MEET JOSHUA DALZELLE
Joshua Dalzelle grew up in a small, rural town and joined the US Air Force as a teenager to see the world and work in aviation, one of his enduring passions.
After his first enlistment as an avionics technician on B-1B bombers, he left the military and worked in the aerospace industry in various capacities while earning a master’s degree in aeronautical science.
During this time, he continued to write as a hobby, occasionally submitting a short story or novel for publication.
In 2012 he discovered indie publishing so he dusted off the dream of being a writer one more time and in 2013 released his first published novel.
He has since left the engineering field and has dedicated himself fully to being a writer and storyteller. Josh is an Iraq War veteran and currently lives with his wife and son in Ohio where he spends his free time working on classic cars and volunteering for veteran causes.
THE EXPANSION WARS TRILOGY
THE EXPANSION WARS TRILOGY BOOK 1
The Phage War had been a devastating conflict for the Terran Confederacy. Even with the destruction of their terrifying, implacable foe, humanity is still reeling. Political alliances are crumbling and their mighty fleet is in tatters. There is nothing to celebrate, even after such a complete victory.
IRON & BLOOD
THE EXPANSION WARS TRILOGY BOOK 2
A human planet has been invaded. The enigmatic Darshik have landed troops on a frontier world and have begun subduing major cities even as their blockade repels all attempts by the fledgling United Terran Federation to mount a counteroffensive.
THE EXPANSION WARS TRILOGY BOOK 3
The Darshik war machine is flagging, but the war is far from over. Even as an exhausted Federation military tenses up for a counterattack after repelling the last Darshik invasion, reports are coming in of a new, more powerful class of ship that's striking deep into Terran space.
Captain Jackson Wolfe has been given the fleet's newest, most advanced destroyer and tasked with eliminating this new threat before it can claim any more human lives. What he finds, however, is immeasurably more dangerous than just some new class of starship … it's a horror that could lead to the destruction of both their species if it isn't stopped.
THE BLACK FLEET TRILOGY
BLACK FLEET TRILOGY BOOK 1
In the 25th century humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity.
So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy? Would humanity fold and surrender, or would they return to their evolutionary roots and meet force with force? One ship—and one captain—will soon be faced with this very choice.
CALL TO ARMS
BLACK FLEET TRILOGY BOOK 2
Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space … barely.
He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier.
Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously. While powerful factions make backroom deals he is desperate to find irrefutable proof that the invaders are coming and that if humanity expects to survive they must marshal their forces and make a stand. Now.
BLACK FLEET TRILOGY BOOK 3
Captain Jackson Wolfe never thought he’d see the end of the Phage War in his lifetime. The enemy was too powerful, too numerous, and utterly determined to exterminate humanity.
But the appearance of a new ally in the fight has changed all of that. For the first time since the original incursion Wolfe thinks that maybe there’s a chance to stop their implacable enemy before they have the chance to wipe out any more human planets. That opportunity comes at great cost, however, and even as he makes plans for their first offensive move on the Phage, Jackson is all too aware that most of them will not survive.
THE OMEGA FORCE SERIES
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 1
Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.
SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 2
After the daring rescue of a political dissident, Omega Force is contracted to investigate a rash of violent attacks on civilian shipping lanes within a group of star systems known as the Concordian Cluster. It seems a simple enough job with a huge payday at the end and it’s exactly what the ragtag group of mercenaries needs in order to keep their ship flying and to stay one step ahead of those hunting them.
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 3
Ever since he joined Omega Force, Captain Jason Burke has lived with the underlying fear that one day Earth would be discovered. His desire to keep Earth's existence and location a secret has driven him to extremes, and kept him far away from his homeworld for a long time.
THE ENEMY WITHIN
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 4
The quadrant is burning.
Violent, deadly uprisings are breaking out, seemingly at random, all across the Confederation’s sphere of influence. The response by the powerful Confederation Fleet has been swift and decisive, but for every planet they restore order to, another erupts into chaos.
RETURN OF THE ARCHON
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 5
Each member of Omega Force carries his own baggage. Most of them are running from their past, or simply trying to forget it. One member of the small mercenary crew is not who he claims to be, however.
When his former life collides with his current one, the team is drawn into a conflict that could have profound consequences for the future of an entire species. Captain Jason Burke struggles to find answers as the tight cohesion of his crew seems to dissolve. No matter the outcome of the mission, can Jason keep Omega Force together once the dust settles?
SECRET OF THE PHOENIX
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 6
Captain Jason Burke has begun to suspect that the random attacks on his ship and crew over the last couple of years may not be so random after all. Evidence is mounting that there is something on the Phoenix … something that powerful factions will stop at nothing to get their hands on.
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 7
There is a fine line between right and wrong, good and evil. For years Jason Burke has straddled that line as best he can, always convinced that despite the violence carried out by him and his team they were firmly on the right side of that line. But as he reflects on his time with Omega Force, he begins to have his doubts.
THE HUMAN FACTOR
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 8
Captain Jason Burke is a man apart, and not just because he’s the only of his kind for thousands of lightyears in any direction. The changes to his body and to his genetic code have made him faster, stronger, more able to survive in his dangerous occupation … but they’ve also ensured that he’ll never truly fit in with others of his species. He always assumed he would live and die with his crew and never lay eyes on another human again, so he was completely unprepared for the crisis that is brought to his doorstep.
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 9
For thousands of years the ConFed has been the most powerful force in the quadrant. It is the umbrella under which hundreds of planets and trillions of beings live in relative peace … despite the corruption and waste, it's a system that most accept as preferable to the chaos that would ensue in its absence.
LEGENDS NEVER DIE
OMEGA FORCE BOOK 10
Jason Burke is a broken man. The loss of his friend and crewmate on an ill-fated mission to a Pillar World has left him in a downward spiral of rage and self-destruction.
But what if Lucky hadn’t actually died on that planet?
While Omega Force tries to pull itself together for the sake of their friend they also learn that a ruthless new faction has seized control of the ConFed Council and now threatens the stability of the entire quadrant. To make matters worse, the rise of this new regime might be their fault.
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