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Dear Reader,

If you landed here, you’re probably an avid reader.  If you’re a frequent visitor, welcome back.  If you’re new to the site, stay awhile…and I hope you become a frequent visitor too.

You and I are lucky: we live in an era where almost any reading taste can be satisfied. It’s instant gratification on the written page.  Moreover, it’s inexpensive entertainment, especially if we read ebooks.

And I’m here to entertain you!  Do you like thrillers and suspense?  Mysteries?  Detectives and agents fighting crime, counter terrorism, and conspiracies?  How about  science fiction? Androids, aliens, clones, mutants, and artificial intelligence? Fast-paced action and strange plot twists? My fiction offers a special treat for readers because it often cuts across all these genres.

I don’t write for other authors.  I don’t write for PR and marketing gurus.  I don’t write for agents and publishers.  I write for readers.  It’s that simple!

Take a tour of this website and make yourself comfortable with my storytelling. Take stock of the other information that is available. In particular, go to the “Books and Short Stories” webpage to find a guide to my fiction and a list of my offerings.  Go to “Join the Conversation” for more active participation.

I work hard to make my novels and short stories entertaining, eerie, relevant, and often irreverent, with plots and characters that extrapolate today’s events into the exciting and sometimes controversial worlds of my imagination. Come imagine the near and far future with me!  However, as they warn you on some highway construction signs: travel at your own risk!  I may take you to mindscapes where you are uncomfortable, but I will always try to entertain you.

Yours in reading,

Steve Moore


My Bulletin Board (newsy items about my books will appear here):

New 2015 ebook!  

Mary Jo Melendez is back! Silicon Slummin’…and Just Gettin’ By is the second ebook in this new action-packed mystery/thriller series.  Mary Jo has a new job.  She also has a stalker.  Moreover, two groups of agents, U.S. and Russian, are pursuing her.  The PI she hires to protect her becomes a new love interest.  Available now!


Price reductions for 2015!  Check them out on Amazon and Smashwords. For Amazon, the “Buy Now” buttons will take you to the ebook’s Amazon page and you’ll see the new price.  For example, The Collector has a reduced price. Otherwise, no ebooks are on sale right now, but keep checking this page.


I’ll occasionally make them and they’ll look like this: “The first twenty (20) people who…” (perform some action) “…will receive…” (some kind of ebook as an Amazon gift from me) “…and all who respond will become a member of…” (some series fan club).  That number twenty (20) means there’s some urgency about the offer (number 21 won’t cut it)–most of these offers will also have time limits.  You’ll find one such offer in my recent blog post about casting Castilblanco and another at the end of the new Chen and Castilblanco ebook, The Collector.

A free ebook might seem passe because so many authors have free promos on Amazon.  I don’t do them because I value my work, so these offers are special.  From time to time, there are temporary price reductions too–an ebook sale, if you will.  Series fandom has benefits too: you’ll know about a new series release before anyone else!

Another way to receive a freebie is in return for an honest review on Amazon.  Note: asking for the ebook and not doing the review is bad karma.  People do this all the time.  Presumably, the person reads the book…but who knows?  Sometimes I think people just collect free ebooks, read a portion, and stop.  There are lending programs for that (see my webpage “Books and Short Stories”).


World Enough and Crime, an anthology containing my short story, “The Case of the Carriageless Horse,” Castilblanco’s first case as an NYPD homicide detective.  Edited by Donna and Alex Carrick, this collection contains many other crime-related stories that will entertain you.  Now available!

The Collector is the next ebook in the “Detectives Chen and Castilblanco Series.” The detectives set out to solve the murder of the owner of an art gallery, learn about art heists, and are appalled by what stolen art finances in this suspense-filled and action-packed mystery.

“The Collector is vigorous, forceful storytelling at its best. Moore’s moral perspective is clear. Castilblanco’s world is rich soil for nurturing cynics and pessimists. Moore’s detective, however, is a force of one, brimming with gruff optimism and hope. An idealist thrives underneath his sarcasm and his story makes for a great read.”

– John Hohn, author of Breached and Deadly Portfolio, in his Amazon review

Muddlin’ Through features ex-USN Master-at-Arms Mary Jo Melendez as she is framed and subsequently tries to prove her innocence.  She’s a smart, strong protagonist along the lines of the principals in the movie La Femme Nikita and the TV series Alias, only more interesting.  This new ebook starts a new series.

“Steven M. Moore takes ex-military master at arms Mary Jo Melendez and puts her through the ringer! She is given trial after trial and muddles through, as the title suggests. This was a bit of a change of pace for Moore, who seems to usually write more tightly woven stories, but it had his usual interesting characters, a series of geographically diverse settings and plenty of action.”

—S. D. Beallis, in his Amazon review

Soldiers of God received a face lift!  I’ve just released a new ebook second edition, in fact, so “face lift” means more than just a new, spiffy cover.  This is a complete rewrite of a book that has only appeared before in trade paperback.  It’s my special  brand of dystopian sci-fi and serves as the bridge between “The Clones and Mutants Trilogy” and “The Chaos Chronicles Trilogy.”  A female FBI agent solves a vicious murder, fights fanatic religious terrorists with the help of a priest she has the hots for, and also takes down an unscrupulous and vicious bizperson willing to take two countries to war to ensure his oil rights.  This is an entertaining, mind-bending, thrill ride to add to your must-read list.  Now available!

“This was perhaps my favorite of Steven M. Moore’s books to date–it tells a complicated tale of intrigue and political manipulation set against a society where religious extremism has become commonplace, and not just for Islam but also for Catholics and Christianity in general.

This book starts off with the assassination of a sitting president, and then moves on to a series of crimes that can be linked to extremist Catholics. And a shadowy figure moves behind the scenes, not only in the US, but in South America as tensions rise between oil powers Colombia and Venezuela. It is nonstop action with great characters on both the hero and the villain side of things. Set in the late 21st century, it combines some solid scientific extrapolation with all the elements of a good thriller.”

–S. D. Beallis, in his Amazon review

Aristocrats and Assassins continues the “Detectives Chen and Castilblanco Series.”  The two NYPD homicide detectives–Chen on assignment to China and Castilblanco on vacation in Europe–have to meet and team up to stop a terrorist who is kidnapping members of European royal families.  The reason why isn’t obvious until the very end.  You’ll want to read this travelogue of a thriller.  Now available!

“I hit a spot in this book where I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know what the terrorists wanted; I wanted to know how the good guys were going to save the day. Well written and well plotted, I enjoyed it completely. Looking forward to the next adventures of Chen and Castilblanco.”

–S. D. Beallis, in his Amazon review

“Twists and turns abound in this first-class thriller that ratchets up the tension from the get go. Add this one to your list of “must reads” for 2014.”

–M. Nettleton, in his Amazon review

Featured Series:

Detectives Chen and Castilblanco – Two NYPD homicide detectives work together to fight crime in the Big Apple and elsewhere.  Their unusual backgrounds allow them to solve cases involving terrorists, home-grown militias, drug cartels, art thieves and other villains, in and out of the the tri-state area and abroad.  Here are the titles:

The Midas Bomb

Angels Need Not Apply

Teeter-Totter between Lust and Murder

Aristocrats and Assassins

The Collector

You’ll find descriptions and review excerpts for these ebooks on the “Books and Short Stories” webpage.  The links above will take you directly to the corresponding Amazon webpage for the book.


In libris libertas….


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