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Distant Origins: An Anki Legacies Science Fantasy for Young Adults by S Shane Thomas Distant Origins: An Anki Legacies Science Fantasy for Young Adults by Dec. 16, 2017 $0.99 114385 words Sample 20%
Atlantis was a colonial starship for ancient aliens. Humanity has pooled its resources into the League of Atlantis Reborn Colonies. Now, LARC1 colonial startship nears its new home and an old threat.
The Valiant Chronicles by Val Tobin The Valiant Chronicles by Dec. 16, 2017 $5.99 230012 words Sample 20%
Three Exciting Novels from Award-Winning Author Val Tobin: The Experiencers and A Ring of Truth plus, as a bonus, prequel novel Earthbound. Not killing her might be the death of him. Black-ops Assassin Michael Valiant questions his agency's motives when he's ordered to silence a group of UFO enthusiasts who look less like terrorists than they do housewives and nerds.
God is in the Rain by Bruce Burk, Jr God is in the Rain by Dec. 16, 2017 Free! 93836 words
The Knights of the Living Earth rise to restore law and order to the planet when an alien named Eidolon invades and establishes a one world government. When Eidolon deletes all record of religions from the planet, the Knights must discover and introduce a set of natural law principles to wake up humankind who only receives manipulated information from the Universal Database.
Of Stars and Clay by Elizabeth M. Herrera Of Stars and Clay by Dec. 16, 2017 $3.99 86508 words Sample 20%
Mankind’s origins are woven with lies, which are exposed when a virus purposely kills the majority of mankind. Those who survive are controlled from behind the scenes by a dark force that has waited millenniums for total domination. Only the mutated Earth Sentinels can free mankind from their unseen shackles.
Growing Our Future by Andy Stilpactrik Growing Our Future by Dec. 15, 2017 You set the price! 29717 words Sample 20%
Do talking cats, chemtrails, and mutations signify the end of the world or the beginning? Rose-Marie, a young college student, is about to find out, with the help of her friends and wise men bearing gifts and mystic messages.
Ava Episode Four by Odette C. Bell Ava Episode Four by Dec. 15, 2017 $3.99 41421 words Sample 20%
They’ve been separated. This time for good. Because there’s no way John can survive this one. Leana’x has hours to live and no help against a galaxy that wants her dead. This is their last chance. Fail, and the Force will finally win. … In Ava Episode Four, the galaxy must unite or crumble under a force like no other.
Andromeda : Gate Quests #3 Enemies or Allies by Genie Driscoll Andromeda : Gate Quests #3 Enemies or Allies by Dec. 15, 2017 $2.99 92967 words Sample 20%
Andromeda and her crew leave Solaris via a wormhole and end up near Heliopolis The crew are granted R & R after their dramatic events in Solaris and get to go home. However going home ends up in various unusual incidents and the Base CO finds herself being a fugitive on Earth and being hunted by UFO enthusiasts and her own people at Universal Alliance Command.
The Divine Space Pirates: A Science Fiction Romance Series by C. S. Johnson The Divine Space Pirates: A Science Fiction Romance Series by Dec. 15, 2017 $7.99 255949 words Sample 20%
After accidentally getting captured by her nation's enemy, Aerie St. Cloud finds herself in the middle of the world's war as she falls in love with the tragic captain of a pirated starship.
The Ephemeral Passage by Thorn Osgood The Ephemeral Passage by Dec. 15, 2017 $1.99 113009 words
Convinced that Corilan’s Earth Renaissance Show message on Earth’s devastation and path to rejuvenated Earth is true, people pledged Earth care. They follow the organization’s members to the Ephemeral Passage. Now that everyone is here, allegiants and members don’t communicate. They all have questions about the passage, but her ancestral guide refuses to let her give a complete explanation.
Sixers - Volume 1 of Macroglint Series by John Patrick Kavanagh Sixers - Volume 1 of Macroglint Series by Dec. 15, 2017 $9.99 117563 words Sample 5%
In this near future pop-culture-filled dystopian novel, America is under the dark cloud of a new envirus, Camden-Young’s Disease. Unleashed five years earlier from an explosion at a genetic engineering laboratory, the stealth envirus has laid waste to 74% of Caucasians between puberty and their early thirties while the other 26% are mysteriously immune.
The Possum Man by Philip C. Elrod The Possum Man by Dec. 15, 2017 Free! 2661 words Read a sample
A fun and quick read of a Texas Tale that did not really happen - or did it?
The Dead Man's Feast by I G Hulme The Dead Man's Feast by Dec. 15, 2017 $1.99 108350 words
The second story in the Heavenfield series sees a return for Grace Palmer to the Standing-Point Project after the chaos of the Battle of Maunsworth Field. "An epic work; compelling, haunting and mesmerising. Part spy novel, part sci-fi thriller, with the promise of spiritual odyssey." - "A modern-day classic of science-fiction."
Le Chat De Sisyphe by Jean-Yves Crozier Le Chat De Sisyphe by Dec. 15, 2017 $0.99 1784 words Sample 20%
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. Lors de ce vingt-quatrième épisode, l'équilibriste fait une rencontre à en perdre la logique du mythe.
Crónicas de la era zombi by C.Q Vidal Crónicas de la era zombi by Dec. 15, 2017 $1.25 67994 words
Hace ya mucho tiempo que el mundo cambio: los mares se han desplazado, las montañas derrumbado o se han formado nuevas y los ciclos solares erráticos. La antigua tecnología no funciona en el nuevo mundo y, sobre todo, los zombis dominan la faz de la tierra. Pequeños núcleos de población sobreviven en ciudades fortificadas, creando una sociedad más propia de la edad media.
El absurdo bluperniano by C.Q Vidal El absurdo bluperniano by Dec. 15, 2017 $0.99 42153 words
Los blupernianos son seres pequeños y viscosos con forma similar a un pulpo, unos seres que dedican su vida a la obra de unos desconocidos "ingenieros" y observar sus obras. Se encuentran en una nave situada en la órbita de la tierra, ahí han estado durante miles de años, ahora reciben la visita de un supervisor debido a sus investigaciones y sus interacciones con los humanos.
Gezocht: avonturier by Paul Kater Gezocht: avonturier by Dec. 15, 2017 $4.99 98207 words
In dit vervolg op "Gezocht: held" ontmoeten we Sabas en zijn buitenaardse bruid Reny die op zoek zijn naar een eigen woning. Als ze een uitnodiging krijgen om de Souverein en zijn familie weer eens te bezoeken zijn ze meteen enthousiast. Er wachten heel wat avonturen op het tweetal...
The Archimage's Fourth Daughter by Lyndon Hardy The Archimage's Fourth Daughter by Dec. 15, 2017 $9.99 135070 words
A cross-over between sword-and-sorcery and urban fantasy subgenres. Briana is in a jam. Even her father, Alodar the Archimage, cannot not fix things. The only thing that will save her is to go on an adventure worhy of the sagas. Aliens, volcanoes,, and, of course -- magic
Hanging On by Ray Wenck Hanging On by Dec. 15, 2017 $2.99 93407 words
Five months after the life-changing apocalyptic event, Mark craves normal activities. What could go wrong with a little fishing trip with his children?
How to Think Inside the Box by Michele Laframboise How to Think Inside the Box by Dec. 15, 2017 $2.99 7007 words Sample 30%
Loongunis need constant fluctuations in order to thrive, while the human visitors hate the endless moves of their traveling Box. When a sabotage impairs the shift engines, the forced immobility might drive all Loongunis mad…unless their translator can work out a solution! * Science fiction adventure at its best, told by multiple award-winning author Michèle Laframboise
Shattered Space by Barbara Lund Shattered Space by Dec. 15, 2017 $0.99 9092 words
When Amy Cordova’s grief over her lover is interrupted by an old acquaintance with a desperate mission, she must pull herself together long enough to strike at the very heart of darkness: the slaver fortress. The only way in is to become the monster she’d slain, but even from beyond the grave, Gunnar Quinn is a tenacious foe that won’t let go once he has his victim…
Childhood's End (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 1) by William Bernhardt Childhood's End (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 1) by Dec. 15, 2017 $2.99 27562 words Sample 20%
Aura was only trying to use her healing powers to help a small child. But when she Shined, something went horribly wrong--and Seattle was destroyed. In the aftermath of this disaster, the government institutionalizes Shines in "rehabilitative treatment centers." But when she tumbles onto the horrible secret beneath the rehab--she realizes just how great the danger really is.
Positional Play (Metatron's Army, Book 4) by Elizabeth Maxim Positional Play (Metatron's Army, Book 4) by Dec. 15, 2017 $4.99 63359 words Sample 20%
Rescued from the clutches of the Iconoclast, Christine Baker is anxious for life to get back to normal. Born in one universe, raised in another, she feels little more than a universal misfit. Light Being Verix understands fighting the demons of the unknown. Determined to help she get back on her feet after captivity, he will haul them into the light. Left in the shadows, they would only grow.
Nothing Is Wrong by MES Nothing Is Wrong by Dec. 14, 2017 Free! 22159 words Read a sample
A meditation on life choices. The protagonist changes setting, community and occupation and must decide what ultimately fits best with her values. Also...brains.
Aliens from the Sky - Invasion by C.O. Amal Aliens from the Sky - Invasion by Dec. 14, 2017 $2.99 17189 words Sample 20%
One day, when we were least expecting, they came from the sky, taking everyone in. When we made a stand with all the weapons we have, they started to nuke everything. And then, everything began to end… The gripping novella about alien invasion.
Dry Creek Crossing: A Thunder Mountain Novel by Dean Wesley Smith Dry Creek Crossing: A Thunder Mountain Novel by Dec. 14, 2017 $4.99 31604 words
Concord Coaches hold a mythical place in the history of the Old West. Colfax Shaw and Anna Taber, born a hundred years apart, find a compatible interest in one old Concord. Anna studies the math of situations and timelines while Colfax focuses on the history of it all. But both the math and the history, normally solid and dependable for both Anna and Colfax, suddenly become erratic.
The Heavenfield by I G Hulme The Heavenfield by Dec. 14, 2017 $0.99 142123 words
Hailed as a 'Modern-day Classic of Science-Fiction', the Heavenfield is a dark science-fiction thriller set within a British experimental research facility, involving clandestine Government Agencies, Supernatural Forces, & Alternate Realities. Part spy novel, part sci-fi thriller with ominous & mysterious undercurrents, The Heavenfield has been described as 'thought-provoking, & compelling.
Midnight Crew by Wolf Sherman Midnight Crew by Dec. 14, 2017 Free! 3208 words Sample 20%
It was a world much like ours, parallel, but not in a hazy Sci-Fi kind of way... Brian had come to know how the eeriness of sundown in the forgotten part of the east-end of town, smeared itself thick and sticky with indifference to his career.
The Wall by Rosa Marchisella The Wall by Dec. 14, 2017 $0.99 3961 words Sample 25%
For over a century, Doctor Raker has worked tirelessly toward a future free of crime. But, his vision of a peaceful world means eternal damnation for others.
Mouth of the Underworld by Clint Westgard Mouth of the Underworld by Dec. 14, 2017 $2.99 7864 words
The Mouth of the Underworld, the eater of souls, has long been lost. But Kasuir and Jasryl, Hautlyrun youths who have heard endless tales of it, discover its entrance in the highlands above their town. But sometimes old tales do have a kernel of truth. For something awaits them in the Mouth of the Underworld. From it, there will be no escape.
The Queen of Swords by Alana Melos The Queen of Swords by Dec. 13, 2017 $3.49 32959 words
Caprice is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a veteran villain of Imperial City, and what you might call a 'maladjusted individual'. While she plots to achieve her own goals, she's forced to take whatever jobs may come along, and any unintended consequences from them! The heroes don't always win in this world, but being a villain has its own unique set of problems.
Under Space by Tim Barry, Jr Under Space by Dec. 13, 2017 You set the price! 6604 words Sample 20%
Hundreds of years in the future, the surface of earth has become overheated and inhabitable due to climate change. Humanity has moved on to four underwater colonies, giant metal spherical structures floating in the oceans. Fin is a young boy living on Atlantic Colony. His journal entries detail what life is like as conditions worsen.
Newcomer: Chapter 11 by Mike White Newcomer: Chapter 11 by Dec. 13, 2017 Free! 3879 words Read a sample
Cali and Faraday have to try to escape from some nasty murderous smoke, and they find something pretty terrifying in the process.
The Fascinating Life of Animal Robots by TK Wade The Fascinating Life of Animal Robots by Dec. 13, 2017 $4.99 81324 words Sample 20%
In the future, walking and talking robots become a part of daily life. They do things for us with perfect efficiency. However, they are anything but people. James Reiner is the CEO and president of a company who is trying to change that. The only difference is that his line of robots look like cute, cartoony animals.
Bitter: Baqash Origins by C.E. Wilson Bitter: Baqash Origins by Dec. 13, 2017 Free! 15654 words Read a sample
Chris had just suffered through the worst earthquake imaginable. Then, a short time later, a second earthquake rocked the entire world. After those two devastating events, God sends a messenger to him. "Haven't I done enough for God? I'm a bitter, old man. Let me rest in peace." But to Chris' dismay God sent him on a 2000 mile journey to the Mohave Desert and didn't bother to explain to him why…
FREEDOM Sweeps by Stephen Arseneault FREEDOM Sweeps by Dec. 13, 2017 $2.99 80119 words Sample 20%
The third book of the FREEDOM series. The virus that frees addiction spreads in pockets. Sweeps are conducted by the aliens with thousands butchered. Can the newly aware Humans be saved? Can Master Hallik be elevated to the position of Emperor? Is an end to ten thousand years of Human slavery in sight?
♂: The NOVEL (Mars: the Novel) by Gerard M. DiLeo ♂: The NOVEL (Mars: the Novel) by Dec. 13, 2017 You set the price! 140506 words Sample 50%
♂ : The Novel is set in the 25th Century after the terraforming of Mars. The ṺberCollider has isolated the exotic chronoton particle, that quantum state vector that assigns time to all things. A second ṺberCollider is constructed on Mars to reconcile the present with a time epoch 3 billion years earlier so that the living Martians of that time could be brought to us. What could possibly go wrong?
Orta Evren Günlükleri / Ruh Tutucuların Yükselişi by Ceyhun Özçelik Orta Evren Günlükleri / Ruh Tutucuların Yükselişi by Dec. 13, 2017 $2.49 78846 words
Evrendeki en güzel gezegenlerden biri olan Dünya'ya geri dönüşün anlatıldığı bu hikâyede, evrendeki farklı canlıların gizemli hayatları ve diyarlarına yapılan yolculuk ve bu esnada yaşamı yok etmeye çalışan kötü varlıklarla, yaşamı ve evren dengesini korumaya çalışan iyi varlıkların yaptıkları mücadelenin destansı öyküsü sizleri bekliyor.
Sin and Error Pining and Other Seasonal Tales from iHero Entertainment by Sean Taylor Sin and Error Pining and Other Seasonal Tales from iHero Entertainment by Dec. 13, 2017 $1.00 11017 words Sample 20%
Enjoy this special collection of holiday stories from the superhero universe of iHero Entertainment and Cyber Age Adventures. Stories feature fan-favorite characters The Grandstander, Ms. Futura, The Boom Machine, and Starlight.
Alien Bride: An Alien Mates Adventure SFR (Taron Invasion Series) by A.J. Daniels Alien Bride: An Alien Mates Adventure SFR (Taron Invasion Series) by Dec. 13, 2017 Free! 37652 words Read a sample
Nick Captured by aliens, one Navy Seal earns his Trident by fighting the big blue freaks every step of the way back to Earth. Watching them conquer one planet after another, and enslaving the inhabitants sparks a white hot fury deep in his gut. Vowing to take them down at any cost, he formulates a plan. It may not be a particularly good one, but it’s the best of very limited options. Spending year
The Beast at the Gate by R.A. Baker The Beast at the Gate by Dec. 13, 2017 Free! 12833 words Read a sample
Sci-fi meets fantasy in R A Baker's amazing epic adventure: Lord Nephredom's Gate is about to open and unleash a horde of mutated beasts that were once men. One brave heroine known as "Rayna of Nightwind stands in the way.
Under Falling Skies by Kate MacLeod Under Falling Skies by Dec. 13, 2017 $3.99 67376 words
Scout Shannon's whole family died the day the Space Farers dropped an asteroid on their domed city. Now she lives alone, out in the wild with only her dogs for company. She prefers it that way. "Under Falling Skies", a young adult science fiction novel, set on a remote planet with a distinctly Old West feel. For fans of gunslinging women and young girl assassins. And dogs.
The Unfound (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 8) by Burke Holbrook The Unfound (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 8) by Dec. 13, 2017 $2.99 19847 words Sample 20%
Using a controversial new test, Tennessee state authorities target and arrest Shines, even if their powers have not yet manifested. They go after Lola, a newlywed military codebreaker--and her husband is shot during her arrest. Lola is sentenced to "rehabilitation"--meaning brainwashing, torture, and experimentation. She and her new Shine friends must escape before it's too late.
Vanicrast - Eclipse by Luke MJ Powell Vanicrast - Eclipse by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 42521 words Sample 20%
Life appears to be normal for Pandora Law. That is, until the day she is arrested...
Africa: an International Technothriller (Book 3 of THE FLENSE series) by Saul Tanpepper Africa: an International Technothriller (Book 3 of THE FLENSE series) by Dec. 12, 2017 $2.99 107941 words Sample 20%
Contracted by a prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance reporter, Angelique de l'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern. But is she really helping to expose an evil plot to destroy humanity, or is she being used to help make it happen? THE FLENSE is a 4-book international technothriller series (also available as a 12-part serial).
Kill  Most of the Miscreants by Ivan Bering Kill Most of the Miscreants by Dec. 12, 2017 $0.99 84323 words Sample 15%
Radical changes in the criminal justice system become possible because of the innovations of one Dr. Max Armstrong. Mass executions reveal anomalies. Have innocent men been executed? Detective Taylor provides an unobstructed view of this system's struggles as he simultaneously tracks two different serial killers. Dr. Armstrong gets charged with statutory rape. Can he beat the new science?
Brave New Worldling by Kevin Williams Brave New Worldling by Dec. 12, 2017 Free! 1816 words
Hard SF; theoretical ecos, AIs, ghettos and middle sauce. Take an evolving eco system, add AIs, god and a ghetto that just won't go away. The new kids on the block have their own toys, too.
King of Peace and Glory by Anne B. Walsh King of Peace and Glory by Dec. 12, 2017 Free! 43615 words Read a sample
Find your festive mood with Anne B. Walsh's sixth holiday short story collection. Will you visit a spacefaring Santa aboard the starship North Pole, "For Goodness Sake"? Delve underground for some "Straight Shooting" in a Winterfest archery contest? Sail the North Atlantic on the brig Molly Porter, guided by the "Star of the Sea"? Bake up a batch of gingerbread with "Somebody's Children"?
Nancy 9 Investigates The Lost Females by Sally Dillon-Snape Nancy 9 Investigates The Lost Females by Dec. 12, 2017 $3.99 90190 words Sample 5%
Nancy 9 is the most advanced Android ever created, she can cry, love, make love, be sad, lie and kill. She stands against the armies of K.K. Kendrick and of the Federations and finally against the white military power of The States in her efforts to return thousands of abducted females back to their families and to their homes. She destroys walls and aids and helps though causes chaos.
Robo-Schlong by Nate Fiala Robo-Schlong by Dec. 12, 2017 $0.99 3574 words Sample 20%
Welcome to the Future of One-Night Stands. Robo-Schlong is a Sci-Fi Romance Short Story
Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew Winterglass by Dec. 12, 2017 $2.99 34947 words Sample 20%
Winterglass is a sci-fantasy about one woman’s love for her homeland (Sirapirat) and her determination to defeat the Winter Queen who has overtaken the land.