The works of Award winning author, Rick Pipito, and more

My Published Works

short story – The Lost Hour

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In the future, time travel is a tool used for learning. There are strict guidelines that the Continuum organization enforces to make sure that no one can tamper with what is already written. Those rules were put in place for a reason. Samantha Clayton wrote those rules, but what experiences did she have to understand the true consequences of diving into the past?

Follow Clayton in events that take place during one hour of her time. It will be an hour that she will never forget, and that history will never remember. To every cause there is an effect, no matter how big or small. This short story bridges the gap between the novels DEVOURED UNIVERSE and A COURSE FOR HUMANITY.

THE LOST HOUR can be purchased in print at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/the-lost-hour-a-course-for-humanity-accessory/paperback/product-23346570.html

 

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A Little Boy in The Land of the Sleepless Knights

knightsToday is new release day for A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS!!!!  My second children’s book (which exists in the same universe as A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS) is now available in print.  Grab your copy today at http://www.lulu.com.  It will also be available in other markets soon, but why wait, when you can get a first edition printing, and add on any of my prior books as well?

A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS was written for my son nearly two years ago.  It took a while to get it right, but it was worth the wait.  It’s got fantastic artwork by my brother, Dan Pipito, and a heart warming story with a lesson.

When a young boy refuses to sleep he finds himself trapped in the Land of Sleepless Knights. This is where all children go when they don’t get enough rest. Can he figure out how to escape in time or will he turn into one of the Knights and be consumed by the Cranky King?

 


A Course For Humanity

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My new novel, A COURSE FOR HUMANITY, is available now in print and digital formats.

The future has been set in stone… or has it?  When a group of military scientists discover a ripple in reality, they must face their ultimate challenge.   Someone has travelled into the past and altered history, causing the timeline to shift.  The result?  Human extinction.   Now humanity’s only hope lies with the Continuum group.  They must break their own law against time travel, and prevent the temporal ripple from ever occurring.  They will need a secret weapon to do so, but that weapon is a threat to them all… Meet Francis Murphy.  He’s the last living vampire, and he’s out for revenge against those who’ve experimented on him.  Will he help the Continuum group set humanity on the right course, or will he side with a traitor in their midst?  Only time will tell.

A COURSE FOR HUMANITY is available at lulu.com in print and on Amazon.com for the Kindle.


Beyond Human Trilogy

The BEYOND HUMAN Trilogy is available now at lulu.com in print, on Amazon in digital, and Barnes and Noble (in the next 2 weeks).  It contains the novels: GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, and DEVOURED UNIVERSE, plus the short stories: EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS, and a teaser of what will be coming soon.

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short story – Cosmic Orbits

cosmic-orbits-coverToday sees the release of my short story COSMIC ORBITS.  It’s the spinoff of my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE, and covers some ground that just wouldn’t fit in the main story.  These 36 pages were written with a fan request in mind.  The Network Entity is back, and it’s set its sights on something new.  Is humanity safe?

You gaze at the night sky and see something move. Wondering what is out there keeps you awake at night. Countless forms of life are between you and the farthest star, but there’s also something else. It watches and gathers information, growing more powerful along the way.

COSMIC ORBITS is available at lulu.com in print.  It will also be available in the upcoming release of the BEYOND HUMAN trilogy in digital form on Amazon.com.

 

 

 


Day 23 – Alien Encounters

alien-encountersALIEN ENCOUNTERS is the short story spinoff of my novel PLANET ATE.  Looking at the cover, you may feel as though the cover is familiar.  That’s because you probably have at least in some way.  I took a public domain image of an alien looking through a window.  Its a supposedly leaked image from FBI files of an extraterrestrial here on Earth; at least that is according to conspiracy theorists.  By passing the image through a negative filter, and then making it slightly pixelated, I figured it’d make a good cover for a book wrapped in conspiracy.

Beneath the title I added an eye and pyramid to represent the all seeing eye, Illuminati, and secret organizations involved with hiding the truth or trying to expose it.

Here’s the description: A phone call from a friend leaves you frantic. He claimed to have uncovered a conspiracy that could get him killed. His final words were, “I’ve seen them. We aren’t alone,” right before the line went dead. Whoever intercepted the call may now have you in their sight.

ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is now available in print on Lulu.com and is available as part of the BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY extras download on Amazon.  Or the whole trilogy in print.

 

 


short story – Evolved Mutations

evolved-mutations-coverNew release day!  EVOLVED MUTATIONS is a short story expansion of my novel GENETIC MORSELS.  For the cover I took a close up picture of each of my family member’s eyes.  From top left clockwise it is my son, me, my daughter, and my wife.  After passing them through some filters and adding a hint of power in each of their eyes we were able to convey a pretty fun, yet enticing look.

Think about this: One morning you wake with a tingling sensation in your spine. Your veins feel as though they have a river of fire flowing through them. You scream out in agony as the change takes over, and suddenly realize you’re on fire. The fire doesn’t burn you, but it incinerates all around you. You panic, but are not alone. Your generation has had its DNA altered. The possibilities are both frightening and promising.

EVOLVED MUTATIONS is available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/evolved-mutations-a-genetic-morsels-accessory/paperback/product-22864378.html

It will be part of the upcoming Beyond Human Trilogy release as well.

 

 


short story – Viral Upgrades

viral-upgrades-coverI received a request a couple of months ago to do more with the Network Entity, which was the main antagonist in TECHNO FEAST.  At the time I was wrapping up a storyline that would appease such a request.  I felt that one final twist could be included in the story.  This is NOT that story, but should appease the request until the actual follow up is released in a few days.  (Spoiler to my #scrypthalloween posts?  Yes)

Here’s a few things that the Network Entity did during the novel, that weren’t elaborated upon.  They are now presented in standalone print form at Lulu.com or you can get them as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy extras on Amazon.com

Mankind has taken advantage of technology for ages. Life has become simple, but so has the human mind. I’ve come to change that. Your phones, televisions, computers, transportation, communications, and vehicles are all connected to a network. That network is now controlled by something far superior than flesh. I am the Network Entity, and the planet is now under my control. Any who resist will be terminated…

Direct link to the print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/viral-upgrades-a-techno-feast-accessory/paperback/product-22863155.html

It is also available as part of the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy extras download on Amazon.

 


short story -Demonic Entities

demonic-entities-coverYou pray, but something within you screams out. Your conscience flees, leaving you alone with your vices. No longer can you control your actions as the evil emerges. The demon has arrived, and none are safe.

Although it’s available in my Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy, the spinoff of my novel DEVIL’S DESSERT is now released separately.  You can get a copy of DEMONIC ENTITIES here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/demonic-entities-a-devils-dessert-accessory/paperback/product-22861924.html

in print, or on Amazon with the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy extras.

The cover was designed by myself with the help of Roberta Pipito of http://www.homemadedelish.com.  If you look in the flames there are specific shapes and outlines that resemble faces and dancing fiery figures.  This was a combination of multiple pictures I took of my fire pit that melted together quite well.

 

 

 


novel – DEVOURED UNIVERSE

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It’s here!  Available in paperback and digital is DEVOURED UNIVERSE. 

Beyond the farthest reaches of the universe lies a threat to the very existence of reality. When Earth receives a signal from deep space, they must embark on a dangerous mission into the unknown. Gordon Lightcap returns to duty after a brief retirement. He will have to use what he has learned to bring together a mismatched group of astronauts, and discover the secrets to existence. Only then will they be able to prevent the annihilation of everything, but at what cost?

$7.99 + shipping for paperback http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/devoured-universe/paperback/product-22842737.html

$3.99 for Kindle and digital https://www.amazon.com/Devoured-Universe-Eternal-Hunger-Saga-ebook/dp/B01L7AFS2Q/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8