More by Michael La Ronn
The year 2067: Obesity becomes the #1 killer of humanity. People are dying younger than ever, and doctors are powerless to stop the pandemic. The only salvation is an experimental treatment—a virtual game called Moderation Online, where patients live in a fantasy kingdom with vegetable characters that subconsciously teach humans how to make better choices in life.
Kendall Barnes is the newest entrant in this idyllic world. African-American, obese, diabetic, and a survivor of a heart attack, the game is his last chance at a normal life.
But as doctors download him into the game, hackers inject a virus into the world—an evil civilization of processed foods whose sole goal is to destroy everything in the game by brainwashing humans and slaughtering vegetables. Kendall falls under their spell.
When game developers introduce a patch to challenge the virus—a group of terrorist vegetables who fight back against the processed foods—Kendall finds himself in the middle of an epic food fight when the vegetables take him hostage. But he questions everything when he discovers that maybe the vegetables aren’t the bad guys after all.
Food City is the first book in Michael La Ronn’s Moderation Online series, inspired by Final Fantasy and JRPGs. With a fast-paced story, fun characters, and lots of action, Moderation Online is mouthwateringly cool.
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Kendall experiences the world outside New Eaton for the first time, and it’s even more dangerous than he expected.
Brocc struggles to accept the truth about what really happened to his sister.
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But the team isn't having much success.
It's going to take something drastic to stop the processed foods from taking over the world…and something drastic is on its way.
Delicious Zeal is the third and final book in the Moderation Online series, and the most epic food fight ever. Click now to buy your copy today!
The year is 2300. Humans and androids live in peace after a devastating singularity and years of war.
Xandifer "X" Crenshaw is an android special agent who hunts down rogue androids and dismantles them. No one evades him for very long.
When a fellow android agent goes maverick and starts a killing spree, this time it's personal. And if X doesn't disable his foe swiftly and silently before the press finds out, it will shatter the alliance between humans and androids forever.
X and his human partner, Shortcut won't rest until this mission is complete---unless they end up dead first. If you love science fiction thrillers, then grab your copy of Android Paradox today!
Petty Officer Grayson McCoy's last mission in the Galactic Guard is simple: intercept a mysterious spaceship at the galaxy border.
When Grayson discovers the criminals onboard the ship are human traffickers carrying human cargo, he risks his life to save a group of strangers he's never met.
That's when the real bad guys show up.
Stranded behind enemy lines, the fate of twelve innocent people rest on what Grayson does next. So does the fate of the galaxy.
As an interplanetary real estate agent, she dreams of owning her own planet one day. She's one sale closer to getting the life that she wants--all she has to do is sell, sell, sell.
For sale: A fixer-upper Earthlike planet on the edge of the galaxy.
The buyer: A religious sect seeking a home from persecution.
The deal is all but done, until Keltie takes them on a planet tour.
Turns out the planet isn't as empty as Keltie thought--and visitors aren't welcome.
Phantom Planet is the second book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series.
The team struggles to recover after a devastating attack by the Planet Eaters. Florian begins his unstoppable rise to power. The galaxy finds itself under attack by two long-time enemy races. Nothing is certain, and nothing is promised.
But the mavericks won't give up. And they won't rest until they stop Florian Macalestern and restore peace.
The final battle will determine the fate of the entire galaxy.
Horizon Down is the ninth and final book in the Galaxy Mavericks series. Buy now to see how it all ends!
They came from different walks of life, but an evil alien race united them together. Now the Galaxy Mavericks must fight for the safety of the galaxy, and the first step is finding Florian Macalestern.
The fight won't be as easy as the team thinks.
And the spoiled tycoon has more than a few tricks up his sleeve.
Planet Eaters is the eighth book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn.
The alliance between humans and androids is fractured…will it break forever?
It has only been hours since the android attack on the world government capitol. Despite being driven away, the evil android engineer behind the attack, Jeanette Crenshaw, begins amassing her metal army, with dreams of an android-only world.
Crenshaw declares terrorist attacks every hour on the hour unless X hands over his legendary black box that contains untold secrets left by his creator, secrets that could destroy the world.
X won't give in, and he won't tolerate his city being held hostage. He races around the clock (and the city) to dismantle Crenshaw's android soldiers before they take more lives.
X won't rest until his mission--world peace--is complete. Unless he ends up dead, first.
All he had to do was pick up some trash, dump it into a local red giant and make some money to pay the mortgage.
But when Eddie finds an abandoned ship in the garbage--and a dead body inside, his mundane job turns into a fight for his life when the killer discovers him.
The dead body holds an evil secret. One that could destroy the galaxy--and Eddie's family.
Garbage Star is the fourth book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn.
For Special Agent Devika Sharma, it's not her normal line of work, but it's personal. So much that she would risk her job for justice.
When she hunts down the kingpin of the operations, he shoots her ship out of space. She crashes on a deadly jungle planet with no food or water.
And there's a deadly foe on her trail.
Zero Magnitude is the third book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn.
Florian Macalestern has an easy life. With several trillion dollars in the trust fund, an army of servants, and a vindictive personality, he's all but certain to succeed his aunt as CEO of the family mega-corporation.
Then he can crush his opponents, accumulate power, and take over the galaxy, one dollar at a time.
But he wasn't always evil.
Orbital Decay is the seventh book in Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn. It's the story of Florian's rise to evil, and the deterioration of a young man who once held so much promise.
He's the mysterious cyborg known only as "Smoke," a deadly assassin who doesn't know who he is or where he came from.
His life is a montage of darkness, one with no memories.
Now he's wanted for murder, with no recollection of why he shot a dozen people in a jungle airport.
And the police won't stop until he's behind bars.
Solar Storm is the fifth book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn. It's the story of six ordinary people from different walks of life who must band together to save the galaxy.
Michiko Lins is a Galaxy Corps volunteer, a disaster response team assembled to help after emergencies. She joined to take her mind off dropping out of nursing school, and to avoid her parents' wrath.
When a moon in the galaxy mysteriously disappears after an alien attack, she signs up to help the survivors. She makes some good friends along the way.
But it turns out that moons aren't the only things disappearing.
Rogue Colony is the sixth book in the Galaxy Mavericks space opera series by Michael La Ronn. It's the story of six ordinary people from different walks of life who must band together to save the galaxy.
An old friend from the past helps Dark prepare for his rise to power and glory again.
But there is always a price to pay for revenge. And Dark is ready to pay whatever it takes.
The world is about to find out why the ancients called him Dark the Wicked…
Old Wicked is the third and final book the epic fantasy series The Last Dragon Lord.
The old dragon lord's body is frail and broken, and he is locked away by Lucan Grimoire for the safety and security of the world. But his thirst for revenge has only grown stronger.
Dark dreams of escaping so that he can get his revenge against the dragons that betrayed him. Nothing will stop him.
But the world outside his cage is stranger and deadlier than Dark ever imagined.
Old Evil is the second book the epic fantasy series The Last Dragon Lord.
When two equally intelligent androids face off against each other, who wins?
The year is 2300. Humans and androids live in peace after a devastating singularity and years of war.
Xandifer "X" Crenshaw is a special agent android for the United Earth Alliance. His job is to track down rogue androids and destroy them to keep the world safe.
When another android agent goes maverick and starts a killing spree, the fallout could shatter the alliance between humans and androids forever. X hunts him down, but what seems like a simple operation turns weird fast when X discovers that he's up against something far more sinister that is just as intelligent as him. And whatever it is, is also holds the key to X's forgotten past.
The future belongs to humans and androids...or is that a paradox?
X and Shortcut pursue their foe to the Badlands, a desert area rampant with deadly android hunters. With no technology to protect them, they have to rely on an unlikely guide.
If the bad guys find the secret to unlocking the frozen city of androids, goodbye world.
This is the conclusion to Michael La Ronn's Android X series, full of fast-paced action, androids, and thrills.
The Android Winter is here. Buy now to see how it all ends!
Old Dark is a viperous dragon lord who rules the world with brute force. For two hundred years, he and his dragons have terrorized humanity, forcing it to pay tribute or die.
Dark's palace of blood and bone sits on caverns of treasure. He's stockpiled all the world's magic for his own personal use, making him akin to a god.
There is another dragon in Dark's inner circle who wants Dark's power and fortune for himself. And if Dark doesn't stop his own overthrow, he'll suffer a fate far worse than death.
But Dark won't fall easily. There's a reason the ancients called him Dark the Wicked…
Old Dark is a different kind of dark fantasy, told through the eyes of a blood-thirsty dragon. Readers who like antiheroes, the Age of Fire series, and Smaug from Lord of the Rings will love this heart-pounding story of power, revenge, and true evil.
Against my best judgment, I agree to help a woman whose nightmares are becoming reality. Whatever she dreams, it happens. And it usually involves people dying.
When she dreams of mass death at the city's busiest subway terminal, I race against the clock to stop it from happening.
Only a dream mage can figure out what's causing the nightmares. But this woman's dreams are the craziest I've ever seen.
I need serious help. And it might involve a little dark magic…
Nightmare Stalkers is the heart-pounding Book 2 in bestselling author Michael La Ronn's Magic Trackers series.
I'm a dream mage. I can control your dreams, manipulate your darkest desires, and destroy your mind from the inside out---all while you sleep.
For the last two years, I've protected innocent people like you from demons who feast on dreams.
When demons show up on my doorstep one snowy night, so does someone dangerous from my past.
Someone that I’ve been running away from for a long time. But I’m done running.
It's time to face my past…and end the nightmare that has been haunting me all these years.
Dream Born is a fast-paced urban fantasy with a kickass African-American heroine, lovable heroes, and crazy mindscapes that you'll dream about long after you're finished reading.
Overnight, I became the city's premier dream mage when I saved it from an evil demon.
My dream reading business has been booming ever since, but other dream mages in the city aren't too happy about my sudden stardom.
Now I’m a target.
I've got to watch my back. And take it from me---the last person you want pissed at you is a dream mage.
Evil Waking is the gripping Book 3 in bestselling author Michael La Ronn's Magic Trackers series.
Theo's sole purpose is to protect his human owner, Grant. He's headstrong, brave, and will sacrifice his life if needed--especially against Stratus, a spirit of smoke and fog who emerges from under Grant's bed from time to time.
When Stratus kidnaps Grant, Theo chases him into a nightmare dimension filled with abandoned toys who live in servitude and fear.
Just when all is lost, Theo meets a traveling caravan of wandering toys who have gathered for a festival. Among them is Lucinda, another teddy bear with magical powers who agrees to help Theo sneak into Stratus's castle to save Grant.
If Theo doesn't save Grant by midnight, they will both be trapped in this nightmare world forever.
But Theo won't give up. Not now, not ever.
Theo and the Festival of Shadows is an interactive fantasy quest much like a Choose Your Own Adventure. You'll control Theo as he navigates through the Stratusphere. Read it multiple times, unlock different endings, and relive your childhood.
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The name's Bebe, and I'm a pushover.
A co-worker sabotaged my career at work, and in true Bebe fashion, I just let it happen.
I wished that I could make her pay.
Enter a demon, Ladouche, who grants me the power to get revenge with complete immunity. No cops, no jail, no nada.
Revenge feels good. Really good. But now the demon is asking for the souls of three innocent people in return for my new power. If I fail to procure the souls, then I'll lose my own.
Not quite what I bargained for…
Magic Souls is an interactive urban fantasy much like a Choose Your Own Adventure. You'll control Bebe as she navigates through Ladouche's lies and deception. Read it multiple times, unlock different endings, and relive your childhood.
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*Formerly published as How to Be Bad: A Decision Select Novel.
Life is full of challenges, and how we react to them determines who we really are.
In these short stories, unlikely characters face unique challenges that are not always what they seem:
* A Native American ignores his culture, and his ancestors inflict a hallucination upon him.
* Two deer hunters find themselves scrambling after a hunting accident goes terribly wrong.
* A woman looking for love on the Internet goes on the craziest date of her life.
* A father tries desperately to improve his spiritual relationship with his teenage son on the Las Vegas Strip—when someone unexpected shows up.
These, and many more!
This short story collection explores the space between literary fiction and fantasy. It's a return short stories as an art form.
Fortunately, creating a clean poetry book is easier than ever before. Don't fall for the myths that poetry formatting is hard.
In this step-by-step, hassle-free guide, indie poet & author Michael La Ronn walks you through how to format a collection of poetry for ebook and print. No HTML or programming required! Just Scrivener and Microsoft Word.
* Basic formatting principles and the unqiue elements that make up ebooks & paperbacks
* The tools you should be using
* How to format an ebook for Kindles, EPUB devices, smartphones, and tablets
* How to format a paperback for CreateSpace
* How to set up templates so that you don't have to pay a formatter (and save a lot of $$$)
This book also includes access to Michael's ebook & print formatting templates so you can take your books to the next level.
Buying this book will set you apart from the competition, so scroll up and grab your copy today!
There's good news. The publishing landscape has changed, and poets have more opportunities to sell their work than ever before.
And guess what? Almost no one is pursuing these options!
Navigate the New World of Poetry Publishing
Indie poet & author Michael La Ronn walks you through what it really means to be a poet in today's market, and how to use the status quo to your advantage.
In this book, you'll learn:
* What the new landscape looks like and why you should take advantage of it now
* Myths about poetry writing & common traps that poets fall into
* Why you should indie publish your next collection (and how to do it with style)
* How to think about your poetry as a business (hint: it's not just submitting to literary magazines)
* The right way to market a poetry collection without the help of a publisher
* How MFA programs and literary magazines can adapt in order to thrive in this new world
All this and much more.
NOW is the time to take charge of your writing career.
Buying this book may be the most important thing you do to reach new readers and improve your sales.
This is the self-publishing book that poets have been waiting for!
Ma c'è un ostacolo: Theo deve prima fronteggiare un gruppo di giocattoli malefici che hanno rubato le attrazioni principali del festival. Una missione che si rivelerà pericolosa e richiederà molto tempo. A peggiorare le cose, Theo scopre che se non salverà Grant prima del sorgere del sole rimarranno entrambi per sempre intrappolati nella Stratusfera.
“Il festival delle tenebre” è un nuovo e appassionante fantasy dark scritto da Michael La Ronn, un incrocio tra “Toy Story” e “Labyrinth” di David Bowie. Una corsa verso il sorgere del sole!
Esta diversa colección está al nivel de las obras en prosa de La Ronn y lo distingue como uno de los poetas más importantes de la generación del milenio.
Un nativo-americano ignora su cultura y sus ancestros le causan una alucinación.
Dos cazadores de ciervos se encuentran huyendo a toda velocidad después de que un accidente saliera terriblemente mal.
Una mujer en búsqueda del amor por medio de internet va a la cita más loca de su vida.
Un padre trata desesperadamente de mejorar la relación espiritual con su hijo adolescente en la avenida Strip, en las Vegas, cuando alguien inesperado aparece.
Éstas y muchas más. ¿Se reconciliarán con sus miedos (y debilidades) y se elevaran a la altura de los desafíos de la vida?
* Um índio americano ignora sua cultura e é atormentado por alucinações provocadas por seus antepassados.
* Dois caçadores de cervo brigam após um acidente durante uma caça malsucedida.
* Uma mulher à procura de romance pela internet tem o encontro mais louco de sua vida.
* Um pai tenta desesperadamente melhorar sua relação espiritual com o filho adolescente nas ruas de Las Vegas – quando uma pessoa aparece de surpresa. E muitos mais! Será que esses heróis serão capazes de se reconciliar com suas fraquezas e enfrentar os desafios da vida? Esta coletânea, que combina ficção literária e fantasia, retoma o conceito de conto como manifestação da arte; as histórias contidas aqui falam por si só.
Un osito de peluche debe rescatar a su dueño del cuco y enfrentar sus propios miedos a la vez.
El único propósito de Theodorus Ursabrand como osito de peluche es proteger a su dueño Grant. Pero cuando Stratus, un espíritu de humo y niebla, secuestra a Grant, Theo debe viajar a la Stratusfera, un mundo de pesadillas poblado de juguetes abandonados donde nada es lo que parece. Allí, encontrará una caravana que se ha reunido para llevar a cabo un festival, y entre sus miembros está Lucinda, otra osita de peluche con poderes mágicos que acepta ayudar a Theo a escabullirse en el castillo para salvar a Grant. Pero no todo será tan fácil: primero, Theo deberá enfrentar a un grupo de juguetes malvados que han robado una de las principales atracciones del festival, una tarea peligrosa y que le llevará tiempo. Y lo que es peor, si Theo no logra rescatar a Grant antes del amanecer, ambos quedarán atrapados en la Stratusfera para siempre. Además, Theo deberá enfrentar sus miedos y dudas a lo largo de la travesía.
Toy Story se entremezcla con Laberinto de David Bowie en esta excitante y nueva fantasía oscura de Michael La Ronn.