Thursday, March 19, 2020

Steel Reign: Flight of The Starship Concord by Braxton A. Cosby

Steel Reign: Flight of The Starship Concord
The Red Gemini Chronicles
Braxton A. Cosby

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Cosby Media Productions
Date of Publication: 02/02/2020
ISBN: 979-8603527376
Number of pages: 401
Word Count: 80k

Cover Artist: CMP

Tagline: A Thief turned Spy, turned Bounty Hunter, turned Hero!

Book Description:

After surviving an all-out implosion of catastrophic proportions following the failed fusion of twin stars Mira A and B in a class B Supernova, the people of galaxy Proxima Centauri have pressed forward with dreams and hopes of finally living in peace. But for Bounty Hunter Steel Reign, the clock of destiny is speeding ahead at a steadfast pace as he desires to hunt down a group of rogue super-soldiers before they can plot against King William Derry and his kingdom on planet Fabricius.

Consistent work as a Hunter in Proxima Centauri has always been a feast or famine occupation, and when the flow of credits slow to a snail's pace, Reign must find a secondary means of funding to finance his seek and destroy assignment by way of scalping a precious artifact on the open Black Market. That is, until his supplier comes up short, forcing him to pump the brakes and fall back to Plan B: finding his long lost sister Olia who was captured by the space pirate Forge, and forced to compete in a deadly game of chance aboard the Eclipse. And if that wasn't bad enough, the stakes have just been raised when he discovers that she is the only source of an antibody that can offer a cure for the deadly, venomous DX virus lurking in his blood, just waiting to consume him.

To survive, Reign will have to test not only his skills as a legendary assassin, but also his patience, as he takes on a rogue band of misfits to steal and crew the prototype starship Concord to thwart Forge's plans once and for all.


Escaping that
day was the easiest part of the gig, as I accessed the ventilation shaft and
weaved my way to the docking bay before anyone could lock down the vessel. I
buried the memory deep within my psyche and promised to never unearth it again.
That is until I
met Serias. I don’t remember how long it took for her to work it outta me, but
somehow, she did. It was the last time I can recall shedding tears for anyone,
and Serias told me that I never would again. That she would carry the pain in
her heart for me. She vowed that no soul would ever be able to hurt me like
that and if they did, she’d send them to the gods faster than light speed.
It’s those
memories that burn more now than ever before. The betrayal she must feel for me
when I left her all alone back on Delvis Chong, never to return. But I did it
all for her…at least that’s what I told myself. What I convinced myself of.
‘The worst lie you could ever believe is the 1 you tell yourself,’ I recall
Tannan telling me on the first day of Spy Guild training. And it rings true to
this day.
Seeing Serias
here, now, makes everything more complicated than ever before. I could give it
all up, possibly tell her the truth and pray she’d take me back. But what would
I ransom in return? Olia’s life for my happiness? As I mull this decision over
while I stand in line for interview registration, I catch a glimpse of Serias
strolling by in my periphery. She’s still as stunning as the day I laid eyes on
her. I watch and wait, hopeful that she’ll turn and give me a look. Some
flicker that I still haunt her memories as much as she does mine.
“You, step up,”
a voice grumbles before me. I shake from my daydream and approach the table,
holding out my ID card. A man reaches forward and takes the card from me, scans
it 1 time and then hands it back. He points to a row of chairs to my right and
flicks his wrist, ushering me over. Only 1 other person is seated. “Have a seat
over there and wait quietly. You’re next. The proctor will call you when

I nod and take
the ID card back. And as I step out of line, I look back, hopeful of finding
Serias, but she is nowhere to be found.

About the Author:

Multi-Award Winning and #1 Amazon Bestselling author Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer who transitioned his ideas on pen and paper to pixels and keyboards. He has penned over 16 novels and written several screenplays; many based on his own works. He tells stories that evoke emotions and stimulate thought. THE STARCROSSED SAGA and THE CAPE are currently Young Adult and Superhero series he created, with spins offs for INFINITY 7: GODS AMONG MEN and his latest Bounty Hunter, scifi release, STEEL REIGN: FLIGHT OF THE STARSHIP CONCORD. THE STARCROSSED SAGA has won multiple science fiction and young adult awards, while THE CAPE has also earned recognition for its prowess as a literary fiction series. Braxton is the CEO of Cosby Media Productions and lives in Georgia with his amazing wife and a highly energetic Morkie named StarKozy.

Connect with Braxton:


Interview with Braxton A. Cosby
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
All the dog-on time. I love to world build and create amazing landscapes and vistas that readers can see, touch and taste. But my characters take the main stage, all the time. They’re relatable. Take Steel Reign for instance. Like the tagline of the book says, Steel Reign was a spy, turned thief, and then turned hero (a reluctant one at that), who helped to fight back the Dagmans Clan in THE STAR-CROSSED SAGA. He now finds himself in a race for his life as he attempts to free his long-lost sister Olia from the clutches of a Space Pirate while trying to save himself from a dangerous disease he contracted over the years that is threatening to take his life. In an attempt not to give much of the story away, Reign is a complex character who was an orphan early in life and never quite found his sense of purpose. That is, until being recruited by the Thieves and Spy guild, where he found sanctuary in a surrogate family of similar members. As he developed over the years, Reign came into his own and followed a tattered path, where he built a laundry list of regrets and pain from experiences through rogue missions that he participated in.   

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
I was called to be a writer back in 2010 during a Sunday service at church. I was in a bit of a rut, working my gig as a full-time physical therapist and the preacher said that God was talking to him and was telling him that He wanted to use someone to do something special, and use it as a testimony of what can be done when someone acts on faith. So I started praying and asking God what He wanted me to do, and I distinctly heard Him say, ‘write a book.’
Up to his point, I had never written anything in my life, and the idea of taking on such an arduous task was daunting, to say the least. But after sketching out a quick outline on the back of one of the pamphlets at church, I went home and did the diligence of researching what it all entailed. And before you know it, I was on my way. Three months later, I was looking at a 90 thousand word rough draft of PROTOSTAR. 

My latest book, STEEL REIGN: FLIGHT OF THE STARSHIP CONCORD, is the 16th of my writing career and I feel that it is my finest. From conception to completion, with many more to come in my scifi genre. 
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Nope. Everything has made it into the hands of the readers. But I’ve got a ton of outlined books on my computer. 
Pen or type writer or computer? Type on a computer, all day everyday. My handwriting sucks. 
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
You can find out more about me and more works, over 16 novels and novellas, along with multiple screenplays at and my publishing company, run and owned by me and my wife Shontel Cosby at You can also follow me at the links below on social media:

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  1. Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I new to this author, but I always love meeting new ones. I look forward to reading Braxton A. Cosby's, Steel Reign: Flight of The Starship Concord.