This page is for any of my online Minecraft friends who would like to sample one my books (or read the whole thing) free.  You can find the ebook versions on or by following the links below.  You will need to register as a user, but it is a safe site.  You can also find these books at Amazon, iBooks, & B&N, but you’ll have to pay for them there.

Astrid Maxxim and her Amazing Hoverbike

From the 180,000 acre campus of Maxxim Industries, fourteen year old girl genius and inventor Astrid Maxxim works alongside her father, Dr. Roger Maxxim, on projects to make the world a better place.  Her latest invention is a flying scooter—the hoverbike.  Is it the target of an international spy ring, or are they after secret Project RG-7, or Astrid herself?  Astrid has something bigger on her mind though—high school.  There’s a field trip coming, and the Spring Fling is right around the corner… And does Toby like her as much as she likes him?

This  is a book aimed at young people.  You can get if free at Smashwords by going here, and using the coupon code WQ86R at checkout.

The Voyage of the Minotaur

In a world of steam power and rifles, where magic has not yet been forgotten, an expedition sets out to establish a colony in a lost world.  The Voyage of the Minotaur is a story of adventure and magic, religion and prejudice, steam engines and dinosaurs, angels and lizardmen, machine guns and wizards, sorceresses, bustles and corsets, steam-powered computers, hot air balloons, and dragons.

This book is written for adults but is okay for younger people too.  You can get if free by following this link to Smashwords and using coupon code VG55Q at checkout,