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Monsters & Mayhem by Dan Decker Monsters & Mayhem by July 20, 2018 $6.99 116,020 words Sample 20%
Monsters & Mayhem is a fiction publication featuring the writing of Dan Decker. In Volume #1 there are over one hundred and ten thousand words of fiction including a full novel, a novella, and two short stories.
Abort! Abort! Voyage to Save the Mind by David Werrett Abort! Abort! Voyage to Save the Mind by July 20, 2018 $3.99 60,510 words Sample 20%
TCO, who has imbedded in his subconscious the knowledge to move the Mind to a more hospitable universe, Angel and Nikki, are a mis-matched trifecta who lead us through a fast-paced, adventure-packed, high-tech, erotic, humorous and loving story that pits the Dark Side of humanity with the true believers in the spirituality of the human mind. Professionally edited; series one.
The Siren (Generals' Daughter Book 1) by Breanna Hayse The Siren (Generals' Daughter Book 1) by July 20, 2018 $4.95 60,210 words
After a freak accident, Lt. Samantha Quimby becomes the closest living thing to a legendary mermaid. Unfortunately, her new-found freedom leads to recklessness that her father, uncle and big brother must find a way to stop! This is the first of a six book progressive series from coming of age in a DD household to discovering romance and advancing into maturity.
Pax Europæ 3. Euronet by Florent Lenhardt Pax Europæ 3. Euronet by July 20, 2018 $4.40 102,860 words
Janvier 2034. L’Europe est en guerre sur deux fronts. Erwin dirige à présent le Bataillon Furie pour la propagande. Affecté à Tirana, lui et ses hommes doivent faire barrage aux Etats Arabes Unis, mais l'ambiance est délétère : entre les suspicions de défédératisme et un conflit qui s'enlise, difficile de garder le moral. Surtout quand Erwin découvre certaines sombres vérités sur cette guerre...
The Deadliest Vampire (Latest Edition) by V Bertolaccini The Deadliest Vampire (Latest Edition) by July 20, 2018 Free! 48,370 words Read a sample
A classic action-packed vampire horror thriller of a New York private eye inheriting an immense ancient haunted mansion and his explorations of the place, after finding a treasure map, and his encounters with strange hauntings, extraordinary ghostly formations, which he uncovers the source of in a lost chamber, where he discovers Dracula‘s lost tomb, and late one night accidentally revives it!
Unspeakable Things by Mark Z. Kammell Unspeakable Things by July 20, 2018 Free! 73,890 words Read a sample
A post-apocalyptic murder mystery horror. In a future world, where society has been all but destroyed, the inhabitants of a lonely city have to fight every day for survival, but the rich are protected by armed guards and police. But a series of brutal murders threatens to disrupt the fragile peace, and opens up a horror that forces them to ask if this is really a society worth saving.
Aphelion by Mel Keegan Aphelion by July 20, 2018 $9.99 164,740 words
With the Scorpio 'bust' complete, all roads lead to the homeworlds. Jarrat and Stone can only follow -- to Earth. Mars. Duty takes them to Chicago, Marsport and Jupiter’s incredible skycities … nothing is as it seems. Soon they learn to trust only those they know, believe only what they see, as they and the key members of the Athena’s complement bend the rules to breaking-point -- and beyond.
Stopover by Mel Keegan Stopover by July 20, 2018 $4.99 44,940 words
Jarrat and Stone are aboard the starclipper Pacifica, headed for a tropical resort, but downtime becomes an explosive excursion into an industrial hell-zone. They find themselves making a flight right into Hades -- cut off from NARC, carrier, backup and weapons, they're on their own devices, surviving on their wits. Making it to that island resort starts to look like an impossible fantasy.
Scorpio by Mel Keegan Scorpio by July 20, 2018 $9.99 181,000 words
If the Equinox job presented a challenge, this one is a roller coaster. The assignment is Scorpio, in the colony of Aurora, where corporation and government intertwine and ancient secrets might provide the key to the syndicate's defeat. The investigation takes Jarrat and Stone into the hearts of Aurora's super-cities, but the seeds of rot lie as far away as Mars, in Earth's own backyard.
Equinox by Mel Keegan Equinox by July 20, 2018 $9.99 120,810 words
Angel: a synthetic drug so pervasive and deadly, it has built empires, torn down worlds. Tactical in the city of Elysium -- on the moon of Avalon, orbiting a green-faced giant world -- suspects Equinox Industries of being behind the manufacture of Angel. Jarrat and Stone need their empathic powers as well as twenty-fourth century tech to stay ahead of their corporate enemies.
Death's Head by Mel Keegan Death's Head by July 20, 2018 $9.99 176,410 words
Four centuries from now the designer drug, Angel, is plague. A new breed of hero arises to fight it. Jarrat and Stone are Narcotics and Riot Control captains, concealing their feelings for one another in accordance with NARC regulation -- until both are almost killed in line of duty. Survival is bought at the price of permanent empathic bonding … what price their command rank now?
The Master Mechanism by Elaina J Davidson The Master Mechanism by July 20, 2018 $0.99 202,420 words Sample 10%
The scramble commences to find the Master Mechanism first. From worlds abandoned to worlds renewed, from ancient spaces to sterile realms, the chase is on. What does the device look like? Who created it? Where is it hiding?
The Rise of Saint Fox and The Independence by Corin Reyburn The Rise of Saint Fox and The Independence by July 19, 2018 $5.99 85,280 words Sample 20%
The rock band Saint Fox and the Independence is the key to taking back economic freedom. In a near-future London, eccentric revolutionary Janus Jeeves is the leader of the subversive organization the Arcane Society. When he recruits a charismatic drifter named Sam to headline a band that serves as a front for the Society, the group’s soaring popularity draws supporters by the thousands.
Insignia: Asian Science Fiction by Kelly Matsuura Insignia: Asian Science Fiction by July 19, 2018 $1.99 25,250 words Sample 10%
INSIGNIA VOL. 5 includes 9 science fiction stories with Asian characters and/or settings.
Doctor's Notes by Mike Laughrey Doctor's Notes by July 19, 2018 $0.99 2,570 words Sample 50%
A pathologist performs an autopsy, and stumbles onto evidence of something much more complicated, and much more serious, than a highly contagious disease.
The Savage Series Boxed Set (Books 4-6) by Tamara Rose Blodgett The Savage Series Boxed Set (Books 4-6) by July 19, 2018 $7.99 205,000 words
★For fans of The Outlander and The Black Dagger Brotherhood ★ From the NYT bestselling author of the dark romance, A TERRIBLE LOVE, comes a tale of criminal geneticists who interfere with predestined matches between the women and men of an unforgiving world. Three full-length SAVAGE books in one boxed set : VENGEANCE, PROTECTOR and DREAM
The Actuator 1.5: Borderlands Anthology by James Wymore The Actuator 1.5: Borderlands Anthology by July 19, 2018 $4.99 106,940 words Sample 20%
Not knowing why their world suddenly changed, people all over the earth deal with the the fantastic and horrible circumstances brought on by the Actuation.
The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur by James Wymore The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur by July 19, 2018 $4.99 77,430 words Sample 20%
Red races to find a way to save Xenwyn from dying before Jon finds the next Actuator key, so nobody is ready for what happens when the saboteur comes back.
The Actuator: Fractured Earth by James Wymore The Actuator: Fractured Earth by July 19, 2018 $4.99 97,440 words Sample 20%
Machine Monks struggle to put the world back after a saboteur uses a machine to transform the world into patches of every kind of genre fiction.
Vira: The Complete Series by Odette C. Bell Vira: The Complete Series by July 19, 2018 $7.99 146,980 words Sample 20%
Vira: The Complete Series contains all four action-packed episodes of the thrilling space opera. … Vira is a super weapon – the greatest the Coalition has. She’s been kept in secret for the last 20 years, trained and protected until the day they would need her. That day has come. It’s time to let Vira out.
Born a Queen by Benjamin Medrano Born a Queen by July 19, 2018 $3.99 94,770 words
Created by a supervillain, Lilith Carpenter tries to find her place in the world. A chance encounter leads her to meet two heroines who put her creator behind bars, and the three grow to become friends. Darkness lurks, though, and Lilith's dream of a peaceful life seems destined to fail.
Down with the Queen by Benjamin Medrano Down with the Queen by July 19, 2018 $3.99 104,690 words
Despite everything, Lilith has gained acceptance from Gina and Rachel, and gained a place in their lives. However, good times are rarely stable for supers, and when her identity comes to light, survival isn't guaranteed. Fortunately, now Lilith is no longer alone.
Colt the Outlander: Shadow of Ruin by Quincy J. Allen Colt the Outlander: Shadow of Ruin by July 19, 2018 $5.99 99,110 words Sample 20%
"On Neb-6, only the strong survive. When a band of inhuman assassins comes after Colt and his bounty- hunting femme-fatales, Jenna and Brem, they set in motion events that will shape Colt’s destiny for years to come, if he lives long enough, anyway.
Death's Dreamer by John Gordon Jenkins Death's Dreamer by July 18, 2018 Free! 75,440 words Read a sample
Moorn is growing in his ability to trust his inner guidance. He a counselor in Shas to help a grieving King and face an ancient enemy. Moorn gains strength in himself while fulfilling a secret mission for the Sage Brotherhood.
The lost prince by Alquir Black The lost prince by July 18, 2018 $2.80 54,280 words Sample 20%
If someone told you he is your soulmate, would you believe him? Perhaps a charming personality was enough for him, but being a lonely teenager is harder than it looks, or at least that´s what Aaron thought before he got involved in a deathly situation no other seventeen-year-old boy has ever faced.
Prisoner of a witch by Alquir Black Prisoner of a witch by July 18, 2018 $2.80 47,670 words Sample 20%
If you think being evil means being a bad person, then you might need to change your mind. Being naughty was never a problem for her, but after making a mistake, Kendra is stuck in a dimension where fire never goes off, locked inside the same body with a boy she barely knows, and as if that wasn´t enough, her mischievous mother has escaped from prison to unleash chaos all over the world.
THE NEW PLANET ROMANCE by witug witug THE NEW PLANET ROMANCE by July 18, 2018 $2.99 960 words Sample 2%
-there are many differences between this planet and jessy's planet -they make love 100 times a day in the new planet of extraterrestrial -they have big sex -..they love sex too much
A Fistful of Dinosaurs by Charles Eugene Anderson A Fistful of Dinosaurs by July 18, 2018 $4.95 82,720 words Sample 20%
From “Jurassic Park” to “Godzilla,” dinosaurs have a rich history of exploring the idea of the creatures of the past. We love dinosaurs because they are big, we love them when they are terrifying, and we love them because they are dangerous.
Jill Titan and the Ghost Fleet by Rob Summers Jill Titan and the Ghost Fleet by July 18, 2018 $2.99 34,920 words Sample 15%
Jill Titan has lived all her eleven years in outer space of a far future century. When a ‘life shell’ she occupies is damaged and hurtles out beyond the edge of the galaxy, she must try to survive all alone. It’s a good thing she’s smart and courageous, because she’s about to meet dangers such as an out-of-control robot and space pirates.
The Incident on Gamma Seven by Stefon Mears The Incident on Gamma Seven by July 17, 2018 $2.99 3,780 words
A universe where humans struggle to hold the few planets they call their own. Trapped between galaxy-spanning empires. The Kwa-Rekk Federation on one side, peopled by the lizardlike Sarkaanan. On the other, the Ik-Choka Empire, peopled by a race of giant, sapient raccoons. Humans survive only by keeping these mighty space fleets at war with each other. Men like Commander Jeffrey Teague make...
Selling the Diamond Sunrise by Tom Lund Selling the Diamond Sunrise by July 17, 2018 Free! 3,050 words Read a sample
A small getaway on the far side of explored space, the Diamond Sunrise gives its visitors front-row seats to the most breathtaking spectacle in the galaxy. But when its aging owner decides to retire, will the new owners embrace the vision, or change things and risk losing what made it so special?
Event Horizon by Mel Keegan Event Horizon by July 17, 2018 $9.99 303,070 words
The immense closing volume of the Hellgate series -- two novels under one cover: over 300,000 words in which Mel Keegan ties off every thread, resolves every mystery from The Rabelais Alliance through Deep Sky, Cry Liberty, Probe and Flashpoint. Colonial War, Zunshu, transspace, Lai’a … Event Horizon leaves no question unanswered, in an explosive, unpredictable and satisfying finale.
More Than Human by Mel Keegan More Than Human by July 17, 2018 $8.99 87,620 words
When the Gilgamesh returns from Eidolon, her crew discovers a new regime on Earth, new laws in force. They’re unwanted aliens, with no rights. Their one chance is to get the ship away before they can be seized for dreadful purposes. Government spook Adrian Balfour has his own agenda: soon he’s lying to the authorities in a race against time, as he discovers his own place among the starshippers.
Atmospheric Pressure by Aaron Frale Atmospheric Pressure by July 17, 2018 Free! 68,990 words Read a sample
Olson lives in a city that has been sealed from the outside world. He’s an Eleven Year and close to citizenship. His life is upended when one of the few adults who cares about him commits suicide - or so it appears at first. While investigating, Olson meets a girl named Natalie snooping around his school. He soon learns that one of her friends died under similarly mysterious circumstances.
Slingshot - Building the Largest Machine in Human History by Robert G. Williscroft Slingshot - Building the Largest Machine in Human History by July 17, 2018 $3.85 120,650 words Sample 15%
Constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. Slingshot’s characters loom larger than life as they work, play, and love from Seattle’s world financial district, to the ocean bottom off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. (Revised Second Edition)
Sex & Survival #1: Woman of the Wasteland by Misty Vixen Sex & Survival #1: Woman of the Wasteland by July 17, 2018 Free! 8,860 words Read a sample
Fifty years after a catastrophic biological agent mutated over half the Earth's population in ravenous undead, and about half of the survivors into various sub-species, a man named Mike Walker is just trying to keep going. A human in his mid-twenties who is reasonably good at survival, he finds himself living in a post-apocalyptic world alongside several different new mutations.
The War Where Nobody Died by Greg M. Hall The War Where Nobody Died by July 17, 2018 $0.99 5,530 words Sample 20%
Seattle Mayor Ray Huang doesn't care that AI and robotics have taken human casualties out of war. The fighting is in his city, and it's small consolation that nobody will be killed. A visit from an enemy agent is the only way things could get worse.
Contract Expired by David Horn Contract Expired by July 17, 2018 Free! 7,550 words Read a sample
Sex and violence - what more can a mover want? Possibly, surviving it all. A dystopian journey into a bleak universe, not so far away from our own as we might hope.
Exile by Glynn Stewart Exile by July 17, 2018 $3.99 96,010 words
Vice Admiral Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral, the dictator of the Confederacy of Humanity. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation. Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral decides to exile them.
Gem by John Gordon Jenkins Gem by July 16, 2018 Free! 78,850 words Read a sample
The battle for awareness is played out in all societies. Kell Naper is faced with such a fight with his inner guide to lead him. Star Black consumes life aided by the pleasure houses and Inchanda Teen. Slave or master will be determined by their choices.
Orders to Leave by Mike Adams Orders to Leave by July 16, 2018 $3.99 107,480 words Sample 20%
The colony transport ship Marco Polo is about to arrive at the New Hope Colony with over two thousand new Rangers onboard but alien reinforcements have already arrived. In the mountain valley the girls of Jacks Company under Commander Rick Cassidy and Gunnery Sergeant Molly Pickford prepares to face packs of demon wolves that will attack once the lake freezes.
Jake Armstrong, Licensed Armed Security Guard by Jeffrey Estrella Jake Armstrong, Licensed Armed Security Guard by July 16, 2018 Free! 2,770 words Read a sample
A classic hero with a modern age twist.
Time Sleuth: The Adventures of Jack Smack, Detective by Jeffrey Estrella Time Sleuth: The Adventures of Jack Smack, Detective by July 16, 2018 Free! 9,960 words Read a sample
The long awaited culmination of the time stone series. The adventures of the legendary hero Jack Smack, Detective.
The Time Stone: Friends by Jeffrey Estrella The Time Stone: Friends by July 16, 2018 Free! 17,340 words Read a sample
A new group of friends wields the time stone to right wrongs in time.
Apparition Lit, Issue 3: Vision (July 2018) by ApparitionLit Apparition Lit, Issue 3: Vision (July 2018) by July 16, 2018 $2.99 21,940 words Sample 20%
Welcome to Apparition Literary Magazine. As the third issue of our magazine, our theme is VISION, we wanted stories about your Cassandras, your truth-tellers and madmen. This issues explores visions of the future, the past, and any lingering misdeeds.
Confirmation Investigations of the Unexplained by Barna William Donovan Confirmation Investigations of the Unexplained by July 16, 2018 $4.99 99,240 words Sample 20%
In Mount Shasta City, California. In New Jersey. In San Diego. Then in Scotland, in Italy, and Cairo. In dozens of locations around the world, 20-ton granite globes suddenly appear. They usually turn up overnight, sometimes in remote locations and other times in the middle of cities in places no one could have put them without detection.
How the World Ends by Cory Lenihan How the World Ends by July 16, 2018 $9.99 273,900 words Sample 20%
Overnight the world has taken a drastic turn for the worse. A virus is spreading and the dead are rising. As the world goes to hell, five teenagers, each gifted with special abilities, try to survive. But will their gift give them the edge they need? And which is worse: the dead or the living? A fascinating and scary perspective, told through the individual stories of five teens
Brick Wilson: Clueless by Marq Truong Brick Wilson: Clueless by July 16, 2018 $2.99 40,640 words Sample 10%
Return to the Ultimate Galactic Universe with Brick Wilson as he attempts to rescue Hilep, the wealthiest man in the Ultimate Universe, who has kidnapped himself. See what happens when you surgically remove your split personality? With a crime that has even UGH Tax Authority rendered apathetic, can Brick save the bazillionaire from his own clutches and restore illogical order to the universe?
Shook by Tony Angelo Shook by July 15, 2018 $0.99 1,560 words
A quiet man who follows the same pattern day after day may not mean he's boring. Perhaps he just enjoys the peace of knowing what happens next. Sometimes heroes are silent sentries - protecting the good and thwarting the bad. Which are you?
Kansas City Volcano by Raymond Laubert Kansas City Volcano by July 15, 2018 $2.99 53,470 words Sample 10%
Allen is a volcanologist and he works for the Geological Survey Agency. During his study of volcanoes he discovers that they may be linked to one another, so that when one erupts it could cause others to erupt as well. In addition, fracking in the Midwest has weaken the underground layer underneath Kansas City. Could this be Gods way of cleansing the earth?