The Gillis Ledgers

“A truly amazing talent!”
     -    Robert J. Randisi

“A quirky melding of Indiana Jones, The Untouchables and Flash Gordon. This series is one to watch”
     -    M. Galloway, author of The Man from Boot Hill

Jake Gillis was a Marine in the Great War. During the heat of battle in 1909, things took a turn for the weird. Mines clattered to life and burrowed to key positions. Tanks began to hover. Robotic infantrymen charged into gunfire without twitching. After being reassigned to the Navy's Special Sciences Division, Jake got a front row seat as the world was introduced to a dimensional gateway known as the Altersphere. 

Once breached, the Altersphere brought things from alien worlds and future societies to Earth. Scientists were forced to roll up their sleeves and figure out how to put these devices to use, alter the ones they had or destroy the ones that had fallen into enemy hands. 

When the war ended, a new reality remained.

Book 1: Paris is Melting - With the war over, things haven't exactly quieted down. Jake finds work as a private contractor in the burg of Cincinnati where his skills are still in high demand. An especially nasty trinket from the Altersphere has burnt a trail across Europe. Special Sciences is working off the books on this one and need someone to follow the path of destruction back to its source. While Jake is always a sucker for serving his country, the big payday offered by the G-Men cinches the deal and he answers the call to duty. 

Book 2: There are no Atheists on Wormholes (coming soon)

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.