Cressida is a planet on the verge of inclusion in the Federated Core Worlds.
To become part of FedCore space means prosperity, power and safety for those who rule. Only one thing stands in the way of that inclusion: the warring, unruly gangs of Verona City.
In order to bring the Montague Maulers and the Capulet Crushers to heel, Commander Escalus of the Verona Security Police must challenge their power through cunning and the threat of force. His task won’t be easy. And it will be made even harder by the headstrong Rom Montague and Ty Capulet.
Gangs in the street. Sex and Violence. Star-crossed lovers. Think you know this timeless tale? Think again.
Saving the World One Misfit at a Time
Action-Horror / Dark Urban Fantasy, 2011
Every city has a Dead Town... A place where the supernatural creatures of nightmare live side by side with the dregs of humanity.
Misfits abound on the wrong side of the tracks:
A drug addict selling her blood to vampires for her next hit of Voodoo Dust; A zombie longing for release but too terrified of death to give up his undead existence; A bouncer in love with a woman he can never have; Powerful wizards holding the fate of humanity in their hands.
Welcome to Dead Town. Saving the world one misfit at a time.
Time Travelling Space Opera at its Best!
Science Fiction / 252 pages / 2013
For thousands of years, the Federated Core Worlds ruled the universe. Then John Wayfinder crossed over the Terminal Horizon and into another dimension. Our universe would never be the same.
From the cities of the FedCore to alien worlds, join soldiers and assassins, walk with the holy and fear for the innocent as they collide with Terminal Horizons.
Mike Chinakos casts aside some of the conventional rules of Sci-Fi storytelling in this dazzling cross-genre journey. From the Wild West feel of Eyes of a Stranger to the H.P. Lovecraft inspired The God Below, these stories will enthrall and surprise both die-hard Sci-Fi fans and readers of multiple genres looking for well-written, fast-paced stories.
Travel across the Federated Core Worlds with these ten stories and follow John Wayfinder's mosaic journey as he battles invaders from another universe intent on conquering ours.
Mike Chinakos, author of the Hollywood Cowboys series and Dead Town, brings you nine tales of terror to keep you up at night and checking under your bed!
From the lonely roads of Route 66 to the darkest corners of the soul, Grim Highways takes you places beyond imagining. Fear fuels these stories, and the pages roll by like twisted roads on a map of mayhem.
Climb into the passenger seat, and let Mike Chinakos take you for a ride as you encounter vengeful spirits, dark intruders, ancient gods, the undead and writers living out nightmares stranger than the horrors they conjure in their imaginations.
The Road to Hell Unfolds Before You.
Rock n' Roll Will Never be the Same!
Action-Horror / Dark Urban Fantasy, 458 pages, 2010
In the late 80's Heavy Metal ruled the airwaves and crowned MTV King of Video. From L.A. to London this musical melee couldn't be stopped. Rising to the top of the scene, the Hollywood Cowboys lived like gods of thunder and rock 'n roll. Behind the music, they saved their fans, and the world, from the forces of darkness lurking beneath the neon glitter of everyday reality. Addiction, sleaze, fast cars, and demonology...
Welcome to the jungle and hang onto the saddle. The Hollywood Cowboys are about to take you for a ride!
The Hollywood Cowboys are Back in Town!
Action-Horror / Dark urban Fantasy, 364 pages, 2012
The Hollywood Cowboys return in Kiss of the Traitor-Picking up right where they left off-Kicking supernatural ass with their brand of full throttle rock 'n roll. From the stage to the grave, the Hollywood Cowboys give it their all in a roller coaster story of tongue-in-cheek action and suspense! Join them in their second adventure as they try to thwart the will of the demon once named Judas Iscariot and keep the Gate Between Worlds shut tight.
Read Mike's Steampunk story, Cosmic Doppelganger here!
Penny Dread Tales Volume IV explores the darker side of steampunk, where demons reign and the human spirit can be as unwholesome and unholy as your worst nightmare. Immerse yourself in this tome of light and darkness. Revel in the triumphs of adventurous heroes and despair in the maleficence of heartless villains, human and inhuman alike. These short stories will take you across the globe and across dimensions. You will find yourself soaring through the skies over America and Europe. You will visit the seedy underside of Seattle, the dusty plains of the southwest, and the great savannahs of darkest Africa. Within these pages are ghosts, demons, and the undead seeking to take your very soul. Necromancers feed upon the blood of the innocent. Murderers and thieves abound, and the line between good and evil blurs to nonexistence. Limitless worlds and landscapes lay within in this latest installment of Penny Dread Tales ... for it is truly Perfidious and Paranormal Punkery of Steam.
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When Jonathan Rivers left his beloved Abigail behind, he never imagined the horrors that he would face in the American Civil War. Marching into Lexington, Jonathan must face not only the Confederate Army, but their German Mercenary Allies who command war machines of advanced science and overpowering destruction. With the odds against him, Jonathan pushes on in order to return to the arms of Abigail. But as he nears Lexington the war has taken a toll on his mind and spirit, and Jonathan begins to question his own sanity, and his own chances of surviving the seemingly endless Civil War.
Based upon the lyrics and music of FuzzBot, Mike Chinakos, author of the Hollywood Cowboys Series, brings you a Gothic Steampunk short story set in the alternate history of a war gone terribly wrong.
NIWA presents stories to chill the heart and warm the soul. An old school sci-fi murder mystery in the vein of Clarke and Asimov; A mousy cubical drone with desperate hidden desires; A servant of evil hell-bent on a bargain to make himself immortal; The wasted land of the future holds more than a girl thought to find; Unannounced visitors push a wounded vet to the edge of sanity; A lonely man and a shopkeeper find faith in the smallest of articles; In war and peace, some scars never fully heal and sometimes the monster in the woods may be your only chance not to become prey. From the coffee stained, microbrew soaked Pacific Northwest comes a collection of speculative fiction from the Northwest Independent Writers Association. NIWA has assembled eight short pieces from up-and-coming local authors, ranging from stories to keep you awake at night, to tales of swords, sorcery, and humanity’s far-flung future.
NIWA's 2012 Speculative Fiction Anthology serves up eleven tales of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror paying homage to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Featuring heart-warming stories and tales to chill you to the bone, Fiction in Your Face has something for every reader of Spec-Fic and every lover of the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to the twisted minds of eleven NIWA authors. Try not to get lost in their heads and remember it's only make-believe!
On a dusty desert road, a man offers the devil a deal. In the confines of a lab, a young woman faces her demons in virtual reality. Two interplanetary art dealers get more than they bargained for when hired guns try to stop them from selling a valuable piece. When a monster comes to town, a man must unleash the monster under his own skin. In thirteen short stories, the authors of the Northwest Independent Writers Association explore the strange side of fiction and take readers to unexpected destinations.
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Mike brings you two tales of Marik Hammerhand in Revolution is My Name...
In the September 2012 issue of EFiction's Horror publication read about the Pen of Black Dreams, where a writer's obsession with an old pen takes him places he could never imagine.