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Scroll down to find as many books by Kevin Tumlinson as your little human heart can stand.*

 

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The Coelho Medallion


“Kevin has crashed onto the action-thriller scene as only an action-thriller author can: with bombastic plot lines, unforgettable characters, and enough adrenaline to keep you awake all night.” 


—Nick Thacker, author of 'The Enigma Strain' 

The Coelho Medallion


“Kevin has crashed onto the action-thriller scene as only an action-thriller author can: with bombastic plot lines, unforgettable characters, and enough adrenaline to keep you awake all night.” 


—Nick Thacker, author of 'The Enigma Strain' 

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Kevin has crashed onto the action-thriller scene as only an action-thriller author can: With bombastic plot lines, unforgettable characters, and enough adrenaline to keep you awake all night.
— Nick Thacker, Author of 'The Enigma Strain'



An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America—the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold. 

But today the COELHO MEDALLION has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind? 

DAN KOTLER is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself. 

ANWAR ADHAM has plans for a terrorist action on U.S. soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die. 

Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold. 

It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn and stop Adham's plans before it's too late. 

— 
 

HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KEVIN TUMLINSON'S BOOKS:



★★★★★ “[Kevin Tumlinson] is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking.” 
— Shana Tehan, Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

★★★★★ “There was something so fascinating about [Citadel] and the cast of characters [Kevin Tumlinson] put together.” 
— Leah Petersen, Author of Fighting Gravity

★★★★★ "I discovered Kevin Tumlinson from The Creative Penn podcast and immediately got his novel, Evergreen. I read it in like 3 seconds. It's the most fast paced story I've encountered." 
—R.D. Holland, Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ "[Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land] was a great read! I love these style of books—magic, science fiction, alternate reality. I couldn't put it down." 
—S., Amazon Reviewer

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Citadel: First Colony


AN ALIEN THREAT.

AN ENEMY WITHIN.

THE WRONG FREAKING PLANET.

 

TURNS OUT CRASHING WAS THE EASY PART.

 

 

 

 

 

Citadel: First Colony


AN ALIEN THREAT.

AN ENEMY WITHIN.

THE WRONG FREAKING PLANET.

 

TURNS OUT CRASHING WAS THE EASY PART.

 

 

 

 

 

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BOOK ONE OF THREE

It’s been more than a century since humanity escaped the overpopulation of Earth, expanding out among the stars. We’ve faced and overcome war with an alien race. We’ve survived terrorist attacks meant to end colonization. We’ve thrived despite population division, separating the wealthy from the working class.

Now for the hard part.

A lone colony of human castaways, led by a former alien enemy, finds itself at the mercy of a saboteur and a plot to end humanity’s unrestricted access to the stars. This could be the finale of the colonies and the end of a species—though which species is a little up in the air.

Everything depends on how smart—and how forgiving—humanity can actually be.

There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together.
— LEAH PETERSEN, AUTHOR OF "FIGHTING GRAVITY"
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Citadel: Paths in Darkness


A MIND DIVIDED.

A HOLLOW VICTORY.

A NEW SPECIES.

 

THE REAL STRANGERS ARE WITHIN.

 

 

 

Citadel: Paths in Darkness


A MIND DIVIDED.

A HOLLOW VICTORY.

A NEW SPECIES.

 

THE REAL STRANGERS ARE WITHIN.

 

 

 

BOOK TWO OF THREE

Against all odds, on an unchartered world, the souls of First Colony have been restored to life, and a centuries old wrong has been righted—sort of.

On the planet’s surface, a young woman struggles to reclaim her mind from the strange aftereffects of the cancellation wave. High above, the struggling colony’s last hope of going home slowly falls from orbit, and two men face death to prevent it.

And as the human colonists and their Esool captain struggle for survival, a new species emerges that can be the colony's savior—or its most dangerous enemy.

As if it needed more.

Tumlinson did a great job slowly revealing layers and building complexity in both the storyline and the characters in a consistent and methodical way.
— JOANN TAKASAKI, AUTHOR OF "LUAU LIKE A LOCAL"
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Citadel: Children of Light


A SECOND CHANCE.

AN ACT OF WAR.

A NEW  HOPE.

 

NEW LIFE. NEW RULES.

 

 

 

Citadel: Children of Light


A SECOND CHANCE.

AN ACT OF WAR.

A NEW  HOPE.

 

NEW LIFE. NEW RULES.

 

 

 

BOOK THREE OF THREE

The Citadel tower stands in ruins, while hundreds lie injured or dead. On distant Earth, a powerful madman prepares to seize control of the lightrail, in a move that will change the fate of humanity and the Esool alike.

All hope rests with a new species—represented by a young boy with unknown intentions and unlimited power. Will he be the savior of the colonies, or just speed up their destruction?

As one story ends, a universe of possibilities begins. Citadel and her crew become the pivot point of events that will echo throughout the universe, and history, for centuries to come.

This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won’t let go until you finish. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable.
— JAMES CHALK, AUTHOR OF "MEAT MARKET"
Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth.
— JOANN TAKASAKI, AUTHOR OF "LUAU LIKE A LOCAL"
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GET YOUR SHIP TOGETHER


AN ANCIENT ENEMY. A THREAT OF WAR.  AN UNEXPECTED HOPE.

ALL ON THE WRONG FREAKING PLANET.

 

 

GET YOUR SHIP TOGETHER


AN ANCIENT ENEMY. A THREAT OF WAR.  AN UNEXPECTED HOPE.

ALL ON THE WRONG FREAKING PLANET.

 

 

Click here to enter for your chance to win one of three signed copies of Citadel: Omnibus, PLUS a $50 Amazon gift card! Full details at Reign of Reads. Giveaway ends 19 May 2016, so hurry!

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There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters that Tumlinson put together.
— LEAH PETERSEN, AUTHOR OF "FIGHTING GRAVITY"

THE COMPLETE SERIES

It’s been over a century since the terrorist attack that nearly ended any chance for humanity to travel to the stars. Then there was the fifty years of war with the plant-like Esool, the rise of a powerful, cult-like anti-colonization group, and the increasing tensions between the wealthy upper class and the lower working class. 

But we’re getting better.

Except for the part where the first joint colony effort between humans and the Esool results in the colony ship Citadel crashing on the wrong planet, with no hope of returning home.

Now the struggling colony itself led by a former alien enemy, and hidden among them is both the saboteur and the most notorious terrorist history has ever known. Survival will mean pulling together and doing the impossible a few dozen times.

Unless, of course, a brand new alien species puts a stop to the whole thing. 

And the colonists thought it was a rough ride coming down.

This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won’t let go until you finish. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable.
— JAMES CHALK, AUTHOR OF "MEAT MARKET"
Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth.
— JOANN TAKASAKI, AUTHOR OF "LUAU LIKE A LOCAL"
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Colony Girl


LIES CAN TAKE YOU PLACES

Sylar just wanted to impress the guys. It wasn't until everything blew up that he figured he should rethink things.  

So he fibbed a little. Maybe he didn't acutally have a girlfriend in the Colonies. So what? 

Now, as Sylar careens out of control in a makeshift space craft, surfing a wave of debris, he's really starting to rethink some of his life choices. 

Colony Girl is a short story set in the Citadel Universe. 

Colony Girl


LIES CAN TAKE YOU PLACES

Sylar just wanted to impress the guys. It wasn't until everything blew up that he figured he should rethink things.  

So he fibbed a little. Maybe he didn't acutally have a girlfriend in the Colonies. So what? 

Now, as Sylar careens out of control in a makeshift space craft, surfing a wave of debris, he's really starting to rethink some of his life choices. 

Colony Girl is a short story set in the Citadel Universe. 

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LIES CAN TAKE YOU PLACES


Sylar just wanted to impress the guys. It wasn't until everything blew up that he figured he should rethink things.  

So he fibbed a little. Maybe he didn't acutally have a girlfriend in the Colonies. So what? 

Now, as Sylar careens out of control in a makeshift space craft, surfing a wave of debris, he's really starting to rethink some of his life choices. 

Colony Girl is a short story set in the Citadel Universe.  

— — —  

This is a quick, fast read—something you can enjoy in a single sitting but think about for the rest of your week. If you enjoy this story you'll love the rest of Kevin Tumlinson's work—including his popular science fiction series Citadeland his contemporary fantasy series Sawyer Jackson. You will also enjoy his standalone novels, such as his incredibly popular contemporary scifi thriller, Evergreen. 
 

HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KEVIN TUMLINSON'S BOOKS: 




★★★★★ “[Kevin Tumlinson] is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking.”  
— Shana Tehan, Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives  

★★★★★ “There was something so fascinating about [Citadel]  and the cast of characters [Kevin Tumlinson] put together.”  
— Leah Petersen, Author of Fighting Gravity  

★★★★★ "I discovered Kevin Tumlinson from The Creative Penn podcast and immediately got his novel, Evergreen. I read it in like 3 seconds. It's the most fast paced story I've encountered."  
—R.D. Holland, Amazon Reviewer  

★★★★★ "[Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land] was a great read! I love these style of books—magic, science fiction, alternate reality. I couldn't put it down."  
—S., Amazon Reviewer

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Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land


“Excellent YA fantasy/sci-fi series debut, with a hint of Gaiman.

—JAMIE MALTMAN, AUTHOR OF "BRUSH WITH DARKNESS"

“It's like a mashup of Hunger GamesHarry Potter, and The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.

—AMAZON REVIEWER

 

 

Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land


“Excellent YA fantasy/sci-fi series debut, with a hint of Gaiman.

—JAMIE MALTMAN, AUTHOR OF "BRUSH WITH DARKNESS"

“It's like a mashup of Hunger GamesHarry Potter, and The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.

—AMAZON REVIEWER

 

 

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READ THIS BOOK FOR FREE ON YOUR FAVORITE EREADER OR MOBILE DEVICE!

 

The Omniverse could come unravelled.
That would be bad.

At sixteen years old, Sawyer Jackson hasn’t seen much beyond his grandparents' remote Texas home, until one day he's transported to the Long Land—a strange world where everything he knows is turned upside down, and everyone he loves is suddenly in a lot of trouble.

Sawyer discovers that he's a Teth—an ancient bloodline that can see and manipulate the knotwork that weaves all of reality together.

Now he’s on the run from an enraged god, fighting vicious monsters and overcoming impossible challenges, and struggling every minute just to survive.

Sawyer could be the hero that saves everyone and everything in existence. But who's going to save him?

Excellent YA fantasy/sci-fi series debut, with a hint of Gaiman.
— JAMIE MALTMAN, AUTHOR OF "BRUSH WITH DARKNESS"
It’s like a mashup of Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.
— AMAZON REVIEWER
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Sawyer Jackson and the Shadow Strait


READY FOR ANOTHER TANGLE?

Finally, YA fantasy that doesn’t talk down to the reader! This is smart fiction, with a strong voice. It’s like a mashup of Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.

—HPB REVIEW

I found myself connecting with Sawyer, a homeschooled teen with a knack for following his curiosity and instinct, and was drawn into discovering the world of knotwork alongside him. Such a fascinating idea! 

—PAM LARICCHIA, AUTHOR OF FREE TO LEARN

 

 

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READY FOR ANOTHER TANGLE?

Finally, YA fantasy that doesn’t talk down to the reader! This is smart fiction, with a strong voice. It’s like a mashup of Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.

—HPB REVIEW

I found myself connecting with Sawyer, a homeschooled teen with a knack for following his curiosity and instinct, and was drawn into discovering the world of knotwork alongside him. Such a fascinating idea! 

—PAM LARICCHIA, AUTHOR OF FREE TO LEARN

 

 

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STUCK BETWEEN THE DARK OMNI AND A HARD PLACE.

The Long Land is a strange and dangerous place, but at the edge of the continent is a dark gap - the Shadow Strait. It is a void between realities, and no one who enters has ever been known to return.

So, of course, Sawyer Jackson and his friends and family are on their way there.

As Sawyer’s destiny, to save the Omniverse from the dark and twisted Aeodyumus, comes into sharper focus, things get fuzzy around the edges of Sawyer’s reality. Difficult choices, questionable allies, and new enemies all conspire to make it difficult to know what path to take, and who to trust.

Sawyer finds himself in yet another tangle, and this time there may be no way out.

Finally, YA fantasy that doesn’t talk down to the reader! This is smart fiction, with a strong voice. It’s like a mashup of Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and the Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.
— HPB REVIEW
I found myself connecting with Sawyer, a homeschooled teen with a knack for following his curiosity and instinct, and was drawn into discovering the world of knotwork alongside him. Such a fascinating idea!
— Pam Laricchia, author of "Free to Learn"
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WHO IS EVERGREEN?


"Smart, fun and fast-paced!"
—Kerry McQuaide, author of "Dogs Rule!"

"Great pace, fun tone, lots of interesting turns, and a satisfying ending."
—Jamie Maltman, author of "Brush with Darkness"

"I was gripped from the beginning of the tale and found myself longing to get back to the story when I had to put it down."
—Alyssa Archer, author of "Across the Veil"

WHO IS EVERGREEN?


"Smart, fun and fast-paced!"
—Kerry McQuaide, author of "Dogs Rule!"

"Great pace, fun tone, lots of interesting turns, and a satisfying ending."
—Jamie Maltman, author of "Brush with Darkness"

"I was gripped from the beginning of the tale and found myself longing to get back to the story when I had to put it down."
—Alyssa Archer, author of "Across the Veil"

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ONE TOUCH AND HE KNOWS ALL YOU KNOW

A brush of a hand, a casual bump of an arm, a firm handshake—that's all it takes for Jaylin Roland to absorb everything you know and everything you are, and you have no idea it's happening. 

Operating under the codename "Evergreen," Jaylin uses his gifts to make a living from the city's seedy underworld, but his only goal is to stay free and stay alive. He's developed a habit of constant paranoia—never sleeping in the same space twice, always disappearing into the crowded streets of Manhattan. 

When a stranger hires him to take on an impossible task for an unbelievable payday, Jaylin suddenly finds himself in a world filled with corporate espionage, international intrigue and a very real and deadly danger that could threaten billions of lives. 

There are people who know what Jaylin can do. And they will stop at nothing to control him. 

AND HIS ONLY ALLIES ARE ALL IN HIS HEAD.


"THIS IS GREAT SUPERNATURAL FICTION THAT READS LIKE A BOURNE IDENITITY BOOK." 

"IT HAS A BRISK PACE LIKE AN ACTION THRILLER, WITH A SUPERNATURAL TWIST LIKE A STEPHEN KING DEAD ZONE." 

"IT'S LIKE ROBERT LUDLUM MEETS KEVIN HEARNE. IMAGINE THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES AS AN ESPIONAGE THRILLER AND YOU HAVE IT."

"WHAT STARTS AS CORPORATE ESPIONAGE FICTION SPIRALS INTO SO MUCH MORE." 

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Think Tank


SMALL CHANGES ARE COMING

Matt Decker has a secret. Lots of secrets, actually. He also has a fascination with the way little things can have a big impact on the world. So when Decker learns that the billion dollar think tank he founded is helping the military make weapons, he pulls his stake and starts over. 

Now, with a team of three brilliant associates, and operating out of a high tech RV, Decker is out to make the world better, one tiny job at a time. 

Think Tank


SMALL CHANGES ARE COMING

Matt Decker has a secret. Lots of secrets, actually. He also has a fascination with the way little things can have a big impact on the world. So when Decker learns that the billion dollar think tank he founded is helping the military make weapons, he pulls his stake and starts over. 

Now, with a team of three brilliant associates, and operating out of a high tech RV, Decker is out to make the world better, one tiny job at a time. 

“THESE ARE FANTASTIC! IT’S LIKE HOUSE MEETS CSI, IF THEY WERE WRITTEN BY JOHN GRISHAM.”
— NICK THACKER, AUTHOR OF THE ENIGMA STRAIN

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SMALL CHANGES ARE COMING

Matt Decker had one rule for his multi-billion-dollar think tank: No weapons development. 

After his board of directors and senior partners try to do an end run around their founder, straight to a lucrative military contract, Decker decides to take his company and leave. He brings along three of his hand-picked employees, and starts something new—a think tank that focuses on making small changes that have a big impact on the world. 

And it couldn't come at a better time. 

Famed blogger Anne Marie goes missing in the mountains and forests of Vermont, while on the hunt for the rare and endangered Karner Blue butterfly. Everyone has given up hope of finding her alive. Everyone except Decker and his team. 

Using military-grade hardware and combined IQs that read like zip codes, Decker and Associates risk everything, including imprisonment and espionage charges, to try finding and rescuing Anne Marie before it's too late. 

Succeed or fail, Decker has plans to change the world, one small act at a time. But what secret is he hiding from his team? And what price could all of them pay if they fail? 


EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE

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THE RULES AREN'T FOR YOU

Decker & Associates are making a name for themselves after rescuing a popular blogger lost in the forests and mountains of Vermont. But as things calm down, it’s time to take on their next case. 

Joseph Weissman is an autistic child suffering from abuse from a trio of bullies. When he records their actions on video, the district’s zero tolerance policy makes him the criminal. Now facing illegal wiretapping charges, and the possibility of being taken from his single mother and placed into foster care, Joseph and his mother turn to Decker & Associates for help. 

Decker’s mission to make a big difference in the world through small changes is noble, but it doesn’t sit well with every member of his team. Will Decker be able to hold everything together long enough to keep a young autistic child with his mother, and out of the system? And can even a multi-billionaire with a crack team of geniuses change a bad policy before it ruins more lives? 


EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE

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THE FUTURE MAY VIOLATE COPYRIGHT

Decker and his team fight to win back the patents and the business of a green tech evangelist who could save the world. But the military may have something to say about it. 

Decker faces prison, or worse, in pursuit of this small change. Is it worth it? And what will it cost him and his team if he succeeds? Or fails? 

Episode 3 of Think Tank closes a first act and sets up a second that you will not want to miss!

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The Lucid


THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER

Adam Bolland sees it all happening, and there seems to be nothing he can do to stop it. The best he can hope for is to save his family—but humanity may need him just as much. 

The Lucid


THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER

Adam Bolland sees it all happening, and there seems to be nothing he can do to stop it. The best he can hope for is to save his family—but humanity may need him just as much. 

“THESE ARE FANTASTIC! IT’S LIKE HOUSE MEETS CSI, IF THEY WERE WRITTEN BY JOHN GRISHAM.”
— NICK THACKER, AUTHOR OF THE ENIGMA STRAIN

EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE

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there's something in the water

"For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and books like Maze Runner, who want a more 'grown up' story." 

Adam Bolland, a manager at the Colorado Springs municipal water treatment facility, is only trying to enjoy his career, family, and life. 

From the authors that brought you the science fiction best seller Citadel series and military apocalypse, techno thrillers, and post apocalyptic survival fiction thrillers... 

But when things start changing around him, he isn't sure what's going on. His wife and kids aren't acting... normal. And he realizes the problem is larger than that. His coworkers, friends, and everyone around him seem to be acting strange. 

"The Walking Dead meets books like Divergent in this wild, twisting military science fiction plot..." (Not a zombie book!) 

So he decides to take matters into his own hands, and steals some vials of a mysterious chemical from his company, embarking on a mad escape from the police, placing himself and his family in danger. 

The all-new episodic science fiction best seller series from Kevin Tumlinson and Nick Thacker 

But he must find out: What exactly is in the water?


EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE

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THERE'S NO TURNING BACK NOW

Adam is on the run, and time is running out. 

From the bestselling science fiction authors of the Citadel series and action-adventure thrillers 

His family has been taken from him, and he's working to unravel the secret that someone is hiding from him. Don't miss this action-packed second episode of The Lucid.


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Zero


Are we sure we're ready?



What if you discovered the ultimate power source—something that could redefine what it means to be human. What if you discovered, in the simplest of places, that the universe was no longer out of reach?  

And what if you learned that we've been though this before, and it didn't end well? 

ZERO is a short story about second chances, and all the risks that come with them. 

Zero


Are we sure we're ready?



What if you discovered the ultimate power source—something that could redefine what it means to be human. What if you discovered, in the simplest of places, that the universe was no longer out of reach?  

And what if you learned that we've been though this before, and it didn't end well? 

ZERO is a short story about second chances, and all the risks that come with them. 

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Are we sure we're ready?

What if you discovered the ultimate power source—something that could redefine what it means to be human. What if you discovered, in the simplest of places, that the universe was no longer out of reach?  

And what if you learned that we've been though this before, and it didn't end well? 

ZERO is a short story about second chances, and all the risks that come with them. 

— — — 

This is a quick, fast read—something you can enjoy in a single sitting but think about for the rest of your week. If you enjoy this story you'll love the rest of Kevin Tumlinson's work—including his popular science fiction series Citadel and his contemporary fantasy series Sawyer Jackson. You will also enjoy his standalone novels, such as his incredibly popular contemporary scifi thriller, Evergreen.HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KEVIN TUMLINSON'S BOOKS: 

★★★★★ “[Kevin Tumlinson] is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking.” 
— Shana Tehan, Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

★★★★★ “There was something so fascinating about [Citadel]  and the cast of characters [Kevin Tumlinson] put together.” 
— Leah Petersen, Author of Fighting Gravity

★★★★★ "I discovered Kevin Tumlinson from The Creative Penn podcast and immediately got his novel, Evergreen. I read it in like 3 seconds. It's the most fast paced story I've encountered." 
—R.D. Holland, Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ "[Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land] was a great read! I love these style of books—magic, science fiction, alternate reality. I couldn't put it down." 
—S., Amazon Reviewer

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Short Pants


Sometimes you just want something quick to read. That's what Short Pants are all about. Quick, fun reads that have the same kick as their big brothers. 

Short Pants


Sometimes you just want something quick to read. That's what Short Pants are all about. Quick, fun reads that have the same kick as their big brothers. 

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Sometimes you're just looking for something you can read in one sitting. I get it. That's why I pulled together this list of Short Pants books. Quick-and-easy reading to keep you entertained and coming back for more!

If you're looking for something with a little more meat on the bone, don't forget to check out the full listing on my Books page.


Kevin Tumlinson has this ability to make us believe in his characters. In addition to the understated precision of his style, the thing that distinguishes Kevin’s fiction is his ability with plot. He is a natural storyteller.
— Dr. James Ulmer, Houston Baptist University

Citadel: The Value of War

A Citadel Novella

SOME WARS MUST BE FOUGHT

As his officers and soldiers invade a conquered human vessel, Captain Somar of the Esool is troubled by the ongoing war. Are these two species doomed to war until one of them is extinct. 

As the humans bunker themselves on the bridge of their vessel, the Esool prepare for a protracted conflict. But the discovery of a surprising cargo changes everything. 

Now Somar will risk his very life to retrieve this cargo and bring some measure of peace to the humans and the Esool.

 


 Tin Man 

A Novella

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

The Ataxica, a brutal and chaotic enemy, has nearly wiped out humanity, leaving behind mostly young people and children. Years after that disastrous first contact, a remnant military force known as the Service represents humanity's last hope. But hope is fading fast, as the Ataxica have developed a new technology that gives them a significant advantage.

On the eve of a devastating attack, members of the Service discover a lone figure, an artificially intelligent being, floating in space. Once revived, "Tin Man" may hold the key to humanity's survival, as well as the secret of their deadliest enemy. If he doesn't destroy them all first.


2015 Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

2015 Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

EDGE

Not since the Martian and Andy Weir has there been a better science fiction combination. In parts, it reminds me of Larry Niven’s Ring World. [...] I haven’t been this thrilled since reading David Brin’s Existence. [...] In terms of sheer geeky coolness, Kevin may be the next Ernest Cline.
— HPB Review

A Novella

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

Charles Martins, prisoner number 61789, is serving time in a body suit—a prison cell that he wears 24/7. One part prison cell, one part life support system, it takes care of every biological need, provides video for re-education, and even gives him psycho therapy from an AI psychiatrist. What it doesn't do is allow him to touch or feel anything. And while it monitors his every action, it prevents him from doing anything that feels real. 

When Charles learns about the Edge—the edge of the world, maybe, or maybe the edge of some virtual reality—he volunteers for the most dangerous community service the penal colony offers. He risks life and any chance of future freedom to enter the Red Zone, where his job is to remove an ocean of zone sludge and earn time off of his sentence. 

Charles wants to escape, but he may not like what he finds on the other side of the edge. 


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Uncanny divide

Short Story Anthology

Artificial intelligence has never been this real.

We think we know what it means to be alive, but what if the rules suddenly changed? Humanity has always been at the top of the intellectual food chain, but what if we woke up tomorrow to discover that was no longer the case? 

Uncanny Divide features six tales that explore what it means to be truly alive and aware, and what happens when humanity is no longer the benchmark for intelligence. 

Authors Nick Thacker, Kevin Tumlinson, and Will Flora bring you six stories that will make you wonder, make you smile, and make you worry about what's coming next.

 


Teresa's Monster

A Novella

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

Teresa thought that being diagnosed with cancer was the worst thing that could happen to her. But as she comes to grips with the inevitable, she starts to see horrible, vicious little monsters feasting on the people around her. They cling to necks, nibble at flesh, burrow into bellies and brains, and are completely invisible to their hosts. 

What are these creatures? And are they the cause of illness and disease, or are they just preying on the weak?

Teresa is the only one who can see them, so she may be the only one who can fight them. Lucky for her, she has nothing to lose.


Two Blocks East

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

"Two blocks East." Sometimes direction comes when you least expect it.

"Two blocks East." When his beard suddenly started speaking, he felt he had no choice but to do what it said.

Two blocks east and his life changed forever.

This "Short Pants" story from Happy Pants Books is a quick and moving tale of a man getting a second chance that was as plain as the beard on his face.


The Three Reasons To Avoid Being Punched in the Face

A Novella

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

Sometimes you find yourself in the strangest places.

No one knows that better than Charlie Dustin. He's been avoiding his life for three years in every dusty church and old building in Europe. Until the day Elle finds him in a French cafe, bringing along three really good reasons for staying out of trouble.

 


Hello, World!

 Getting Gone

A Novella

Another Short Pants book from Happy Pants Books

Shawn Stewart is kind of an unusual husband.

He has high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming an incredibly wealthy inventor with a gorgeous wife. Brilliant and resourceful, and sometimes a little clueless, Shawn knows he's anything but a typical guy.

When his wife, Christine, turns out to be an ex-spy and is murdered by someone Shawn thought was a friend, he's forced to go on the run and stay one step ahead of the organization that will do anything to bury one of Christine's darkest secrets.

 


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30-Day Author: Develop a Daily Writing Habit and Write Your Book in 30 Days (or Less)


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—Justin Sloan, author of 'Creative Writing Career'

"Simple, practical, and infused with Kevin's unique brand of humor, 30-Day Author is a must-read for anyone who's ever had a book inside them."
—Rachel Parker, CEO of Resonance Content Marketing

30-Day Author: Develop a Daily Writing Habit and Write Your Book in 30 Days (or Less)


"A great resource for getting your book done fast."
—Justin Sloan, author of 'Creative Writing Career'

"Simple, practical, and infused with Kevin's unique brand of humor, 30-Day Author is a must-read for anyone who's ever had a book inside them."
—Rachel Parker, CEO of Resonance Content Marketing

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