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Fractured: The Rose Tangled Banner by Greg K. McDouglas Fractured: The Rose Tangled Banner by June 23, 2017 $4.99 154415 words
Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far… well, no, that’s not true. It’s actually this kingdom, the glorious Dornroschen, filled with roses and dominated by a fairy tale white marble castle. Follow Prince Charming as he tries to piece together the fractured mind of the former queen, Malefynvere, while she unravels the dark and tragic tale of her life, sitting on his uncomfortable couch...
Terminagenesis: Adventures through Space and Time: Beyond Joe Shaw by John Russell Marshall Terminagenesis: Adventures through Space and Time: Beyond Joe Shaw by June 23, 2017 $5.99 66561 words Sample 15%
In the third installment of the life and travels of Joe Shaw, the intergalactic space traveler and warrior has passed away, leaving his son, John to continue his adventures in space. When John learns about his fathers’ and ancestors’ abilities, a spark is lit in him, and he decides to follow in his footsteps.
Heaven's Gate by TJ Morris Heaven's Gate by June 23, 2017 $4.99 127937 words Sample 10%
Three years have passed since BC Smith, Raysa, Steven Walker and members of the Truth rebelled against a corrupt Church regime in their headquarters, the Cathedral. The Truth members are now wanted by the Church with death warrants on their heads. Now a new threat emerges: the Pure Earth Movement and its Tyrannical leader are pushing to control the Terran system.
Los ojos del mar - Los Mellizos de Teluria Libro I by Alberto Guaita Tello Los ojos del mar - Los Mellizos de Teluria Libro I by June 23, 2017 You set the price! 85009 words Sample 20%
La joven Fanya, su abuela Simone la curandera, y Malaam, un norteño en su día aquejado por la lepra y que esconde un terrible secreto, encuentran una noche en la playa, herido e inconsciente, a un extraño ser llamado Sharduk, con rasgos tanto humanos como de distintos seres marinos.
Episode 104: Flashbacks by Douglas Miller Episode 104: Flashbacks by June 23, 2017 $1.99 30213 words Sample 10%
A former hero gets taken back in time to just before he made his worst mistakes.
Cathedrals by Sean Monaghan Cathedrals by June 22, 2017 $2.99 12685 words Sample 10%
Years in the making, the remarkable spawning of Cathedrals, Shilinka Switalla's planet covering artwork draws crowds from around the populated galaxy. As ships gather to witness the extraordinary spectacle, things might not go as planned. In a race to protect Shilinka's reputation, the crew will have to use every resource they can. Even if it means raiding the armory. A Shilinka Switalla story.
POXNER'S FLIGHT by Jon Torres POXNER'S FLIGHT by June 22, 2017 Free! 6164 words
Poxner, inventor and engineer extraordinaire is on a market rooftop testing a new glider. It's hastily built, but don't worry-- it's badly put together as well. One small step for this chicken could become a giant leap into disaster!
Zombie Leza by Vincent Berg Zombie Leza by June 22, 2017 $4.99 56057 words Sample 20%
Leza's an unusual young woman. She lives with Zombies, protecting and caring for them. In an apocalyptic wasteland, where the living are few, she represents a unique hybrid, a human accepted by zombies. She speaks with the undead, and can teach the living how to survive. If they can only keep from killing her, that is.
A Brush with Extinction and a New Way Forward by Michael P Rooker A Brush with Extinction and a New Way Forward by June 22, 2017 $3.99 51017 words
If you have ever wondered how our grandchildren may live and what their world will be like, A Brush with Extinction opens a compelling window into our future. The post-apocalyptic saga paints in vivid detail the challenges that confront humanity in the years following a late 21st century near-annihilation event.
Scratches by Christopher Davis Scratches by June 22, 2017 Free! 3546 words Read a sample
If you enjoy the old west with a twist, cowboy lawmen with guns blazing and outlaws, always on the take and of course dope, zombies and the strange flying machines of the elders….this one might be for you?
The Golden Flies by Alexander Skobeleff The Golden Flies by June 22, 2017 $0.99 2760 words Sample 1%
He moved into the flat and discovered there is worse things than moving into a crappy high rise flat, where strange residents stares at him with blank black eyes and strange noises and shapes that darts around, which he could not figure out. And he noticed their creepiness when they moves closer and closer to him, every time he comes down to get yet more of his boxes. Something is wrong.
Depot-14: General Dumont by J.J. Mainor Depot-14: General Dumont by June 22, 2017 $0.99 29086 words Sample 20%
When the biggest hero of the Separatist War decides to run for President of the Republic, he sets up on Depot-14 while campaigning on Durango. Unfortunately for Jakarta and Colton, there are those who can’t forget the War and want revenge for losing…and they’re not concerned about anyone who gets in their way.
Galactic Goth by KuroKoneko Kamen Galactic Goth by June 21, 2017 $2.99 92538 words Sample 20%
Plant Alien Malakye Sterling hides his glowing, silver skin with white Goth makeup as he tries to blend in with human society. He owns a flower shop named Out Of This World Flowers that sells not only a wide variety of Earth plants, but also dangerous, carnivorous alien plants. He harbors a painful, secret longing in his heart for a brilliant hacker named Hexa Decimal, who hates nonhumans.
The Coming Future by Turner & Torres The Coming Future by June 21, 2017 $4.99 87459 words
All Aalok cares about, besides playing domeball, and, much to his surprise, girls, is his final exam which will determine whether or not he can move on to the Academy next year, or whether he is forced into slavery or exile. But as he waits on nature to develop within him the powers, or anima that all in his clan possess, he is haunted by dreams of an imminent tragedy.
Petra and the Blue Goo by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Petra and the Blue Goo by June 21, 2017 $2.99 4617 words
Petra loves books. And she loves her job at Nuovo Italiano Rare Books Library. So when a group of Bathybobles threatens to destroy those precious books—and to win a game, no less—Petra must stop them. Once she gets the slime out of her eyes, of course. “You always know you’re going to get something good from Kristine Kathryn Rusch.” —SFRevu
The Sorceress and the Prince by Ali Noel Vyain The Sorceress and the Prince by June 21, 2017 $2.99 44466 words
Nathalie Philosophie has been condemned as a witch by the White Clothed Men led by Lord Plaesance. She fights back and stays alive, but they won't stop pursuing her. The Guardians learn of them and is determined to get her story to stop the White Clothed Men from killing more innocent women.
Love in the Time of Aocalypse by T.E. Mark Love in the Time of Aocalypse by June 21, 2017 $3.99 46858 words
The Intergalactic Affairs Committee has declared the Earth unsalvageable and a danger to the universe. And it will be up to Perry Brambles, a cynical, opinionated journalist to save the day while he regains his youth and favourite sweater - discovers the value of peace and acceptance - learns about space and time and even space-time while also grasping the true meaning of love and dusting.
The Alien Star Chamber (2017) by V Bertolaccini The Alien Star Chamber (2017) by June 21, 2017 Free! 96051 words Read a sample
A classic action-packed SF short story collection of explorers confronting colossal mind-bending scenarios! Something of colossal origins crashes in the Antarctic and Russian intelligence agencies uncover it from beneath the ice ... Explorers find something hideous on Mars, waiting to be revived ... An ultimate voyager encounters things of supernatural origins in deep space and other universes ...
Proteus - The Neo Alphius Saga Boxset (Books 1 to 3) by Alexander Nassau Proteus - The Neo Alphius Saga Boxset (Books 1 to 3) by June 21, 2017 $7.99 151265 words Sample 10%
The Neo Alphius Saga Box set give you Proteus The Lost World, Proteus The Long Way Round and Proteus The Last Survivor as a single work. Enter the strange and exciting world as Zenni and Saya attempt to save the survivors of Alphius Prime from a fate worse than death as they struggle against creature that were once their friends and try to find a new home. Will they succeed?
Proteus - Dark Universe (Book Four) by Alexander Nassau Proteus - Dark Universe (Book Four) by June 21, 2017 $3.99 40330 words Sample 20%
When Lunar suffered a terrible disaster mid jump and is stranded in subspace it is up to Zenni and Saya to rescue her, however during the daring recovery it soon become apparent it may not have been an accident as they face off against dark forces of superior power hiding in subspace itself. Will they be able to escape the clutches of these dark forces and rescue Lunar before it is too late?
Dystopian Detective - The Ancient Girl (Book 1) by Alexander Nassau Dystopian Detective - The Ancient Girl (Book 1) by June 21, 2017 $3.99 36998 words Sample 20%
When the Dystopian Detective Agency take on the Lost Girl of Tatterslong myth, Ella and her alien symbiote Shomis are sceptical however while investigating Amy vanishes without a trace. Ella and Shae are faced with taking on a legend to retrieve their friend revealing a world of paranormal forces in order to save Amy from certain doom and end a cycle that has played out for four hundred years.
Burning Suns: Conflagration (Book Three) by Lisa Wylie Burning Suns: Conflagration (Book Three) by June 21, 2017 $2.99 92760 words Sample 30%
Hired by a rogue Guardian to perform the most audacious theft in history, Jennifer Bronwen and Keera Naraymis head to the capital of the Assembly. If they can get to the Templar weapon before anyone else, they’ll stop a war before it starts. But with tensions rising and armies mobilizing across the Assembly, it won’t take much of a spark to set the whole galaxy ablaze…
Loxley Vol.1 by William Shapley Loxley Vol.1 by June 20, 2017 You set the price! 2633 words
The first instalment in a story of a young man, so used to being alone, to surviving. He will have to swiftly change all he knows after someone takes something away from him. This is my first E-Pub as part of my writing course, restricted to 2500 words, I felt this story had more to tell so I made it the first volume.
Ουράνια Ιθάκη by Panos Sakelis Ουράνια Ιθάκη by June 20, 2017 $3.99 111057 words Sample 20%
Οι συνθήκες στη Γη αποκαταστάθηκαν και ο κεντρικός υπολογιστής ξεκινάει την διαδικασία εμψύχωσης του πληρώματος. Όλα όμως έγιναν πιο γρήγορα απ’ ότι έπρεπε. Κάπου αλλού εμφανίζονται τα τρία σκάφη που είχαν αποδράσει από το ηλιακό σύστημα. Κι εκεί όμως τα μέλη του πληρώματος υλοποιούνται και τελικά επιτυγχάνεται επικοινωνία μεταξύ τους Τί θα γίνει όμως όταν έρθουν αντιμέτωποι με τους εαυτούς τους;
ЭКОФИЛОСОФИЯ: ВСТРЕЧА ПАРАДИГМ В ПРОСТРАНСТВЕ ИСТОРИИ КУЛЬТУРЫ by Professional Science ЭКОФИЛОСОФИЯ: ВСТРЕЧА ПАРАДИГМ В ПРОСТРАНСТВЕ ИСТОРИИ КУЛЬТУРЫ by June 20, 2017 Free! 43443 words Read a sample
В сборнике научных трудов рассматриваются вопросы, связанные с природой экофилософского знания, его категориями и проблемами, открытыми мыслителями разных эпох и культур прошлого.
Reckoning by KD Jones Reckoning by June 20, 2017 $2.99 40355 words Sample 20%
Commander MarIK made a decision that led him down the wrong path. Now he has to find a way to help the Katierans and protect the beautiful negotiator who was in danger. Then he can take his own vengeance against the leader who used him and others and now made alliances with the enemy. OrIN had finally gone too far; MarIK would not let this slide. A day of reckoning was coming.
Sketches by Teyla Branton Sketches by June 20, 2017 $4.99 119848 words
Someone is willing to do anything to stop Reese and her former Colony 6 crew from discovering the truth behind what is has been done to them—and thousands of others. To learn what they have become, Reese and her friends must go against the very foundations of the society they serve. There is no going back.
Outpost by W.P. Brothers Outpost by June 20, 2017 $2.99 105043 words Sample 15%
Fresh from their costly victory over the Frontin, Captain Kim Morden and the crew of the Verdun arrive at a run-down Alliance supply station to repair their battered ship and mourn their dead in safety. Their plans come crashing to an end when a ruthless new enemy attacks — one that will require the ultimate sacrifice to overcome!
Dadaleon by Dennis K. Hausker Dadaleon by June 20, 2017 $2.99 154922 words Sample 20%
A consummate Federation Marine in the consummate elite unit, Bret McCord arrives on Dadaleon, and his worries prove to be valid as it was an environment beyond description. Hi action sci-fi adventure and romance.
Interface (Controllers: Book 2) by Lynnie Purcell Interface (Controllers: Book 2) by June 20, 2017 $2.99 124134 words Sample 10%
After her daring escape from the city, 17-year-old Bree Carson must survive in the wilderness once more. With only the pilot-turned-ally, Ace, and her brainwashed brother, Max, as company, along with her training, wits, and resourcefulness, she must fight her way to a place outside the city's reach - a task complicated by the rebels that threaten to change everything she's ever known.
The Alloy Heart by Quinn Loftis & Bo Loftis The Alloy Heart by
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Two young women are found murdered, each with mechanical hearts implanted in their chests where their natural organs should be. Inspector Thomas Hill, a member of London’s aristocracy, is tasked with finding the killer. Thomas enlists the aid of his childhood friend and now the youngest surgeon in London, Dr. Jackson Elliot, to help him unravel the mystery.
Time Travel University (Part II) by Mike White Time Travel University (Part II) by June 19, 2017 $0.99 5849 words Sample 20%
In Part II (Entry 3) of Time Travel U, Kit finds herself explaining modern science to eager time travelers from across thousands of years of past history while they all wait for the Strangest Professor Ever to show up for their Time Travel 101 class. Debates and arguments between religious folks and scientists are inevitable too, as well as all manner of other weird stuff.
Memoirs of Asylum: Janet Blair by Joel Walker Memoirs of Asylum: Janet Blair by June 19, 2017 $1.99 3494 words Sample 15%
Memoirs of Asylum is a series of Gothic short stories based in the mountains of western North Carolina which detail the profound events and revelations surrounding the most mysterious region on the East Coast.
Κοσμικοί Γλάροι - Έξοδος by Panos Sakelis Κοσμικοί Γλάροι - Έξοδος by June 19, 2017 $3.99 122561 words Sample 20%
Το πρόγραμμα περισυλλογής διαστημικών σκουπιδιών ΚΑΙΑΔΑΣ σταματάει. Ο κυβερνήτης με τον κεντρικό υπολογιστή «Λύκη», αποφασίζουν να εξαγοράσουν το σκάφος. Μια καταστροφική ηλιακή καταιγίδα τους αναγκάζει να επιχειρήσουν ν’ αποδράσουν απ’ το ηλιακό σύστημα. Ο Λύκη θα ξεκινήσει την προετοιμασία με την εμψύχωση ρομπότ υψηλής νοημοσύνης. Το αποτέλεσμα όμως δεν θα είναι αυτό που είχε προγραμματίσει.
Deathwings, Dragon Wine Part Three by Donna Maree Hanson Deathwings, Dragon Wine Part Three by June 19, 2017 $3.99 88398 words Sample 10%
Delicious Dark fantasy! Deathwings, Dragon Wine Part Three Life on the ravaged world of Margra is more difficult than ever… Salinda and Garan blasted the evil Gercomo into the sky. Except … he didn’t die, he transformed into a dragon. Final moonfall looms ever closer and the world is on the brink of destruction.
Quantum Defect by Ronan Frost Quantum Defect by June 19, 2017 Free! 2390 words Read a sample
The army has found something impacted in the beach sands of England. With the war in progress, it could only be a German bomb, but what of those strange markings upon its surface... What if it didn't come from Earth at all...?
Marlowe Kana (Book 1 Volume 2) by Joe Peacock Marlowe Kana (Book 1 Volume 2) by June 19, 2017 $1.99 25205 words Sample 20%
Jen and Marlowe must find the evidence that exonerates Marlowe to free her father (who has been framed), all while hiding from MilSec and the Next Top Soldier contestants hunting her. President of the United American State Stephen Cook battles Imagen Corporation while the entire nation watches on the Feeds. The Judge makes Marlowe a deal she can't refuse, and she faces her toughest opponent yet!
TFS Ingenuity: The Terran Fleet Command Saga – Book 1 by Tori Harris TFS Ingenuity: The Terran Fleet Command Saga – Book 1 by June 19, 2017 $3.99 68231 words Sample 15%
Captain Tom Prescott and his small, initially unarmed starship must serve as Humanity's only line of defense. Ingenuity is our only hope.
Rebellion and Secrets by John Ronald Rebellion and Secrets by June 19, 2017 $3.95 99202 words Sample 10%
Rebellion and Secrets is John Ronald’s sequel to his debut novel Vengeance and Secrets. As Badiah's fame begins to fade his best friend Caleb approaches him with a madcap scheme to rescue an old colleague who has gone missing. As they travel east through the galaxy Badiah is confronted with the harsh reality of an empire going up in flames and a vicious new threat putting all human life in peril.
Psion Mates by Chris Myers Psion Mates by June 19, 2017 Free! 15864 words Read a sample
One lonely night two scared children reach out to make a connection that will change their lives forever. Hankura Narcaza is the Aledan boy and Michelle Marlow is the little girl on Earth who claims his heart and soul through their psionic connection. Events in this prequel lead occur before of book one of the series, The Aledan Psion.
Teens in Space: The Beings by Kenneth E. Ingle Teens in Space: The Beings by June 19, 2017 $3.99 91799 words Sample 20%
When they get caught between space pirates and a galactic dictator, a group of teens' pleasure cruise turns into disaster... and adventure. Fleeing kidnapping, they confront weird robots, dangerous aliens, and a mysterious force that seems intent on sending them into danger. Exciting space action.
Friends in Need (Broken Soldier book 6) by Bruce George Friends in Need (Broken Soldier book 6) by June 19, 2017 $4.99 102415 words Sample 10%
In the face of extinction, survival is at the core of all human endeavors. The Januki race is battling the same enemy and they represent the best hope for humans, but, they have reservations about an alliance. As Gen. Hurst enters negotiations to secure their help, his son, Adm. Hurst, sends out a Task Force hoping to disrupt the dreaded Saurans anyway they can. As usual, it's do or die.
Badger Squadron by Christopher M. Salas Badger Squadron by June 19, 2017 $2.99 35071 words Sample 15%
Far from Earth, beyond the reaches of our solar system, a death of worlds was created. Once used as a means to end a reign of domination over civilizations, the weapon of mass destruction known as Eclipse now spreads fear throughout the galaxy–killing planets and wiping out all life with a wide spreading deterioration of darkness. With the death of a king came a new era of tyranny.
Gemini: A Story of Brothers by Justin Bedard Gemini: A Story of Brothers by June 19, 2017 $0.99 40742 words Sample 15%
Tom Antares braves the cosmos themselves to rescue his brother Cody from Jupiter's moon, but the journey back to Earth proves to be more treacherous than either of them could imagine. As if Cody having contracted an unknown disease wasn't enough, both develop the sneaking suspicion that they aren't this far from home by accident...
Three Fae Monte by Stefon Mears Three Fae Monte by June 18, 2017 $5.99 90349 words
2027. Six decades after magic overthrew technology. Donal Cuthbert, master wizard in training at the finest thaumaturgic university in California. Edik Barshai, small-time wizard and helioship captain, running charter flights on the moon. Enter Nicholas Mason, legendary wizard. Mason sends Donal and Edik to forbidden Ganymede, where a magical discovery could change the galaxy...
On Mars: Pathfinder by Jim Melanson On Mars: Pathfinder by June 18, 2017 $0.99 132918 words Sample 20%
It was a one-way, proof of concept mission that brought Mike Lane to Mars alone. Only it turns out he isn't alone ... and he isn't welcome.
Развитие науки и технологий: проблемы и перспективы развития by Professional Science Развитие науки и технологий: проблемы и перспективы развития by June 18, 2017 Free! 109782 words Read a sample
В сборнике научных трудов рассматриваются актуальные вопросы экономических, социологических, исторических исследований, проблемы развития техники, технологий, инноваций, вопросы педагогической науки, филолологии и литературоведения, ественнонаучных исследований, юриспруденции
Развитие науки и технологий: проблемы и перспективы развития: сборник научных трудов по материалам Международной научно-практической к by Professional Science Развитие науки и технологий: проблемы и перспективы развития: сборник научных трудов по материалам Международной научно-практической к by June 18, 2017 Free! 109782 words Read a sample
В сборнике научных трудов рассматриваются актуальные вопросы экономических, социологических, исторических исследований, проблемы развития техники, технологий, инноваций, вопросы педагогической науки, филолологии и литературоведения, ественнонаучных исследований, юриспруденции по материалам международной научно-практической конференции «Развитие науки и технологий: проблемы и перспективы развития»
5 Futuristic Women by Linda Maye Adams 5 Futuristic Women by June 18, 2017 $4.99 12658 words Sample 20%
Five stories of futuristic women, from an artist who makes a first contact in "Sky Hair," to the private who finds herself in hot water after aliens eat her officer in "Rejected by Aliens." In "New Robot Smell," a female soldier has to choose between the military and her life. In "Theater Ship," actors defend a planet from an alien invasion.
Rudolf Hess and the Lost Treasure by V Bertolaccini Rudolf Hess and the Lost Treasure by June 18, 2017 Free! 51921 words Read a sample
A classic action-packed treasure quest thriller of the mind-boggling adventures of explorers exploring a region and a hidden ancient well after the discovery of Rudolf Hess's lost treasure map in old government documents in London, with them discovering unknown strange occurrences everywhere as they try to determine what is there, and slowly uncover the buried away colossal historical treasures.