Free – The Corsair Uprising #1: The Azure Key

Now, everybody can download The Corsair Uprising #1: The Azure Key for FREE on multiple platforms forever. I decided to do this after a lot of debate because ultimately I want this series to get into as many hands as possible. I would encourage everybody to give it a try and, if you enjoy the first book, move on to the next in the series. However, I realize not every book is for every person. So here is your zero-risk invitation to enjoy The Corsair Uprising!

The Azure Key Free


Selected Amazon Reviews:

“I enjoy futuristic suspense novels. A mixture of different personalities and space aliens make for an enjoyable story” – Amazon Customer

“This was a great and interesting read, hard to put down. Schmidt puts a great spin on the genre and makes for a great new author, excited to see what else comes from him in the future.” – Matt Pennington

“Real Space Opera ~ loved this fast paced & fun story! Will be reading more of Trevor Schmidt books.” – trueblue broccoli

The Corsair Uprising Space Opera Series combines elements of classic Sci-Fi romps and deep ethical questions that will make readers question the notion of right and wrong in the Universe. The plot twists are sure to stun and its lightning-fast pace will keep you up into the night. The Corsair Uprising will please readers who enjoy its light-hearted moments as well as its undertones that hint of bigger things to come.

The Corsair Uprising #4: The Lost Corsair Available Now!

The Lost Corsair

Hi all! It’s a little late, but I’m excited to announce the release of book 4 of The Corsair Uprising series, The Lost Corsair, now available on Kindle! Stay tuned for its upcoming release in paperback.


After suffering a devastating loss, the crew of The Garuda has been in hiding for months. Unable to cope, one member embarks on a perilous mission for answers while another seeks information from a source within Garuda Colony’s new, crooked administration. What they find begins to unravel an unthinkable plot which spans time and space, causing the crew to question everything they ever knew about the Corsairs and the Long War which spawned them. Amidst the chaos a new player enters the fray. Thought missing for decades, will this legend prove friend or foe?


With book 4 out, The Corsair Uprising series is well on its way. I’m hard at work on The Corsair Uprising #5 and will be providing updates as things progress.

Have you immersed yourself in The Corsair Uprising series yet? If so, please let me know what you think in the comments below!

Let’s Talk About Survival…

Let’s talk about survival…

Humans are, by nature, determined to survive.  We are built to find ways to adapt or change as though bargaining with the unseen forces of the universe.  For millennia, survival was everything.  Before language, before societies, and before ethics, there was survival.  A few thousand years ago, thinkers like Socrates and Plato started to talk about ethics, and ask questions like, “Just because we can do something, SHOULD we?”

Enter the 21st Century.  Never before have we had such an ability to exact change on our own genome, shoot high definition video of far off worlds, or manipulate viruses in order to find cures.

In my novelette, The Chosen, the reader joins a world in the process of going extinct.  HIV has drastically mutated, allowing it to infect billions of people.  Rather, it eventually infects all but .5% of the population.  Those ‘lucky’ people begin to be known as The Chosen.  It is in this world that pharmaceutical restrictions and all standards of ethics are thrown out the window.  After all, the whole of humanity is at stake.

Later, the reader will see just what it takes to make a cure in this twisted world.  It begs the question, to what lengths are you willing to go to create a cure?  Are there times when the cure is worse than the disease?  If a cure is made, who decides who will receive it, and how much will be made?  The situation is precarious at best and this nightmare scenario should force you to ask a lot of questions which need to be asked.Let's Talk About Survival

In real life, great strides are being made in the race to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.  Just recently, researchers have created a pill which effectively prevents the spread of the virus as well as very effective antiretrovirals. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, believes that a cure can be found within the next five years.  To this end, 50% of all profits I receive from the sale of The Chosen will go directly to amfAR, who gives promising research teams the funding they need to find a cure for AIDS.  To donate to my Crowdrise fundraiser to benefit amfAR, click here.