This is the official site for writer and game designer C.J. Carella. Here you will find information about past, current and future projects.
Mailing List: We've set up a mailing list to announce book releases. We won't spam you; you'll only get e-mails when a new book has been published (once every 2-4 months), nothing more, nothing less. http://eepurl.com/4l9M9
In Dread Silence
The fourth book of the Warp Marine Corps series is scheduled for January-February 2017 (ran into a few snags, forcing me to move the release date from the hoped-for December-January one). Sample chapters will be available as soon as they're ready.
Meanwhile, all three books of the Warp Marine Corps series will be on sale until December 28th. You can check them out here:
Advance to Contact
The third book of the Warp Marine Corps is out! The book is on sale on Amazon:
Sample Chapters are available here.
No Price Too High
The sequel to Decisively Engaged is out!
You can order the ebook here (Also available on Audible!):
And the trade paperback here:
Sampe chapters can be found here.
Decisively Engaged is available on Audible! Now you can listen to the adventures of the Warp Marines as narrated by Guy Williams. You can purchase it here (or get it for free if you try out the Audible service):
Best-Seller! In just a few days, Decisively Engaged has become my best-selling title yet, having broken the 200-rank in the Paid In Kindle Store list and making it to #1 in the Space Marine category.
Thanks to all the readers who made this possible!
They picked a fight with the wrong species.
The United Stars of America. Born in the conflagration of unprovoked alien attack, the newest entrant to galactic politics took the few crumbs of hypertech gifted to it and ran with them, soon expanding over dozens of star systems and establishing a wide trade network, protected by its powerful Navy and the dreaded Warp Marine Corps.
A single Marine platoon, tasked with protecting an embassy on a hostile alien planet. An embassy – and the human enclave around it – that soon finds itself surrounded by armed mobs baying for human blood.
The book is available on Amazon.com
Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019X88Y1G
Trade Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5966912
The Prologue and First Four Chapters of Decisively Engaged can be found here.
After that, I'll be working on the fifth book of the New Olympus Saga:
The Many-Worlds Odyssey
The man who stepped out of the Porta-Potty wore a silk cravat of many colors over a white puffy shirt and under a heavy black leather trench coat. On his legs: skinny jeans; leather chaps over them, and shoes with buckles a la Leprechaun. A white turban adorned with a gleaming sapphire topped the outfit; a pair of old-fashioned pilot goggles hung from his neck. His green eyes twinkled with amusement; his features were broad, his nose too big for his face, his mouth generous and quirked in the wry smile of someone who knows something you don’t. In his right hand he held something that could be a tuning fork or a tiny dowsing rod; he twirled it between his fingers and if you stared at it for too long you forgot whatever it was you were supposed to be doing instead of staring at it.
“Buenas noches, Miss Dark,” he said in a posh combination of British and Spanish accents. “I believe you were looking for me, no?”
"Culture appropriate much?" she replied.
Christine Dark and Mark Martinez embark on a journey through the Multiverse alongside the mysterious and eccentric dimensional traveler known simply as the Magister, who promises to bring Christine home but only after she completes six tasks for him, each more dangerous than the last.
The Ragnarok Alternative: The fourth book of the New Olympus Saga is out! You can purchase it on Amazon at this link:
You can read sample chapters here.
The book is available for the Kindle! You can purchase it here!.
Sample chapters of SLV can be found here.
Omnibus Edition: All three books of the New Olympus Saga have been collected into an omnibus edition.
Bad Vibes: My submission to the Baen Fantasy Award (didn't win) is out on Amazon.com here.
New Olympus: The Armageddon Girl Companion Book, New Olympus, on sale now. You can purchase it here. The print version is available here. One of the short stories in the book, "The Red Baron's Last Flight" can be read for free here.
Print Version Available Now!
You can now order copies of Armageddon Girl online HERE!
Available for Kindle!
Armageddon Girl is now available for purchase for the Kindle format.
C.J. Carella is a writer by vocation and a geek by choice. His first book was GURPS Martial Arts for Steve Jackson Games, and in the ensuing decades he's written over twenty roleplaying games books, including WitchCraft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG and the Origins Award-winning Angel RPG.