Jay Allan
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Jay Allan

I'm a lifetime Northeasterner, and I currently live in New York City, where I write from my apartment...and continue to fill small notebooks with ideas for future books. I've been reading science fiction and fantasy for just about as long as I've been reading, so, of course, when I started to write, that's where I ended up. It's been a great ride so far!

My tastes as a reader are fairly varied and eclectic, but I'd say my favorites are military and dystopian science fiction, space opera, alternate history, and epic fantasy, usually a little bit gritty. I also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly history. I write a lot of science fiction with military themes, but also other SF and some fantasy as well. I like complex characters and lots of backstory and action. Honestly, I think world-building is the heart of science fiction and fantasy, and since that is what I've always been drawn to as a reader, that is what I write.

Among other things, I write the bestselling Crimson Worlds series and the Far Stars series published by Harper Voyager.

I've been an investor and real estate developer for a long time (mostly retired from it now), a fiction author more recently. When I'm not writing, I enjoy traveling, running, hiking, reading. I love hearing from readers and always answer emails. I think you stop growing as a writer if you stop listening to those who read your books.

Join my mailing list at http://www.jayallanbooks.com, for updates on new releases (and some free and discounted books), and follow me on Twitter @jayallanwrites for an occasional look at work in progress and thoughts on the genre in general. Or you can email me at jay@jayallanbooks.com. I try to answer every email.

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Best Sellers

    • Nightfall

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 10
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Night is falling. The unstoppable Hegemony invasion has reached the very heart of the Confederation. Battle after desperate battle has been fought, and each time, the Confeds have been pushed back, columns of battered and blasted ship retreating from system to system....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very tense enjoyable read.

    • By John Hutton on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Duel in the Dark

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 1
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913

    The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow slow slow

    • By Tm on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Invasion

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 9
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 216

    The Hegemony has launched the invasion Tyler Barron and his Confederation comrades have feared, and all the Rim is ablaze with the fires of war and destruction. The Hegemony has brought its vast fleets, its advanced technology, and its endless legions of grim cyborg warriors.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need book 10

    • By Lex173 on 12-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Black Dawn

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 8
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    War is coming, darker and more terrible than any that have come before. The Hegemony is coming to impose its brutal system of genetic supremacy on the Confederation and the other nations on the Rim, to make its elite Masters the unchallenged rulers of all humans....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brutal listen

    • By Steve on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Call to Arms

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 2
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657

    War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but not nearly as good as the first.

    • By Anonymous User on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dauntless

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 6
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    The pulsar...an ancient weapon of unimaginable power, one that threatens the Confederation with total destruction. The Union is preparing for the final invasion, one that cannot fail....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Legend Lives On!

    • By Loraki on 02-07-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The White Fleet

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 7
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    The war is over, but the struggle continues. Tyler Barron and his spacers have set out into the unknown, deep into the Badlands, seeking to discover the empire’s old tech and the secrets of its tortured history before Gaston Villieneuve and the resurgent Union can beat them to it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • more like a Novella<br />

    • By theodore vawter on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Echoes of Glory

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 4
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    Once again Captain Tyler Barron and his battleship Dauntless must go back to the Rim and on to the Alliance itself to somehow thwart the Union's plan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another zinger!

    • By TheToal on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ruins of Empire

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 3
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582

    Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless are finally enjoying the rest they've earned while their aging battleship gets the repairs and refit it desperately needs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story great series

    • By Eric on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cauldron of Fire

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 5
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    The warrior culture of the Alliance has fragmented, and comrade fights comrade, brother kills brother. The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really like this series and will keep buying them

    • By KAG on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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