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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


First thing's first: my name is Trey and I'm a dork.

A few years ago after watching the end of Battlestar Galactica, I knew there were some things I wished had been explored further.  Though I enjoyed the end very much, I understood that the producers and writers didn't necessarily want to answer every question posed.  So ...

I decided to explore the ancient history of the show.  Since I like mythology, that era had some of my biggest questions.  I pondered it for a couple of months and then I thought I would undertake the writing of that history.  Fast forward a couple of years, I've got three books on the matter, spanning more than five thousand years ... the end of which is set some two thousand years before the show and yet inextricably tied.

First, let me say that if you haven't seen all of Battlestar Galactica, perhaps this isn't for you.  (Caprica isn't as necessary to see for these books.)  Skip down to Displaced and read that non-BSG scifi book.

Next, check out this "video" I posted which sort of sets up the books.  After you've read the books, please know that you can hang out here on the blog and check out all sorts of "bonus materials," almost like a DVD. Pictures, maps, commentary and much more.

"But wait," you're saying, "how do I know these don't suck?"  Well, I appreciate your candor.  Feel free to read this collection of reviews to assuage your concerns.

Lords of Kobol - Book One: Apotheosis can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, and B&N.  All for free.

Basic synopsis: introduces you to the gods at the height of their power, as well as the creation and later exodus of the Thirteenth Tribe.

For Book One, here's the post detailing the map in the book, along with a larger version.

Lords of Kobol - Book Two: Descent can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, and B&N.  All for free.

Basic synopsis: primarily a flashback to the gods' descent from Mt. Olympus and the beginning of their reign over mankind, strife between Prometheus and Zeus, etc.

For Book Two, here's a post on the map I made for that book and here's one about asteroid impacts.

Lords of Kobol - Book Three: The Final Exodus can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, and B&N.  All for free.

Basic synopsis: the end of the Lords' dominion, rise of Cylons, the "Blaze," Tomb of Athena and the exodus of man.

For Book Three, here are a few maps (including the City of the Gods), propaganda of the gods and details on the Book of Pythia.

Trilogy-wise (all with major spoilers), here's a post of deleted scenes, a glossary of terms and, finally, an article to address the questions of how I tied the books to the show.  Here's that huge post on the theology of the show and my books.  It includes Book Four spoilers, so beware of that.

That's the trilogy.  But wait, there's more ...

Lords of Kobol - Book Four: Tales From Ancient Days can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, and B&N.  All for free.

Basic synopsis: this is tough.  Essentially, I wanted to explore some things I couldn't in the original trilogy.  This is a completely different version of the story and told in a Tolkien-esque fashion.  There's more mysticism, mythology and so on.

For Book Four, here's the map for this book and here's an article addressing how I tackled certain show-related questions in this volume.

*** For all of the Lords of Kobol books, here's a huge post that outlines the theology of the two TV shows and the four novels.  Please, only read that after you've read the books.  And seen the show.  It's in-depth and addresses many questions.  Very important. ***

Lords of Kobol - Book Five: Of Gods and Titans can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunesKobo, and B&N.  All for free.

Basic synopsis: we go back to the trilogy with this prequel that details the creation of the Titans and how Zeus and his Olympians overthrew them.

For Book Five, here are the maps, designing the Caesar's seal, the look of Cylonsworld-building with language, mythologyreal-world theology & history, and a glossary of terms.

ALSO (and trilogy-wide stuff is discussed), there's the prequel trap, the problem with BSG, my workspaceBSG theology 1, BSG theology 2, and a finale Q&A.


Not only have I written these four BSG-related books (free to download, I remind you), but I'm in the process of publishing non-BSG works, too.

Displaced can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for 99¢ at Smashwords here.  Also available at B&N, Kobo, iTunes, and Amazon.

Basic synopsis: Baltimore cop wakes up in his car on a farm far from home.  Lots of weirdness happens after that.  (Prehistoric animals, robots ... you get the idea.)  Sci-fi, action packed, kind of a mystery.  Think Lost but set on a farm and with a more solid ending.

For Displaced, here's a post with a map of the farm and here's one with another spoilery map and a size comparison chart for the various animals.

Diary of a Second Life can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for 99¢ at Smashwords here.  Also available at Amazon, iTunesKobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Basic synopsis: three centuries after an apocalypse wrought by the undead (yes, zombies), a teen named Wess Marin decides he must leave his insular community in order to survive.  This book details his attempts to leave the past behind and maybe even cure the evil that has destroyed the world.

For Diary of a Second Life, here's post number one on the illustrations, post number two on the illustrations, the original outline and plan for the novel, an article explaining the science of my zombies compared to other fictional zombies and a post on the real-world geography in the book.

Sexcalation, my very adult erotica novel, can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for $2.99 at Smashwords.  Also available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

Basic synopsis: semi-autobiographical account of a guy getting laid, getting married, trying to get laid with his wife and then the couple becoming involved with the sexy couple who moves in nearby.

(Read the Sexcalation blog, the porn-laden Sexcalation Tumblr and Sexcalation Twitter, all of which are basically inactive at this point.)

The Red Kick, my superhero erotica series, can be downloaded in one compilation from AmazonSmashwords, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.

Issue #1 is FREE and can be downloaded from Smashwords.

Basic synopsis: a masked citizen works as a stripper to learn the evil plans of her city's ne'er-do-wells and then gears up to fight them.  Fun "Batman"-style "BIFF! POW! BANG!" narrative both for the fighting action and the bedroom action.

There you have it.  Please, commence the downloading and then the reading.  Feel free to let me know what you think by leaving comments below, following me on Twitter, following me on Tumblr or by 'liking' my Facebook page.

And, please, whenever you buy and download my stuff, don't forget to rate and review.

Thanks for your time.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Most Frakked-Up Thing I've Written

Well, the title's misleading.

At the time I wrote this, it was, indeed, the most frakked-up thing I wrote.  Since then, things have gotten worse.  (Or better, depending on your perspective.)

In case you don't know, I'm in the middle of writing a novel called Diary of a Second Life.  I won't say much more about it except that it's a diary (derp) being written by a 15-year-old boy.  I expect to be done with it in February, add the editing phase ... maybe published as early as mid-March.

So, here's a portion of the book.  Click on the Diary itself to read it:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The BSG That Almost Was

Last fall, SFX revealed that X-Men director Bryan Singer's planned version of Excalibur was shelved.  Warner Brothers dropped the project because another King Arthur movie was further along.  This means Singer could plow ahead with development on a Battlestar Galactica feature with original series creator and producer Glen A. Larson, as announced back in 2009.  (Didn't happen, though.  Singer moved on to the X-Men: First Class sequel and the project has stalled, likely thanks to Larson's lawsuit, in part.)

That same week, Deadline reported that Universal Pictures made a deal with John Orloff to write the script.  Orloff was nominated for an Emmy thanks to his work on the acclaimed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, and he also wrote Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.  He is a fan of the show, telling Deadline he built a model Galactica out of cardboard and balsa wood and also saying, "I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up."

"That's swell, Trey," you're mumbling.  You do know that this feature film will have nothing to do with Ronald D. Moore & David Eick's 2003-2009 series and would likely be a complete reboot of Larson's original show, possibly a new version of the pilot, Saga of a Star World, right?

Felgercarb, indeed.

Or maybe not.  Orloff told Hitfix, "I'm a huge fan of the original series and of the second show, too. But I always thought the first show was a little too heavily reliant on 'Star Wars,' you know? Whereas I think the second show was really original and really cool. And I think I've come up with a way to write this movie that won't (frak) any of that up. I'm not sure how much they want me to talk about it. Let's just say it's not what you expect. It will all work in the universe that exists. It will not conflict with anything Ron Moore has done. I don't think you can compete with what he's done."

That sounds nice, taking a cue from '09's Star Trek and all.

All of this big screen BSG aside, did you know that there was a version of new-BSG before the Moore & Eick BSG we all love?  And it was being produced by the aforementioned Bryan Singer?

Yes.  That's a new Cylon.

So, what's the deal?  Why haven't I ever heard about this?

In 2000, Singer and producer Tom DeSanto began negotiating with Universal and by 2001, they were hard at work on a new Galactica series that would have aired on Fox.

This series would have been a direct continuation of the 1978 show, set twenty years into that series' future and ignoring Galactica 1980.  Deals were in place for original cast members such as Dirk Benedict (Starbuck) and Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer).  Sets and props were at least partially built and designs were well-fleshed out, including that of the above Cylons.

All pics and show info from the website Tombs of Kobol:

(That's a half-built Cylon suit.)
Viper helmets

Hiding Basestar

Advanced Cylon Raider

Raider cockpit

Galactica hangar

Galactica briefing room or chamber for the Council of Twelve

President Mara's ship (yes, a female president)

Commander Orin's room

Galactica bridge

Bridge set
The famous revolving center console

Aliens ... maybe the Imperious Leader in the center?

Now, story-wise, we know what was up.  I guess I'll say spoiler alert, but since this is a show from twelve years ago that never got made and whatever movie we get will likely be radically different, ... I can't imagine that you really need a spoiler alert.  But still.  Oh, and you might be a bit surprised how much sounds like the Moore & Eick BSG.

Two years after the episode "Hand of God," Galactica's fleet finds Admiral Cain and the Battlestar Pegasus, leading to a mammoth battle that destroys their Cylon pursuers once and for all.  Unfortunately, Cain, Pegasus and Apollo were all lost in the engagement.  Some years later, Adama passes away and Commander Tigh and the fleet weary of their search for Earth and decide to settle upon habitable asteroids abundant with resources which they called New Caprica.  Elsewhere, the Cylons engaged in a civil war between two factions: those who embraced their free will and those who believed it should be eliminated.  In the end, the mechanical Cylons decided to incorporate many facets of humanity, thanks to their assimilation of Baltar and became all the more deadly for it.

That's just the backstory.

So, in the main story of the show, the commander of Galactica is Boxey, now called Orin (and not Troy).  The president, Mara, and the council decide that after so many years of peace, Galactica should be deactivated.  It is and, of course, this is when the Cylons strike.  As the Galactica is about to be destroyed once and for all, the Cylon Central Controller orders a retreat.  They then communicate with the Colonials and order them to surrender.

Orin refuses, of course, and launches a bunch of new Vipers.  They fight well, but the new Cylons are too strong.  In the battle, a water ship is damaged and a large chunk of ice forms.  The Colonials push it into the Basestar and it's destroyed.  Their cover blown, the Colonials again gather up a ragtag fleet and search for Earth.
Cylon Homeworld

Epilogue: on the Cylon homeworld, we see their mechanized might and then we see their Central Controller: Richard Frakkin' Hatch!  And his eyes glow Cylon red!  Da-da-dummmm!

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Bryan Singer departed the production to work on X2: X-Men United and Fox passed on the series in favor of Joss Whedon's Firefly.  They felt the story of a sneak attack was a bit too close to home.  This iteration of Battlestar Galactica was, for all intents and purposes, dead and all of those sets you see above were trashed.  Literally.

And that's it.  A BSG show we'll never see, I guess.


Thanks to Daniel on my Facebook page for reminding me about Richard Hatch's nearly one-man effort in the late '90s to get a new series on the air.  I saw the concept trailer he made a while back and had trouble finding it online for some time.  But, hey!  A new search turned it up quickly.  Check out all the OG BSG glory:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Killing Time: Godzilla and Spore

If you follow my Twitter account, you know that on the weekends, my son and I watch movies.  Usually we're working our way through the Godzilla franchise.  Sometimes it's Gamera, the Harryhausen classics, '50s scifi B-movies or something else.  Usually Godzilla, though.

That's my son two years ago in his Godzilla costume with sound effects t-shirt.  Pretty sweet.

I'm also a fan of Electronic Arts and Maxis.  They've made SimCity, The Sims and their most epic game, Spore.  In it, you can create cellular life, act as its intelligent designer and help it evolve, make it become a sentient tribe, then nation, then civilization and then space-faring race.  You can design animals, vehicles, buildings and entire worlds.

I think you see where this is going.

Yes, we made a planet full of Godzilla monsters.

My son and I worked to recreate many of the "kaiju" from the Toho films in the game.  Here's a collage of some of the best "good guy" monsters we made:
Clockwise from top-left: Rodan, Mothra, Anguirus (Angilas), Minilla (Minya), Baragon and Godzilla.  Click to enlarge.

And here's a collage of our favorite "bad guy" monsters we made:
Clockwise from top-left: Battra, Keizer King Ghidorah, Hedorah, Gigan, King Ghidorah, Space Godzilla and Destoroyah.  Click to enlarge.

Oh, there are "mecha" versions, too:
MechaGodzilla on the left; Mecha-King Ghidorah on the right.  Click to enlarge.  Other "kaiju" in here: Manda, Kumonga, Kamacuras, Zilla, Ebirah, Orga, Mothra Larva, Megaguirus, Megalon, King Caesar, Biollante ...

Now, you can't have a bunch of monsters like this without a city to smash.  I built a big one (you'll see it soon).  I populated it with a race of beings I called "Fle'ers," because they're always running away, you see?  Here are some of the people:

The soldier is inserted in the game as a "captain" so I could outfit him with a weapon to use, futilely, against the monsters.  The citizens are colored red after those poor Star Trek security bastards.  Dr. Serizawa (complete with eyepatch) is the scientist who provides instructions, takes your technology, etc.

Here are some of the vehicles I made:

(Click to enlarge)  Watch Invasion of Astro-Monster.  That Xilien ship is a dead ringer.  I'm particularly proud of the Super X1.  Lots of detail there (you'll see more in the video below).  The rocket truck was big fun, too.  Now the maser cannon I'm really pleased with, unfortunately, you can't make land vehicles shoot beam weapons in the game.  Didn't look right to have it launching missiles.

There are other vehicles, too.  They are all altered versions of ones available from Maxis. (The buildings, too.)

OK, enough of that.  Here's a video I made of the big "Galactic Adventure" I constructed on our monster planet, Toho.  The player is Jet Jaguar and you'll see what he faces in the video below:

(You can turn off the annotations if they annoy you.  Just click the little red word balloon.)

I hope you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Collection of Reviews

5 out of 5 stars on Smashwords
4.5 out of 5 stars on iTunes
4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
4 out of 5 stars on B&N
5 out of 5 stars on Kobo

"I could not love this book more! A definite must-read for any lover of BSG who might have wondered what the hell happened on Kobol before the humans left for the 12 worlds. I can't wait to read the next 2 books."
-- w!L G

"I've been a fan of Battlestar forever ... this is a great book and I'm neglecting everything till I get the next book read.  Thanks for some great entertainment.  I can't read fast enough!"
-- coffeeghosts

"Feeling the void of no Battlestar Galactica the lords of Kobol answered me with an awesome my love of BSG via twitter. Download this free e-book I've written says this random person. It's not endorsed by the creators but written for the fans. It delivered the back story to everything you need to know about BSG. I consider it to be canon. I couldn't put them down till I'd read every page."
-- Shane D

"LOVED Book 1!"
-- wilkidu

"Really enjoyed this book. You can see the world of the new Galactica, and its results, taking shape."
-- Jimmacc

"I became aware of this author through his Twitter feed when he requested to follow me to promote his books. He had me hooked right away with the Battlestar Galactica connection, but I was a little bit unsure about what to think of some free books from a guy on the internet. Since the books were free, I went ahead and downloaded copies for my Nook, and I just finished the first book in the series. Whatever expectations I had were met and exceeded as I read this novel. Yeatts shows incredible familiarity with the BSG universe as well as Greek mythology, and his storyline adds many levels of depth to some of the mysteries of the TV show.

I went back and forth as I read this book about whether I really wanted depth added to the mysteries of the show, because one of the things I enjoyed about BSG was its mysterious spirituality and unanswered questions. Early on in my reading I swung to the side of feeling beat over the head with explanations for some of the shows mysteries, but about halfway through the book, the plot took a nice plot twist that fits perfectly into the BSG universe and maintains, and I might add even deepens, the level of spirituality present in the TV show.

I am anxious to continue the series and see how the BSG universe shapes up over the course of the three books. If you are at all a fan of Battlestar Galactica, you should check out this books series. So say we all (and it's free!)."
-- Jason T

"Cool seeing the gods and learning about Kobol. Seems to star a little slow, but picks up quickly with a big reveal."
-- Anonymous

"This book was d-bomb"
-- Dalton

"I am fan of BSG so I enjoyed reading of this book. It seems that author took his time and studied BSG universe and created very nice plot. Connection made to BSG and Caprica is well done."
-- conta


Stared off slow but became more and more intriguing"
-- Anonymous

"A very impressive book. Thoughtful, intriguing, meaningful, and intelligent, all without sacrificing readability. The fact that it's based in the Battlestar Galactica universe is almost secondary, but that it is adds a new level of wonder to it. Looking forward to continuing the series. Hats off to the author!"
-- John B

"I loved it!"
-- AriaAyarulo

"Thoroughly enjoyed it.  Meshes into BSG universe quite nicely."
-- wombatjedi

"This was an unusual book, with the main characters being the Lords of Kobol ... the plot unravels over centuries. And there is plenty of pre-history to go. I had a great time being back in the Battlestar Galatica universe and will be continuing this series soon."
-- Keith Hughes

"Why am I trying to keep my eyes open? Because i'm reading @LordsOKobolbook 's first book. It's #fraking good. Go get it!"
-- markchapamusic

"It's fantastic"
-- GeneralEcks

"Just downloaded the books and finished the first one....excellent read and great backstory on BSG....when I'm done with these I'm going to rewatch the series"
-- Arcadio T

"Finished Book One. Now on to the second. It's hard to believe a book so good was FREE!"
-- TheAtomicHouse

"Excellent book"
-- NightwolfRD

"Great fan fiction providing a plausible back story to the BSG Kobolian gods, and the legendary Thirteenth Tribe. It meshes well with the established story, though some parts were spotty, such as the origin of the gods, and who the humans were on Kobol before the gods came on scene. Perhaps that will be covered later? (Ed.: yes.) Looking forward to the next in the series."
-- Anonymous

"I have to say, I didn't expect much from a free book from B&N, but this is definitely a fun, well-written piece of fan fiction that any BSG fan should enjoy."
-- Richard L

"Excellent read for Battlestar Galactica fans. The author has put much thought and has effectively tied Roman/Greek mythology to create an interesting tale that is an easy read."
-- Eric

"Surprisingly a really great book. Does a great job of expanding on the mythology of BSG while maintaining the same tone and themes."
-- Michael

"A must for Battlestar Galactica fans."
-- Rochelle

"Can't beat it for free, good story a little long but I will read the other books in the series, it kept me wanting to read more."
-- Emc2384

"Wow this is a labor of love..... i just read the first book, and cannot believe it was offered as a freebie. This, to me, was worthy of major publisher attention and release. I found the series by accident while foolimg with a Nook app that listed free (and not so free) Nook books. I'm glad i did. The maps look great.

I'm done typing i have book 2 to begin."
-- Mike F

"This is possibly one of the best pieces of fan fiction I've ever read -- but then again, I'm a devout fan of Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica TV series, so take that for what it's worth. If, like me, you were disappointed with the unanswered questions and stunted plot lines at the end of the award-winning BSG series, you'll enjoy this story of the "gods" of Olympus on ancient Kobol.

The Lords of Kobol draws heavily on the phrase, "All of this has happened beofore, and all of it will happen again," from BSG's book of Pythia. And it holds true to many of the themes that made BSG such a great series, including the nature of sentience (both biological / human and artificial / cylon) and how societies justify war and violence.

The book also does a great job tying in quite a bit of Greek mythology in a clever, but humorous way that makes you wonder about the humble origins of our own religions. Putting BSG aside, Edward T. Yeatts III deserves credit for exceptional storytelling and character development. The individual stories of the "Lords" begin with the familiar, distant personae of the Greek gods. But they evolve into all too human stories of sometimes reluctant gods who are surprised, or even disgusted, at their own worship.

You won't look at Greek mythology, or even Battlestar Galactica mythology, quite the same way after reading this book. And if you make it to the end, you'll likely do what I did: immediately download and read the sequels."
-- Dan P

Lords of Kobol - Book One: Apotheosis can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, Versent BooksB&N and Sony.  All for free.

4.5 out of 5 stars on iTunes
4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
4 out of 5 stars on B&N

5 out of 5 stars on Kobo

"The follow up to the first book kept up a cracking pace, very insightful and filled in so many gaps, I've recently Beemer re-watching BSG and a lot more makes sense now. I promised myself I would savour this one but I couldn't put it down until it was finished. Hopefully ( no pressure ) there will be more, I've really enjoyed reading both of them as there hasn't been much written novel wise in the BSG universe. I would be happy to see them published and pay for the pleasure of reading these. Thanks again"
-- wombatjedi

"It's fantastic! I can hardly put it down."
-- BlessedPsycho

"Easily the best of the trilogy."
-- John B

"Absolutely amazing gives a great insight into the "bigger" bsg story. Well worth reading."
-- Mossley

"Good author, your attention to detail is just phenomenal. Thanks for sharing such an awesome treasure trove of insight, and a cool online tool/resource while you're at it! You've really thought this out. I enjoy seeing how much work and time you've put into carefully drawing from Earth cultures to really get the same type of flavor as the 'original new BSG' did."
-- Joe K

"A great book for sap suckin tree huggin hippies. Theire is only one God you queer author. The auther is a fag who has never played a sport in his life. And for all you non believers go crap in your mouth fags. The book sucks major nuts. Dont get it. Overall rank is gay fagtorium."
-- Super Swag

"Best one"
-- Anonymous

"Delving even farther back into the start of all the events that led up to the re-imagined TV series, “Book Two: Descent” does not disappoint. I’ve always had an interest in the ‘Lords of Kobol’ and Mr Yeatts has spun a mesmerizing yarn in this book about their ‘Great Experiment’."
-- Vosges1945

"I'd give it six stars if I could, but I already gave Book 1 five stars.

Big flashback to the begining of the gods reign over Kobol and it's filled with scheming by Prometheus against Zeus, a gut-wrenching scene and a tremendous battle scene. I will say I was glad the author included the map."
-- MarcusMaximus

"Each book gets better and better. Looking forward to starting the 3rd book!"
-- w!L G

"I just finished book 2. Another great work!"
-- JForrestp

"Wow, and ok I'm ready for three. Seeing how this has happened before and will happen again why do I have to wait?"
-- oilfielddoc

Lords of Kobol - Book Two: Descent can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, Versent BooksB&N and Sony.  All for free.

4.5 out of 5 stars on iTunes
4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
4 out of 5 stars on B&N

5 out of 5 stars on Kobo

"Couldn't put it down!  I need more!"
-- oilfielddoc

"I LOVE the Trilogy and the many twists & turns it takes us."
-- CylonModel7

"I am a huge fan of Battlestar Galactia and the short-lived Battlestar prequel show, Caprica. These three books really satisfied me as a fan. I always wanted to know the back story Kobol and the people who lived there. The basic story is about a civilization in decline and the Lords who try to maintain it. Many parts of the BSG series are explained throughout the trilogy. I highly recommend these books to any fan of the series."
-- Forrest

"Interesting ending to the pre-Battlestar Galatica tale.

Now I want to watch all the Galatica and Caprica series with this new background."
-- Anonymous

"Having read these books, I now feel I know those people much better. This has been a delightful bit of fan fiction, while not canon, would still fill out the BSG back story in an immense way."
-- Anonymous

"A satisfying end to the series. Lots of tie-in with the television show came to fruition, and the story had more of a feel of urgency than the previous two. Great read!"
-- ShaunC

"It's a wonderful story that "feels" like canon even though it isn't."
-- David B

"I have just finished reading Lords of Kobol, book 3. Coming to the end of a 'pleasant journey' brings a form of sadness. You spin a good tale. I shall remember your name."
-- Marshall

"The way you've organized the timeframe w naturally occurring, fluidly organic events is great."
-- 13thLFoN

"The best of the series.

The Final Exodus ends the series on a high note, bringing all of the points to conclusion and answering many of the questions that rose during the series. Yeatts paints an interesting world, and realistic characters to inhabit it."
-- Kyle M

"Awesome, awesome series. So sad this is the last book. Looking forward to reading the others if they ever get written."
-- w!L G

"This was such a great series.  I thoroughly enjoyed the pre-history of Kobol and it has me jonesin' to watch BSG again."
-- Keith H

"I just finished book 3. This is Amazing work!"
-- JForrestp

"There were so many things going on at once that I was afraid I'd get lost or the story would get too convoluded. That didn't happen. It's well structured and the story unfolds very nicely. More great action, more drama with the gods and humans, too. I'm going to rewatch the show now to see how everything connects.

A great series for BSG fans."
-- MarcusMaximus

"I have enjoyed books 1,2 & 3. I wish these had been made into a television series before the Galactica series."
-- donslar

"I have made it through book three, and am getting ready to read book 4 tonight, I must say.. Excellent :) Very well written.."
-- Joe T

Lords of Kobol - Book Three: The Final Exodus can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, Versent BooksB&N and Sony.  All for free.

4 stars out of 5 on iTunes
4 stars out of 5 on Goodreads
4 stars out of 5 on B&N

4 stars out of 5 on Kobo

"I'm a fan of the first three books and this is a very different take. The author said in the forward that he wanted to try different plot turns and use a different narrative tone and he certainly did. Reads very much like Tolkien and has a different story than Books 1-3."
-- Anonymous

"I liked Books 1-3 very much and I know that this one is an "alternative universe" version of what the author did in the trilogy.

I enjoyed it. The writing style sounds almost biblical with the grammar and word choice, but I picked up on it pretty quickly. While many of the characters are the same (the gods), the story is very different and even the end of the world plays ouot differently than it did in the trilogy.

Worth reading if you want more BSG in your life."
-- MarcusMaximus

"Enjoyable. Very good."
-- Anonymous

Lords of Kobol - Book Four: Tales From Ancient Days can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for FREE at Smashwords here.  Also available at iTunes, Kobo, Versent BooksB&N and Sony.  All for free.

"For any fan of BSG (Battlestar Galatica) this is a must read. It taps into the BSG mythos and expands the back story of the 12 colonies and their life on Kobol in particular the Gods. I don't want to give any of the story away but I urge all fans and even those with only a passing knowledge of the TV series to read this and the other 3 books.

Well written, a proper page turner and at an unbelievable price. Rather then a free lunch it is more like a free banquet."
-- Mark Simmons

"Your 4 books are a joy to read."
-- CYLONmatrix

"A must for any fan of Battlestar lore."
-- Patrick

"I loved the new spin for the whole series on how the Gods came to be. I loved all the books. The plot and storyline were great"
-- Cathy

"I have read all the books in this series and it put to paper thoughts I already had in my mind. If you liked Battlestar Galactic you will love these books. ... Kudo's to the author and think they should make this a movie or a series. it is a must read."
-- Penny

"If you dig #Caprica & #BSG, his exploration of the mythos will blow your mind. Read his books and enjoy"
-- WeirdArchives

"I´ve just finished reading your first trilogy (I´m gonna start the 4th book today) and I´m writing to you in order thank you for these outstanding novel.  It was really brilliant!"
-- Rubens

"If you are a fan of the BSG franchise, then the whole trilogy will appeal to you! I had a quiet winter break and delved into all 4 over break form college and finished them all. Even without a background of BSG knowledge, if you have a knowledge of Greek and Roman political and religious structure, you should also find these books very entertaining!"
-- Anonymous

"They're great!"
-- shortstack81

"First: I am a fan of the BSG series (though, I didn't see much of Caprica). The Lords of Kobol books were quite fun reading -- the tie-ins with Greek mythology were very clever and well-done. The story itself provided a very readable back-story to the BSG (and Caprica) television series. Highly recommended for BSG fans -- those not familiar with BSG may find themselves scratching their heads in bewilderment at times, as well as miss some fantastic tie-ins with the show."

"Remember the feeling you got when BSG was over? That's the same feeling I had when I finished the Lords of Kobol trilogy. They were the kind of books that you really don't want to end. So length would not bother me at all for book 5. Thanks again for all the work you are putting into this. I love these books!"
-- Anon.

"it is clear the amount of work you put into them and that shines through"
-- yuecake

"We did like them, actually a lot! good times :-) (+ we like uniquely bound LOK copies LOL)"
-- @twinsthings

"Loved it!! Answered lots of questions from the Battlestar Galactica series now I'm watching them again."
-- Artbeat

"I loved the Battlestar Galactica series and felt a bit lost when it was finished, so the books are a welcome return without being a rehash. I enjoyed how the author, as well as the writers of the TV series, played with the legends of Greek mythology. I never got into Caprica but might take a second look after finishing this series."
-- Anonymous

"I find them thorough, insightful, and informative"
-- MzSnowleopard

"This is a fantastic series of books. They capture the philosophical and religious tone of the TV show perfectly, while enhancing it with complex characters and histories. Highly recommend!"
-- Jason Tiearney

"So this book series isn't a book series that i would typically read, but this series turned out to be really good. I would recommend this series."
-- Anonymous

"I enjoyed Battlestar and I looked with anticipation at your ebooks.  I enjoy your writing style. It reminds me of the Herbert's style in the Dune series. The short and precise chapters help the story flow quickly. Anyway, just a note of thanks for writing such an excellent series of prequals to Battlestar G."
-- Ron P

"Your books are amazing. It was a great read. I could hardly put them down!"
-- Auston

"As always, you are very cool."
-- Anonymous

"As a fan of the reinvisioned Battlestar Galactica TV series, I was pleased when I discovered that this and it's companion books had been written, delving into the vaguely described story about Kobol and the Thirteenth Tribe. The story was as entertaining to me as the TV series was, and remained true to its spirit. With vivid characters and an engaging story interwoven with elements seen in the TV series, this novel draws you easily back into the BSG universe and fills the gap left over from the series conclusion. I highly recommend this set of novels to anyone that loved the reinvisioned Battlestar Galactica series; you will not be disappointed."
-- Twan Fox

-- Josh S

"Wow! Why aren't you selling them? These are good!"
-- JForrestp

"Best fan fiction I've ever read."
-- Jason Levi

"Loved the trilogy. Didn't know I was reading Scrolls until third one. All 3 read in 2 days. Thanks again."
-- Anonomouse

"These have all been read before, these will all be read again ..."
-- J Stiffler

"This series is going down as one of my favorites. This was a very interesting and enjoyable read. I didnt think i would like it at first, but by the end i really liked the series. This is a keeper."
-- Anonymous

"Excellent job, great writing style. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the books!"

4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon
4.5 stars out of 5 on B&N
4.5 stars out of 5 on Goodreads

5 stars out of 5 on Kobo

"I bought this because I enjoyed the author's Lords of Kobol Battlestar Galactica books and I was surprised at how much I liked this one, too. Sometimes the action gets murky when you're keeping track of the cavemen and dinosaurs, but he makes it work out. And being from Balitmore, it was fun seeing the flashbacks with the main character."
-- MarcusMaximus

"Loved it! Well written and held my interest throughout the book. One of those hard to put down books that you wish would never end!"
-- Bernie

"Overall enjoyed reading it and didn't put it down for long. Time travel is always interesting so I enjoyed the author's take on it."
-- Dan C

"I really enjoyed this book.  People and strange creatures displaced in time."
-- Doc

"A very quick read. Lots of action with dinosaurs, a robot and other crazy things. I was surprised at how invested I became in the cavemen who have their own language. The ending isn't really a surprise but it was fun to get there anyways."
-- Anonymous

Displaced can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for 99¢ at Smashwords here.  Also available at B&N, Kobo, Versent BooksiTunesSony and Amazon.

4 stars out of 5 on Amazon
5 stars out of 5 on B&N
5 stars out of 5 on Goodreads

5 stars out of 5 on Kobo

"If you are looking for a fast paced, horror filled zombie book, then this is not the book for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a well thought out story of self growth of a boy becoming a man, then be sure to check out Diary of a Second Life.

The story is set far in the future - around 300 years after the end of the world and life as we know it. Wess Marin is a boy about to turn sixteen who lives in a small village of approximately 100 people or so. The people live a simple life down in tunnels for the most part - sheltered from the sun. No, they aren't vampires, but being in the sun increases their hunger levels for food to such extremes that they will starve if they stay out for too long.

Wess has never been outside the walls of his keep and doesn't know what exists except for what he sees each day. He is just finishing school and is now expected to "bond" with Remi, his second cousin, to perpetuate society through having children and becoming a watcher - a person who walks the walls to protect the community from the "terminals" which are basically zombies. Terminals can be people or animals or even insects - ick!
Wess has decided that he is going to go in search of others who may be working on a cure for the sickness and find what he is searching for as a person.

The story covers his journey - what he finds outside the walls, who he encounters, and what he learns about himself as a person.
Wess is the only character that is truly developed but that works out fine for the book as it is his path to discover that the story is about. The rest of the characters are truly supporting ones that interact at the level necessary to help Wess on his journey.
A thoughtful read and different take on what happens when the world ends. I would recommend this for a change in pace from the "normal" zombie books."
-- RandiTS (spoilers redacted)

"The book was interesting and kept me reading to the end ... I always wish for more exploration of the "old" world in these kind of book, for the most part they get from A to B without any. Different communities of people, living different kinds of lives in 300 years.
A good bargain for a good story."
-- Dennis

"At first I had some doubts about this novel but they were truly unfounded. I started reading a little of the story, then a bit more only to find that I'd finished the thing in very short order. The story kept me stuck to each word and was incredibly easy to finish. I finished it a little too fast because this story is worth savoring every paragraph. The journal format of the novel gave the story a feel similar to that of "Dracula." The diary also gave the reader a more personal connection to the narrator.
The characters were fascinating too. It starts off with the voice of a fifteen year old boy and then adds more people along the way.  ...  I found the characters realistic and genuine. There isn't anything cookie cutter or contrived about them. Excellent character crafting!

"Diary of a Second Life" was a great read and one of most creative stories of the post-apocalyptic genre."
-- Lori Bowland, Living Dead Media (spoilers redacted)

Diary of a Second Life can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for 99¢ at Smashwords here.  Also available at B&N, iTunes, Versent BooksSony, Kobo and Amazon.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
5 out of 5 stars on Kobo

"Thank you for writing that story! It's not often adult fiction has a plot or is written intelligently, with humor. I stumbled upon it on probably the first day it was released on SmashWords and it was a pleasure to read.
While I see you plan to work on similar tales, I'm concerned that as short stories they won't allow for decent character development. I also feel short stories just don't build properly, which Sexcalation happily did.

Finally, I applaud your choice of pricing the book reasonably. Too many extremely short works are priced foolishly high. I've got to give you credit where credit is due.

Good luck with your upcoming projects. If they are in a similar vein, I definitely plan on reading them."
-- RichSz

Sexcalation can be downloaded in just about every imaginable format for $2.99 at Smashwords here.  Also available at B&N, iTunes, Versent BooksKobo and Amazon.

5 out of 5 stars on Smashwords
4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads

"Thought this was a great little story, the cover art is awesome and reminiscent of Sin City and various other film noir classics. The writing style is original and evocative, the imagery great. The story itself reads like a cross between Dick Tracy and Kick Ass with plenty of action, intrigue and some hot sex. Everything a discerning guy could want in short. Oh and hot women."
-- Mikey Lee Ray

"Enjoyed this and will definitely recommend it. Great action and liked the way the steamy parts were written, hot."
-- James Riddel

The Red Kick can be downloaded in its entirety for just $2.99 from Amazon here.

Thanks for indulging me.  I hope you all stick around because there's more to come.  Lots more.