Star Bounty Book 4: Vindication is out today!


From the hunter…to the hunted.

Grant Masterson has spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars, but after shattering every law to save the life of the woman he loves, he finds himself in the harshest prison in the galaxy, surrounded by hardened killers.

He needs all his wits and skills just to survive…and when the sentient AI known as The Oracle, the head of the criminal network called Nautilus, infiltrates the prison and puts a price on his head, even the best bounty hunter in the galaxy may not be tough enough to live through it.

Will Grant’s long trail end in the nightmare known as Tuol Sleng…or will his friends manage to rescue him and hunt down the Oracle? And will Grant Masterson finally find…Vindication?

The 4th and final book in a science fiction thrill ride from Rick Partlow, the bestselling author of the Drop Trooper Series.

Earth at War 5 is out today!


The Bugs are coming…

They destroyed the civilization of the ancient alien Elders thousands of years ago, and now they’re following Andy Clanton and the crew of the James Bowie back from the edge of the galaxy and into Alliance space, bent on wiping out all intelligent life in the galaxy.

The Bugs probe for weakness, attacking new friends and old enemies, and forcing Andy and the others into union with forces that had tried to destroy them only months before and putting a wedge between the Earth and the Alliance.

But politics will soon take a backseat to survival, and if the Alliance wants to win the war that the Elders lost, then Andy Clanton is going to have to find a way to get past old grudges and force them to stand together…because the Bugs’ next target is Earth.

Can Andy Clanton and the forces of the Alliance do what the gods themselves couldn’t? Or will they fall to a nameless, faceless enemy from the farthest reaches of the universe?

Dragon Award Finalist Rick Partlow’s Earth at War series is military sci-fi at its finest: packed with nonstop action and seasoned with grade-A military humor. Jump into the story today!

Sunkiller Book 3 is out today!


Two down…one to go.

Chase and Angel have two of the three artifacts they need to access the ancient alien Archive–humanity’s only hope of defeating the Sunkillers.

But getting that third one is going to be near impossible.

Because their nemesis, the power-hungry Hart-Klein Consolidated, already has the third key to the Archive…and they won’t be giving it up without a fight.

Who can Chase and the rest of the crew of the Tamar turn to for help when their own government thinks they’re outlaws and they have a price on their heads?

The last person they ever thought they would ask…and if she doesn’t help, humanity won’t have much of a future.

Experience the third entry in the Sunkiller series from Dragon Award nominees JN Chaney and Rick Partlow. If you’re a fan of gritty military science fiction, epic quests, and ancient civilizations, then you’ll love Sunkiller: Odyssey.

Update…it’s been a while


So, okay, I haven’t posted here in a while and a lot of things have happened. For one, I moved from Florida to Wyoming. I love it here and my only regret is I didn’t do it years ago.

For another, I’ve written a lot of books. One of my newest releases is the Sunkiller series with JN Chaney.

It’s a near-future space opera and I encourage you to go give it a look if you haven’t already.

Aside from that, I’ve been working on book 5 in Earth at War and Book 10 in the Drop Trooper series and both will be released this summer.

Hope you all enjoy them!

Earth at War Book 4 is here!


Earth at War Book 4: Enemies and Allies is out now on Amazon for Kindle!

Enemies & Allies (Earth at War Book 4) by [Rick Partlow]

The war is over and Andy Clanton is ready to live happily ever after.

Space Force has other ideas.

Recruited to follow the last signal of the mysterious Elders to a system halfway across the galaxy, Andy joins the crew of the James Bowie for another adventure into the unknown.

The journey will be filled with mystery and wonder, with strange life seeded on far-flung worlds by the godlike Elders…and with danger. For the Elders didn’t leave our galaxy of their own accord. They were driven out by an implacable enemy, something beyond their understanding…and ours.

Now that enemy has returned, and Earth is going to need every ally it can get.

Even the ones who used to be our enemies.

Dragon Award Finalist Rick Partlow’s Earth at War series is military sci-fi at its finest: packed with nonstop action and seasoned with grade-A military humor. Jump into the story today!

Last Chance to vote for Direct Fire for the Dragon Award!


Last chance to request your DRAGON AWARD ballot and vote for my book, DIRECT FIRE for best Military Science Fiction and Fantasy novel for 2021! The ballots are emailed on Thursday and the deadline for voting is Friday! Request yours now if you haven’t already!

Direct Fire has been nominated for a Dragon Award! Please help by voting for it!


I’ve got some exciting news! My mil-SF novel, Drop Trooper Book 4: Direct Fire, has made the final nominees for the Dragon Awards!
For those of you not familiar with them, the Dragons are awarded at the very prestigious Dragon Con in Atlanta every September and they are based on FAN voting.
Which means YOU can vote for me!
Just click on this link and give them your name and email and Dragon Con will send you a ballot.

If you want to vote for my book, please request a ballot and then make sure you check your spam filters so it doesn’t get lost! And definitely return it with your vote for Drop Trooper Book 4: Direct Fire! I am going to be attending the Dragons this year, and it would be incredible to actually win this award…and only YOU can make that happen!

Happy anniversary to me…as a published author


Today is my 10th year anniversary of publishing my first book.

July 31, 2011, I published Duty, Honor, Planet on Amazon. The next day, not knowing what I was doing, I published my other completed novel, Birthright. I slapped together Photoshop covers for them, priced them at 99 cents and just sat back, thinking that maybe a couple people would read them.

The image I’m including isn’t even the WORST cover I had for Duty, Honor, Planet…I can’t seem to find that one, but it was square, not even shaped like a book cover. But this is the second effort, which wasn’t much better.

But I sold 30,000 copies in the next 4 months and here I am today, with 46 completed novels and about halfway through number 47, and nowhere near stopping.

Thanks to everyone who helped make my dream career possible.