than 1200 copies of Escape, and during my 5 days' free promotion people downloaded another 1200 copies. That's 2400 copies in readers' hands! Thanks to all the readers who read and enjoyed my book!