Aries’ Red Sky Dramatis Personae

So I got the first review in my audiobook blog tour yesterday.  It was very positive–and brought up something I didn’t think about, which is that listeners of the audiobook have no way of getting a character list.  So, without further ado, here one is:

 

Dramatis Personae for Aries’ Red Sky

C.S.S. Marxville

Captain Tyr Sigurd, Marxville Actual

Commander Rebecca Taylor, XO

Captain Moffitt, Marine detachment commander

Lieutenant (j.g.) Isabelle Hutch, Comms

Rear Admiral Holcomb, Task group commander (Hastings Flag)

Lieutenant Commander Adam Ramos, Gunnery Officer

Lieutenant (j.g.) Erica Beerz, Navigation

Commander Jadran Karlsen, Hamilton Actual

C.S.S. Armstrong

Captain Marcy Cochran, Armstrong Actual Actual

Amaranta Azazel, Helm

Fourth Mate Kelly Yanick, Sensors

Vidar Amir, Comms

Chief Engineer Anton Lobus, Chief Engineer

Captain Shahjahan, Balandin Actual

Victoria Romanoff, Engineering Rating

C.S.S San Jacinto

Lieutenant Mackenzie Bolan, Assistant Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet

Captain Charles Barrow, Flag Captain, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet

Commander Holly Hansen, Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet

Lieutenant Donald Tess, Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet

Lieutenant (j.g.) Sharon Applewhite, Junior Plans officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet

C.S.S. Eagle

Vice Admiral Lothar Ivayo—“Chain Devil Actual”

CAG, Carrier Air Group 7 “Shoguns”—Slogan “Quake From Our Gaze”

Commander Freda “Daimyo” Wiszkon, CAG, “Shogun One”

Commander Olavi “Werebear” Godehard, Commander, No. 705 Squadron (Nightjaeger) (male), “Hippogriff One”

Commander Michelle “Daffy” Omobolanle, Commander, No. 607 Squadron (Nightjaeger) “Nixie One”

Commander Erin “Oread” Altair, Commander, 606 Squadron (Nightjaeger), “Oread One”

Commander Luther “Ironfist” Morgan, Commander, VF(S)-1—Red Leader

Ensign Harrison “Cheetah” Hielscher, Red Two

Lieutenant Olga “Ostrich” Santoro, Red Three

Lieutenant (j.g.) Paige “Harley” Keighley, Red Four

Lieutenant Commander Artemis “Sunburn” Conroy, Deputy Commander, VF(S)-1—Blue Leader

Lieutenant (j.g.) Jacquelyn “Catnip” Tice, wingman to Lt. Cdr. Conroy in Blue Flight, VF(S)-1 “Godkillers”—Blue Two

Lieutenant Mitch “Crisco” Groton, Blue Three

Ensign Alexus “Buttercup” Baker, Groton’s wingman Blue Four

Lieutenant Augustus “Lovetrain” Pitt, Green Flight Leader, VF(S)-1

Ensign Majorica “Venus” Williams, Pitt’s wingman Green Two

Kursk, Spartan Republic

President Nathan Waldron, President of the Republic

Sadie Waldron, Lieutenant, Spartan Marines and niece of the President

Mathilda O’Rourke, Lawyer, Sadie’s older twin, and First Lady of Sparta

Geirmund Du, Vice President of the Republic, Future Senator, Eldest Du

Arnaud Du, War Minister of the Spartan Republic, Middle Du

Mago Du, Chief Executive of the Du Mercantile, Reserve Captain, Spartan Navy

Mr. Thaddeus Andrews , Chief of Security and Truthbringer

Colonel Orpheus Campos, Aide to War Minister Du

Commander Rachel Campos, A Weeping Foe Actual

Vice Admiral Victor Logan, Commander, Rowan System.  Call sign Skoll 6.

Chief Parliamentarian Nikephoros, Chief Parliamentarian of the Spartan Parliament

Senator Porter, President Pro Tem of the Spartan Senate

Fleet Admiral Ashley Brown, Commander of the Spartan Navy

Alastair Bernard, Minister of Intergalactic Relations

Helen Keove, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

SMoW The Taken Umbrage

Leftenant Ian Campbell, Weapons and Sensors

Midshipman Yubani Mendoza, Comms and Helm 

Korvetten Song, Master and Commander

2nd Lieutenant Donovan, Marine Platoon Leader

SFC Reese, Marine Platoon Sergeant

Lieutenant Commander Gorman, XO

SMoW Peter Basile

Rear Admiral Yavin, Spartan task force commander

1st Lieutenant Agenor Acheros, Deputy Commander, Alpha Company

Captain Mordechai Butler, Apache Company Commander

Leftenant Victor Hayden, Assistant Sensor Officer

Lieutenant Travis Steiner, 1st Platoon Blackfoot Commander

Lieutenant Abigail Schweizer, 2nd Platoon Apache Commander

Lieutenant Micah Pendragon, 1st Platoon Apache Commander

Captain Simmons, Basile’s commander

SMoW Albert Dahlman

Captain Titus Winn, Dahlman Six

Lieutenant Abigail Schweizer, Infidel Five  (I / 3rd Battalion / 35th Regiment)

Lieutenant Kasey Stephens, 1st Platoon, Infidels

Lieutenant Deborah Dickey, 2nd Platoon, Infidels

Lieutenant Martha Allen, 3rd Platoon, Infidels

1SG David Lundin, 1st Sergeant, Infidels

Another Interview and a Blog Tour

So a while back I did an interview for a local Web TV show.  You can see yours truly in all my “Whoa, that was a quick seven minutes…” glory here.

 

Also, a reminder that I start an audiobook blog tour on Monday.  I’ll try to remember to post links here for new and interesting info.  😀

Finally, Aries’ Red Sky is still for sale on Amazon through Saturday for $.99.  If you know someone who loves Sci-Fi, feel free to gift them an e-copy.

 

 

Some News…and Joining the 400 Club

So I’ve just gone over 400 audiobook sales.  While I’m sure there are some folks who pull this off in an afternoon, I’m super stoked at this milestone.  Next month I’ll be running a couple of promos, plus a promotion service just let me know they’re getting ready to start an audiobook-specific email list.  So, hey, maybe Aries’ Red Sky won’t be the only book I try to simultaneously release across print-ebook-audio in the first 30 days.

In other news, I am officially putting together an alternative history anthology for Chris Kennedy Publishing.  The working title is Those In Peril…, and it will be a naval-themed series of stories.  There are several authors in flux, but confirmed folks include 2018 Dragon Award Winner for Alternative History Sarah Hoyt and  2018 Best Military and Adventure Winner Kacey Ezell.  Not bad for an effort that got started like this:

Me:  “So Chris, when are you doing an alternative history anthology.”

Chris:  “When you organize it.”

Me:  “Hold my beer.”  (I think it was something more pithy than that, but you get the idea…)  Needless to say, I don’t think Chris will ever write me a blank check again.  If he does, I’ve got this great idea for an aerial warfare oriented sequel entitled To Slip the Surly Bonds

So if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the HMS Conqueror did not sink the General Belgrano (thus putting the fear of Davy Jones in the Argentinean Navy), what it’d be like to have psychics aboard search and rescue sea planes during World War II, or what an amphibious assault on Norway during World War III would look like, have we got a deal for you in the 1st QTR of 2019.

Last but not least, I’ll be at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival in the Author’s Tent at the end of the month.  If you’re in the area, feel free to swing by and catch a great festival plus buy some books from myself and several other great KS authors.  The next convention I will be at will be Archon in Collinsville, IL from 12-14 October, followed by Air Capital in Wichita, KS in November.