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Unveiling the Mystique of Dante Grimes in The Rifter Series #fantasy #steampunk #scifi #sciencefiction

 

In the fantastical world of The Rifter series, where steampunk aesthetics meet magical rifts, one character stands out with an aura of mystery and power—Dante Grimes. As a Governor, Dante holds a position of authority where the rift is concerned. But Dante is not your typical ruler, nor your typical librarian; he harbors secrets that could shake the foundation of Settler.

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The Disguised Governor

Dante Grimes wears the cloak of normalcy with finesse. In his assumed identity, he appears as a mild-mannered older gentleman managing the county library. Little does the world know that behind this façade lies a being of immense power and intrigue. Only a select few, including Earl Blacke, Daelin Long, and Charming Moon Knight, are privy to Dante’s true origins—he hails from the rift itself.

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Otherworldly Appearance

When Dante sheds his disguise, he reveals a form that transcends mortal beauty. With skin as blue as the deepest seas and tattoos of chrome that ripple beneath the surface as he channels his rift-based abilities, Dante presents a visage akin to that of a god. His long silver hair, composed of ethereal leaves, adds an otherworldly charm to his already striking presence.

Master of the Rift

Dante Grimes is not just a Governor; he is a master manipulator of the rift. His talents extend beyond the conventional, allowing him to traverse time and space effortlessly. He orchestrated the arrival of Earl Blacke from 1888 into the present day, as well as the appearance of Daelin’s ancestor from Revolutionary War times. Yet, his motives remain shrouded in secrecy.

The Puzzling Agenda

What drives Dante Grimes to weave the threads of time and bring individuals from different eras into the present? No one, not even those closest to him, fully understands his motives. He persistently urges Earl Blacke to become his general, insisting that without an army, Earth’s universe is doomed. However, the identity of the impending enemy remains a closely guarded secret, known only to Dante himself.

A Sandwich Shop Proprietor

After relinquishing his librarian position, Dante adopts the guise of a sandwich shop owner located 90 minutes from Settler. It is here that Daelin Long first encounters him. Despite attempting to keep a low profile, Dante’s presence is marked by an undeniable air of authority and an aura of unresolved destiny.

Tormenting Earl Blacke

Dante’s relentless pursuit of Earl Blacke as his potential general adds a layer of tension to the series. He remains insistent, undeterred by Earl’s resistance, compelling him to accept a role that may decide the fate of not just Settler, but the entire universe.

As readers delve deeper into “The Rifter” series, Dante Grimes emerges as a captivating enigma—a character whose motives, powers, and connection to the rift continue to intrigue. The path he treads is paved with secrets, and as the series unfolds, one can’t help but wonder: What lies at the heart of Dante’s cosmic machinations?

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All boxed up, the Backworlds and Rifters series are Ready for the Holidays

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An Unforgettable Journey with the Backworlds Series – Special Holiday Sale!

Are you ready for an exhilarating voyage through the Backworlds? Prices have been greatly reduced for holiday joy on The Backworlds Box Collection: Books 1, 2, and 3, and The Backworlds Box Collection: Books 4, 5 and 6! Meet the charismatic Craze, who after being banished from his home planet, finds himself thrust into a whirlwind odyssey that will mold him into a most unlikely hero.

  • Prepare for Mind-Blowing Plot Twists: The Backworlds series is renowned for its jaw-dropping plot twists that will have you hanging on to the edge of your seat with every page you turn.
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The Backworlds Box Collection: Books 1, 2 & 3

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This set contains the first 3 novels in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. This set includes the Backworlds novels: The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, and Boomtown Craze.

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Discover The Rifters Series: A Fusion of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Steampunk – Unmissable Holiday Discount!

If you’re in search of something truly unique and enthralling, The Rifters series beckons you. This extraordinary western series seamlessly melds science fiction, fantasy, and steampunk in the charming setting of an Oregonian town. As part of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, you can now immerse yourself in all four of these remarkable books at an astounding 45% discount.

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The Psychic Astronomy Shoppe Exclusive! #Giveaway #freeebooks #fantasy #fantasybooks

 

On November 7th, I’ll be giving away The Psychic Astronomy Shoppe. The only way to get this fantasy steampunk adventure is through the M. Pax Dimension.

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Free Fantasy with Steampunk and Time Travel

This novella was originally written for an anthology that cancelled publication. I plan on writing more in this series, but not yet. So, I’m giving it away to the fabulous people who subscribe to my newsletter. It’s fantasy steampunk with time travel and science fiction elements. Set in Buffalo, New York, the story takes place on April Fools Day. Lainee, the main character, is pretty sure she’s being pranked at first.

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This adventure begins with Lainee Corsault spying on her neighbor, who is vacuuming her garden at night. Well, whatever for? The next morning, giant peas are growing i Lainee’s backyard. And they have teeth! Then things get stranger when a woman from 1900 is standing on the porch. What is going on?

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Steampunk fantasy with a bit of weird western and sci-fi! This popular fantasy steampunk series is in audiobook, and the audiobooks are on sale!

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A monstrous secret hides in the backwoods of a remote western town—a portal connecting our world to forty-two other universes. The visitors—most would call them terrifying—often have devastating effects. Their destruction hasn’t been intentional… until lately. The usual band of protectors, The Rifters, defend us with daring and weapons built from coils, gears, and crystals, which is no longer enough. Earth’s survival depends on an outlaw from 1888 and a librarian with a knack for ghosts.

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October’s Ebook Extravaganza: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Steals and Deals Await! #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #freebooks

October’s ebook offerings are nothing short of spectacular for lovers of fantasy and science fiction. Whether you’re into free ebooks, bundled collections, or unbeatable deals, there’s something here to satisfy your reading cravings. So, grab your e-reader, cozy up with a warm beverage, and embark on a literary journey that will transport you to realms beyond your imagination. Don’t miss out on these incredible steals and deals—start exploring today!

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October brings you a ton of collections, anthologies, and boxed sets that promise hours of immersive reading. Delve into curated selections that offer a diverse range of stories, each one more captivating than the last. Find your next favorite read among these carefully crafted collections.

 

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For those who can’t resist a great deal, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy MegaSale in October is a must-visit. Dive into a treasure trove of discounted books, bundles, and exclusive offers that will transport you to distant galaxies and magical realms without breaking the bank.

 

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Earl Blacke: A Complex Journey of Redemption in the Rifters Series #fantasy #Booktwitter #steampunk

In the richly woven tapestry of the Rifters series, a character of enigmatic depth and haunting past emerges — Earl Blacke. As integral to the narrative as the protagonist Daelin Long, Earl’s story unveils a complex journey of redemption, atonement, and the ties that bind past and present.

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Earl Blacke’s Twisted Past

Earl’s tale begins not in the present day, but in the year 1888, when he traversed the rift and emerged in the present as a man who defied time itself. In his former life, Earl was notorious — the infamous outlaw known as Black Bart. His reputation as a cunning and audacious criminal painted a picture of a man who reveled in chaos.

The Struggle for Redemption

Earl’s transition from a 70-year-old outlaw in 1888 to a rejuvenated 30-year-old in the present brings with it a profound desire to atone for his past. One of the most poignant threads in Earl’s story is his attempt to reconcile with the family he left behind, his wife and daughters. Among their descendants is Charming Moon Knight, a pivotal character in the Rifters series and Daelin Long’s missing sister. Earl’s connection to Charming goes beyond bloodlines — it’s a chance for him to make amends and find the family he lost. However, the intricate interplay of fate and legacy is fraught with complications.

Unveiling Deeper Truths

Earl’s journey towards redemption takes a compelling turn as he finds himself linked to the rift. His actions are guided not only by his personal quest for redemption but also by a higher purpose. A mysterious being from the rift utilizes Earl as a reluctant warrior, enlisting his aid to fend off the encroaching forces of evil that threaten to engulf the world.

Earl’s Evolution in the Modern Era

In a world where past and present collide, Earl Blacke’s journey is a testament to the power of redemption, the complexities of morality, and the unbreakable threads of family and lineage. The Rifters series weaves a story that challenges perceptions and definitions.

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