The Juniper Tales Project

A new novel in The Juniper Wars Series is going to be released every four to six months but waiting for that next book might be rough.

To bridge the gap, I have invited other writers to write short stories in the world of The Juniper Wars, and I’m excited to share their work with you. I’ll be making them available to my newsletter subscribers and anyone interested in the series.

Here are the The Juniper Tales  Project stories. The link will drop you down to the main section.

“Boom Town” by Eytan Kollin

“The Leash” by Ian Thomas Healy

“Last Command” by Kevin Ikenberry

“Magpies” by J.D. Stone

“Ezekiel 37:23” by Mario Acevedo



Click here for Boom Town by Eytan Kollin (a zip file containing the *.mobi, *.epub, and *.PDF)

BOOM TOWN by Eytan KollinWhat happens to Mount Rushmore after half of South Dakota falls off the map? Can an entrepreneur, an outlaw, and a gay First Nation sheriff remain free when the U.S. bureaucrats come calling?

Eytan Kollin has crafted a tale which captures the true spirit of the Juniper and introduces some of the greatest characters ever to step foot on free South Dakota soil.

Eytan is a teacher of history, government and economics currently living in Los Angeles, California. His hobbies include historical reenactments, chess, and battle recreation with historical melee weapons. He is the co-author of the award-winning TheUnincorporated Man trilogy and an anthology of short stories coming soon from WordFire Press. Eytan is currently working on his first solo novel, Benjamin Franklin: Wizard for Hire, coming soon from Baen Books.

Contact Eytan at or visit his website at


Click here for The Leash by Ian Thomas Healy (a zip file containing the *.mobi, *.epub, and *.PDF)

A young boy dreams of adventure away from the dreariness of ranch life. But in the Juniper, such dreams have a dangerous way of coming true. Especially when sky pirates are involved.

Ian Thomas Healy has written a steampunk adventure and set it firmly in the world of The Juniper Wars where classic zeppelin battles have a gritty Mad Max edge.

Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He’s an eleven-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month. His original superhero fiction series, the Just Cause Universe, is popular and always expanding, with the ninth book due in spring of 2016. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes.

You can find Ian on Twitter as @ianthealy and on Facebook as Author Ian Thomas Healy. He has a website here and he founded Local Hero Press in 2011 for all your superhero story needs. Click here to be taken away!


Click here for Last Command by Kevin Ikenberry (a zip file containing the *.mobi, *.epub, and *.PDF)

LastCommandFINALA single missile tracks towards the western United States. In an underground bunker in Wyoming, Colonel Mark Devane and his crew are the final line of defense. There are certain moments in history where one person’s actions either save a country or damn it forever. Faced with the ultimate decision, how will history judge Colonel Mark Devane, his crew, and their last command?

Kevin Ikenberry’s vision of high-stakes military drama and subsequent failure reaches a vibrant climax where courage clashes with despair.

Who is Kevin Ikenberry? He’s a man who still wants to be an astronaut.  A retired Army officer, Kevin’s background in space education and operations includes managing the world-renowned U.S. Space Camp program, leading two Challenger Learning Centers, and working for more than ten years in space operations.  He is the author of the science fiction/thriller Sleeper Protocol and the military science fiction novel Runs In The Family.  Kevin’s short fiction has appeared all over the world in various publications and anthologies.  He lives in Colorado with his family.

Visit his website at


Click here for Magpies by J.D. Stone (a zip file containing the *.mobi, *.epub, and *.PDF)

The Yellowstone Knockout of 2029 forced a flood of refugees to pour out of the western United States. They got out with their lives, but left behind a wealth of copper and other materials. Those willing to risk the lawless bandits and bleak desolation of the Juniper could stand to make a fortune, but for fifteen-year-old Tymonee Cuevas, her greatest adversary might be her own father.

Stone’s high-stakes tale of family and desperation will leave you guessing until the very end.

As a kid, J.D. Stone carefully searched every wardrobe and rabbit hole and kept a weather eye out for fairies he could shake down for dust. Alas, he passed into adulthood without successfully crossing realms, save only in the daydreams that
never stopped. After years of denial, he finally agreed to record his fantasies for posterity. This is his first published story.


Click here for “Ezekial 37:23” by Mario Acevedo (a zip file containing the *.mobi, *.epub, and *.PDF)

Prophet Brother Othniel has given his followers an order: find women and find babies. Josheb, a hardened veteran and true believer, will discover a horrible secret that will break the bones of his world. Let the cleansing begin.




Mario Acevedo is the author of the bestselling Felix Gomez detective-vampire series, which includes Rescue From Planet Pleasure from WordFire Press. His debut novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Decade and was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. He contributed two stories for the award-winning horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, by Hex Publishers. His novel, Good Money Gone, co-authored with Richard Kilborn, won a best novel 2014 International Latino Book Award. Mario lives and writes in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at his website at