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Proluge: Private Isabel Raven Montarosa by Cordia St Clair Proluge: Private Isabel Raven Montarosa by March 21, 2018 $1.99 2,440 words
In this new novel a Private Investigator named Isabel finds that she must travel abroad for a job. She gains the respect & eventual love of a new boss.
The Horrorist (Infinity, Ltd. #3) by Julio Angel Ortiz The Horrorist (Infinity, Ltd. #3) by March 21, 2018 $0.99 5,430 words
Paratemporal investigators Palequus and Peter encounter a strange man in an shadowy home with a horrific secret.
Privilege. by Ellen Dudley Privilege. by March 21, 2018 $2.99 63,750 words Sample 5%
AD 4192. Senior Enforcers Antonia Fell and Jeff Klimsch, embark on a search for a misguided scientist who threatens to destroy Earth, and finish up taking an unwanted journey, fifty years into the past with no chance of returning; or so it seems.
The Solar Sea by David Lee Summers The Solar Sea by March 21, 2018 $3.99 63,870 words Sample 20%
Whales around the world changed their songs the day scientists announced the discovery of new particles around Saturn's largest moon which could solve Earth's energy needs. The Quinn Corporation rushes to build a solar sail space craft to unlock the secrets of these strange new particles. The crew makes a grand tour of the solar system and discovers wonders and dangers beyond their imagination.
Survival Instincts: A Dystopian Novel by May Dawney Survival Instincts: A Dystopian Novel by March 21, 2018 $9.99 131,900 words
Civilization has fallen. Lynn, alone in the debris of a world reclaimed by nature and hiding from the threat of man, is forced to go on a dangerous journey through decaying New York City. As Lynn’s feelings for her guard, Dani, grow, she’s forced to face her belief that staying alone is the only way to survive. A fast-paced dystopian adventure where love trumps instinct.
Requisition by Ani Fox Requisition by March 20, 2018 $3.99 103,390 words
Nothing is as it seems. After the mysterious death of his family, retired operative Spetz has come looking for answers, using himself as bait. The shadowy Syndicate has made him a job offer that a deranged cadre of Nazi supersoldiers, the various global Mafias, and a ship full of eco-fanatics would all prefer he decline.
The Becalmed by Kari Kilgore The Becalmed by March 20, 2018 $3.99 31,810 words
Bitan, the most valuable commodity in the human universe, only comes from one planet. And that planet has a problem. The TransGalactic Corporation sends Luis Ahmad, Chief Psych Officer, on a desperate mission to save the human colony on Bitanthra. Can Luis stop the collapse of communications throughout the galaxy?
Renovations by Kari Kilgore Renovations by March 20, 2018 $2.99 10,740 words
Bob Henderson despises the modern world. Talking elevators. Automated cars. Smart phones that track every move, mood, and thought. The day his office building grows security cameras in the halls, Bob realizes the modern world might despise him right back. What happens when the network decides to search for itself?
The Betrothed and Shattered Destiny Bundle by Odette C. Bell The Betrothed and Shattered Destiny Bundle by March 20, 2018 $14.99 447,030 words Sample 20%
The Betrothed and Shattered Destiny Bundle contains the complete five-episode Betrothed series and the complete six-episode Shattered Destiny series. Blast off today with two full epic space-operas.
A Future Pastime by Raymond Boudreau A Future Pastime by March 20, 2018 $3.99 121,800 words
Earth's middle latitudes have become a global desert. Countries have dissolved and disappeared. The people of Earth have come together in five regional alliances. There is no more war but the Earth Alliance Government executives have promoted the futuristic game of Alliance Major League Baseball to keep the surviving populace of Earth engaged and entertained the game's enhanced athleticism.
Allies and Enemies: Rogues (Series Book 2) by Amy J. Murphy Allies and Enemies: Rogues (Series Book 2) by March 20, 2018 $4.99 87,610 words
For renegade soldier Sela Tyron and her former captain, Jon Veradin, the Reaches were a chance at a fresh start and freedom from the world-conquering Regime. But what should be easy is never easy. In this savage, hardscrabble region, ruled by the ruthless Guilds, the pair quickly find themselves in the crosshairs of scheming cutthroat gangsters as a familiar enemy re-emerges.
BoB by Stephen Brandon BoB by March 20, 2018 $0.99 14,150 words Sample 20%
The Call starts a chain of events that could get Bob killed. An old friend has people after him that will kill him, and anyone he is near. Fleeing across the southwest, to the space station, to the moon, and then to the asteroid belt. There space and forces from Earth take their chance at killing him.
Game: Survive by Les W Kuzyk Game: Survive by March 20, 2018 Free! 4,820 words Read a sample
Stepping onto a cross-city bus, Lisi dons her Halo-T’s and touch contacts Lauren. To pass the scary boring ride, her school friend invites her to game. Playing, Lisi feels drawn deep into strategizing for prehistoric Easter Islanders. Struck by how the island parallels her city and planet in 2038, she learns how her cultural redesign ideas gain a girl survival points.
Madre Árbol, Hijo Semilla by Dan Guajars Madre Árbol, Hijo Semilla by March 20, 2018 $0.99 11,050 words
Raíz Torcida regresa a su planeta después de quinientos años extraviado en el brazo más lejano de la galaxia. Su mundo está devastado, pero no todo está perdido.
E113N by MojoFiction E113N by March 20, 2018 $1.99 13,310 words Sample 30%
E113N is a short story: At only 18 months old, android model number E113N is just figuring herself out. She dreams of the new life that awaits her after the new A.I. protection laws finally pass. When her designer suddenly disappears in a lab accident, his company immediately claims her as their property. She knows they are not interested in her, only her parts. Since the current law is on their
So Many Ways to Die by Dayle A. Dermatis So Many Ways to Die by March 20, 2018 $0.99 4,360 words
Physician Vera followed her husband, engineer Grigor, into space despite her agoraphobia. When an asteroid damages their small ship, someone must go outside to repair the docking mechanism or their incoming crew will die. Grigor and the captain? Injured. Which leaves Vera…. “So Many Ways to Die” originally appeared in Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline (WMG Publishing, 2017).
The Dragonlings and the Magic Four-Leaf Clover by S. E. Smith The Dragonlings and the Magic Four-Leaf Clover by March 20, 2018 $0.99 47,100 words
A little magic can go a long way.... A campfire tale while on a camp-out with their dads has the dragonlings and their besties enchanted with a mythical kingdom called Glitter, home of the magical and mischievous Great King Leprechaun and the Little People. When the younglings discover their dads have disappeared, they are certain King Leprechaun is responsible.
Signal Man and The Old Detroit Drive-In by Winston Crutchfield Signal Man and The Old Detroit Drive-In by March 19, 2018 Free! 2,250 words
In "Signal-Man", a lone figure stumbles out of the distance with a word of warning on parched lips. In "The Old Detroit Drive-In", passengers gather within the safety of their train to see what has become of Old Detroit.
The Lost City by Nick Padilla The Lost City by March 19, 2018 $9.99 51,350 words Sample 20%
In a post-apocalyptic Earth ravaged by unknown assailants from a rip through space, two brave men find themselves on the front line to restore humans power on Earth. The enemies left behind their prized hunting lizards who now rule with an iron jaw. Witness as two ordinary men fight their way through any opponent put in front of them in order to regain the throne of top species on Earth.
The Time Keeper by Mike Vee The Time Keeper by March 19, 2018 $0.99 3,260 words
Time is the world's most valuable commodity. What if it could be controlled? The Time Keepers program started with the intention of building a better present with knowledge of the future. After obtaining information from the future, but using it unsuccessfully, Art Lopez has doubts about his ability as a Time Keeper. The problem may not be Art's ability, but something more sinister altogether.
The Growing Universe by Peter Apps The Growing Universe by March 19, 2018 $2.49 88,060 words Sample 20%
Who is David? Is he just a thirteen year old boy with a strange delusional amnesia or is there something more? He is found unconscious, and no identity. Once awake, he has little idea of the world around him but talks of a world, driven by steam. Follow David as he searches for answers and discovers a universe larger than he could imagine.
Бегство с Земли by Элиз Вюрм Бегство с Земли by March 19, 2018 $1.99 4,650 words Sample 15%
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Mislife by Eugene Turansky Mislife by March 19, 2018 $0.99 6,150 words Sample 20%
Is the moon trying to devour the Earth?! Max, a bookish schoolboy seems to think so. In order to escape the harsh realities of life and the bully at school, Max takes comfort in his Astrology books. Read along as Max experiences the moon changing its very path and bends the boundaries between reality and dreams in this fascinating sci-fi fantasy adventure short story by Eugene Turansky!
Transgalactic Antics by J.J. Green Transgalactic Antics by March 19, 2018 $3.99 43,710 words
Watch out! Carrie Hatchett has a plan.
Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer Books 1 - 3 by J.J. Green Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer Books 1 - 3 by March 19, 2018 $9.99 130,500 words
If you like Doctor Who you'll love Carrie Hatchett's Space Adventures. Carrie Hatchett’s been a dog walker, ice cream seller and birthdaygram girl—the clean kind. All she wants is a proper job. But Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer isn’t what she had in mind. And neither is saving the galaxy.
Final Variation by Mike Manolakes Final Variation by March 19, 2018 $5.49 86,310 words Sample 20%
Final Variation is the eighth and final book in The Traveler Series. The team of time-travelers is devastated by a tragic death, but all is not as it seems. Old enemies become new allies as the team travels into the far future to accomplish an impossible rescue against an unstoppable foe. But the ultimate triumph must come at a terrifyingly high price.
Tumble: The 35th Parallel by Bob Triggs Tumble: The 35th Parallel by March 18, 2018 $2.99 112,810 words Sample 20%
Book Three: Emergency services and utility staff walk out when employers notify their workforce that payrolls will not be met because of the bank closures. Amid the ensuing chaos and rapidly collapsing infrastructure, anarchy spreads across the northern states, and as violent and wanton barbarism erupt in the city streets, Cobra’s team prepare to evacuate New York for the twilight zone.
City Strike by Viola Grace City Strike by March 18, 2018 $3.99 16,410 words Sample 5%
The visit to the city has not gone to plan, and now, the pilots need to find the one thing they can’t do without. Accessories.
The Racetrack Chronicle by Simon J. Dodd The Racetrack Chronicle by March 18, 2018 Free! 85,080 words Read a sample
In Battlestar Galactica, Margaret “Racetrack” Edmondson repeatedly played pivotal but unsung roles. She was the first human to see the inside of a baseship. The first to lay eyes on New Caprica, on the Resurrection Hub, on the Colony. She was a key witness to and integral part of every major event. Now, in "The Racetrack Chronicle," find out where she came from and who she was.
Allies and Enemies: Fallen (Series Book 1) by Amy J. Murphy Allies and Enemies: Fallen (Series Book 1) by March 18, 2018 $5.99 94,180 words
Purpose-bred soldier of the vast and far-reaching Regime, Commander Sela Tyron is as subtle as a hammer. To hammers, any problem can look like a nail, but the solutions aren't always that easy. When Sela encounters a son she is forbidden to know, falls in love with a man who is clearly off-limits, and is abandoned with her team on a planet full of insurrectionists, things get complicated...
The U.M.I. Corp Connection by Mark Anthony Tierno The U.M.I. Corp Connection by March 17, 2018 $2.99 63,790 words Sample 20%
Inspector Flaatphut is back, this time teaming up with Tiffany and a whole group of miscreants to track down a leathal drug, clones, and the world's most deadly assassin. And all because his mother came to visit.
Project Looking Glass by Mark Anthony Tierno Project Looking Glass by March 17, 2018 $0.99 10,720 words Sample 20%
Henry Flaatphut is an Inspector with InterSpec, stuck at a desk job with a 300-pound badger for a boss, a wise-cracking computer named ICy, and a pretty 5-foot feline named Miss Calico for a secretary that he never seems to have time for. A dreadful existence until that one person enters his office who sets him off on a wild search for conspiracies and mayhem on an international scale.
Futuro incierto by Esmeralda Muñoz Futuro incierto by March 17, 2018 $3.99 56,630 words Sample 15%
A Laila la han intentado asesinar. Después de haber superado a la muerte, y a pesar de padecer amnesia, regresa más fuerte que nunca, pues empieza a tener visiones del futuro; un futuro lleno de catástrofes que van a hacer de la Tierra un mundo oscuro y trágico. Solo sus amigos y ella pueden evitar que esto ocurra y, mientras se ocupan de ello,Laila intenta recordar y averiguar quién quiso atenta
Thor by Andrea Zunino Thor by March 17, 2018 $1.00 5,010 words Sample 20%
Here's my third story, published after my fourth due to some technical issues. Hope you (or whoever is willing to splurge 1 buck!) enjoy it!
Days of Allison by Eric Shapiro Days of Allison by March 17, 2018 $2.99 28,360 words
Louis is a sad and lonely man. To cheer him up and grant him some companionship, his mother buys him Allison, a drop-dead gorgeous redhead robot. All is bliss between Louis and Allison at first…until she begins to think for herself. The robot “malfunctions”, becomes aware she’s a robot, and turns overnight into a femme rebel punk, revolting against her literally manufactured existence.
Restricted Species by Kari Kilgore Restricted Species by March 17, 2018 $3.99 19,870 words
Earth Wars veteran Jim Turhan loves his quiet life on supply planet Mossera 4, teaching young cadets the art and science of xeno-farming. Pollinator drones never sting or bite. They simply do their jobs. Then crops all over Mossera 4 begin to fail. Will Jim discover the cause before starvation, and worse, turns his dream life into a nightmare?
The Little Alien and the Fire by Joe Corcoran The Little Alien and the Fire by March 17, 2018 Free! 56,990 words Read a sample
The fate of a great civilisation rests on the shoulders of one little alien. As he plays in the ruins of his ancestors’ mightiest city, he has no idea of the mission he must soon undertake. Together with Squidge, his best and only friend, the Little Alien will embark on an epic adventure that will take him to the very edge of the galaxy and will decide the future of his species.
The Portal in the Forest Compendium by Matt Dymerski The Portal in the Forest Compendium by March 17, 2018 $9.99 204,730 words Sample 20%
Containing the six books of the Portal in the Forest series from award-winning author Matt Dymerski, this compendium follows the complete saga of the Crushing Fist and the struggle of the worlds of man to survive in an uncaring and brutal multiverse.
Daughter of Time Trilogy: Reader, Writer, Maker by Erec Stebbins Daughter of Time Trilogy: Reader, Writer, Maker by March 17, 2018 $5.99 248,620 words
READER, WRITER, AND MAKER: All three novels of the trilogy in one book. Speculative fiction with time travel, alien armageddon, metaphysical mysteries, action, adventure, cosmology, cybernetics, religion, and romance!
VIRUS, a science fiction thriller by Norton S. Beckerman VIRUS, a science fiction thriller by March 17, 2018 $2.99 77,940 words Sample 20%
Rachel Cummings, the young Chair of a university biology department is confronted with a problem that modern science says can't exist. But it does exist, and may be deadly. She needs answers. Rachel recruits Barry Protoc to help her find the truth. What they find puts them in the middle of an unbelievable nightmare. Unless they do something hundred, thousands, possibly millions will die.
Amok|Koma by George Saoulidis Amok|Koma by March 17, 2018 $2.99 5,160 words Sample 20%
When a man wakes up in an illegal medical operation, he goes into amok and tries to escape. But will he manage to figure out what's wrong with him, when his mind is blurry from drugs, when the device strapped on his arm cannot be removed and when the voice in his head seems to know a lot more than he does?
Dream Team by Troim Kryzl Dream Team by March 17, 2018 Free! 19,230 words Read a sample
Episode 4 of the 1kYears Series is the first to take the reader deep into the virtual resort. It offers glimpses into the lives of some interesting new characters: eKele, the virtual alter ego of a Ginerian Premier League football player stranded in what feels like a retirement home amid personal tragedy, and eFatma, a lady fighting really long odds to make her dream come true.
It Stinks! by Joshua Scribner It Stinks! by March 17, 2018 Free! 3,170 words Sample 20%
This man can smell what is coming. It doesn't always smell good.
The Universe Sucks: Existence is Futile by Elona Schitter The Universe Sucks: Existence is Futile by March 17, 2018 $0.99 4,950 words Sample 15%
Elona Schitter takes the reader on a dark and disturbing emotional journey through her depressing view of the Ultimate Galactic Universe. She makes no apologies for, “...just telling it like I see it.” The Editor, Marq Truong says, “I had so many tequila shots reading this I ran out of limes. This is poetry at its worst. Elona channels Depression-incarnate.”
Battle for Survival by C.S. Michaels Battle for Survival by March 16, 2018 $0.99 99,370 words Sample 15%
Four days after the devastating surprise attack by the Gorlanians, Titan Wolf and his band of survivors continue their struggle to stay alive as the aliens unleash destruction upon them without mercy. The group of survivors must make their way through the city, trying to make it to the nearest military base, not knowing what they will find when they get there.
Break for Home by Viola Grace Break for Home by March 16, 2018 $3.99 16,420 words Sample 5%
With the bots in operation, six women have to run across an irradiated desert, jump chasms, and face an alien threat. All before lunch.
Flashback Dawn | The Beginning by Wayne Kyle Spitzer Flashback Dawn | The Beginning by March 16, 2018 Free! 4,860 words Read a sample
It begins ... More in the world of the best-selling "Flashback."
Unearthly by Kevin Cathy Unearthly by March 16, 2018 Free! 3,500 words Read a sample
In the year 2143, the crew members aboard the starship Genesis are about to be the first humans to travel through space at mega-sonic speed. Where they end up is out of this universe… literally.
Crimson Son 3: Ashes by Russ Linton Crimson Son 3: Ashes by March 16, 2018 $3.99 120,650 words
His superhero father gone, powerless Spencer accepts help from the wily and ruthless CEO of Nanomech. He makes a grief-stricken bargain to become what he’s always feared and loathed - The Black Beetle. New Augments will rise to test his mettle, and one may just save him from himself...
The Planet's Core - Beautiful Avani - Book 4 by Mikey Simpson The Planet's Core - Beautiful Avani - Book 4 by March 16, 2018 $1.00 3,260 words Sample 10%
As Adam Darwin takes the reigns at his late farther's intergalactic mining operation, he finds he has to prove himself to trustees who will in-time award him his inheritance. To show he is indeed greater than his father in this dangerous business, he is convinced by an inventor to explore the inner core of a near planet that needs surveying for mineral resources.