The latest news, releases, and random chatter from the websites of the PCS Authors

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If you've followed this site for very long, you will know that my mother has been a huge influence on not only me, but my work. Her stories inspired me to tell stories. Her encouragement led me to start this site. Her presence is part of the reason why I [...]
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source: Landon Porter – ParadoxOmni.net
There's only one thing I'm better for in a fight than being a distraction, and that's a weapon of mass destruction, but this wasn't the time for a WMD. I roared toward the flying dino, light flashing on my front to keep me in the air and from the bottoms of [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Jim Zoetewey – The Legion of Nothing
Railgun flipped through channels on the big screen. The local NBC News 10 already had the flying dinosaur in view of its helicopter, but that wasn't all. Many of the cable news stations followed the same feed. It wasn't the News 10 feed. One station labeled it as “Invaders Live Feed.” I [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Jim Zoetewey – The Legion of Nothing
This entry is part of 33 in the series CurrentThe gunfire started up outside just as Improv was passing through the mirror gate and while Kali was waiting her turn to go through with her own bin. “What's that?” she asked, looking around in a mild panic. “Freeland House's automated [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Landon Porter – ParadoxOmni.net
So during the four months I was living in motels looking for a home, my only solace was the free high-speed wi-fi and the various free streaming services. I've watched a lot of stuff. I'm even up to date on modern shows I wanted to watch like The Flash, Supergirl, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: Landon Porter – ParadoxOmni.net
The Rocket cocked his head. “Are there a lot of small details that you have to see?” C laughed. “Or put another way, will my blindness kill you all? Don't worry. I'm going to show Control, you and Two, how to operate it right now. It's not hard. It was made [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Jim Zoetewey – The Legion of Nothing
Shadow and Voice led me over to the locker rooms to change. If you're imagining a futuristic locker room, stop. It looked like the locker room of every high school sports team in the United States—rows of toilet stalls with metal dividers for privacy. A roomful of metal lockers for each [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Source: Jim Zoetewey – The Legion of Nothing
This entry is part 1 of 33 in the series CurrentThe free-lev systems of another Tome carrier exploded as a series of red beams from Lady D ripped through them. Half the attacking fleet had dropped their cloaks to divert power to their own standing field generators. A good quarter [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Source: Landon Porter – ParadoxOmni.net
The Great EscapeTrue to his word, David has the cargo plane waiting for them on the runway when the bus finally hits the airstrip. CB has to swerve to avoid a curiously man-shaped indentation in the road, causing all the passengers to shout in alarm and protest. Once they pass [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Christopher B. Wright – Eviscerati.org
The Great EscapeTrue to his word, David has the cargo plane waiting for them on the runway when the bus finally hits the airstrip. CB has to swerve to avoid a curiously man-shaped indentation in the road, causing all the passengers to shout in alarm and protest. Once they pass [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Curveball
RoadblocksBuses are not intended to be driven fast. They are built for power, not speed, and pushing a bus to go faster than its design supports reminds CB of shaking the contents of a cereal box very hard in order to get at the prize at the bottom. So when [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Christopher B. Wright – Eviscerati.org
RoadblocksBuses are not intended to be driven fast. They are built for power, not speed, and pushing a bus to go faster than its design supports reminds CB of shaking the contents of a cereal box very hard in order to get at the prize at the bottom. So when [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Curveball
Hitting the BeachesStreet Ronin is sitting at Robert Thorpe's desk, directing traffic. It's the most logical place: Thorpe is already connected to the island, has access to everything, and his office has enough room to accommodate some of the extra gear Crossfire brought along to allow their communications—specifically, the equipment that [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Christopher B. Wright – Eviscerati.org
Hitting the BeachesStreet Ronin is sitting at Robert Thorpe's desk, directing traffic. It's the most logical place: Thorpe is already connected to the island, has access to everything, and his office has enough room to accommodate some of the extra gear Crossfire brought along to allow their communications—specifically, the equipment that [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Curveball
The Final Wave“Status report, please.” Street Ronin is saying please, so CB figures he's worried about something. “My bus is about half full,” CB says. “Same,” Jenny says. “My four are a little less than that,” Grant says. “The other thirty-four are behind me.” “You still stuck at four?” Agent Hu sounds surprised. “I thought [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Christopher B. Wright – Eviscerati.org
The Final Wave“Status report, please.” Street Ronin is saying please, so CB figures he's worried about something. “My bus is about half full,” CB says. “Same,” Jenny says. “My four are a little less than that,” Grant says. “The other thirty-four are behind me.” “You still stuck at four?” Agent Hu sounds surprised. “I thought [...]
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Source: Curveball
Hello, everyone!I might be struggling to release the next chapter of The Enhanced Series, but the great authors at The Pen and Cape Society have been hard-at-work putting together a new anthology. The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks is now available.You can find The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks at Smashwords and [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Jeffrey Allen – ThePenintheStone.com
So, here it is! Along with a tiny explanation. I was going to write a girl book (Sandra) but as I went on with the story, I realized it wasn't how I wanted to develop her. Then there was this story that kept trying to sneak in on me. I [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Cape High
superheroes, supervillains, just cause, just cause universe, jackrabbit, religion, humor, funny, ninjas
(reprinted from Local Hero Press with permission) Jackrabbit is back! That's right, the Coney Champion, the Lapin Lodestar, the Cottontailed Challenger, and the Bunny-eared Braveheart is back in this all-new tale of thrills, chills, spills, and romance! Okay, so maybe it's not really any of those things, but it is Jackrabbit's first [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Source: Ian T. Healy – IanTHealy.com
Caped, anthology, superheroes, ian thomas healy, alicia howie, leonard apa, david court, gary cuba, adrienne dellwo, leod d. fitz, che gilson, elliotte rusty harold, jake johnson, stephen kotowych, laura lamoreaux, paul mcmahon, robert j. mendenhall, wendy qualls, dave ring, aaron michael ritchey, jason henry evans, tim rohr, eric rosenfield, k. h. vaughan
(Cross posted from Local Hero Press) Our triumphs of 2016 Here at Local Hero Press, we are always striving to move forward. Some years, like 2015, we release a tremendous amount of new material. In 2016, we didn't release nearly as much, but we'd like to think it was a successful [...]
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Source: Ian T. Healy – IanTHealy.com
Merry Christmas Eve, to those of you that celebrate it! I hope you all enjoy your celebrations [...]
Sat, Dec 24, 2016
Source: Cape High
NAME: Kaden ALIAS: N/A AGE: 15/16 ABILITIES: Kinetic Energy Absorber type tank FAMILY: N/A OCCUPATION: Cape High student HOBBIES: video games, comic books, exercising LIKES: he's pretty easy-going about everything, really. DISLIKES: shirts… actually, clothes in general, really… but he has to at least wear pants. BIO: Kaden's history is pretty much a mystery for most people at the [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Source: Cape High
NAME: Skye ALIAS: Skystep AGE: 25-26 ABILITIES: Intangibility, sky walking, S-class speed, strength, healing, and the ability to find other supers FAMILY: Tatiana & Superior (adopted parents), Nico AKA Technico (brother, adopted), Liz AKA Firefly (sister, adopted), Rocco AKA Nightstep (“nephew” actually a cousin of sorts) Shadowman (great great uncle), Emily AKA Devine Justice [...]
Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Source: Cape High
jackrabbit, just cause, just cause universe, superheroes
It's time for a change. Hello, my name is Ian Thomas Healy, and I am the CEO of Local Hero Press, as well as the author of most (but not all) books published by LHP. Following a stressful election season and a result that has been to the detriment of anyone [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
Source: Ian T. Healy – IanTHealy.com
audiobook, just cause, ian thomas healy, just cause universe, superheroes
(reprinted from Local Hero Press with permission) BREAKING: Just Cause now available as audiobook At every convention we go to, people come by the Local Hero Press table to ask if our books are available in audio. We can now say unequivocally that Just Cause: Revised & Expanded Edition is now available [...]
Tue, Nov 22, 2016
Source: Ian T. Healy – IanTHealy.com
In this episode we talk about series versus standalone books both in the commercial and artistic sense as well as heel/face and face/heel turns in fiction and professional wrestling. Seriously. We are not joking about this–except when we're making jokes. Want to subscribe? You'll know the moment new episodes so are [...]
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Source: PCS Podcast
Are you ready to RUMBLE? In today's completely unauthorized and unasked for unepisode, Percival Constantine, author of the Vanguard series, and C.B. Wright, author of the Curveball series, will fight till the end to settle whether the movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice sucks or not! Why are we still [...]
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Source: PCS Podcast
In this episode of Throwing the Gun we talk about our different approaches to writing combat, interview Cheyenne Young about her new series, and talk about depowering as trope and what we thought of the (then) recent episode of the Flash where it was used (dammit!). Want to subscribe? You'll know [...]
Tue, Jul 05, 2016
Source: PCS Podcast
A quick note while my latest app builds.Congrats to Drew Hayes for his release of Corpies on Amazon. Titan is a flawed but worthy superhero that only wants to do good, if his employer and agent will let him do his job.You can buy Corpies on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Corpies-Super-Powereds-Spinoff-Book-ebook/dp/B01D9C21DE/Drew is [...]
Wed, Apr 13, 2016
Source: Jeffrey Allen – ThePenintheStone.com
In this episode, we talk about whether the secret identity is still relevant, talk about the process of getting our books made into audiobooks, and ask why there are SO. MANY. SUPERINTELLIGENT. EVIL. GORILLAS. in DC comics. Seriously. Oh, and related to that, wouldn't “Implied Bestiality” be a great name for a [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: PCS Podcast
The number of shanties increased as they approached downtown Muncie, or what was left of it. The constant fighting in the city leveled most of the original structures and remaining buildings were either partially collapsed or precariously close to catastrophic failure.The increased number of shanties also meant an increased number [...]
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Source: Jeffrey Allen – ThePenintheStone.com
Things have been quiet on the Enhanced front the last month, but searching for a job became a full-time job and my mission. After four weeks of applying, writing resumes, rewriting cover letters, filling out recruiter applications, rewriting resumes based on recruiter comments, filling out questionnaires, and a myriad of [...]
Tue, Feb 09, 2016
Source: Jeffrey Allen – ThePenintheStone.com
“Take whatever you want. Just leave me the bird.” Triple stood by the window, pulling the curtain back just enough to watch the street. Across the room, Triple had his back to the wall, beside the door, his gun trained on the old lady. Over by the far wall, Triple had [...]
Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Source: Hydrargentium’s 100 Words A Dday
“Remember, son, don't ever laugh at dragons.” Little Arvid hadn't really understood what his Papa was talking about, but he liked the idea of dragons, and he loved his Papa, so he nodded vigorously, red mop bobbing. Standing on the top of the bridge tower, watching the great red Wyrm stride four-legged [...]
Fri, Nov 27, 2015
Source: Hydrargentium’s 100 Words A Dday
Arvid Troelsen dropped his bag on the bench. Its old hide smote wood that had seen its fair share of backsides. His leathers creaked as he settled down beside it, arms crossed, ankles crossed, legs stretched out before him. He closed his eyes, and rested his chin on his chest. [...]
Mon, Jul 13, 2015
Source: Hydrargentium’s 100 Words A Dday
Mu couldn't decide whether it was the strange sizzling noise from the energy beams that bothered her more, or the mewling. The area around the bulbous En-Car Technologies building had been cleared, but the kittens still took pot-shots at trees and lamp posts and the wrecks of cars in the parking [...]
Mon, Jun 22, 2015
Source: Hydrargentium’s 100 Words A Dday
Hey there friends who follow the RSS feed of Super Powereds, Corpies, and my blog on this channel. I've come with fun news! Thanks to Squarespace finally getting their shit together, I am happy to announce that each section of the site now has its own RSS channel. They are [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2015
Source: Drew Hayes – DrewHayesNovels.com