Book One in the Phoenix Series
Science Fiction – Adventure
Carl Wilkins, the best space salvage operator in the star system, accepts a contract to salvage three derelict SACOM battleships far from home – a contract that promises to make him a rich man.
One of the vessels hides a deadly secret and the job quickly becomes a struggle for survival.
Excerpts from reviews for Veronica Phoenix
“This sci-fi galactic space tale of intrigue creatively focuses on character introspection and interaction, from corrupt machinations to empathetic emotions, in order to drive its engaging plot. The scientific conceptualizations are strong enough to maintain a realism to the action in space.”
“The characters are intricate and well developed; this point is best proven through the titular character of Veronica, who is nothing more than an AI program. Yet, despite being a set of codes and predictable responses to inquiries, Proctor creates a brilliant tete a tete between her and the human protagonist.”
“Typically I feel like I get lost in SciFi, but this all felt so believable and Iike the author actually added some of his own technical knowledge to his imaginative world. The story kept me interested and though there were multiple parts, it was still easy to follow.”
Search for the Phoenix
Book Two in the Phoenix Series
Science Fiction – Romance – Adventure
Fighting to remain one step ahead of SACOM, Nolan Peters and Megan Carson investigate the mysterious disappearance of their friend, Carl Wilkins. During the investigation, Nolan struggles with his growing affection for Megan, while she tries to cope with the recent death of her husband. Will the strain bring them together, or drive them apart? When the pair uncovers evidence of a treasonous conspiracy that threatens the stability of all human worlds across the galaxy, they reluctantly put their trust in a SACOM investigator and a hard-nosed Army general to root out the conspirators. Will their trust prove to be their undoing… or prevent a galactic-scale military coup?
Excerpts from reviews for Search for the Phoenix
“There’s something of the film noire detective movies in Proctor’s writing. Little gin joints where the honest and nefarious rub elbows. Hidden agendas. But the future never gets lost in the story telling. Proctor has a facility for explaining the technical stuff without losing the reader in any sort of techno babble.”
“This is another one that kept me up too late; just one more chapter…Well done and moves along at hyper speed. The theft of the ship had me seeing it all in my head. Great story all about loyalty, faith and hope with a dash of love thrown in. Good job.”
“The storyline in this book concerns the search for Carl Wilkins by his friends Nolan Peters and Megan Carson. When their search uncovers evidence of a treacherous conspiracy led by someone in SACOM, they find themselves in grave danger. I won’t spoil the book for potential readers by giving the plot away, but will only say that I was engrossed in it.”
Freedom: A Futuristic Fantasy
Book one in the Futuristic Fantasy Series
Fantasy – Romance – Adventure
Jazeen’s parents, guilt-ridden since the death of their oldest daughter, have taken overprotective to the extreme, never allowing Jazeen out of the house except to attend school. Trapped and frustrated, she only wishes to be free. When a familiar bird taps on the metal of her balcony, compelling her outside to investigate, she’s hit by an almost jealous yearning when it spreads its wings and soars away. Despite knowing her mother would disapprove, she climbs onto the railing, staring out at the vastness of the stars. It’s then she hears it… the thrum of an airship. Mistakenly under the impression Jazeen is about to jump, the eccentric airship pilot throws her a rope. In an act of defiance… or perhaps desperation… she grabs it and climbs onto the ship’s deck, sending her life in an entirely new direction. The dangers of the world, once no more than vague concepts, suddenly become very real.Thrust into a reality where magic is real and witches and wizards do exist, Jazeen isn’t sure if she has what it takes to protect her newfound freedom, but she isn’t about to give it up without a fight.
Excerpts from reviews for Freedom: A Futuristic Fantasy
“It’s an enjoyable story with great pacing and fun characters. If you’re a fan of futuristic fantasy stories, then look no further!”
“I love the storyline, it flows smoothly though the scenes. Easy to follow. The characters work well and are perfectly matched to enhance your reading pleasure.”
“Very enjoyable story! A bit of science fiction, a bit of fantasy, and a dash of romance, the story follows old wizard Angus Beaph and Jazeen, a young girl with a past to come to terms with.”
Destiny: A Futuristic Fantasy
Book two in the Futuristic Fantasy Series
Fantasy – Romance – Adventure
Nineteen-year-old Jazeen Florence wants to become a witch, but finding a willing teacher is nearly impossible. Angus, her fiancee and a powerful wizard, refuses to teach her. His one and only student tried to kill him and Jazeen a year ago. That’s his excuse, anyway.
Jazeen’s frustration grows as her efforts to learn on her own prove fruitless. Then, while visiting an old bookstore, the shop owner gives her a special book he says will teach her witchcraft, and her world is forever changed. As her magical power grows, her relationship with Angus becomes strained as he watches Fate pull her toward a dark and dangerous destiny where life and death are the stakes.
In Azure Dreams
A collection of Fantasy & Science Fiction stories
In story one, Mark buys a house for half the market value. He’s thrilled with the deal, but he has no idea he’s about to discover the full cost. As they say, “Let the buyer beware.”
In story two, Eric obsesses over discovering the meaning of life. Given how thick-headed and self-absorbed he is, it will take someone else to spell it out for him in big, bold letters.
In story three, Carly has just about given up on life, but she’ll learn Fate isn’t finished with her, and is shuffling the cards to deal her new hand.
In story four, Arthur teeters between two places at once. Reality has split his existence into two parallel realities, and he doesn’t even know it. Unfortunately, life will only offer one solution to his problem.
In story five, Senja and Petre make the scientific discovery of a lifetime—a planet teeming with life. Among the ruins of a lost civilization, a new discovery will make them rethink everything they know about their own history.
In story six, Samantha works hard and makes just enough money to get by. When her company has a big celebration and she needs to buy a gift for her boss, she gets a taste of buyer’s remorse when she ignores her instincts and buys a gift from a strange little shop that hadn’t been there yesterday.
What you can’t see can hurt you.
Excerpts from reviews for In Azure Dreams
“Proctor does a wonderful job of creating believable characters, settings, and plots that make the reader ponder the mysterious. My favorite of the six stories was “Planet 94” for its depth and imagination.”
“Jim Proctor takes us on not one, but six brand new adventures. It’s completely fascinating to the point that you will be unsure of what is real and what are just dreams.
All six short stories are captivating, but if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be story six, The Gift that Keeps on Giving.”
“I really enjoyed this book. The last story is my favorite. I am glad I discovered this author and took a chance on a free book. I will be checking out more of his work!”
A Samantha Diamond, PI short story
Science Fiction in the Film Noir style
When Private Investigator Samantha “Sam” Diamond is approached by handsome and wealthy Daniel Lowvia about tracking down an art thief, she wonders why he is hiring her and not some posh PI from one of the upper levels of the space station. The fee he is offering will cover her rent and bourbon for the next year, so she quickly accepts before he changes his mind.
The case begins like any other, but soon her attraction to Daniel clouds her judgement, especially when he brings her expensive bourbon daily. Before long Daniel is staying to share more than just notes on the case.
After a night of heavy drinking alone, she is awakened by a team of police officers who take her in for questioning. Shock sobers her when she learns a heinous crime has been committed and she is their prime suspect. Sam’s only recollection from that night was a phone call from Daniel saying his partner had beaten him in a fit of jealous rage.
As Sam learns details of the crime, she begins to think she is a pawn on a large chess board, and the person making the moves isn’t worried about sacrificing her.