Images of Draconian Ships that will appear in The Starwarden

21 03 2012

This is a Draconian Carrier Class Mother Dragon. This ship has rotating sub-light engine “wings.” The fighters and bombers leave through the bottom of the ship were there are multiple fighter and bomber bays.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a standard Draconian Fighter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This images have been provided by my new artist Thomas Peck.





On Sale

6 03 2012

The Zochtil is currently 25% off at smashwords.com, but only until Sunday. So please take advantage of this offer.





Gunship: First Strike!

26 02 2012

For all of you who are into science fiction I’ve got a great new game to show you. Steve Wood is in the process of publishing a game called Gunship: First Strike! It is a tactical space combat game without the crazyiness of a hexagon board.

Box Cover

Not only does this game eliminate hexagon boards, but it also allows the players to customize their ship. The base box will come with three different weapons : Blaster Cannons, Ion Cannons, and Thruster Bombs. If you back the project now on kickstarter you will get receive the upgrades expansion. Which will come with Heavy Blaster Cannon, Bomb Bay, a Fighter Ace, and a handful of other cards. As a kickstarter supporter you will also receive the x-perimental weapons: Auto-Blaster Cannon, Weapons Generator, Ion Bombs, Deffense Turret, Homing Missile, and the Heavy Ion Cannon.

For more information check out Steve’s website or the kickstarter page for Gunship: First Strike!

Check out the awesome artwork!

The Green Gunship





Starwarden

15 02 2012

Just wanted to give y’all an update.

Book 2 in the Almek Manning series, the Starwarden is scheduled for release in June. I finished the second draft yesterday. I will spend the next month working on book three, at which point I will switch back to the Starwarden and begin the final editing process.

Sneak Peak at Book 2: The Starwarden

Part 1: The Academy

Part 2: Dalton Space Force

Part 3: The Starwarden

Also I pay tribute to Robert Heinlein again in this book. One of the ships that Almek Manning serves on is the Robert Anson Heinlein, a Fast Cruiser Carrier.

 

On another note, I am up to four reviews. I’ll post the fourth later.





Third Review

2 02 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting read., February 2, 2012
By Carol Blackhurst (Orlando, FL USA)
This review is from: The Zochtil (Almek Manning Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

As a life-long fan of science fiction, I found “The Zochtil” to be a very entertaining. The characters are engaging and interesting. The story is a fast-paced, action-packed experience. Mr. Dalley weaves many new and intriguing sci-fi aspects into his tale. A great beginning to a sure to be thrilling series.





My Second Review

26 01 2012

****

Great Talent

The Zochtil is the debut novel of J.A. Dalley and is a great read. From start to finish Dalley keeps you pulled into the story, wanting to know what’s coming next.
Although he credits this as a Military Sci-Fi, I believe anyone will enjoy this great book. I can’t wait to read his sequels, and maybe a prequel.





The Zochtil finally reaches Barnes and Noble

6 01 2012

My book, the Zochtil, is now available at Barnes and Noble’s website! The link has been added to the Get the Books tab and can also be found below.

The Zochtil at Barnes and Noble

Thanks and I hope you Enjoy The Zochtil!





Publishing Day!

1 01 2012

My book is now for sale on amazon.com, smashwords.com, and goodreads.com. It should be available on Barnes and Noble shortly.

Jump to the Stars! Join the Solar Fleet!

The Solar Fleet faces just two problems: one, the alien blockade that prevents any ship from leaving the solar system, and two, the United Monarchy of Europe, which is tying up most of the Solar Fleet’s resources, thus preventing them from attacking the blockade.

Almek Manning is eighteen and wishes to join the Solar Fleet as a midshipman and train at the Academy. However, Almek has a few problems of his own to overcome before he can go to the Academy, the first of which is to escape from a United Monarchy of Europe detention facility.