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Steampunk & Dark Super Hero Series

Patrick Dugan was born in the far north of New York, where the cold winds blow. This meant lots of time for reading over the long winters. His parents didn't care what he read as long as he did. This started with a steady diet of comics and science fiction novels, Heinlein being his favorite in those days.

After two degrees and lots of odd jobs ranging from Blockbuster Video manager to Lab Researcher to running a video game arcade, Charlotte, North Carolina beckoned. Packing up his dog sled he headed for warmer climes and a lot less snow. Still a voracious reader, he read all sorts of great books. Rothfuss, Butcher, Duncan, Sanderson, Hobb, Farland and Feist sparked his imagination and he started writing horribly. Bad short stories and worse novels would follow. Thankfully these are nowhere to be found.

A husband and father of two great kids and one opinionated dog, Patrick works as a software engineer by day before his author shifts on nights and weekends. When he's not writing Patrick enjoys brewing and drinking craft beers, playing anything Blizzard puts out on the PC, watching Science Fiction and Fantasy movies/shows and building things out of wood and metal for use around the house. Patrick's first novel "Storm Forged" was released by Falstaff Books in May of 2018.

Bonus Book 99c - Fate & Flux: A Steampunk Adventure 

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Broken by Magic Forged By Fate

Astaria is ruled by wizards, everyone knows that.

Quinn is a journeyman blacksmith for the Wizard Usorin, until, after a tragic accident, Quinn loses his arm and his livelihood.

When he is befriended by Roland, he learns the secret behind the wizard’s power and is set on a path against a foe who seeks to destroy not only Astaria but magic itself.


Storm Forged (The Darkest Storm Book 1)Storm Forged (The Darkest Storm Book 1) $0.99

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The X-Men meets The Hunger Games in this thrilling debut superhero novel!
Tommy Ward just wanted to go through life like everybody else. Go to school, make friends, meet girls, play video games. You know, the stuff normal high school kids do. But Tommy isn’t normal, and the silver collar around his neck lets everybody know it.
Tommy is one of the Gifted, people born with special abilities that are locked down by the collars. But being a Gifted was outlawed after massive terrorist attacks destroyed half the world’s population. Now Tommy’s father is trapped as a participant in a terrible game show, where the only prize is death.
Tommy and his friends vow to save his dad, but without their powers, how will they do it? Tommy is about to find out that everything has a price, and sometimes you have to pay more than you can afford.
Storm Forged is the first novel in The Darkest Storm, a dark superhero series from Falstaff Books.


Unbreakable Storm (The Darkest Storm Book 2)Unbreakable Storm (The Darkest Storm Book 2) $4.99

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After doing the unthinkable and escaping the deadly Gauntlet, Tommy Ward and his friends struggle to come to terms with the price they paid for their survival. But they won’t have time to process their grief, because Tommy is still Gifted, and the world still wants him enslaved. Or dead.
Still on the run from The Protectorate and Reclaimers, a visitor appears with a dire warning about their missing friend, dragging them into a conflict that has raged since the beginning of time. In order to rescue him they’ll need to face down The Syndicate, fight against powers they can’t fathom, and enlist the help of the Underground. And if they fail? Failure means the destruction of everyone and everything they care about in this world.
To rescue his friend and protect his family and everyone he cares about, Tommy must face his toughest foe yet – the revenge-obsessed Grim Reaper. Can they put aside their differences and work together to save the lives of the people they love? To become the hero he must, Tommy must truly become… Unbreakable.

Unbreakable Storm (The Darkest Storm Book 2)Storm Shattered (The Darkest Storm Book 3) $4.99

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In a world where everyone is against you, is any place truly safe?

Against all odds, Tommy Ward survived the Darkest Storm and its aftermath but his biggest challenge announces itself with the blare of a siren. Now, the team is in a race against time to destroy the planet-threatening ray responsible for the deaths of billions of people before the Protectorate can use it to eliminate the Gifted once and for all.

To save humanity, Tommy and his team of outcasts must travel the Earth from Cairo to San Francisco, Boston to Tokyo, and fight the Brotherhood, the Syndicate, and the Reclaimers for control of the weapon that could end life on Earth.

Bonds will break, alliances will be tested, and secrets will be revealed as the fate of Tommy and everyone he loves hangs in the balance.

Storm Shattered is the explosive conclusion to The Darkest Storm trilogy that began with the award-winning Storm Forged.