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About Jason Kilgore
Web: jason-kilgore.com. Twitter: @WorldsKilgore. Jason is a multi-genre writer in speculative fiction, including horror, paranormal humor, fantasy, and science fiction. By day he is also a scientist with a global biotech company, specializing in microscopy and cell biology. He lives in Oregon and loves hiking and camping in the mountain wilderness areas and the Pacific coast. He has two teenage children, a bunch of cats, and an insatiable craving for chocolate.
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Titles By Jason Kilgore
River of Life, to your heart I confide
My lightest pleasures and darkest secrets.
Reveal to my consciousness all facets
Of emotion which waver with your tide.
In these poems can be found half a life of love won and love lost, a natural world observed and experienced, and wisdom gained ... and occasionally unheeded.
The soul is a deep valley, rounded and roughened by life’s glaciers. Its sides are steep and dry, its basin flat and lush. And throughout it life abounds.
Where does fear find you?
Eerie entities from beyond our waking world are hardly limited to decrepit mansions or forlorn cemeteries. These fourteen tales of the paranormal will usher you into unexpected settings such as the homes of young couples, a corporate office, a Christmas gathering, a yard that needs raking, and more - places you'd least expect to find ghosts, demons, angels, or exotic gods stalking the living.
Some tales will leave you laughing, such as "Purgatory's Price," in which recently deceased souls must play a game show to get into Heaven. Others conjure fear of the dark, like "Rabbit Cry," in which a young mother and her child are pitted against a murderous teen next door, arousing the attention of supernatural forces.
Prepare yourself for a paranormal roller coaster that satisfies your cravings for both horror and humor by sending you around the corner from sanity.
Does technology make you feel more connected? Are you sure?
In the not-so-distant future of this short story, telepresence droids, or "teledroids," are used in homes to interact with others, in battle as surrogate soldiers, or to visit far away locales. Gary Feltman is a young surgical specialist working from his compudesk in Chicago, performing surgeries via teledroid on patients across the globe. His important work and medical studies require constant focus and pull his attention away from family. Yet while he is connecting to others and saving their lives, the very same technology is shunned by his beloved Uncle Wallis, who lies dying from a cancer that Gary could have cured with his techniques. What would drive his uncle to make such a choice?
And in a world where technology is supposed to bring us together, why can't Gary seem to connect?
"First Nova transports you right out of this world. Fast-paced with explosive action and ample humor, Kilgore has certainly crafted a galaxy that will steal the heart of readers." -- Danielle Novotny, author of the Remade trilogy
Space jockey Dirken Nova and his cyborg companion, Yiorgos, are hired for an "easy money" job transporting a mysterious safebox between planets. It would be enough for them to finally afford their own starship again. But the gig goes sideways when galactic pirates attack. A merciless pirate captain, a tentacled mafioso, an enigmatic cult, and a femme fatale alien lover all want the package for themselves. Who's a smuggler to trust?
This space opera is a return to the beloved "zap gun" stories of the past -- a fun, exciting, and sometimes erotic romp across the galaxy!
The world of Irikara is full of adventurers, but not many live to retirement.
Alacorn the Magnificent is done with killing orcs and seeking treasure. He just wants good soil and a healthy garden.
But trouble always has a way of finding him.
The world of Irikara has many queens, but when you're queen of one of the richest nations in the world, you must watch every step.
Esebel, queen of Taxia - called the "Winter Queen" by the peasantry - maintains poise and grace and rules from behind the scenes, maintaining order where her king falters. She is not to be underestimated, for her mind is on the preservation of the line.
Walk with Esebel as she makes her rounds through the palace in this short vignette. Watch the wheels of her mind at work.
The world of Irikara is often brutal, but that doesn't mean it's loveless.
The hulking Hogroth the Merciless was renowned for his sport in the gladiatorial pits. He scoffed at the notion of love. But when his eyes met those of Filan, he knew he was in for more than blood and glory. The two soon grew beyond lust.
But no sooner had Hogroth discovered his love when Filan was kidnapped by a necromancer, the Court Mage to the king. Now the gladiator has formed a team to break into the necromancer's castle and rescue Filan. But will it be too late?
Hogroth and his team are all too familiar with blood and the clang of metal upon metal, but can they handle the mutterings of a necromancer's spell?
Irikara is a vast and dangerous world. Can two girls survive on their own?
In this short story, the first in a series, two teen girls, Talay and her cousin Shaali, defy their cultural norms and run away to the volcanic Ruined Lands in search of a flowering plant called sulfur wort, a necessary ingredient for a healing potion to be mixed by the mysterious Old Mother Aya in order to save the life of Shaali's younger sister. But the Ruined lands pose dangers that challenge hardened warriors. Are they up to such a quest? And are they willing to face the punishment for defying their patriarchal society? The outcome may surprise you.