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It all started with a brief Facebook conversation a little over two months ago. Tammy Salyer asked G.S. Jennsen and I if we'd be interested in putting together a collection that featured the first book in each of our series, since we all write space operas featuring strong female characters. That Facebook conversation quickly transformed into a series of group emails and a shared folder on Google Drive. FORGED FROM THE STARS had officially been hatched, although it wasn't called that at the time because coming up with titles sucks, quite frankly. We had an Excel spreadsheet and voting system for that ;)

What we also had was a clear division of tasks: I would handle the cover art, Tammy would do the bulk of the interior formatting, and G.S. would be responsible for final touch-ups, distribution, and royalty management after publication. Once we had a couple of rough cover designs, the ball really started rolling.

It never stopped.

And now FORGED is here, and you can get this collection - featuring 3 action-packed sci fi novels - for only $0.99 for a limited time


An elite operative. A war-hardened soldier. A daring explorer. One strikes from the shadows to protect a deadly secret. One strives to reclaim what was taken from her. One searches the void for the answers denied her.
Their stories are their own, but they share a gritty determination to fight for what they believe in and an unwavering conviction that they can and will do whatever is necessary to save themselves, those they hold dear and, if worse comes to worst (as it always does), civilization itself.
FORGED FROM THE STARS brings you the first books in three exciting, original space opera adventure series: Ziva Payvan, Spectras Arise, and Aurora Rising. These epic tales feature empires that stretch across the vastness of space, suspenseful action as new worlds are discovered and old ones destroyed, thrilling interstellar warfare and deadly conspiracies that promise to reshape galaxies.
At the heart of the storm stand three women: Ziva Payvan. Aly Erikson. Alexis Solovy. Forged from the stars, in the face of overwhelming odds they will bend those stars to their will - or die trying.

Already have your copy? You can still help us!

Word-of-mouth is indescribably important for indie authors when it comes to getting the word out. Will you help us by spreading the word about this release? Here are a few ideas.


  1. LEAVE A REVIEW. I cannot stress how important reviews are. They help readers make informed decisions about their reading options and help books reach their target audience. If you've read all - or even two, or even one - of the books in this collection, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. If you haven't read all the books in the collection, just specify which ones you have read in your review.
  2. Share this post on social media and let people know they can find more info about the release here! Whether it's Facebook, G+...anything helps! If you're really feeling enthusiastic, tag us in the post!
  3. Tweet about it! With the right hashtags, a tweet can go a long way. Make up your own creative tweet, or just copy and paste this one:
    • Three women. Three authors. One collection. #ForgedFromTheStars by @EJFisch @TammySalyer @GSJennsen http://amzn.to/1LeOshP #scifi

If you love Dakiti...

Continue the Ziva Payvan series with Nexus and Ronan, or grab a copy of the Kindle-exclusive Ziva Payvan Collection, which features all three books plus character interviews and sneak peeks!


If you love Contract of Defiance...

Continue the Spectras Arise series with Contract of Betrayal and Contract of War, or pick up the prequel novella Conviction. All four titles are also available in the Spectras Arise Omnibus.

If you love Starshine...

Continue the Aurora Rising series with Vertigo and Transcendence, or get the whole trilogy with Aurora Rising: The Complete Collection. Then check out Sidespace, book 1 of the Aurora Renegades trilogy!

Thank you so much for your support! We couldn't do everything we do without you, our readers!