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Teddyhunter: The Neanderthal Gene by Kevin Williams Teddyhunter: The Neanderthal Gene by Feb. 28, 2017 $2.99 101345 words Sample 10%
volume five of teddy hunter: The new UFO observer is a mad scientist determined to improve the human race. No matter how far back he has to go to do it.
The Abiding by B.C. Morin The Abiding by Feb. 28, 2017 $2.99 89940 words Sample 20%
Turned into the ultimate hybrids and controlled by clockwork collars, The Abiding must follow their new master and his vindictive desires, or pay with their lives. Emeline must decide to stand with Nathaniel, see through their master's plan and hope he releases them, or stand with Alexander and rid herself of the very man who killed her family and turned her into a monster.
The Intergenerational Tree by Kate MacLeod The Intergenerational Tree by Feb. 28, 2017 $3.99 28212 words Sample 20%
Marie Marguerite has prepared all her life to travel on a generation ship, but then the uncle she's never met takes her off the ship before launch and leaves her in a dying mining station in the asteroid belt. The old couple there have secrets that just might prove deadly. Can Marie Marguerite alone without her friends escape before the station fails?
The Psionicist Guild: Introductory Text 1 by Ash Nom DePlume The Psionicist Guild: Introductory Text 1 by Feb. 28, 2017 $2.99 112997 words Sample 15%
This is a textbook for the Psionicist Guild, outlining the experience some members who were willing to share their thoughts and experiences. As it was acquired with a quantum computer hacking system, the result is the non-linear time aspect of such devices has it obtaining a version a few hundred years in the future, with gives some insight in how we are viewed in the years that follow.
The Aqua Truth by L.L Hunter The Aqua Truth by Feb. 28, 2017 $0.99 35636 words Sample 5%
Pym Maddox and Rush Rodgers grew up knowing they were different. But they only realized how different when they exposed General Maddox’s secret experiments. There is still more underneath the surface. And Pym and Rush won’t know the truth until they come face to face with themselves. The epic final installment of the Aqua Saga.
A Bounty on the Beast by M. Garnet A Bounty on the Beast by Feb. 28, 2017 $4.99 52680 words Sample 20%
Her assignment was simple—capture a thief and return a stolen item, but simple disappeared as she lost her heart and almost her life in a war in space.
The Breeder Slave by P.L. Parker The Breeder Slave by Feb. 28, 2017 $7.49 102639 words Sample 20%
He was her salvation…or her destruction.
The Breeder Slave by P.L. Parker The Breeder Slave by Feb. 28, 2017 $7.49 102752 words Sample 20%
He was her salvation…or her destruction.
Dreaming in the Shadows by Ross Caligiuri Dreaming in the Shadows by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.95 107734 words Sample 65%
If we could harness fate, should we? Nora has a vision of her own death and realizes she must use her gift of foresight to save the world.
Help 2nd Edition by Arturo F. Campo Help 2nd Edition by Feb. 27, 2017 Free! 75600 words Read a sample
The story revolves on a simple phrase, ‘LOVE ONE ANOTHER.’ How complex it became when thirty-six benevolent aliens, stranded on our planet, sought help from us humans to save their civilization. Of how the alien's 'love one another' clashed with human's greed for power. A down-on-Earth sci-fi story meant for well-read readers who loves thought provoking stories of struggle and survival.
Dead World by Cora Buhlert Dead World by Feb. 27, 2017 $2.99 30214 words Sample 20%
Once, Anjali and Mikhail were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and went on the run together. Now they eke out a living on the galactic rim, while trying to stay under the radar. When a routine retrieval job on a supposedly abandoned planet goes wrong, Anjali and Mikhail quickly find themselves caught in a deadly chase across a radioactive wasteland.
Forgotness: Part 3: The Winter Bomber, Chapter 3: The Winter Bomber by T W G Fraser Forgotness: Part 3: The Winter Bomber, Chapter 3: The Winter Bomber by Feb. 27, 2017 Free! 9025 words Read a sample
This is Chapter 3, of Part 3: First strike Forgotness: Sea levels have risen 200m, and England is underwater. After the Trident nuclear strikes little of the population is left, struggling to survive on the few hilltops above sea level. Felix is sent north to try to find a way to get to higher ground.
The Time Refugee: Book 4 of the Evaran Chronicles by Adair Hart The Time Refugee: Book 4 of the Evaran Chronicles by Feb. 27, 2017 $3.99 95132 words Sample 10%
United Planets Agent Jane Trellis is hoping to find out if the Dyson bubble around Roeth is a cover for the illegal augment trade. On a personal note, she hopes to discover more about how her husband died while working there. Hope arrives in the form of time travelers Evaran, V, and Dr. Albert Snowden and his niece, Emily.
Dropping the Mask by Kieran J. Evans Dropping the Mask by Feb. 27, 2017 $7.99 15004 words Sample 20%
Short story collection, coupled with narrative and lyrical verses of grief, anger, betrayal, and a scrabble to pull one's self out of the mire of depression, spanning from late 2011 to early 2017.
The Clockwork Alice by DeAnna Knippling The Clockwork Alice by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 42842 words Sample 20%
Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the girl who inspired the Alice in Wonderland books, has all grown up. She has a good life. And a painting given to her by the Reverend Charles Dodgson that may lead her to Wonderland one last time...in order to save it.
Star Crusader: Legends of Orion by Michael G. Thomas Star Crusader: Legends of Orion by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 76754 words Sample 20%
It is a dark time for the Alliance, with their forces scattered before the advancing legions of the unstoppable Star Empire. Further disastrous news arrives that General Makos and his loyal Byotai warriors have been utterly routed in battle, leaving the Alliance no option but to fall back to Helios.
The Incident at Tony's Burgeria: A Shady Hollow Short Story by Chauncey Rogers The Incident at Tony's Burgeria: A Shady Hollow Short Story by Feb. 27, 2017 Free! 4358 words Read a sample
It seems like another slow, depressing day at Tony's Burgeria. But as awful as a normal workday is at the greasy fast-food joint, this one is about to become far worse—and more dangerous.
Hegira by Jo Tannah Hegira by Feb. 27, 2017 Free! 6867 words Read a sample
With only hours to spare before the scheduled exodus, a group of people say their last good-byes to those they must leave behind. Last minute preparations are well under way to guarantee their survival in three new worlds. The Hegira Project is ready to launch, heading towards a brighter future.
Scourge of Sheol: a Novella by Erin M. McDermott Scourge of Sheol: a Novella by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 31574 words Sample 15%
In the near future, a deadly plague sweeps the earth ripping apart the mind and body of each victim. A team of researchers creates Sheol, a virtual reality world, to try to lead patients safely through each terror, yet none survive. When Mr. Abram's son becomes infected, his child's faith in him and the sacrifices enabled by a father's boundless love are the boy's only hope—and maybe the world's.
Ardulum: First Don by J.S. Fields Ardulum: First Don by Feb. 27, 2017 $6.49 93014 words Sample 20%
Between piloting the Mercy’s Pledge and smuggling goods, Neek barely gets by. She is haunted by Ardulum, the traveling planet that visited her homeworld…and then disappeared, leaving Neek’s people to worship the Ardulans as gods. Neek does not believe—and has paid dearly for it, exiled. Yet, fate deals Neek a hand: a slave girl who resembles an Ardulan god. Will she bring salvation, or only death?
Side Jobs: A Collection of Dark-Ice Shorts by Jake Herring Side Jobs: A Collection of Dark-Ice Shorts by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 4928 words Sample 30%
SIDE JOBS: A COLLECTION OF DARK-ICE SHORTS is just that. These three short stories take place in a near-future world where mercenaries are legally considered weapons, shifting the repercussions of their actions to the contract holder.
Asteriod Jumpers by Sean Monaghan Asteriod Jumpers by Feb. 26, 2017 $5.99 77143 words Sample 20%
Captain Arlon Stoddard loves his ship, the Luminou. Run by the best crew in twelve systems. They're like a family. When the Authority sends the ship to investigate incidents on Asteroid Perry, the crew expects another routine mission. Instead, what they find stuns them. It might just change everything they know. If they can live through it. A deep space adventure from the author of Athena Setting.
The Skipper's Wife - Achala's Story by Andrew Kerr The Skipper's Wife - Achala's Story by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 89720 words Sample 15%
A hero stumbles through recovery, self-discovery, and love. As a child, she dreamed of healing the universe of its war wounds, but as an adult she mastered the art of causing them. This story is one of redemption for a young woman as she faces the demons from her past while continuing to make costly mistakes in the present.
Forgotness: Part 3: The Winter Bomber, Chapter 2: Not an ogre by T W G Fraser Forgotness: Part 3: The Winter Bomber, Chapter 2: Not an ogre by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 4043 words Read a sample
This is Chapter 2, of Part 3: Moving in for the kill Forgotness: Sea levels have risen 200m, and England is underwater. After the Trident nuclear strikes little of the population is left, struggling to survive on the few hilltops above sea level. Felix is sent north to try to find a way to get to higher ground.
The Hat Club by JC Mitchell The Hat Club by Feb. 26, 2017 $4.99 63256 words Sample 20%
The Evolvit Smart 3D Printer/Scanner/Copier can scan and print 3-dimensional objects in a variety of materials including food and human cells, storing the resulting files on the AtomCloud. But what happens when three employees try scanning a drawing of a 4-dimensional object? The worldwide network of Evolvits start to take their revenge in unexpected ways.
Zeglin och vorzitlasten by Richard Dahllöf Zeglin och vorzitlasten by Feb. 26, 2017 $4.99 35733 words Sample 15%
I den här första boken i serien finner sig vår hjälte Zeglin Aloothar sig mer eller mindre strandsatt i en avlägsen del av galaxen och blir indragen i en härva rörande en värdefull vorzitlast.
The Survivalist (Freedom Lost) by Arthur T. Bradley The Survivalist (Freedom Lost) by Feb. 26, 2017 $5.95 89684 words Sample 10%
When a friend is wrongly convicted, Deputy Marshal Mason Raines must take his place in a gunfighting competition unlike any other. To survive, he must overcome a handful of unique shooting challenges, each with deadly consequences. As Mason defeats one ruthless competitor after another, he begins to question not only the brutality of the competition but also the guilt of its competitors.
Survival has many faces by Henko Beukes Survival has many faces by Feb. 26, 2017 $5.99 89867 words Sample 20%
A dystopian cyberpunk novel about Leon Kruger, ex-mercenary and Six, a lattice diving hacker girl, who get on the wrong side of the Overlord system of global corporations and guilds. Their adventure leads them to team up with an interesting sexbot and her corporate resistance fighter friends as they take on the system in a ruined city of high tech and desperation.
Queen of the Quantum Realm by Rhonda Denise Johnson Queen of the Quantum Realm by Feb. 25, 2017 $2.99 76359 words Sample 15%
Jawan hadn’t been allowed to see his parents in eight years after the powerful Earth mage apprenticed him, and now he never will. They’d been struck down by the deadly purple plague that ravages Hadley Town. When his master’s magic fails to find a clue to this mystery ailment, Jawan embarks on his own search, and finds himself trapped in a world one billionth his normal size.
The Fifth Di... March 2017 by J Alan Erwine The Fifth Di... March 2017 by Feb. 25, 2017 $1.99 16254 words Sample 10%
The March 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… starts yet another year of wonderful science fiction and fantasy fiction. This issue brings you fiction from Daniel C. Smith, Melanie Rees, Kate Runnels, and Eamonn Murphy. These stories will have you questioning reality, questioning what’s right and wrong in the world, and maybe even questioning what we should tolerate as the world changes around us.
The Lights of Ceres by William Petersen The Lights of Ceres by Feb. 25, 2017 Free! 5929 words Read a sample
A trio of explorers land on the asteroid, Ceres, in hopes of explaining the mysterious lights detected on its surface, only to discover more questions than answers.
Dave Cameron and the Extraterrestrial by V Bertolaccini Dave Cameron and the Extraterrestrial by Feb. 25, 2017 Free! 52280 words Read a sample
An adventurous science fiction comedy! Has a powerful action-packed comedy and science fiction story of a soldier losing his memory after an alien abduction and his comical search for his lost identity, as he searches for lost treasure and encounters the UK Prime Minister, US military, and NASA, as they make contact with an interdimensional extraterrestrial shot down by a military space weapon!
Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Digital Fiction Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Feb. 25, 2017 $2.99 52491 words Sample 7%
An anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in our fourth anthology an exciting collection of new stories from established authors. Our fourth edition of the Digital Science Fiction anthology series serves up a smorgasbord of terrific stories; however, each story has its own unique version of an heir.
Therefore I Am - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Digital Fiction Therefore I Am - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Feb. 25, 2017 $2.99 56035 words Sample 7%
Therefore I Am – Digital Science Fiction Anthology – Digital Science Fiction Short Stories Series One - Book Two, is an anthology of original science fiction short stories from professional writers. Our second edition of the Digital Science Fiction anthology series developed a theme all on its own – a theme of what consciousness is and what it means to be human and live a fully human life.
The Purification: Book 3 of the Evaran Chronicles by Adair Hart The Purification: Book 3 of the Evaran Chronicles by Feb. 25, 2017 $3.99 96752 words Sample 10%
The Purification follows Evaran and Dr. Albert Snowden and his niece, Emily, as they deal with the question of what happens when the past changes and you are in a temporally shielded ship. Evaran determines that the path humanity has taken is unacceptable and decides to change the past. He must also deal with Dr. Snowden’s personal issue and Emily’s survival journey on a prison planet.
Junior by Crystal Dawn Junior by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 50248 words Sample 20%
Talai wasn’t angry, she was furious. It was true they’d made no commitment to each other, but their relationship had been building toward something. She was sure of it until she had walked into the emergency shelter and seen that female in his arms. It was a sight difficult to forget and goddess knows she’d tried. Maybe she was just meant to be alone and help others with their children.
First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Digital Fiction First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 54072 words Sample 7%
First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology: Series One - Book One, is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in this exciting anthology a rich range of compelling new stories from established authors.
Tea and Knives by Meyari McFarland Tea and Knives by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 14749 words Sample 20%
Cadfael desperately needed to look grown up. Desperately. The day had gone from bad to worse as disasters piled on and now he was the only one who could entertain the Affrica sisters until grown-ups were available. But looking grown meant grown-up attention and Cadfael wasn't all sure he was ready to deal with that. At least not without a knife in his hands.
Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka Stay Crazy by Feb. 24, 2017 $6.99 66568 words Sample 20%
When her coworkers start mysteriously dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.
Mayhem and Mutiny by Charissa Dufour Mayhem and Mutiny by Feb. 24, 2017 $3.99 66670 words Sample 20%
"Just find her. In a city of 3.5 billion. How hard can it be?" The answer? Hard. Very hard.
Hybrid Hotel by Dan Decker Hybrid Hotel by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 43706 words Sample 20%
Morty thought that fighting human zombie-like monsters was bad but little did he know that things could get worse. A lot worse.
Ready Shooter by Dan Decker Ready Shooter by Feb. 24, 2017 Free! 43965 words Read a sample
Morty Donaldson is studying when his roommate Pete bursts into his dorm room chased by undead zombie-like monsters. Barefoot and armed with his shotgun, Morty fights the creatures but quickly learns they cannot be easily killed.
Bitter Heart by Mary Griggs Bitter Heart by Feb. 24, 2017 $9.99 77261 words Sample 20%
When her home planet is invaded by the Babwe, royal daughter Julian escapes aboard a trade ship. She must get to the Unity planet and persuade the system government to intervene before all of her people are slaughtered or enslaved. With the fate of her people in the balance, can Julian work fast enough to save them?
The Plague Starship (The Astronauts Book #1). Russian Edition by Rina Grant The Plague Starship (The Astronauts Book #1). Russian Edition by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 75336 words Sample 20%
The Russian-language edition of the bestselling science fiction novel. A spaceship crew faces a chain of apparently unrelated "accidents". A coincidence or somebody's ill will? An android crew member has to find it out before she gets the blame for these and other crimes.
The Variant Effect: Madhouse 1 - Ziploc City by G. Wells Taylor The Variant Effect: Madhouse 1 - Ziploc City by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 59448 words Sample 15%
A year has passed since the Variant Effect returned and Skin Eaters started hunting again. Metro has been quarantined and the National Guard stands ready to shoot anyone who tries to leave the city. The Variant stationhouses have reopened and 9-Squad is wondering if they can stop the new outbreak or if their Bezo bosses have left them to die with the populace. The End Begins Now in the Madhouse!
Forgotness: Part 2: Forgotness, Chapter 8: J-Pop by T W G Fraser Forgotness: Part 2: Forgotness, Chapter 8: J-Pop by Feb. 24, 2017 Free! 8987 words Read a sample
This is Chapter 8, the last of Part 2: Loch an Eilein again! Come on Eilein. Forgotness: Sea levels have risen 200m, and England is underwater. After the Trident nuclear strikes little of the population is left, struggling to survive on the few hilltops above sea level. Felix is sent north to try to find a way to get to higher ground.
PhD. (A Time Traveler's Search for Bacon) by David Dubé PhD. (A Time Traveler's Search for Bacon) by Feb. 24, 2017 $3.99 156152 words Sample 20%
An historical novel about a physicist whose time machine malfunctions, placing him in 18th century France, weeks before the French Revolution. He travels to Paris hoping that members of the Royal Academy of Science can assist him. Federal agents in the 21st century search for his machine as pursues a solution to return to the present and the identity of the person who seeks to destroy him in 1789.
Skyjackers - Season One by J.C. Staudt Skyjackers - Season One by Feb. 24, 2017 $3.99 104901 words Sample 10%
Follow the thrilling adventures of Benedict Caine and his swashbuckling family of airship pirates as they prowl the skies, sowing mischief and mayhem in search of fortune and glory. When Caine's eldest daughter Vivian falls for a young sky marshal by the name of Jonathan Thorpe, Caine will stop at nothing to thwart the unseasoned officer's advances at every turn.
From Hell by C.O. Amal From Hell by Feb. 24, 2017 Free! 21133 words Read a sample
One day or another, all hell break loose. People weren’t known that when they discovered a new naturally occurring tunnel system that they were actually opening a Pandora’s Box. Once the portal appeared, demons started rushing out of hell to our earth, infecting anything they found. Now the world is dead and the world is in the hands of flesh eating monsters.
Planet Dead by C.O. Amal Planet Dead by Feb. 24, 2017 $0.99 21367 words Sample 20%
The plague that once ravaged planet Mars is now on our planet Earth. No doubt, Earth will die and it will become like planet Mars. Meanwhile some of the Martians are here on Earth living with biggest secrets of the universe. Earth have no hope. Surviving people have to leave Earth and they have to find another habitable planet. Then they find the secret 9th planet.