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Dream Oracle Series: Supreme Overlord by Seraph Dream Oracle Series: Supreme Overlord by Aug. 18, 2017 $0.99 134770 words Sample 20%
The Supreme Overlord intends to pillage and conquer New Earth. Unbeknownst to the demi-god, a small and unusual group of heroes are assembling to counteract his forces. Their courage and selflessness are unmatched as they steel themselves in anticipation of facing the Supreme Overlord and his vicious militia.
NOBILIS: When The Cronquist Blossomed by Stephen Coghlan NOBILIS: When The Cronquist Blossomed by Aug. 18, 2017 Free! 3692 words Read a sample
When their transport ship is ambushed, Commander X’xir must rely on the very species that he has scorned and rejected through his entire military career, humans, in order to save his life.
Roamers by Velveteen Viper Roamers by Aug. 18, 2017 $1.27 87070 words Sample 15%
When scientists initiate human trials for a drug created to prevent and cure the common cold, nineteen-year-old Scarlett McKenzie's life rapidly crumbles around her. Forced to endure the pain of losing people she cares about in the most horrific ways, just how long will it be before she loses her mind?
Where Do You Go From Here by Ian Brazee-Cannon Where Do You Go From Here by Aug. 18, 2017 $1.49 5727 words Sample 10%
After losing her beloved Leslie, Debra Mucklow has moved to the Independent City of St. Louis in the hopes of starting again, but her diplomatic duties for the Rocky Mountain States of America aren’t quite what she was looking for. Then a simple guard duty mission offers her a chance to change her life…or maybe lose her life.
Proteus - Of Darkness and Light (Book Six) by Alexander Nassau Proteus - Of Darkness and Light (Book Six) by Aug. 18, 2017 $3.99 50060 words Sample 20%
It's war as the Endless saga reaches its epic conclusion. With Earth, Aemus and Beletrix under threat from the vast Apeyron fleet, it is down to the four remaining Proteus ships and their friends to save billions of lives and put an end to the war before it can start, their plan to invade Apeyra itself. Will Zenni and Saya bring peace before General Razon enacts his final plan of genocide?
Tom's Big Adventure by Bridget Chase Tom's Big Adventure by Aug. 18, 2017 Free! 3103 words Read a sample
Summary: Tom Cruise is visited by dead Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron tells Tom, that he needs his help in saving the universe from destruction. With the assistance of Taylor Swift, this team rides Pee Wee Herman's bike across multiple dimensions to stop one man from speaking a single word that will bring death to everything we know.
Collected Science Fiction by Tony Richards Collected Science Fiction by Aug. 18, 2017 $0.99 103124 words Sample 10%
Award-shortlisted author Tony Richards is best known for supernatural fiction, but he started off with sf stories and has kept writing them ever since. Here are all the best in one book. What kinds of creatures are the Lions of Tulath? What does Summertime mean on a world where skies are always a polluted gray? What lies past the Western Walls? This is a collection sf fans cannot afford to miss.
Covenant: A Superteam Novel by James Maxey Covenant: A Superteam Novel by Aug. 18, 2017 $3.99 83899 words Sample 20%
Sarah Buchanan lives a quiet, small town life, hiding one dangerous secret. She’s the world-famous superhero known as Skyrider, and not even her husband knows her secret identity. As she leads the band of heroes known as the Covenant into a prolonged war against the deadly Dervishes, her husband grows to believe she must be conducting an affair. Can she save her marriage and still save the world?
Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Metavida. De 3 en 3 by Elena Larreal & J. K. Vélez Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Metavida. De 3 en 3 by
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$6.99 158808 words
Se me va. Un novela hilarante protagonizada por tres locos de los que te enamorarás. El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras. Algo terrible e inimaginable acecha en las sombras… Metavida. Novela de ciencia ficción con un 0,001% de ciencia y el resto de ficción. Toques de drama y mucho humor. Tres lecturas que disfrutarás de principio a fin.
THE SUIT by David Sloma THE SUIT by Aug. 17, 2017 $2.99 4492 words Sample 20%
Robotic suits that people wear are all the rage. They make life easier for the owners and a lot more fun! Until the suits start turning on them...
The Gemini Affair by Medron Pryde The Gemini Affair by Aug. 17, 2017 $0.99 14244 words Sample 30%
Seven decades after War’s End, Captain Jack Hart had found peace once again. He could fly anywhere from Earth to the furthest frontiers of human expansion on a whim and a prayer. That was endangered when he ran into a mysterious freighter on a routine trip to the Pleiades Cluster. What secrets did it hold? What mysteries did it hide? And could Jack's peace survive if he found those answers?
Praying for Death by Ali Noel Vyain Praying for Death by Aug. 17, 2017 $2.99 31053 words
Jeanine is a neglected child whose parents do illegal things the child has no idea of. All she knows is that they hate her. The child is so miserable that she wants to die or escape. She does escape to find a door her size which leads into an old eccentric lady's house who just happens to own a famous hotel on Titan. Later she meets Felix, who works in the hotel. They work to save the hotel.
Queen of Shadow by Suz deMello Queen of Shadow by Aug. 17, 2017 $4.99 55494 words Sample 10%
Looking for the next GoT? Here you are. A brave queen struggles to control divided kingdoms on a terraformed planet thirty thousand years in the future.
As Above - So Below by Arno Le Roux As Above - So Below by Aug. 17, 2017 $1.00 3919 words Sample 20%
Sometimes... there is an obscured disconnect between what we imagine and what we feel. And sometimes what we feel, is a ponderous part of the illusion of things we'd love to be real... And so we live, alternating our improvised happiness at will, between the things know, the things we feel, and those we'd love to be real...
Rock Star by Ian Stewart & Tim Poston Rock Star by
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$3.99 105077 words
The awesome sequel to The Living Labyrinth. It's all fun and games with syntei until they fall into the wrong hands...
Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Colección Completa Cuentos. De 3 en 3 by Elena Larreal & J. K. Vélez Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Colección Completa Cuentos. De 3 en 3 by
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$7.99 165202 words
Se me va. Un novela hilarante protagonizada por tres locos de los que te enamorarás. El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras. Algo terrible e inimaginable acecha en las sombras… Colección Completa Cuentos. Mentes de cristal, La asombrosa historia de Marcus Sans, Los ojos del pozo o Ayer provoqué el fin del mundo, relatos que nunca podrás olvidar. Tres lecturas que disfrutarás de principio a fin.
No Phule Like An Old Phule by Robert Asprin & Peter J. Heck No Phule Like An Old Phule by
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What’s a millionaire bachelor to do? Join the army—with his butler—of course. Meet Captain Willard Phule and his company of misunderstood misfits. Together, they’ve taken space by storm—and left a tradition of zaniness and laughter in their wake… It’s a Phule-time job.
Quick-Kill and the 'Do or Die' by K.J. Heritage Quick-Kill and the 'Do or Die' by Aug. 17, 2017 $0.99 15902 words Sample 25%
The 2nd part of Quick-Kill and the Galactic Secret Service by K.J.Heritage There is no in between... Brand new, gender-re-orientated and ‘green behind the ears’ Galactic Secret Service agent—code name Quick-Kill—is on her first mission as a man. A mission she’s keen to get over and done with as soon as possible. But nothing in the Galactic Secret Service is ever easy. Not even close.
Fire Angel: Genesis by Paul English Fire Angel: Genesis by Aug. 17, 2017 $7.99 62901 words Sample 10%
Haley Hunter has always been impulsive, frustrated over her family’s situation of having to live in an urban decaying, crime-ridden neighbourhood. It is this flaw that sends her out into the night after an argument with her father, where she is caught in the impact of a crashing meteorite and given the power to create and control fire.
Cosmic Seagulls - Exodus by Panos Sakelis Cosmic Seagulls - Exodus by Aug. 17, 2017 $3.99 131393 words Sample 20%
UN cut funding for the CEADAS space debris collection program. Commander Pete and its computer, LYKI, decide to buy the craft. LYKI evolves into a hybrid of artificial intelligence. After a devastating sun storm LYKI starts preparing for a new colony after creating hyper-intelligent robots. But as usual, nothing ever goes according to plan, and events start to take an unexpected turn.
Confidence Game by Britt Ringel Confidence Game by Aug. 17, 2017 $3.99 109091 words Sample 20%
When a smuggler steals a ship and cons a crew to escape his past, he gets more trouble than his own. A space adventure in the spirit of Firefly, Confidence Game is a standalone novel set among the other books in the This Corner of the Universe galaxy.
Refracted to the Stars by Stefon Mears Refracted to the Stars by Aug. 17, 2017 $2.99 3571 words
The Stellar Order. Rumors say they communicate with real aliens. Rumors say they knew the truth. Hiram longs for the truth. Hiram would die for the truth. And before the night ends, he will. "Refracted to the Stars", a science fiction short story. From Stefon Mears, author of Stealing from Pirates and Fade to Gold.
2136 — A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by Matthew Thrush 2136 — A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by Aug. 17, 2017 $4.99 108641 words Sample 10%
Orphaned as a child and hidden from the world, 23-year-old Willow’s life is ordinary. Until a stranger comes into her life forcing her to recount past memories she thought she had suppressed and speaks of a destiny she cannot accept. Fueled with regret and a looming fear of the unknown, Willow must make a choice. Save the world or save herself. There’s just one problem; she’s been infected.
Mars Cycler Artist in Residence, 2017 by Sean Monaghan Mars Cycler Artist in Residence, 2017 by Aug. 16, 2017 $2.99 14243 words Sample 10%
Monica loves art. She also loves space travel. Choosing the realistic path, she makes a good living from her art. Stunned by winning a residency aboard the Ruskin, Monica leaps at the irresistable opportunity to combine her two loves. When things go wrong, Monica has to clutch at every ounce of strength she has to work with the real astronauts to keep the ship running.
Blood Star: A Space Vampire Novel by Rob Preece Blood Star: A Space Vampire Novel by Aug. 16, 2017 $1.00 66012 words Sample 20%
When Security Corporation raids her home, teen Kari Lorne finds herself hunted by the entire universe. Still, she is intent on finding and rescuing her sister, no matter how impossible this task appears. Blood Star is an exciting space adventure set in a fascinating, yet believable, dystopic future.
The Day the Worms Came by Joey Bell The Day the Worms Came by Aug. 16, 2017 Free! 1731 words
Hi! My name is Joey Bell and I am an 11 year old avid reader. My Dad is an author and so I wanted to give a try to writing my own stories. This first short story is a tale about an alien invasion. Or is it?
Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + El Cruce by Elena Larreal & J. K. Vélez Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + El Cruce by
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$6.99 153572 words
Se me va. Un novela hilarante protagonizada por tres locos de los que te enamorarás. El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras. Algo terrible e inimaginable acecha en las sombras… El Cruce es la nueva novela de ciencia ficción de J. K. Vélez. Si nunca has leído nada de este autor, échale un vistazo a los primeros capítulos e intenta no engancharte. Tres excelentes lecturas para disfrutar.
Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Las Reglas del Juego by Elena Larreal, J. K. Vélez, & Myconos Kitomher Se me va + El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras + Las Reglas del Juego by ,
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Se me va. Un novela hilarante protagonizada por tres locos de los que te enamorarás. El Misterio de los Creadores de Sombras. Algo terrible e inimaginable acecha en las sombras… Las reglas del juego: Una aventura de aceitunas asesinas. Tres lecturas que disfrutarás de principio a fin.
19; A Collection of Short Stories by Francis Bass 19; A Collection of Short Stories by Aug. 16, 2017 $6.99 54316 words Sample 15%
A collection of six sci-fi stories, exploring worlds ranging from a near-future Floridian beach sinking into the ocean, to a far flung little farming town on a living planet, each with a brief afterword providing commentary on the origins of the story.
A Collection of Unfortunate Tales by L.E. Smart A Collection of Unfortunate Tales by Aug. 15, 2017 $2.99 35995 words
From the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the near future, to the experiences of modern, online dating, A Collection of Unfortunate Tales is a diverse collection of quirky tales sure to arouse your interest and provoke intense discussions of the human condition.
Ian's Gang - Fall of the Gods by Ian Kidd Ian's Gang - Fall of the Gods by Aug. 15, 2017 $0.99 9022 words Sample 20%
Ian's Gang receive an invitation to the most secret place in the universe, as the evil sorcerer Larry launches his final assault on Heaven in a bid to destroy God Himself.
Forever's End: An Asrian Skies Short Story by Anne Wheeler Forever's End: An Asrian Skies Short Story by Aug. 15, 2017 Free! 5231 words Read a sample
Katryn Holt scarcely remembers what life at the research station on Iythea was like before the Haederans arrived—but she can’t forget what life's like now. Between the forced labor and nights spent dreaming of a home she’ll never see again, quick glimpses of her sometimes lover Kaz are the only bright spot. But now Kaz is dying, and the thing he wants most is the one thing Katryn can’t give him…
Exodus Of The Phoenix by Robert Stadnik Exodus Of The Phoenix by Aug. 15, 2017 $0.99 83565 words Sample 20%
Humanity has been kept bound within the solar system for decades by a hostile alien race known as the Screen. Both the military and government are resigned that humans will never explore the stars, but hope springs forth from the most unlikely of places. Humanity's destiny lies with two inexperienced cadets and an unproven experimental starship.
The Adventures of Viola Stewart #6: Tomorrow, When I Die by Karen J Carlisle The Adventures of Viola Stewart #6: Tomorrow, When I Die by Aug. 15, 2017 $1.99 15483 words Sample 20%
A life is in danger. Is it part of another plot by the mysterious Men in Grey? Viola must find out the truth before it is too late. A knock on the door could change everything. It's all just a matter of time.
The Adventures of Viola Stewart #5: From the Depths by Karen J Carlisle The Adventures of Viola Stewart #5: From the Depths by Aug. 15, 2017 $1.99 11850 words Sample 20%
Viola Stewart needs a holiday. But even at the beach… there are things afoot.
Temporary Duty Assignment by A.E. Ash Temporary Duty Assignment by Aug. 15, 2017 $4.99 38041 words
From the author of Luminous comes a high stakes sci-fi romance.
Syn-En: Home World by Linda Andrews Syn-En: Home World by Aug. 15, 2017 $0.99 110222 words
A universe on the brink of peace. A defeated enemy out for revenge. And a weapon designed to destroy everything. Admiral Beijing York and his army of Synthetically-Enhanced Humans' final mission will take them to the one place no soldier is trained to go: Home. Syn-En: Home World is the epic conclusion to the seven book military SciFi series. The war is over but not everyone surrenders.
Ambassador 7: The Last Frontier by Patty Jansen Ambassador 7: The Last Frontier by Aug. 15, 2017 $4.99 94329 words Sample 20%
After many years of indecision, Earth finally faces the referendum, whether they will join gamra, the organisation that governs the FLT space travel network. Much is at stake, but the people who are against join forces to thwart Cory Wilson's ten-year efforts to bring Earth into the future.
Mustang by cindyholbybooks Mustang by Aug. 15, 2017 $1.99 21574 words
Captain Shiloh Pike is just trying to make a living picking up salvage with her ship Mustang
Queen of Freedom: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Mrs. Chen Book Two by CJ Montgomery Queen of Freedom: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Mrs. Chen Book Two by Aug. 15, 2017 $5.99 89387 words Sample 8%
In the blink of an eye, Jonathan has disappeared, and with him, Samantha and her daughter Charlie’s hopes for returning home. Forced to accept her new reality, and with all her local enemies vanquished, Sam turns her attention to securing Charlie’s future. They pack up their things and head to England, where Sam fights the effects of a broken heart with a new quest.
Dirus Sonus by Kenneth Gordon Dirus Sonus by Aug. 14, 2017 $5.99 28329 words Sample 5%
On a warm summer night, Jack Wallace awoke with a start. A strange feeling led him outside into the eerie night. A very odd sound greeted his ears as soon as the screen door closed behind him with a click.
Vanity of the Silver Crow by Steve Mendoza Vanity of the Silver Crow by Aug. 14, 2017 $1.99 178717 words Sample 20%
After the destruction of San Francisco and her home country of Ireland at the hands of Lisle DePaul, Katherine McAndrews has vowed revenge against her rival. A zombie-like virus has spread throughout the city of Tokyo and Katherine must race against time in hopes that it won’t spread all over the country. Can she stop Lisle and save the city?
Paradigm Shift by Harper Kingsley Paradigm Shift by Aug. 14, 2017 $3.99 71389 words Sample 20%
Gregor Tierney has been hiding as a Two for most of his life, but now his cover has been blown. His status as a Third has been permanently tied to his Identity and all he can do is make the best of a bad situation. He has been forced to enter the Duadenora Family as the chosen Bondmate of the Family heir. He can choose to Bond, or refuse and hope for a better offer. But he WILL be Bound.
Archipelago by Dylan Byford Archipelago by Aug. 14, 2017 $3.99 145517 words Sample 20%
The Uran war machine has awoken and is scenting new prey. They have taken the ice-moon Jar’Frir. Where will they go next? The One-Eyed King? Possibly even Terra? Sage-Instruct Qira, searching for her vanished lover, Nessum, treks deep into the dangerous archipelago of the Uran colonies as they muster for war. Here, amid the gene-tampered monstrosities and vine-cable infrastructure, she finds him.
De Tweede Apocalyps by C.(Kees) LE PAIR De Tweede Apocalyps by Aug. 14, 2017 $9.99 114787 words Sample 20%
Angst voor CO2 is de oorzaak van een klimaatcatastrofe. Robots redden de menselijke beschaving. Bewoners van een exo-planeet dreigen roet in het eten te gooien. Elonki, een afgekeurde humanoïde met haar biseksuele aantrekkingskracht en haar scherpe verstand is in de ogen van de verteller de meest geschikte voor de rol van 'verlosser'. Ook haar vrienden en het centrale geheugen dachten er zo over
The Baby by John Dodsworth The Baby by Aug. 14, 2017 Free! 2435 words Read a sample
In this dystopian version of Ottawa, niqabs and hijabs have been outlawed, and all mosques have been closed. One woman will attempt to rise above it all in her quest to save an injured baby lying upon the pavement, wrapped up in a red and white blanket...
Oliver Ray y las Luciérnagas del Infinito by Daniel Rivaya Oliver Ray y las Luciérnagas del Infinito by Aug. 14, 2017 You set the price! 46386 words Sample 20%
Desde que aquella enorme roca se estrellara contra la Luna, alejándola de su órbita, las cosas en la Tierra han sido cada vez más difíciles. Pero no para Oliver Ray, un chico de trece años que ha pasado toda su vida entre las paredes de “La Araña”. Así se llama la nave colonial que está a punto de llegar a su destino, el planeta “Xindi”.
Friday - Battle Ground by Ben Kesp Friday - Battle Ground by Aug. 14, 2017 $0.99 9871 words Sample 20%
Elizabeth remains in hiding, and sets in motion her retaliation on Project God Trials and the Azack Programme, including exposing Markus and the Order of the Secundo Aurora. Abbot Fernando opens the Siarc Monastery as a centre of spiritual learning and denies all knowledge of the world library, refusing to bend under pressure from the world media which demand answers.
Gamma Nine: Dawn of Extinction (Book Two) by Christi Smit Gamma Nine: Dawn of Extinction (Book Two) by Aug. 14, 2017 $3.99 136330 words Sample 20%
If your quarry goes to ground, leave no ground to go to. The Grim Wolves are out of options and supplies. New Horizon is no more and their enemies, human and mutant, are determined to end them all. The Hyperion and its allies are on the run, aiming for the safety of Earth Prime, the last refuge against the coming dark, but what will they find there? Support for their cause or just more treachery?
Construct 11 Part 2, Trust and Loyalty; The Construct 11 Series by Anna Lynn Miller Construct 11 Part 2, Trust and Loyalty; The Construct 11 Series by Aug. 14, 2017 $2.99 126041 words Sample 20%
"Structure of life assures peace and tranquility...." He couldn't finish the pledge. Overnight, the words had lost their meaning. The beings had all the structure they needed here in the Construct. Everything was provided... the beings didn't have to concern themselves with anything. Yet, there were many that didn't have peace in their hearts or minds. Was he one of them now?