Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Daily Kindle Bargain - Gabriel's Redemption by Steve Umstead

Gabriel's Redemption by Steve Umstead is available on Kindle for just 99 cents.

Book 2, Gabriel's Return, will be released later this month!


Can a disgraced Special Forces soldier find redemption, and will redemption cost him more than just his own life?

North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel was dishonorably discharged after losing his covert team on a far off world called Eden. Now, he’s being offered an opportunity to command a new team, on a new world, with a new mission, but the true motives behind the mission are unclear.

From the decaying Caribbean to politically-charged South America, from the slums of Mars to a tiny colony on a planet six hundred light years from Earth, Gabriel's Redemption follows the disgraced Commander Gabriel as he leads a Special Forces team to an ice-bound world. Their given mission: to eradicate a drug cartel that is producing a highly-addictive stimulant brutally extracted from the bodies of the native inhabitants. Upon arriving, Gabriel and his team find the mission isn't exactly what it appeared to be, and that they weren't the only force dispatched to the planet.

Gabriel’s Redemption is a near-future military science fiction story of a personal journey seen from the perspective of a soldier who has lost everything; one who desperately needs to redeem himself not only in his government’s eyes, but also his own. Interstellar action and political intrigue mix with one-on-one battles on the surface of a frozen planet in this exciting tale of salvation. Approximately 66,000 words.

From the Reviewers:

"The creation of future technology is brilliant. Everything from the infrastructure, weaponry, and transportation is presented in a way that is logical. I am impressed with Umstead’s creativity, especially when he goes into the manner in which the government actually made the soldiers themselves into weapons by increasing the potential of their natural abilities."
--Shenandoah Rae Sleasman

"Umstead has created a futuristic world I look forward to exploring in further adventures. He paints a wide picture--a matte painting, if you will--that sets the tone both for humanity's future and the far-off world of Poliahu. The character-rich story is non-stop adventure (think Jason Bourne travels the stars) and a completely immersive read. Fantastic character development, 'Lord of the Rings' style scenery, and an attention to detail that was a pure joy to experience."
--R.B. Wood

About the Author:

Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. After a successful stab at National Novel Writing Month, he decided to pursue his dream more vigorously...but hasn't given up the traveling.

Steve lives in scenic (tongue-in-cheek) New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and several bookshelves full of other authors' science fiction novels. Gabriel's Redemption is his debut science fiction novel.

Click here to download Gabriel's Redemption (or a free sample) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.