nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

FtN Preview – Phoenix Splinter: Project Horizon

August 8th, 2012 by Jay 1 Comment

Branli Caidryn’s debut novel, Phoenix Splinter: Project Horizon, is published by Battle King Press and is available now.


Telekinetic Keith Groenewald is an escaped experiment from a top secret U.S. military base known as Area Fifty-One. Veluz, a powerful secret society, agrees to help keep Keith hidden from the government hands that seek his return. But everything has a price and his purpose goes far beyond the initial agreement as a mercenary-for-hire.

Keith struggles to balance his personal life and his secret life with Veluz. Things are only worse when Veluz takes steps to make Keith their weapon of choice. Unsettled by rumors that his purpose and role with Veluz go far beyond the agreement, he begins to question. The more he questions, the more he learns about the society’s sinister goals of worldwide economic and political dominance.

Can Keith see past the conspiracies without losing his protection from Veluz? And will he have to do it all alone?

About the author:

Raised in Simi Valley, California, Branli is a self described “social nomad extraordinaire.” He likes to think of himself as riding through life on the back of an elephant in a colorful howdah. Despite hating the traffic that southern California is known for, you can often find him visiting Los Angeles or San Diego, enjoying a few drinks with friends.

Where to buy it:

UK Site:

US Site:


Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to