The Calla'cara Gambit

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rob Bartlett will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

I used to be an itinerant Star Ship Captain. Then the Sentient Ships blackmailed me into helping them Emancipate from the Mercantile Empire in return for keeping the intelligence level of my personal AI a secret.

I'm taking on bankers, lawyers and accountants, oh my! And a couple of serial killers, just to keep it spicy.

I've got a plan, a crew and a deadline. Now I just need precise execution, a little luck and a whole lot of moxy to pull this off!

Note: this book contains adult content and situations.

Read an Excerpt

“Here's the problem, Captain,” he sighed. “I no longer believe in your sincerity towards our negotiations.”

“C'mon, Archie,” I protested. “I've responded to your red line comments quickly as soon as you've sent them over.”

“But are you negotiating in good faith?” he asked me. “Or are you just stringing me along trying to do what I've expressly told you the Emperor does not want?”

“I am absolutely negotiating in good faith,” I assured him.

“I don't believe you, Captain,” he drew out the word. “You need to rebuild my trust.”

“What can I do, Archie?” I looked earnestly at the screen.

“You can supply the correct version of the Amended Contract, today,” he told me.

“I'm working on it, Archie,” I temporized. “I need to get in contact with the Senior Partner...” I paused at his raised hand.

“I. Don't. Care,” he said slowly. “I have come to the conclusion that I need to make my point a bit more... viscerally,” he paused, looking offscreen at something.

“I believe you're receiving a delivery, Captain,” he said. “Please have it brought to you.”

Looking at the screen, I started to get a knot in the pit of my stomach.

“What the hell are you sending me, Archie?” I asked, suspiciously.

“A token of my utter commitment to resolving our differences in the appropriate manner, Captain,” he said.

About the Author:
Rob has been captivated by science fiction and fantasy since he discovered The Hobbit in 3rd grade. Since then, he's been an avid consumer of all genres of fiction (and some non-fiction).
When he's not inhaling new stories or writing his own, he studies Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0-V2, in which he proudly holds a Black Belt.
Why does he prefer writing science fiction? As Rob says, "Where else can you land a space ship on the lawn of the White House?".

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  1. Thank you very much for hosting my book today!

  2. An intriguing synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a great sci-fi read. Is the book a stand-alone or part of a series?

    1. The book is the second one is the War Against Infinity series. The first book is The Turing Revolt. Please check them out!

    2. That's awesome. I love a good series. Sorry I didn't see that subtitle clearly stating that this is book 2, I need new glasses!Do you have a specific number of stories planned for the series or will you let the plot and characters take you where they will?

  3. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

  4. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

  5. Brilliant excerpt and wonderful cover, sounds like a great read to me! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I hope you enjoy reading it.

  6. Nice cover. It goes good with the genre. Thanks for the chance.

    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy reading it.

  7. I love this cover. and the read sounds great

    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy reading it!

  8. The cover is terrific. It gives me a very good sense of the type of story.

  9. I have only read one of Rob Bartlett's books and I really enjoyed it.

  10. Thank you for sharing. I love finding out about new books.

  11. I always enjoy reading author bio's. Seeing what makes them "tick" per se and why they chose to write the book / novel.

  12. I started enjoying this genre by first reading The Hobbit in the 3rd grade as well.


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